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April 23, 2020

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“If, as a physician, I want to recommend something for an older adult I serve, I want to ensure that what I’m recommending will work and that it is evidence-based. Then, I want to make sure that it is happening. If it is not going to happen, I shouldn’t recommend it,” says Charles...

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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 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....