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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748677/subjective-evaluation-of-mood-and-cognitive-functions-in-a-general-neurology-clinic-patients-versus-informants
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Adolfo Jiménez-Huete, Antonio Del Barrio, Elena Riva, Pablo Campo, Rafael Toledano, Oriol Franch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the correlation between subjective evaluations of mood and cognitive functions by patients and informants, and the findings of a battery of neuropsychological tests. METHODS: We analyzed 74 subjects recruited from a general neurology clinic, comprising 37 patients with cognitive complaints and 37 informants (either relatives or caregivers in close contact with the patients). Four ordinal scales concerning recent memory, verbal expression, initiative, and mood were correlated with the findings of a series of neuropsychological tests and questionnaires using the tau b coefficient...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747135/high-burden-and-depression-among-late-stage-idiopathic-parkinson-disease-and-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-caregivers
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Christian Schmotz, Carmen Richinger, Stefan Lorenzl
OBJECTIVES: Caregivers of patients with late-stage idiopathic Parkinson disease (IPD) and late-stage progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) often suffer from severe psychological strain themselves. This study investigates the influence of the different kind of symptoms in IPD and PSP on the psychological burden of the caregivers. METHODS: Twenty patients with late-stage IPD and 20 patients with late-stage PSP and their caregivers were investigated. To measure the degree of motor, cognitive, and affective impairment of the patients, the instruments Subscale III of the Unified Rating Scale for Parkinsonism (UPDRS-III), a shortened 24-item version of the Mini-Mental State Examination, and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-30) were used...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746360/synergistic-effects-of-cognitive-impairment-on-physical-disability-in-all-cause-mortality-among-men-aged-80-years-and-over-results-from-longitudinal-older-veterans-study
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Wan-Chen Yu, Ming-Yueh Chou, Li-Ning Peng, Yu-Te Lin, Chih-Kuang Liang, Liang-Kung Chen
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated effects of the interrelationship between physical disability and cognitive impairment on long-term mortality of men aged 80 years and older living in a retirement community in Taiwan. METHODS: This prospective cohort study enrolled older men aged 80 and older living in a Veterans Care Home. Those with confirmed diagnosis of dementia were excluded. All participants received comprehensive geriatric assessment, including sociodemographic data, Charlson's Comorbidity Index (CCI), geriatric syndromes, activities of daily living (ADL) using the Barthel index and cognitive function using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744971/predicted-factors-for-older-taiwanese-to-be-healthy-octogenarians-results-of-an-18-year-national-cohort-study
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Wei-Chung Hsu, Alan C Tsai, Yu-Chia Chen, Jiun-Yi Wang
AIM: To identify factors that predict the 62-69 years old Taiwanese to be healthy octogenarians. METHODS: We analyzed the 1989 (baseline), and 2003 and 2007 (end-point) datasets of the Taiwan Longitudinal Survey on Aging, a national cohort study. A total of 1977 participants aged 62-69 years at baseline were tracked for 14-18 years. The outcome measure was "being healthy octogenarians", defined as participants who were aged ≥80 years, free from activities of daily living dependency, depressive symptoms or cognitive impairment, and able to provide social support...
July 26, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744899/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-dental-implant-failure-a-significant-concern-in-elders
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Bhumija Gupta, Aneesha Acharya, Georgios Pelekos, Dharmarajan Gopalakrishnan, Antonia Kolokythas
OBJECTIVE: Depression is a significantly prevalent health concern in geriatric populations. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs (SSRI) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressant agents, with increasing rates of prescription. The present report aimed to present a concise review of the current understanding regarding SSRI effects on bone and dental implant outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A broad-based review and summary of literature pertaining to the effects of SSRI on bone metabolism and on dental implant survival was performed...
July 26, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744675/potentially-inappropriate-medication-at-hospital-admission-in-patients-with-palliative-care-needs
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Daniel Sevilla-Sánchez, Núria Molist-Brunet, Jordi Amblàs-Novellas, Joan Espaulella-Panicot, Carles Codina-Jané
Background Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are common in older patients with polypharmacy, and are related to negative clinical results. Little information is available on the characteristics and consequences of PIMs in patients with advanced chronic conditions and palliative care needs. Objective To evaluate, for this population: (i) the prevalence of PIMs; (ii) the possible risk factors associated with its onset; and (iii) the related clinical consequences. Setting Acute-hospital care Geriatric Unit (AGU) in County of Osona, Spain...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739263/pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-titrated-subcutaneous-ketamine-in-older-patients-with-treatment-resistant-depression
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Duncan George, Verònica Gálvez, Donel Martin, Divya Kumar, John Leyden, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Simon Harper, Henry Brodaty, Paul Glue, Rohan Taylor, Philip B Mitchell, Colleen K Loo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous ketamine for geriatric treatment-resistant depression. Secondary aims were to examine if repeated treatments were safe and more effective in inducing or prolonging remission than a single treatment. METHODS: In this double-blind, controlled, multiple-crossover study with a 6-month follow-up (randomized controlled trial [RCT] phase), 16 participants (≥60 years) with treatment-resistant depression who relapsed after remission or did not remit in the RCT were administered an open-label phase...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734173/reliability-and-validity-of-the-tilburg-frailty-indicator-tfi-among-chinese-community-dwelling-older-people
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Lijuan Dong, Na Liu, Xiaoyu Tian, Xiaoxia Qiao, Robbert J J Gobbens, Robert L Kane, Cuili Wang
OBJECTIVE: To translate the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) into Chinese and assess its reliability and validity. METHODS: A sample of 917 community-dwelling older people, aged ≥60 years, in a Chinese city was included between August 2015 and March 2016. Construct validity was assessed using alternative measures corresponding to the TFI items, including self-rated health status (SRH), unintentional weight loss, walking speed, timed-up-and-go tests (TUGT), making telephone calls, grip strength, exhaustion, Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ), Geriatric Depression scale (GDS-15), emotional role, Adaptability Partnership Growth Affection and Resolve scale (APGAR) and Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS)...
July 15, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731429/severity-of-depression-impacts-imminent-conversion-from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Michaela Defrancesco, Josef Marksteiner, Georg Kemmler, Walter Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Imrich Blasko, Eberhard A Deisenhammer
BACKGROUND: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has been suggested to represent a prodromal stage of dementia and to confer a high risk for conversion to dementia Alzheimer's type (DAT). OBJECTIVES: In this study, we examined the predictive value of depressive symptoms and neuropsychological variables on conversion of MCI to DAT. METHODS: Neuropsychological and clinical follow-up data of 260 MCI patients seen at the Psychiatric Memory Clinic of the Medical University of Innsbruck between 2005 and 2015 were analyzed retrospectively...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728617/self-reported-sleep-quality-duration-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-older-chinese-evidence-from-a-rural-town-in-suzhou-china
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Chen-Wei Pan, Xiaoling Cong, Hui-Jun Zhou, Jing Li, Hong-Peng Sun, Yong Xu, Pei Wang
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To determine the associations of self-reported sleep quality and duration with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in older Chinese. METHODS: We analyzed community-based cross-sectional data of 5,539 individuals aged 60 years and older in the Weitang Geriatric Disease Study. Information of sleep quality and duration were self-reported through participants' responses to predefined questions; HRQOL data were collected by using the European Quality of Life-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727796/effects-of-health-risk-assessment-and-counselling-on-physical-activity-in-older-people-a-pragmatic-randomised-trial
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Anna Marie Herghelegiu, André Moser, Gabriel Ioan Prada, Stephan Born, Matthias Wilhelm, Andreas E Stuck
BACKGROUND: Interventions to increase physical activity (PA) among older community-dwelling adults may be enhanced by using multidimensional health risk assessment (HRA) as a basis for PA counselling. METHODS: The study was conducted among nondisabled but mostly frail persons 65 years of age and older at an ambulatory geriatric clinic in Bucharest, Romania. From May to July 2014, 200 participants were randomly allocated to intervention and control groups. Intervention group participants completed an initial HRA questionnaire and then had monthly counselling sessions with a geriatrician over a period of six months that were aimed at increasing low or maintaining higher PA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721433/oral-health-and-the-frail-elderly
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L Rapp, S Sourdet, B Vellas, M-H Lacoste-Ferré
INTRODUCTION: The relationships between oral health conditions and frailty have rarely been explored. A systematic review of frailty components and oral health concluded that differences in study population endpoint criteria and study design cannot establish a relationship between frailty and oral health. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the distribution of the OHAT (Oral Health Assessment Tool) score in a population of frail subjects and to assess associated parameters (age, socio-economic status, living conditions, education level, nutritional habits, cognitive functioning, autonomy)...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721431/depressive-symptoms-falls-and-fear-of-falling-in-old-korean-adults-the-korean-longitudinal-study-on-health-and-aging-klosha
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Y Park, N-J Paik, K W Kim, H-C Jang, J-Y Lim
Fall is a common cause of disability and death in old adults, and much research has been focused on identifying risk factors and developing preventive measures. Yet the majority of preceding research has been focused on physical performance. This study aims to evaluate the association between fall and depressive symptoms in community-dwelling elderly. Cross-sectional data of 431 men and 546 women was collected from old Korean adults living in Seongnam, Korea. Geriatric fall assessment was conducted by self-report questionnaires...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716256/post-stroke-depression-in-ghana-characteristics-and-correlates
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Carolyn Jenkins, Arti Singh, Mayowa Owolabi, Akin Ojagbemi, Nathaniel Adusei, Raelle Saulson, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Poststroke depression (PSD) is prevalent and is an important determinant of functional recovery, quality of life and mortality after stroke. Scanty data on the nature of PSD among stroke survivors in sub-Saharan Africa prompted this study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and predictors of depression in a convenience sample of Ghanaian stroke survivors. METHODS: We evaluated consecutive stroke survivors encountered at a comprehensive neurology clinic in a tertiary medical center in Ghana...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712980/association-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-bone-mineral-density-in-elderly-women
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Smita Saraykar, Vineeth John, Bo Cao, Matthew Hnatow, Catherine G Ambrose, Nahid Rianon
Depression and osteoporosis are 2 common comorbidities in geriatric patients. There are concerns about the deleterious effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant use on bone mineral density (BMD). We examined the association between SSRI use and BMD in elderly women (≥65 yr) referred to a geriatric osteoporosis clinic for bone health evaluation. Cross-sectional analyses using the general linear model were performed on data collected retrospectively from August 2010 to April 2015...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712623/valid-outcome-measures-in-care-for-older-people-comparing-the-ascot-and-the-icecap-o
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mariska Q N Hackert, Job van Exel, Werner B F Brouwer
BACKGROUND: Limited health care budgets and population aging result in a need to compare care services on their benefits and costs. Because services for older people often aim to improve multiple life aspects, valid measures are needed to examine their benefits on individuals' health and well-being simultaneously. Two measures may meet this end: the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) and the ICEpop CAPability measure for Older people (ICECAP-O). OBJECTIVES: To compare the validity of both measures, the ASCOT and the ICECAP-O...
July 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711192/predictors-of-anxiety-in-early-stage-parkinson-s-disease-results-from-the-first-two-years-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sonja Rutten, Peter M van der Ven, Daniel Weintraub, Gregory M Pontone, Albert F G Leentjens, Henk W Berendse, Ysbrand D van der Werf, Odile A van den Heuvel
AIM: Anxiety has a negative impact on daily functioning and quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study aims at assessing which sociodemographic and clinical characteristics predict the course of anxiety in early PD. METHODS: The participants of this two-year prospective cohort study were recently diagnosed PD patients not receiving psychiatric medications or dopamine replacement therapy at baseline. Assessments were performed annually after baseline...
July 5, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705225/the-impact-of-social-engagement-on-health-related-quality-of-life-and-depressive-symptoms-in-old-age-evidence-from-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-in-germany
#18
André Hajek, Christian Brettschneider, Tina Mallon, Annette Ernst, Silke Mamone, Birgitt Wiese, Siegfried Weyerer, Jochen Werle, Michael Pentzek, Angela Fuchs, Janine Stein, Tobias Luck, Horst Bickel, Dagmar Weeg, Michael Wagner, Kathrin Heser, Wolfgang Maier, Martin Scherer, Steffi G Riedel-Heller, Hans-Helmut König
BACKGROUND: Thus far, only a few longitudinal studies investigated the impact of social engagement on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depressive symptoms in old age. Therefore, we aimed to examine the impact of social engagement on HRQoL and depressive symptoms in late life. METHODS: Individuals aged 75 years and over at baseline were interviewed every 1.5 years in a multicenter prospective cohort study in Germany. While HRQoL was quantified by using the Visual Analogue Scale (EQ VAS) of the EQ-5D instrument, depressive symptoms was assessed by using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)...
July 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699992/changes-in-frailty-conditions-and-phenotype-components-in-elderly-after-hospitalization
#19
Gianna Fiori Marchiori, Darlene Mara Dos Santos Tavares
Objective: describing the changes in frailty conditions over the period of a year after hospital discharge, verifying predictive variables for changes in frailty conditions and frailty phenotype components according to worsening, improving and stable groups. Method: a longitudinal survey carried out with 129 elderly. A structured form for socioeconomic and health data, scales (Geriatric Depression Scale - short form, Katz scale, Lawton and Brody scale) and frailty phenotype according to Fried were used...
July 10, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697559/depressive-symptoms-and-tau-accumulation-in-the-inferior-temporal-lobe-and-entorhinal-cortex-in-cognitively-normal-older-adults-a-pilot-study
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Jennifer R Gatchel, Nancy J Donovan, Joseph J Locascio, Aaron P Schultz, J Alex Becker, Jasmeer Chhatwal, Kathryn V Papp, Rebecca E Amariglio, Dorene M Rentz, Deborah Blacker, Reisa A Sperling, Keith A Johnson, Gad A Marshall
BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms are common in older adults and associated with increased morbidity and cognitive decline. These symptoms occur during preclinical and prodromal stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD), but their relationship to tau, one of the main AD proteinopathies, is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the cross-sectional association between depressive symptoms and cerebral tau [18F T807 (also known as 18F-AV-1451) tau positron emission tomography (PET) imaging] in cognitively normal (CN) older adults...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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