The point of departure of the commitment to this topic area on the part of The Norwegian
Board of Technology is an increasing portion of elderly people in the population,
development of new communication, security and information technology, comprehensive
municipal construction of health care housing and shortage of health care personnel. The
consensus conference dealt with both elderly people’s use of ICT as a means of
communication and the use of ICT in housing for the elderly (smart-home technology).
In February 2007, NACHC produced the document “Elderly Services In Health Centers: A Guide to
Position Your Health Center to Serve a Growing Elderly Population.” That document presented issues for
health centers to consider to meet elders’ health care needs and to take advantage of opportunities presented
by the growing elderly population.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: A comprehensive systematic review of the development process of 104 patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for physical activity in chronically ill and elderly people
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về hóa học được đăng trên tạp chí hóa học đề tài : A comprehensive systematic review of the development process of 104 patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for physical activity in chronically ill and elderly people
Listening to the radio is fairly common among elders although only half do so daily or almost daily and
just over one fourth do not listen to the radio at all. Elders who are men, live in Phnom Penh, or are
younger are more likely to listen to the radio and to listen to frequently than elders who are women, live
in the provinces, or are older. TV watching is somewhat less common than listening to the radio. Two
fifths of Cambodian elders indicate they did not watch TV during the last month while only modestly
The population of disabled elderly in the United States is
growing rapidly. The number of Americans who will suffer
functional disability due to arthritis, stroke, diabetes,
coronary artery disease, cancer, or cognitive impairment is
expected to increase at least 300 percent by 2049.1
Although people tend to develop chronic conditions as they
age, growing old does not have to mean becoming disabled.
Almost 75 percent of the elderly (age 65 and over) have at
least one chronic illness.3 About 50 percent have at least
two chronic illnesses.3 Chronic conditions can lead to
severe and immediate disabilities, such as hip fractures and
stroke, as well as progressive disability that slowly erodes
the ability of elderly people to care for themselves.4
According to AHRQ’s 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel
Survey (MEPS),a about 14.3 percent of people age 65 and
over—4.5 million elderly Americans—require assistance
with bathing, dressing, preparing meals, or shopping.
Ownership rates across all age groups increased between 1985 and 2003. Again, this is a well-
documented and understood change that has been driven by a number of economic factors,
including, but not limited to, falling interest rates, rising standards of living, public policies
helping low- and middle-income families afford home ownership.
Among the elderly population, the ownership rate for population 85 and over exhibited the
highest increase – i.e., 16 percentage points. Data show that the ownership rate peaks at the
age 62 to 74.
Early researchers in the field played down individual
personality disturbances as causal agents of
family violence in favour of social and cultural
factors (27). More recently, though, research on
family violence has shown that abusers who are
physically aggressive are more likely to have
personality disorders and alcohol-related problems
than the general population (28).
We have mainly regarded elderly people’s use of information technology in their daily lives
as ICT training of elderly people. We have also discussed the possibilities and limitations
that technology raises for information, activity and for better contact with others.
The use of ICT in nursing and care of elderly people mainly implies in this connection the use
of smart-home technology in houses for old people and people with dementia. This
technology involves the use of integrated ICT components.
he spread of good oral care
will help reduce aspiration pneumonia, endocarditis, and other systemic diseases in the elderly,
as well as reduce and prevent diseases of the oral cavity such as periodontal disease and
candidiasis. Oral functions will be restored and maintained by improving eating and
swallowing functions, and it is our hope that the resulting restoration of health and social
activity will lead to improved QOL for elderly people.
Daily care of the teeth and mouth is important for a healthy life. ...
Overall, adults age 65 and over do not appear to be using the Internet. This population has resisted
going online, but all age groups have begun to gain ground as users. (Laurich 2002, 176). Laurich
maintains that the elderly believe the Internet does not contain information highly relevant to their needs.
Moreover, more than any other age group, they tend not to have Internet access either in their home or at
work, though they do use the Internet at libraries. 22% of adults 65 and older have access to the Internet.
Of the 22% of the US adults aged 65...
Poverty is higher in remote rural areas and in inner cities,
but the rural elderly are much more likely to be poor than
those living in urban areas. Thirteen percent of rural elders
60 years and older were poor in 2000, compared with
nine percent of elders living in a metro area . Thus we
expect to find the most evidence of impeded access for the
poor elderly who reside in rural areas. We interact the proportion
of elderly in poverty with the proportion in rural
areas to include in the model.
In the United Republic of Tanzania, some 500 older women are murdered each year following
accusations against them of witchcraft. The problem is particularly serious in Sukumaland in the
north of the country. Large numbers of older women are driven from their homes and
communities in fear of being accused of witchcraft, and end up living destitute in urban areas.
Belief in witchcraft has existed in Sukumaland for centuries, though the violence surrounding it
has increased sharply in recent years.
In Latin America, the rates of institutionalization
of older people range from 1% to 4%. Institutional
care is no longer considered unacceptable for an
older person but is seen as an alternative for
families. The government-sponsored asilos, large
institutions resembling the early English workhouses,
have been converted into smaller facilities
with professional staff from many disciplines.
Other homes are operated by religious communities
of immigrant origin.
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of oral health conditions on the quality of life of elderly people in Joaçaba - SC, in Southern Brazil. A survey based on systematic sampling of clusters was carried out with 183 elderly people that belong to old age groups. The survey was conducted in order to assess the oral conditions of the participants (use of and need for prosthesis) based on the criteria from the World Health Organization publication “Oral Health Surveys, Basic Methods”, 4th edition. The oral health impact profile (OHIP) was used to evaluate the impact of...
A recent government health survey found that 1 to 5 per cent of elderly people who drank
more than occasionally were ‘problem drinkers’, reporting significant psychological and/or
physical dependence on alcohol.
Other studies have found higher proportions of elderly problem drinkers, especially in men.
One found 5 - 12 per cent of men in their 60’s to have alcohol problems.
Gerontology, the study of ageing and the elderly, deals not only with the physical
process of ageing, but also with the related social and cultural factors. There are two
contradictory processes we are concerned with. Elderly people in modern societies are of
lower social status and with less power than in sub-modern societies, but are less prone to
accept ageing as an unavoidable process of decay of the human body. Gerontology, the
study of ageing and the elderly, deals not only with the physical process of ageing, but
also with the related social and cultural factors.