The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics held its first conference on nursing home research in St Louis, MO, in November 2013. This article provides a summary of the presentations.
Background/Discussion: The DSM-5 was published in May 2013 after six years of literature reviews, input from experts, field trials, secondary data analyses, and public commentary. Changes were guided by clinical utility (e.g., decreasing diagnosis of over-inclusive diagnoses; drawing attention to under-recognized conditions; reducing stigma); research… (More)
A series of lateral radiographs of the cervical spinal column was evaluated in order to determine vertebral body dimensions. The sample included males (N=30) and females (N=31) 18 to 24 years old, comprising three stature percentile ranges (1-20; 40-60; 80-99) of the U.S. adult population. A two-dimensional analysis of vertebral body height (average… (More)
Optimizing heath care services for seniors in emergency departments (ED) is a core component of the " Senior Friendly Hospital Approach " being implemented in Quebec. We measured the availability of geriatric expertise in Quebec EDs and its relationship with ED characteristics such as university affiliation, number of stretchers, and geographical location.… (More)
He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government, at Har-vard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom's activities have been… (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)
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)
Approximately 10 million Americans have long-term care needs, including 2 million community-based elders who suffer impairments akin to those of the nation's 1.6 million nursing home residents. In light of projections regarding the growth of the elderly population in the coming decades, particularly those over 85, the size of the elderly population… (More)