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ISSN 2638-1311

OBM Geriatrics , Volume 7 , Issue 2 (2023)

Pages: 162

Published: August 2023

(This book is a printed edition that was published in OBM Geriatrics)

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Cover story:Residents' activity is a strong contributor to the quality of life in long-term care facilities and activity professionals have an essential role to play in enhancing residents' engagement. Applying the APIE model (Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation) would positively impact resident`s clinical outcomes such as falls, depression, and medication use.View this paper.

Volume 7,Issue 2

Open Access Interview

An Interview with Dr. Ines Testoni

Received: 25 June 2023;  Published: 27 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302241


InterviewAn Interview with Dr. Ines TestoniOBM Geriatrics Editorial OfficeLIDSEN Publishing Inc., 2000 Auburn Drive, One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200, Beachwood, OH, USA; E-Mail: geriatrics@lidsen.comOBM Geriatrics 2023, volume 7, issue 2 doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302241Received: June 25, 2023Ac [...]

Open Access Case Report

Polymyalgia Rheumatica Evolved into RS3PE Syndrome. What is the Culprit: Idiopathic or Secondary, Following mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccines? A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature

Received: 08 January 2023;  Published: 27 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302240


We describe the clinical case of a 74-year-old male patient who received the second Comirnaty/Pfizer anti-COVID-19 vaccine dose. After 3 weeks he showed the clinical signs of polymyalgia rheumatica. The history included mild chronic normocytic normochromic anemia and hypogammaglobulinemia, osteoarthritis disease, livedo reticularis, hypercholesterolemia, and arterial hypertension. Despite prolonged treatment with NSAIDs and dexamethasone, the disease evolved into remitting seronegative symmetric [...]

Open Access Original Research

Role of Activity Professionals in Applying APIE Model to Enhance Residents’ Activity and Engagement in Long-Term Care Settings

Received: 23 August 2022;  Published: 25 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302239


Residents’ activity is a strong contributor to the quality of life in long-term care facilities. Hence, activity professionals have an essential role to play in enhancing residents’ activity engagement. Professional practice model for activity professionals includes Assessment, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (APIE model). Although activity professionals have made advances in demonstrating their value, few studies have focused on the APIE model for activity professionals in [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Geriatric Impact in the Management of Complex Cancer Patients: A Monocenter Experience

Received: 17 November 2022;  Published: 13 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302238


New technologies, aging-related changes, and evolution in patients' needs have led to a new scenario in all oncological fields in front of which we have to move on. Technological progress has made it possible to increase the number of patients treated, including elderly patients and generally those at higher risk of toxicity. However, this scenario has led to new problems requiring new skills to be addressed. For this reason, Gemelli-ART (Advanced Radiation Therapy) of Fondazione Pol [...]

Open Access Communication

The Global Malnutrition Composite Score Quality Measure-Seize this Opportunity to Benefit Older Adult Care and Health Equity!

Received: 27 February 2023;  Published: 25 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302237


In August 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted its first-ever nutrition electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM), known as the Global Malnutrition Composite Score (GMCS) as part of the Inpatient Hospital Quality Reporting (IQR) Program. Starting in January 2024, hospitals can self-select to include the GMCS as one of three optional eCQMs for reporting. This article focuses on the importance of addressing malnutrition to improve the overall health of th [...]

Open Access Review

The Effects of Loneliness on the Aged: A Review

Received: 09 November 2022;  Published: 17 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302236


Social support has been shown to have many positive effects on our lives, health, and ability to grow and flourish. Lack, or diminished social support results in loneliness. This thematic review focuses on the elderly, and the loneliness that is part of the life of many of them. The review highlights the social connections and the expectations that the elderly may have of them, and how being connected to others may alleviate, loneliness. Loneliness is known to negatively affect one’s [...]

Open Access Research Article

Older People and the Construction of Virtual Identities in the Digital Culture

Received: 06 February 2023;  Published: 10 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302235


This research study addresses certain theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between digital technologies, the aging population, and identity. At the same time, it offers a conceptual proposal of indicators of the social inclusion of older people in the digital culture of society as a potential starting point for further empirical research. The progressive trend of a growing proportion of older people is a demographic reality in many economically and technologically advanced societies. [...]

Open Access Review

Emerging Roles of Signal Transduction Pathways in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Hunting New Possible Therapeutic Molecular Targets

Received: 27 January 2023;  Published: 05 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302234


Illnesses following the degeneration of the nervous system can occur due to aging or genetic mutations and represent a clinical concern. In neurodegenerative diseases, loss of neuronal structure and functions mainly causes cognitive impairment, representing an increasing social burden. In neurodegenerative diseases, the progressive loss of vulnerable populations of neurons in specific regions of the central nervous system was traced to different pathological events, such as misfolded proteins’ a [...]

Open Access Review

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Skin Aging

Received: 02 July 2022;  Published: 17 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302233


Skin aging is a complex process that involves several extrinsic and intrinsic factors and skin health is an indicator of the well-being of an individual. In recent years, there have been numerous developments using computerized systems to aid in finding solutions and treatments to skin aging processes. Tools like artificial intelligence (AI) can aid in finding solutions and treatments for skin aging. AI can also help in monitoring or identifying early signs of skin aging. Within the [...]

Open Access Editorial

Driving Safety in Healthy Aging and Age-Related Diseases

Received: 03 April 2023;  Published: 04 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302232


EditorialDriving Safety in Healthy Aging and Age-Related DiseasesMichael Falkenstein *, Ute Brüne-CohrsALA Institute, 44805 Bochum, Germany; E-Mails:;

Open Access Original Research

Differences in Blame-Like and Forgiveness-Like Judgments between Young People, Healthy Older People, and Older People with Dementia

Received: 19 October 2022;  Published: 03 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302231


The objective of the present experimental study was to compare how young people, healthy older people, and older people with dementia cognitively integrated three factors (Intention, Consequence, and Apology) when making blame-like judgments (prosecution and revenge) and forgiveness-like judgments (resentment and re [...]