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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Encouraging older people to engage in resistance training: a multi-stakeholder perspective

16/05/2018

Source: Ageing and Society 

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Date of publication: 10th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at  strategies needed to ensure resistance training programmes are attractive to and appropriate for older adults for.

 Length of publication: 20 pages

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David Oliver: Falls in older people—can we really make a difference?

16/05/2018

Source: BMJ

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: David Oliver, consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine, discusses how more needs to be done to prevent falls in older adults.

 Length of publication: Two pages

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Reducing falls in older adults recently discharged from hospital: a systematic review and meta-analysis

11/04/2018

Source: Age and Ageing 

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Date of publication: 23rd March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review aimed to synthesise the evidence for effective falls prevention
interventions in older adults recently discharged from hospital

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Discussion of fall prevention approaches with older adult patients

05/03/2018

Source: Preventive Medicine Reports, 2018, Vol 9 p. 149-152

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Date of publication: March 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. The American and British Geriatric Societies recommend a fall risk assessment to identify risk factors and guide interventions to prevent these falls. This study describes the self-reported discussion of fall prevention approaches used by primary care providers (PCPs) who treat older adults. Self-reported discussion of any fall prevention approaches was 89.3%. Controlling for provider and practice characteristics, there were significant differences by provider type. Fall prevention suggestions vary by type of PCP. Dissemination of geriatric guidelines should include all PCPs who routinely see older adults.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Fall risk assessment tools for use among older adults in long-term care settings: A systematic review of the literature

18/01/2018

Source: Australasian Journal of Ageing

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Date of publication: 23 November 2017 pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article is to conduct a systematic review of published fall risk assessment tools (FRATs) tested for predictive validity among older adults in long-term care (LTC).

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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