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.

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

Special Issue

Got Aging? Examining Later-life Development from a Positive Aging Perspective

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018 (Open)                Submit Now

Guest Editor

Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, PhD
Gerontology Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.neiu.edu/academics/faculty/lisa-hollis-sawyer-phd
Research Interests: Aging workforce and retirement issues; elder care; older learners

About This Topic

The focus of the special issue will be the examination of positive aging processes and outcomes across different fields/disciplines and research approaches. The general theme of the special issue will be on the aging field's shift in focus from increasing older adults' quantity of years to increasing their quality of years. Topics will cover issues of later-life adaptation, resiliency, positive mental and physical health, and optimized person-environment "fit" in living environments, among other research topics.

Publication

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

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 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

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

Open Access Original Research

Exploring the Paradox of Care: Differences in Older Adult and Proxy Ratings of Health and Subjective Well-Being

Kristopher M. Struckmeyer, Alex J. Bishop, Brenda J. Smith, Brandt C. Gardner
Received: August 27, 2018; Published: February 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901037

Open Access Research Article

An Examination of How the ‘Household Model' of Care Can Contribute to Positive Ageing for Residents in the ‘Fourth Age’

Anya Ahmed, Paula Ormandy, Maaike L. Seekles
Received: November 15, 2018; Published: January 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901030

Open Access Research Article

Aging and the Art of Happiness: Time Effects of A Positive Psychology Program with Older Adults

Elizabeth Orsega-Smith, Stephen Goodwin, Melissa Ziegler, Katie Greenawalt, Jennie Turner, Erica Rathie
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: January 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901029

Open Access Research Article

Acceptance of Information and Communication Technologies for Healthy and Active Aging: Results from Three Field Studies

Filomena Papa, Bartolomeo Sapio, Enrico Nicolò
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: January 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901028

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 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 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 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 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

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

Open Access Review

Online Dating Profiles and Problems in Older Adults: A Review

Tiffany Field
Received: April 28, 2018; Published: September 25, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803012

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

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