This database contains 8 studies, archived under the term: "italy"
Vitamin D and risk of cognitive decline in elderly persons
Background: To our knowledge, no prospective study has examined the association between vitamin D and cognitive decline or dementia.; Methods: We determined whether low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) were associated with an increased risk of substantial cognitive decline in the InCHIANTI population-based study conducted in Italy between 1998 and 2006 with follow-up assessments […]
Pet therapy in elderly patients with mental illness
Background: To evaluate the effects of pet therapy on cognitive function, mood and perceived quality of life on elderly inpatients (mean age 84.7 years; 95.2% women) affected by dementia, depression and psychosis.; Methods: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and 15-items Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) were administered to 10 patients (pet group) and 11 controls (control group) […]
Clinical outcomes and complications of enteral nutrition among older adults
Aim: Several reviews or clinical trials published in the last years have not demonstrated that tube feeding can improve outcomes, including inhalation pneumonia, survival, pressure sores. Further, high rate of risks are recognized. Therefore, this practice should be discouraged for severely demented patients. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of these […]