Ilka Nicéia D'Aquino Oliveira Teixeira

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Abstract The article reviews the major biological theories of aging, and discusses the most relevant mechanisms to explain the aging process. It begins with the evolutionary theories, explores the molecular-cellular mechanisms, and presents the perspective of the systemic theories. The complex etiology of aging is a challenge to the researchers. The(More)
This article presents a synthesis on aging of the human cerebral cortex, and also a review of the approaches to motor control rehabilitation following a cerebral vascular accident (CVA). Throughout the discussion on the clinical implications, the author advises the rehabilitation professionals to encourage older patients perform their activities of daily(More)
The objective of this study was to understand the perception of health professionals of two definitions of frailty in elderly people. The sample consisted of twelve health professionals, who work in a Geriatrics Ambulatory. The tools used for data collection were individual semi-structured interviews, and the questionnaire Definitions of Frailty, developed(More)
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