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Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie

Kerstin Hämel, Gundula Röhnsch
BACKGROUND: Even when they are in need of care, old people prefer to stay in their community. An appropriate design of nonresidential and residential care services close to people's home is crucial for supporting them. In the model project "Pflege stationär-Weiterdenken!" (Nursing home care-think ahead!) nursing homes offer extended services to old people in the community. This includes integrated day care (ITP), which entails day guests spending the day with residents of the facilities...
December 14, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Christina Theurer, Lena Burgsmüller, Gabriele Wilz
BACKGROUND: In view of the demographic changes and the associated increasing need for care, the role of caregiving sons will also become more important; however, little is known about the caregiving experiences of sons. OBJECTIVE: Potential differences between caregiving sons and daughters were investigated with respect to the style of caregiving, the feeling of stress and burden and the utilization of support offers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Baseline survey data from the interventional study Tele...
December 5, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Gabriele Röhrig
Anemia in the aged is still often an underestimated clinical problem; however, in recent years increasing research on this topic has permitted deeper insights, allowing a differentiated approach to anemia in the aged. Meanwhile, multicausality and a negative impact on functional outcome have become characteristics of anemia in older people. This has led to a scientific discussion on the question of accepting anemia as a geriatric syndrome. The present article gives a concise overview of the current state of research on this clinically relevant subject...
November 29, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Brigitte Jenull, Nadja Frate
BACKGROUND: Informal family care is an essential pillar of the healthcare system whilst informal caregivers face the huge challenge of coordinating family, the care situation as well as their employment. OBJECTIVE: This article describes care situations, associated burdens, challenges and desired support measures experienced by university staff. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 75 people who are currently caring for or have in the past cared for a relative, participated in the online survey...
November 26, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Julian Wangler, Andreas Fellgiebel, Michael Jansky
BACKGROUND: It is regularly criticized that the diagnostics of dementia are not used effectively and consistently enough in general practitioner (GP) care. An important component for the optimization of early detection is the targeted training and involvement of the practice staff. To date, there is a lack of studies that capture the extent to which primary care personnel are actually integrated into dementia recognition and how they assess their own potential to contribute to a more efficient diagnosis of dementia...
November 26, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Katharina Gordt, Christina Müller, Thomas Gerhardy, Michael Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Walking is not an automatic movement task but requires continuous attention resources. While walking and undertaking an additional task (dual tasking), gait changes occur which are associated with falls in older adults. To date, the evaluation of gait characteristics under dual task conditions is typically performed during walking straight ahead (SW); however, everyday life also requires more complex walking maneuvers such as walking in a curve (CW). Complex walking maneuvers may require higher attentional resources and thus might have a greater impact on the gait under dual task conditions...
November 22, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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November 20, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Dirk Hofäcker, Moritz Hess, Stefanie König
BACKGROUND: In the last two decades labor market participation for older employees has undergone a gradual political paradigm shift in many European countries from a policy of early retirement to one of extending working lives and active aging. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated if this political paradigm shift is causing new social inequalities in retirement transition due to restricted financial possibilities for early retirement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were derived from the European Union Labor Force Survey from the years 2006 and 2012 and selected European countries (Germany, Austria, Sweden and Estonia) were analyzed...
November 19, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Tatjana Mika
BACKGROUND: Reduced earning capacity pensions are an important welfare state benefit for those who are no longer able to work due to chronic illness. However, the low average pension entitlements are a cause for concern. OBJECTIVE: Early retirement results in lower overall pensions due to obligatory deductions, often combined with less stable working careers and longer periods of unemployment. The following analysis investigates the consequences of career characteristics for pension entitlements in 2014...
November 19, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Thomas Hubert Cegla, Johannes Horlemann
The prevalence of chronic pain increases with increasing age. Multimorbidity increases the risk of disease-related pain. Addressing the problem of pain in higher age is concerned with an increasing problem of care. The multimorbidity and the resulting multimedication are important for the medical care of pain. The therefore necessary physician-patient verbal communication can hardly be remunerated and carried out in the current care landscape. Existing resources must be bundled. The quality of life of older people and not the absence of pain, must be emphasized...
November 19, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Georg Schiffner
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November 19, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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November 14, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Simon Götz, Nico Dragano, Morten Wahrendorf
BACKGROUND: The efforts to extend working lives are accompanied by the question of whether it is possible for all employees to work longer for health reasons. Existing studies show for example that particularly workers in a lower socioeconomic position have a comparatively higher risk to prematurely retire. It is therefore likely that an increase of the state pension age puts particular pressure on such workers; however, studies on socioeconomic differences of disability retirement focusing on older workers in Germany are missing...
November 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Roland Kadefors, Kerstin Nilsson, Per-Olof Östergren, Lars Rylander, Maria Albin
BACKGROUND: In Sweden there is a socioeconomic divide between white and blue collar workers with respect to the risk for premature exit from working life. Disability pension has long represented a major reason behind early exits. OBJECTIVE: The present investigation aimed at studying the effect on socioeconomic groups of new guidelines issued by the Swedish government in 2006, limiting the possibilities for applicants to be granted pension on medical grounds. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study was based on register data comprising the prevalence of disability pension and premature age pension in different occupations in the age group 55-64 years, comparing the years 2006 and 2011...
November 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Anna Maria Meyer, Ingrid Becker, Giacomo Siri, Paul Thomas Brinkkötter, Thomas Benzing, Alberto Pilotto, M Cristina Polidori
BACKGROUND: The multidimensional prognostic index (MPI) is a validated, sensitive, and specific prognosis estimation tool based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA). The MPI accurately predicts mortality after 1 month and 1 year in older, multimorbid patients with acute disease or relapse of chronic conditions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the MPI predicts indicators of healthcare resources, i.e. grade of care (GC), length of hospital stay (LHS) and destination after hospital discharge in older patients in an acute medical setting...
November 7, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
K Rizza, G Mathis
BACKGROUND: Due to the demographic development the need for palliative care in the outpatient setting will increase and challenge general practitioners and community nurses. AIM: This study investigated the state of outpatient palliative care in Vorarlberg, Austria from the perspective of outpatient community nurses. The key points of the survey covered the burden of symptoms suffered by palliative patients. Another key focus was the cooperation and communication between community nurses and general practitioners...
November 6, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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November 5, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
R Thiesemann
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November 5, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Jessica Monsees, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Jochen René Thyrian
BACKGROUND: In Germany the number of people with a migration background was 16.5 million people in 2013 with 9% being older than 65 years. In this population utilization of health services is low, especially in older people, although they often display worse health outcomes. Little is known about the number of people with dementia and migration background in Germany and their distribution on the state level, resulting in a challenge that is barely assessable for the healthcare system...
October 30, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Julia Bartkowski, Josefine Heusinger
BACKGROUND: Situations where people with dementia are cared for at home are associated with a range of stresses and burdens for all involved, potentially endangering the entire arrangement. This article describes the results from the ESPRIT project (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health from April 2016 to March 2018). The research investigated whether supported holidays for people receiving care and their carers (so-called tandems) positively influence the stability of home-based care arrangements...
October 30, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
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