Table of Contents

Volume 2,Issue 4

Open Access Review

What Activities Count as Active Aging? The Challenge of Classifying Diversity

Received: 07 November 2018;  Published: 26 December 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804027

Abstract

Active aging is a concept used to describe and promote lifestyles that contribute to successful aging. However, these lifestyles vary widely, and the concept of active aging encompasses many activities. This paper considers two axes to classify the range of activities that can contribute to active a [...]

Open Access Concept Paper

Understanding the Functional Roles of Multi-Modal Processing and Gc Activation In Older People's Performance in Caregiving Training

Received: 05 October 2018;  Published: 25 December 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804026

Abstract

The current article addresses the working memory constraints experienced by older people in caregiving training. Two different approaches aiming to free the older people’s working memory space were discussed. They include multi-modal visual processing and Gc activation. The emphasis was on the theor [...]

Open Access Research Article

Wisdom and Curiosity Among Older Learners: Elucidating Themes of Well-Being from Beautiful Questions in Older Adulthood

Received: 30 October 2018;  Published: 24 December 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804025

Abstract

(1) Background: Wisdom and curiosity require greater attention in the lifelong learning literature pertaining to older adulthood. Lifelong learning can assist older adults in amalgamating wisdom and pursuing their curiosities, but how wisdom is amalgamated and how curiosity is pursued in older adul [...]

Open Access Original Research

Simplifying Caregiver Resources in Eldercare: Identifying the Support Needs of Caregiving Employees

Received: 26 October 2018;  Published: 13 December 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804024

Abstract

Background: The majority of long-term care provided to older adults and persons with disabilities is provided by unpaid family caregivers and friends. Employers have a stake in long-term care services as well since 60% of caregivers are employed outside the home, 49% have gone in late, left early, [...]

Open Access Original Research

25-hydroxyvitamin D Levels are Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome: A Preliminary Examination

Received: 01 August 2018;  Published: 05 December 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804023

Abstract

Background: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome are linked to pathological changes in the brain and increased likelihood of cognitive impairment. Vitamin D insufficiency is commonly found in this population and is associated with cognitive dysfunction in other patient groups. The present s [...]

Open Access Review

A Call to Arms for the Aged Care Sector: A Spotlight on Systematic Abuse and Neglect of Older Disabled Persons

Received: 17 July 2018;  Published: 28 November 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804022

Abstract

With rapidly aging populations worldwide there will be an increasing need to focus attention on the expected increase in disability with advancing age. Drawing upon established literature this paper aims to highlight the contribution of anthropology including selected research findings and contempor [...]

Open Access Opinion

Do Social Isolation and Loneliness Kill People with Alzheimer's Disease?

Received: 04 October 2018;  Published: 26 November 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804021

Abstract

Patients with AD have shortened life expectancy than the general older population is well established. Loneliness may be another risk factor to consider if we wish to understand and improve the premature mortality of AD.

Open Access Review

A is for Autophagy and Alzheimer's

Received: 01 August 2018;  Published: 25 November 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804020

Abstract

Improved understanding of the underlying cellular dysfunction and resultant neuropathology of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is needed to stem the anticipated public health crisis due to this increasingly common neurodegenerative disease. The four main risk factors for sporadic AD are age, female [...]

Open Access Editorial

Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

Received: 04 November 2018;  Published: 08 November 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804019

Abstract

Behavioral symptoms of dementia

Open Access Original Research

Missing Voices and Aging in Prison: Religiosity’s Influence on Positive Aging through Forgiveness

Received: 24 August 2018;  Published: 06 November 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804018

Abstract

Abstract Background: This study investigated the influence of positive psychological predictors, religiosity and forgiveness, on subjective and objective successful aging outcomes among incarcerated males. Methods: Male prison inmates (N=261), aged 45 to 82 and incarcerated in eight state-managed [...]

Open Access Communication

Cognitive Reserve: Cognitive Abilities that Shield Against Dementia Symptomatology

Received: 19 June 2018;  Published: 31 October 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804017

Abstract

(1) Background: Cognitive reserve describes the capacity to function cognitively normal despite brain damage. Previous research on cognitive reserve outlined how characteristics of the brain promote good cognitive functioning, but it is not yet clear what cognitive processes help individuals to main [...]

Open Access Review

Association between Oral Frailty and Geriatric Conditions

Received: 06 September 2018;  Published: 26 October 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804016

Abstract

Japan is a steadily aging society, and the number of hospitalized elderly patients have been increasing. Elderly people are vulnerable with regard to poor health, and the number of hospitalized elderly patients has been increasing rapidly. A marked increase of elderly patients may weaken the economy [...]

Open Access Original Research

Positive Aging a Two-Way Street: Healthy Lifestyle and Attitudes of Others

Received: 07 August 2018;  Published: 18 October 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804015

Abstract

Previous research has found that a number of factors are necessary for positive aging. These include genetics, healthy diet, exercise, a stress-free environment, and cognitive enrichment. It is imperative current research evaluate the attitudes that others have toward older adults. A positive attitu [...]

Open Access Original Research

New Holistic Enrichment Program Utilizing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Designed for Institutionalized Residential Care Facilities

Received: 19 January 2018;  Published: 10 October 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804014

Abstract

The purpose of this project thesis was to develop and pilot test a holistic enrichment program manual to be used with “Institutionalized Home Care Facilities” (IHCF) that encompasses motor skill, social, cognitive and self- enrichment outcomes. The enrichment manual is centered on the theoretical t [...]

Open Access Original Research

Dementia: Aloneness, Social and Relational Engagement, and Psychological Growth in Families

Received: 23 June 2018;  Published: 08 October 2018;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.1804013

Abstract

Background: Minimal research investigates negative and positive perspectives of wellbeing in families, when a member with dementia is limited in their speech, or speech is absent. Methods: Seeking to explore this phenomenon further, semi-structured interviews sought negative and positive subjecti [...]

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