International Journal of Aging Research

  • Prevalence of Polypharmacy and Association to Pharmacotherapy Complexity in Older HIV-Positive Patients. The Sevihlla Study

    Prevalence of Polypharmacy and Association to Pharmacotherapy Complexity in Older HIV-Positive Patients. The Sevihlla Study 1Ramón Morillo-Verdugo. PharmD, 1Mª de las Aguas Robustillo-Cortés*. PharmD., 2Laila Abdel-Kader Martín. PharmD., 3María Álvarez de Sotomayor Paz. PhD., 4Fernando Lozano de León Naranjo. MD, 5Carmen Victoria Almeida-González. MS 1Valme Hospital (Pharmacy Department). Seville, 41014, Spain. 2Virgen del Rocío Hospital (Pharmacy Department), Seville, 41013, Spain. 3School of Pharmacy. University of Seville. 4Unit of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Valme Hospital, Seville, 41014, Spain. 5University of Seville….

  • Whey Protein Supplementation as a Strategy to Preserve Muscle Mass and Increase Protein Synthesis in the Elderly: a Review of Literature

    Whey Protein Supplementation as a Strategy to Preserve Muscle Mass and Increase Protein Synthesis in the Elderly: a Review of Literature Celine de Carvalho Furtado1; Império Lombardi Jr2 1PhD student in Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences – Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) – Baixada Santista Campus; teacher and researcher in CENTRO UNIVERSITÁRIO LUSÍADA; 2Professor in Department of Human Movement Science -Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) – Baixada Santista Campus; INTRODUCTION: Aging often coincides with loss of muscle…

  • Investigation of Feedback Schedules on Speech Motor Learning in Older Adults

    Investigation of Feedback Schedules on Speech Motor Learning in Older Adults Phil Weir-Mayta, Ph.D.1; Kristie A. Spencer, Ph.D.2; Steven M. Bierer, Ph.D.3; Ayoub Daliri, Ph.D.4; Peter Ondish, Ph.C.5; Ashley France, M.S.2; Erika Hutchison, M.S.2; Caitlin Sears, M.S.2 1California State University Fullerton, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 800 N. State College Blvd. Suite 420, Fullerton, CA 92831; 2University of Washington, Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences, 1417 NE 42nd St. Seattle, WA  98105; 3University of Washington, Dept. of Otolaryngology, 1959…

  • Nutrition Care for Residents with Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes: Umbrella Review of Care Aide and Registered Dietitian Services

    Nutrition Care for Residents with Dementia in Long-Term Care Homes: Umbrella Review of Care Aide and Registered Dietitian Services Allison Cammer1, Debra Morgan2 and Susan J Whiting1 1College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon SK S7N 2Z4 Canada; 2Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon SK S7N 2Z4 Canada Recent attention has highlighted the distinct food and nutrition needs of residents with dementia living in long-term care (nursing homes). Nutrition care involves assessment of nutritional need,…

  • An evaluation of a walking and socialization program in long-term care: Impact on injurious falls

    An evaluation of a walking and socialization program in long-term care: Impact on injurious falls Lilian U Thorpe MD, PhD1, Susan J. Whiting PhD2*, Vanina PM Dal Bello-Haas PhD3, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos PhD4. 1Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Rm 3247, E-Wing Health Sciences, 104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4, Canada; 2College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan,  Rm 3124 E-Wing Health Sciences, 104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2Z4, Canada; 3School…

  • The Effects of Cognitive Training Program for Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial

    The Effects of Cognitive Training Program for Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: A Pilot Randomized Control Trial Jeffrey A. Buchanan, Erica Johnson, Joseph Kennedy, Katherine Stypulkowski, and Nathan Jensen Minnesota State University, Mankato Objective: This pilot investigation evaluated the effectiveness of a cognitive training program for older adults with cognitive impairment. Methods: A sample of 23 individuals were randomly assigned to either a 24-session cognitive training program or a wait-list control group. Cognitive training sessions required participants to complete activities that…

  • The mask we wear: Chronological age versus subjective ‘age inside’

    The mask we wear: Chronological age versus subjective ‘age inside’ L. F. Carver M.A., PhD. Post Doctoral Fellow, SSHRC funded ACTproject & Faculty of Arts and Science, Adjunct Assistant Professor, SKHS, Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 Objectives: Age inside is a type of self-reported, subjective age, that is unconstrained by years lived or physical health.  The goal of this study was to explore: 1. How age inside is described and whether there is a relationship between age inside and…

  • 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…

  • “Beyond shame and sorrow”: Abandoned elderly women in India speak out

    “Beyond shame and sorrow”: Abandoned elderly women in India speak out Olya Clark, PhD School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst I heard the story of Lakshamma from a couple of my friends who met her at the bus stop in Bangalore, South India. ‘You know, she did not look comfortable when she approached us asking for money’, my friend told me. ‘She quickly added that she was not a beggar and she felt bad doing…

  • 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