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Open Access Short Communication

Good or Great: Which One Are You?

Received: 17 December 2023;  Published: 19 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2401269


Clinicians caring for patients, especially those with chronic diseases or older adults, need to recognize the value of being able to transition away from aggressive care when appropriate and focus on a more palliative approach. Research has shown that patients want to have goals of care [...]

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Open Access Short Communication

Mental Health among the Elderly in Nepal: Special Emphasis on Depression

Received: 21 December 2023;  Published: 08 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2401268


This paper discusses the impact of Depression on the aging population. It also tries to explore the psychosocial risk factors and burden associated with geriatric depression in low-and-middle-income (LAMI) countries. Nepal, a South Asian developing country, is resource-poor and research-naïve. Resea [...]

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Open Access Research Article

The Indigo Project: Participatory Action Research with Gender and Sexual Minority Survivors of Elder Abuse

Received: 27 November 2023;  Published: 31 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2401267


Though research suggests that older adults belonging to gender and sexual minorities (GSM) are at greater risk of abuse and neglect, more needs to be done to investigate this situation, provide solid data, offer support to survivors and better inform those providing services. This article reports on [...]

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Open Access Concept Paper

Using Elder Abuse Case Studies to Develop LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency

Received: 16 July 2023;  Published: 15 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2401266


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) elders are vulnerable to both the “usual” types of elder abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse, along with neglect), and with abuse that is specific to the context and history of LGBTQ+ elders. Training for adult protective se [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgement to Reviewers of OBM Geriatrics in 2023

Received: 03 January 2024;  Published: 04 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2401265


The editors of OBM Geriatrics would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2023. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal’s editorial process. We aim to recogn [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Active Aging for L.I.F.E.: An Intergenerational Program for Addressing and Changing Attitudes Toward Longevity

Received: 19 July 2022;  Published: 27 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2304264


The global population of adults 65 years of age and older will increase dramatically over the next several decades, presenting economic and social challenges requiring sustainable solutions. Aging is a process in which everyone is already involved, it is a lifelong experience not just a [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Cell Level- Modeling of Aging and Rejuvenation

Received: 14 April 2023;  Published: 22 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2304263


Understanding processes related to human aging and rejuvenation relies on experimental data and advanced models operating at different levels. There are several existing conceptual and specific modeling approaches. However, one of the existing tasks is compiling generic models linking properties at [...]

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Open Access Review

AI-Powered Solutions to Support Informal Caregivers in Their Decision-Making: A Systematic Review of the Literature 1

Received: 15 October 2023;  Published: 15 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2304262


Due to aging demographics, prolonged life expectancy, and chronic diseases, European societies' increasing need for care services has led to a shift towards informal care supplied by family members, friends, or neighbors. However, the progressive decrease in the caregiver-to-patient rati [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Examining the Role Between Social Antecedents and Depression among LGBTQ+ Older Adults Eligible for Low-Income Housing

Received: 28 July 2023;  Published: 15 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2304261


Housing is one of the top four most needed services for LGBTQ+ older adults, and this study focuses on the intersection of depression and social antecedents among LGBTQ+ older adults eligible for low-income housing. To explore social antecedents (i.e., demographics, early events, later events, socia [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Sexual Orientation and Risk for Elder Abuse: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Received: 03 October 2023;  Published: 04 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2304260


This study addresses knowledge gaps concerning prevalence and risk factors for elder abuse among sexual minority (SM) compared to heterosexual Canadians aged 65+. Data derive from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a national cohort study. Outcome variables include self-reports of psychologic [...]

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