International Journal of Aging Research

  • Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and its relation to cardiovascular risk among elderly diabetic female patients

    Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and its relation to cardiovascular risk among elderly diabetic female patients Walaa W. Aly1, Hend M. Taha1, Khalid E. Elsorady1, Wessam E. Saad2, Ahmed K. Mortagy1 1Geriatric and Gerontology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University. 2Clinical Pathology Department, Ain Shams University Hospitals. Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent worldwide and certain groups as elderly persons women and institutionalized persons are particularly prone to severe deficiency. Objective: To identify the prevalence of hypovitaminosis D and its…

  • Effectiveness of the “Kwido-Mementia” computerized cognitive stimulation programme in older adults

    Effectiveness of the “Kwido-Mementia” computerized cognitive stimulation programme in older adults 1Álvarez-Lombardía, I., 2Migueles, M., 2Aritzeta, A., 1Acedo-Gil, K. 1Grupo Servicio Sociales Integrados-(SSI)-Integrated Social Services Group 2Basic Psychological Processes Department, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) Despite the importance of cognitive stimulation to counteract the cognitive decline associated with age, there is contradictory evidence about the benefits of cognitive training programs that are carried out through new technologies, and little evidence about those programs conducted at home….

  • Deciphering the longevity of the mole-rats

    Deciphering the longevity of the mole-rats L. Triana1, G. Cocho2, R. Mansilla3 and J.M. Nieto-Villar4* 1Complete Pharmaceutics, Florida, United States of America 2Instituto de Física de la UNAM, México 3Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, UNAM, México. 4Department of Chemical-Physics, A. Alzola Group of Thermodynamics of Complex Systems of M.V. Lomonosov Chair, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Havana, Cuba. A theoretical model of a nonlinear network that outlines the general aspects of mole-rat resistance to age-related diseases, such…

  • Life quality in hypertensive elderly people in Olinda

    Life quality in hypertensive elderly people in Olinda – PE Ribeiro, G.O1; Silva, K.C.L2; Souza, F.S3³; Melo, T.A4; Fernandes, M.G5; Lima, A.K.P6 1,2,3,4Universidade Católica de Pernambuco; 5Fisioterapeuta Doutora em Ciências da saúde – UFRN, 6Docente/Pesquisadora do Departamento de Fisioterapia – UNICAP. Introduction: Hypertension is among the first places in the problems of public health in worldwide. Being the most common chronic disease in the elderly. Objective: To identify the hypertensive elderly community so that we can verify the functional ability,…

  • To correlate levels of knee osteoarthrosis with alteration of balance and quality of life in the elderly

    To correlate levels of knee osteoarthrosis with alteration of balance and quality of life in the elderly Gomes, V. M. S. A. ¹, Silva, G. Â. B. ², Uchôa, E. P. B. L ³ 1,2Estudante do Curso de Fisioterapia – UNICAP; 3Docente/pesquisador do Depto de Fisioterapia – UNICAP. Introduction: In aging there are several physiological and biochemical changes, being recurrent pathologies, such as osteoarthrosis (OA). Objective: This study aimed to correlate levels of knee osteoarthrosis with alteration of balance and…

  • To evaluate the quality of life of family caregivers of patients with knee osteoarthritis

    To evaluate the quality of life of family caregivers of patients with knee osteoarthritis Gomes, V. M. S. A. ¹, Araujo, A. E. L. ², Uchôa, E. P. B. L. ³ 1,2Estudante do Curso de Fisioterapia – UNICAP; 3Docente/pesquisador do Depto de Fisioterapia – UNICAP. Introduction: The demographic situation in Brazil has changed with the elderly, increasing the need for caregivers to help with their daily activities. The tasks assigned to the caregiver can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion….

  • Turning Performance and Factors Related to Turning in Mild And Moderate Phase Parkinson’s Disease Patients

    Turning Performance and Factors Related to Turning in Mild And Moderate Phase Parkinson’s Disease Patients Ferhan Soyuer1 Prof Dr, Murat Gültekin2 MD, Ass Prof, Feyzan Cankurtaran1 Ass Prof 1Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Nuh Naci Yazgan University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kayseri /Turkey 2Department of Neurology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey Background/aim: The purpose of study is to determine the turning performance and other factors related to turning in mild and moderate phase Parkinson’s disease patients (PD). Methods:…

  • The Relatıon Between Qualıtatıve And Qantıtatıve Parameters Of Freezıng And Walkıng In Idıopathıc Parkınson’s Dısease

    The Relatıon Between Qualıtatıve And Qantıtatıve Parameters Of Freezıng And Walkıng In Idıopathıc Parkınson’s Dısease Assistant Prof Feyzan CANKURTARAN1, Assistant Prof Murat GÜLTEKİN2, Prof Dr Ferhan SOYUER1, Prof Dr Meral MİRZA2, Assistant Prof Gözde ERTÜRK3 1Nuh Naci Yazgan University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Kayseri/TURKEY 2Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Kayseri/TURKEY 3 Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics, Kayseri/TURKEY Purpose: Our study is planned for determining the relation of some qualitative…

  • Study on Mental Pension and Its Influence Factors of Rural Empty-nest Old Men

    Study on Mental Pension and Its Influence Factors of Rural Empty-nest Old Men He Xihui and He Yixuan Hunan Administration College, Changsha, Hunan, 410006 With the continuous development of urbanization and aging, the rate of empty-nest old man in rural areas in China continues to rise. Due to the “Healthy China” strategy proposed by the 19th CPC National Congress and the changing family structure in rural areas, the vulnerable elders in rural vulnerable population have been placed in a prominent…

  • Anti-Aging Gene linked to Appetite Regulation Determines Longevity in Humans and Animals

    Alzheimer’s Disease and Overload of Informal Caregivers Ian James Martins aCentre of Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care, Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Verdun Street, Nedlands, 6009, Western Australia, Australia; bSchool of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, 6009; cMcCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Hollywood Medical Centre, 85 Monash Avenue, Suite 22, Nedlands, 6009, Australia The process of aging is determined by various genetic and environmental factors. Aging is associated with increased oxidative stress…