Ken M. Madden

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I am pleased to introduce the third online issue of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal. This issue has a number of papers on a range of topics including neuropsychology, telemedicine, and the history of a prominent Canadian geriatrics research prize. Why is the Kaufman named the Kaufman? This is not a koan but the topic of a paper by Dr. Hogan (University of(More)
INTRODUCTION To describe changes in workplace physical activity, and health-, and work-related outcomes, in workers who transitioned from a conventional to an 'activity-permissive' workplace. METHODS A natural pre-post experiment conducted in Vancouver, Canada in 2011. A convenience sample of office-based workers (n=24, 75% women, mean [SD] age = 34.5(More)
Extracellular concentrations of excitatory amino acids increase substantially within cerebral tissue beds exposed to ischaemic conditions. This leads to excessive stimulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, a major cerebral excitatory neurotransmitter receptor that likely plays a critical role in the propagation of ischaemic injury in neurons.(More)
INTRODUCTION Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects more than 1.1 million Canadians aged ≥65 years. Group Medical Visits are an emerging health service delivery method. Recent systematic reviews show that they can significantly reduce glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, but Group Visits have not been evaluated within primary care. We intend to determine(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)
Much has been written about the " grey tsunami " , (1) an ongoing demographic shift with profound consequences for the Canadian health-care system. Since Geriatric Medicine was accredited by the Royal College in 1977, the field has steadily developed into a dynamic array of clinical, educational, and research activities. By 2051, one in four Canadians is(More)