Sociodemographic profile and health condition of elderly patients attended at a community primary health center
Conclusion Understanding the profile of the senior population is of utmost importance so that public health programs may be carried out to meet the needs of these individuals. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - September 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Why aren't medical students specializing in geriatrics, and can arts-based experiences with the elderly help? Insights from 4th-year trainees
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Daniel R. George (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Oxidative stress is associated with increased arterial stiffness in middle-aged and elderly community-dwelling persons
Publication date: Available online 29 June 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiyax, Tomo Kusunoki, Yoshihisa Kasai, Nobuyuki Ohtsuka, Teru Kumagi Background/Purpose Oxidative stress is thought to be involved in the development of vascular dysfunction. Arterial stiffness is one of the most significant manifestations of aging and vascular disease. We investigated whether increased malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL), which is responsible for oxidative stress, was associated with increased arterial stiffness, independent of confounders o...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Concomitant use of psychotropics and donepezil in Japanese patients with dementia: Pooled postmarketing surveillance data analysis
Conclusion Psychotropic use was seen in a quarter of patients with dementia receiving donepezil in Japan. Additionally, the overall proportion decreased after the alert issued by the FDA in 2005. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Diversified psychiatric presentation in a case of progressive supranuclear palsy
Publication date: Available online 1 July 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Yu-Wen Chiu, Shwu-Hua Lee, Tu-Hsueh Yeh Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an unusual neurodegenerative disorder with variant clinical phenotypes. Accurate diagnosis is challenging in the early stage, especially in psychiatric clinics, where misdiagnoses with psychiatric illness are common. A case of PSP was difficult to differentiate from other Parkinsonian syndromes initially, and the patient's affective symptoms predated the onset of other symptoms. Gaze abnormality and frontal lobe syndromes emerged and...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Slower gait speed predicts decline in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in community-dwelling elderly: 3-year prospective finding from Living Profiles of Older People Survey in Korea
Conclusion The gait speed of 0.6 m/s may be considered as the new standard of a screening tool to predict IADL dependency in Korean people aged ≥ 65 years. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Factors of trospium treatment compliance among unemployed older persons
Conclusion High trospium treatment compliance among elderly men and women is determined by several uneven demographic, social, economic, and medical factors. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Impact of serum magnesium levels in critically ill elderly patients —A study in a rural teaching hospital
Conclusion Hypomagnesemia was associated with a slightly higher mortality rate. Requirement and duration of ventilatory support were also higher, although not statistically significant. Hypomagnesemia was not found to have any impact on the duration of medical intensive care unit stay. Monitoring of serum magnesium levels may have prognostic and perhaps therapeutic implications in the elderly. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

The impact of the presence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome in the emergency department on the timing and outcomes of medical emergency team calls after admission: A retrospective audit
Conclusion The presence of SIRS on admission may be considered in assessing early deterioration, prognosis, and treatment aims for older patients. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Five items differentiate mild to severe dementia from normal to minimal cognitive impairment —Using the Global Deterioration Scale
Conclusion We anticipate that our abridged GDS, composed of five items, will facilitate a rapid, yet effective assessment of patients in primary care centers. Its use will benefit both patients and medical professionals by minimizing the length of time required to conduct the assessment, and by allowing early diagnosis and care of patients. However, further research with a larger population is required to verify its efficacy. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - June 17, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Sex differences of sarcopenia in Asian populations: The implications in diagnosis and management
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Yi-Hui Wu, An-Chun Hwang, Li-Kuo Liu, Li-Ning Peng, Liang-Kung Chen Sarcopenia, a well-known geriatric syndrome, is defined as the age-related loss of muscle mass plus declined muscle function (muscle strength and/or physical performance). Sarcopenia is associated with a number of adverse outcomes, including poor quality of life, falls, disability, and mortality. The clinical impact of sarcopenia on older people will escalate along with the rapid growth of elderly population in Asia. Moreover, the differen...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 15, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Aspirin prescribing patterns for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in geriatric patients with diabetes: Survey of prescribers based on experience
The objective of this study is to identify aspirin-prescribing patterns and determine if it is consistent with the 2013 American Diabetes Association and American Geriatrics Association guidelines. A survey was distributed to attending physicians, fellow physicians, and mid-level practitioners in internal medicine, geriatric, cardiology, and endocrinology clinics in Detroit, MI, USA. Most providers (88%) indicated that they would give aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Of those who chose to give aspirin, all chose to prescribe a dose of 81 mg. Most providers elected to prescribe aspirin based on...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 12, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Falls in people prior to undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery: Frequency and associated factors
Conclusion Falls are common in the 12 months preceding total hip or knee surgery. A number of factors are associated with risk of multiple falls and with joint disease severity. Strategies to reduce falls risk should be a priority in the year preceding lower limb joint surgery to optimize presurgery and postsurgery outcomes. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 11, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Prevalence of risk factors for falls among elderly people living in long-term care homes
Conclusion We found that history of falls, poor vision, use of multiple medications, chronic diseases, use of walking aids, vertigo, and balance problems were associated with falls among the elderly population living in long-term care homes. Women had a higher risk of falls than men. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 5, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Successful treatment with rituximab of a very elderly patient with refractory thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Go Saito, Takakazu Higuchi, Ryosuke Koyamada, Sadamu Okada An 89-year-old man presented with multiple cerebral infarction, and subsequently, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) was diagnosed. He was treated with plasma exchange (PEX), however, despite the initial response, he was refractory to PEX. The addition of rituximab led to a sustained complete response. This case presents the oldest known reported TTP patient treated with rituximab and shows that rituximab can be administered successfully to ve...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 4, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Profile of inpatient falls in patients with dementia: A prospective comparative study between 100% single rooms and traditional multibedded wards
Conclusion Patients with dementia were at an increased risk of recurrent IF in single rooms compared with MB-Ws. Recurrent IF could be correlated with longer LoS but it is difficult to establish the cause and effect due to the low power of the study. There was no significant difference in terms of injury or mortality between the two settings. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 3, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Daily life support for older adults evaluated by commissioned welfare volunteers
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Joji Onishi Japan has a unique system of commissioned welfare volunteers who are familiar with neighborhoods and can identify the households requiring assistance and connect them to public support. In the present study, an anonymous self-rated questionnaire was delivered to commissioned welfare volunteers to clarify the daily life supports provided for elderly households requiring assistance, and 2270 data were collected. The questionnaires included information about elderly households requiring assistance and ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 3, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Characterization of patients with duplicated z-hypnotic use: A population-based study in Taiwan
Conclusion Duplicated z-hypnotic users were more likely to receive prescriptions with long duration and high daily dose. Healthcare professionals and policy makers are recommended to put more efforts into dealing with this urgent drug safety issue. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - April 4, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in postacute care facility and predictors of clearance: A 5-year retrospective cohort study
Conclusion The strongest risk factor for prolonged VRE carriage was old-age-home residents. Survival is adversely affected by VRE carriage and functional mobility. Patients with these factors should be managed more carefully, and active surveillance should be focused on this high-risk group to prevent spread of transmission. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - March 25, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Effects of Japanese drum exercise on depression and physical function in community-dwelling older women
Conclusion Our results did not support the hypothesis that the Japanese drum exercise can improve depressive mood in older women. However, depressive mood showed a slight improvement in the intervention group, suggesting that a longer or more frequent session of intervention might have had an effect. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - March 23, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Cross-cultural validation of the falls efficacy scale international in elderly: Systematic literature review
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2016 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Cristina Maria Alves Marques-Vieira, Luís Manuel Mota Sousa, Sandy Severino, Lisete Sousa, Sílvia Caldeira The aim of this study is to describe the psychometric properties of cultural adaptations of the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) in the elderly dwelling in the community. A systematic literature review was performed according to the research question: What are the psychometric properties of the FES-I in the elderly dwelling in the community in different cultural backgrounds? T...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - March 9, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Chronic diseases and multimorbidity among elderly patients admitted in the medical wards of a Nigerian tertiary hospital
Conclusion The high frequency of occurrence of multiple chronic diseases in the same individual highlights the challenges awaiting the current healthcare delivery system in developing countries as the populations in these parts of the world grow older. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - March 4, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Predictors for hospitalizations in elderly patients with clinical symptoms of heart failure: A 10-year observational primary healthcare study
Conclusion In patients with HF symptoms managed in primary healthcare, age, and underlying heart diseases predicted all-cause hospitalizations. N-terminal of prohormone brain natriuretic peptide added independent prognostic information for cardiovascular hospitalizations. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - March 3, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Risk factors for cardiovascular events of antidementia drugs in Alzheimer's disease patients
Conclusion The results of this study can help clinicians identify AD patients with a higher risk of cardiovascular events who therefore should be prescribed antidementia drugs cautiously. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - February 29, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Effect of oral cilostazol on acute neurological deterioration and outcome of noncardioembolic minor stroke
Conclusion In noncardioembolic stroke, combined antithrombotic therapy with early oral cilostazol in the acute phase appears to be associated with a good outcome in patients with progressive stroke. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - December 18, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Beyond mobility assessment: Timed up and go test and its relationship to osteoporosis and fracture risk
Conclusion Poor TUG test results are associated with lower BMD and higher estimated 10 year fracture risk. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - December 11, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of post-treatment apical periodontitis and quality of endodontic treatment and coronal restorations in an elderly Turkish population
Conclusion Both technical quality of root canal filling and coronal restoration play key roles in endodontic treatment outcome. In the elderly population, the prevalence of poor root canal filling quality was very high and this problem might increase the need for retreatment or tooth loss in this population. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - November 28, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Comparisons of annual health care utilization, drug consumption, and medical expenditure between the elderly and general population in Taiwan
Conclusion Elderly people had higher medical utilization than the general population, which may contribute to a fragmented health care system. Strategies to integrate health care for older people would be considered a first priority task of policymakers and health professionals. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - October 9, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Neurological recovery at age 92 after acute trauma and operative spinal decompression
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Hazem Eltahawy, Angela Ransom, Gary Rajah People aged > 80 years are among the fastest growing segments of most Western societies. With improved lifestyles and medical care, complex surgical interventions will be increasingly offered to elderly patients. Questions will arise about the value of performing major surgery in patients near their postulated end of life. Here, we describe a near-full neurological recovery from a profound neurological deficit that occurred as a result of a spinal fractu...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - September 27, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Does institutionalization influence perceived metamemory, psychological well-being, and working-memory efficiency in Italian elders? A preliminary study
Conclusion These findings suggest that institutionalization selectively impacts self-assessed metamemory functions, but not psychological well-being. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - September 24, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Five items differentiate mild to severe dementia from normal to minimal cognitive impairment—Using the Global Deterioration Scale
Conclusion We anticipate that our abridged GDS, composed of five items, will facilitate a rapid, yet effective assessment of patients in primary care centers. Its use will benefit both patients and medical professionals by minimizing the length of time required to conduct the assessment, and by allowing early diagnosis and care of patients. However, further research with a larger population is required to verify its efficacy. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - September 6, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Malnutrition in hospitalized Asian seniors: An issue that calls for action
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Camilla Jing Hwa Chern, Shyh-Dye Lee In Asia, the proportion of older people (i.e., > 65 years) in the population is already high and will continue to grow in the 21st century. Malnutrition, particularly undernutrition, is a common and costly problem among older people in communities and in hospitals. People with acute and chronic conditions are at a high risk of malnutrition. In our paper, we review the tools that are used to screen for malnutrition risk and to ascertain malnutrition. We call on he...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 19, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Changes during aging and their association with malnutrition
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Shilpa Amarya, Kalyani Singh, Manisha Sabharwal The aging process involves changes in physiological, pathological, social, and psychological conditions of a person. Nutrition is an important element of health among the elderly, and it affects the whole process of aging. The prevalence of malnutrition is increasing in this population and is associated with a decline in functional status, impaired muscle function, decreased bone mass, immune dysfunction, anemia, reduced cognitive function, poor wound healin...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - August 14, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Evaluation of advanced age as a risk factor for severe Clostridium difficile infection
Conclusion Advanced age was associated with severe CDI. A prospective evaluation is warranted to validate this finding. Efforts to identify patients at risk for severe CDI will be important as it may direct treatment and positively affect outcomes. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - July 23, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Creating a “Wellness Pathway” between health care providers and community-based organizations to improve the health of older adults
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Maria A. Han, Ivy Kwon, Carmen E. Reyes, Laura Trejo, June Simmons, Catherine Sarkisian To effectively manage the health of older high-risk patients, health care organizations need to adopt strategies that go beyond the doctor's office and into patients' homes and communities. Community-based organizations (CBOs) are important underutilized partners in activating and providing the resources necessary to deliver coordinated, culturally-tailored services to older individuals. This paper describes the proce...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - July 20, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of efficacy and safety of third-line chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer among elderly patients receiving targeted therapy in early lines
Conclusion Third-line chemotherapy treatment of elderly MCRC patients was associated with a minor clinical response, a considerable number of side effects, but a longer survival rate. Third-line chemotherapy in fit elderly patients should be pursued, however, protocols must be adjusted before third-line treatment is implemented. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - July 16, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

A case of giant hiatal hernia in an elderly patient: When stomach, duodenum, colon, and pancreas slide into thorax
We report a case of an 88-year-old female who presented with 2-months of progressive shortness of breath. Upon arrival, the patient was found to be hypoxic with oxygen saturation 90% on room air. Physical examination also showed decreased breath sounds on left basal lungs and bilateral crackles at basal lungs. Plain radiograph demonstrated an increased opacity at the left lower lobe. Subsequent computerized tomography of the chest revealed a giant hiatal hernia, containing stomach, proximal duodenum, colon, and pancreas. This case highlights the giant hiatal hernia as an unusual cause of shortness of breath, especially in ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - July 11, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Successful treatment of agitation and aggression with prazosin in an elderly patient with dementia and comorbid heart disease
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Matthew J. Greve , David DesJarlais , Iqbal Ahmed An elderly male with dementia was admitted for increasing aggression and agitation. He was initially treated with risperidone, citalopram, and memantine, as well as nonpharmacological interventions such as behavioral approaches, environmental modifications, and maintaining sleep routines without improvement. He was treated with the addition of the alpha-1 adrenoreceptor antagonist prazosin, with a subsequent reduction in the number of doses of antipsychotic med...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - July 11, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Dementia literacy among Chinese Americans: Family history of dementia only marginally improves understanding of the disease
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Jason P. Lee , Benjamin K.P. Woo (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - July 4, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Functional disability in dementia: A validation study of the Thai version of Disability Assessment for Dementia scale
Conclusion The DAD-T was found to be a valid and reliable measure to assess functional disability in Thai people with dementia. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - June 20, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Hypertension and its associated risks among Singapore elderly residential population
Conclusion The proportion of elderly with hypertension is high in this Asian population. What is of concern is the substantial proportion of undetected cases. This highlights the need for effective health screening among the elderly. Optimal control of BP in those diagnosed with hypertension is also a cause for concern, as identified in our study. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - June 16, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Medication adherence in the elderly
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Angela Frances Yap , Thiru Thirumoorthy , Yu Heng Kwan Medication adherence is a crucial component in the treatment of chronic diseases. In the elderly, clinicians are faced with a unique set of problems associated with adherence that they may not have been adequately trained for. In this paper, we demonstrate the importance of medication adherence in the elderly through a case study. The different factors affecting medication adherence in the elderly are highlighted: patient, medication, health care providers...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - June 14, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Using innovative teaching strategies to engage students in a gerontology course
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Nancy R. Schroeder (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 11, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Link between vitamin B12, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and bone mineral density in elderly patients
Conclusion The prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency was higher in the control group than the diabetic group who did not receive oral B12 supplementation. Low serum vitamin B12 is commonly overlooked in the elderly, with or without diabetes. The presence of diabetes mellitus did not affect BMD in the elderly. Furthermore, there is no significant relationship between serum vitamin B12 levels and BMD among diabetics. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 8, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Strategies on fall prevention for older people living in the community: A report from a round-table meeting in IAGG 2013
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Eun Joo Kim , Hidenori Arai , Piu Chan , Liang-Kung Chen , Keith D. Hill , Bernard Kong , Philip Poi , Maw Pin Tan , Hyung Joon Yoo , Chang Won Won Over the past decade, a number of programs and strategies have been proposed and developed in an effort to reduce risks among the elderly in relation to falling or sustaining fall related injuries. Programs vary in their approach, and also in their target populations. We held a round-table meeting to present each country's research data on fall prevention in older pe...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 8, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Relationship between low muscle mass and anemia in Korean elderly men: Using the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV–V)
Conclusion The results of this study suggest that low muscle mass, determined through DXA, is related to anemia in Korean elderly men aged ≥ 65 years. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 8, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Determinants of change in insulin resistance response to Nordic walking in community-dwelling elderly women
Publication date: Available online 8 May 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Ryuichi Kawamoto , Takeaki Katoh , Katsuhiko Kohara , Tetsuro Miki Introduction Nordic walking, characterized by the use of two walking poles, is becoming increasingly popular. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects produced by a 12-week Nordic walking training program on functional abilities and metabolic profiles, specifically walk distance and insulin resistance, among elderly women. Methods The present study included 74 women (68 ± 7 years). The Nordic walking training program of ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - May 8, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Implementation of emotional programs in long-term care facility
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2015 Source:Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics Author(s): Hua-Ying Chuang , Hsiu-Lan Chin , Ying-Tsun Hung , Yu-Fen Hsiao (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - April 25, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Walking speed and balance performance are associated with Short-Form 8 bodily pain domain in Brazilian older female
Conclusion In summary, bodily pain is significantly associated with poor maximum walking speed, balance, and QOL physical functioning; these findings are reflective of poor QOL. Assessing bodily pain is simple and can help diagnose further problems. Moreover, improvements in physical conditioning may promote greater health and QOL in this population. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - April 25, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Application status of memantine in patients with dementia in the Chongqing area of Southwest China
Conclusion Prescription of memantine is reasonable in our region. However, medication compliance is not optimal. Thus, public should be educated about dementia and about the available medications. (Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics)
Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics - April 24, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research