International Journal of Aging Research


Dementia syndromes and health psychology

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research Dementia syndromes and health psychology Eduardo Falcão Felisberto1, Leopoldo Barbosa2, Paulo César Gomes1, Mônica Cristina Batista de Melo3  1Mestrando em Psicologia da Saúde pela Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde - FPS; 2Pós-Doutorado em Ciências da Saúde pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Docente Permanente no Mestrado Profissional em Psicologia da Saúde da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS; 3Pós-Doutorado em Ciências da Saúde pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte. Coordenador do Mestrado Profissional em Psicologia da Saúde da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS The aging process is considered a worldwide phenomenon, and it is observed that the population has aged, where there is an inversion in the age pyramid resulting from the increase in life expectancy. This phenomenon has been investigated by several national and international studies. As results, there are some justifications that are being cited. Among these, are the presence of some demographic factors such as a reduction in fertilit, fecundity and mortality rate over the years, in addition, we highlight the technological advances in health and improvement in the quality of life of individuals1,2. Consequently, with the presence of these influencing factors, some studies highlight an epidemiological transition, where infectious diseases are being replaced by chronic-degenerative, as the main cause of morbidity and mortality, giving emphasis on dementia syndromes . In addition of aging, are expected physical, psychological and social changes that lead to changes in the life of each elderly. At this stage of life, in addition to chronic conditions, the decline in cognitive functions, such as changes in memory, speed of reasoning, and attention seem to take on a broader dimension. Thus, with the decline of these and other functions, several difficulties can be observed in the execution of activities of daily living of ...

The Elderly, Carriers of Dementia Syndromes and Dental Care

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research The Elderly, Carriers of Dementia Syndromes and Dental Care Berta Luíza Gabriela Moreno¹, Cinthia Natali Pontes dos Santos2, Andreza de Oliveira Melo2, Maria Tereza Nascimento Filgueiras Andrade2, Nathalia Patrícia Almeida Santos3, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal4 1Dental Surgeon, Dental Expert Witness, Home Dental Care; 2Dental Surgeon, Resident of the Multiprofessional Integrated Residency Program in Family Health (RMISF/FCM/UPE); 3Nurse, Resident of the Multiprofessional Integrated Residency Program in Family Health (RMISF/FCM/UPE); 4Dental Surgeon, Oral Pathologist, Doctor in Collective Health, Adjunct Professor of the General Pathological Processes Subject of the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of Pernambuco - ICB/UPE, Head of the Dentistry Service of the Oncology Center of the Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital (CEON/HUO/UPE), Coordinator of the Residency Program in Hospital Dentistry with emphasis on Oncology, University of Pernambuco - ICB/HUOC/UPE, Tutor of the Dentistry Center of the Integrated Multidisciplinary Residency in Family Health, School of Medical Sciences, University of Pernambuco (RMISF/FCM/UPE). The demographic and epidemiological transition resulting from declining birth rates, increased economically active population, decreased infectious diseases and increased chronic degenerative diseases produce a population scenario with a high number of elderly individuals, prone to developing dementia, whose prevalence is directly related to increasing age. Dementia is progressive and characterized by the loss of self-care ability and ability to perform activities of daily living, including the difficulty to perform oral hygiene and accept dental treatment, thus resulting in decreased oral health. Thus, it is necessary to know and think about oral care to increase the quality of life of this population through actions of health promotion, prevention and recovery with the accomplishment of home and hospital dental procedures, besides the traditional service, at a dental office. Keywords: Aging, Dementia, Oral health ...

Position of the Rural Elderly in Familial Decision Making: A Sociological Study

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research Position of the Rural Elderly in Familial Decision Making: A Sociological Study Md. Aminul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Rajshahi , Rajshahi- 6205, Bangladesh Previously the elderly had authoritarian role in familial decision making process. Now it depends on many associated factors. This study explored the position of the rural elderly in familial decision making process. Mixed approach has been given priority. Data have been collected from primary and secondary sources. The study found that position of elderly in familial decision making process is unsatisfactory. That is, position as head of the family, involvement in buying and selling something, dependency on their sons in receiving treatment, invitation of relatives in different socio-religious occasions, taking part in rural arbitration, taking part in resolving familial disputes, influencing in election, compelling members to do work according to wishes etc. are not satisfactory. This study may help the academicians to conduct more empirical studies to understand this crucial reality and help the policy makers to take appropriate policy for the welfare of the elderly. Keywords: Position, Elderly, Family, Decision Making ...

The Wellbeing of the Heterogeneous Older Persons: The Analysis of ‘Going in Style’ Gereontological Comedy Film and Real-life Malaysian Elderly

Research Article of International Journal of Aging Research The Wellbeing of the Heterogeneous Older Persons: The Analysis of ‘Going in Style’ Gereontological Comedy Film and Real-life Malaysian Elderly Rajeswary S. Rajaratnam University of Malaya, Malaysia While ageing has become a global phenomenon and received prominent attention due to the rapid increase in the older population, including Malaysia; There has also been an increase in comedy films focusing on old people. Therefore, this study aims to analyse how older persons represented in a gerontological comedy film ‘Going in Style’. This study also aims to relate how older persons represented in this comedy film with real-life situations of Malaysian older people. In meeting these aims, a qualitative research approach through thematic analysis has been adopted. The findings of this study shows how the older person represented in ‘Going in Style’ is similar to real-life situations experienced by some of Malaysian older people. The comedy highlights that ageing is not a single dimensional concept concentrated on physical aspects but is multidimensional, consisting of social,psychological, spiritual and economic and environmental aspects. Keywords: older person, wellbeing, gerontology, multidimensional ...

Dr. Jong In Kim
Professor and Chairman, Institute for Longevity Sciences, Wonkwang University, South Korea

Dr. Emmanuel ANDRES
Professor of Internal Medicine; Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine in the University hospital of Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg, France

Dr. Karen V. Harper-Dorton
Professor, School of Social Work, West Virginia University, West Virginia 26506

Dr. Ferhan SOYUER
Professor, Nuh Naci Yazgan University Faculty of Health Sciences, Kayseri/Turkey

Dr. Akira Sugawara
Professor, Department of Molecular Endocrinology,Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Miyagi, Japan

Dr. Francisco López-Muñoz

Professor of Pharmacology, Director of International Doctorate School, Chairman of the Research Ethics Committee, and Assistant Director of Academic Staff at Camilo José Cela University, and Research Fellow at “Hospital 12 de Octubre” Research Institute (Madrid, Spain), and Portucalense Institute of Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences (INPP), Universidade Portucalense Infante Dom Henrique 

Dr. Diego Lacono
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Research Institute of New Jersey, NJ 07927

Dr. Ya-Lie Ku
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Department of Nursing, Fooyin University

Dr. Dorina Lauritano
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine – University of Milano”Bicocca”, Monza

Dr. Naohiro Hohashi
Professor, Division of Family Health Care Nursing, Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University

Dr. Bechor Zvi Aminoff
Professor, Geriatric Division, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Dr. Lia Ginaldi
Full Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Life and Environment Sciences University of L’Aquila

Dr. Ufuk Çakatay
Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Fabio Monzani
Professor, Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy

Dr. Robert L. Clegg
Professor/Faculty Head, Health Administration Programs

Dr. Ian Martins
Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Dr. Kim L. Stansbury
Associate Professor/Director of MSW Program, Department of Social Work, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Dr. Putilov, Arcady A.
Chief researcher, Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia

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