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Open Access Concept Paper

Biological Age versus Chronological Age in the Prevention of Age Associated Diseases

Gian Andrea Rollandi, Aldo Chiesa, Nicoletta Sacchi, Mauro Castagnetta, Matteo Puntoni, Adriana Amaro, Barbara Banelli, Ulrich Pfeffer
Received: January 31, 2019; Published: May 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902051

Abstract: Aging is associated with an increasing incidence of major diseases among which cancer, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, metabolic and autoimmune diseases. Primary prevention and early diagnosis of these diseases have a dramatic impact on incidence, outcome and quality of life and are commonly appl [...]

Open Access Project Report

An Evaluation of a Community-Based Psychoeducation Program for Successful Ageing

Claire L. Thompson , Daniela Calafiore, Julijana Chochovski, Steven Trawley, Kathryn von Treuer
Received: October 29, 2018; Published: April 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902050

Abstract: (1) Background: The increasing numbers and proportion of the ageing population make it essential to develop and evaluate programs to meet the needs of older adults to empower them to age actively, healthily and successfully. Consequently, positive ageing programs have been developed and the need to [...]

Open Access Original Research

Moderators of Treatment Outcomes from Family Caregiver Skills Training: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Michael P. Cary, Jr., Valerie A. Smith, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Jennifer H. Lindquist, Jennifer G. Chapman, Susan N. Hastings, Courtney H. Van Houtven
Received: February 22, 2019; Published: April 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902049

Abstract: Background: Moderator analyses may be helpful for evaluating intervention effects. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the effect of a caregiver skills training intervention – Helping Invested Families Improve Veterans' Experience Study (HI-FIVES) – on care recipient outcome and care [...]

Open Access Case Report

Daily Observations of Preserved Cognition and Quality of Life after Multiple Therapies for Postmortem-Verified Severe Alzheimer’s

Keith A. Wollen, John W. Hoyt
Received: February 15, 2019; Published: April 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902048

Abstract: Abstract Background: Cognitive abilities in Alzheimer’s Disease are usually examined by formal tests conducted in a laboratory or facility. Such tests are useful for determining the severity of the disease but do not indicate the types of cognition exhibited in the daily lives of patients. This stud [...]

Open Access Review

Aging High: Opioid Use Disorder in the Elderly Population

Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., Jo Ann LeQuang
Received: November 13, 2018; Published: April 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902047

Abstract: As the 80 million “baby boomers” reach retirement, they bring their relaxed attitudes toward drug use to create a clinically significant population of geriatric drug abusers. Opioid use disorder (OUD) brings with it special considerations in the elderly population: age-related changes to drug dispos [...]

Open Access Review

Engagement and Utilization of Advance Care Planning and Hospice in Different Older Asian American Populations

Kristy Lui, Darlene Yee-Melichar, Emiko Takagi
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: April 08, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902046

Abstract: This research review intended to examine the patterns of engagement in advance care planning (ACP) and utilization of end-of-life (EoL) care treatment services including, but not limited to hospice care, in distinct older Asian American ethnic groups. The research analysis suggested evidence that st [...]

Open Access Comment

hTERT Promoter Regulation by Differentiation Mechanisms vs Telomerase Activity in Somatic, Embryonic, and Cancerous Cells

Steve Liebich
Received: February 02, 2019; Published: April 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902045

Abstract: Telomere shortening in the somatic cells is one of the most well-documented factors of cellular ageing. Telomeres are composed of tandem hexanucleotide repeats that protect cells from unwanted recombination mechanisms, secure the ends of chromosomes and their stability, and are responsible for limit [...]

Open Access Research Article

Examining the Effectiveness of Two Types of Forgiveness Intervention to Enhance Well-Being in Adults from Young to Older Adulthood

Olga Zichnali, Despina Moraitou, Christos Pezirkianidis, Anastasios Stalikas
Received: October 30, 2018; Published: April 03, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902044

Abstract: Background: The present study examined the efficacy of two self-guided interventions, which aimed at enhancing adults’ wellbeing through the cultivation of forgiveness skills. Methods: A total of 11 men and 31 women aged 34-80 years were involved (M = 56.57, S.D. = 13.44). The participants were asked [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Positive Power of Perception in Late Life: A Study on Subjective Aging and Health among Ethnic Minorities

Ana Jessica Alfaro, Soledad Argüelles-Borge, Ashley M. Stripling, Paula M. Brochu
Received: September 17, 2018; Published: March 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901043

Abstract: The main objective of this empirical study was to investigate subjective aging in late life among ethnic minorities in the United States. Specifically, this study examined age identity, or how old one feels, in relation to psychological well-being (PWB) and functional health. The aims were trifold: [...]

Open Access Editorial

Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Ray Marks
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: March 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901042

Abstract: Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

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