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April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016
JAMDA
April 1, 2016

Innovative Assistive Health Technology (AHT) has the potential to improve the quality of life for people with dementia or their families. Although development is in its preliminary stages, research shows first promising results. Despite such progress, we are still to observe widespread integration of technology into communities. If society is to benefit from innovative AHT to assist people with dementia and their caregivers, we must deepen our understanding of the needs, barriers, and enablers of innovative AHT.

JAMDA
April 1, 2016

Existing studies have indicated that caring for a person with disabilities in a family could result in strong adverse impacts on the health of his or her spouse. However, little is known about the potential joint burden and interactive patterns in a family when both spouses are in poor health. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impacts of self and spousal health statuses on the physical and mental health outcomes of older people in Taiwan.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

Contact: AMDA Registrar

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

For the next several months, Caring for the Ages will feature a profile of a different AMDA committee. As a volunteer-driven organization, AMDA depends on and is indebted to those individuals who devote their time, talents, and energies to AMDA projects, programs, and publications. AMDA encourages its memebers to learn about the various committees and consider volunteering to serve on those that match their passion and experience.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

Transitional care interventions for patients discharged from skilled nursing facilities that are delayed even by a few days are unlikely to help lower rates of rehospitalization and adverse drug events, a pilot study conducted within a 265-physician practice found.

Caring for the Ages
April 1, 2016

Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, talks about the basics of accountable care organizations and what they mean to you or your elder loved ones.