A protest vote? Users of anti-ageing medicine talk back
- CAM Use and Suggestions for Medical Care of Senior Citizens: A Qualitative Study Using the World CafÃ© Method. Stöckigt, B.; Teut, M.; Witt, C. M. // Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM);2013, Vol. 2013, p1
Background. Little data exists concerning the reasons for using complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies by seniors. Therefore, the aim of this study is to learn about motives of German seniors for using CAM therapies and their wishes for health care in general. Methods. One focus group and...
- Is There an 'Anti-Aging' Medicine? // Generations;Winter2001/2002, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p63
Provides information on anti-aging medicine. Application of food supplements and alternative medicines; Discussion on the use of human growth hormone; Details of life expectancy and health promotion.
- Evaluation of a Falls Prevention Program for Independent Elderly. Casteel, Carri; Peek-Asa, Corinne; Lacsamana, Caroline; Vazquez, Laurie; Kraus, Jess F. // American Journal of Health Behavior;Mar/Apr2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 28, pS51
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of an older adult falls-prevention program and describe compliance with the program. Methods: The No More Falls! program was evaluated by comparing outcomes of program participants and nonparticipants from the same health care system and by comparing...
- assessing for delirium. Schofield, Irene // Nursing Older People;Oct2002, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p31
Describes the capabilities of nurses working with older people to identify and prevent the occurrence of delirium in Great Britain. Prevalence of delirium condition among patients admitted in hospitals; Definition of delirium; Cause of the complex condition; Characteristics of the health problem.
- Prevention package aims to keep older people healthy. // Practice Nurse;8/14/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p6
This article reports on Great Britain's government program of prevention measures for older people, including foot care, vision tests, and light exercise. The intention of the program is to prevent health problems before they occur and is part of the government's overall aging plan. The program...
- Legacy Writing Among the Elderly: Conceptual Bases, Dimensioning and a Proposed Scale for Measuring Motivations. Guillemot, Samuel; Urien, Bertrand // Recherche et Applications en Marketing (English Edition) (AFM c/;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p25
This article concerns a relatively unknown phenomenon in marketing that has, however, become extremely popular among older adults: legacy writing. While the writing of "ego-documents" has been the subject of many studies in gerontology, sociology and, above all, literature, research in marketing...
- A Hope Intervention Compared to Friendly Visitors as a Technique to Reduce Depression among Older Nursing Home Residents. Wilson, Donna M.; Marin, Alexandra; Bhardwaj, Param; Lichlyter, Bonnie; Thurston, Amy; Mohankumar, Deepthi // Nursing Research & Practice;2010, p1
Depression is common among older persons. An experimental study was undertaken to test the impact of a four-week hope program on depressed nursing home residents. Residents aged 65 or older, who met the criteria for this pilot study and agreed to participate, were randomly assigned to (a) an...
- Ginkgo does not prevent cognitive decline. // Neurology Alert;Mar2010 Pharmacology, p2
The article reports on the findings of a study sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CCAM) which examined whether ginkgo biloba has the potential to prevent or slow the rate of global or domain-specific cognitive decline in older people.
- THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE REPORT ON COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IN THE UNITED STATES--PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON ITS CONTENT AND IMPLICATIONS. Eisenberg, David M. // Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine;May/Jun2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p10
This article presents the reports on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S. by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The report is based on the general premise that patients, health professionals, and public officials need evidence of effectiveness, safety, and cost to make sound...