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JAMDA
December 1, 2018

A 2-year cluster randomized trial of Mouth Care Without a Battle (MCWB) was conducted in nursing homes (NHs) to determine if recommended mouth care practices provided by NH staff could improve residents' oral hygiene and denture outcomes.

JAMDA
December 1, 2018

To determine whether an intervention based on education and professional support to nursing home (NH) staff would decrease the number of residents with a pain complaint, and to determine whether the intervention would improve pain management.

JAMDA
December 1, 2018

An educational program to enhance communication in nursing home dementia care increased person-centered communication by staff and resulted in reduced resident behavioral symptoms measured as resistiveness to care. The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate effects on resident antipsychotic medication use in participating nursing homes. The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care set a goal of reducing antipsychotic medications in nursing homes by 15% during the study period.

JAMDA
December 1, 2018

In their recent editorial in JAMDA, Essuman et al1 address an issue that is only starting to emerge in Africa, namely the management of older persons in long-term care facilities. There are several reasons for this. From a societal perspective, the old African saying “When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground” seems to have become obsolete. Indeed, the older members of African society are progressively losing their central role as sages, protectors of tradition, and guarantors of the passing down of culture from generation to generation.

JAMDA
December 1, 2018

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic progressive neurologic disorder involving degeneration of the dopaminergic system. Its clinical manifestations include motor and nonmotor symptoms. Several nonpharmacologic therapies, such as music therapy (MT), have recently been developed in order to improve the clinical manifestations of this disease. The aim of this narrative literature review is to analyze the scientific evidence for the therapeutic effects of music in PD.

JAMDA
December 1, 2018

To determine the prevalence of social frailty and its relation to incident disability and mortality in community-dwelling Japanese older adults.

Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2018

All of us practicing post-acute and long-term care medicine are confronted with a lot of information and data. But it is up to us, using everything we know, see, and feel, to make decisions about patient care. Our job is to think both broadly and specifically about what is needed for the optimal well-being of the person whose care is entrusted to us. At the end, salient facts and impressions are key to the decisions we make.

Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2018
Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2018

Registration is now open for AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 2019 Annual Conference, set for March 7-10 in Atlanta, GA. Many practitioners, such as Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, have already signed up. As Dr. Saidi, the conference’s first registrant, said, “I’ve been attending the annual conference for over 10 years. It’s the only place I can get relevant, up-to-date information in the post-acute and long-term care space. There’s always something interesting happening, always something out of the box and innovative.

Caring for the Ages
December 1, 2018

Staff training can lead to improved oral hygiene and denture care among nursing home residents, a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found.