Category: Lifespan Health Promotion


Effect of Tongue Pressing Effortful Swallow Exercise on Orofacial Muscle Strength in Healthy Older Adults: A Prospective Intervention Study

Building a functional reserve through muscle-strengthening exercises is essential in older adults to prevent the changes in swallow function that occur with age. Tongue-pressing effortful swallow is one such exercise proposed, however, the effect of this on the lip and tongue muscles in Indian older adults has not been investigated. Most of the studies are


Too Good to be True: Unveiling Challenges in Modern Commercial Technology and the Vulnerability of Older Adults

Technology is a new experience for older adults. Society functions centering around technology where for most older adults, technology is a mystery. Most older adults are not aware that they even have choice over tailoring their personal experiences, such as changing the folder to save photos. Technology for them is frustration and mystery, and these


Precision Exercise Guidelines to Improve the Muscle Strength of the Elderly

WHO believes that aging is inevitable and is affected by the environment; how to create a healthy aging community space has become a trend in various countries. Taiwan’s elderly population exceeded 7% in 1993. In 2022, 21.69% of Chiayi County will enter the “super-aged (>20%)” society. The government department proposed the “Precision Sports Instructor Training


Improving the Accessibility, Inclusivity, and Integration of Home Care for Older Adults by Prioritizing Equitable Institutional Processes and Policy Tools

Introduction: The institutional processes and policies that are used to structure the provision of home care can impact workplace relations, communication, and the ability to deliver “seamless” care. This presentation will describe policies and processes being used by Integrated Care Programs to promote more equitable delivery of health and social care to older adults aging


Evaluating the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) as a Predictor of Mortality in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Introduction: Malnutrition can worsen clinical outcomes in older patients, underlying the importance of using a screening tool to detect patients at risk. We evaluated the association between Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and mortality in elderly patients with COVID-19 infection. Methods: We evaluated 241 patients aged ≥65y who were admitted with COVID-19 infection to the


Pre- And Post-COVID-19 Vaccination: Stories of Elderly Persons At-Risk

Using an exploratory sequential mixed research design, this study aimed to capture the lived experiences of 23 elderly persons at-risk during the pre- and post-COVID-19 vaccination seen at Department of Geriatric Medicine St. Luke’s Medical Service Center Quezon City, Philippines from August 2021 to November 2021. Specifically, it aimed to: (1) explore the participants lived


Identifying Needs for Ankle-Foot-Orthosis and Orthosis Provision Services Through Interview Analysis of Japanese Stroke Patients

Japan has approximately 1.74 million stroke patients, accounting for 16% of the elderly (age ≥ 65) who are eligible for nursing care. Stroke patients with lower limb disabilities often use a short-foot orthosis as a tool to improve their balance and walking ability. However, some ankle-foot-orthosis users stop using them and suffer a decline in


The Research and Design of Healthcare Products for the Elderly in the Wise Information Technology of Med

The increasing aging of the international community has brought the problem of chronic diseases among the elderly to the forefront. At the same time, the intelligence of medical products, the home-based approach to medical products and the precision of smart medical care are among the social trends that prompt this paper to consider how to


Transitions to Disability and Dependency with Increasing Age in Europe

Aging has been related to the onset of disability in older adults, and care may be needed to perform daily activities. Some individuals have care needs earlier in life or more urgently whereas others may not have these needs. Transitions to disability and dependency in older European adults are analysed using data from ten countries


Usability Evaluation of an App to Support the German in-home Care Consultations According to § 37. 3 Sgb XI

Introduction: In Germany in-home care consultations are mandatory for informal caregivers receiving care allowances. These visits are carried out by nurses and aim to ensure that care recipients are taken care of appropriately and help to stabilize the home care situation. Objective: The aim of the study is to evaluate the usability of an app


Daily Mobility among Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Pet Dogs in Urban Areas: A Scoping Review

Companion dogs are part of families and households and are relevant to individuals of all ages. Research has mainly focused on the role of therapy and service dogs in people’s lives. Dogs have been involved for therapeutic purposes in interventions targeting older adults with depression and dementia, mostly in institutional settings, and have shown effectiveness.


The Effects of Training Workshop for Cognitively Intact Community Dwelling Older People on Knowledge of Dementia and Dementia Worry in Hong Kong

Background: Dementia is a global challenge. Little is known about the cognitively intact older people regarding their knowledge and worries about dementia. The aim of the current study is to assess the effects of training workshop to these group of people on the knowledge and their worries about this disease. Methods: An interventional study with


Quality of Life of Elderly With Vascular Illness and the Level of Depression in 4 Barangays in Malabon, Philippines

Seniors or elderlies are a growing number all over the world, and they also have sicknesses like diabetes, high blood, and high cholesterol. Having chronic illnesses can affect the mood of the elderly: becoming cranky, lonely, not eating, etc. Therefore, there is a need to study the relationship between the quality of life of the


Foot Care Intervention for Older People With Dementia: A Scoping Review

Background: Foot care is important for maintaining walking function in the older people with dementia. However, the effect of foot care intervention on older people with dementia has not been fully clarified. Method: A scoping review was conducted according to the Japanese version of PRISMA-ScR. The eligibility criteria were (1) targeting elderly people with dementia,


Long-term Home Care Communication With Dementia Elders in Taiwan: A Focus on Nonverbal Communication Strategies

The population of older people living with dementia in Taiwan is growing dramatically. To enable dementia elders to age at home, quality long-term home care service is important. One way to achieve the goal is to promote successful communication with them since without this, delivery of long-term home care service is not possible. To explore


Actual Conditions of Elderly Patients With Neurosurgical Diseases Hospitalized in Saitama Prefecture, Japan-comparison of Length of Stay

Purpose: To clarify the characteristics of elderly patients with neurosurgical diseases through comparison between long-term hospitalization group and short-term hospitalization group. Method: Data collection period: Half a year from April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 Subjects: 138 patients aged 70 years or older who were hospitalized to discharged for the purpose of treating neurosurgical