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International Day of Older Persons

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Place: United Nations

On October 1 the International Day of Older Persons is celebrated with the theme "sustainability and age inclusiveness in the urban environment".

Almost 700 million people in the world have more than 60 years, and will reach 2000 million in 2050. In the words of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of UNations "making cities inclusive of older persons means generating opportunities for their economic and social participation in accessible and safe environments. It also means providing affordable housing as well as the health and social services needed to support ageing in place".

Vivifrail promotes physical exercise in frail elderly who favors the prevention of falls and is related to good health.

Here we share the latest publications by the participating research groups in this project:

Functional and cognitive impairment prevention through early physical activity for geriatric hospitalized patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Martínez-Velilla N, Casas-Herrero A, Zambom-Ferraresi F, Suárez N, Alonso-Renedo J, Contín KC, de Asteasu ML, Echeverria NF, Lázaro MG, Izquierdo M.BMC Geriatr. 2015 Sep 15;15(1):112. doi: 10.1186/s12877-015-0109-x.
Exercise interventions in polypathological aging patients that coexist with diabetes mellitus: improving functional status and quality of life. Cadore EL, Izquierdo M.Age (Dordr). 2015 Jun;37(3):64. doi: 10.1007/s11357-015-9800-2. Epub 2015 Jun 9.
Frailty assessment based on trunk kinematic parameters during walking. Martínez-Ramírez A, Martinikorena I, Gómez M, Lecumberri P, Millor N, Rodríguez-Mañas L, García García FJ, Izquierdo M.J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2015 May 24;12:48. doi: 10.1186/s12984-015-0040-6. 
Adipose tissue compartments, muscle mass, muscle fat infiltration, and coronary calcium in institutionalized frail nonagenarians. Idoate F, Cadore EL, Casas-Herrero A, Zambom-Ferraresi F, Marcellán T, de Gordoa AR, Rodriguez-Mañas L, Bastarrika G, Marques MC, Martínez-Velilla N, Vicente-Campos D, Izquierdo M.Eur Radiol. 2015 Jul;25(7):2163-75. doi: 10.1007/s00330-014-3555-5. Epub 2014 Dec 16. 
Automatic evaluation of the 30-s chair stand test using inertial/magnetic-based technology in an older prefrail population. Millor N, Lecumberri P, Gomez M, Martinez-Ramirez A, Rodriguez-Manas L, Garcia-Garcia FJ, Izquierdo M.IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2013 Jul;17(4):820-7. doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2013.2238243. 
Diabetes and Risk of Frailty and Its Potential Mechanisms: A Prospective Cohort Study of Older Adults. García-Esquinas E, Graciani A, Guallar-Castillón P, López-García E, Rodríguez-Mañas L, Rodríguez-Artalejo F.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Sep 1;16(9):748-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.04.008. Epub 2015 May 16. 
Frailty in the clinical scenario. Rodriguez-Mañas L, Fried LP.Lancet. 2015 Feb 14;385(9968):e7-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61595-6. Epub 2014 Nov 6. No abstract available.  
Diabetes in older people: new insights and remaining challenges. Sinclair A, Dunning T, Rodriguez-Mañas L.Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Apr;3(4):275-85. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70176-7. Epub 2014 Nov 24. Review. 
Frailty, sarcopenia and diabetes. Morley JE, Malmstrom TK, Rodriguez-Mañas L, Sinclair AJ.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2014 Dec;15(12):853-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.10.001. Epub 2014 Nov 20. No abstract available.  
Association of regional muscle strength with mortality and hospitalisation in older people. Guadalupe-Grau A, Carnicero JA, Gómez-Cabello A, Gutiérrez Avila G, Humanes S, Alegre LM, Castro M, Rodríguez-Mañas L, García-García FJ.Age Ageing. 2015 Sep;44(5):790-5. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afv080. Epub 2015 Jul 11. 
Diabetes, Nutrition, and Exercise. Abdelhafiz AH, Sinclair AJ.Clin Geriatr Med. 2015 Aug;31(3):439-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.011. Epub 2015 May 27. Review. 
Hypoglycemia in older people - a less well recognized risk factor for frailty. Abdelhafiz AH, Rodríguez-Mañas L, Morley JE, Sinclair AJ.Aging Dis. 2015 Mar 10;6(2):156-67. doi: 10.14336/AD.2014.0330. eCollection 2015 Mar. Review. 
Treating diabetes mellitus in older and oldest old patients. Abbatecola AM, Paolisso G, Sinclair AJ.Curr Pharm Des. 2015;21(13):1665-71. 
Diabetes and dementia in older people: a Best Clinical Practice Statement by a multidisciplinary National Expert Working Group. Sinclair AJ, Hillson R, Bayer AJ; National Expert Working Group.Diabet Med. 2014 Sep;31(9):1024-31. doi: 10.1111/dme.12467. 
Testosterone deficiency, cardiac health, and older men. Hackett G, Kirby M, Sinclair AJ.Int J Endocrinol. 2014;2014:143763. doi: 10.1155/2014/143763. Epub 2014 Apr 10. Review. 
New IDF Guideline for managing type 2 diabetes in older people. Dunning T, Sinclair A, Colagiuri S.Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Mar;103(3):538-40. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2014.03.005. No abstract available.  
Sarcopenia as the Biological Substrate of Physical Frailty. Landi F, Calvani R, Cesari M, Tosato M, Martone AM, Bernabei R, Onder G, Marzetti E.Clin Geriatr Med. 2015 Aug;31(3):367-74. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 May 6. Review. 
Sarcopenia and physical frailty: two sides of the same coin. Cesari M, Landi F, Vellas B, Bernabei R, Marzetti E.Front Aging Neurosci. 2014 Jul 28;6:192. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00192. eCollection 2014. Review. No abstract available.  
PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS IN FRAILTY AND SARCOPENIA: REPORT BY THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FRAILTY AND SARCOPENIA RESEARCH TASK FORCE. Cesari M, Fielding R, Bénichou O, Bernabei R, Bhasin S, Guralnik JM, Jette A, Landi F, Pahor M, Rodriguez-Manas L, Rolland Y, Roubenoff R, Sinclair AJ, Studenski S, Travison T, Vellas B.J Frailty Aging. 2015;4(3):114-120. 
How much exercise are older adults living in nursing homes doing in daily life? A cross-sectional study. De Souto Barreto P, Demougeot L, Vellas B, Rolland Y.J Sports Sci. 2015;33(2):116-24. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2014.928828. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Prevalence and associations of the use of proton-pump inhibitors in nursing homes: a cross-sectional study. de Souto Barreto P, Lapeyre-Mestre M, Mathieu C, Piau C, Bouget C, Cayla F, Vellas B, Rolland Y.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Apr;14(4):265-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2012.10.018. Epub 2012 Dec 1.

Vitamin D supplementation in older adults: searching for specific guidelines in nursing homes. Rolland Y, de Souto Barreto P, Abellan Van Kan G, Annweiler C, Beauchet O, Bischoff-Ferrari H, Berrut G, Blain H, Bonnefoy M, Cesari M, Duque G, Ferry M, Guerin O, Hanon O, Lesourd B, Morley J, Raynaud-Simon A, Ruault G, Souberbielle JC, Vellas B; French Group of Geriatrics and NutritIon.J Nutr Health Aging. 2013 Apr;17(4):402-12. doi: 10.1007/s12603-013-0007-x. Review.

Multimorbidity type, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among nursing home residents: a preliminary study. de Souto Barreto P, Lapeyre-Mestre M, Vellas B, Rolland Y.J Nutr Health Aging. 2014 Jul;18(7):705-9. doi: 10.1007/s12603-014-0030-6.

Frailty Index and Quality of Life in Nursing Home Residents: Results From INCUR Study. Fougère B, Kelaiditi E, Hoogendijk EO, Demougeot L, Duboué M, Vellas B, Cesari M.J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Aug 21. pii: glv098. [Epub ahead of print]

Physical Activity and Amyloid-? Brain Levels in Elderly Adults with Intact Cognition and Mild Cognitive Impairment. de Souto Barreto P, Andrieu S, Payoux P, Demougeot L, Rolland Y, Vellas B; Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial/Data Sharing Alzheimer Study Group.J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Aug;63(8):1634-9. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13530. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

Fatigue: Relevance and implications in the aging population. Zengarini E, Ruggiero C, Pérez-Zepeda MU, Hoogendijk EO, Vellas B, Mecocci P, Cesari M.Exp Gerontol. 2015 Jul 17;70:78-83. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2015.07.011. [Epub ahead of print]

An evaluation of the effectiveness of a multi-modal intervention in frail and pre-frail older people with type 2 diabetes--the MID-Frail study: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Rodríguez-Mañas L, Bayer AJ, Kelly M, Zeyfang A, Izquierdo M, Laosa O, Hardman TC, Sinclair AJ, Moreira S, Cook J; MID-Frail Consortium.Trials. 2014 Jan 24;15:34. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-34.

Diabetes mellitus in older people: position statement on behalf of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), the European Diabetes Working Party for Older People (EDWPOP), and the International Task Force of Experts in Diabetes. Sinclair A, Morley JE, Rodriguez-Mañas L, Paolisso G, Bayer T, Zeyfang A, Bourdel-Marchasson I, Vischer U, Woo J, Chapman I, Dunning T, Meneilly G, Rodriguez-Saldana J, Gutierrez Robledo LM, Cukierman-Yaffe T, Gadsby R, Schernthaner G, Lorig K.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012 Jul;13(6):497-502. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2012.04.012.

A short easy test can detect ability for autonomous insulin injection by the elderly with diabetes mellitus. Zeyfang A, Berndt S, Aurnhammer G, Nikolaus T, Oster P, Bahrmann A.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012 Jan;13(1):81.e15-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2010.10.006. Epub 2010 Dec 16.

SGS: a structured treatment and teaching programme for older patients with diabetes mellitus--a prospective randomised controlled multi-centre trial. Braun AK, Kubiak T, Kuntsche J, Meier-Höfig M, Müller UA, Feucht I, Zeyfang A.Age Ageing. 2009 Jul;38(4):390-6. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afp056. Epub 2009 May 18.

Multicentre analysis of 178,992 type 2 diabetes patients revealed better metabolic control despite higher rates of hypertension, stroke, dementia and repeated inpatient care in patients with comorbid Parkinson's disease. Scheuing N, Best F, Dapp A, Dreyhaupt I, Filz HP, Krakow D, Lang W, Siegel E, Zeyfang A, Holl RW; DPV initiative and the German BMBF Competence Network Diabetes mellitus.Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2013 Jul;19(7):687-92. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2013.03.011. Epub 2013 Apr 21.

Is there a benefit to use calculated percent body fat or age- and gender-adjusted BMI-SDS(LMS) to predict risk factors for cardiovascular disease? A German/Austrian multicenter DPV-Wiss analysis on 42 048 type 2 diabetic patients. Scheuing N, Bayer C, Best F, Kerner W, Lenk T, Pfeifer M, Rühl D, Schütt M, Siegel E, Stadler M, Zeyfang A, Zimny S, Holl RW; DPV Initiative; German BMBF ­Competence Network for Diabetes mellitus.Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2013 Feb;121(2):67-74. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1333243. Epub 2013 Feb 20.

Type 2 diabetes from pediatric to geriatric age: analysis of gender and obesity among 120,183 patients from the German/Austrian DPV database. Awa WL, Fach E, Krakow D, Welp R, Kunder J, Voll A, Zeyfang A, Wagner C, Schütt M, Boehm B, de Souza M, Holl RW; DPV Initiative; German BMBF Competence Networks Diabetes mellitus and Obesity.Eur J Endocrinol. 2012 Aug;167(2):245-54. Epub 2012 May 29.

Frailty Index and Incident Mortality, Hospitalization, and Institutionalization in Alzheimer's Disease: Data From the ICTUS Study. Kelaiditi E, Andrieu S, Cantet C, Vellas B, Cesari M; ICTUS/DSA Group.J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Aug 13. pii: glv137. [Epub ahead of print]

Are Performance Measures Necessary to Predict Loss of Independence in Elderly People? Pedone C, Costanzo L, Cesari M, Bandinelli S, Ferrucci L, Antonelli Incalzi R.J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Aug 13. pii: glv096. [Epub ahead of print]

Frailty in sub-Saharan Africa. Teguo MT, Kuate-Tegueu C, Dartigues JF, Cesari M.Lancet. 2015 May 30;385(9983):2151. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)61021-2. No abstract available. 

From Evidence to Action: Promoting a Multidimensional Approach to Mild Cognitive Impairment. Canevelli M, Blasimme A, Vanacore N, Bruno G, Cesari M.J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Aug 1;16(8):710-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.04.013. Epub 2015 May 28. No abstract available.