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ISSN 2638-1311

OBM Geriatrics , Volume 3 , Issue 1 (2019)

Pages: 231

Published: October 2019

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

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Cover story: Truth telling amongst clinicians has often been seen as a cornerstone of ethical health care, from Hippocrates to modern practices.  However, fifteen years of systematic study by James and colleagues has shown that lying can have therapeutic effects, particularly for people with dementia.  This study examined features underpinning the use of untruths, and the data were used to develop a taxonomy of lies. The authors suggest that in order to use lies therapeutically it is important that caregivers have a good understanding of the person with dementia’s current view of the world.  An awareness of the potential problems in using deception is also key, and it is recommended that communication training should be given to caregivers to enable them to become person-centred liars. View this paper.

Volume 3,Issue 1

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 Editorial

Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Ray Marks
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: March 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901042

Open Access Review

Association of Telomere Length, a Cellular Aging Marker, with Depression, PTSD and Hostility

Lei Zhang, Xian-Zhang Hu, Xiaoxia Li, Jacob Dohl, Tianzheng Yu, Robert J. Ursano
Received: December 28, 2018; Published: March 21, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901041

Open Access Review

Does Dementia Increase the Risk of Dental Decay?

Robert J Emanuel
Received: January 09, 2019; Published: March 21, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901040

Open Access Perspective

Behavioural and Complementary Interventions for Healthy Neurocognitive Aging

Robert L. Conder, Jr., Christopher Friesen, Alanna A. Conder
Received: November 30, 2018; Published: March 20, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901039

Open Access Original Research

Prediction of ADRs and Estimation of Polypharmacy in Older Patient’s Population: Retrospective Study in Russian Gerontology Center

Ali Al-Ragawi, Sergey Zyryanov, Elena Ushkalova, Olga Butranova, Anton Pereverzev
Received: October 10, 2018; Published: March 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901038

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 Technical Note

Improving the HealthCare of People with Dementia beyond the Diagnosis: The “Carlo Poma Dementia Care Pathway” Study Protocol

Vincenza Frisardi, Sara Faroni, Angela Bellani, Felice Biagi, Emanuela Galante, Alida Balzanelli, Erika Talassi, Lorella Frittoli, Giancarla Capiluppi, Claudia D’angelis, Antonella Taragnani, Donatella Terzi, Elena Podavini, Graziana Gazzoni, Graziana Simoncelli, Carmine Matarazzo, Mirko Avesani, Antonio Ventura, Consuelo Basili, Maurizio Galavotti, Carlo Maria Stucchi, Maria Cristina Cilia, Alfonso Ciccone
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: February 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901036

Open Access Hypothesis

Sporadic Alzheimer Disease and That Developing in Down’s Syndrome: The Immune System Attacking Self Rather Than Suppressing Infectious Disease Invaders, Toll Like Receptors Triggering Excessive Cytosolic Calcium, Excess Calcineurin Activation, Overexpression of Regulator of Calcineurin1, Runaway Beta-Amyloid Production, Synaptic Loss, Destructive Inflammation and Dementia

Steven R. Brenner
Received: August 29, 2018; Published: February 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901035

Open Access Review

Cell Senescence, Telomerase, and Senolytic Therapy

Michael Fossel
Received: December 31, 2018; Published: February 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901034

Open Access Research Article

Effect of Six-Months Supplementation with Cholecalciferol on Glycemic and Blood Pressure Control in Elderly Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Vitamin D Deficiency: A Pilot Study

Marco Barale, Ruth Rossetto Giaccherino, Ezio Ghigo, Massimo Procopio
Received: October 31, 2018; Published: February 14, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901033

Open Access Research Article

Key Dimensions of Therapeutic Lies in Dementia Care: A New Taxonomy

Rachel Mills, Louisa Jackman, Mithila Mahesh, Ian James
Received: December 12, 2018; Published: February 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901032

Open Access Editorial

Telomere Editorial - Perspectives on Telomeres and Aging

Michael Fossel
Received: January 29, 2019; Published: January 31, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1901031

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

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