Volume 1 Issue 1
Association between Lean and Fat Mass with Bone Mineral Density in The Elderly Fat and Lean Mass Associated With Bone Mineral Density
Gláucia R Falsarella*, Ibsen B Coimbra, Caroline C Barcelos, Isabele Iartelli, Kedma T Montedori, Manuela NJ Santos, Anita L Neri, Arlete MV Coimbra
The imbalance between the formation and reabsorption of bone associated with aging contributes to a reduction in bone mineral density (BMD). Understanding the factors related to this reduction is important for the care of the elderly, considering that bone fragility enhances the risk of falls, fractures, morbidity and mortality. To analyze the association between BMD and age, comorbidities, body mass index (BMI), fat and muscle mass, and to identify the profile of the body composition related to a higher BMD in the elderly.
Introduction to the Science of Anti-Aging Medicine: A State-of-The-Specialty Review
Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans. As such, anti-aging medicine is based on principles of sound and responsible medical care that are consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties. Today, thousands of physicians and practitioners in private medical offices, as well as at some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals around the world, now embrace the anti-aging medical model.
Understanding Alcohol and Drug Problems in the Elderly: What to Look For and How to Help
Carla L Storr, ScD, MPH*, Charon Burda MS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
The use of alcohol, tobacco products, and various classes of prescription drugs (e.g., opioids, stimulants, and benzodiazepines) are common among older adults. Projections from the US and Europe estimate the number of older adults with substance problems in need of treatment will more than double over the next few years. There is a need for practitioners to identify substance misuse and problems among the elderly and to enhance their care responses to this growing health concern.
Migration, Ageing and Spousal Separation: A Review of Current Population Trend in Nepal
Sushma Dhital*, Hom Nath Chalise, PhD*, Dipesh Rupakheti
Demographic trend of population mobility in Nepal is significant which has given rise to various opportunities and also tragic end. The role and relationship of family is influenced by change in family structure. The focus of this study is to assess the status of migration, ageing and spousal separation in Nepal. The study is based on the census data and reports available from Central Bureau of Statistics of Nepal. Data shows ageing population 60 years and above has reached 8% of the total population.
Nutritional Assessment and Dietary Intake Status of Home Health Care Patients: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Study
Taeko Tsuji, Kazuyo Yamasaki, Fumikazu Hayashi, Chika Momoki, Kumiko Kato, Yoko Yasui4, Daiki Habu*
Malnutrition causes various adverse events and is related not only to the decreased longevity but also to admission to hospitals or nursing homes. Therefore, it is important to manage the nutrition of home health care patients and to evaluate the risk of malnutrition in order to improve their nutritional status so they can continue home health care.