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September 1, 2017
September 1, 2017
September 1, 2017

Over the past decade, JAMDA has had strong growth in its impact factor (Figure 1). In 2016, it was ranked fourth among all journals in geriatrics and gerontology with an impact factor of 5.775 (Table 1). It also had a 5-year impact factor of 5.449 and an immediacy index of 1.381.

September 1, 2017

To capture the wide-reaching effects of whole person care, patient-reported outcomes in older populations require a multidimensional approach. However, in time-constrained healthcare settings, a brief instrument is essential. The Older Persons and Informal Caregivers Survey Minimum Data Set (TOPICS-MDS, topics-mds.eu) was developed in The...

September 1, 2017

The prevalence of fecal incontinence (FI) in care homes is estimated to range from 30% to 50%. There is limited evidence of what is effective in the reduction and management of FI in care homes. Using realist synthesis, 6 potential program theories of what should work were identified. These addressed clinician-led support, assessment, and...

September 1, 2017

When post-acute and long-term care practitioners get together, they can accomplish great things. That can be a challenge when you live in Hawaii, where you might be hundreds of miles from colleagues. However, Aida Wen, MD, CMD, Hawaii Medical Directors Association president, has found a way to unite colleagues for education, information...

September 1, 2017

Digoxin has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization and readmission in patients with heart failure and is approved for that purpose by the Food and Drug Administration, but this association is not seen among nursing home residents, results of a new study show.

September 1, 2017

David Smith, MD, CMD, president of Geriatric Consultants of Central Texas in Brownwood, TX, talks about how to stay safe and under what conditions a facility evacuates residents or keeps them there.

September 1, 2017

Pamela Phillips and George Mayes, residents of FutureCare Cold Spring in Baltimore, tied the knot at the facility on June 16, 2016. Pam has been a resident of the facility for the past 3 years, and George has lived there for 6 years. They both suffer from multiple chronic illnesses that affect their mobility, and George is also blind.

September 1, 2017

Pain and depression are strongly related in dementia regardless of analgesic or antidepressant use, a large, prospective Norwegian study has shown.