Study: Cognition and function decline at similar rates in dementia … There are 7 things doctors can do to improve care for older adults … FDA approves Illaris for gout after failed attempts … Up...
AMA offers tips for docs to integrate behavioral healthcare for seniors
Jul 26, 2023
Face-to-face encounters are better. Talk about changing health. These are a couple of recommendations the American Medical Association offered for primary care doctors in addressing behavioral health with...
Primary care clinicians on front lines of early Alzheimer’s care in rural U.S., study reveals
Aug 09, 2022
Primary care doctors and NPs, rather than specialists, are more likely to provide care for early-onset dementias in rural areas.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, June 29
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 29, 2022
HHS aims to strengthen primary care, seeks public input … Research focuses on diagnosing, lessening effects of Alzheimer’s disease … Mediterranean diet reduced frailty over 11 years, study finds...
Dementia screening in primary care does not increase anxiety, study finds
Jan 16, 2020
Can dementia screening harm a patient’s mental health? Not according to a study of diverse Indiana primary clinics.
Greater use of NPs boosts primary care
Sep 01, 2013
States with the fewest restrictions on nurse practitioners have two-and-a-half times more patients receiving primary care, per a new analysis.
How consistent CNA assignments will help residents
Feb 07, 2013
Consistent assignments for CNAs are discussed and implemented more frequently than they used to be. For the most part, research studies speak to the positive attributes of this model of care. From improved...
Specializing in diverting primary care
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Mar 19, 2012
A recent article in “Research Activities Report,” an AHRQ publication, was titled “Primary Care Coordination is More Difficult for Patients Who See Many Specialists.” The study...
CMS proposes depression screening for seniors
Jul 22, 2011
A new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal would screen more Medicare beneficiaries for depression, according to a recent memo.