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Therapeutic Use Of Music For Geriatric Dementia Patients, Katelynn Roscioli 2024 Olivet Nazarene University

Therapeutic Use Of Music For Geriatric Dementia Patients, Katelynn Roscioli

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Dementia impacts millions of individuals and their families worldwide, yet many caregivers remain untrained, unpaid, and unable to maintain their own health while caring for their patients. Despite the need for support, limited resources exist to aid these caregivers in combatting this progressive, debilitating disease. One possibility lies in practices rooted in music therapy, which have been shown to restore memory retention, personhood, and quality of life in dementia patients. However, individuals outside of music therapists, especially those with limited musical backgrounds, may not consider implementing music therapy within their care plan. To make this approach more accessible, a website …


Improving Health And Wellness In Patients With Frailty Traits, Jessica Lyndsay Moore, Cassandra Nelson 2024 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Improving Health And Wellness In Patients With Frailty Traits, Jessica Lyndsay Moore, Cassandra Nelson

Spring 2024 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium

Frailty is an age-related syndrome characterized by impairments in strength, endurance, mobility, and cognitive function (Panayi et al., 2019). Studies show that frailty increases vulnerability during stressful events such as hospitalization and is linked to poor recovery (Peeler et al., 2022). In addition to poor recovery, frail patients are at risk for increased dependence, reduced occupational performance, and reduced occupational engagement (Kawaguchi et al., 2017). Purpose: This capstone project aimed to improve health and wellness in individuals with frailty traits by implementing a comprehensive program focused on improving strength, functional capacity, nutrition intake, stress management, cognitive health, and social wellness.


Care For Caregivers: Exploring Occupational Therapy's Role In Caregiver Support, Mariah Mendez, Amy Lyons-Brown, Negin Zare 2024 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Care For Caregivers: Exploring Occupational Therapy's Role In Caregiver Support, Mariah Mendez, Amy Lyons-Brown, Negin Zare

Spring 2024 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium

Care for Caregivers explores the challenges of spousal and remote caregivers to determine how occupational therapy can assist through program development.


Aging In Place, Lee Hardy, Andrea Holder 2024 Sheridan College

Aging In Place, Lee Hardy, Andrea Holder

Capstone Research Posters

Our research seeks to identify creative approaches to facilitate aging in place, focusing on evaluating the effectiveness of various programs, strategies, and concepts that support older adults and generating novel ideas to address any existing gaps in this context. Its primary goal is to uncover innovative solutions for helping older adults in aging in place. Initially, a concise, confidential survey with sixteen questions addressing demographics, housing particulars, and health factors was administered to establish a candidate pool meeting our criteria. Following this, we conducted in-depth semi-structured interviews featuring five questions to explore the nuances of participants' housing experiences and examine …


The Mda’S Michigan Donated Dental Services (Dds) Program: How To Serve The Elderly And Disabled In Your Community And Build Your Team (Without Leaving Your Office!), April Stopczynski 2024 Manager of Access and Prevention, Michigan Dental Association

The Mda’S Michigan Donated Dental Services (Dds) Program: How To Serve The Elderly And Disabled In Your Community And Build Your Team (Without Leaving Your Office!), April Stopczynski

The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association

April Stopczynski, MDA Manager of Access and Prevention, sheds light on the Michigan Donated Dental Services (DDS) program, elucidating its impact on individuals through poignant patient narratives and dentist testimonials. The article illustrates how DDS bridges the gap in dental care for the elderly, disabled, and financially compromised individuals in Michigan. The program not only restores smiles but also transforms lives by providing much-needed dental treatment through volunteer dentists and labs. This article presents the value of DDS for patients, providers, dental team members and the greater community. Information is provided on how to participate in this transformative program.


Ongoing Study Of The Association Of Apoe Gene Polymorphisms With Cognitive Impairment In The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Population, Jaime Miguel L. Saveron, Daniela Gamez, Chun Xu 2024 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Ongoing Study Of The Association Of Apoe Gene Polymorphisms With Cognitive Impairment In The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Population, Jaime Miguel L. Saveron, Daniela Gamez, Chun Xu

Research Symposium

Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD), a prevalent neurodegenerative disorder, exhibits a significant genetic component. In addition, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a key risk factor for AD. While certain demographic factors and genetic variants associated with AD and cognitive impairment have been identified in non-Hispanic populations, limited research exists on this subject within the Hispanic population, particularly in the Rio Grande Valley. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the APOE gene, specifically its ε4 allele, and cognitive impairment in the Hispanic population of the Rio Grande Valley.

Methods: A total of 269 Hispanic subjects, aged 60 and above, with …


The Interrai Ed Tool For Screening Older Patients In The Emergency Department: “What Am I Supposed To Do With This?”, Michael L. Malone 2024 Advocate Health

The Interrai Ed Tool For Screening Older Patients In The Emergency Department: “What Am I Supposed To Do With This?”, Michael L. Malone

Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

not applicable for Collective Wisdom/ Editorial per JGEM author guidelines.


Boarding Of Older Adults: A Concerning Trend In The Emergency Department, Julie Van Baardwijk, Eric Tharmathurai, Ariba Khan 2024 AAH

Boarding Of Older Adults: A Concerning Trend In The Emergency Department, Julie Van Baardwijk, Eric Tharmathurai, Ariba Khan

Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Emergency department (ED) boarding (EDB) is the practice of holding admitted patients in the ED due to a lack of hospital beds. We identified one ED in our health system with a high rate of EDB. We sought to identify factors associated with EDB in this hospital by comparing it to a similar hospital in our health care system.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective study comparing two community hospitals in our healthcare system. Boarding was defined as a patient waiting ≥8 hours in ED for disposition. One hospital, located in a rural area with 55beds was chosen as it was …


Comparing Cognitive Tests And Smartphone-Based Assessment In 2 Us Community-Based Cohorts., Ileana De Anda-Duran, Preeti Sunderaraman, Edward Searls, Shirine Moukaled, Xuanyi Jin, Zachary Popp, Cody Karjadi, Phillip H Hwang, Huitong Ding, Sherral Devine, Ludy C Shih, Spencer Low, Honghuang Lin, Vijaya B Kolachalama, Lydia Bazzano, David J Libon, Rhoda Au 2024 Tulane University

Comparing Cognitive Tests And Smartphone-Based Assessment In 2 Us Community-Based Cohorts., Ileana De Anda-Duran, Preeti Sunderaraman, Edward Searls, Shirine Moukaled, Xuanyi Jin, Zachary Popp, Cody Karjadi, Phillip H Hwang, Huitong Ding, Sherral Devine, Ludy C Shih, Spencer Low, Honghuang Lin, Vijaya B Kolachalama, Lydia Bazzano, David J Libon, Rhoda Au

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship

BACKGROUND: Smartphone-based cognitive assessments have emerged as promising tools, bridging gaps in accessibility and reducing bias in Alzheimer disease and related dementia research. However, their congruence with traditional neuropsychological tests and usefulness in diverse cohorts remain underexplored.

METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 406 FHS (Framingham Heart Study) and 59 BHS (Bogalusa Heart Study) participants with traditional neuropsychological tests and digital assessments using the Defense Automated Neurocognitive Assessment (DANA) smartphone protocol were included. Regression models investigated associations between DANA task digital measures and a neuropsychological global cognitive

CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrate that smartphone-based cognitive assessments exhibit concurrent validity with a …


Digital Clock Drawing As An Alzheimer's Disease Susceptibility Biomarker: Associations With Genetic Risk Score And Apoe In Older Adults, L I Thompson, M Cummings, S Emrani, David J. Libon, A Ang, C Karjadi, R Au, C Liu 2024 Brown University

Digital Clock Drawing As An Alzheimer's Disease Susceptibility Biomarker: Associations With Genetic Risk Score And Apoe In Older Adults, L I Thompson, M Cummings, S Emrani, David J. Libon, A Ang, C Karjadi, R Au, C Liu

Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship

BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia in older adults, but most people are not diagnosed until significant neuronal loss has likely occurred along with a decline in cognition. Non-invasive and cost-effective digital biomarkers for AD have the potential to improve early detection.

OBJECTIVE: We examined the validity of DCTclockTM (a digitized clock drawing task) as an AD susceptibility biomarker.

DESIGN: We used two primary independent variables, Apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele carrier status and polygenic risk score (PRS). We examined APOE and PRS associations with DCTclockTM composite scores as dependent measures.

SETTING: We used existing data …


On The Discontinuation Of Enteral Feeding In Head And Neck Cancer: A Case Report, Kyle Fisk, Ana Sanchez 2023 HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital

On The Discontinuation Of Enteral Feeding In Head And Neck Cancer: A Case Report, Kyle Fisk, Ana Sanchez

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

Introduction

The goal of palliative care is to preserve the quality of life or patient “comfort” in patients with serious diseases. Palliative care providers serve a wide range of patients: from those who seek curative treatment to those who are actively dying. Given this range, palliative care must mirror the dynamic goals of the patient at different stages of life and treatment. Throughout these stages, a goal of the palliative care provider would be to avoid hastening death; however, this often leads to clinical decisions that directly pit the patient’s comfort against the patient’s life span. This is most salient …


Case Report And Literature Review Of An Atypical Polymyalgia Rheumatica And Its Management, Saad Bilal Ahmed, Saara Ahmad, Hanmei Pan 2023 Monash Health Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services, Australia

Case Report And Literature Review Of An Atypical Polymyalgia Rheumatica And Its Management, Saad Bilal Ahmed, Saara Ahmad, Hanmei Pan

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a systemic inflammatory disease of the elderly population that increases in incidence as age advances. It is characterised by the sudden or sub-acute onset of symptoms affecting the shoulder and pelvic girdles, often accompanied by constitutional symptoms. Due to the lack of consensual diagnostic criteria and specific laboratory or radiological investigations for PMR, its diagnosis can be very challenging, particularly because it can be mimicked or masked by other geriatric syndromes. PMR responds well to glucocorticoid treatment, but if left untreated, can lead to morbidity and poor quality of life. We present the case of an …


The Pharmacological Deprescription In Elderly Patients, Chelsey Ali, Daniel Huang, Charlene Tugwete, Stefano Del Canale, Vittorio Maio 2023 Thomas Jefferson University

The Pharmacological Deprescription In Elderly Patients, Chelsey Ali, Daniel Huang, Charlene Tugwete, Stefano Del Canale, Vittorio Maio

College of Population Health Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Experiential Learning Final Report: Ase Leadership And Usri, Lauren Cowell 2023 Western University

Experiential Learning Final Report: Ase Leadership And Usri, Lauren Cowell

SASAH 4th Year Capstone and Other Projects: Publications

This reflective journey encapsulates the profound impact of my SASAH experiential learning, encompassing roles as an ASE Transition Leader and a USRI intern during my undergraduate years. From fostering academic growth to developing practical skills applicable in professional settings, this program provided unique opportunities for multidimensional learning. Collaboration emerged as a cornerstone, teaching adaptability, resilience, and the nuances of teamwork. Engaging with professionals contributed to workplace insights and personal growth. The roles undertaken enriched my skill set, from refining public speaking to engaging in collaborative research. The CliftonStrengths framework played a pivotal role, guiding me through challenges and leveraging collective …


Describing And Predicting Trajectories Of Healthcare Utilization Among Older Adults Presenting To An Emergency Department Using The Interrai Emergency Department Screener, Matthew B. Downer, Kristina Kokorelias, Andrew P. Costa, Don Melady, Samir K. Sinha 2023 Memorial University of Newfoundland/University of Oxford

Describing And Predicting Trajectories Of Healthcare Utilization Among Older Adults Presenting To An Emergency Department Using The Interrai Emergency Department Screener, Matthew B. Downer, Kristina Kokorelias, Andrew P. Costa, Don Melady, Samir K. Sinha

Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Introduction: Although older adults visit emergency departments (EDs) more than any other age group, the trajectories of healthcare utilization older adults experience post-ED are not well described. Further, whether rapid ED assessment tools can predict trajectories and discharge destinations remains unclear.

Methods: Older adults (≥65 years) who presented to an ED at a large Canadian urban academic hospital were recruited (January 2018-April 2019). The interRAI ED Screener (EDS) was completed on presentation. Patients were categorized by EDS risk score (1/2=low, 3/4=moderate, 5/6=high) and had their discharge destinations tracked. Patients admitted to hospital were tracked until their final discharge destination. …


Evaluation Of A Community Based Teaching Hospital’S Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative, Josette Hartnett, Isabel Muronzi-Belfon, Suzanne J. Rose 2023 Stamford Hospital

Evaluation Of A Community Based Teaching Hospital’S Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative, Josette Hartnett, Isabel Muronzi-Belfon, Suzanne J. Rose

Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

INTRODUCTION: To accommodate the complex healthcare needs of the rising geriatric population, Stamford Hospital’s (SH) emergency department (ED) began a Geriatric Emergency Medicine Initiative (GEMI) in 2018 to improve our ED environment, practices, and focused assessments for our community-dwelling older adults.

METHODS: This retrospective program evaluation describes SH’s novel ED processes for at-risk older adults and compares GEMI and non-GEMI assessed patient outcomes using aggregate frequencies on throughput metrics such as length of stay (LOS), 72 hour and 30-day re-admission rates, and other outcomes of interest. Chi-square tests and group t-tests were used for all analyses with a p-value of …


Providing Optimal Resident Sleep Hygiene In Assisted Living Communities; Opportunities For Design And Operation Teams To Collaborate And Share Their Unique Knowledge, Beverly BJ Miller 2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Providing Optimal Resident Sleep Hygiene In Assisted Living Communities; Opportunities For Design And Operation Teams To Collaborate And Share Their Unique Knowledge, Beverly Bj Miller

Architecture Masters of Science Program: Theses

Research is emerging relating sleep hygiene to disease pathogenesis including Parkinson's, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and increased cardiovascular risk. The application of circadian science as it relates to human wellness has intensified as a result. The quality of sleep significantly impacts the wellness of residents living in long term care, however sleep hygiene research is lacking in assisted living (AL) communities.

The thesis question inquires; How can operation and design teams collaborate to optimize sleep health for residents in assisted living communities? The research methodology utilized a two-phase process. Phase I identified three AL communities as test sites, providing case studies …


Homebound Older Adult, Caregiver, And Provider Perspectives On The Benefits Of Home-Based Primary Care: A Narrative Review, Nila N. Sabetfakhri 2023 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Homebound Older Adult, Caregiver, And Provider Perspectives On The Benefits Of Home-Based Primary Care: A Narrative Review, Nila N. Sabetfakhri

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a clinical practice that is being increasingly utilized for the homebound older adult population. As the age demographics in the United States shift over time, these programs will need to be expanded to accommodate the growing aging population. This narrative review aims to compile studies on the benefits of HBPC from the perspective of homebound older adult patients, caregivers, and the health care providers who practice HBPC. Studies were identified through PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, and a total of 10 papers were included in this review. Identified benefits of HBPC for homebound …


Assessing Medication Self-Management Challenges And Self-Efficacy During Emergency Department Medication Reconciliation: An Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project, Mitchel Erickson, Jyu-Lin Chen, Yoonmee Joo, Stephanie Rogers, Thomas Hoffman, Claire Bainbridge 2023 University of California San Francisco

Assessing Medication Self-Management Challenges And Self-Efficacy During Emergency Department Medication Reconciliation: An Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project, Mitchel Erickson, Jyu-Lin Chen, Yoonmee Joo, Stephanie Rogers, Thomas Hoffman, Claire Bainbridge

Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Abstract

Background

Older adult patients (≥65) accessing emergency departments (ED) represent a significant demographic. Recidivism secondary to adverse drug events (ADE) ranges between 6-24% and levels of prescribed medication non-adherence is common among older adults. The ED pharmacist medication reconciliation workflow may mitigate self-management challenges in real time and reduce medication-related harm while potentially impacting recidivism, medication adherence, and patient self-efficacy. The purposes of this evidence-based project were to (1) evaluate the impact of a modified Medication Management for Deficiencies in the Elderly (MedMalDE) intervention on Self-Efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use (SEAMS) and 30-day return to care and (2) identify …


Depression And Anxiety Of Care Partners During The Emergency Department Visit Of Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment, Nancy Glober, Anthony Perkins, Joshua Chodosh, Karen Connor, Sujuan Gao, Frank Messina, Malaz Boustani, Soo Borson, Nicole R. Fowler 2023 Indiana University

Depression And Anxiety Of Care Partners During The Emergency Department Visit Of Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment, Nancy Glober, Anthony Perkins, Joshua Chodosh, Karen Connor, Sujuan Gao, Frank Messina, Malaz Boustani, Soo Borson, Nicole R. Fowler

Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Background: Older adults with cognitive impairment (CI) are more likely to visit the emergency department (ED) than those without CI. They are also more likely to suffer poor outcomes after an ED visit. Family and friends who serve as care partners contribute significant time and resources to the care of these patients and may need particular attention to their emotional needs during and after the ED encounter. In this study, we examined the association between patient and care partner characteristics on care partner depression and anxiety at the time of the ED visit.

Methods: Baseline data from 640 patient-care partner …


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