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  1. Pharmaceutical interventions play a key role in the care of older people experiencing polypharmacy. Despite the rapid increase in the aging population in Asia, there is a lack of evidence regarding the effecti...

    Authors: In-Ja Kim, Gina Ryu, Sandy Jeong Rhie and Hwa-Jung Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:513
  2. Enhancing preparedness of family caregivers and support for caregiving is essential for the mutual benefit of both caregivers and the well-being of those under their care. This study aimed to translate and eva...

    Authors: Arash Kian, Hamid Sharif-Nia and Sima Hejazi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:512
  3. The primary objective of this research was to use qualitative methods to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and confidence of caregivers in their ability to provide oral hygiene assistance to residents. The seco...

    Authors: Joseph Dumbuya, Rochisha S. Marwaha, Pankil K. Shah and Suman Challa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:511
  4. Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) is a common and serious complication in older patients. This study investigates the impact of neuromuscular block on the MINS incidence and other cardiovascul...

    Authors: Yi An, Tianlong Wang, Lixia Li, Zhongjia Li, Chuanyu Liang, Pei Wang, Xuefei Jia, Hongyi Song and Lei Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:509
  5. The global population is ageing rapidly and it is important to promote healthy ageing. The Healthy Ageing Index (HAI) is a comprehensive measure of health, but there is limited research on its association with...

    Authors: Nazira Binte Muhammad Fauzi, Xiangyuan Huang, Ling Jie Cheng, Nan Luo and Saima Hilal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:508
  6. Population aging is forcing the transformation of health care. Long-term care in the home is complex and involves complex communication with primary care services. In this scenario, the expansion of digital he...

    Authors: Ísis de Siqueira Silva, Aguinaldo José de Araújo, Rayssa Horácio Lopes, Cícera Renata Diniz Vieira Silva, Pedro Bezerra Xavier, Renan Cabral de Figueirêdo, Ewerton William Gomes Brito, Luís Velez Lapão, Cláudia Santos Martiniano, Vilani Medeiros de Araújo Nunes and Severina Alice da Costa Uchôa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:507
  7. This study was conducted in Urumqi, Xinjiang, to assess the prevalence of sarcopenia and to determine the relationship between physical activity, nutritional status, and sarcopenia among community-dwelling pat...

    Authors: Chun-hui Ji, Xiao-qin Huang, Yue Li, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Zhao-hui Luo and Zheng-hui Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:506
  8. Depression is a prevalent issue among older adults, affecting their quality of life and overall well-being. Exercise is an effective means of relieving depressive symptoms in older adults, but the optimal dose...

    Authors: Lili Tang, Lin Zhang, Yanbo Liu, Yan Li, Lijuan Yang, Mingxuan Zou, Huiran Yang, Lingyu Zhu, Ruihong Du, Ye Shen, Haoyu Li, Yong Yang and Zhijun Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:505
  9. People living with, or caring for someone with, rare forms of dementia can encounter issues while obtaining a diagnosis and trying to access appropriate support. This can affect their wellbeing, quality of lif...

    Authors: Samuel Rossi-Harries, Charles R. Harrison, Paul M. Camic, Mary Pat Sullivan, Adetola Grillo, Sebastian James Crutch and Emma Harding
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:504
  10. Life’s Essential 8 (LE8), the recently updated construct for quantifying cardiovascular health, is related to the risks of cardiovascular events. The present study aimed to evaluate associations of LE8 score w...

    Authors: Yanli Zhang, Dandan Liu, Xueli Cai, Aoming Jin, Lerong Mei, Jing Jing, Suying Wang, Xia Meng, Shan Li, Mengxing Wang, Hongyi Yan, Tiemin Wei, Yongjun Wang and Yuesong Pan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:503
  11. Sedentary behavior (SB) is deeply ingrained in the daily lives of community-dwelling older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the specific underlying mechanisms of the determinants associate...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zhang, Dan Yang, Jiayin Luo, Meiqi Meng, Sihan Chen, Xuejing Li, Yiyi Yin, Yufang Hao and Chao Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:502
  12. Core biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), such as Aβ42 and tau, have demonstrated high prognostic accuracy but do not fully capture the complex pathophysiology of AD. In this study, our objective was to id...

    Authors: Bingdong Xu, Yitong Ling, Leiyuan Liu, Yujun Liu, Yingze Lin, Jun Lyu and Yusheng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:501
  13. The Life-Space Assessment (LSA) is an instrument that measures mobility in older adults as they reach different areas, defined as life-spaces extending from home to beyond towns or regions. The purpose of the ...

    Authors: Durgesh Prasad Sahoo, Soumya Swaroop Sahoo, Santosh Kumar Nirala, Rama Shankar Rath, Neeraj Agarwal, Meely Panda, Rakesh Kakkar, Sanjay Pandey, C M Singh, Hari Shanker Joshi and Bhola Nath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:500
  14. Mental health is a matter of quality of life among older adults. This study aimed to explore the association between the socioeconomic status (SES) perception and mental health of older adults using data from ...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Ran, Xiaodong Zhang, Wenyi Gong and Gong Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:499
  15. More than one in two older people wake up several times a night to urinate. Far from being a minor inconvenience, nocturia is associated with poor health outcomes. Given the importance of sleep as a foundation...

    Authors: Yulia Komleva, Maik Gollasch and Maximilian König
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:498
  16. Advancements in medical facilities have led to an increase in global life expectancy, emphasizing the need to address age-related health issues. Sarcopenia, characterized by muscle mass loss, poses significant...

    Authors: Shafaq Altaf, Kazem Malmir, Syed Mohsen Mir, Gholam Reza Olyaei, Anam Aftab and Tausif Ahmed Rajput
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:497
  17. Social alienation refers to the state of feeling isolated, helpless, and unsatisfied due to maintaining distance from others or avoiding social interaction and activities. This phenomenon is caused by a lack o...

    Authors: Guannan Wang, Jing Dong, Na Zhu and Yiping Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:495
  18. There is limited understanding regarding prospective associations of insomnia symptoms and trajectories with functional disability. We aimed to investigate the associations of insomnia symptoms and trajectorie...

    Authors: Qing-Mei Huang, Jia-Hao Xie, Huan Chen, Hao-Yu Yan, Jian Gao, Zhi-Hao Li, Xiang Gao, Virginia Byers Kraus and Chen Mao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:492
  19. Early detection of patients at risk of falling is crucial. This study was designed to develop and internally validate a novel risk score to classify patients at risk of falls.

    Authors: Ming Zhou, Gongzi Zhang, Na Wang, Tianshu Zhao, Yangxiaoxue Liu, Yuhan Geng, Jiali Zhang, Ning Wang, Nan Peng and Liping Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:491
  20. This study investigates the relationship between hukou conversion and the psychological integration of rural older migrants, exploring the mediating role of accessibility to health resources.

    Authors: Tianxin Cai, Shilong Ma, Renyao Zhong and Vivian W. Q. Lou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:490
  21. Finding ways to prolong independence in daily life among older people would be beneficial for both individuals and society. Urban green spaces have been found to improve health, but only a few studies have eva...

    Authors: Anna Axmon, Kristoffer Mattisson, Connie Lethin, Agneta Malmgren Fänge, Gunilla Carlsson and Emilie Stroh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:489
  22. Community-based exercise programmes (CBEPs) offer a practical and viable approach to providing people with Parkinson’s disease (PwP) the opportunity to exercise as an ancillary therapeutic benefit to pharmacol...

    Authors: Anna Ferrusola-Pastrana, Christopher L Fullerton and Stephen N Meadows
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:488
  23. Many older adult patients receive low-dose teicoplanin with varied regimens, leading to a lack of clarity on its optimal regimens and toxicity profiles in China. This study aimed to clarify these aspects by an...

    Authors: Tingting Liu, Jionghe Wu, Peng Na, Xia Wu, Yaping Yuan, Chao Wang, Xuewei Ma, Lin Qi, Xiaomin Chen, Weiqiao Rao, Zhimei Duan, Xiangqun Fang, Lixin Xie and Hongxia Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:487
  24. National and international guidelines on frailty assessment and management recommend frailty screening in older people. This study aimed to determine how Brazilian healthcare professionals (HCPs) identify and ...

    Authors: Paula Schmidt Azevedo, Ruth Caldeira de Melo, Juli Thomaz de Souza, Rachael Frost, James P. Gavin, Katie Robinson, Paulo José Fortes Villas Boas, Marcos Ferreira Minicucci, Ivan Aprahamian, Patrick Alexander Wachholz, Kathryn Hinslif-Smith and Adam Lee Gordon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:486
  25. Assessing and monitoring intrinsic capacity (IC) is an effective strategy to promote healthy ageing by intervening early in high-risk populations. This review systematically analyzed the global detection rates...

    Authors: Fangqin Tan, Xiaoxia Wei, Ji Zhang, Yihao Zhao, Xunliang Tong, Jean-Pierre Michel, Ruitai Shao and Enying Gong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:485
  26. As the ageing population grows, the demand for long-term care (LTC) services will rise, concurrently amplifying healthcare utilisation. This review aims to examine and consolidate information on LTC interventi...

    Authors: Nur Zahirah Balqis-Ali, Suhana Jawahir, Yee Mang Chan, Amanda Wei-Yin Lim, Ummi Wahidah Azlan, Sal Sabila Mohd Shaffie, Weng Hong Fun and Shaun Wen Huey Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:484
  27. Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) among older patients with hip fractures is common and may result in delayed ambulation, prolonged hospital stays, and urinary tract infections. Although preoperative urin...

    Authors: Direk Tantigate, Nathanan Jansatjawan, Nath Adulkasem, Patkawat Ramart and Kongkhet Riansuwan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:483
  28. Human aging is a physiological, progressive, heterogeneous global process that causes a decline of all body systems, functions, and organs. Throughout this process, cognitive function suffers an incremental de...

    Authors: César Bugallo-Carrera, Carlos Dosil-Díaz, Arturo X. Pereiro, Luis Anido-Rifón and Manuel Gandoy-Crego
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:482
  29. Successful ageing is the term often used for depicting exceptional ageing and can be measured with multidimensional models including physical, psychological and social wellbeing. The aim of this study was to t...

    Authors: Anna Viljanen, Marika Salminen, Kerttu Irjala, Minna Löppönen, Hannele Tuori, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen and Laura Viikari
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:481
  30. Research the dose–response relationship between overall and certain types of exercise and cognitive function in older adults with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    Authors: Yuan Yuan, Yong Yang, XiaoFei Hu, Lin Zhang, Zhiyu Xiong, Ying Bai, JiaLe Zeng and Feng Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:480
  31. Evidence of the optimal blood pressure (BP) target for older adults with disability in long-term care is limited. We aim to analyze the associations of BP with mortality in older adults in long-term care setti...

    Authors: Yue Zhong, Chuanteng Feng, Lisha Hou, Ming Yang, Xinjun Zhang, Jinhui Wu, Birong Dong, Peng Jia, Shujuan Yang and Qingyu Dou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:478
  32. The World Health Organization (WHO) proposed the concept of intrinsic capacity (comprising composite physical and mental capacity) which aligns with their concepts of healthy aging and functional ability. Cons...

    Authors: Hui-Chen Su, Chieh-hsiu Liu, Hung-Yu Chen, Yi-Lin Wu, Mark D. Griffiths, Chung-Yi Li, Wen-Hsuan Hou, Chung-Ying Lin and Yi-Ching Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:477
  33. The surgical management of older patients is complex due to age-related underlying comorbidities and decreased physiological reserves. Comanaged care models, such as the Geriatric Trauma Unit, are proven effec...

    Authors: Kristen Molendijk-van Nieuwenhuyzen, Renske Belt-van Opstal, Lysette Hakvoort and Jeroen Dikken
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:476
  34. Multimorbidity is associated with negative results and poses difficulties in clinical management. New methodological approaches are emerging based on the hypothesis that chronic conditions are non-randomly ass...

    Authors: Marina Lleal, Montserrat Baré, Susana Herranz, Josefina Orús, Ricard Comet, Rosa Jordana and Marisa Baré
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:475
  35. Adverse effects of rigorously lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol on cognition have been reported; therefore, we aimed to study the contribution of serum cholesterol in cognitive decline in older peop...

    Authors: Hsin-Te Chang, Po-Chi Chan and Pai-Yi Chiu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:474
  36. Circulating miRNAs (c-miR) have been shown to be potential biomarkers in sarcopenia, but the miRNAs response to aerobic exercise in older people remains inconclusive. We sought to examine the exercise benefits...

    Authors: Li-Yuan Huang, Ai Yin Lim, Chih-Chin Hsu, Yun-Fang Tsai, Tieh-Cheng Fu, Yu-Chiao Shyu, Sheng-Chiao Peng and Jong-Shyan Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:473
  37. This study aims to implement a validated prediction model and application medium for postoperative pneumonia (POP) in elderly patients with hip fractures in order to facilitate individualized intervention by c...

    Authors: Anran Dai, Hao Liu, Po Shen, Yue Feng, Yi Zhong, Mingtao Ma, Yuping Hu, Kaizong Huang, Chen Chen, Huaming Xia, Libo Yan, Yanna Si and Jianjun Zou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:472
  38. In the current context of ageing, the field of smart elderly care has gradually developed, contributing to the promotion of health among older adults. While the positive impact on health has been established, ...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Miaoling Wu, Dongbo Wang, Jian Zhang, Bo Qu and Yaxin Zhu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:471
  39. As the global aging process continues to accelerate, heart failure (HF) has become an important cause of increased morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. Chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk ...

    Authors: Lin Guan, Chuan-He Wang, Hao Sun and Zhi-Jun Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:470
  40. Recent genetic evidence supports a causal role for sarcopenia in osteoarthritis, which may be mediated by the occurrence of obesity or changes in circulating inflammatory protein levels. Here, we leveraged pub...

    Authors: Zicheng Jin, Rui Wang, Linzi Jin, Lishuang Wan and Yuzhou Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:469
  41. Oral frailty is reported to increase the risk of new onset of mild cognitive impairment. Whereas, the association of oral frailty with cognition among older adults in both physical frail and non-physical frail...

    Authors: Yang Fei, Shuzhen Niu, Xueru Xi, Wenping Tang, Yue Zhao, Ge Zhang, Xiaohong Yu, Cheng Li, Xinru Li, Ying Liu, Yaxin Li, Yueheng Yin, Yan Cui and Xianwen Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:468
  42. Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018, people aged 65 + years reported a significant increase in cannabis consumption. Despite limited research with older adults regarding the therapeutic be...

    Authors: Lynda G. Balneaves, Abeer A. Alraja, Genevieve Thompson, Jamie L. Penner, Philip St. John, Daniella Scerbo and Joanne van Dyck
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:467
  43. With the aging population, the number of individuals with dementia in China is increasing rapidly. This community-based study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for dementia and mild cognitiv...

    Authors: Bin Jiang, Qi Liu, Jian-Peng Li, Si-Ning Lin, Hui-Juan Wan, Zi-Wen Yu, Jing Wang, Wei Zhuang, Jia-Hui Tang, Cai-Hong Chen, Fa-Yin Li, Min Bi, Nai-An Xiao and Kun-Mu Zheng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:466
  44. Care home residents aged 65 + years frequently experience acute health issues, leading to emergency department visits. Falls and associated injuries are a common cause of these visits and falls in a geriatric ...

    Authors: Zuhreh Sarwari, Gitte Schultz Kristensen, Sofie Ronja Petersen and Christian Backer Mogensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:465

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