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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289397/are-older-adults-less-embodied-a-review-of-age-effects-through-the-lens-of-embodied-cognition
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Matthew C Costello, Emily K Bloesch
Embodied cognition is a theoretical framework which posits that cognitive function is intimately intertwined with the body and physical actions. Although the field of psychology is increasingly accepting embodied cognition as a viable theory, it has rarely been employed in the gerontological literature. However, embodied cognition would appear to have explanatory power for aging research given that older adults typically manifest concurrent physical and mental changes, and that research has indicated a correlative relationship between such changes...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283773/acknowledgement-of-2016-journal-of-cross-cultural-gerontology-reviewers
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273229/setting-health-priorities-in-a-community-a-case-example
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Fábio Alexandre Melo do Rego Sousa, Maria José Garcia Goulart, Antonieta Manuela Dos Santos Braga, Clara Maria Oliveira Medeiros, Débora Cristina Martins Rego, Flávio Garcia Vieira, Helder José Alves da Rocha Pereira, Helena Margarida Correia Vicente Tavares, Marta Maria Puim Loura
OBJECTIVE: To describe the methodology used in the process of setting health priorities for community intervention in a community of older adults. METHODS: Based on the results of a health diagnosis related to active aging, a prioritization process was conceived to select the priority intervention problem. The process comprised four successive phases of problem analysis and classification: (1) grouping by level of similarity, (2) classification according to epidemiological criteria, (3) ordering by experts, and (4) application of the Hanlon method...
March 2, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259117/mitochondrial-genome-and-longevity
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REVIEW
R A Zinovkin, M V Skulachev, V P Skulachev
The mitochondrial genome provides not only respiratory chain function, but it also ensures the impact of mitochondria on nearly all crucial metabolic processes. It is well known that mitochondria regulate aging and lifespan. However, until now there were no direct experimental data concerning the influence of various mitochondrial DNA variants on lifespan of animals with identical nuclear genome. In a recent paper of J. A. Enríquez and coworkers (Latorre-Pellicer, A., et al. (2016) Nature, 535, 561-565), it was shown that mice carrying nuclear DNA from one strain and mitochondrial DNA from another had longer median lifespan and retarded development of various aging traits...
December 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253411/socioeconomic-and-demographic-disparities-in-caregiving-intensity-and-quality-of-life-in-informal-caregivers-a-first-look-at-the-national-study-of-caregiving
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Steven A Cohen, Sarah K Cook, Trisha A Sando, Monique J Brown, Daniel R Longo
Informal caregiving is an integral component of the health care system, saving the national economy more than $522 billion annually. The current study examined how the association between caregiving intensity and caregiver quality of life varies by sociodemographic factors through a secondary analysis of the National Study of Caregiving. Generalized linear models assessed the associations among four aspects of caregiving intensity, three aspects of caregiver quality of life, and key sociodemographic factors...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253410/activity-monitoring-and-heart-rate-variability-as-indicators-of-fall-risk-proof-of-concept-for-application-of-wearable-sensors-in-the-acute-care-setting
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Javad Razjouyan, Gurtej Singh Grewal, Cindy Rishel, Sairam Parthasarathy, Jane Mohler, Bijan Najafi
Growing concern for falls in acute care settings could be addressed with objective evaluation of fall risk. The current proof-of-concept study evaluated the feasibility of using a chest-worn sensor during hospitalization to determine fall risk. Physical activity and heart rate variability (HRV) of 31 volunteers admitted to a 29-bed adult inpatient unit were recorded using a single chest-worn sensor. Sensor data during the first 24-hour recording were analyzed. Participants were stratified using the Hendrich II fall risk assessment into high and low fall risk groups...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253409/enhancing-care-for-hospitalized-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-development-of-a-formal-educational-program-for-nursing-staff
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Mary C DiBartolo
Although not generally a primary admission diagnosis, Parkinson's disease (PD) can be a significant comorbidity during hospitalization. Hospitalized individuals with PD can experience a variety of complications, such as confusion, pneumonia, and urinary infections. More than 20% of patients experience deterioration in symptoms and hospital stays are extended by an average of 4 days. Late, omitted, or inappropriate medications are frequent culprits leading to serious consequences, including falls and aspiration...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253408/functions-and-value-of-reminiscence-for-nursing-home-staff
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Alison E Kris, Linda A Henkel, Kaitlyn M Krauss, Sarah C Birney
The purpose of the current study was to understand (a) the extent to which reminiscence is used among nursing home staff (RNs, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants), (b) the reasons nursing home staff engage in reminiscence activities with nursing home residents, and (c) the value they attribute to these activities. The degree to which engagement in reminiscence activities by nursing staff contributed to knowledge about residents was also explored. The most frequently used functions of reminiscence, as reported by nursing staff, were to calm anxiety, help residents see meaning in life, and reorient confused residents...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253407/culturally-responsive-pain-management-for-black-older-adults
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Sheria G Robinson-Lane, Staja Q Booker
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS XX contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244353/brocklehurst-s-textbook-of-geriatric-medicine-and-gerontology-fillit-howard-m-rockwood-kenneth-and-young-john-brocklehurst-s-textbook-of-geriatric-medicine-and-gerontology-1168pp-%C3%A2-164-69-elsevier-9780702061851-0702061859-formula-see-text
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This, the eighth edition of a well-regarded textbook, has been revised to focus on frailty. Its contributors include several nurses and the book covers a wide range of topics, including biological, medical, psychological and social gerontology. It also covers all the main body systems, which means it should be useful to nurses across a range of specialties.
February 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236606/physical-function-differences-between-the-stages-from-normal-cognition-to-moderate-alzheimer-disease
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Chisato Fujisawa, Hiroyuki Umegaki, Kazushi Okamoto, Hirotaka Nakashima, Masafumi Kuzuya, Kenji Toba, Takashi Sakurai
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the differences in the physical function test results across stages from normal cognition (NC) to moderate Alzheimer disease (AD) and how risk factors of physical function decline are correlated with the physical function test results. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of outpatients at the Memory Disorder Outpatient Center of Japan's National Center of Geriatrics and Gerontology. PARTICIPANTS: We enrolled 882 individuals aged ≥65 diagnosed with NC (n = 210), amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI; n = 273), mild AD (n = 181) or moderate AD (n = 197)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231356/using-ethical-frameworks-in-times-of-transition-and-uncertainty
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Eileen M Sullivan-Marx
Health care policy is never easy and always fraught with concerns about quality, access, and cost. Currently, uncertainty abounds regarding new federal and state policies on the horizon for older adult care and quality. Empirics undergird most policy-making decisions regarding risk/benefit, cost, and knowing the best action to put in place for the best results. However, in times of great change in policy direction and political viewpoints, empirical knowledge must be combined with ethical knowledge for planning and implementation...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222273/competencies-in-european-gerontological-higher-education-an-explorative-study-on-core-elements
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Eric C Schoenmakers, Joann Damron-Rodriguez, Janet C Frank, Birgit Pianosi, Jan S Jukema
This study explores whether there is a common core of competencies in European gerontology education programs by doing a cross-comparison of five undergraduate-level programs. Content analysis of competency profile documents at the five European educational programs were studied using thematic analysis. Study results document that there indeed is a common core of elements in gerontological educational programs. Three clusters which included a total of 15 categories were identified. The clusters were labeled professional attitude, communication skills, and service provision...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215252/can-sleep-disturbance-influence-changes-in-mental-health-status-longitudinal-research-evidence-from-ageing-studies-in-england-and-japan
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N Cable, T Chandola, J Aida, M Sekine, G Netuveli
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the role of sleep disturbance in relation to changes in depressive states. We used data obtained from the participants aged 65 and over in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA, waves four and five, N = 3108) and the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES, 2010 and 2013 sweeps, N = 7527) to examine whether sleep disturbance is longitudinally associated with older adults' patterns of depressive states. METHODS: We created four patterns of depressive states (non-case, recovered, onset, repeatedly depressive) by combining responses to the measures (scoring four or more on seven items from the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for the ELSA participants and scoring five or more for the Geriatric Depression Scale-15 for the JAGES participants) obtained at the baseline and follow-up...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188962/impact-of-poor-sleep-quality-and-physical-inactivity-on-cognitive-function-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Sho Nakakubo, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Sangyoon Lee, Sungchul Lee, Ryo Hotta, Seongryu Bae, Takao Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shimada
AIM: The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the combination of subjective sleep quality and physical activity is associated with cognitive performance among community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional data on 5381 older adults who participated in part of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology - Study of Geriatric Syndromes were analyzed. We assessed general cognitive impairment using the Mini-Mental State Examination, and also assessed story memory, attention, executive function and processing speed using the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology Functional Assessment Tool...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186825/balancing-safety-and-harm-for-older-adults-with-dementia-in-rural-emergency-departments-healthcare-professionals-perspectives
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Kathleen F Hunter, Belinda Parke, Maureen Babb, Dorothy Forbes, Laurel Strain
INTRODUCTION: The emergency department (ED) is a potentially harmful environment for older adults with dementia, and rural EDs face unique challenges in providing care to this population. The purpose of this study was to understand safety and harm in rural ED transitional care for community dwelling older adults with dementia from the perspective of healthcare professionals (HCPs). METHODS: An interpretive, descriptive exploratory design from a social ecological perspective was used...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178954/experiencing-aging-or-demystifying-myths-impact-of-different-geriatrics-and-gerontology-teaching-strategies-in-first-year-medical-students
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Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Isabella Noceli de Oliveira, Alexander Moreira-Almeida, Oscarina da Silva Ezequiel
BACKGROUND: With the aging of the population comes a greater need for geriatric and gerontology teaching. However, there is currently a dearth of investigations on the impact of different educational methodologies for teaching in this area early in medical courses. The present study aims to determine the impact of two educational strategies on the topic "Geriatrics and Gerontology" ("experiencing aging" and "myths of aging") as compared to a control group (no intervention) on the attitudes, empathy and knowledge of first year medical students...
February 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177144/ageing-dementia-and-the-social-mind-past-present-and-future-perspectives
#18
Paul Higgs, Chris Gilleard
Accompanying the ageing of contemporary ageing societies is an increase in age associated morbidity, with dementia having an important impact. Mental frailty in later life is a source of fear for many and a major policy concern to all those concerned with health and welfare services. This introduction to the special issue on 'Ageing, dementia and the social mind' situates the selected papers within the context of debates about dementia and its social relations. In particular it draws attention to the importance of the social imaginary of the fourth age and what this means for the issue of personhood, care, social representations of dementia and its social contextualisation...
February 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169107/development-of-an-instrument-for-community-level-health-related-social-capital-among-japanese-older-people-the-jages-project
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Masashige Saito, Naoki Kondo, Jun Aida, Ichiro Kawachi, Shihoko Koyama, Toshiyuki Ojima, Katsunori Kondo
BACKGROUND: We developed and validated an instrument to measure community-level social capital based on data derived from older community dwellers in Japan. METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study, a nationwide survey involving 123,760 functionally independent older people nested within 702 communities (i.e., school districts). We conducted exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses on survey items to determine the items in a multi-dimensional scale to measure community social capital...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165661/robust-universal-biomarker-assay-to-detect-senescent-cells-in-biological-specimens
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Konstantinos Evangelou, Nikolaos Lougiakis, Sophia V Rizou, Athanassios Kotsinas, Dimitris Kletsas, Daniel Muñoz-Espín, Nikolaos G Kastrinakis, Nicole Pouli, Panagiotis Marakos, Paul Townsend, Manuel Serrano, Jiri Bartek, Vassilis G Gorgoulis
Cellular senescence contributes to organismal development, aging, and diverse pathologies, yet available assays to detect senescent cells remain unsatisfactory. Here, we designed and synthesized a lipophilic, biotin-linked Sudan Black B (SBB) analogue suitable for sensitive and specific, antibody-enhanced detection of lipofuscin-containing senescent cells in any biological material. This new hybrid histo-/immunochemical method is easy to perform, reliable, and universally applicable to assess senescence in biomedicine, from cancer research to gerontology...
February 2017: Aging Cell
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