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  1. Research Article

    Improving early detection initiatives: a qualitative study exploring perspectives of older people and professionals

    A wide range of initiatives on early detection and intervention have been developed to proactively identify problems related to health and wellbeing in (frail) older people, with the aim of supporting them to ...

    Manon Lette, Annerieke Stoop, Lidwien C. Lemmens, Yvette Buist, Caroline A. Baan and Simone R. de Bruin

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:132

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  2. Research Article

    Adapted yoga to improve physical function and health-related quality of life in physically-inactive older adults: a randomised controlled pilot trial

    Yoga is a holistic therapy of expanding popularity, which has the potential to produce a range of physical, mental and social benefits. This trial evaluated the feasibility and effects of an adapted yoga progr...

    Garry A. Tew, Jenny Howsam, Matthew Hardy and Laura Bissell

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:131

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  3. Research Article

    Age-related differences in management and outcomes in hospitalized healthy and well-functioning bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia patients: a cohort study

    Limited data are available regarding fit and healthy patients with pneumonia at different ages. We evaluated the association of age with clinical presentation, serotype and outcomes among healthy and well-func...

    Luis A. Ruiz, Pedro P. España, Ainhoa Gómez, Amaia Bilbao, Carmen Jaca, Amaia Arámburu, Alberto Capelastegui, Marcos I. Restrepo and Rafael Zalacain

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:130

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Olfactory testing in consecutive patients referred with suspected dementia

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and early and accurate diagnosis is important. Olfactory dysfunction is an early sign of AD. The contribution by test of olfactory function has bee...

    Ib Thrane Christensen, Elna-Marie Larsson, Ida E. Holm, Ole B.F. Nielsen and Stig Andersen

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:129

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  5. Erratum

    Erratum to: Life and living in advanced age: a cohort study in New Zealand -Te Puāwaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu, LiLACS NZ: study protocol

    Karen J Hayman, Ngaire Kerse, Lorna Dyall, Mere Kepa, Ruth Teh, Carol Wham, Valerie Wright-St Clair, Janine Wiles, Sally Keeling, Martin J Connolly, Tim J Wilkinson, Simon Moyes, Joanna B Broad and Santosh Jatrana

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:127

    Published on: 19 June 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:33

  6. Research Article

    The effect of a daily application of a 0.05% chlorhexidine oral rinse solution on the incidence of aspiration pneumonia in nursing home residents: a multicenter study

    Dysphagia and potential respiratory pathogens in the oral biofilm are risk factors for aspiration pneumonia in nursing home residents. The aim of the study was to examine if the daily application of 0.05% chlo...

    Vanessa R. Y. Hollaar, Gert-Jan van der Putten, Claar D. van der Maarel-Wierink, Ewald M. Bronkhorst, Bert J. M. de Swart and Nico H. J. Creugers

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:128

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  7. Research Article

    Did online publishers “get it right”? Using a naturalistic search strategy to review cognitive health promotion content on internet webpages

    One of the most common uses of the Internet is to search for health-related information. Although scientific evidence pertaining to cognitive health promotion has expanded rapidly in recent years, it is unclea...

    P.V. Hunter, M. Delbaere, M. E. O’Connell, A. Cammer, J. X. Seaton, T. Friedrich and F. Fick

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:125

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  8. Research Article

    Prevalence of frailty among community dwelling older adults in receipt of low level home support: a cross-sectional analysis of the North Dublin Cohort

    There is increasing demand for formal government funded home help services to support community-dwelling older people in Ireland, yet limited information exists on the health profiles of this group, especially...

    Sara Kelly, Irene O’Brien, Karla Smuts, Maria O’Sullivan and Austin Warters

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:121

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  9. Research Article

    The intention of Dutch general practitioners to offer vaccination against pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster and pertussis to people aged 60 years and older

    Increasing life expectancy results in a larger proportion of older people susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs). In the Netherlands, influenza vaccination is routinely offered to people aged 60 ye...

    Birthe A. Lehmann, Renske Eilers, Liesbeth Mollema, José Ferreira and Hester E. de Melker

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:122

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  10. Research article

    High risk of malnutrition is associated with low muscle mass in older hospitalized patients - a prospective cohort study

    Malnutrition, low muscle strength and muscle mass are highly prevalent in older hospitalized patients and associated with adverse outcomes. Malnutrition may be a risk factor for developing low muscle mass. We ...

    Vincent D. Pierik, Carel G. M. Meskers, Jeanine M. Van Ancum, Siger T. Numans, Sjors Verlaan, Kira Scheerman, Roeliene C. Kruizinga and Andrea B. Maier

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:118

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Decision-making experiences of family members of older adults with moderate dementia towards community and residential care home services: a grounded theory study protocol

    Caring and supporting older people with dementia have become a major public health priority. Recent reports have also revealed a diminishing number of family carers to provide dementia care in the future. Care...

    Lisa Pau Le Low, Lai Wah Lam and Kim Pong Fan

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:120

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  12. Research Article

    Trajectories of the relationships of physical activity with body composition changes in older men: the MrOS study

    Excess adiposity gains and significant lean mass loss may be risk factors for chronic disease in old age. Long-term patterns of change in physical activity (PA) and their influence on body composition decline ...

    Deepika R. Laddu, Peggy M. Cawthon, Neeta Parimi, Andrew R. Hoffman, Eric Orwoll, Iva Miljkovic and Marcia L. Stefanick

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:119

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  13. Research Article

    The design and development of a complex multifactorial falls assessment intervention for falls prevention: The Prevention of Falls Injury Trial (PreFIT)

    This paper describes the design and development of a complex multifactorial falls prevention (MFFP) intervention for implementation and testing within the framework of a large UK-based falls prevention randomi...

    Julie Bruce, Shvaita Ralhan, Ray Sheridan, Katharine Westacott, Emma Withers, Susanne Finnegan, John Davison, Finbarr C. Martin and Sarah E. Lamb

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:116

    Published on: 1 June 2017

  14. Research Article

    Feasibility and efficacy of a multi-factorial intervention to prevent falls in older adults with cognitive impairment living in residential care (ProF-Cog). A feasibility and pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

    Falls are common in people with dementia living in residential care. The ProF-Cog intervention was developed to address fall risk factors specific to this population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...

    Julie Whitney, Stephen H.D. Jackson and Finbarr C. Martin

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:115

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  15. Research Article

    Positive and negative influences of social participation on physical and mental health among community-dwelling elderly aged 65–70 years: a cross-sectional study in Japan

    Although numerous investigations have indicated that social participation (SP) has positive effects on the health of older adults, there have been few studies on its negative health consequences. We examined t...

    Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani and Hiroshi Hosoi

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:111

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  16. Research Article

    Physical activity among hospitalized older adults – an observational study

    Low level of physical activity is common among hospitalized older adults and is associated with worse prognosis. The aim of this paper is to describe the pattern and level of physical activity in a group of ho...

    Sigurd Evensen, Olav Sletvold, Stian Lydersen and Kristin Taraldsen

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:110

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  17. Research Article

    Absolute and relative accelerometer thresholds for determining the association between physical activity and metabolic syndrome in the older adults: The Generation-100 study

    When assessing population adherence to physical activity (PA) recommendation using accelerometers, absolute intensity threshold definition is applied despite having limited validity in those with low cardiores...

    Nina Zisko, Javaid Nauman, Silvana Bucher Sandbakk, Nils Petter Aspvik, Øyvind Salvesen, Trude Carlsen, Hallgeir Viken, Jan Erik Ingebrigtsen, Ulrik Wisløff and Dorthe Stensvold

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:109

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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