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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329861/varying-appraisals-of-elder-mistreatment-among-victims-findings-from-a-population-based-study
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David Burnes, Mark S Lachs, Denise Burnette, Karl Pillemer
Objectives: Prior elder mistreatment (EM) research has not examined subjective assessments of problem seriousness from the perspective of victims. This study sought to describe the variation in appraisals of perceived EM seriousness among victims of emotional abuse, physical abuse, and neglect and to examine factors that influence varying appraisals using neutralization theory. Methods: Data came from a subsample of EM victims (n = 191) drawn from a representative, population-based study (n = 4,156) of community-dwelling, cognitively intact older adults in New York State...
March 6, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329841/using-latent-class-analysis-to-identify-profiles-of-elder-abuse-perpetrators
#2
Marguerite DeLiema, Jeanine Yonashiro-Cho, Zach D Gassoumis, Yongjie Yon, Ken J Conrad
Objectives: Research suggests that abuser risk factors differ across elder mistreatment types, but abuse interventions are not individualized. To move away from assumptions of perpetrator homogeneity and to inform intervention approaches, this study classifies abusers into subtypes according to their behavior profiles. Method: Data are from the Older Adult Mistreatment Assessment administered to victims by Adult Protective Service (APS) in Illinois. Latent class analysis was used to categorize abusers (N = 336) using victim and caseworker reports on abusers' harmful and supportive behaviors and characteristics...
March 8, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329818/elder-fraud-and-financial-exploitation-application-of-routine-activity-theory
#3
Marguerite DeLiema
Background and Objectives: Elder financial exploitation, committed by individuals in positions of trust, and elder fraud, committed by predatory strangers, are two forms of financial victimization that target vulnerable older adults. This study analyzes differences between fraud and financial exploitation victims and tests routine activity theory as a contextual model for victimization. Routine activity theory predicts that criminal opportunities arise when a motivated offender and suitable target meet in the absence of capable guardians...
March 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328307/a-comment-on-wong-and-waite-elder-mistreatment-predicts-later-physical-and-psychological-health-results-from-a-national-longitudinal-study-jean-issue-29-1-pp-15-42
#4
Ron Acierno
Wong and Waite present a longitudinal study of elder abuse and its effects. However, they contend that their data do not support the protective effects of social support, a finding in contrast with virtually all existing research on the topic. Closer inspection of their variables indicates that they misclassify "elder abuse" insofar as their results are actually in terms of only one type of elder abuse, psychological abuse, ignoring physical and sexual abuse, and they define "elder abuse" using only one question: "Is there anyone who insults you or puts you down?" Finally, they measure social support with the single item "if they generally feel they can open up to, and rely on, these significant others...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294372/alcohol-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-geriatric-population
#5
REVIEW
Aditi Kalla, Vincent M Figueredo
There has been little focus on the effects of alcohol on the elderly. Although the cardiovascular benefits of moderate alcohol consumption could be of the greatest benefit in this group, so might be the detrimental effects of abuse. In this article, we review available data on the effects of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, hypertension, and vascular function in older adults. Alcohol consumption has increased in the US population age 65 years and older in the last decade, as has monthly heavy episodic drinking in older alcohol consumers...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265974/elder-abuse-in-europe-s-most-elderly-city-an-assessment-of-the-phenomenon-and-an-analysis-of-the-data-from-the-penal-court-of-genoa-from-2010-to-2015
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Andrea Molinelli, Francesco Ventura, Sara Lo Pinto, Martina Drommi, Francesco De Stefano
INTRODUCTION: In Italy, 5% of the elderly are estimated to have suffered abuse. While the Penal Code refers to generic types of abuse, such as physical and psychological maltreatment, abandonment and financial fraud, it does not specifically protect the elderly as a category. AIMS: To assess the frequency and modalities of elder abuse in Genoa and its Province, and to compare these data with those reported in the literature, in order to provide a picture of the current situation that can be used by the authorities to combat this phenomenon...
March 6, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265571/validation-of-the-italian-version-of-the-caregiver-abuse-screen-among-family-caregivers-of-older-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Maria Gabriella Melchiorre, Mirko Di Rosa, Francesco Barbabella, Norma Barbini, Fabrizia Lattanzio, Carlos Chiatti
Introduction. Elder abuse is often a hidden phenomenon and, in many cases, screening practices are difficult to implement among older people with dementia. The Caregiver Abuse Screen (CASE) is a useful tool which is administered to family caregivers for detecting their potential abusive behavior. Objectives. To validate the Italian version of the CASE tool in the context of family caregiving of older people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to identify risk factors for elder abuse in Italy. Methods. The CASE test was administered to 438 caregivers, recruited in the Up-Tech study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262178/zolpidem-s-use-for-insomnia
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REVIEW
Jaime M Monti, David Warren Spence, Kenneth Buttoo, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal
Zolpidem is a short-acting non-benzodiazepine hypnotic drug that belongs to the imidazopyridine class. In addition to immediate-release (IR) and extended-release (ER) formulations, the new delivery forms including two sublingual tablets [standard dose (SD) and low dose (LD)], and an oral spray form have been recently developed which bypass the gastrointestinal tract. So far, Zolpidem has been studied in several clinical populations: cases poor sleepers, transient insomnia, elderly and non-elderly patients with chronic primary insomnia, and in comorbid insomnia...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224960/-elderly-women-and-alcohol
#9
Alba Moscato
It is important to understand the reasons for alcohol abuse in elderly people and in particular women. Psychological suffering must be envisaged. This behaviour can be considered as a necessary narcissistic retreat when ageing. The mental health of these women should be taken into account when providing them with help when they want it. This involves understanding them and supporting them as they adjust to the passage of time.
January 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224957/-medicines-and-elderly-patients-abuse-dependency-or-attraction
#10
Pascal Menecier, Laure Menecier-Ossia
Psychotropic medicines represent, after alcohol, the second class of substances most susceptible to abuse by elderly people. It can be particularly difficult for caregivers to understand such behaviour as these are prescription-only medicines. This misuse is partly a result of older people tending to trivialise and overrate pharmaceutical drugs, ignoring the potential of non-medicinal methods and psychotherapeutic treatments. The boundaries between prescribed use, overuse, self-medication, excessive use, dependency or addiction to prescription drugs are blurred in older people...
January 2017: Soins. Gérontologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167376/identifying-elder-abuse-neglect-among-family-caregiving-dyads-a-cross-sectional-study-of-psychometric-properties-of-the-qualcare-scale
#11
Carolyn E Z Pickering, Kimberly Ridenour, Zachary Salaysay, David Reyes-Gastelum, Steven J Pierce
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Universal screening for elder abuse and neglect is a current controversy in geriatrics, fueled by the lack of evidence on valid and reliable instruments. Since each U.S. State and many other countries have their own legal definitions of what constitutes elder abuse and neglect, this further complicates instrument development and clinical assessment. The purpose of this paper is to present data on the sensitivity and specificity of the QualCare Scale, an instrument with utility in detecting clinically significant elder abuse and neglect among older adults receiving care at home...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164381/elder-abuse-a-brief-commentary-for-dental-teams
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EDITORIAL
Paul Hellyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161691/piloting-the-older-adult-financial-exploitation-measure-in-adult-safeguarding-services
#13
A Phelan, G Fealy, C Downes
Financial abuse is arguably the most complex form of elder abuse as it may occur remote to the older person and it is impacted by issues such as cultural values, perpetrator intent and family expectations. Financial abuse may not be recognised by either the older person or the perpetrator, thus, its prevention, early identification and amelioration are important. The (Irish) National Centre for the Protection of Older People undertook a study to determine the appropriateness of the Older Adult Financial Exploitation Measure for use by the national safeguarding older person services...
May 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151094/spontaneous-resolution-of-ruptured-intracranial-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-following-spinal-surgery
#14
Mark K Lyons, Joseph M Hoxworth, Jamal McClendon, Chandan X Krishna, Naresh P Patel
Pial arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities that are distinct from arteriovenous malformations and dural AVFs. These vascular lesions have been linked with trauma, ischemic syndromes, venous thrombotic diseases, and intracranial surgical procedures. In this report we describe a case of an intracranial ruptured pial AVF immediately following uneventful spinal surgery in an elderly patient with subsequent spontaneous resolution. He was a previous heavy smoker with a 60-pack-year history and alcohol abuse...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139262/preventing-elder-abuse-and-neglect-in-geriatric-institutions-solutions-from-nursing-care-providers
#15
Tenzin Wangmo, Karin Nordström, Reto W Kressig
This study explores how and why abuse and neglect occurs in geriatric institutions and presents practical prevention measures. Exploratory qualitative interviews were carried out with purposive sample of 23 nursing staff members. They were recruited from different institutions caring for older patients in the north-western region of Switzerland. These interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis. Participating nursing staff members reported several factors pertaining to the care provider, the older patient, and the institution that precipitated abuse and neglect...
January 27, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138435/death-as-a-consequence-of-a-hip-fracture-after-a-fall-to-be-further-investigated
#16
Annelieke Mk Harmsen, Udo Jl Reijnders, Georgios F Giannakopoulos
Although it is not often thought of, elderly abuse is a frequently occurring phenomenon. Especially when an older patient dies, maltreatment is low on the list of possible causes of death. There are, however, signs that may point in the direction of abuse. These can either be on the patient's body, in the surroundings, or within the story as to how the patient died. Attention should be paid to these often subtle signs, and autopsies need to be performed more frequently to establish the exact cause of death.
December 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125129/-healthy-lifestyle-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#17
Tatiane Kosimenko Ferrari, Chester Luiz Galvão Cesar, Maria Cecília Goi Porto Alves, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros, Moisés Goldbaum, Regina Mara Fisberg
The objective was to analyze adolescent, adult, and elderly lifestyles in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, according to demographic and socioeconomic variables. A cross-sectional, population-based study was performed with data from the Health Survey in São Paulo City (ISA-Capital 2008) database. Lifestyle was defined on the basis of physical activity, diet, smoking, and alcohol abuse and addiction, according to the respective guidelines. Prevalence of healthy lifestyle was 36.9% in the elderly, 15.4% in adults, and 9...
January 23, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117886/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-the-risk-of-cancer-among-elderly-us-adults-a-registry-based-case-control-study
#18
Parag Mahale, Harrys A Torres, Jennifer R Kramer, Lu-Yu Hwang, Ruosha Li, Eric L Brown, Eric A Engels
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Associations with other cancers are not established. The authors systematically assessed associations between HCV infection and cancers in the US elderly population. METHODS: This was a registry-based case-control study using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data in US adults aged ≥66 years. Cases (n = 1,623,538) were patients who had first cancers identified in SEER registries (1993-2011)...
January 24, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104184/elder-abuse-prevalence-in-community-settings-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Yongjie Yon, Christopher R Mikton, Zachary D Gassoumis, Kathleen H Wilber
BACKGROUND: Elder abuse is recognised worldwide as a serious problem, yet quantitative syntheses of prevalence studies are rare. We aimed to quantify and understand prevalence variation at the global and regional levels. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched 14 databases, including PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, EMBASE, and MEDLINE, using a comprehensive search strategy to identify elder abuse prevalence studies in the community published from inception to June 26, 2015...
February 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091352/elder-abuse-by-abandonment-in-india-a-novel-community-awareness-and-intervention-strategy
#20
Mangal S Kardile, Carmelle Peisah
India, along with the rest of the world, is aging rapidly, but more so. Of a total population of over 1.2 billion, the aging population over 60 years is 109 million, projected to rise above 300 million by the year 2050, exceeding the younger population. One important ramification of this highly populous and under-resourced setting is that it provides a ripe environment for elder abuse (Chokkanathan and Lee, 2005), a problem besetting vulnerable aging populations globally (Patterson and Ploeg, 2007).
January 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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