To determine whether type 2 diabetes is associated with fracture in older women, we analyzed data from 9654 women, age 65 yr or older, in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. Diabetes with age at onset 40 yr or older was reported by 657 women, of whom 106 used insulin. A total of 2624 women experienced… Read More »»
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD) Format newsletter RRTCADD has started the Sibling Connections newsletter as a resource for siblings who are interested in advocacy and care issues for their brothers and sisters with disabilities. Contact URL http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rrtcamr/SCresource.html Contact Name John Kramer Contact Agency … Read More »»
Throughout the world all populations are seeing burgeoning numbers of “elders”, defined as persons aged 65 year and older. In many countries, including Japan, the United States, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, those aged over 65 are at or approaching 15% of the population. As their numbers have increased, so have their health care… Read More »»
Over the past century there has been a large and continuing increase in the frequency of persons aged over 65 years; particularly those aged over 100 years. During the 21st century the number of persons over 100 years will continue to increase. This will occur at such a rapid rate that the 21st century may… Read More »»
Adaptation to disability among middle-aged and older adults: the role of assimilative and accommodative coping.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the links among coping, disability, and mental health among adults who are confronted with age-related vision loss. Drawing on the model of assimilative and accommodative coping (e.g., Brandtstadter, 1999), hierarchical regressions were designed to examine the effects of coping and disability on mental health. Participants were 55… Read More »»
Effect of improving depression care on pain and functional outcomes among older adults with arthritis: a randomized controlled trial.
Context: Depression and arthritis are disabling and common health problems in late life. Depression is also a risk factor for poor health outcomes among arthritis patients. Objective: To determine whether enhancing care for depression improves pain and functional outcomes in older adults with depression and arthritis. Design, Setting, and Participants_: Preplanned subgroup analyses of Improving… Read More »»
The influence of health, social support quality and rehabilitation on depression among disabled elders.
This study examined the influence of health, social support, disability, and vision rehabilitation services on depression among visually impaired older adults seeking vision rehabilitation services. Participants (n = 95) were interviewed at application and approximately two years later. The first hierarchical regression model focused on concurrent relationships at baseline. The second model used baseline health… Read More »»
Effectiveness of a group exercise program in a long-term care facility: a randomized pilot trial. Baum EE, Jarjoura D, Polen AE, Faur D, Rutecki G. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, Canton, Ohio, USA. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2003 Mar-Apr;4(2):74-80. Objective: The purpose of this pilot was to determine whether… Read More »»
Background: The effect of the folate food fortification program on the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in the older population with coexisting vitamin B-12 deficiency is not known. Objective: The objective was to determine the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia and vitamin B-12 deficiency in elderly who were using Title IIIc nutrition services, after folate food fortification in the… Read More »»
Objective: The associations of vitamin B(12), folate, and homocysteine with depression were examined in a population-based study. Methods: The authors screened 3,884 elderly people for depressive symptoms. Subjects with positive screening results had psychiatric workups. Folate, vitamin B(12), and homocysteine blood levels were compared in 278 persons with depressive symptoms, including 112 with depressive disorders,… Read More »»