Journal of

Geriatric Medicine and GerontologyISSN: 2469-5858


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510054

The Role of Stress and Glucocorticoids in Pathogeny of Age-Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Viktor Ivanovitch Goudochnikov

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

An overview and commentary are presented on the role of stress and glucocorticoids in the pathogeny of age-related psychiatric and neurologic disorders, first of all depressive illness and Alzheimer's disease. The connections of these disorders with senescence-induced changes in bioregulation of hypothamo-pituitary-adrenal axis activity are discussed, focusing attention on biphasic glucocorticoid effects, gender differences, adverse effects of exogenous corticosteroids and the importance of stre...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510053

The Impact of Heat Waves on Mortality among the Elderly: A Mini Systematic Review

Antonia Kaltsatou, Glen P Kenny and Andreas D Flouris

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

The aim of this systematic review was to review the recent literature regarding the effect of heat waves on mortality in elderly adults. A systematic search of the literature, was conducted by two reviewers during March 2018, using three electronic databases (PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus). The PRISMA guidelines were used for the quality assessment of the published studies. The literature search identified a total of 345 articles, while only 24 studies met the inclusion criteria and were in...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510052

The Impact of Demographic Changes on the Presentation and Outcome of Stroke: Experiences of the Oldest Old in the Murrumbidgee Region

Alice Powell, Martin Jude, Stephen Kerr, Jenna Mewburn, Katherine Mohr and Paul Finucane

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 10, 2018

The proportion of older people in the Australian population is increasing, heralding a change in how illness presents as well as the profile of people presenting with illness. This changing disease profile is most strikingly observed in conditions which disproportionately affect the old and particularly the oldest old. It is exemplified by stroke which is a leading cause of death and disability in Australia with 70% of stroke patients aged 65 and older....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5858/1510051

Strengthening Nurse Leadership in Long-term Care: A Case Study

Beth Culross, Mary E Cramer and Shari Terry

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 08, 2018

The purpose of this case study is to share an innovative program developed for Registered Nurses (RNs) working in long-term care settings in the Midwest region of the United States and outcomes of the Geriatric Nurse Leadership Academy for Long-Term Care (Leadership Academy). In the United States, the growth of the population over the age of 65 and the need to quality and competent care in long term care has grown exponentially. The Leadership Academy was developed as one component of a research...

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