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Open Access Original Research

Views of Conventional Medicine and Integrative Medicine among Informal Dementia Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals in NW England

Garuth Eliot Chalfont, Jane Simpson, Fiona J R Eccles, Christine Milligan
Received: September 06, 2019; Published: January 21, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001102

Abstract: The urgent need for innovative approaches to dementia treatment that are acceptable, effective and affordable underlies this research. Growing evidence supports ‘integrative medicine’ as a potential treatment approach aligned with and including conventional medicine. However, success will depend on [...]

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Open Access Book Review

Review of: Forgotten: Narratives of Age-Related Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in Canada. By Marlene Goldman. McGill-Queen’s Press, 2017

Julia Henderson
Received: November 05, 2019; Published: January 17, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001101

Abstract: none

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Open Access Highlight

A Unified Model of Age-Related Disease

Michael Fossel
Received: January 14, 2020; Published: January 15, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001100

Abstract: none

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Open Access Case Report

Implications of Clozapine Complications in Geriatric Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Charisse Chehovich, Tammie Lee Demler
Received: October 14, 2019; Published: January 10, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001099

Abstract: Second-generation antipsychotics, have known metabolic side effects; specifically, clozapine is implicated in worsening or causing hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia and weight gain. Recently, there has been an increased interest in the safe use of clozapine in patients with diabetes. In March 2018 [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Using Mixed Methods to Explore Older Residents' Physical Activity and Experiences of Community Active Aging Friendliness

Deborah H. John, Patrick Abi Nader, Katherine Gunter
Received: October 29, 2018; Published: January 06, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001098

Abstract: Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality and as such, it is critical that physical activity guidelines for health consider equitable access to physical activity opportunities for all, including those aged 65 years and older. The purpose of this study was to examine [...]

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Open Access Research Article

A Novel Approach to Fall Risk Reduction: Combining Education and Therapeutic Yoga

Em V. Adams, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Heather S. Torphy, Brian C. Helsel, Karen A. Kemper, Cheryl Dye, Arlene A. Schmid
Received: October 03, 2019; Published: January 03, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001097

Abstract: Falls have negative consequences for older adults, but falls can be reduced through interventions that target the reduction of fall risk factors. Cognitive behavioral education programs and therapeutic yoga are two interventions that have independently been used as a means to reduce the risk of fall [...]

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Open Access Review

Social Connectedness in Preventing Suicide among Older Adults

Malith Kadirappulli-Hewage, Rasika Jayasekara
Received: August 30, 2019; Published: January 02, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001096

Abstract: Social isolation and social disconnectedness have resulted in some older adults ending their lives by suicide; therefore, improving social connectedness has become an integral part of suicide prevention programmes. The purpose of this literature review was to assess the impact of social connectednes [...]

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Open Access Review

Design Guidelines to Reduce Extrinsic Fall Risks in the Built Environment

Jeanneane Wood-Nartker, Emily Beuschel, Denise Guerin
Received: August 28, 2019; Published: December 16, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904095

Abstract: As people age, environments supporting changing needs can potentially impact their quality of life. Aging often leads to a decrease in the ability of people to interpret sensory cues within their environment. Using Pastalan’s Empathic Model as a framework, a list of guidelines was established to ad [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Successful Aging and Positive Psychology: Two Empirically Related Perspectives

María Izal, Roberto Nuevo, Ignacio Montorio
Received: June 19, 2019; Published: December 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904094

Abstract: We analyze the confluence between two paradigms of health from different theoretical backgrounds: successful (or healthy) aging (SA) and positive psychology (PP). In this cross-sectional study, 169 healthy older adults completed several questionnaires to assess central constructs for successful agi [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Women’s Perceptions of the Embodied Experience of Osteoporosis across the Lifecourse

Alyson Holland, Amanda Lorbergs
Received: October 29, 2019; Published: December 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904093

Abstract: Beliefs about the daily experience of a disease are used to identify risk and motivate participation in prevention. For osteoporosis, a disease that is affected by health behaviours throughout the lifecourse, individual perceptions of the disease can affect health decisions and future disease preval [...]

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