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August 18, 2017

Thursday, September 7 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

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During this call, learn about the new Facility Assessment Tool to help identify and develop the specific assessment of your facility. Also, find out about frequently asked questions...

August 14, 2017

The number of older adults residing in assisted living communities is increasing. Despite the benefits of physical activity (PA) on physical and cognitive capacities, and the opportunities for being active offered in these living environments, this population is highly sedentary and more at risk of physical decline. This study aimed to assess...

August 11, 2017

As a part of its ongoing effort to help clinicians participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP), the American Medical Association has released a new customizable resource, the MIPS Action Plan, to help physicians think strategically about how to successfully implement...

August 11, 2017

Antipsychotic prescribing is prevalent in nursing homes for the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), despite the known risks and limited effectiveness. Many studies have attempted to understand this continuing phenomenon, using qualitative research methods, and have generated varied and sometimes conflicting...

August 11, 2017

Alzheimer disease (AD) is the major cause of dependency and disability in the elderly. Numerous studies have sought to achieve its prevention and/or management examining a role for modifiable risk factors, such as nutrition. This work aims to investigate the effects of food and/or nutrients in the management of AD at different stages.

August 10, 2017

The Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) announced a new initiative to reduce regulatory burden in the health care system. The Committee is working with physicians, nurses, clinicians, and other health care professionals, and will identify opportunities to reduce legislative and regulatory burdens on Medicare providers...

August 10, 2017

Protein-rich supplements are used widely to prevent and manage malnutrition in older adults. We previously showed that 30 g whey protein ingestion, 3 hours before a buffet meal, suppressed energy intake in young, but not in older men. Information about the impact of the timing of ingestion of protein drinks on the suppression of energy intake...