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A descriptive-comparative study of medications used by older people prior to and following admission to a continuing care facilityDownload
Medications are beneficial for curing or managing acute and chronic illnesses. Medications typically have positive outcomes, although older people are prone to drug-related problems. Community-dwelling seniors are at particularly high risk of polypharmacy, as they tend to receive many...
Nursing homes have become complex care environments where residents have significant needs and most have age-related dementia. Building on research by Hirdes et al. (2011), we describe a resident profile in a representative sample of 30 urban nursing homes in the prairie provinces using Resident...
A replication study was undertaken to validate a model of quality of life (QOL) generated in an earlier study on a random sample of 202 older adults. Pathways found to be significant were retested using QOL data from a convenience sample of 420 older adults. Using path analysis, we found that...
The prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is growing, and people are living with this disease well into older age. Little is known about how people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease adapt to aging, particularly the physical changes of aging. According to the Identity...
Von Willebrand Factor (VWF) is a multimeric adhesive glycoprotein that is exclusively expressed in endothelial cells (EC) and megakaryocytes. This procoagulant protein is involved in maintaining primary hemostasis and thrombus formation. However, there are pathological and physiological...
An increasing life expectancy in Canada has resulted in increasing proportions of elderly patients requiring anesthetic care for surgical procedures. Aging is associated with cardiovascular changes resulting in increased vasoconstriction and hypertension, and medications such as angiotensin...
Objective: Clinical utility of the Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) classification is diminished by uncertainty regarding procedures for detecting preceding transitions from normal aging (NA) and future transitions to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD genetic markers may clarify underlying...
This article discusses the First Nations sample of a larger study on dementia care decisions and knowledge sharing. The purpose is to enhance understanding of the process of knowledge sharing among health care practitioners (HCPs), care partners, and persons with dementia (PWDs) within a rural...
Designated Assisted Living (DAL) and Long-term Care (LTC) in Alberta: Alberta Continuing Care Epidemiological Studies (ACCES) MethodologyDownload
This methodology report provides information about sample selection and data collection in ACCES, a large-scale longitudinal study involving over 2000 older adults residing in designated assisted living and long-term care in Alberta, their family caregivers, and the facilities in which they live.