This systematic review investigates the impact of anxiety and depression on outcomes in patients with osteoarthritis and summarizes the unique challenges that these comorbidities bring. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
In part 4 of this article, it explains how music can help older adults who experience Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and/or loneliness to alleviate symptoms and boost their mood. Music therapy is beneficial for everyone of all ages and it can create a positive impact on mental health. 7 parts. Last reviewed August 2018.
The objective of this study was to examine the personal characteristics, disease-related impairment variables, such as activity limitations and environmental factors as correlates of social participation in older adults with vision loss. The investigators utilized the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Model. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
The study described in this article aimed to develop multi-professional care pathways targeted at maintaining mobility and social participation in patients with vertigo/dizziness/balance disorders (VBD) and osteoarthritis (OA). 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.
The authors conducted a cross-sectional population-based data from community-dwelling people aged 45 years and over living in Canada to examine the impact of functional disability and social participation of physical and mental chronic conditions individually and in combination. 9 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.
This articles dicusses the benefits, recommendations, and tips in using a medical alert system. This article can also be used as a guide for older adults and family members who are considering getting a device, especially for those who are living alone with a chronic condition and/or at risk for a fall. Last reviewed August 2018.
This webpage gives an overview of medication use by incarcerated women in Canada. Issues of medication access, prescribing patterns and other contextual considerations are reviewed. The use of psychotropic medications and multiple medications in this population is quite high.