Aging

Malnutrition in Older Adults – Urgent Need for Action: A Plea for Improving the Nutritional Situation of Older Adults

Volkert D. Gerontology. 2013 Feb 8. [Epub ahead of print] Source:  Institute for Biomedicine of Aging, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany. During the past decades, malnutrition has attracted increasing scientific attention and is by now regarded as a true geriatric syndrome characterized by multifactorial causality, identified by symptoms and accompanied by frailty, disability and poor outcome. […]

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Healthy aging for older adults with intellectual and development disabilities

Bishop KM, Robinson LM, VanLare S. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2013 Jan;51(1):15-8. SOURCE:  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. The number of older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has increased rapidly in the United States as part of the general “graying”of the country. This has presented challenges in maintaining […]

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Empowering older adults to manage chronic conditions and reduce their risk for falls

Wood JK. Minn Med. 2013 Jan;96(1):47-8. SOURCE:  Aging and Adult Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services, USA. Chronic diseases and falls are among the major causes of death and disability among people age 65 and older. Often, they can be managed or, in the case of falls, prevented. Studies have shown that programs that […]

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Variation in Older Americans Act caregiver service use, unmet hours of care, and independence among Hispanics, African Americans, and Whites

Herrera AP, George R, Angel JL, Markides K, Torres-Gil F. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2013 Jan;32(1):35-56. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2012.755143. Source:   University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Health Administration and Policy Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology/Center for Aging Studies, 252 Public Policy Building, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA. angelph@umbc.edu Home- and community-based services (HCBS) […]

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Geriatric syndromes and incident disability in older women: results from the women’s health initiative observational study

Rosso AL, Eaton CB, Wallace R, Gold R, Stefanick ML, Ockene JK, Curb JD, Michael YL. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Mar;61(3):371-9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12147. Epub 2013 Mar 1. SOURCE:  Department of Epidemiology, Center for Aging and Population Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. OBJECTIVES: To determine how the number […]

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Validating functional measures of physical ability for aging people with intellectual developmental disability

Maring JR, Costello E, Birkmeier MC, Richards M, Alexander LM. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Mar;118(2):124-40. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-118.2.124. SOURCE: The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. maringj@gwu.edu Unlike the aging population without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), few standardized performance measures exist to assess physical function and risk for adverse outcomes such as nonfatal, […]

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Predicting functional decline of older men living in veteran homes by minimum data set: implications for disability prevention programs in long term care settings

Chen LY, Liu LK, Liu CL, Peng LN, Lin MH, Chen LK, Lan CF, Chang PL. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Apr;14(4):309.e9-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2013.01.017. SOURCE:  Aging and Health Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the risk and protective factors for functional decline of veteran home residents in Taiwan to […]

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Optimizing Mobility in Later Life: The Role of the Urban Built Environment for Older Adults Aging in Place

Clarke P, Gallagher NA. J Urban Health. 2013 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print] Source:  Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104, USA, pjclarke@umich.edu. Hazards in the urban built environment can create barriers to mobility among older adults aging in place. We investigated the relationship between urban built […]

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Gerontechnology: providing a helping hand when caring for cognitively impaired older adults-intermediate results from a controlled study on the satisfaction and acceptance of informal caregivers.

Mitseva A, Peterson CB, Karamberi C, Oikonomou LCh, Ballis AV, Giannakakos C, Dafoulas GE. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2012;2012:401705. doi: 10.1155/2012/401705. Epub 2012 Mar 22. SOURCE:  North Denmark EU-Office, Aalborg Municipality, Boulevarden 13, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark. The incidence of cognitive impairment in older age is increasing, as is the number of cognitively impaired older adults […]

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Effects of an assistive technology intervention on older adults with disabilities and their informal caregivers: an exploratory randomized controlled trial.

Mortenson WB, Demers L, Fuhrer MJ, Jutai JW, Lenker J, DeRuyter F. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Apr;92(4):297-306. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31827d65bf. SOURCE:  Centre de recherche de l’institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Montreal, PQ, Canada. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate experimentally that an assistive technology (AT) intervention improves older AT users’ […]

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