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David G Armstrong, Bijan Najafi, Mohsen Shahinpoor
Smart multifunctional materials can play a constructive role in addressing some very important aging-related issues. Aging affects the ability of older adults to continue to live safely and economically in their own residences for as long as possible. Thus, there will be a greater need for preventive, acute, rehabilitative, and long-term health care services for older adults as well as a need for tools to enable them to function independently during daily activities. The objective of this paper is, thus, to present a comprehensive review of some potential smart materials and their areas of applications to gerontology...
January 12, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070478/the-effect-of-modifiable-healthy-practices-on-higher-level-functional-capacity-decline-among-japanese-community-dwellers
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Rei Otsuka, Yukiko Nishita, Chikako Tange, Makiko Tomida, Yuki Kato, Mariko Nakamoto, Fujiko Ando, Hiroshi Shimokata, Takao Suzuki
This study aimed to clarify the effects of the accumulation of 8 modifiable practices related to health, including smoking, alcohol drinking, physical activity, sleeping hours, body mass index, dietary diversity, ikigai (life worth living), and health checkup status, on higher-level functional capacity decline among Japanese community dwellers. Data were derived from the National Institute for Longevity Sciences - Longitudinal Study of Aging. Subjects comprised 1269 men and women aged 40 to 79 years at baseline (1997-2000) who participated in a follow-up postal survey (2013)...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060887/association-between-social-relationship-and-glycemic-control-among-older-japanese-jages-cross-sectional-study
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Kenichi Yokobayashi, Ichiro Kawachi, Katsunori Kondo, Naoki Kondo, Yuiko Nagamine, Yukako Tani, Kokoro Shirai, Susumu Tazuma
AIM: The present study examined whether social support, informal socializing and social participation are associated with glycemic control in older people. METHODS: Data for this population-based cross-sectional study was obtained from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) 2010 linked to the annual health check-up data in Japan. We analyzed 9,554 individuals aged ≥65 years without the certification of needed long-term care. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to assess the effect of social support, informal socializing and social participations on glycemic control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053011/dismantling-the-silence-lgbtq-aging-emerging-from-the-margins
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Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen
Historical, environmental, and cultural contexts intersect with aging, sexuality, and gender across communities and generations. My scholarship investigates health and well-being over the life course across marginalized communities, including LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) midlife and older adults, native communities experiencing cardiovascular risk, and families in China living with HIV, in order to balance the realities of unique lives in contemporary society. By probing the intersection of age, sexuality, and gender, my analysis is informed by both personal and professional experiences...
January 3, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049446/a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-association-between-dynapenia-and-higher-level-functional-capacity-in-daily-living-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-japan
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Masaki Iwamura, Masao Kanauchi
BACKGROUND: There are many reports that dynapenia, sarcopenia and frailty each have associations with bodily function or with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). However, studies that compare all three conditions and their effects on IADL are lacking. The purpose of this study is to examine associations of sarcopenia, frailty, and dynapenia with IADL. METHODS: Participants included 123 community-dwelling older adults (31 men, 92 women,) aged 65 years or older (75...
January 3, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048989/-role-of-the-advanced-practice-nurse-in-gerontology
#6
Aude Albert
An advanced practice nurse in gerontology, working in an in-home nursing care department, describes her missions with the teams, the patient and the carers.
January 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035933/frontal-lobe-function-correlates-with%C3%A2-one-year-incidence-of-urinary-incontinence-in-elderly-with-alzheimer-disease
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Taiki Sugimoto, Masaki Yoshida, Rei Ono, Shunsuke Murata, Naoki Saji, Shumpei Niida, Kenji Toba, Takashi Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is frequently observed in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although previous works highlight the association between frontal lobe-related function and UI, causal relationship is unclear. OBJECTS: To clarify the longitudinal association between frontal lobe function and the incidence of UI at 1 year in patients with AD. METHODS: The subjects were 215 continent AD patients who attended the Memory Clinic of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of Japan during the period from March 2011 to December 2014...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032792/james-e-jim-birren-1918-2016
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Harvey L Sterns, K Warner Schaie
Presents an obituary for James E. "Jim" Birren, who passed away on January 15, 2016, at the age of 97. A pioneer in aging research, Jim is considered by many to be the father of modern gerontological psychology. (PsycINFO Database Record
December 2016: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029606/lacunar-infarcts-rather-than-white-matter-hyperintensity-as-a-predictor-of-future-higher-level-functional-decline-the-ohasama-study
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Megumi Tsubota-Utsugi, Michihiro Satoh, Naoki Tomita, Azusa Hara, Takeo Kondo, Miki Hosaka, Sho Saito, Kei Asayama, Ryusuke Inoue, Mikio Hirano, Aya Hosokawa, Keiko Murakami, Takahisa Murakami, Hirohito Metoki, Masahiro Kikuya, Shin-Ichi Izumi, Yutaka Imai, Takayoshi Ohkubo
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the associations between silent cerebrovascular lesions, characterized by lacunar infarcts and white matter hyperintensity, and future decline in higher level functional capacity in older community-dwelling adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this observational study, we selected individuals from the general population of Ohasama, a rural Japanese community. Three hundred thirty-one participants who were free of functional decline at baseline and who were at least 60 years old underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging and answered a questionnaire on higher level functional capacity derived from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Index of Competence...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028278/-feasibility-study-of-a-one-day-educational-program-to-train-advance-care-planning-facilitators-acpfs-in-regional-areas
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Mitsunori Nishikawa, Hisayuki Miura, Sanae Oya, Tomonari Kato, Hiroyuki Nagae, Yoshiyuki Osada, Tetsuya Watanabe, Sachiko Matsuoka, Yasuro Otsuka, Mie Yamaguchi, Kazuko Watanabe, Katsutoshi Kito, Hatsue Ooi, Naoko Suzuki
Promoting advance care planning in regional areas is important. Education For Implementing End-of-Life Discussion(EFIELD) is a two-day educational program for Advance Care Planning Facilitators(ACPFs)developed by the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. Unfortunately, some trainers experience difficulties implementing the content of the program, and some trainees feel the program is too long for implementation in many regional areas. The purpose of the research is to clarify the feasibility of ACPFs education using a one-day program in regional areas...
December 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027023/interventions-for-healthy-aging-among-mature-black-lesbians-recommendations-gathered-through-community-based-research
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Kristie L Seelman, Mary Anne Adams, Tonia Poteat
Black lesbians have unique needs for gerontological services that reflect their experiences of intersectional oppression and resilience. Yet there is a major knowledge gap about interventions that promote healthy aging in this population, as voiced by Black lesbians themselves. To address this need, 100 Black lesbians, ranging in age from 41 to 91, participated in focus groups in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss their experiences of aging, health needs, and recommendations for interventions. Through thematic analysis, we identified six themes related to suggested approaches for healthy aging interventions...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Women & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025308/2-5-dimethyl-celecoxib-extends-drosophila-life-span-via-a-mechanism-that-requires-insulin-and-target-of-rapamycin-signaling
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Qi Wu, Ting Lian, Xiaolan Fan, Chaochun Song, Uma Gaur, Xueping Mao, Deying Yang, Matthew D W Piper, Mingyao Yang
The search for antiaging drugs is a key component of gerontology research. A few drugs with positive effects on life span in model organisms have been found. Here, we report that 2,5-dimethyl-celecoxib, a derivative of the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib, can extend Drosophila life span and delay aging by a mechanism involving insulin signaling and target of rapamycin signaling. Importantly, its positive effects were apparent when the treatment window was restricted to the beginning of life or the later half...
December 26, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997313/they-survived-we-can-help-them-thrive-older-adult-refugees-in-the-united-states
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Mitra Ahmadinejad-Naseh, Shanna L Burke
As of November 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) classified nine ongoing conflicts as limited, eleven as significant, and six as critical in terms of their impact on the United States' interests. The CFR evaluated all of these conflicts as worsening or remaining unchanged. During the past few years, several conflicts have started, but few have been resolved. Ongoing conflicts and fear of persecution resulted in the forced displacement of millions of individuals in recent years. The population of forcibly displaced individuals rose to 65...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997293/gerontological-social-workers-are-key-to-a-sustainable-long-term-services-and-supports-system
#14
Carrie Henning-Smith
Of the myriad challenges that the new administration and 115th Congress will face, one of the most pressing will be establishing a sustainable long-term services and supports (LTSS) system responsive to the aging US population. Currently, the majority of LTSS is paid for with Medicaid and other public programs; an additional and sizeable burden falls on unpaid caregivers. Individuals generally have unrealistic expectations about their likelihood of needing LTSS and a minority of adults have made any concrete plans for their own care...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974855/exercising-alone-versus-with-others-and-associations-with-subjective-health-status-in-older-japanese-the-jages-cohort-study
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Satoru Kanamori, Tomoko Takamiya, Shigeru Inoue, Yuko Kai, Ichiro Kawachi, Katsunori Kondo
Although exercising with others may have extra health benefits compared to exercising alone, few studies have examined the differences. We sought to examine whether the association of regular exercise to subjective health status differs according to whether people exercise alone and/or with others, adjusting for frequency of exercise. The study was based on the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) Cohort Study data. Participants were 21,684 subjects aged 65 or older. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to examine the association...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974472/better-cognition-in-new-birth-cohorts-of-70-year-olds-but-greater-decline-thereafter
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Valgeir Thorvaldsson, Peter Karlsson, Johan Skoog, Ingmar Skoog, Boo Johansson
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate birth cohort differences in level of cognition and rate of change in old age. METHODS: Data were drawn from three population-based Swedish samples including age-homogenous cohorts born 1901/02, 1906/07, and 1930, and measured on the same cognitive tests at ages 70, 75, and 79 as part of the Gerontological and Geriatric Populations Studies in Gothenburg (H70). We fitted growth curve models to the data using a Bayesian framework and derived estimates and inferences from the marginal posterior distributions...
January 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974471/50-years-of-cognitive-aging-theory
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Nicole D Anderson, Fergus I M Craik
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this Introduction to the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences special issue on "50 Years of Cognitive Aging Theory" are to provide a brief overview of cognitive aging research prior to 1965 and to highlight significant developments in cognitive aging theory over the last 50 years. METHOD: Historical and recent theories of cognitive aging were reviewed, with a particular focus on those not directly covered by the articles included in this special issue...
January 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968944/gapna-consensus-statement-on-proficiencies-for-the-aprn-gerontological-specialist-proficiency-statement-6
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Katherine M Aldrich, Valerie K Sabol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968942/gapna-consensus-statement-on-proficiencies-for-the-aprn-gerontological-specialist-proficiency-statement-5
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Laurie Kennedy-Malone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968941/addressing-future-demands-development-of-an-online-gerontological-nursing-course
#20
Beth Mastel-Smith, Tracy Nash, Kleanthe Caruso
Nursing students often hold negative views of and do not want to work with older people. Innovative approaches to engage nursing students in geriatric content hold the potential to improve attitudes, a crucial step in meeting the aging population's healthcare needs. This article describes the process of developing, implementing and evaluating an online, undergraduate nursing gerontology course. Development was based on Mezirow's Transformative Learning Theory. Student reflections collected from approximately 200 individuals over two semesters about knowledge gained and the effect on attitudes about aging and older adults are summarized...
September 2016: Geriatric Nursing
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