Aging

Assistive technology use of older American Indians in a southeastern tribe: the native elder care study

Goins RT, Spencer SM, Goli S, Rogers JC.  Department of Community Medicine, Center on Aging, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506, USA. rgoins@hsc.wvu.edu.  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Nov;58(11):2185-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03140.x. The objectives of this study were to examine the prevalence of assistive technology (AT) use, type of assistance used for each activity of […]

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Elderly persons in the risk zone. Design of a multidimensional, health-promoting, randomised three-armed controlled trial for “prefrail” people of 80+ years living at home

Dahlin-Ivanoff S, Gosman-Hedström G, Edberg AK, Wilhelmson K, Eklund K, Duner A, Ziden L, Welmer AK, Landahl S. BMC Geriatr. 2010 May 26;10:27. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-10-27. SOURCE:   Vårdalinstitutet, The Swedish Institute for Health Sciences, Universities of Gothenburg and Lund, Sweden. Synneve.Dahlin-Ivanoff@gu.se BACKGROUND:   The very old (80+) are often described as a “frail” group that is particularly […]

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Improving health for elderly people: an international health promotion and disease prevention agenda

Besdine RW, Wetle TF. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2010 Jun;22(3):219-30. SOURCE:   The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA. Richard_Besdine@Brown.EDU Across the world, there are substantial but missed opportunities for promoting health of older persons and extending the healthy life span. Current approaches to health care rely on late detection and […]

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Aging populations: the health and quality of life of the elderly

De Luca d’Alessandro E, Bonacci S, Giraldi G. Clin Ter. 2011;162(1):e13-8. SOURCE:  Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. eugenia.deluca@uniroma1.it The progressive tendency for the age structure of the population to shift towards the elderly has been observed in all developed countries and this has important implications for health, society, […]

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Health promotion, prevention, and rehabilitation in the elderly

Mau W, Reuter S. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 Oct;136(43):2199-204. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1292033. Epub 2011 Oct 18.  [Article in German] SOURCE:  Institut für Rehabilitationsmedizin, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. wilfried.mau@medizin.uni-halle.de Considering the increasing disability with higher age and the demographic changes health promotion, prevention and rehabilitation are of high relevance for the maintenance and restoration of activity and participation of […]

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A public health approach to addressing arthritis in older adults: the most common cause of disability

Hootman JM, Helmick CG, Brady TJ. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102(3):426-33. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300423. Epub 2012 Jan 19. SOURCE:  Arthritis Program, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA. jhootman@cdc.gov Arthritis is highly prevalent and is the leading […]

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Mobility and aging: new directions for public health action

Satariano WA, Guralnik JM, Jackson RJ, Marottoli RA, Phelan EA, Prohaska TR. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug;102(8):1508-15. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300631. Epub 2012 Jun 14. SOURCE:  School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. bills@berkeley.edu Optimal mobility, defined as relative ease and freedom of movement in all of its forms, is central […]

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Perceptions of an older patient on the role of the family doctor in health promotion: a qualitative case study

Marcinowicz L, Pawlikowska T, Windak A, Chlabicz S. J Med Case Rep. 2013 Feb 28;7(1):57. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-7-57. Department of Family Medicine and Community Nursing, Medical University of Bialystok, Mieszka I 4 B, Bialystok 15 054, Poland. ludmila.marcinowicz@umb.edu.pl. Abstract INTRODUCTION:  Health promotion and disease prevention are important aspects of primary health care. However, limited data are […]

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Mobility stress test approach to predicting frailty, disability, and mortality in high-functioning older adults

Verghese J, Holtzer R, Lipton RB, Wang C. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Oct;60(10):1901-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04145.x. Epub 2012 Sep 24. SOURCE:  Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY10461, USA. joe.verghese@einstein.yu.edu OBJECTIVES:  To examine the validity of the Walking While Talking Test (WWT), a mobility stress test, to predict frailty, disability, and death […]

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Perceptions of Successful Aging Among Diverse Elders with Late-Life Disability

Romo RD, Wallhagen MI, Yourman L, Yeung CC, Eng C, Micco G, Pérez-Stable EJ, Smith AK. Gerontologist. 2012 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] SOURCE:  Address correspondence to Rafael D. Romo, RN, PHN, MSN, UCSF School of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs N319X, 2 Koret Way, San Francisco, CA 94143-0602. E-mail: Rafael.Romo@ucsf.edu. PURPOSE:  Researchers often […]

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