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Open Access Research Article

Using Health-Related Quality of Life (SF-36v2®) to Predict Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Elena Crooks, Kimberly Cleary
Received: September 14, 2019; Published: October 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904082

Abstract: Background: Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization and death among older adults; therefore, the ability to predict fall risk among older adults is critical. Several performance-based outcome measures exist to assess fall risk. Psychological factors are also associated with fall risk yet can [...]

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Open Access Concept Paper

Admiral Nursing in Primary Care: Peri and Post-Diagnostic Support for Families Affected by Dementia within the UK Primary Care Network Model

Zena Aldridge, Karen Harrison Dening
Received: September 19, 2019; Published: October 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904081

Abstract: The UK population is ageing. In 2017 approximately 18% of the UK population were aged 65 years or over and projected to grow to almost 21% by 2027 according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2018a). Increased age is the greatest risk factor for developing dementia (Van de Flier & Sche [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives

Emma Wolverson, Heather Birtles, Esme Moniz-Cook, Ian James, Dawn Brooker, Frances Duffy
Received: September 08, 2019; Published: October 11, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904080

Abstract: Background Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and Challenging Behaviour in dementia care are just two of a variety of terms for a complex paradigm that covers the most distressing and costly aspects of the condition. The terminology used to describe these aspects can influence what [...]

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Open Access Perspective

Behavioral versus Biological Definitions of Dementia Symptoms: Recognizing that Worthwhile Interventions already Exist

Robert J. Brent
Received: July 31, 2019; Published: October 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904079

Abstract: Background: The 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures special report includes two new guidelines for measuring dementia symptoms. The first requires that a biomarker (biological factor) be added to a doctor’s clinical judgment of the cause of symptoms when determining whether dementia is presen [...]

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Open Access Research Article

GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute and Post-Acute Fall Prevention Intervention for Emergency Department Patients – A Qualitative Evaluation

Elizabeth M. Goldberg, Cameron J. Gettel, Kelsey Hayes, Renee R. Shield, Kate M. Guthrie
Received: August 21, 2019; Published: October 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904078

Abstract: Three million US emergency department (ED) visits occur for falls each year. The mortality of falls is increasing and only one fourth of older adults report their fall to their primary care provider, suggesting that valuable preventative opportunities are missed. A fall prevention intervention initi [...]

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Open Access Review

Aging in A Changing World – the Impact of Social Contact and Physical Activity on Health-Related Quality among Older People from Austria – A Biological Perspective

Sylvia Kirchengast
Received: June 23, 2019; Published: October 08, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904077

Abstract: Background: All over the world we are confronted with an absolute and relative increase of the portion of elderly people. In order to develop strategies to keep old aged people healthy and as long as possible independent, analyses of factors influencing health related quality of life (HRQL) during o [...]

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Open Access Concept Paper

The “PRIMING, TIMING, MIMING” Model of Individualized Behavioural Care Planning for Residents with Dementia

Lindy A. Kilik
Received: July 30, 2019; Published: September 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1903076

Abstract: Background: The current paper introduces the “Priming/Timing/Miming” Model of Behavioural Care Planning with persons with Dementia. This simple heuristic provides a quick, easy and systematic way to select from the vast number of behavioural strategies offered in the BPSD literature and to organize [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Sleep Symptoms Differentially Predict Cognition in Younger and Older-Onset Parkinson's Disease

Maria E. Pushpanathan, Andrea M. Loftus, Natalie Gasson, Meghan G. Thomas, Romola S. Bucks
Received: May 13, 2019; Published: September 23, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1903075

Abstract: Abstract Background: Both disrupted sleep and cognitive impairment are frequent in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but the evidence for a relationship between self-reported sleep disturbance and cognitive symptoms has been equivocal. If sleep symptoms differentially predict cognition in different subtype [...]

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Open Access Review

Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia: A Comprehensive Review of the Current Literature

Laura Suarez, Reem M.A. Shafi, Maria I. Lapid
Received: May 14, 2019; Published: September 16, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1903074

Abstract: Purpose of Review: Dementia is a progressive and debilitating condition that affects millions of patients in the United States with an enormous impact on healthcare costs, caregivers, and society. Patients with dementia often experience dementia-related neuropsychiatric disturbances, commonly known [...]

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Open Access Review

Facilitation of Social Support through Negative Allosteric Modulation of α5-Associated GABAA Receptors: A Novel Mechanism for the Treatment of Depression, Agitation, and Aggression in the Elderly

Jeffrey M. Witkin, Lalit K. Golani, Rok Cerne, Md. Toufiqur Rahman, Guanguan Li, Michael M. Poe, James M. Cook, Jodi L. Smith
Received: May 05, 2019; Published: August 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1903073

Abstract: Major depressive disorder is a highly-prevalent and debilitating disorder in the aged population. Recent and accumulating clinical evidence suggests a key role for social support in helping to mitigate depression. Preclinical data are reviewed that indicate that selective negative allosteric modul [...]

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