Search for dissertations about: "nonagenarians"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word nonagenarians.

  1. 1. Being old in our society : health, functional status, and effects of research

    Author : Eva von Strauss; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : ageing; attitude; dementia; functional status; morbidity; participation; population survey; nonagenarians; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; ageing; attitude; dementia; functional status; morbidity; participation; population survey; and nonagenarians;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns health and functional status in old age, as well as older adults' attitudes towards research participation. Five studies were performed using data from the Kungsholmen Project, a population-based study on ageing and dementia ongoing in Stockholm since 1987.Occurrence of dementia. READ MORE

  2. 2. Independent Ageing in Very Old Swedish Men

    Author : Kristin Franzon; Lena Kilander; Björn Zethelius; Tommy Cederholm; Jan Marcusson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Independent ageing; survival; sarcopenia; comorbidity; body mass index; smoking; dietary pattern; dietary biomarkers; longitudinal; octogenarians; nonagenarians; Geriatrics; Geriatrik;

    Abstract : Predictors for survival have been investigated thoroughly, but less is known about how to reach high age with preserved physical and cognitive function. These functions are crucial to stay independent in daily life, which is highly valued by the oldest old.This thesis was based on data from the Uppsala Longitudinal Study in Adult Men. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dementia and other mental disorders among 95-year olds

    Author : Anne Börjesson-Hanson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : nonagenarians; 95-year-olds; dementia; Alzheimer?s disease; vascular dementia; depression; anxiety; psychotic; paranoid ideation; cognitive function; mortality; population attributable risk; population study; prevalence; epidemiology; oldest old; very elderly;

    Abstract : The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of mental disorders and age related differences in the very elderly. In addition, five-year mortality after age 95 in relation to dementia and cognitive function in non-demented, was examined. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Immune System in the Oldest-Old : Clinical and Immunological Studies in the NONA Immune Cohort

    Author : Bengt-Olof Nilsson; Jan Ernerudh; Anders Wikby; Sture Löfgren; Karlis Pauksens; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Elderly; selection; health status; lymphocyte subsets; CD8; CMV; cytomegalovirus; immune risk; immune risk phenotype; IRP; T-cells; interleukin 6; IL-6; survival; mortality; antinuclear antibodies; ANA; ageing; immunosenescence; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : The oldest-old (people aged 80 or older) constituted 5 % of the population in Sweden in 2000, an increase from 1.5 % fifty years earlier. The immune system undergoes dramatic changes at high age, sometimes referred to as “immunosenescence”. READ MORE

  5. 5. Unequal drug treatment : age and educational differences among older adults

    Author : Jonas W Wastesson; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis is to investigate whether drug treatment is unequally distributed among older adults on the basis of age and socioeconomic position. All studies in this thesis are based on nationwide register data from the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register (SPDR) record-linked to other registers in Sweden. READ MORE