Can functional task exercise improve executive function and contribute to functional balance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment? A pilot study

16/05/2018

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 27th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This pilot study investigated whether functional task exercise could improve executive function, which might further affect the functional balance in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations of older adults with cognitive impairment compared with the general senior population: what do we know about avoidable incidents? Results from a scoping review

16/05/2018

Source: BMJOpen

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED
presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Tackling the challenge of the aging society: detecting and preventing cognitive and physical decline through games and consumer technologies

16/06/2017

Source: Health Information Research

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Date of publication: April 2017  vol. 23 iss. 2 pp. 87-93

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study seeks to review some of the approaches employed to address health and well-being issues in the elderly population.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment

15/06/2015

Source: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: June 4th 2015 volume 22 issue 6 pps. 289-296

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A critical review which explores the review of material on falls prevention interventions in older adults with cognitive impairment, such as dementia.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Altered visual–spatial attention to task-irrelevant information is associated with falls risk in older adults

16/01/2014

Source: Neuropsychologia

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Date of publication: December 2013 51(14) pages 3025–3032

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which examines the association between visual–spatial attention to task-irrelevant stimuli and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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The relationship among falls, rehabilitation outcomes and health services use

13/12/2013

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2013, Vol 14 no 11 p. 832-836

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication Type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked at determining the characteristics associated with single and multiple fallers in a post-acute rehabilitation centre. It found that the majority of fallers were older males who were frail and suffered cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms. Multiple fallers were particularly at risk of poor functional recovery and increased health service use. Specific programs targeting these patients should be developed in further studies.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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