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BMC Geriatrics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.


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Featured Content: May 2022

Research Article: Characteristics of people living with undiagnosed dementia: findings from the CFAS Wales study

Many people living with dementia remain undiagnosed, with diagnosis usually occurring long after signs and symptoms are present. A timely diagnosis is important for the wellbeing of the person living with dementia and the family, allowing them to plan and have access to support services sooner. The aim of this study was to identify demographic characteristics and neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with being undiagnosed, which may help clinicians be more aware of signs that could be indicative of early-stage or undetected dementia.

Research Article: Implementing and evaluating online advance care planning training in UK nursing homes during COVID-19: findings from the Necessary Discussions multi-site case study project

Advance care planning in nursing homes is important to ensure the wishes and preferences of residents are recorded, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, care staff and family members frequently report feeling unprepared for these conversations. More resources are needed to support them with these necessary discussions. This research aimed to develop, implement and evaluate a website intervention for care staff and family members to provide training and information about advance care planning during COVID-19.


  1. Authors: Jose-Manuel Ramos-Rincon, Lidia Cobos-Palacios, Almudena López-Sampalo, Michele Ricci, Manel Rubio-Rivas, Maria-Victoria Nuñez-Rodriguez, Rodrigo Miranda-Godoy, Maria-Eugenia García-Leoni, Rosa Fernández-Madera-Martínez, Gema-María García-García, Jose-Luis Beato-Perez, Daniel Monge-Monge, Uxua Asín-Samper, Marta Bustamante-Vega, Isabel Rábago-Lorite, Santiago-Jesús Freire-Castro…

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