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Correlates of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Women Fifty years and Over Attending Out-patient Gynaecology and Urology Clinics at a Tertiary Hospital in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.182
Pages: 
376–81
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This paper describes the association between pelvic floor disorders and selected sociodemographic and health variables in a clinic based sample of Jamaican women aged 50 and older.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Exercise for Healthy, Active Ageing: A Physiological Perspective and Review of International Recommendations

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.177
Pages: 
351–56
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Individualized exercise regimens, including aerobic, resistance, balance and flexibility training help the older person overcome age-related physiological decline. Recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations for physical activity for improved quality of life for the ageing person are discussed.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Barriers to Informal Caregiving of Persons Living with Dementia in Barbados: A Phenomenological Inquiry

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.142
Pages: 
206-11
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This paper qualitatively explored the barriers faced by informal caregivers of persons living with dementia in Barbados.

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Objective: To explore the barriers of primary informal caregivers to caring for persons living with dementia (PLWDs) in Barbados.

Methods: A qualitative, phenomenological methodology was adopted. Eight in-depth, semistructured interviews were conducted with primary informal caregivers of PLWDs. Transcripts were analysed according to Giorgi’s four-step phenomenological framework.

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12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 14 Dec, 2017

Dementia among Older Persons in Jamaica: Prevalence and Policy Implications

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.133
Pages: 
1-8
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This paper described the prevalence of dementia in the ageing Jamaican population. There are service and policy implications given the increasing importance of providing health and social services for persons with dementia.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of dementia and dementia types in Jamaica.

Accepted: 
21 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 21 Jun, 2017

From Ageing Research to Policy and Practice

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380–6
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This paper examines and illustrates the use of research on ageing issues to spur, inform and guide the elaboration of policies regarding older persons.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

The Elderly in Trinidad: Health, Social and Economic Status and Issues of Loneliness

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589–95
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This study investigated the health, social and economic situation, and issues of loneliness in the elderly in Trinidad. More than one-third of these persons reported themselves to be in “fair” to “good” health, but a similar proportion reported feelings of loneliness.
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Objectives: To determine the general health and social status of elderly persons surveyed in Trinidad and to explore issues of loneliness.
 
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013

Chronic Disease and Ageing in the Caribbean: Opportunities Knock at the Door

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471–7
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The challenges of increasing chronic diseases and ageing populations demand political will and collaborative approaches at programmatic and policy levels.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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