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JAMDA
November 20, 2018

To examine the prospective relationship between vitamin D status and incident depression in a large cohort of nondepressed community-dwelling older people.

JAMDA
November 20, 2018

As a result of population aging, there is an increasing number of older adults with disabilities and comorbidities who have high healthcare utilization, especially the emergency department (ED).1 In comparison with their younger counterparts, older adults use the ED more frequently with a higher urgency, have longer durations of stay and more evaluations at the ED, are more likely to experience adverse health outcomes, to be hospitalized, to return to the ED if discharged, and to have less satisfaction regarding the ED care following discharge.

JAMDA
November 20, 2018

Less aggressive end-of-life (EOL) care has been observed when health care professionals discuss approaching EOL and preferences about life-sustaining treatments with nursing home (NH) residents or their families. We performed a comprehensive systematic review to evaluate the association between health care professionals–residents and health care professionals–family EOL conversations and EOL care outcomes.

JAMDA
November 17, 2018

We aimed to identify the best form of cognitive therapy among 3 main cognitive interventions of Alzheimer's disease (AD) including cognitive training (CT), cognitive stimulation (CS), and cognitive rehabilitation (CR).

Health Policy
November 16, 2018

The Society brought forward a resolution to expand the use of telemedicine in the nursing facility that passed at the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates’ (HoD) Interim Meeting in National Harbor, MD. Specifically, the resolution’s resolves stated:

RESOLVED: That our AMA advocate for removal of arbitrary limits on telemedicine visits by medical practitioners in nursing facilities and instead base them purely on medical necessity and collaborate with relevant national medical specialty societies to effect a change in...

JAMDA
November 16, 2018

To assess the influence of frailty on cognitive decline.

JAMDA
November 16, 2018

Patients with acquired brain injuries (ABIs) often need tracheostomy because of dysphagia. However, many of them may recover over time and be eventually decannulated during post-acute rehabilitation. We developed the Decannulation Prediction Tool (DecaPreT) to identify, early in the post-acute course, patients with ABIs who can be safely decannulated.

JAMDA
November 16, 2018

To determine whether environmental rearrangements of the long-term care nursing home can affect disruptive behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in residents with dementia.

Weekly Roundup
November 16, 2018

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If you want proof that the Society really is one family of professionals, look no further than Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, the first registrant for the 2019 annual conference. He achieved this distinction because he went online to confirm his travel dates so he could meet up with a friend at the meeting. While he was...

Health Policy
November 15, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2017 performance data for the Quality Payment Program. CMS announced the preliminary data earlier this year, and now has released additional data elements that show significant success and participation in both the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Advanced Alternative Payment Model tracks. For a complete breakdown of the 2017 performance data, see the ...