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Low-dose vitamin B-6 effectively lowers fasting plasma

Background: Current data suggest that physiologic doses of vitamin B-6 have no significant homocysteine-lowering effect.It is possible that an effect of vitamin B-6 was missed in previous trials because of a much greater effect of folic acid, vitaminB-12, ...

Nutrition and the ageing process.

Ageing is a complex biological phenomenon, and many of the contributing mechanisms have not yet been identified. With increasing age there is an increased risk of development of a number of age-related pathologies. In recent years experimental evidence ha ...

Reduced vision in older adults with age related macular degeneration interferes with ability to care for self and impairs role a

 Aim: To study the relation between visual impairment and ability to care for oneself or a dependant in older people with age related macular degeneration (AMD). Method: Cross sectional study of older people with visual impairment due to AMD in a speciali ...

Practice Development- Person-centredness in gerontological nursing: an overview of the literature

Brendan McCormack BSc, DPhil, RNT, RGN, RMN, PGCEProfessor of Nursing Research, University of Ulster and Director of Nursing Research and Practice Development, Royal Hospitals Trust, Belfast, UKProfessor Brendan McCormack Director of Nursing Research and ...

Hemiplegia of the will and trends in stroke incidence.

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Are the media running elderly drivers off the road?

Alan Martin, registrar, Lucy Balding, house officer, and Desmond O'Neill, associate professorDrivers over the age of 65 are the safest drivers of any age group. Even the commonly cited statistic of a higher risk of crash per kilometre among this grou ...

A randomized controlled trial of home telecare

We have established a randomized controlled trial of home telecare. The intervention aims to address a growing problem in the National Health Service (NHS), that is, high admission rates of patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary dise ...

Representation Of User Contexts In Smart Home Monitoring

Mr. Maurice David Mulvenna, University Of Ulster; Dr. Chris D Nugent, University Of Ulster; Jonathan G Wallace; Mrs. Suzanne E Martin, University Of UlsterDescription:This work describes the development of user friendly interfaces used by healthcare staff ...

Estimating the Economic Cost of Disability in Ireland

In considering the extent and impact of disability it is important to understand the association between disability and poverty. Interventions to promote the wellbeing and social inclusion of people with disabilities include policies to ensure adequate in ...

Whole Systems Working with Older People: A Critical Review and Case Study of the Evidence

For older people who may have long-term and complex health needs that require support, continuity is a key aspect of care. Potentially support may be needed from a number of agencies across a number of interfaces, including the primary/secondary, Health a ...

Irish Ageing Studies Review- Seminar Proceedings

This is a report of the proceedings of the Second Annual Policy Seminar of the Irish Gerontological Society, entitled Independent Living- Housing, Transport and Technology. The papers are presented in the order in which they were delivered at the Seminar. ...

Public Information Leaflet on A Fair Deal: The Nursing Home Care Support Scheme 2008

The Government has announced a new scheme for nursing home care support to start in 2008. It will mean important changes in 2008. This leafl et gives basic information to assist individuals and their families to plan ahead. The current Nursing Home Subven ...

Guide to A Fair Deal- The Nursing home care support Scheme 2008

Why is there a new Nursing Home Support Scheme?The Government has been examining the present arrangements for long-term nursing home care and how people are expected to contribute to the cost of that care. A number of studies and reports found the current ...

Functional promoter region polymorphism of the proinflammatory chemokine IL-8 gene associates with Parkinson's disease in the Ir

Owen A. Ross, Claire O'Neill, I. Maeve Rea, Tim Lynch, David Gosal, Andrew Wallace, Martin D. Curran, Derek Middleton and J. Mark Gibson School of Biology and Biochemistry (O.A.R., C.O'N., M.D.C., D.M., A.W.), Belfast, IrelandDepartment of Geria ...

Genetics of Healthy Aging in Europe

The aim of the 5-year European Union (EU)-Integrated Project GEnetics of Healthy Aging (GEHA), constituted by 25 partners (24 from Europe plus the Beijing Genomics Institute from China), is to identify genes involved in healthy aging and longevity, which ...

Risk factors for dementia

Catriona McCullagh is a research fellow currently investigating genetic risk factors for stroke and dementia after stroke. David Craig is a lecturer and specialist registrar studying behavioural symptomatology in dementia. Stephen McIlroy is a geneticist ...

Home Based Assistive Technologies for People with Mild Dementia

Those suffering from mild dementia exhibit impairments of memory, thought and reasoning. It has been recognised that deployment of technological solutions to address such impairments may have a major positive impact on the quality of life and can be used ...

Genetically increased risk of sleep disruption in Alzheimer's disease.

Craig D, Hart DJ, Passmore AP.Department of Geriatric Medicine, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. david.craig@qub.ac.ukSTUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of a monoamine A oxidase promoter polymorphism in sleep di ...

Association Analysis of Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Risk of Depressive Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease

David Craig, Dominic J. Hart, Stephen P. McIlroy, A. Peter PassmoreDepartment of Geriatric Medicine, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland.Author ContactsDavid CraigDepartment of Geriatric MedicineQueen's University of Belfast ...

Factors influencing prescription of CNS medications in different elderly populations

David Craig 1 *, A. Peter Passmore 1, Ken J. Fullerton 1, Timothy R.O. Beringer 2, David H. Gilmore 2, Vivienne L.S. Crawford 1, Patricia M. McCaffrey 3, Anne Montgomery 41Department of Geriatric Medicine, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK2D ...

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