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  • Adaptation to stroke and a model of successful ageing 

    Donnellan, Claire (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2008)
    The focus of this research is to apply and examine the Baltes’ successful ageing model of selection, optimization and compensation (SOC) (Baltes & Baltes, 1990) in the context of stroke which has sudden onset and uncertain ...
  • Aesthetic deprivation : the role of aesthetics for older patients in hospital 

    Moss, Hilary (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2014)
    While arts have been integral to all cultures, it is a relatively recent research phenomenon to explore and examine the association between arts and health and well-being (Johnson and Stanley, 2007). This research centres ...
  • An investigation of the incidence of falling and risk factors for falls in adults with advanced cancer 

    Stone, Carol (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2012)
    The principal aims of this doctoral investigation were to identify the incidence of falls and risk factors for falling in adults with advanced cancer.
  • An investigation of the safety, efficacy, and possible mechanisms of action, of the antihypertensive nilvadipine, in patients with mild moderate Alzheimer's disease 

    Kennelly, Sean (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2011)
    This doctoral investigation endeavoured to explore how patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) would respond to treatment with the antihypertensive nilvadipine. Initially I reviewed the complex relationship between blood ...
  • Analysis and biophysical modelling of baroreflex stimulation with applications in syncope and falls : a neural engineering approach 

    Finucane, Ciarán (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2011)
    Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity (CSH) is an age related disorder, and a common cause of recurrent falls and syncope in the elderly. CSH is prevalent in patients with Dementia and Parkinson's disease and is a strong predictor ...
  • Autonomic function and depression in older adults 

    O'Regan, Margaret Claire (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2013)
    The principle aims of this doctoral investigation were to provide new insights into the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD) by investigating the functioning of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) ...
  • Autonomic influences on cognitive impairment : determinants of conversion to dementia 

    Collins, Orla (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2012)
    Neuropathological, neurochemical and multimodal neuroimaging studies suggest that components of the central autonomic network are affected by the neurodegenerative changes of Alzheimer’s pathology in Mild Cognitive Impairment ...
  • Autonomic influences on cognitive performance at a population level 

    Frewen, John (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2014)
    The principle aims of this doctoral investigation were to provide new insights into the relationship between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cognitive performance, by investigating the function of the autonomic nervous ...
  • Cardiovascular associations of falls and syncope in the elderly 

    BHANGU, JASPREET SINGH (Trinity College Dublin. School of Medicine. CentreFor Medical Gerontology, 2017)
    The principle aims of this doctoral investigation are to provide new insights into the relationship between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and falls in the elderly population in Ireland. The rapidly ageing global demographic ...
  • Fear of falling in older adults 

    Cronin, Hilary Mary (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2014)
    The principle aim of this doctoral investigation was to provide new insights into the prevalence, risk factors and negative associations of fear of falling (FOF) by examining these factors in a population sample of older adults.
  • Haemodynamic stroke and transient ischaemic attack secondary to neurocardiovascular instability 

    Ryan, Daniel J. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2014)
    Introduction: Presyncope or syncope are regarded as benign conditions. In patients with severe large artery disease, hypotension may potentiate infarction, specifically in low-flow vulnerable, borderzone regions of the ...
  • Investigation of apraxia of speech and linguistic dysprosody following acute ischaemic hemispheral stroke 

    Murphy, Sinéad M. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2011)
    Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a disorder of motor speech programming. Affected patients typically have hesitant, groping speech with impaired prosody. Automatic speech is relatively well preserved compared to propositional ...
  • Multiple medication use in the middle and older age population 

    Richardson, Kathryn Jane (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2013)
    Polypharmacy in the older population is increasingly common and can represent necessary preventative therapies or potential inappropriate prescribing and be a risk factor for falls. In addition, medications with anti-cholinergic ...
  • The effect of acute traumatic brain injury on cardiovascular homeostasis 

    McMahon, Christine Geraldine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2008)
    Acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains the most common cause of death from multiple trauma. The cardiovascular homeostatic responses to haemorrhage and injury are co-coordinated in the central nervous system. Coincidental ...
  • The influence of perceptions of ageing on frailty and cognitive function 

    Robertson, Deirdre A. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2015)
    The aim of this thesis is to investigate whether perceptions of ageing influence cognition and frailty in later life. Although much experimental work has shown that priming older adults with negative stereotypes about ...
  • Treatment of osteoporosis with recombinant parathyroid hormone, its effects on bone, total body muscle and fat composition and factors determining response to this therapy 

    Siddique, Najia (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2015)
    Total body bone mineral density (BMD) is relatively underutilised as an assessment tool for osteoporosis. Studies to date on Body composition have not clearly identified key factors which contribute to total body BMD, ...
  • Vasovagal Syncope in the older adult 

    O'Dwyer, Clodagh (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Medicine. Discipline of Medical Gerontology, 2013)
    Vasovagal Syncope (VVS) is a common form of neurally mediated syncope which affects at least one third of the population at least once in their lifetime. Commonly referred to as a “simple faint” and often described as ...