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JAMDA
September 1, 2016

Clinicians commonly encounter dysphagia and constipation in a skilled nursing population. Increasing the viscosity of liquids, usually with a starch- or xanthan gum-based thickener, serves as a key intervention for patients with dysphagia. We report a newly identified and potentially dangerous interaction between polyethylene glycol 3350 laxative (PEG) and starch-thickened liquids. A patient requiring nectar-thickened liquids became constipated, and medical staff prescribed PEG for constipation.

JAMDA
September 1, 2016

What are normative values for hand grip strength (HGS) for elderly Singaporeans? Which elderly characteristics influence the normative values of HGS for elderly Singaporeans?

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

Terrence O’Malley, MD, CMD, a Massachusetts-based geriatrician and longtime Society member, has been named as the long-term care representative to the federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC). He was appointed by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

Chronic pain is no small problem for Americans of all ages, but it is a virtual epidemic is older individuals. Eric Tangalos, MD, CMD, professor at the Mayo Clinic and Society past-president, talks about the changing field of chronic pain management.

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

Patients discharged from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities are often transferred back within 30 days of admission to the skilled nursing facility, according to secondary analysis of data from the INTERACT quality improvement program, but root cause analyses by SNF employees of these transfers show that about one in five are preventable.

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

TORONTO — For patients with Alzheimer’s disease, early treatment may translate into lower health care costs and better survival, based on study results reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016.

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

CHICAGO — Dealing with disruptive behavior by staff and colleagues isn’t just about knowing what to do — it’s also about knowing what not to do.

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

TORONTO — A phase III trial of an anti-tau drug has posted negative topline results, conferring no cognitive or functional benefits when given in conjunction with standard-of-care Alzheimer’s disease medications.

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

Do any of your patients or the people you serve fit this profile?

Caring for the Ages
September 1, 2016

TORONTO — Researchers have described a behavioral syndrome that they say can be a forerunner of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, and created a tool for diagnosing it.