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JAMDA
November 28, 2018

Impairments in specific tasks that are necessary for independent living may identify future self-care limitations, and the use of time-varying covariates can better capture the fluidity in functional capacity trajectories over time. The purpose of this study was to determine the associations between individual instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) impairments and time to activities of daily living (ADL) disability for middle-aged and older adults in the United States.

JAMDA
November 28, 2018

Since the beginning of the last century, noncommunicable diseases have progressively replaced infectious diseases, emerging as the dominant health care burden. This epidemiologic transition, along with improvements in disease control, triggered an overflow of multimorbidity, which is defined as the co-occurrence of multiple diseases or conditions in a single individual. These changes have been posing serious problems to the health care systems still rooted in single disease–oriented care. The prevalence of multimorbidity is high and increases with age, affecting 60% to 90% of people aged...

JAMDA
November 28, 2018

Alcohol consumption is a common modifiable lifestyle factor. Alcohol may be a risk factor for frailty, however, there is limited evidence in the literature.

JAMDA
November 28, 2018

To investigate exercise effects on falls in people with dementia living in nursing homes, and whether effects were dependent on sex, dementia type, or improvement in balance. A further aim was to describe the occurrence of fall-related injuries.

JAMDA
November 28, 2018

Culture change (CC) initiatives, focused on improving life quality for older adults and supporting empowerment for direct care staff, have become increasingly normative in long-term care, and include key components of providing a home environment: individualized, person directed care; consistent staffing; and meaningful relationships.1 Although some nursing homes undertake individual CC components, there are comprehensive models that can be adopted. For example, the small house (SH) model in a skilled nursing home is a small intentional community of older adults who need nursing care and...

Spotlight
November 26, 2018

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Post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities increasingly are seeing patients with opioid addiction and other substance use disorders. Some are older adults—more like the traditional PALTC patients--and some are younger patients with various clinical needs and comorbidities. Yet, all share a need for focused care and...

Navigating PA/LTC
November 26, 2018

Executive Director Chris Laxton talks about the Society’s new telemedicine position paper and collaboration with the American Medical Association.

 

 

AMDA's telemedicine position paper

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JAMDA
November 21, 2018

Pressure injuries (PIs) are one of the most common types of complex wounds and impose a huge economic burden on the healthcare system and the patients. A plethora of topical treatments is widely available for PI treatment, yet there is a paucity of evidence with regard to the most effective treatment. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of various topical treatments and identify the best treatment choice(s) for PI healing.

JAMDA
November 21, 2018

Advance care planning (ACP) is a communicative process of defining preferences for future medical care. Conversation guides support professionals to conduct ACP conversations, yet insight into essential components is limited.

JAMDA
November 20, 2018

Several studies have suggested a possible relationship between atrial fibrillation (AF) and falls. However, whether the relationship depends on AF types is unclear. We investigated the relationship between sustaining AF and falls.