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Death By Isolation; COVID on Campuses

Death By Isolation; COVID on Campuses

11 hours ago   |   MedPageToday

"Alzheimer's and dementia have killed 13,200 more people than expected during the pandemic. Doctors say isolation is killing them," William Wan writes ~ Pandemic isolation has...
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Recognizing Elder Abuse: An Interprofessional Simulation Experience With Prelicensure Health Care Students

Recognizing Elder Abuse: An Interprofessional Simulation Experience With Prelicensure Health Care Students

13 hours ago   |   LWW

Background and Purpose: A common role within all health care professions includes the ability to recognize and report elder abuse. However, teaching the characteristics and...
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Proximity of the Carotid Bifurcation to the Laryngeal Prominence: Results of a Cadaver Study and Recommendations for Safe Pulse Palpation

Proximity of the Carotid Bifurcation to the Laryngeal Prominence: Results of a Cadaver Study and Recommendations for Safe Pulse Palpation

13 hours ago   |   LWW

Background/Purpose: The carotid bifurcation is the location of the carotid sinus and the baroreceptors and is also a major site for atherosclerotic plaque formation. Health...
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Strength of Plantar- and Dorsiflexors Mediates Step Regularity During a High Cognitive Load Situation in a Cross-sectional Cohort of Older and Younger Adults

Strength of Plantar- and Dorsiflexors Mediates Step Regularity During a High Cognitive Load Situation in a Cross-sectional Cohort of Older and Younger Adults

13 hours ago   |   LWW

Background and Purpose: Completing simultaneous tasks while standing or walking (ie, a high cognitive load situation ) is inevitable in daily activities and can lead to...
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Exercise for Nonagenarians: A Systematic Review

Exercise for Nonagenarians: A Systematic Review

13 hours ago   |   LWW

Background: Physical exercise has been identified as a health promotion strategy for the oldest old. However, scientific evidence regarding the benefits of exercise on...
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A Survey on the Division of Therapeutic Interventions Between Physical and Occupational Therapists in Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

A Survey on the Division of Therapeutic Interventions Between Physical and Occupational Therapists in Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

13 hours ago   |   LWW

Background and Purpose: The literature remains unclear as to what the distinct roles of physical therapy and occupational therapy are in the rehabilitation setting. The goal of...
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A Comparison of the Responsiveness of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke and the Berg Balance Scale in Patients With Severe Balance Deficits After Stroke

A Comparison of the Responsiveness of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke and the Berg Balance Scale in Patients With Severe Balance Deficits After Stroke

13 hours ago   |   LWW

Background and Purpose: Previous evidence that the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke and the Berg Balance Scale have similar responsiveness is doubtful. Compared with the...
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Outcomes of a Physical Therapist-Led, Statewide, Community-Based Fall Risk Screening

Outcomes of a Physical Therapist-Led, Statewide, Community-Based Fall Risk Screening

13 hours ago   |   LWW   |   3 articles

Background and Purpose: Falls are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among US older adults and result in considerable medical and social consequences. Community-based...
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Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Between 60 and 102 Years of Age

Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Between 60 and 102 Years of Age

13 hours ago   |   LWW   |   3 articles

Background and Purpose: Reference values for the Balance Evaluation Systems Test and the Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test need to be established to predict falls in older...
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Evaluating Effectiveness of an Acute Rehabilitation Program in Hospital-Associated Deconditioning

Evaluating Effectiveness of an Acute Rehabilitation Program in Hospital-Associated Deconditioning

13 hours ago   |   LWW

Background and Purpose: Acute hospitalization can result in significant decline in functional ability, known as hospital-associated deconditioning. Older adults are most...
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Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in...

Use of the BESTest and the Mini-BESTest for Fall Risk Prediction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults Between 60 and 102 Years of Age

Background and Purpose: Reference values for the Balance Evaluation Systems Test and the Mini-Balance Evaluation Systems Test need to be established to predict falls in older... Read more ...

Case Report Links Parkinson's Disease to COVID-19

Case Report Links Parkinson's Disease to COVID-19

A 45-year-old Israeli man was diagnosed with probable Parkinson's disease several months after being hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The Ashkenazi Jewish patient had no... Read more ...

Covid-19 was the 24th most common cause of death in England last month

Covid-19 was the 24th most common cause of death in England last month

Official data shows more people died of Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancerous lung, colon or rectum tumours, and the flu than they did of the coronavirus in England and Wales. Read more ...

Death By Isolation; COVID on Campuses

Death By Isolation; COVID on Campuses

"Alzheimer's and dementia have killed 13,200 more people than expected during the pandemic. Doctors say isolation is killing them," William Wan writes ~ Pandemic isolation has... Read more ...

Evaluating Effectiveness of an Acute Rehabilitation Program in...

Evaluating Effectiveness of an Acute Rehabilitation Program in Hospital-Associated Deconditioning

Background and Purpose: Acute hospitalization can result in significant decline in functional ability, known as hospital-associated deconditioning. Older adults are most... Read more ...

A Comparison of the Responsiveness of the Postural Assessment Scale for...

A Comparison of the Responsiveness of the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke and the Berg Balance Scale in Patients With Severe Balance Deficits After Stroke

Background and Purpose: Previous evidence that the Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke and the Berg Balance Scale have similar responsiveness is doubtful. Compared with the... Read more ...

A Survey on the Division of Therapeutic Interventions Between Physical and...

A Survey on the Division of Therapeutic Interventions Between Physical and Occupational Therapists in Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities

Background and Purpose: The literature remains unclear as to what the distinct roles of physical therapy and occupational therapy are in the rehabilitation setting. The goal of... Read more ...

Exercise for Nonagenarians: A Systematic Review

Exercise for Nonagenarians: A Systematic Review

Background: Physical exercise has been identified as a health promotion strategy for the oldest old. However, scientific evidence regarding the benefits of exercise on... Read more ...

Strength of Plantar- and Dorsiflexors Mediates Step Regularity During a High...

Strength of Plantar- and Dorsiflexors Mediates Step Regularity During a High Cognitive Load Situation in a Cross-sectional Cohort of Older and Younger Adults

Background and Purpose: Completing simultaneous tasks while standing or walking (ie, a high cognitive load situation ) is inevitable in daily activities and can lead to... Read more ...

Proximity of the Carotid Bifurcation to the Laryngeal Prominence: Results of...

Proximity of the Carotid Bifurcation to the Laryngeal Prominence: Results of a Cadaver Study and Recommendations for Safe Pulse Palpation

Background/Purpose: The carotid bifurcation is the location of the carotid sinus and the baroreceptors and is also a major site for atherosclerotic plaque formation. Health... Read more ...