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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Differential Involvement of Conotoxin-Sensitive Mechanisms in Neurogenic Vasodilatation Responses

Zeinab Khalil, Merhi Merhi and Bruce G. Livett.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

August 2001; p ublished online August 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences. 5849 words.

During aging there is a decline in sensory nerve function that is associated with reduced neurogenic inflammation and poor wound repair. The cellular mechanism(s) responsible for this...

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Is Self-Rated Health Still Sensitive for Changes in Disease and Functioning Among Nonagenarians?

Henrike Galenkamp, Dorly J. H. Deeg, Martijn Huisman, Antti Hervonen, Arjan W. Braam and Marja Jylhä.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

September 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing; Geriatric Medicine. 7314 words.

Objectives.

With age, there is an increasing gap between relatively stable levels of self-rated health (SRH) and actual health status. This study...

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The Effectiveness of a Culturally Sensitive Cognitive Behavioral Group Intervention for Latino Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Judith G. Gonyea, Luz M. López and Esther H. Velásquez.

in The Gerontologist

April 2016; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Care of the Elderly; Gerontology and Ageing. 7953 words.

Purpose of the Study:

Demographic projections suggest that the older Latino population will experience the fastest growth among all racial/ethnic groups;...

Chronic Intake of a Phytochemical-Enriched Diet Reduces Cardiac Fibrosis and Diastolic Dysfunction Caused by Prolonged Salt-Sensitive Hypertension

E. M. Seymour, Andrew A. M. Singer, Maurice R. Bennink, Rushi V. Parikh, Ara Kirakosyan, Peter B. Kaufman and Steven F. Bolling.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

October 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Geriatric Medicine. 7116 words.

Salt-sensitive hypertension is common in the aged population. Increased fruit and vegetable intake reduces hypertension, but its effect on eventual diastolic dysfunction is unknown. This...

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Fibroblasts From Naked Mole-Rats Are Resistant to Multiple Forms of Cell Injury, But Sensitive to Peroxide, Ultraviolet Light, and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress

Adam B. Salmon, Amir A. Sadighi Akha, Rochelle Buffenstein and Richard A. Miller.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

March 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Geriatric Medicine. 8411 words.

Fibroblasts from long-lived mutant mice are resistant to many forms of lethal injury as well as to the metabolic effects of rotenone and low-glucose medium. Here we evaluated fibroblasts...

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Candidate Biomarkers of Aging: Age-Sensitive Indices of Immune and Muscle Function Covary in Genetically Heterogeneous Mice

Richard A. Miller, Fred Bookstein, Jack Van der Meulen, Sasha Engle, Julie Kim, Lisa Mullins and John Faulkner.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences. 0 words.

A longitudinal experiment was designed to test the hypothesis that individual mice differ in their aging rate and to validate candidate biomarkers proposed to measure the rate of aging....

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No Associations Between Telomere Length and Age-Sensitive Indicators of Physical Function in Mid and Later Life

Karen Anne Mather, Anthony Francis Jorm, Peter John Milburn, Xiaoyun Tan, Simon Easteal and Helen Christensen.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A

August 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Public Health; Biological Sciences; Molecular and Cell Biology; Neuroscience. 5075 words.

Telomere length, which declines with age, has been hypothesized to act as an indicator of biological aging. If it fulfills this purpose, shorter telomere length should correlate with...

A Comprehensive, Stage-Sensitive Model of Grief in Dementia Caregiving

Thomas M. Meuser and Samuel J. Marwit.

in The Gerontologist

October 2001; p ublished online October 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 10808 words.

Purpose: Grief is an overlooked but important element of the caregiver experience. This study defines a model of caregiver grief to aid in clinical...

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Clock Drawing Is Sensitive to Executive Control: A Comparison of Six Methods

Donald R. Royall, Amy R. Mulroy, Laura K. Chiodo and Marsha J. Polk.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

September 1999; p ublished online September 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 0 words.

We examined six clock-drawing task (CDT) scoring systems relative to the Executive Interview (EXIT25, a measure of Executive Control Function [ECF]) and the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)....

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ENGAGING OLDER AMERICAN INDIANS IN CULTURALLY-SENSITIVE ASSESSMENTS OF EARLY EDUCATION EXPERIENCES

in The Gerontologist

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Biological Sciences; Psychology; Care of the Elderly; Gerontology and Ageing. 162 words.

Boundary Extension Is Sensitive to Hand Position in Young and Older Adults

Kristi S Multhaup, Margaret P Munger and Kendra C Smith.

in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B

April 2018; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine; Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Gerontology and Ageing. 5085 words.

Abstract

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Based on preliminary reports, we expected an age-related increase in boundary extension (BE), a...

Comparison of the quick mild cognitive impairment (Qmci) screen and the SMMSE in screening for mild cognitive impairment

Rónán O'Caoimh, Yang Gao, Ciara McGlade, Liam Healy, Paul Gallagher, Suzanne Timmons and D. William Molloy.

in Age and Ageing

September 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 2869 words.

Introduction: differentiating mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from normal cognition (NC) is difficult. The AB Cognitive Screen (ABCS) 135, sensitive in differentiating MCI from...

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Review: Xerostomia: A Symptom which acts like a Disease

RONALD L. ETTINGER.

in Age and Ageing

September 1996; p ublished online September 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 0 words.

This review considers the changes in salivary glands associated with ageing and concludes that there is no evidence to show that xerostomia is likely to result from the ageing process...

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Walking speed as a good predictor for the onset of functional dependence in a Japanese rural community population.

S Shinkai, S Watanabe, S Kumagai, Y Fujiwara, H Amano, H Yoshida, T Ishizaki, H Yukawa, T Suzuki and H Shibata.

in Age and Ageing

September 2000; p ublished online September 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 0 words.

OBJECTIVE: to investigate and compare the predictive values of four physical performance measures for the onset of functional dependence in older Japanese people living at home. DESIGN: a...

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Measuring symptom change in patients with Parkinson's disease.

J E Harrison, S Preston and S B Blunt.

in Age and Ageing

January 2000; p ublished online January 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 0 words.

BACKGROUND: The 39-item Parkinson's disease questionnaire (PDQ-39) is more sensitive to functional change than other measures of health and disability. AIM: To determine the ability of this...

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Evaluation of echocardiography in the management of elderly patients with heart failure.

A Hendry, L Hacking, P Langhorne, R Vallance and J MacDonald.

in Age and Ageing

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 0 words.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity of a clinical diagnosis of systolic dysfunction in elderly patients with heart failure and assess the contribution of echocardiography to their...

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Parkinsonism, Parkinson’s disease, and related conditions

John V. Hindle, Sion Jones and Glesni Davies.

in Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 6273 words.

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized clinically by fatiguable bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor and pathologically by deposition of Lewy...

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Age-associated breathlessness

Chang Won Won and Sunyoung Kim.

in Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 3691 words.

Breathlessness in older adults is a common symptom of cardiovascular, respiratory diseases, psychological disorders such as panic disorder, and respiratory muscle weakness, but this symptom...

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The effects of age and alcohol intoxication on simulated driving performance, awareness and self-restraint.

W C Quillian, D J Cox, B P Kovatchev and C Phillips.

in Age and Ageing

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 0 words.

AIMS: To investigate whether, compared with middle-aged men (aged 30-50), older men (age > or =60) (i) perform more poorly on a driving simulator and (ii) are more sensitive to the effects...

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Detection of MCI in the clinic: evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of a computerised test battery, the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test and the MMSE

Celeste A. de Jager, Anne-Claire M. C. Schrijnemaekers, Thurza E. M. Honey and Marc M. Budge.

in Age and Ageing

July 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geriatric Medicine. 3539 words.

Introduction: the sensitive detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older adults is an important problem that requires objective assessment. We evaluated whether the...

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