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Normative scores for the Timed Up & Go in a Spanish sample of community-dweller adults with preserved functionality
Our aim was to calculate the ‘Timed Up & Go’ (TUG) normative scores in a Spanish sample composed of functional older adults. The TUG test provides a measure of global ambulation skills and its total score has been ...
Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on a long-term care facility: the role of social contact
Background: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) have been harmed by the coronavirus, and older adults have remained isolated for a long time with many restrictions. The aim of this study was to measure the decline in ...
Foreign language training to stimulate cognitive functions
Adult development throughout a lifetime implies a series of changes in systems, including cognitive and linguistic functioning. The aim of this article is to study the effect of foreign language training on linguistic ...
Dual‑task performance in old adults: cognitive, functional, psychosocial and socio‑demographic variables
Background Dual tasking, or the ability to executing two tasks simultaneously, has been used in recent research to predict cognitive impairments, physical frailty, and has been linked with cognitive frailty in old ...
Care tasks and impact of caring in primary family caregivers: a cross-sectional study from a nursing perspective
Family caregivers of persons with dementia often experience a negative impact on their health. More studies based on nursing theories are needed to improve the provision of care
Gender impact of caring on the health of caregivers of persons with dementia
Background: Dementia is a brain syndrome that affects a growing number of persons worldwide and generates a strong and progressive demand for care from a family caregiver, usually females. Objective: We aimed to describe ...
A case study on polypharmacy and depression in a 75-year-old woman with visual deficits and charles bonnet syndrome
Depression is one of the most prevalent pathologies in older adults. Its diagnosis and treatment are complex due to different factors that intervene in its development and progression, including intercurrent organic ...