Dr. Birandr Sinha
Dr. Seetharama D. S. Jois
University of Louisiana at Monroe,
Dr. Jaroslav Cermak
Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion,
Prof. P C Leung
Chinese University of Hong Kong,
About The Journal
Open Journal of Geriatrics is a peer reviewed journal serving the International Scientific Community. This journal offers an open access platform to the authors to publish their research outcome and thus help in promoting Geriatrics, Gerontology, Nursing and Elderly Care.
Open Journal of Geriatrics is an Open Access publishing that aims to focus on the most complete and reliable source of information on discoveries and current developments as original article, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. related to Cancer research and therapy and provides free online access to the researchers worldwide.
Some of Major Focus area of this Journal are:
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5.5 million Americans, most of them age 65 or older, may have dementia caused by Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but recent estimates indicate that the disorder may rank third, just behind heart disease and cancer, as a cause of death for older people.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In the early stages of Parkinson's disease, your face may show little or no expression. Your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson's disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time.
Although Parkinson's disease can't be cured, medications might significantly improve your symptoms. Occasionally, your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms.
A gerontology nurse is a nursing specialist who works directly with older adults to provide them with specialized care and a high quality of life. If you are interested in specializing your career within the field of nursing, it is important that you compare all of the options that are high in demand first. In gerontological nursing, you will do much of the tasks that a general nurse does and then some. Find out what your role will be and what you can expect in this specialty area before you start your focused studies.
A geriatric nurse is a specialist who will help elderly patients recover from illness or injury by providing practical care and developing patient care plans. They may also help with rehabilitation and conduct check-ups in skilled care facilities or hospice facilities. While many specialists in this field administer medication and assist with pain management, they are also trained to focus on preventative care so that their patients are able to avoid injuries and common medical conditions that develop most commonly later in life.
Geriatrics refers to medical care for older adults, an age group that is not easy to define precisely. “Older” is preferred over "elderly," but both are equally imprecise; > 65 is the age often used, but most people do not need geriatrics expertise in their care until age 70, 75, or even 80. Gerontology is the study of aging, including biologic, sociologic, and psychologic changes.
Around the year 1900 in the US, people > 65 accounted for 4% of the population; now they account for > 14% (nearly 50 million, with a net gain of 10,000/day). In 2026, when post–World War II baby boomers begin to reach age 80, estimates suggest that > 20% (almost 80 million) will be > 65. Mean age of those > 65 is now a little more than 75, and the proportion of those > 85 is predicted to increase most rapidly.
Geriatric psychiatry emphasizes the biological and psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric effect of acute and chronic physical illness, and the biological and psychosocial aspects of the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances of older age. Geriatric psychiatrists focus on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly and improvement of psychiatric care for healthy and ill elderly patients
Geriatric Palliative Care
The approach to care for the chronically ill and frail elderly. The focus is on quality of life, support for functional independence, and centrality of the patient's values and experiences in determining the goals of medical care
Geriatric palliative care is integrative using interdisciplinary delivery of care. The goal to relieve pain and suffering and improve quality of life for elderly patients and their families. The core principles are comprehensive patient/family unit centered that enhance functional independence and quality of life transitioning between levels of care
Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of aging. Gerontology, as defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “the comprehensive study of aging and the problems of the aged.” Many people confuse Gerontology with Geriatrics. Whereas Geriatrics focuses strictly on the medical conditions and disease of the aging, Gerontology is a multidisciplinary study that incorporates biology, psychology and sociology.