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Reproductive longevity and increased life expectancy

Reproductive longevity and increased life expectancy – Statistical Data Included Jacob A. Brody Background: female life expectancy in developed countries has increased by 30 years in the twentieth century. Aim: to determine if there has been an increase in reproductive longevity. Methods: we analysed age-specific fertility data from birth statistics for the USA, Canada, Japan, […]

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A comparison of the new executive functioning domains of the CAMCOG-R with existing tests of executive function in elderly stroke survivors

A comparison of the new executive functioning domains of the CAMCOG-R with existing tests of executive function in elderly stroke survivors – Statistical Data Included Lesley Leeds Aim: to compare the two new executive function tests of the revised Cambridge Cognitive Examination (CAMCOG-R), a bedside measure of cognitive function, with existing neuropsychological assessments of executive […]

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The use of general practitioner elderly beds in community hospitals

The use of general practitioner elderly beds in community hospitals Kenneth M. Rhodes SIR–We were interested to read Cook and Porter’s paper on community hospitals (CHs) in Oxfordshire [1]. We have examined general practitioner (GP) bed use in Great Yarmouth and our results confirm their findings. In 1994 the James Paget Hospital (JPH) in Great […]

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The prevalence and characteristics of dizziness in an elderly community

The prevalence and characteristics of dizziness in an elderly community Nicola R. Colledge NICOLA R. COLLEDGE, JANET A. WILSON, CECILIA C. A. MACINTYRE, WILLIAM J. MACLENNAN A postal questionnaire was sent to 1000 subjects aged over 65 years randomly selected from the age/sex register of five group practices, 90% of subjects returning adequate information. Thirty […]

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Acceptability Of Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy Without Iv Sedation: Patient’s Versus Endoscopist’s Perception With Special Reference To Elderly Patients

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Age and Ageing > July, 2001 > Article > Print friendly Acceptability Of Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy Without Iv Sedation: Patient’s Versus Endoscopist’s Perception With Special Reference To Elderly Patients B.R. Thanvi Introduction COPYRIGHT 2001 Oxford University Press COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group

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Quality of life and longevity: a study of centenarians

Quality of life and longevity: a study of centenarians Marirosa Dello Buono Introduction The number of Italian centenarians increased from 49 in 1921 to 1660 in 1990 [1]. Census data for 1993 are currently being processed but according to preliminary data some 6000 centenarians were alive in Italy on 31 December 1993 [2]. Recently, several […]

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Research into the treatment of vascular dementia in China using traditional therapies

Research into the treatment of vascular dementia in China using traditional therapies – Letter From … China Jinzhou Tian The prevalence of dementia in those aged 65 years or over in China is 3.9%, of which vascular dementia accounted for 69% in 1989 [1]. A subsequent study has confirmed that multi-infarct dementia occurs more frequently […]

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Study of the relationship between cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking and cognitive impairment among elderly people in China

Study of the relationship between cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking and cognitive impairment among elderly people in China – Abstract Zhou Huadong Objective: the incidence of cognitive impairment is increasing; however, little is known about the prevalence and risk factors for cognitive impairment of elderly people in China. This report focuses on investigating the relationship between […]

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Life Stories: Personal Construct Therapy with the Elderly.

Life Stories: Personal Construct Therapy with the Elderly. – book reviews Eric Midwinter My grandfather, a celebrated racounteur, counselled that, whilst one should never lie, one should always embellish the truth. Would that he were available to urge the subjects of this book to be more imaginative: ‘Mrs C.’s main stories were self-defeating ones: ‘I […]

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Risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital in-patients: a systematic review

http://www.looksmart.com/ http://www.findarticles.com/ FindArticles > Age and Ageing > March, 2004 > Article > Print friendly Risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital in-patients: a systematic review David Oliver Objective: to identify all published papers on risk factors and risk assessment tools for falls in hospital inpatients. To identify clinical risk assessment tools […]