Analysis of Auditory Function of Patients With Parkinson Disease Based on Mandarin
Conclusion: PD patients exhibited significant hearing loss and speech recognition impairment. The initial recognition was more dependent on the hearing levels. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Effects of Balance Training on Nonmotor Symptoms in Individuals With Parkinson Disease
Conclusion: Balance exercise training can decrease fatigue, which may have valuable implications on fear of falling and QOL in individuals with PD. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Integrative Medicine and Health Therapy for Parkinson Disease
Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder with approximately 60 000 newly diagnosed patients yearly in the United States. PD is traditionally described as a motor system condition, although numerous nonmotor symptoms exist, and typically manifest within elderly patients. The hallmark pathogenesis of PD is the loss of dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra region. This leads to a traditional treatment goal of dopamine replacement. We outline an integrative medicine and health strategy for PD that utilizes not only traditional but also nontraditional therapeutic approaches. This st...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Boxing to Improve Sleep Quality and Daytime Sleepiness in Individuals With Parkinson Disease: Pilot Study
The purpose of this study was to determine whether high-intensity exercise boxing has an effect on sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). Fifteen (male: n = 10; female: n = 5) participants with PD completed biweekly high-intensity boxing sessions for 6 weeks. Outcome measures for sleep quality, daytime sleepiness, and depression were taken at baseline, posttraining (7 weeks), and 12 weeks. A repeated-measures multivariate analysis of variance was used to examine changes in sleep and depression. Participation in a 6-week high-intensity boxing program significantly decreased depressi...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Motor Performance and Quality of Life in a Community Exercise Program for Parkinson Disease
We investigated the effect of a comprehensive community program composed of exercise, mindfulness practice, and education on motor function and quality of life in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). Thirty-six participants completed physical and quality-of-life assessments independently at baseline and 12 months. Physical assessments showed stability or improvement in functional mobility, integrated strength, and walking ability over the 1-year interval. PDQ-39 measures showed improvement in 6 of 8 indices: mobility, activities of daily living, emotional well-being, stigma reduction, social support, and bodily discomf...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Boxing Exercises as Therapy for Parkinson Disease
A noncontact boxing program called “Rock Steady Boxing” (RSB) is a popular exercise option for people with Parkinson disease (PD). This retrospective observational study assessed the impact of RSB on clinically relevant outcome measures in 62 PD patients. The change from program beginning to completion in the 30-second sit-to-stand (STS) test, the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, a quality-of-life survey (the EQ-5D), and a satisfaction survey was analyzed. Significant improvement was observed in the STS and TUG tests for participants completing their first or second RSB sessions. These results indicate benefits of R...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Communication Challenges for People With Parkinson Disease
This study aimed to explore the changes in communicative functions as well as how these changes were perceived among individuals with Parkinson disease using the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework. Semistructured interviews (n = 14) were conducted, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using thematic analysis method. Five main themes and 14 subthemes were emerged from the interviews: “communication breakdown,” “physical functioning,” “social interaction,” “emotional reaction,” and “coping with Parkinson ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Effects of Lightweight Wearable Ankle Exoskeleton in an Individual With Parkinson Disease: A Case Report
Conclusion: Participant-specific ankle exoskeleton is a feasible and safe intervention that can improve walking economy as well as balance in individuals with PD. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Diagnostic Accuracy of the 3-Meter Backward Walk Test in Persons With Parkinson Disease
Conclusion: The 3MBW test had the highest overall accuracy for retrospective falls and should be considered as part of battery of tests among persons with Parkinson disease. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

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Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Treatment Concepts for the Motor and Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson Source Type: research

Mobility Improvement and Rehospitalization Risk Following Discharge From Skilled Nursing Facility: A Pilot Study
The primary objectives of this research were to pilot the use of a new pain and mobility outcome measure, the Pain and Mobility Index (PMI), and to assess its convergent validity with the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB). Twenty-eight subjects were divided into nonhospitalized and hospitalized groups. The number of subjects needed for future research using the PMI to assess for rehospitalization risk is at least 124. Discharge SPPB and PMI scores showed a good correlation, and there was a significant difference in bed mobility scores and SPPB scores between the nonhospitalized and hospitalized groups. (Source: Top...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

The Validity and Reliability of the Six-Spot Step Test (SSST) in Older Adults
Conclusions: According to these results, it was concluded that the SSST is a valid and reliable test for older adults. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Validation of a Brief Cognitive Screening Examination in an Adult Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Population
Objective: To establish validity of a Brief Cognitive Screening Examination (BCSE) to identify patients requiring further cognitive testing. Methods: A total of 100 adult inpatients at a university acute inpatient rehabilitation facility were given the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Clock Draw Test (CDT), and BCSE. The BCSE is a 2-minute test to assess registration, concentration, working memory, and calculation. Results: Univariate linear regression analysis demonstrated that BCSE scores of 16 predicted the MMSE score of 28 (P (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Lower Extremity Functional Strength and Walking Speed in Older Adults Living in a Senior Housing Facility
This study examined the association between lower extremity functional strength (LEFS) and WS, accounting for potential confounders, and the extent to which LEFS significantly predicts WS in 72 older adults living in a senior housing facility. Participants completed LEFS and WS measures. We observed strong associations between LEFS and WS, and a significant regression equation was found with LEFS and height emerging as significant predictors of WS. This suggests that an equation using LEFS and height could be used as a surrogate to predict WS in this age group. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Effect of Shoes Reducing Varus Instability of the Knee on Gait Parameters, Knee Pain, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Females With Medial Knee Osteoarthritis
Conclusions: Gait velocity, stride length, step length, knee pain, and Japanese Knee Osteoarthritis Measure scores significantly improved in the postintervention period compared with the pre- and postcontrol periods. Therefore, shoes reducing varus instability of the knee can effectively improve gait parameters, knee pain, and HRQOL in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Randomized Controlled Trial of Aquatic Cycling for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in Elderly People
Objective: To assess the effects of aqua-cycling on pain, physical function, and muscle strength among elderly people with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: We performed a randomized controlled trial from November 2016 through July 2017 in an outpatient clinic of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Hospital. Patients were 60 years and older and had knee osteoarthritis. Among 32 patients who were randomly allocated to the groups aqua-cycling and control, 30 completed the study. We used the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score to assess the patients' opinion about their knees and...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Investigation of the Relationship Between Activity Performance, Frequency of Fall, and Pain in Elderly People Living at Home
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the occupational performance of the elderly individuals living at home and to investigate the relationship between this performance and the frequency of fall and pain. Methods: A total of 120 elderly individuals with a mean age of 71.86 ± 5.69 years were included in the study. The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure was used to determine occupational performance. The frequency of falls has been recorded as none, 1, and more than 1 over the last 1 year. Visual analog scale (resting-activity) was used to evaluate the pain. Results: There was a moderately ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

One-Leg Standing and Y-Balance Test Performance in Elderly Fallers and Nonfallers
Conclusions: One-leg standing and Y-balance tests are useful and easy-to-apply tools for assessing balance, and a significant correlation between performance on the 2 tests was demonstrated in the older adults in this study. However, additional evaluation with 1-leg standing and Y-balance test may be needed to identify differences in balance and fall risk between older fallers and nonfallers. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Evaluation of Immediate Interference After Intervention With Double Tasks in Elderly Individuals
This study investigated the immediate effects of an intervention with dual tasks on balance in elderly individuals. Eight tests and an evaluation on a force platform were used. The subjects were divided into 2 groups; one was subjected to an intervention proposal with double tasks and the other with simple tasks. After the intervention, the double-task group maintained its performance in the tests and showed improvement in the cognitive performance of some activities during posturography. The simple-task group required more time for simple and motor Timed Up and Go tests, and there was no increase in cognitive performance ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Training With Wii Balance Board for Dynamic Balance in Older Adults
Conclusions: The results of this study show improvements in the scores of all the variables analyzed by Limits of Stability: RT, MVL, EPE, MXE and DCL. The results obtained seem to determine that the protocol used through training with the Nintendo Wii and its Wii Fit video game produced clinical improvements in postural control and dynamic balance and a positive impact on quality of life. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

The Influence of Body Mass Index on Characteristics of Falls in the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research Study
Conclusions: Our study suggests that mechanisms of falls may differ in those with excess body weight, who may benefit from specific targeted fall prevention programmes. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Preface: “Off the Topic”
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Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - April 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Off the Topic Source Type: research

Integrating Working Memory Exercises With Nursing Home Rehabilitation to Achieve “Better, Faster” Functional Outcomes
We examined the efficacy of working memory exercises (WME), applied concurrently with rehabilitation services provided in skilled nursing facilities, for improving activities of daily living (ADLs) among older skilled nursing facilities residents with cognitive impairment. Intervention Description: Participants (N = 63) were randomized to the WME or treatment-as-usual control group. The WME was a 3-week, 9-session course (30 minutes each) of a rehabilitation program for therapists in post–acute settings. Mechanisms of Action: Working memory exercises aim to improve ADLs by targeting attention and working memory...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Effect of Textured and Prefabricated Insole Use With Medical or Sports Shoes on Dynamic Postural Control in Elderly People
This study compared the effect of textured and prefabricated insoles on dynamic postural control in older adults. Methods: Thirty elderly people were tested with prefabricated and textured insoles in combination with medical and sports shoes. Reach distance of participants was measured in anteromedial, medial, and posteromedial directions of the Star Excursion Balance Test. Results: Significant footwear-dependent differences were seen in all reach directions. The reach distance was longer for barefoot than for other conditions in the 3 evaluated directions (P (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Muscle Quality Index as a Predictor of Hip Osteoarthritis
Objective: To determine the utility of the muscle quality index (MQI) as a predictor of osteoarthritis (OA) and to assess the influence of strength and body composition manifestations in subjects with hip OA. Methods: Fifty subjects (21 men and 29 women, 66.4 ± 5.3 years) participated in this study. Of them, 25 subjects had unilateral hip OA, and 25 healthy subjects. The 2 groups were matched by age and sex. We evaluated muscle perimeter, length of the upper limb, body mass, and administered the sit-to-stand test, which measures the time it takes to rise and sit 10 times, and the MQI, in addition to the maximum...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Discriminant Analysis of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale in Discerning Between Loss of Physical Function Categories in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Previous research indicates that the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) is a reliable and valid measure of loss of physical function in community-dwelling older adults. However, the ability of the PSFS to classify community-dwelling older adults into categories of loss of physical function has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of the PSFS to discern between different categories of physical function loss in community-dwelling older adults. Thirty-one community-dwelling older adults (mean age = 81.1 years; SD = 8.3) completed a set of physical function questionnaires: the P...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Perceptions of Family Physicians About Fall Risk Screening, Fall Risk Assessment, and Referral Practices for Fall Prevention in Malaysia
Conclusion: Our study revealed major gaps in the delivery of evidence-based fall prevention in practice by Malaysian FPs. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Effects of Light Therapy on Osteoarthritis and Its Sequelae in Aging and Older Adults: A Systematic Narrative Review
Conclusion: The studies included all used a form of laser in their light therapy treatment protocols. There is some evidence that light therapy may provide statistically significant improvements in pain, function, and quality of life; however, results varied from study to study. Further research is needed to better evaluate the parameters associated with laser when used to treat conditions associated with osteoarthritis that affect aging and older adults. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Chronic and Acute Low Back Pain and Its Relationship to the Sacral X-Axis, Leg Length Changes, Sciatica, Abdominal Pain, Idiopathic Scoliosis, and Incontinence
Several interactive pelvic axes occur during activities of weight-bearing and ambulation. Flexion and extension of the symmetrical innominates occur on the sacral x-axis with weight-bearing. Normal asymmetric innominate rotation occurs on the innominate axis at the pubic symphysis during weight-bearing with normal ambulation. Oblique sacral movement occurs on an oblique sacral axis concurrent with asymmetric innominate movement. Acute and chronic low back pain is commonly caused by a bilateral symmetrical or oblique anterior innominate rotation on the sacrum on an acetabular axis, usually while lifting, bending, lowering, ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Preface: Thieves' Market
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - January 1, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research

Sociodemographic Characteristics as Determinants and Physical Performance Measures as Correlates of Falls Among Malaysian Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Prospective Study: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

The Outcomes of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Cognitive Decline in Taiwan
Conclusion: The once-a-week CST approach seems to be a viable alternative to twice-a-week CST for community-dwelling older adults with mild to moderate cognitive deficits. Further investigation is required to determine the optimal dose of CST for the elderly. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Cognitive and Physical Factors Affecting High-Speed Driving Ability in Older Adults
Conclusion: The increased PRT for older drivers under moderate- and high-speed conditions might increase their risk of vehicular accidents on highways. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Aging Adults' Preferences for Wellness Program Activities and Delivery Characteristics: A Cross-Sectional Survey
Discussion: Incorporating aging adults' preferences for wellness programs will help design appealing and engaging programs. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Physical Activity, Muscle Strength, and Functional Fitness: Comparing Older Adults With and Without Alzheimer Dementia
Conclusions: Older people with AD appear to engage less in physical activity as the disease progresses. The decline in muscle strength and agility might contribute further to limited physical activity and dependent lifestyle. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Combining Multifactorial Assessment Tools and Dimensionality Reduction Analysis for Fall Risk Classification in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Conclusions: Experimental results showed the GDA feature has the best classification quality and the additional advantage in combination of interdisciplinary multifactorial fall risk assessment. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Six-Minute Walk Test in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Treadmill Versus Corridor Walking Distances
Conclusion: Compared with 6MWT-C, 6MWT-T is reliable and has similar MDC in community-dwelling older adults. However, the distances of the 2 types of 6MWT are not interchangeable. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Effects of Tai Chi Combined With Theraband Training on Physical Fitness, Psychological Well-being, and Pain in Older Sedentary Office Workers: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: The results showed a significant improvement in lower-limb and right upper-limb strength after the Tai Chi combined with Theraband intervention. Future research might extend the length of the intervention. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Chair Yoga for Improving the Functional Fitness and Well-being of Female Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Low Physical Activities
Conclusion: The chair yoga training provides a simple and inexpensive exercise program that improves the functional fitness and well-being effectively. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Functional Fitness in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions: A 1-hour intervention program, including 10 to 15 minutes of warm-up, 30 to 40 minutes of main exercise, and 5 to 10 minutes of cool-down stages, for 2 to 3 sessions per week, and continuing for 12 to 16 weeks, was the effect intervention for community-dwelling healthy older adults to enhance their upper body strength, lower body flexibility, and agility balance. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Preface: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - October 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Functional Fitness and Health Promotion of Older Adults Source Type: research

Side-to-Side Variability in Muscle Function With Parkinson Disease
Purpose of this study was to characterize side-to-side differences in quadriceps, hamstrings strength, and quadriceps activation in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). Participants were individuals with PD (n = 17) with Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor scores ranging from 9.5 to 61.0. Paired t tests compared strength and muscle activation between limbs for all individuals. The stronger quadriceps was 15.2% stronger (P (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Do Age and Disease Stage Impact Cognition and Balance in Older Adults and Persons With Parkinson Disease?
Conclusions: Although people with PD scored more poorly on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and MiniBESTest than healthy adults, the results were independent of age in this sample. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Presbyphagia Versus Dysphagia: Normal Versus Abnormal Swallowing Symptoms in Older Adults With Parkinson Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
This article focuses on how older persons with Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis frequently have dysphagia symptoms, such as food residue, delayed swallow trigger, penetration, and/or aspiration, superimposed over presbyphagia. Information on the psychosocial and emotional impacts of dysphagia on persons with Parkinson disease and/or multiple sclerosis, along with common treatment approaches to alleviate swallowing difficulties, has also been discussed. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health to Guide Students' Clinical Approach to Aging With Pathology: Aging With Multiple Sclerosis Example
This article proposes a shift from initiating the patient examination with assessment of body structures and functions to a model that incorporates adult learning theory and clinical expertise theory to facilitate students' transition to expert clinicians. The authors offer the example of an older patient with a neurological condition to demonstrate the reasoning process that delineates typical aging from the disease process for optimal patient outcomes. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Motor, Cognitive, and Behavioral Performance in Middle-Aged and Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis
In this study, we recruited ambulatory middle-aged and older adults with MS to complete walking, dual-task, cognitive, and survey measures. We found no differences in performance between groups in our sample of mildly disabled individuals with MS, suggesting that individuals with mild disease may have reduced age-related declines in motor function. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

An Exploration of Falls and Dual Tasking: A Prospective Cohort Study of People With Multiple Sclerosis
Conclusion: A single question asking about dual tasking may be a useful screen for falls risk assessment. (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Aging With Multiple Sclerosis: An Agenda for Examining the Effects of Physical Activity Behavior
This review discusses research on physical and cognitive function, physical activity behavior, and physical activity interventions in older adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). Research indicates that older adults with MS demonstrate reduced physical and cognitive function as well as physical activity compared with healthy older adults. Preliminary evidence suggests that levels and patterns of physical activity are associated with physical function and possibly cognition, and physical activity interventions can improve physical function in older adults with MS. Additional research is warranted that further clarifies the va...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease: Rehabilitation Management of the Adult Aging With Parkinson Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
The confluence of an aging population and increasing life expectancy of people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis means that there is a growing segment of the population who are aging with a neurodegenerative disease. As such, rehabilitation professionals must be prepared for the combined challenges of age- and disease-related changes in physical function. First, a review of age- and disease-related problems experienced by older adults with Parkinson disease or multiple sclerosis will be presented, followed by a description of clinical practices that might be implemented by reh...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research

Foreword: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Condition-Implications for Rehabilitation
No abstract available (Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation)
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - July 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Aging With a Progressive Neurologic Disease Source Type: research