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October 5, 2015
When does an individual lose the right to consent to sexual relations? If doctors deem intimate contact inappropriate, how do caregivers in nursing homes and other community settings enforce no-contact rules? How can facilities support residents'...
November 3, 2015
Playing online games that exercise reasoning and memory skills could have major benefits for older people, a wide-scale study has found. Researchers at King's College London discovered that mental exercises, or "brain training", can improve people's...
Dementia, a disorder characterized by progressive decline in multiple areas of cognitive function, causes a range of cognitive, mood, behavioral, and functional impairments. Optimal management of dementia involves the entire interdisciplinary team,...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to develop a position statement to educate and guide physicians and the public regarding the apparent lack of benefit and potential burden of implementing artificial nutrition and hydration in...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy E12 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine collaborate with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to create educational tools and programs to promote the broad and appropriate implementation of...
Brian Richards, PsyD, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins and realized that the research track wasn’t for him. He found it much more compelling and meaningful to work directly with patients in a clinical capacity. Dr. Richards says...
A passion for quality improvement, a creative mind, and an innovative idea. These are the key ingredients in an AMDA Foundation Quality Improvement (QI) award winner. Just ask Marian McNamara, RN, MSN, 2014 award recipient for "Reduction of...
October 18, 2012
Columbia, MD –Oct. 18, 2012 — In October 2012, the National Quality Forum (NQF) Neurology Steering Committee recommended two nursing home measures submitted by AMDA be considered for endorsement. AMDA developed the two quality measures, titled...
March 11, 2013
Columbia, MD – AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is proud to announce the Board of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care nationwide, has approved two nursing...
May 21, 2013
Columbia, MD — In response to the ProPublica report, “ Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk ,” AMDA released the following statement: AMDA agrees that ongoing efforts to educate physicians and...