Aging

Geriatric emergency preparedness and response workshops: an evaluation of knowledge, attitudes, intentions, and self-efficacy of participants

Roush RE, Tyson SK.      Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Dec;6(4):385-92. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2012.63. SOURCE:  Texas Consortium Geriatric Education Center, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine OBJECTIVE:  Older persons have levels of frailty and disability that place them at far greater risk of harm in disasters than younger adults, making it crucial for all […]

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Development and evaluation of a video exercise program for locomotive syndrome in the elderly

Hashizume H, Yoshimura N, Nagata K, Miyazaki N, Ishimoto Y, Nishiyama R, Oka H, Yamada H, Yoshida M.  Mod Rheumatol. 2013 Mar 30. [Epub ahead of print]   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayama, 649-6122, Japan, hashizum@wakayama-med.ac.jp. OBJECTIVES:  To develop and evaluate an exercise program that the elderly could […]

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Ethical issues in nutrition support of severely disabled elderly persons: a guide for health professionals

Monod S, Chiolero R, Büla C, Benaroyo L.  Service of Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Rehabilitation, University of Lausanne Medical Center, Lausanne, Switzerland. Stefanie.Monod-Zorzi@chuv.ch.   JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2011 May;35(3):295-302. doi: 10.1177/0148607111405338. Providing or withholding nutrition in severely disabled elderly persons is a challenging dilemma for families, health professionals, and institutions. Despite limited evidence that […]

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Feasibility and reliability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in older adults with intellectual disabilities

Bastiaanse LP, Vlasveld G, Penning C, Evenhuis HM.  Intellectual Disability Medicine, Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. l.bastiaanse@erasmusmc.nl.  J Nutr Health Aging. 2012;16(9):759-62. doi: 10.1007/s12603-012-0050-z. OBJECTIVE: Feasibility and reliability of the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) in older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). DESIGN: Instrument development. SETTING: Three care providers for people […]

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Do I need it? Do I really need it?” Elderly peoples experiences of unmet assistive technology device needs

Gramstad A, Storli SL, Hamran T.  Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2012 May;7(3):189-98. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2011.618212. Epub 2012 Mar 1. SOURCE: Department of Health and Care Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø , Norway. ABSTRACT: An unmet need for assistive technology devices (ATD) occurs when a person would benefit from ATD, as assessed by health-care […]

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Early menopause in women with Down’s syndrome.

We used the AAMR’s Adaptive Behavior Scale to ascertain current menstrual status in a population-based sample of 157 women with Down’s syndrome (DS) and 187 women with other intellectual disability, all 40 years of age or older. The age-adjusted likelihood of menopause was twice as high in women with DS syndrome as in women with other […]

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Older women with diabetes have an increased risk of fracture: a prospective study.

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 […]

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Comorbidity of depression with other medical diseases in the elderly.

A major factor in the context of evaluating depression in the elderly is the role of medical problems. With aging there is a rapid increase in the prevalence of a number of medical disorders, including cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and arthritis. In this article, we hope to bring clarity to the […]

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Women with spinal cord injury and the impact of aging.

Objective: The objectives of this study were to describe what women with longstanding spinal cord injury (SCI) feel they are experiencing as they age, how they are coping and what they require in order to ensure their continued social and economic participation in society. Study Design, Methods, and Setting: A naturalistic approach was taken, incorporating […]

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Teaching for life: integrating aging into the rehabilitation education program.

As the population with spinal cord injury (SCI) steadily ages, nurses find it more and more challenging to prevent secondary complications. SCI, an already complex topic, is made more so with the addition of the aging process. Aging need not be a negative occurrence, but can be viewed as a path in life that requires careful […]

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