Journal of the American Geriatrics society highlights 'ABCDs' of COVID-19 for older adults

March 27, 2020

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) this week rushed to publication a special article describing critical points for combatting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for older adults and those in long-term care.

The article offers a summary of current information and evidence, noting the imperative for understanding and acting upon the "ABCDs" of the COVID-19 crisis:"All aspects of life have changed dramatically for now," note the authors: Heather D'Adamo, MD; Thomas Yoshikawa, MD; and Joseph G. Ouslander, MD. "The groups most susceptible to COVID-19 are older adults and those with chronic underlying chronic medical disorders...In this article, we provide information, insights, and recommended approaches to COVID-19 in the long-term facility setting."

The article is available to all for free at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.16445. Researchers, clinicians, and the public can also track COVID-19-related research published in JAGS by visiting https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/doSearch?AllField=COVID-19&SeriesKey=15325415.

JAGS also is soliciting articles related to COVID-19 for rapid review and publication. These articles, which can be anything from reflections to original research, can be submitted by visiting https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15325415.
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About the American Geriatrics Society

Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals that has--for 75 years--worked to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Its nearly 6,000 members include geriatricians, geriatric nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy. For more information, visit AmericanGeriatrics.org.

About the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Included in more than 9,000 library collections around the world, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) highlights emerging insights on principles of aging, approaches to older patients, geriatric syndromes, geriatric psychiatry, and geriatric diseases and disorders. First published in 1953, JAGS is now one of the oldest and most impactful publications on gerontology and geriatrics, according to ISI Journal Citation Reports®. Visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15325415 for more details.

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