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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778642/benefits-of-a-multicomponent-falls-unit-based-exercise-program-in-older-adults-with-falls-in-real-life
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Rafael García Molina, Marta Carolina Ruíz Grao, Alicia Noguerón García, Marta Martínez Reig, Mariano Esbrí Víctor, Míkel Izquierdo Redín, Pedro Abizanda Soler
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Multicomponent exercise programs are the cornerstone in preventing gait and balance impairments and falls in older adults. However, the effects of these programs in usual clinical practice have been poorly analyzed. DESIGN: 4-Month, twice-a-week multicomponent exercise program cohort study in real-life. SETTING: Falls Unit, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario of Albacete, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-seven participants who had experienced a fall in the previous year were included...
May 17, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775747/mediterranean-diet-and-depression-among-older-individuals-the-multinational-medis-study
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Maria F Masana, Josep Maria Haro, Anargiros Mariolis, Suzanne Piscopo, Giuseppe Valacchi, Vassiliki Bountziouka, Foteini Anastasiou, Akis Zeimbekis, Dimitra Tyrovola, Efthimios Gotsis, George Metallinos, Anna Polystipioti, Josep-Antoni Tur, Antonia-Leda Matalas, Christos Lionis, Evangelos Polychronopoulos, Labros S Sidossis, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
BACKGROUND: Depression has been linked to a large and growing economic and societal burden worldwide. In Europe, depression is one of the most frequent mental disorders across all age groups, but particularly in people aged 65 years and over, and higher depressive symptoms have been reported among individuals with chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes and heart disease). AIM: To evaluate the role of adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) in depression in a sample of older people living in the Mediterranean basin...
May 15, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773946/utility-of-the-care-dependency-scale-in-predicting-care-needs-and-health-risks-of-elderly-patients-admitted-to-a-geriatric-unit-a-cross-sectional-study-of-200-consecutive-patients
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Halina Doroszkiewicz, Matylda Sierakowska, Marta Muszalik
Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Polish version of the Care Dependency Scale (CDS) in predicting care needs and health risks of elderly patients admitted to a geriatric unit. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 200 geriatric patients aged ≥60 years, chronologically admitted to a geriatrics unit in Poland. The study was carried out using the Polish version of the CDS questionnaire to evaluate biopsychosocial needs and the level of care dependency...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772281/geriatric-oncology-spirituality-and-palliative-care
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Lodovico Balducci
Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality for older individuals. Palliative care is essential to improve the outcome of cancer treatment in terms of quality of life and treatment satisfaction. This review examines the influence of spirituality on aging in general and on the management of older cancer patients. A spiritual perspective has been associated with successful aging, and with better tolerance of physical and emotional stress, including the ability to cope with serious diseases and with isolation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769035/does-life-story-work-improve-psychosocial-well-being-for-older-adults-in-the-community-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Claudia K Y Lai, Ayumi Igarashi, Clare T K Yu, Kenny C W Chin
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that life story work has positive effects when used on older adults. This study aimed to examine the effect of life story work on the general mental well-being, self-esteem, and life satisfaction of older adults by comparing two groups - one with and one without depressive symptoms. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design was adopted in this study. One hundred and twenty-three adults aged 60 or above were recruited from community centers through convenience sampling...
May 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763856/hospital-readmission-risks-in-older-adults-following-inpatient-subacute-care-a-six-month-follow-up-study
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Den-Ching A Lee, Cylie Williams, Aislinn F Lalor, Ted Brown, Terry P Haines
BACKGROUND: High rates of unplanned hospital readmissions are a burden on healthcare systems and individuals. This study examined factors at, and after initial hospital discharge and their associations with unplanned hospital readmission for older adults up to six months post-discharge from subacute care. METHODS: Older subacute care patients were surveyed prior to discharge, and assessed monthly post-discharge for six months. Data included the Geriatric Depression Scale, Phone-Fitt sub-scales, Friendship Scale, modified Lubben Social Network Scale, unplanned hospital readmission, self-reported physical capacity and falls in the last month were collected...
May 9, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761827/factors-related-to-dissociation-between-objective-and-subjective-masticatory-function-in-japanese-community-dwelling-elderly-adults
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Murakami Masaharu, Yutaka Watanabe, Edahiro Ayako, Yuki Ohara, Obuchi Shuichi, Kawai Hisashi, Hunkyung Kim, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Ihara Kazushige, Murakami Masato, Hirohiko Hirano
OBJECTIVE: Clinicians' evaluations of older adults sometimes reveal inconsistencies between objective and subjective dental status. This study investigated which factors contribute both to good objective masticatory function (OMF) and the poor subjective masticatory function (SMF) that often becomes a clinical issue. METHODS: Study participants included 635 elderly community-dwelling Japanese adults who underwent a comprehensive geriatric health examination in 2012...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761589/prevalence-and-effect-factors-of-dementia-among-the-community-elderly-in-chongqing-china
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Jing Deng, Cheng Cao, Yi Jiang, Bin Peng, Tingting Wang, Ke Yan, Jingxi Lian, Zengzi Wang
BACKGROUND: China is an ageing society, with around 150 million people aged 60 years or older. The prevalence of dementia will increase by more than 100% in the coming 20 years. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and effects of dementia among the community elderly in Chongqing, China. METHODS: Cluster sampling was adopted. A sample of elderly individuals aged 60 years and older was extracted as research subjects from three counties within Chongqing, China...
May 14, 2018: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740312/emotion-detection-deficits-and-decreased-empathy-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-parkinson-s-disease-affect-caregiver-mood-and-burden
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Maria Martinez, Namita Multani, Cassandra J Anor, Karen Misquitta, David F Tang-Wai, Ron Keren, Susan Fox, Anthony E Lang, Connie Marras, Maria C Tartaglia
Background : Changes in social cognition occur in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) and can be caused by several factors, including emotion recognition deficits and neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS). The aims of this study were to investigate: (1) group differences on emotion detection between patients diagnosed with AD or PD and their respective caregivers; (2) the association of emotion detection with empathetic ability and NPS in individuals with AD or PD; (3) caregivers' depression and perceived burden in relation to patients' ability to detect emotions, empathize with others, presence of NPS; and (4) caregiver's awareness of emotion detection deficits in patients with AD or Parkinson...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735875/-predictors-of-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-based-on-the-model-of-multi-dimensional-behavior
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Jeong Eun Yang, Gwi Ryung Son Hong
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify factors predicting behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in persons with dementia. Factors including the patient, caregiver, and environment based on the multi-dimensional behavioral model were tested. METHODS: The subjects of the study were 139 pairs of persons with dementia and their caregivers selected from four geriatric long-term care facilities located in S city, G province, Korea. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, inverse normal transformations, Pearson correlation coefficients, Spearman's correlation coefficients and hierarchical multiple regression with the SPSS Statistics 22...
April 2018: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731614/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-prediction-of-postoperative-complications-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Dan-Dan Xue, Yun Cheng, Mei Wu, Yan Zhang
Background: Gastrointestinal cancer is an age-associated disease, and geriatric patients are mostly likely to suffer from postoperative complications. Some studies indicated that comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) could predict postoperative complications in gastrointestinal cancer patients. However, the evidence is mixed. Objective: This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to identify the effectiveness of CGA for predicting postoperative complications in gastrointestinal cancer patients...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723721/the-effectiveness-of-a-cognitive-training-program-in-people-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-study-in-urban-community
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Chalermpong Sukontapol, Sasithorn Kemsen, Sirintorn Chansirikarn, Daochompu Nakawiro, Orawan Kuha, Unchulee Taemeeyapradit
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of a cognitive training program on global cognition among people with mild cognitive impairment. METHODS: In this experimental study, using purposive sampling, 60 participants age 50 years and over who complained of subjective memory impairment were screened in their communities by public health volunteers with the Abbreviated Mental Test. Those with dementia were excluded as well as those with depression, which were screened out by the Thai Geriatric Depression Scale (TGDS-15)...
April 22, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719357/a-study-of-the-clinical-effect-and-dropout-rate-of-drugs-combined-with-group-integrated-psychotherapy-on-elderly-patients-with-depression
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Bo Liu, Youguo Tan, Duanfang Cai, Yudiao Liang, Ruini He, Chengwen Liu, Yong Zhou, Cuihua Teng
Background: Relevant studies have shown that group cognitive behavioral therapy is effective in treating patients with depressive disorder, but the dropout rate is high. The present study is aimed to explore the patterns of integrated group psychotherapy. Aims: This study investigated the clinical effects of integrated group psychotherapy for elderly patients with senile depression. Methods: One hundred elderly patients with senile depression were divided into the experiment group (n=50) and the control group (n=50) randomly...
February 25, 2018: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719354/the-study-of-white-matter-hyperintensity-wmh-and-factors-related-to-geriatric-late-onset-depression
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Jinghua Wang, Wei Li, Ling Yue, Bo Hong, Na An, Guanjun Li, Shifu Xiao
Background: Geriatric depression is one of the most common and harmful mental illnesses seen in the elderly. However, there are few studies focusing on the relationship between late-onset depression (LOD) and social and psychological factors, as well as brain structure. Aims: To explore factors related to late-onset depression (LOD) in elderly patients. Methods: 24 first onset LOD patients over 60 years old (meeting ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for depression) and 23 non-depressed elders were selected for inclusion into this study...
February 25, 2018: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717801/prevalence-of-and-factors-associated-with-successful-aging-in-brazilian-older-adults-frailty-in-brazilian-older-people-study-fibra-rj
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Ana C Canêdo, Claudia S Lopes, Roberto A Lourenço
AIM: We aimed to estimate the factors associated with the biomedical dimension of successful aging (SA) and its prevalence in older Brazilian individuals. The conceptual framework for this approach relies on the considerable variation in the biophysiological effects of aging and the need to understand the factors that influence this process. METHODS: Data from a total of 845 older adults were analyzed. SA operationalization included the following criteria: good physical and cognitive performance, absence of disabilities, and good health conditions...
May 2, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717755/mediterranean-diet-food-consumption-and-risk-of-late-life-depression-the-mugello-study
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G Pagliai, F Sofi, F Vannetti, S Caiani, G Pasquini, R Molino Lova, F Cecchi, S Sorbi, C Macchi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate eating habits and adherence to Mediterranean Diet (MD) in relation to the risk of depression in a cohort of nonagenarians enrolled within the Mugello Study, an epidemiological study aimed at investigating both clinically relevant geriatric items and various health issues, including those related to nutritional status. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Homes and nursing homes in the Mugello area, Florence, Italy...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716654/psychological-health-is-associated-with-knee-pain-and-physical-function-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study
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Hirotaka Iijima, Tomoki Aoyama, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Hiroshi Kuroki, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms are a major comorbidity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the type of activity-induced knee pain associated with depression has not been examined. Furthermore, there is conflicting evidence regarding the association between depression and performance-based physical function. This study aimed to examine (i) the association between depressive symptoms and knee pain intensity, particularly task-specific knee pain during daily living, and (ii) the association between depressive symptoms and performance-based physical function, while considering other potential risk factors, including bilateral knee pain and ambulatory physical activity...
May 2, 2018: BMC Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714994/issues-in-geriatric-care-alzheimer-disease
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Kathy Kemle, Richard J Ackermann
Alzheimer disease (AD) occurs in 8.8% of older US adults and is the sixth leading cause of death among older adults. Medicare annual wellness visits require screening for cognitive impairment but do not specify screening methods. Numerous screening instruments are available. If results are positive, evaluation with well-validated assessment tools is needed. If cognitive impairment is confirmed, laboratory tests and imaging studies should be obtained to rule out reversible etiologies. If patients meet diagnostic criteria for AD, clinicians should educate patients and families on the expected course and help them complete advance directives...
May 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714992/issues-in-geriatric-care-maintaining-health-and-vigor
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Richard J Ackermann
Medicare covers annual wellness visits that are scheduled separately from regular medical appointments. These visits focus on prevention and health maintenance to help patients achieve successful aging, which is defined as living to old age without disability while also maintaining high physical and psychological levels of functioning and social engagement. To achieve these goals, most adults should perform at least 150 min/week of moderate-intensity exercise and maintain an optimal body mass index (ie, 23 to 32 kg/m2 )...
May 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713151/design-and-implementation-of-an-empowerment-model-to-prevent-elder-abuse-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fatemeh Estebsari, Maryam Dastoorpoor, Davoud Mostafaei, Narges Khanjani, Zahra Rahimi Khalifehkandi, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Hamidreza Aghababaeian, Mohammad Hossein Taghdisi
Background: Older adults are more vulnerable to health risks than younger people and may get exposed to various dangers, including elder abuse. This study aimed to design and implement an empowerment educational intervention to prevent elder abuse. Methods: This parallel randomized controlled trial was conducted in 2014-2016 for 18 months on 464 older adults aged above 60 years who visited health houses of 22 municipalities in Tehran. Data were collected using standard questionnaires, including the Elder Abuse-Knowledge Questionnaire, Health-Promoting Behavior Questionnaire, Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II, Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle, Perceived Social Support, Perceived Self-Efficacy, Loneliness Scale, Geriatric Depression Scale, Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale, and the SCARED (stress, coping, argument, resources, events, and dependence) tool...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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