OBM Geriatrics

(ISSN 2638-1311)

OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.

Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.

Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.

Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017

Volume 2,Issue 4

Open Access Review

What Activities Count as Active Aging? The Challenge of Classifying Diversity

Feliciano Villar, Montserrat Celdrán, Rodrigo Serrat, Valentina Cannella
Received: November 07, 2018; Published: December 26, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804027

Open Access Concept Paper

Understanding the Functional Roles of Multi-Modal Processing and Gc Activation In Older People's Performance in Caregiving Training

Robert Zheng
Received: October 05, 2018; Published: December 26, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804026

Open Access Research Article

Wisdom and Curiosity Among Older Learners: Elucidating Themes of Well-Being from Beautiful Questions in Older Adulthood

Craig A Talmage, Richard C Knopf
Received: October 30, 2018; Published: December 25, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804025

Open Access Original Research

Simplifying Caregiver Resources in Eldercare: Identifying the Support Needs of Caregiving Employees

James S. Powers, Barbara Clinton, Kayse Martin, Margaret A. Genendlis, Grace S. Smith
Received: October 26, 2018; Published: December 13, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804024

Open Access Original Research

25-hydroxyvitamin D Levels are Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome: A Preliminary Examination

Lisa M. Manderino, Mary Beth Spitznagel, Divya Yogi-Morren, John P. Kirwan, Sangeeta Kashyap, John Gunstad
Received: August 01, 2018; Published: December 05, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804023

Open Access Review

A Call to Arms for the Aged Care Sector: A Spotlight on Systematic Abuse and Neglect of Older Disabled Persons

Terence Seedsman, Nilufer Korkmaz-Yaylagul
Received: July 17, 2018; Published: November 28, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804022

Open Access Opinion

Do Social Isolation and Loneliness Kill People with Alzheimer's Disease?

Yoram Barak, Paul Glue
Received: October 04, 2018; Published: November 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804021

Open Access Review

A is for Autophagy and Alzheimer's

Coad Thomas Dow, Julia Szepieniec
Received: October 1, 2018; Published: November 26, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804020

Open Access Editorial

Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

Ladislav Volicer
Received: November 04, 2018; Published: November 8, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804019

Open Access Original Research

Missing Voices and Aging in Prison: Religiosity’s Influence on Positive Aging through Forgiveness

G. Kevin Randall, Alex J. Bishop
Received: August 24, 2018; Published: November 7, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804018

Open Access Communication

Cognitive Reserve: Cognitive Abilities that Shield Against Dementia Symptomatology

Francisca S. Rodriguez (Then)
Received: June 19, 2018; Published: October 31, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804017

Open Access Review

Association between Oral Frailty and Geriatric Conditions

Koji Naruishi
Received: September 06, 2018; Published: October 26, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804016

Open Access Original Research

Positive Aging a Two-Way Street: Healthy Lifestyle and Attitudes of Others

Paul M. Valliant, Charlotte Aelick, Amber Sinclair, Joseph M. Caswell
Received: August 07, 2018; Published: October 19, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804015

Open Access Original Research

New Holistic Enrichment Program Utilizing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Designed for Institutionalized Residential Care Facilities

Chrisann Fahy, Lisa Hollis-Sawyer
Received: January 19, 2018; Published: October 10, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804014

Open Access Original Research

Dementia: Aloneness, Social and Relational Engagement, and Psychological Growth in Families

Bruce Walmsley, Lynne McCormack
Received: June 23, 2018; Published: October 08, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804013

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