Jillian Alston

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Background/Purpose: The 85+-year-old population – the " oldest old " – is now the fastest growing age segment in Canada. Although existing research demonstrates high health services utilization and prescribed medications in this population , little epidemiological evidence is available to guide care for this age group. Objective: To describe the(More)
iven the increase in the aging population, the prevention of cognitive decline in healthy older adults deserves close attention. Mild cognitive impairment affects 10%–25% of people over the age of 70 years. 1 Mild cognitive impairment involves cognitive decline beyond that normally expected in a person of the same age with preservation of function. Dementia(More)
This study has demonstrated an imbalance between the blood proteolytic and antiproteolytic system in acute pancreatitis. Serum elastase activity is markedly increased and elastase inhibitory capacity is decreased in this disease as compared with those in chronic pancreatitis and the control values. We have found that a return to normal values represents(More)
Background Information: Limited research has suggested that rural residents are at increased risk of dementia. Objective: The objective of this study is to determine if rural residence is associated with dementia using both cross-sectional and prospective analyses. Methods: In 1991, 1763 community-dwelling adults aged 65+ participated in the Manitoba Study(More)
Objectives: To identify current practices and care gaps for elderly patients admitted following a hip fracture, and to characterize patients' patterns of functional recovery over 1-year. Relevance Increased awareness of existing gaps and improving our understanding of patients' recovery can help optimize patients' outcomes. Methods: Forty community-dwelling(More)
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