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Open Access Review

Neuroimaging in Dementia

Kevin T Ong
Received: May 15, 2018; Published: September 04, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803011

Abstract: Amyloid positron emission tomography (PET), fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are three modalities in the imaging of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This article reviews the experience and data obtained from AD research using these techniques to understand the natural hist [...]

Open Access Review

A Review of Oral Health in Older Adults: Key to Improving Nutrition and Quality of Life

Ezekiel Ijaopo, Ruth Ijaopo
Received: April 26, 2018; Published: August 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803010

Abstract: With increased life expectancy coupled with falling birth rate, issues concerning population ageing have vital outcomes and effects for all aspects of human life particularly as it relates to older people’s health and health care. Among these issues are oral health diseases which present as major pu [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Effect of the Human Plasma Molecule GHK-Cu on Stem Cell Actions and Expression of Relevant Genes

Loren Pickart, Anna Margolina
Received: June 8, 2018; Published: August 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803009

Abstract: The effect of the human plasma molecule GHK-Cu on stem cell actions and expression of relevant genes

Open Access Original Research

Implementation of a Geriatric Patient-Centered Medical Home: the Geriatric Patient – Aligned Care Team (GeriPACT)

James S. Powers, Catherine Xie, Michelle Moseley, Lovely Abraham, Jennifer Buckner, Nkechi Azubike
Received: May 21, 2018; Published: August 13, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803008

Abstract: Abstract Context A Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patient centered medical home, the Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Team (GeriPACT). Methods Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles regarding strategy, resource development, patient and caregiver experience of care, and clinical care process improvem [...]

Open Access Original Research

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) for Route Reversal Learning

Kazushige Kimura, James F. Reichert, Omid Ranjbar Pouya, Ahmad Byagowi, Xikui Wang, Debbie M. Kelly, Zahra Moussavi
Received: May 25, 2018; Published: August 10, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803007

Abstract: (1) Background: In this paper, we describe the design of a virtual environment (VE) using Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) to scan and replicate a real environment (RE) in a virtual domain. Compared to using a CAD software, SLAM allows for the replication of an RE quite easily and quickl [...]

Open Access Short Report

Positive Life Experiences Following a Dementia Diagnosis

Shoshana H. Bardach, Christina Moore, Sarah D. Holmes, Richard R. Murphy, Allison Gibson, Gregory A. Jicha
Received: June 15, 2018; Published: July 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803006

Abstract: Background: Given the stigma and fear associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), many presume the diagnosis of AD or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to be a negative experience. Aims: To assess the psychological impact of a diagnosis of MCI or early dementia on positive well-being. Methods: Individua [...]

Open Access Case Report

The Positive Effect of Long-Term Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy for Mild Cognitive Impairment: Three Case Studies

Florence Durand, Noomane Bouaziz, Sonia Braha-Zeitoun, Clémence Isaac, Palmyre Schenin-King Andrianisaina, Dominique Januel
Received: March 12, 2018; Published: June 12, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1802005

Abstract: Background: Mild Cognitive Impairment [MCI] is a transition stage between normal aging and dementia. It seems to be useful to treat MCI before the onset of early dementia, though no pharmacological treatment is recommended [1]. These case studies aimed to assess the efficacy of long-term repetitive [...]

Open Access Editorial

What is Geriatrics?

Michael Fossel
Received: March 20, 2018; Published: March 28, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1801004

Abstract: All of us are intuitively aware, and many of us explicitly aware as well, of the meaning of geriatrics as a specialty. After all, most of us practice geriatrics or we have been intimately involved with this area and we are know the reality of geriatrics. Or do we? Geriatrics is an oddly ill-defined [...]

Open Access Editorial

Gene Therapy Comes of Age

Michael Fossel
Received: December 12, 2017; Published: December 24, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1704003

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Open Access Review

The Feasibility and Necessity of a Revolution in Geriatric Medicine

Giacinto Libertini
Received: February 20, 2017; Published: April 17, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.geriat.1702002

Abstract: Nowadays, geriatrics is mainly the treatment by palliative methods of the disorders that characterize senile decay. This is perfectly compatible with the prevailing view that aging is the inevitable result of multiple degenerative processes that can only partially be treated as they are in themselve [...]

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