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
Lancet 2017 04 10;389(10079):1619-1629. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
Background: The oldest-old (those aged ≥80 years) are the most rapidly growing age group globally, and are most in need of health care and assistance. We aimed to assess changes in mortality, disability in activities of daily living, and physical and cognitive functioning among oldest-old individuals between 1998 and 2008.
Methods: We used data from the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Study. Read More
Age Ageing 2015 Jan 12;44(1):162-5. Epub 2014 Oct 12.
MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
Objective: to examine the prevalence of frailty and disability in people aged 60 and over and the proportion of those with disabilities who receive help or use assistive devices.
Methods: participants were 5,450 people aged 60 and over from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Frailty was defined according to the Fried criteria. Read More
Qual Life Res 2014 Sep 29;23(7):1977-84. Epub 2014 Mar 29.
Research Institute on Aging, The Guild Center for Research in Vision and Aging, Jewish Home Lifecare, 120 West 106th Street, New York, NY, 10025, USA,
Purpose: Research focusing on the consequences of sensory impairments for the everyday competence of the oldest-old is emerging. The two main goals of this study were to document the prevalence of self-reported vision, hearing, and dual sensory impairment and to explore associations of these impairments with functional disability in near-centenarians and centenarians.
Methods: Centenarians and near-centenarians (N = 119; average age = 99) were recruited, with about 80% living in the community. Read More