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Supporting breast cancer screening decisions for caregivers of older women with dementia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Fowler NR, Schonberg MA, Sachs GA, Schwartz PH, Gao S, Lane KA, Inger L, Torke AM.

Trials. 2018 Dec 12;19(1):678. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-3039-z.


Triggered Palliative Care for Late-Stage Dementia: A Pilot Randomized Trial.

Hanson LC, Kistler CE, Lavin K, Gabriel SL, Ernecoff NC, Lin FC, Sachs GA, Mitchell SL.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan;57(1):10-19. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.10.494. Epub 2018 Oct 18.


Patient characteristics associated with screening positive for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

Fowler NR, Perkins AJ, Gao S, Sachs GA, Uebelhor AK, Boustani MA.

Clin Interv Aging. 2018 Sep 17;13:1779-1785. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S164957. eCollection 2018.


Do Patients With Advanced Cancer Have the Ability to Make Informed Decisions for Participation in Phase I Clinical Trials?

Hlubocky FJ, Sachs GA, Larson ER, Nimeiri HS, Cella D, Wroblewski KE, Ratain MJ, Peppercorn JM, Daugherty CK.

J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug 20;36(24):2483-2491. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2017.73.3592. Epub 2018 Jul 9.


Use of the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment Program in Indiana Nursing Homes.

Hickman SE, Sudore RL, Sachs GA, Torke AM, Myers AL, Tang Q, Bakoyannis G, Hammes BJ.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Jul;66(6):1096-1100. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15338. Epub 2018 Mar 22.


The Complexity of Determining Whether a Nursing Home Transfer Is Avoidable at Time of Transfer.

Unroe KT, Carnahan JL, Hickman SE, Sachs GA, Hass Z, Arling G.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 May;66(5):895-901. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15286. Epub 2018 Feb 13.


Communication Quality Predicts Psychological Well-Being and Satisfaction in Family Surrogates of Hospitalized Older Adults: An Observational Study.

Torke AM, Callahan CM, Sachs GA, Wocial LD, Helft PR, Monahan PO, Slaven JE, Montz K, Burke ES, Inger L.

J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Mar;33(3):298-304. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4222-8. Epub 2017 Nov 28.


Meaningful Deprescribing in the Nursing Home.

Holmes HM, Sachs GA.

Ann Intern Med. 2017 Nov 7;167(9):671-672. doi: 10.7326/M17-2268. Epub 2017 Oct 10. No abstract available.


The Importance of Palliative Care for Dementia.

Irwin SA, Shega JW, Sachs GA.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Feb;26(2):235-237. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.08.010. Epub 2017 Aug 26. No abstract available.


The Family Navigator: A Pilot Intervention to Support Intensive Care Unit Family Surrogates.

Torke AM, Wocial LD, Johns SA, Sachs GA, Callahan CM, Bosslet GT, Slaven JE, Perkins SM, Hickman SE, Montz K, Burke ES.

Am J Crit Care. 2016 Nov;25(6):498-507.


The Quality of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions: A Pilot Study.

Hickman SE, Hammes BJ, Torke AM, Sudore RL, Sachs GA.

J Palliat Med. 2017 Feb;20(2):155-162. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0059. Epub 2016 Nov 1.


Validation of the Family Inpatient Communication Survey.

Torke AM, Monahan P, Callahan CM, Helft PR, Sachs GA, Wocial LD, Slaven JE, Montz K, Inger L, Burke ES.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jan;53(1):96-108.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.08.010. Epub 2016 Oct 5.


An Interim Analysis of an Advance Care Planning Intervention in the Nursing Home Setting.

Hickman SE, Unroe KT, Ersek MT, Buente B, Nazir A, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov;64(11):2385-2392. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14463. Epub 2016 Sep 27.


Effect of Hospice Use on Costs of Care for Long-Stay Nursing Home Decedents.

Unroe KT, Sachs GA, Dennis ME, Hickman SE, Stump TE, Tu W, Callahan CM.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Apr;64(4):723-30. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14070. Epub 2016 Apr 5.


The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, andImproving Symptoms:Transforming Institutional Care approach: preliminary data from the implementation of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing facility demonstration project.

Unroe KT, Nazir A, Holtz LR, Maurer H, Miller E, Hickman SE, La Mantia MA, Bennett M, Arling G, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jan;63(1):165-9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13141. Epub 2014 Dec 23.


Hospice use among nursing home and non-nursing home patients.

Unroe KT, Sachs GA, Dennis ME, Hickman SE, Stump TE, Tu W, Callahan CM.

J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Feb;30(2):193-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-3080-x. Epub 2014 Nov 6.


Wishard Volunteer Advocates Program: an intervention for at-risk, incapacitated, unbefriended adults.

Bandy R, Sachs GA, Montz K, Inger L, Bandy RW, Torke AM.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Nov;62(11):2171-9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13096. Epub 2014 Oct 30.


Improving prescribing practices late in life: a task for all clinicians, not just nursing home physicians.

Sachs GA.

JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Nov;174(11):1771-2. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3277. No abstract available.


The Indiana University Cognitive Health Outcomes Investigation of the Comparative Effectiveness of dementia screening (CHOICE) study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Fowler NR, Harrawood A, Frame A, Perkins AJ, Gao S, Callahan CM, Sachs GA, French DD, Boustani MA.

Trials. 2014 Jun 6;15:209. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-209.


Redesigning systems of care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease.

Callahan CM, Sachs GA, Lamantia MA, Unroe KT, Arling G, Boustani MA.

Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Apr;33(4):626-32. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1260. Review.


Scope and outcomes of surrogate decision making among hospitalized older adults.

Torke AM, Sachs GA, Helft PR, Montz K, Hui SL, Slaven JE, Callahan CM.

JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Mar;174(3):370-7. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13315.


Caregiver perspectives on cancer screening for persons with dementia: "why put them through it?".

Torke AM, Schwartz PH, Holtz LR, Montz K, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Aug;61(8):1309-14. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12359. Epub 2013 Jul 18.


Older adults and forgoing cancer screening: "I think it would be strange".

Torke AM, Schwartz PH, Holtz LR, Montz K, Sachs GA.

JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8;173(7):526-31. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2903.


Hospice use among nursing home patients.

Unroe KT, Sachs GA, Hickman SE, Stump TE, Tu W, Callahan CM.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Apr;14(4):254-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2012.10.006. Epub 2012 Nov 20.


Communicating with clinicians: the experiences of surrogate decision-makers for hospitalized older adults.

Torke AM, Petronio S, Purnell CE, Sachs GA, Helft PR, Callahan CM.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Aug;60(8):1401-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04086.x. Epub 2012 Aug 6.


Effect of patient perceptions on dementia screening in primary care.

Fowler NR, Boustani MA, Frame A, Perkins AJ, Monahan P, Gao S, Sachs GA, Hendrie HC.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jun;60(6):1037-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.03991.x.


Advanced dementia: state of the art and priorities for the next decade.

Mitchell SL, Black BS, Ersek M, Hanson LC, Miller SC, Sachs GA, Teno JM, Morrison RS.

Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jan 3;156(1 Pt 1):45-51. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-1-201201030-00008.


The symptom experience of community-dwelling persons with dementia: self and caregiver report and comparison with standardized symptom assessment measures.

Murray TM, Sachs GA, Stocking C, Shega JW.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Apr;20(4):298-305. doi: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e318235b758.


Cognitive impairment: an independent predictor of excess mortality: a cohort study.

Sachs GA, Carter R, Holtz LR, Smith F, Stump TE, Tu W, Callahan CM.

Ann Intern Med. 2011 Sep 6;155(5):300-8. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-155-5-201109060-00007.


A conceptual model of the role of communication in surrogate decision making for hospitalized adults.

Torke AM, Petronio S, Sachs GA, Helft PR, Purnell C.

Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Apr;87(1):54-61. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.07.027. Epub 2011 Sep 1.


Patient-related factors associated with hospital discharge to a care facility after critical illness.

Gehlbach BK, Salamanca VR, Levitt JE, Sachs GA, Sweeney MK, Pohlman AS, Charbeneau J, Krishnan JA, Hall JB.

Am J Crit Care. 2011 Sep;20(5):378-86. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2011827.


Timing of do-not-resuscitate orders for hospitalized older adults who require a surrogate decision-maker.

Torke AM, Sachs GA, Helft PR, Petronio S, Purnell C, Hui S, Callahan CM.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul;59(7):1326-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03480.x. Epub 2011 Jul 7.


Caregiver and noncaregiver attitudes toward dementia screening.

Boustani MA, Justiss MD, Frame A, Austrom MG, Perkins AJ, Cai X, Sachs GA, Torke AM, Monahan P, Hendrie HC.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Apr;59(4):681-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03327.x. Epub 2011 Mar 25.


Implementing innovative models of dementia care: The Healthy Aging Brain Center.

Boustani MA, Sachs GA, Alder CA, Munger S, Schubert CC, Guerriero Austrom M, Hake AM, Unverzagt FW, Farlow M, Matthews BR, Perkins AJ, Beck RA, Callahan CM.

Aging Ment Health. 2011 Jan;15(1):13-22. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2010.496445.


Palliative care for patients with dementia: a national survey.

Torke AM, Holtz LR, Hui S, Castelluccio P, Connor S, Eaton MA, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Nov;58(11):2114-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03141.x.


Daily medication use in nursing home residents with advanced dementia.

Tjia J, Rothman MR, Kiely DK, Shaffer ML, Holmes HM, Sachs GA, Mitchell SL.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 May;58(5):880-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02819.x. Epub 2010 Apr 14.


Physician referral decisions for older chronic kidney disease patients: a pilot study of geriatricians, internists, and nephrologists.

Campbell KH, Sachs GA, Hemmerich JA, Smith SG, Stankus N, Dale W.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Feb;58(2):392-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02694.x. No abstract available.


Dying from dementia.

Sachs GA.

N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 15;361(16):1595-6. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe0905988. No abstract available.


Prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria isolated from older versus younger hospitalized adults: results of a two-centre study.

Weber SG, Miller RR, Perencevich EN, Tolentino J, Meltzer D, Pitrak D, McGregor JC, Sachs GA, Harris AD, Furuno JP.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Dec;64(6):1291-8. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkp349. Epub 2009 Sep 24.


Integrating care for older adults with cognitive impairment.

Callahan CM, Boustani M, Sachs GA, Hendrie HC.

Curr Alzheimer Res. 2009 Aug;6(4):368-74. Review.


Relationship between quality of care and functional decline in hospitalized vulnerable elders.

Arora VM, Plein C, Chen S, Siddique J, Sachs GA, Meltzer DO.

Med Care. 2009 Aug;47(8):895-901. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181a7e3ec.


Variable judgments of decisional capacity in cognitively impaired research subjects.

Stocking CB, Hougham GW, Danner DD, Patterson MB, Whitehouse PJ, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Oct;56(10):1893-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01922.x.


Self-neglect and resistance to intervention: ethical challenges for clinicians.

Torke AM, Sachs GA.

J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov;23(11):1926-7. doi: 10.1007/s11606-008-0807-6. No abstract available.


What correlates with the intention to be tested for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in healthy older adults?

Dale W, Hemmerich J, Hill EK, Hougham GW, Sachs GA.

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2008 Apr-Jun;22(2):144-52. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0b013e318161103c.


Integrating palliative medicine into the care of persons with advanced dementia: identifying appropriate medication use.

Holmes HM, Sachs GA, Shega JW, Hougham GW, Cox Hayley D, Dale W.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jul;56(7):1306-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.01741.x. Epub 2008 May 12.


Patients dying with dementia: experience at the end of life and impact of hospice care.

Shega JW, Hougham GW, Stocking CB, Cox-Hayley D, Sachs GA.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 May;35(5):499-507. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.06.011. Epub 2008 Feb 8.


Dementia, diagnostic disclosure, and self-reported health status.

Campbell KH, Stocking CB, Hougham GW, Whitehouse PJ, Danner DD, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Feb;56(2):296-300. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2007.01551.x. Epub 2007 Dec 24.


Older adults and chronic kidney disease decision making by primary care physicians: a scholarly review and research agenda.

Campbell KH, Dale W, Stankus N, Sachs GA.

J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Mar;23(3):329-36. doi: 10.1007/s11606-007-0492-x. Epub 2008 Jan 3. Review.


Using assessing care of vulnerable elders quality indicators to measure quality of hospital care for vulnerable elders.

Arora VM, Johnson M, Olson J, Podrazik PM, Levine S, Dubeau CE, Sachs GA, Meltzer DO.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Nov;55(11):1705-11.


Empirical assessment of a research advance directive for persons with dementia and their proxies.

Stocking CB, Hougham GW, Danner DD, Patterson MB, Whitehouse PJ, Sachs GA.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Oct;55(10):1609-12. Epub 2007 Aug 21.


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