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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732235/medication-takeovers-covert-druggings-and-behavioral-control-in-alzheimer-s
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Brandon Berry, Ester Carolina Apesoa-Varano
Older adults consume the most prescription medication in the U.S. For those who develop Alzheimer's disease, risk of medication misuse increases with the progression of the disease. Family members commonly intervene to lessen risks by taking over the management and administering of a medication regimen. Despite the potential for grave harm around the misuse of powerful drugs, few studies provide insight into the household social context of medication use for this disease. Drawing on 60 in-depth interviews conducted in four waves over 2...
July 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729003/the-effects-of-an-activity-promotion-system-on-active-living-in-overweight-subjects-with-metabolic-abnormalities
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Ya-Ping Yang, Chi-Jane Wang, Jing-Jy Wang, Che-Wei Lin, Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang, Jeen-Shing Wang, Yen Kuang Yang, Yi-Ching Yang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to examine the effects of Activity Promotion System (APs) on promoting physical activity (PA) for overweight subjects with metabolic abnormalities. METHODS: We designed a six-month randomised controlled trial with a cross-over design, and recruited 53 subjects. Subjects in group A used APs with a wearable device measuring whole-day PA, including sleep time, sedentary, light, moderate and vigorous PA and a web-based feedback system in the first three months and followed by usual care with traditional health education in the next three months...
July 17, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728083/sleep-disturbances-and-risk-of-falls-in-an-old-chinese-population-rugao-longevity-and-ageing-study
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Teng Ma, Guoping Shi, Yinsheng Zhu, Yong Wang, Xuefeng Chu, Xiaoyan Jiang, Zuyun Liu, Jian Cai, Hongfei Wang, Li Jin, Zhendong Wang, Xiaofeng Wang
BACKGROUND: To explore the relationship between sleep disturbances and falls in an elderly Chinese population. METHODS: Data from 1726 individuals aged 70-87 years from the Rugao Longevity and Ageing Study were used. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to assess sleep variables. Outcomes were falls ≥1 time per year and falls ≥2 times per year. RESULTS: A total of 22.7% of the participants experienced ≥1 fall, and 9.8% experienced ≥2 falls per year...
July 12, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709512/correlates-of-sleep-quality-and-sleep-duration-in-a-sample-of-urban-dwelling-elderly-nigerian-women
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Michael B Fawale, Isiaka Alani Ismaila, Adekunle F Mustapha, Morenikeji A Komolafe, Olanrewaju Ibigbami
OBJECTIVES: Aging, female sex, and urbanization increase the risk of sleep impairment. Sleep in urban-dwelling elderly African women has been sparsely studied. We studied the characteristics and correlates of sleep quality and habitual sleep duration in a primary care population of urban-living Nigerian women. METHODS: Sleep quality and sleep duration over the previous 1 month were estimated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Excessive daytime sleepiness, risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and depressive symptoms were also assessed...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709511/erectile-dysfunction-is-independently-associated-with-apnea-hypopnea-index-and-oxygen-desaturation-index-in-elderly-but-not-younger-community-dwelling-men
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Sean A Martin, Sarah L Appleton, Robert J Adams, Anne W Taylor, Andrew Vincent, Nicholas R Brook, Peter G Catcheside, Andrew Vakulin, R Douglas McEvoy, Nick A Antic, Gary A Wittert
OBJECTIVE(S): To examine the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep indices using polysomnography (PSG) data and erectile dysfunction (ED) in a representative cohort of men. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Community-based. PARTICIPANTS: Aged 40+ years (n=734; mean age [SD], 60.8 [10.9]). MEASUREMENTS: Men with no prior OSA diagnosis who underwent in-home PSG (Embletta X100; 2010-11) and ED assessment (Global Impotence Rating) were selected...
August 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709060/the-association-between-suicidal-ideation-and-sleep-quality-in-elderly-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study-in-shandong-china
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Yangyang Qian, Long Sun, Chengchao Zhou, Dandan Ge, Li Zhang
Previous studies have identified global associations between sleep quality and suicidal ideation. However, little is known regarding the relationship between sleep quality and suicidal ideation among Chinese older adults. We examined the relationship between sleep quality and suicidal ideation in older adults in China. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 3313 seniors in Shandong, China. Suicidal ideation was assessed using the interviewees' answers to the question "Have you ever seriously considered wanting to die?"...
July 10, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708800/the-effects-of-white-noise-on-agitated-behaviors-mental-status-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-older-adults-with-dementia
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Li-Wei Lin, Shu-Chuan Weng, Hua-Shan Wu, Lu-Jen Tsai, Ya-Ling Lin, Shu-Hui Yeh
BACKGROUND: The aging of society is a global trend, and care of older adults with dementia is an urgent challenge. As dementia progresses, patients exhibit negative emotions, memory disorders, sleep disorders, and agitated behavior. Agitated behavior is one of the most difficult problems for family caregivers and healthcare providers to handle when caring for older adults with dementia. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of white noise in improving agitated behavior, mental status, and activities of daily living in older adults with dementia...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690027/enterobius-vermicularis-infection-and-its-risk-factors-among-pre-school-children-in-taipei-taiwan
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Kuang-Yao Chen, Chuan-Min Yen, Kao-Pin Hwang, Lian-Chen Wang
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of pinworm infection is extremely low in Taipei, Taiwan. This population study was designed to determine the current status and the associated risk factors of this infection among pre-school children. METHODS: Perianal swab specimens were obtained from the parents or guardians using a two-consecutive-day adhesive cellophane perianal swab kit. Information of family background, personal hygiene, and household sanitary conditions were collected by asking the parents or guardians to complete a questionnaire...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686603/association-between-elder-abuse-and-poor-sleep-a-cross-sectional-study-among-rural-older-malaysians
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Raudah Mohd Yunus, Syeda Wasfeea Wazid, Noran N Hairi, Wan Yuen Choo, Farizah M Hairi, Rajini Sooryanarayana, Sharifah N Ahmad, Inayah A Razak, Devi Peramalah, Suriyati A Aziz, Zaiton L Mohamad, Rosmala Mohamad, Zainudin M Ali, Awang B Awang Mahmud
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between elder abuse and poor sleep using a Malay validated version of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). DESIGN: This study was divided into two phases. Phase I tested the construct validity and reliability of the Malay version of PSQI. Phase II was a population-based, cross-sectional study with a multi-stage cluster sampling method. Home-based interviews were conducted by trained personnel using a structured questionnaire, to determine exposure and outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680342/residual-effects-of-eszopiclone-and-placebo-in-healthy-elderly-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Jun Takahashi, Takashi Kanbayashi, Sachiko Ito Uemura, Youhei Sagawa, Kou Tsutsui, Yuya Takahashi, Yuki Omori, Aya Imanishi, Masahiro Takeshima, Masahiro Satake, Tetsuo Shimizu
Next-day residual effects are a common problem with current hypnotics. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the residual effects of eszopiclone on the physical and cognitive functions of healthy elderly people in the early morning and the day following drug administration. Four men and six women aged 63-72 years were administered eszopiclone 1 mg or placebo in a randomized, double-blind and crossover design. Measures of objective parameters and subjective ratings were obtained at 4:00, 6:00, and every 2 h from 6:00 to 16:00 hours...
2017: Sleep and Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671174/case-of-postural-complex-sleep-apnea-effect-of-gravitational-forces
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Kamender Singh Pawar, Abhishek Goyal, Alkesh Khurana, Senthil Kumar, Amit Kumar Sen
We report a case of an elderly male with predominant obstructive sleep apnea and who developed or complex sleep apnea (CxSA) at the start of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration. This CxSA was more prominent in supine position, and he was not settling with either CPAP/bilevel positive airway pressure (PAP) in supine position. He finally settled with CPAP along with position therapy. This case highlights the importance of treating CxSA with basic PAP modes like CPAP along with positional therapy before switching to costlier therapies such as adaptive servo-ventilation...
July 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658883/artificial-neural-network-ann-model-to-predict-depression-among-geriatric-population-at-a-slum-in-kolkata-india
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Arkaprabha Sau, Ishita Bhakta
INTRODUCTION: Depression is one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity among the geriatric population. Although, the aging brain is more vulnerable to depression, it cannot be considered as physiological and an inevitable part of ageing. Various sociodemographic and morbidity factors are responsible for the depression among them. Using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model depression can be predicted from various sociodemographic variables and co morbid conditions even at community level by the grass root level health care workers...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656733/obesity-and-the-prevalence-of-nocturia-in-japanese-elderly-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-dogo-study
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
AIM: Nocturia is common among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, but limited evidence regarding the association between body mass index (BMI) and nocturia exists among such patients. The aim of the present study, therefore, was to evaluate the association between BMI and nocturia among Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Study participants were 809 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study participants were considered to have nocturia if they answered "two or more" to the question: "How many times do you typically wake up to urinate from sleeping at night until waking in the morning?" We used the following two outcomes: (i) moderate nocturia was defined as ≥2 voids per night; and (ii) severe nocturia was defined as ≥3 voids per night...
June 28, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652716/can-we-improve-pain-and-sleep-in-elderly-individuals-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Marie-Philippe Harvey, Dominique Lorrain, Marylie Martel, Kayla Bergeron-Vezina, Francis Houde, Mario Séguin, Guillaume Léonard
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic pain and sleep disturbances substantially increases with age. Pharmacotherapy remains the primary treatment option for these health issues. However, side effects and drug interactions are difficult to control in elderly individuals. AIMS: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a randomized sham-controlled trial and to collect preliminary data on the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to reduce pain and improve sleep in older adults suffering from chronic pain...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649855/quality-of-life-and-its-factors-in-korean-elderly-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Younhee Kang, Eliza Lee
Based on the secondary data analysis, this study aimed to identify quality of life and factors that affect quality of life among Korean elderly with mild cognitive impairment. Demographic characteristics, physical factors, and psychosocial factors as well as quality of life of the elderly with mild cognitive impairment were comprehensively measured. The research subjects consisted of 348 home-resident elderly and their quality of life scores were relatively high at 29.86. Their quality of life varied according to education and gender, and instrumental activities of daily living (actual, latent), somatic symptoms, sleep quality, depression, and social support affected their quality of life...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633472/association-between-subjective-sleep-quality-and-future-risk-of-falls-in-older-people-results-from-lohas
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Shiho Takada, Yosuke Yamamoto, Sayaka Shimizu, Miho Kimachi, Tatsuyoshi Ikenoue, Shingo Fukuma, Yoshihiro Onishi, Misa Takegami, Shin Yamazaki, Rei Ono, Miho Sekiguchi, Koji Otani, Shin-Ichi Kikuchi, Shin-Ichi Konno, Shunichi Fukuhara
Background: Inadequate sleep is correlated with morbidity and mortality among older adults. However, the longitudinal relationship between subjective sleep quality and risk of falls in the elderly remains to be clarified. Methods: Study participants were from Locomotive Syndrome and Health Outcome in Aizu Cohort Study (LOHAS) sites (1071 community-dwelling people ≧65 years of age, mean, 71 years). Subjective sleep quality was measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)...
June 17, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631524/the-association-between-social-jetlag-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-general-population-the-new-hoorn-study
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Anitra D M Koopman, Simone P Rauh, Esther van 't Riet, Lenka Groeneveld, Amber A van der Heijden, Petra J Elders, Jacqueline M Dekker, Giel Nijpels, Joline W Beulens, Femke Rutters
Only a few studies have investigated the metabolic consequences of social jetlag. Therefore, we examined the association of social jetlag with the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus in a population-based cohort. We used cross-sectional data from the New Hoorn Study cohort ( n = 1585, 47% men, age 60.8 ± 6 years). Social jetlag was calculated as the difference in midpoint sleep (in hours) between weekdays and weekend days. Poisson and linear regression models were used to study the associations, and age was regarded as a possible effect modifier...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629294/prevalence-of-insomnia-and-related-impact
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Manchumad Manjavong, Panita Limpawattana, Pisaln Mairiang, Sirirat Anutrakulchai
Background Sleep problem is a common geriatric condition that can result in various outcomes, both physical and mental, that reduce quality of life. The studies regarding the prevalence and impact of insomnia on daily activities in Thailand in pre-elderly and elderly adults are few. Objectives The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of insomnia among pre-elderly and elderly populations and the secondary objective was to study the impact of insomnia on their daily lives. Methods This study included the participants from the urban middle class in the pre-retirement age of 50 years or older adults who worked for Khon Kaen University (KKU), Khon Kaen, Thailand, and their elderly relatives...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626153/association-between-lifestyle-factors-assessed-by-standard-question-items-of-specific-health-checkup-and-the-incidence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-hypertension-in-community-dwellers-a-five-year-cohort-study-of-national-health-insurance-beneficiaries-in-habikino
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Hiromi Tsutatani, Mika Funamoto, Daisuke Sugiyama, Kazuyo Kuwabara, Naomi Miyamatsu, Kouichi Watanabe, Tomonori Okamura
Objective From April 2008, specific health checkups have been implemented to prevent metabolic syndrome (MetS) and related cardiovascular diseases based on assurance of medical care for the elderly in Japan. In its "Standard Health Checkup and Counseling Guidance Program," 22 standard question items are recommended to assess health conditions of Japanese citizens. However, there are few community-based studies to clarify the relationship between question items and new onset of high risk conditions for cardiovascular diseases such as MetS...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623615/use-of-antipsychotic-drugs-by-elderly-primary-care-patients-and-the-effects-of-medication-reviews-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sweden
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Cecilia Lenander, Patrik Midlöv, Nina Viberg, John Chalmers, Kris Rogers, Åsa Bondesson
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics form a class of drugs that should be used with caution among elderly people because of a high risk of adverse events. Despite the risks and modest effects, their use is estimated to be high, especially in nursing homes. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore the effects of medication reviews on antipsychotic drug use for elderly primary care patients and describe the extent of, and reasons for, the prescription of antipsychotics. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study in primary care in Skåne, Sweden, patients aged ≥75 years living in nursing homes or in their own homes with home care were included...
June 16, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
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