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April 4, 2020

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The Society has elected its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is President; Karl Steinberg, MD, HMCD, CMD, is President-Elect; and Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, was elected as Vice President. In addition, Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD, FACP, and...

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March 26, 2020

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AMDA On-The-Go podcast host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, started a recent program with a powerful story. He recalled that as co-leader of an Alzheimer’s support group years ago, he met someone who made a lasting impact on him. He said, “At one session, there was a...

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March 20, 2020

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AMDA is staying on top of the news and updates on COVID-19 and sharing them promptly with our members. Practitioners and their teams are frontline heroes in efforts to address this pandemic, and we want to ensure you have the guidance and support you need. Among the many resource...

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March 12, 2020

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“There is a lot of literature on the timing of palliative care, yet there is an ongoing lack of understanding of what palliative care is by patients, families, providers, post-acute care settings, and home health and community services,” Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, said at the start of the...

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March 5, 2020

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There are so many issues related to sexuality and intimacy in older adults—physiologic, psychological, emotional, social, ethical, and legal. “I think this is an important area that isn’t being addressed. According to the literature, only...

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February 27, 2020

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The general sessions at the AMDA Annual Conference always feature key experts, thought leaders, news makers, and others. They are often standing-room-only, and they offer new ideas, cutting-edge information, inspiration, and motivation. This year’s...

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February 20, 2020

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“As acuity in post-acute and long-term care has increased, we need to acknowledge all of the possibilities of what could be happening with a resident—especially when we get a call at 4 AM,” says Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD. Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a...

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February 13, 2020

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has required a working antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) in nursing homes for nearly two years. AMDA members and their facilities have long embraced efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship, and much progress has been made....

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February 6, 2020

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AMDA has launched a new learning platform to enable members and others seeking education, information, and resources to get what they want quicker, easier, and more accurately. APEX, our new Learning Management System (apex.paltc.org), provides a unified content and education...

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January 30, 2020

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It’s not unusual for AMDA to tackle challenging, even controversial, issues, so it’s not surprising that the organization took on the use of marijuana in nursing homes and developed a well-thought-out, researched position statement on the topic. A workgroup led by Jamyl Walker,...