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 3,Issue 2

Open Access Research Article

Comparisons of Target Localization Abilities during Physical and Virtual Rotating Scenes by Cognitively-Intact and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

Omid Ranjbar Pouya, Ahmad Byagowi, Debbie M. Kelly, Zahra Moussavi
Received: August 20, 2018; Published: June 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902059

Open Access Research Article

Wrinkles and Smiles — What is Good Aging? A Technology Assessment Perspective

Niklas Gudowsky, Ulrike Bechtold, Leo Capari, Mahshid Sotoudeh
Received: January 31, 2019; Published: June 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902058

Open Access Review

Treating Dementia Early: Limiting Cellular Damage in Brain Tissue

Joseph S. D'Arrigo
Received: December 27, 2018; Published: June 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902057

Open Access Communication

Making Sense of Senselessness: Contemporary Literary Commentaries on Dementia

Michael Chapman, Jennifer Philip, Paul Komesaroff
Received: December 20, 2018; Published: June 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902056

Open Access Review

Aging, Informed Consent and Autonomy: Ethical Issues and Challenges Surrounding Research and Long-Term Care

Terence Seedsman
Received: January 29, 2019; Published: May 24, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902055

Open Access Original Research

Empirical Examination of Caregiving Processes and Outcomes among Adult Siblings of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Mamta Saxena, Anne F. Farrell, Kari Adamsons
Received: February 25, 2019; Published: May 20, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902054

Open Access Review

Admiral Nurse Case Management: A Model of Caregiver Support for Families Affected by Dementia

Karen Harrison Dening, Zena Aldridge
Received: February 26, 2019; Published: May 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902053

Open Access Research Article

The Relationship between Caregiver Stress and Behavioural Changes in Dementia

Lindy A. Kilik, Robert W. Hopkins
Received: March 01, 2019; Published: May 09, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902052

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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