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May 21, 2019

Flu Resources for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings:

Guidance for Developing an Influenza Vaccination Requirement Policy for HCP in LTCF
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and information for leadership and administrators of long-term care facilities (LTCFs) who have made the decision to develop an Influenza...

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May 21, 2019

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AMDA On-The-Go host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, started his May 13 podcast with a brief history of the Society’s Certified Medical Director (CMD) designation. “The vision was that a certified medical director would maintain the highest quality of care in the post-acute and long-term care population,” he said. He...

Weekly Roundup
May 19, 2019

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AMDA On-The-Go podcast host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, asked some tough questions at the beginning of his April 29 show on Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care Facilities. Specifically, “In the ever-swinging pendulum of health care, where...

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

To describe the treatment of hypertension in people with dementia and collate evidence on adverse health events whilst on treatment.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

Nonpharmacologic therapies are often recommended as a first-line treatment for orthostatic hypotension (OH). However, the true effect of nonpharmacologic therapy remains unclear, particularly in the older population. We undertook a systematic review evaluating the efficacy of nonpharmacologic interventions in older people with OH to provide evidence-based recommendations.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

On October 13, 2018, an 86-year-old Japanese man named Hiromu Inada, finished the Ironman Triathlon World Championship (Hawaii) in 16 hours 54 minutes. The Ironman triathlon is the paradigm of grueling endurance races, with its 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle, and 26.2-mile marathon all rolled into 1 event held under extreme heat, humidity, and wind conditions. And yet this is just 1 of the many feats accomplished worldwide by the so-called oldest-old (those aged ≥85 years) in both endurance and more “power”-oriented sports (Figure 1).

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

Both insomnia and malnutrition are quite common and can cause similar negative consequences, such as falls, depression, and cognitive impairment in older adults, but there is no study investigating the relationship between the 2. The aims were to investigate relationships between insomnia/insomnia severity and Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) score and serum nutrient levels.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

To estimate the attributable fraction of nursing home placement associated with cognitive impairment, neuropsychiatric symptoms, behavioral disorders, functional limitations, and caregiver burden.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

Previous studies have shown large heterogeneity in the progression of dementia, both within and between patients. This heterogeneity offers an opportunity to limit the global and individual burden of dementia through the identification of factors associated with slow disease progression in dementia. We explored the heterogeneity in dementia progression to detect disease, patient, and social context factors related to slow progression.

JAMDA
May 17, 2019

To evaluate whether STOPP/START v2 potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs) are associated with 6-month mortality and unplanned hospitalization in hospital-discharged older patients.