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Open Access Review

Depression in the Elderly–Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Special Aspects, and Treatment Options

Horst J. Koch
Received: August 06, 2019; Published: December 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904091

Abstract: The prevalence of Late-life Depression (LLD) is estimated between 10 and 15 % and therefore LLD is a considerable world-wide problem. The psychopathology is not substantially different from that of depressive episodes in young adults, but somatic complaints in combination of end-of-life perspective [...]

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Open Access Review

The Association between Bone Turnover Markers and Fracture in People with Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Katrine Hygum, Jakob Starup-Linde, Torben Harsløf, Bente Langdahl
Received: August 29, 2019; Published: December 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904090

Abstract: Background: The increased fracture risk in persons with diabetes is underestimated by conventional fracture predictors. The aims of this study were to conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis to compare the levels of bone turnover markers (BTM) in persons with diabetes with and without fractu [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Automated Movement Feedback for Recovering Independence in the Sit-to-Stand Movement in an Older Population: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a Novel System

Siu Fai Ho, Avril Thomson, Tricia Moylan, Julie McGuckin, Andrew Kerr
Received: September 23, 2019; Published: December 02, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904089

Abstract: Background The sit-to-stand (StS) movement is a frequently performed task critical to independent living that is both difficult to perform and associated with falls in older populations. Consequently, the recovery of this movement through supervised practice is a priority during the rehabilitation [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Physical Illness and Emotional Expression in Late Life

Elizabeth Midlarsky
Received: August 18, 2019; Published: November 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904088

Abstract: Louise H., Ph.D was referred to me by her long-term primary care physician (PCP) who was certain that his patient was seriously depressed and in need of medication and possibly psychotherapy. My own assessment, in consultation with a neurologist, was that Louise’s problems with coping were primaril [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Balance and Fall Rates are Associated with Chronic Pain, and Improve with Yoga

Arlene A. Schmid, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Christine A. Fruhauf, Laura A. Swink, Jennifer D. Portz
Received: September 29, 2019; Published: November 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904087

Abstract: Background: Falls are relatively common in older adults and are associated with chronic pain. Chronic pain may even be a predictor of falls in older adults. However, this relationship has not been studied in adults <65 years of age. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship betwee [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Evaluation of the Prevalence of Screening for Dysphagia among Older People Admitted to Medical Services – An International Survey

David Smithard, Signe Westmark, Dorte Melgaard
Received: September 15, 2019; Published: November 15 , 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904086

Abstract: Background: As the world’s population ages, so the number of old and frail people increases. Respiratory disease is a common reason for hospital admission for older people. Aspiration of saliva, which is probably infected, is the likely etiological agent. The presence of an abnormal swallow has been [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Fragility Fractures in the Elderly Osteoporotic Patient and the Efficacy of Fracture Liaison Service Programs

Tarik Wasfie, Avery Jackson III, Cara Marie Brock, Stefanija Galovska, Jennifer Hille
Received: November 07, 2019; Published: November 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904085

Abstract: None.

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Open Access Case Report

Qualitative Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Service Learning Experience to Assess and Manage Fall Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Susan Kane Patton, Jennifer Vincenzo, Holly B. Bennett, Michelle Gray, Leah Jean Henry, Alishia Ferguson, Ro Dibrezzo, Christopher S. Walter, Maryalice Kelly
Received: August 15, 2019; Published: October 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904084

Abstract: Aim: This case study reports on the planning and implementation of a fall risk assessment and prevention activity for older adults offered in multiple community settings by health professional faculty and students. Background: In the US, the percentage of adults 65 and older who fell was more than 2 [...]

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Open Access Review

Ageing: The Role of Ageism

Sheri R. Levy, MaryBeth Apriceno
Received: June 20, 2019; Published: October 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904083

Abstract: Worldwide, people are living longer but not necessarily experiencing optimal health since healthy ageing stems from a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. The growing interdisciplinary literature on ageism from education, medicine, psychology, and social work increasingly h [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Using Health-Related Quality of Life (SF-36v2®) to Predict Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Elena Crooks, Kimberly Cleary
Received: September 14, 2019; Published: October 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904082

Abstract: Background: Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization and death among older adults; therefore, the ability to predict fall risk among older adults is critical. Several performance-based outcome measures exist to assess fall risk. Psychological factors are also associated with fall risk yet can [...]

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