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April 8, 2016

"No one can do it all for elderly patients in any setting. We need a team that can collaborate, share information, and use their specialized skills and knowledge so that we can provide the best possible care,” says Linda J. Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, gerontological nurse practitioner at Michigan State University College of Nursing. She has enjoyed many successful, satisfying working relationships with physicians in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting; and she was pleased to have the opportunity to work on AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Clinical...

Clinical Alerts
April 8, 2016

AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Patient

ISSUE: FDA is requiring labeling changes regarding the recommendations for metformin-containing medicines for diabetes to expand metformin's use in certain patients with reduced kidney function. The current labeling strongly recommends against use of metformin in some patients whose kidneys do not work normally. FDA was asked to review numerous medical studies regarding the safety of metformin use in patients with mild to moderate impairment in kidney function, and to change the measure of...

JAMDA
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.