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October 10, 2019

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When practitioners look in the mirror, a growing number see themselves as agents of positive change; but they may not self-identify as leaders. “Leaders arise in all kinds of circumstances, and people can harness things in themselves to be leaders,” says Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD. On...

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October 3, 2019

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“I fear that this focus on older adult oral health may come as a surprise to medical providers and even geriatricians in the trenches of care,” said Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, at the start of the September 16 AMDA On-The-Go podcast. He then led a conversation...

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September 26, 2019

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When David Smith, MD, CMD, received the 2019 William Dodd Founder’s Award at the Society’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA, earlier this year, it was a “career-capping event.” Afterwards, Society members—newcomers and veterans alike—approached him with congratulations....

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September 19, 2019

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When the Society’s Board of Directors headed to Washington, DC, for Hill Day on September 5, a photo of the group captured the event perfectly. The smiling team exuded enthusiasm, energy, and confidence.

When Society President Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD,...

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September 12, 2019

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When Joseph Mwesige, MD, MPH, CMD first heard about the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine’s Futures Program in 2016, he knew he wanted to participate. However, without the scholarship he received, his attendance wouldn’t have been possible, which...

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September 5, 2019

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Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would significantly revise the regulation regarding Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs and the facility-based Quality Assurance and...

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August 29, 2019

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Assisting living (AL) is a true force in senior care, but it looks very different from the social model it started as 30-some years ago. Today, there are nearly 29,000 AL facilities in the country, with over half of their residents aged 85 or older. Most AL facilities...

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August 21, 2019

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It is essential for practitioners to familiarize themselves with the 2017 Guidelines for the...

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August 15, 2019

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Delirium takes its toll, costing the health care system billions of dollars each year; and the condition is associated with increased morbidity, functional decline, nursing time, and caregiver burden, as well as higher hospital costs and longer lengths of...

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August 6, 2019

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When she was young, Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, wanted to be an astronaut. Fortunately for her many patients and colleagues, she decided to pursue medicine after watching a news story about leprosy. And she’s never looked back, receiving the Society’s...