Acta Med Port 2017 Jun 30;30(6):463-471. Epub 2017 Jun 30.
Research and Education Unit on Ageing. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal; Center for Health Technology and Services Research. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal.
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Popul Health Metr 2016 12;14:13. Epub 2016 Apr 12.
Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (UNIFAI and CINTESIS), University of Porto, Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal.
Background: The number of centenarians is rapidly increasing in Europe. In Portugal, it has almost tripled over the last 10 years and constitutes one of the fastest-growing segments of the population. This paper aims to describe the health and sociodemographic characteristics of Portuguese centenarians as given in the 2011 census and to identify sex differences. Read More
BMC Neurol 2011 May 25;11:54. Epub 2011 May 25.
Laboratory of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, Department of Neuroscience, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano, Italy.
Background: Despite being the fastest growing and the most cognitively impaired age group, the oldest olds are under-represented in clinical research. The purpose of this study was to describe the design, methods, and baseline characteristics of the survey population and investigate possible differences in demographic, cognitive, functional, and behavioral characteristics between oldest old with and without any performance on cognitive tests and between oldest old alive and those deceased prior to the interview.
Methods: The Monzino 80-plus Study is a prospective door-to-door population-based survey among 80 years or older residents in the municipalities in the province of Varese, Italy. Read More
J Am Med Dir Assoc 2012 Mar 16;13(3):254-9. Epub 2010 Oct 16.
Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555-0177, USA.
Background: The oldest old represent a unique group of older adults. This group is rapidly growing worldwide and yet there are gaps in the knowledge related to their health condition. Ethnic differences in disease prevalence and mortality must be understood to better care for the oldest old. Read More
J Am Med Dir Assoc 2018 Jun 13;19(6):535-540.e1. Epub 2018 Apr 13.
Institute of Medical Sociology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany.
Objectives: A large proportion of the oldest old and centenarians live in long-term care facilities. Although there may be distinct care patterns in centenarians compared with other cohorts of oldest old, the exact development concerning prevalence, length of stay, and factors that are associated with long-term care status in the last years before death is unknown.
Design: Longitudinal analyses of health insurance data across 6 years before death. Read More