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JAMDA
March 1, 2021
Falls and fractures cause significant morbidity in older adults, including functional decline and decreased quality of life. More than 1 out of 4 older people fall each year, and 1 out of 5 falls result in serious injury in the form of fractures or...
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
This case highlights the possible role of intra-articular steroid injection for pain control as a treatment option for behavioral changes in patients with dementia in long-term care (LTC) facility settings.
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
A study by the Office of Inspector General in the US Department of Health and Human Services found that approximately 22 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events while staying in skilled nursing homes; nearly 60 percent of those...
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
The week of Halloween, we evaluate a patient complaining of bugs crawling over her bed. Blinded from retinopathy, our patient calmly sits upright in the dark making quiet hums. You see her silhouette as she delicately plucks an insect off of her leg...
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
This Case highlights a challenging clinical scenario where both spouses in a long-time relationship developed Alzheimer’s dementia concurrently. Differing rates of disease progression of each spouse and coincidence with the worldwide COVID-19...
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
Nutritional risk increases with advanced age due to socioeconomic situations, medications, physical impairments, and overall diminished organ system reserves and weakened homeostatic controls. Social isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has...
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
Exogenous endophthalmitis is a rare complication of intravitreal injection which occurs a mean of 5 days postop.1 Failure to rapidly recognize this condition can result in decreased vision and permanent vision loss.
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
Foot drop, from spinal or peripheral nerve disorder, affects gait and can contribute to falls. One of its more frequently identified etiologies is common peroneal nerve compression, often near the fibular head or neck, where the nerve is...
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
A unique Case of a female patient with dual sensory impairment (DSI) who experienced prolonged hospitalization >1 month, and the challenges of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAMDA
March 1, 2021
Delirium in patients with COVID-19 can cause multiple adverse functional outcomes. However, the adverse cognitive effect in the elderly with dementia after surviving COVID-19 has not been widely described. We report a Case of a severe COVID-19...