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JAMDA
February 23, 2015

Burdensome symptoms frequently develop as part of the dementia trajectory and influence quality of life. We explore the course of symptoms and their treatment during nursing home stay to help target adequate symptom management.

JAMDA
February 21, 2015

We read with interest the results of the Study of Mental and Resistance Training (SMART)1 comparing 2 interventions: progressive resistance training (PRT) and cognitive training (CT), either in isolation or combination, in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). SMART investigates the effects of combining these 2 distinct training paradigms2 using a randomized, double-blind, double-sham controlled method [randomized controlled trial (RCT)]. As cognitive enhancers are ineffective and potentially harmful in MCI,3 nonpharmaceutical approaches are increasingly being considered as a...

JAMDA
February 21, 2015

Assisted living (AL) is an increasingly used residential option for older adults with dementia; however, lower staffing rates and service availability raise concerns that such residents may be at increased risk for adverse outcomes. Our objectives were to determine the incidence of hospitalization over 1 year for dementia residents of designated AL (DAL) facilities, compared with long-term care (LTC) facilities, and identify resident- and facility-level predictors of hospitalization among DAL residents.

JAMDA
February 18, 2015

Older people who have been recently discharged from hospital are at increased risk of falls and deterioration in physical functioning.

JAMDA
February 18, 2015

To examine costs and effects of care based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) provided by an ambulatory geriatric care unit (AGU) in addition to usual care.

JAMDA
February 14, 2015

Many nursing home residents have cognitive impairment that affects their decision making. In order to identify potential markers of impaired decision making, we investigated the association between a range of nursing home resident characteristics and impaired decision making in a population-based sample.

JAMDA
February 14, 2015

Depression in later life poses a grave challenge for the aging countries. The reported key risk factors include social disengagement, but the lack of social companionship during mealtimes, namely eating alone, has not been examined extensively, especially in relation to living arrangement. Past studies on changes along geriatric trajectories in the association between social engagement and depression also remain inadequate. This study aims to examine the association between social engagement and depressive symptoms with a particular focus on eating alone and how the association changes...

JAMDA
February 10, 2015

Increasing demands in long-term care for older people and a decrease in workforce availability can be expected in the future. These developments challenge the sustainability and quality of long-term care for older people. To address these challenges, long-term care organizations are forced to innovate. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of potential labor-saving and quality-improving innovations long-term care organizations are working on and to assess the self-reported extent of effectiveness.

JAMDA
February 3, 2015

To examine the completeness of the activities of daily living (ADL) items on admission and discharge assessments and the improvement in ADL performance among short-stay residents in the newly adopted Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0.