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    A Clinical Study on the Effect of Group Nostalgia Therapy on Quality of Life and Cognitive Function in Elderly Patients with Depression

    Yan Huang1,*, Xiaoye Liao2, Fen Cai3

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.12, pp. 1313-1321, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.030558

    Abstract Background: Elderly people with depression require special care and attention. However, nostalgia is a complex emotional situation for a person who recalls the missing past. To improve mental health, quality of life, and attitudes toward aging in institutional care, group nostalgia therapy can be a nursing intermediary for the elderly. This study aimed to analyze the effect of group nostalgia therapy on quality of life cognitive function in elderly patients with depression. Methods: A total of 89 participants were enrolled in this study, which was further categorized into a control (n = 40) and a… More >

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    The Effect of Sleep and Cognition Enhancement Multimodal Intervention for Mild Cognitive Impairment with Sleep Disturbance in the Community-Dwelling Elderly

    Eun Kyoung Han, Hae Kyoung Son*

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.11, pp. 1197-1208, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.041560

    Abstract Dementia prevalence has soared due to population aging. In Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) as a pre-dementia stage, sleep disturbances have raised much interest as a factor in a bidirectional relationship with cognitive decline. Thus, this study developed the Sleep and Cognition Enhancement Multimodal Intervention (SCEMI) based on Lazarus’ multimodal approach and conducted a randomized controlled experiment to investigate the effects of the novel program on sleep and cognition in MCI elderly. The participants were 55 MCI elderly with sleep disturbances at two dementia care centers located in S-city, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (n = 25 in… More >

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    Developed Fall Detection of Elderly Patients in Internet of Healthcare Things

    Omar Reyad1,2, Hazem Ibrahim Shehata1,3, Mohamed Esmail Karar1,4,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.76, No.2, pp. 1689-1700, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.039084

    Abstract Falling is among the most harmful events older adults may encounter. With the continuous growth of the aging population in many societies, developing effective fall detection mechanisms empowered by machine learning technologies and easily integrable with existing healthcare systems becomes essential. This paper presents a new healthcare Internet of Health Things (IoHT) architecture built around an ensemble machine learning-based fall detection system (FDS) for older people. Compared to deep neural networks, the ensemble multi-stage random forest model allows the extraction of an optimal subset of fall detection features with minimal hyperparameters. The number of cascaded… More >

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    Reliability of Foot Intrinsic Muscle Strength Testing and Correlation with Corresponding Muscle Morphology in Elderly Adults

    Lulu Yin1,#, Kun Dong1,#, Zhangqi Lai2, Lin Wang1,*

    Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, Vol.20, No.1, pp. 23-33, 2023, DOI:10.32604/mcb.2023.040788

    Abstract Age-related loss of foot intrinsic muscle (FIM) strength may be associated with disability, falls, and inability to perform daily activities. Previous studies have determined the reliability of FIM strength testing and evaluated the relationship between FIM strength and corresponding muscle morphology in young adults. However, few studies have measured FIM strength in the older. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the intra- and inter-reliability of FIM strength tests and the relationship between FIM strength and FIM size in the older. A total of 61 participants aged 60–75 years were recruited, and 18 of them were… More > Graphic Abstract

    Reliability of Foot Intrinsic Muscle Strength Testing and Correlation with Corresponding Muscle Morphology in Elderly Adults

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    IoMT-Based Smart Healthcare of Elderly People Using Deep Extreme Learning Machine

    Muath Jarrah1, Hussam Al Hamadi4,*, Ahmed Abu-Khadrah2, Taher M. Ghazal1,3

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.76, No.1, pp. 19-33, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.032775

    Abstract The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) enables digital devices to gather, infer, and broadcast health data via the cloud platform. The phenomenal growth of the IoMT is fueled by many factors, including the widespread and growing availability of wearables and the ever-decreasing cost of sensor-based technology. There is a growing interest in providing solutions for elderly people living assistance in a world where the population is rising rapidly. The IoMT is a novel reality transforming our daily lives. It can renovate modern healthcare by delivering a more personalized, protective, and collaborative approach to care. However, More >

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    Do Child Characteristics Matter to Mitigate the Widowhood Effect on the Elderly’s Mental Health? Evidence from China

    Yuxin Wang*, Haoyue Ma, Lan Zheng

    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.25, No.5, pp. 673-686, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ijmhp.2023.026394

    Abstract This study empirically examines whether child characteristics mitigate the negative impact of widowhood on the elderly’s mental health using follow-up survey data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS). A total of 5,326 older adults aged 60 years and older are selected from three waves of panel data (2013, 2015, and 2018). The findings suggest that respondents who experienced widowhood exhibit an increase in depressive symptoms. However, the higher income of children and frequent face-to-face emotional interactions improve the mental health of the widowed elderly. Moreover, heterogeneity analyses show that the buffering effect… More >

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    Deep Forest-Based Fall Detection in Internet of Medical Things Environment

    Mohamed Esmail Karar1,2,*, Omar Reyad1,3, Hazem Ibrahim Shehata1,4

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.45, No.3, pp. 2377-2389, 2023, DOI:10.32604/csse.2023.032931

    Abstract This article introduces a new medical internet of things (IoT) framework for intelligent fall detection system of senior people based on our proposed deep forest model. The cascade multi-layer structure of deep forest classifier allows to generate new features at each level with minimal hyperparameters compared to deep neural networks. Moreover, the optimal number of the deep forest layers is automatically estimated based on the early stopping criteria of validation accuracy value at each generated layer. The suggested forest classifier was successfully tested and evaluated using a public SmartFall dataset, which is acquired from three-axis… More >

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    Deep Learning Prediction Model for Heart Disease for Elderly Patients

    Abeer Abdulaziz AlArfaj, Hanan Ahmed Hosni Mahmoud*

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.35, No.2, pp. 2527-2540, 2023, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2023.030168

    Abstract The detection of heart disease is a problematic task in medical research. This diagnosis utilizes a thorough analysis of the clinical tests from the patient’s medical history. The massive advances in deep learning models pursue the development of intelligent computerized systems that aid medical professionals to detect the disease type with the internet of things support. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a deep learning model for elderly patients to aid and enhance the diagnosis of heart disease. The proposed model utilizes a deeper neural architecture with multiple perceptron layers with regularization learning techniques. The… More >

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    Vinorelbine in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Real-World Data From a Single-Institution Experience

    Stefania Nobili*, Daniele Lavacchi, Gabriele Perrone*, Giulio Vicini, Renato Tassi‡1, Ida Landini*, AnnaMaria Grosso§, Giandomenico Roviello, Roberto Mazzanti, Carmine Santomaggio¶2, Enrico Mini

    Oncology Research, Vol.28, No.3, pp. 237-248, 2020, DOI:10.3727/096504019X15755437099308

    Abstract The use of vinorelbine as a single agent or in combination regimens in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with satisfactory clinical activity. However, the role of vinorelbine-based chemotherapy in chemonaive locally advanced unresectable or metastatic NSCLC patients, according to real-world treatment patterns, has still not been widely explored. Eighty-one patients treated at a single institution were retrospectively analyzed. Thirty-seven received standard first-line single-agent vinorelbine, and 44 received vinorelbine plus platinum drugs, based on physician’s choice; 61.7% were older than 70 years, and 60.5% were affected by 2 comorbidities. Sixty-three patients were evaluable for… More >

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    Virtual Nursing Using Deep Belief Networks for Elderly People (DBN-EP)

    S. Rajasekaran1,*, G. Kousalya2

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.42, No.3, pp. 985-1000, 2022, DOI:10.32604/csse.2022.022234

    Abstract The demand for better health services has resulted in the advancement of remote monitoring health, i.e., virtual nursing systems, to watch and support the elderly with innovative concepts such as being patient-centric, easier to use, and having smarter interactions and more accurate conclusions. While virtual nursing services attempt to provide consumers and medical practitioners with continuous medical and health monitoring services, access to allied healthcare experts such as nurses remains a challenge. In this research, we present Virtual Nursing Using Deep Belief Networks for Elderly People (DBN-EP), a new framework that provides a virtual nurse… More >

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