Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

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EISSN : 2578-0093
Current Publisher: Crimson Publishers (10.31031)
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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies; doi:10.31031/ggs

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Nazia Ahmed, Refath Naznin Shimu, Nahian Rahman, Khaleda Islam
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 6, pp 599-602; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.06.000633

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The study was conducted to observe the nutritional status and morbidity pattern of the selected Geriatric Population in Dhaka City. A number of 150 Geriatric People (77 Female, 73 Male) were interviewed and relevant information was collected through pretested standard questionnaires. Data collected through questionnaire were cleaned, edited and entered into software of the computer and analysis was carried out by using SPSS methods. The Nutritional Status part from Mini Nutritional Assessment showed that, the respondents of 7.3% had the severe decrease in food intake, 46.0% had moderate decrease in food intake and 46.7% had the no decrease in food intake. The respondents of 5.3% had weight loss greater than 3kg (6.6lbs), 6.0% respondents didn’t have the idea about weight loss, 44.0% respondents were having weight loss between 1 and 3kg (2.2 and 6.6lbs) and 44.67% respondents were losing no weight during the last 3 months. The total respondents of 22.67% had MAC less than 21cm, 35.33% had MAC 21 to 22cm and 42.0% have MAC greater than 22cm. The total respondents of 6.7% had BMI (less than 19), 10.7% hade BMI (19 to less than 21), 15.3% had BMI (21 to less than 23) and 67.3% had BMI (23 or greater). The total respondents of 27.33% were at normal nutritional status, 42.0% respondents were at risk of malnutrition status and 30.67% respondents were at malnourished status. The total respondents of 60% were having CC less than 31cm and other 40% respondents were having CC 31cm or greater than 31cm. The total respondents of 18.0% were not considered as good health status in comparison with other people of the same age, 19.3% considered nothing as they don’t know about their health, 49.3% respondents were considered their health as good in comparison with other people of the same age and 13.3% respondents were considered better health in comparison with other people of the same age.
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 6, pp 591-598; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.06.000632

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DOnly precautionary measures are practical at the moment in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and one such measure is balancing self-immunity. The recent findings about the durability of COVID-19 antibodies in the infected people has put some concerns about the prospects of long-term immunisation methods. In such circumstances, one way of protecting from COVID-19 is by enhancing one’s own immune mechanisms. Unfortunately, there is less discussion about this serous issue. Elderly patients are at a higher risk of getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 and should be mindful of balancing the immunity. Adherents of Integrated medicine seem to have more awareness of different facets of immunity and they go beyond the conventional methods. Immunological research is in a standstill. This paper is an attempt to evaluate balancing immunity through all the known practices done in different disciplines of medicine.
Viktorov Aa
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 6, pp 586-588; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.06.000630

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In the present work, on the basis of the arithmetic progression of the age structure of the population, a generational, visual method is proposed for predicting the preservation, growth or decrease in the numerical composition of the population, including the human population of any region. Unlike the existing ones, this mathematical approach does not operate on the lifetime of individuals and therefore is universal, that is, applicable to any living systems. It is shown that the average number of individuals born in this generation per each heterogeneous couple is a criterion for the survival of a population the human population. However, this value depends on the age structure of simultaneously living generations. Our mathematical approach does not require any preliminary assumptions.
Virginia Miller
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 6, pp 573-578; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.06.000627

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This paper identifies issues of concern in relation to sexual abuse of elders in all aged-care residential homes and issues of concern that are most pertinent to faith-based aged-care facilities. However, the conflict of the rights of residents and, at times, competing rights and the moral values of the staff that care for them is not strictly an issue that is solely of concern to faith-based aged-care facilities. The most pressing issue is cognitive impairment especially as it relates to consent, but also as far as it relates to changes in sexual appetite and the vulnerabilities of people with cognitive impairment.
Giulio Perrotta
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 6, pp 565-572; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.06.000626

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This work focuses on the specific analysis of the general, neurobiological and clinical profiles of human dementias, starting from classifications and definitions, and then extending the field of study to clinical and psychological symptomatologic data, to conclude with treatments and better management of these patients.
Saeed Shoja Shafti, Alireza Memarie, Masomeh Rezaie, Behjat Rahimi
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 5, pp 561-564; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.05.000625

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Comorbidity between mental disorders and physical illnesses is the rule rather than the exception. Approaches to study the impact of comorbidity become challenging also due to lack of consensus about how to define and measure the concept of comorbidity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical profile of medical comorbidity among a group of local chronic elderly schizophrenic patients to see their prevalence and physiognomies.
Saeed Shoja Shafti, Masomeh Rezaie Alireza Memarie, Behjat Rahimi
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 5, pp 555-560; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.05.000624

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Comorbidity between mental disorders and physical illnesses is the rule rather than the exception. Approaches to study the impact of comorbidity become challenging also due to lack of consensus about how to define and measure the concept of comorbidity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the clinical profile of medical comorbidity among a group of local chronic elderly schizophrenic patients to see their prevalence and physiognomies.
Fernando Augusto Vasilceac
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 5, pp 553-554; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.05.000623

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Basic research in the area of indirect research promotes public politics and preventive programs to help health care, using as a main tool the thorough investigation of pathological processes of different clinical conditions. In osteoarthritis, the rates of medical appointments and leave from work can be minimized with an understanding of all the mechanisms involved in the disease. An osteoarthritis presents a sequence of morphological changes characterized by the loss of the normal configuration of the extracellular cartilage matrix, crackling on movement, bone deformities, formation of osteophytes and increased synovial fluid. Pain is not the first clinical sign of the disease, mainly due to the a neural and avascular resources of the articular cartilage, but it is consensual in the literature that since the beginning of the disease existing in the inflammatory process in the joints [1].
Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi
Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, Volume 5, pp 549-552; doi:10.31031/ggs.2020.05.000622

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The present research indicates how indispensably change in population variables takes place; the trend that eventually leads to longer life expectancy and as a result aging. Out of such constant change’s gerontology emerged the science evolving out of the improvement in longevity. So, we must always be prepared for more aging people. Countries like US in the year 1900 had only 4% of people aging 65+, and in 2000 the country had 14% of aging people. Public policies, medical services, improvement in food items, education, safe piped water and many more contributed to declining death rate; resulting in longer chance of life. Though aging increase first happened in advanced world, yet it has emerged in Asia in the past few decades too. However, though aging is increasing, yet many Asian countries are facing age-related issues shortage of pensions for the elderly people, shortage of nursing homes, lack of knowledge of the science of gerontology etc. What the Asian countries need is getting identified with behavioral gerontology and application of behavior analysis. What many aging people face at this stage of life is dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. They show aggressive behavior in many instances too. The method of research used in the present paper is of qualitative type. Similarly, it is concluded that due to the inevitable changes constantly appearing, change in population patterns appears too.
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