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Annals of Long-Term Care
By Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC “Michael, you look great!” were the words out of the mouth from my dear friend from Israel who came over to see me after hearing that I was very ill and receiving palliative care. My e-mail address had been changed when I resigned from my staff position and the “…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist Dementia is a difficult thing to deal with. Many people across the world suffer from some form of dementia, with Alzheimer disease being the most common. As a dementia specialist, I have seen how people can struggle when suffering with dementia.…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould Briana Mezuk, PhD, University of Michigan School of Public Health, shares insights on what LTC staff can do to lower the risk of suicide among residents.   Tell us a little about yourself and your research interests. I've always been interested in mental health and the nature of…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, general internist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, discusses why medically tailored meals can be a valuable intervention for older adults and highlights how these meals impact admission rates into skilled nursing…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould Laura Mosqueda, MD, professor of family medicine in geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, highlights current rates of elder abuse cases and explains how long-term care facilities can identify and prevent future instances of abuse. Please tell us a little bit about…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John DenBoer, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist and founder of SMART Brain Aging Inc. Often times I hear about misconceptions surrounding dementia. This is one of the things I tend to struggle with most, educating the population about dementia. I have come to find that not only do people not…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Staffing, including the number of staff and the adequacy of the education of nursing home (NH) personnel, is a vital factor in the delivery of quality care to residents. Since 1987, a provision in the federal regulations removed a long-term care (LTC) facility’s ability to provide nurse aide…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn’t get the same attention that’s devoted to childhood. And the special characteristics of people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond are poorly understood. Medicine reflects this narrow-…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By John DenBoer, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment and detection of early-stage dementia, and Founder of SMART Brain Aging, Inc. Not many people fully understand dementia. Being a clinical neuropsychologist, the thing I see the most is the many misconceptions…
Annals of Long-Term Care
By Julie Gould Lindsay Farrer, PhD, chief of Biomedical Genetics at Boston University Medical School, discusses knowledge gaps that exist between the use of genes and identifying Alzheimer disease. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your research interests. Sure. I am a medical…
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