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Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

ORLANDO, FL — When a 65-year-old frail long-term care resident was sent to the ED for the third time in 3 months for lower gastrointestinal bleeding, geriatrics fellow Scott Hanson, DO, was impelled to investigate.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

ORLANDO, FL — In a health care world where hospital stays and readmission can cost both acute and PALTC facilities dearly, PALTC practitioners may have the recipe for safe, high-quality, cost-effective care.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

ORLANDO, FL — Leadership, passion, and vision are not uncommon qualities possessed by PALTC practitioners. Each year, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine honors the best of the best with three awards: Medical Director of the Year, William Dodd Founder’s Award, and James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education. These are presented during the Society’s Annual Conference.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has approved pimavanserin for the indication of hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis in Parkinson’s disease.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Patients with rosacea, particularly those older than 60, have an increased risk of being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to Alexander Egeberg, MD, PhD, and his associates. Their findings are published in the Annals of Neurology.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Dear Dr. Jeff:

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Antibiotic use may drive Clostridium difficile transmission within long-term care facilities, according to the results of a recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

Screening asymptomatic patients admitted through the ED for occult Clostridium difficile infection, then isolating those found to be carriers throughout their hospital stay, substantially reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired C. difficile infection in a tertiary acute-care hospital, according to a report published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

AMSTERDAM — Clostridium difficile infections are a major driver of death and nursing home placement in Americans older than 65, according to research presented at a major international conference on infectious diseases.

Caring for the Ages
June 1, 2016

VANCOUVER — An extended-release amantadine formulation reduced levodopa-induced dyskinesia in a phase III Parkinson’s disease trial from the drug’s developer, Adamas Pharmaceuticals.