International Journal of Aging Research

  • Risks factors for significant injury after geriatric falls

    Risks factors for significant injury after geriatric falls Jon D. Dorfman MD1, Allison Wyman MS2, Gordon FitzGerald PhD2, Timothy A. Emhoff MD1, Fred A. Anderson PhD2, Heena P. Santry MD MS3 1Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center Worcester, MA; 2University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA; 3Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH (formerly at 1,2) Elderly falls are a healthcare epidemic. We aimed to identify risk factors of serious falls by…

  • Mandatory training in aged care- issues for Australian organisations and workers

    Mandatory training in aged care- issues for Australian organisations and workers Graham Blaxell B.A. Dip. Ed. Macquarie University, Australia There are significant issues related to the implementation of Mandatory Compliance Training in Not For Profit Aged Care provision in Australia. This paper provides an overview of those issues through an autoethnographic approach based on my 4 decades as an educator. It critiques the application of Mandatory Compliance Training using contemporary understandings of adult learning. Keywords: Aged Care, Australia, Autoethnography

  • Neuroprotective Effect of Flavonoids: A Systematic Review

    Neuroprotective Effect of Flavonoids: A Systematic Review Divya Singh1 and Sukanya Hembrom2 1Ph.D scholar of Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering, Jacob School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India 2Gust faculty of Department of Microbiology, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi, India Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease are underpinned by neuronal damage corollary to the cascade of events pitched in by neuron inflammatory processes. Increase in cases…

  • Age-related circadian disturbances in melatonin causing changes in thymus hormones and glucocorticoids rhythmicity in healthy animals and humans

    Age-related circadian disturbances in melatonin causing changes in thymus hormones and glucocorticoids rhythmicity in healthy animals and humans Labunets Irina F. State Institute of Genetic and Regenerative Medicine National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Vyshgorodskaya Street 67, PO Box: 04114 Kiev, Ukraine; Circadian rhythms of the organism functions cause its adaptation to changes in environmental lighting. The pineal gland is a key regulator of the circadian rhythms of the immune system. The thymus, its central organ, is the source…

  • Are self-consciousness and mindfulness altered by aging?

    Are self-consciousness and mindfulness altered by aging? Pierre A. Guertin Full professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada; Laval University Medical Center, Quebec City, QC, Canada, G1V4G2 It is well known that aging is the process of becoming older. It is also associated normally with a progressive loss of biological functions – both physical and mental –, underlied by naturally-occurring changes at the molecular level that may lead to the development of…

  • Is Propanediol a safer molecule than some other glycols in personal care and anti-aging biocosmeceutical products?

    Is Propanediol a safer molecule than some other glycols in personal care and anti-aging biocosmeceutical products? Pierre A. Guertin Full professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada; Laval University Medical Center, Quebec City, QC, Canada, G1V4G2 Propanediol (1,3-propanediol) is an ingredient increasingly used by the industry for electronic cigarettes, personal care creams and anti-aging serums among many other products. For some skin care purposes, it is used to enhance the transdermal absorption…

  • Entropy production as a physical pacemaker of lifespan in mole-rats

    Entropy production as a physical pacemaker of lifespan in mole-rats L. Triana1, G. Cocho2, R. Mansilla3, & 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 Chemistry Chair, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Havana, Cuba. This work discusses the relationship of the biological aging between mole-rats and rats through…

  • Diagnosis and monitoring of Alzheimer Disease with saliva biomarker BACE1

    Diagnosis and monitoring of Alzheimer Disease with saliva biomarker BACE1 Dr SJ Kellner and Prof M Ferchichi Mesencell Biotech International Ltd, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, United Kingdom Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by the slow decline of cognition and functional abilities over time. The diagnosis for probable and possible AD relies principally on clinical criteria. The confirmation of the disease is made post-mortem by identifying extracellular senile plaques and intraneuronal fibrillary tangles in the brains of subjects with…

  • Geriatrics and e-Technology: a personalized follow-up of elderly residents in nursing homes to anticipate the decompensation of geriatric syndromes. Rationale for a first prospective study Ger-e-Tech

    Geriatrics & e-Technology: a personalized follow-up of elderly residents in nursing homes to anticipate the decompensation of geriatric syndromes. Rationale for a first prospective study Ger-e-Tech A.A. Zulfiqar1,2, A. Hajjam3, B. Gény2, S. Talha2,4, M. Hajjam5, J. Hajjam6, S. Ervé6, E. Andrès 2,7 1Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Rouen, Saint-Julien Hospital, 76141 Le Petit Quevilly, France; 2Research Unit EA 3072 “Mitochondrie, Stress oxydant et Protection musculaire”, Faculté de Médecine de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg (UdS), 4 rue Kirschleger, 67091…

  • Telemedicine and Dermatology in the elderly in France: inventory of experiments

    Telemedicine and Dermatology in the elderly in France: inventory of experiments A.A. Zulfiqar1,2, A. Hajjam3, S. Talha2,4, Geny B2, M. Hajjam5, J. Hajjam6, S. Ervé6, E. Andrès 2,7 1Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Rouen, Saint-Julien Hospital, 76141 Le Petit Quevilly, France; 2Research Unit EA 3072 “Mitochondrie, Stress oxydant et Protection musculaire”, Faculté de Médecine de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg (UdS),4 rue Kirschleger, 67091 Strasbourg, France; 3Research Unit EA 4662 “Nanomédecine, Imagerie, Thérapeutiques”, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), Belfort-Montbéliard,…