This database contains 38 studies, archived under the term: "Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society"
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A practice-based intervention to improve primary care for falls, urinary incontinence, and dementia
Objectives: To determine whether a practice-based intervention can improve care for falls, urinary incontinence, and cognitive impairment.; Design: Controlled trial.; Setting: Two community medical groups.; Participants: Community-dwelling patients (357 at intervention sites and 287 at control sites) aged 75 and older identified as having difficulty with falls, incontinence, or cognitive impairment.; Intervention: Intervention and control […]
Survival of community-dwelling older people: the effect of cognitive impairment and social engagement
Objectives: To examine the association and interaction between cognitive impairment and social support and mortality.; Design: Prospective cohort study.; Setting: Fifty-three family practices in the United Kingdom.; Participants: Community-dwelling people (aged > or =75) participating in the Medical Research Council Trial of the Assessment and Management of Older People in the Community (10,720 individual subjects […]
Vascular care in patients with Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular lesions-a randomized clinical trial
Objectives: To investigate whether vascular care slows dementia progression in patients with Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular lesions on neuroimaging.; Design: Multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial with 2-year follow-up.; Setting: Neurological and geriatric outpatient clinics in 10 Dutch hospitals: three academic, five teaching, and two midsize community hospitals.; Participants: One hundred thirty community-dwelling patients with mild […]
Nursing home resident outcomes from the Res-Care intervention
Objectives: To test the effectiveness of a restorative care (Res-Care) intervention on function, muscle strength, contractures, and quality of life of nursing home residents, with secondary aims focused on strengthening self-efficacy and outcome expectations.; Design: A randomized controlled repeated-measure design was used, and generalized estimating equations were used to evaluate status at baseline and 4 […]
Hospice use and outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
Objectives: To identify characteristics of nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia and their healthcare proxies (HCPs) associated with hospice referral and to examine the association between hospice use and the treatment of pain and dyspnea and unmet needs during the last 7 days of life.; Design: Prospective cohort study.; Setting: Twenty-two Boston-area NHs.; Participants: […]
Cued recall and other cognitive tasks to facilitate dementia recognition in primary care
Objectives: To compare the accuracy of commonly used tasks with that of the Visual Association Test (VAT), a conceptually different test involving cued recall of pictorial stimuli, in the recognition of dementia within primary care.; Design: A cross-sectional diagnostic study of concurrent validity.; Setting: Twenty-nine German primary care practices.; Participants: Four hundred twenty-three individuals in […]
Quality of life in nursing home residents with advanced dementia
Objectives: To examine quality of life (QOL) in nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia and identify correlates of QOL near the end of life.; Design: Cross-sectional data derived from NH records, interviews with residents’ surrogate decision-makers, QOL ratings by NH caregivers, and assessment of residents’ cognitive function.; Setting: Three NHs in Maryland.; Participants: A […]