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Neurology, stroke and cognition

Section edited by Pieter Jelle Visser

This section considers manuscripts on all neurological topics. Including: Alzheimer’s, cognition, stroke, dementia, wandering behaviours.

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  1. Increasingly, older Chinese adults from rural areas are moving to urban areas to live with their children who have already migrated to these areas. However, few studies have examined this pattern of migration ...

    Authors: Jinzhao Xie, Jing Liao, Jing Zhang and Jing Gu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:360

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Cognitive impairment and dementia following cerebrovascular disease are increasingly common in the UK. One potential strategy to prevent post-stroke cognitive decline is multimodal vascular risk factor managem...

    Authors: William J. Davison, Phyo K. Myint, Yoon K. Loke, Garth Ravenhill, David Turner, Chris Fox, Lee Shepstone and John F. Potter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:353

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The association between amyloid deposition and cognitive, behavioral and physical performance in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been poorly investigated, especially in olde...

    Authors: Fulvio Lauretani, Livia Ruffini, Maura Scarlattei and Marcello Maggio

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:337

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Delirium is an extremely common hospital complication. No study to date has assessed whether a priori defined covariates; type of hospital setting and year of study publication, influence the relationship betw...

    Authors: May Zin Aung Thein, Jarett V. Pereira, Anita Nitchingham and Gideon A. Caplan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:325

    Content type: Research article

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  5. South Korea is an aged society that continues to age rapidly. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the association between changes in lifestyle and cognitive functions in the South Korean el...

    Authors: Hyeon Ji Lee, Jieun Jang, Dong-Woo Choi, Wonjeong Chae, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:317

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The high burden of care associated with older stroke patients is a factor that threatens the health of family caregivers. Identifying the needs of family caregivers in this group of patients can help provide e...

    Authors: Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Shiva Bahloli, Roohangiz JamshidiOrak and Fatemeh Ghaffari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:313

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Many people with dementia live in care homes, where staff can struggle to meet their complex needs. Successful practice improvement interventions in these settings require strong managerial support, but little...

    Authors: R. Kelley, A. W. Griffiths, E. Shoesmith, J. McDermid, E. Couch, O. Robinson, D. Perfect and C. A. Surr

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:303

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Statins have been recommended by several guidelines as the primary prevention medication for cardiovascular diseases. However, the benefits of statin therapy for cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), particula...

    Authors: Yuqi Guo, Yunpeng Li, Xukui Liu, Yi Cui, Yingxin Zhao, Shangwen Sun, Qing Jia, Qiang Chai, Gary Gong, Hua Zhang and Zhendong Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:292

    Content type: Research article

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  9. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between the history of late-life falling and the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and investigate whether depressive symptoms interact with falling to incre...

    Authors: Yu Jin Jung, Ryul Kim, Dallah Yoo, Kyungdo Han and Jee-Young Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:284

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) experience alterations of functional parameters, such as an impaired balance or gait. The current systematic review set out to investigate whether functional objec...

    Authors: Iván José Fuentes-Abolafio, Brendon Stubbs, Luis Miguel Pérez-Belmonte, María Rosa Bernal-López, Ricardo Gómez-Huelgas and Antonio Cuesta-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:282

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Discrimination between early-stage dementia and other cognitive impairment diagnoses is central to enable appropriate interventions. Previous studies indicate that dual-task testing may be useful in such diffe...

    Authors: Hanna B. Åhman, Ylva Cedervall, Lena Kilander, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Lars Berglund, Kevin J. McKee, Erik Rosendahl, Martin Ingelsson and Anna Cristina Åberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:258

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Dementia is an increasing public health threat worldwide. The pathogenesis of dementia has not been fully elucidated yet. Inflammatory processes are hypothesized to play an important role as a driver for cogni...

    Authors: Vanessa Stadlbauer, Lara Engertsberger, Irina Komarova, Nicole Feldbacher, Bettina Leber, Gerald Pichler, Nicole Fink, Monika Scarpatetti, Walter Schippinger, Reinhold Schmidt and Angela Horvath

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Use of companion robots may reduce older people’s depression, loneliness and agitation. This benefit has to be contrasted against possible ethical concerns raised by philosophers in the field around issues suc...

    Authors: Hannah L. Bradwell, Rhona Winnington, Serge Thill and Ray B. Jones

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:244

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Physical and social environments may influence cognition health in older adults. However, evidence regarding physical and social environments linked to dementia is lacking, especially in Asia. This study aims ...

    Authors: Chih-Ching Liu, Yu Sun, Shiann-Far Kung, Hsien-Wen Kuo, Nuan-Ching Huang, Chung-Yi Li and Susan C. Hu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:226

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Hematologic malignancies can spread to the central nervous system (CNS), either as focal lesions or as leptomeningeal disease. Marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) is a low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma and generally pre...

    Authors: Lisa Dreessen, Nicolas Maréchal, Michel Verheyden, Ann De Becker, Kristin Jochmans, Tim Vanderhasselt, Bert Bravenboer and Ingo Beyer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:213

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Ocular imaging receives much attention as a source of potential biomarkers for dementia. In the present study, we analyze these ocular biomarkers in cognitively impaired and healthy participants in a populatio...

    Authors: Jacoba A. van de Kreeke, Nienke Legdeur, Maryam Badissi, H. Ton Nguyen, Elles Konijnenberg, Jori Tomassen, Mara ten Kate, Anouk den Braber, Andrea B. Maier, H. Stevie Tan, Frank D. Verbraak and Pieter Jelle Visser

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study explored the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on the decline of cognitive ability among the elderly. To compensate for the limitations of self-reported physical activity, objecti...

    Authors: Zhi-jian Wu, Zhu-ying Wang, Bing-qian Hu, Xu-hui Zhang, Fan Zhang, Hou-lei Wang and Fang-hui Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The relationship between frailty and dementia is unclear and there are very few population-based studies regarding this issue in China. The purpose of this study is to estimate the association between frailty ...

    Authors: Minghui Li, Yueqin Huang, Zhaorui Liu, Rui Shen, Hongguang Chen, Chao Ma, Tingting Zhang, Shuran Li and Martin Prince

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:138

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Physical activity may decrease the risk of dementia; however, previous cohort studies seldom investigated the different types of physical activity and household activities. Our objective was to analyze the lin...

    Authors: Caroline Dupré, Bienvenu Bongue, Catherine Helmer, Jean François Dartigues, David Hupin, Frédéric Roche, Claudine Berr and Isabelle Carrière

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:132

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for people with dementia is complex and challenging. However, successful implementation might be a key element to ensure evidence-based practice and high qual...

    Authors: Melanie Karrer, Julian Hirt, Adelheid Zeller and Susi Saxer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:127

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is a newly proposed predementia syndrome incorporating subjective cognitive complaints and slow gait. Previous studies have reported that subjective cognitive complaints a...

    Authors: Shanshan Shen, Xingkun Zeng, Liyu Xu, Lingyan Chen, Zixia Liu, Jiaojiao Chu, Yinghong Yang, Xiushao Wu and Xujiao Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:110

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Antimuscarinics are often used for treatment of overactive bladder (OAB), but exposure to medications such as antimuscarinics that have anticholinergic properties has been linked to adverse cognitive effects. ...

    Authors: Tomas L. Griebling, Noll L. Campbell, Jeffrey Mangel, David Staskin, Sender Herschorn, Dina Elsouda and Carol R. Schermer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:109

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Research in the area of public stigma and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is limited to examining stigmatic beliefs towards persons aged 65 and over (i.e., persons with late-onset dementia). The aim of the present st...

    Authors: Perla Werner, Lilach Raviv-Turgeman and Patrick W. Corrigan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:104

    Content type: Research article

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  24. There remains a lack of large-scale clinical studies of cognitive impairment that aim to increase diagnostic and prognostic accuracy as well as validate previous research findings. The MemClin project will ama...

    Authors: Urban Ekman, Daniel Ferreira, J-Sebastian Muehlboeck, John Wallert, Anna Rennie, Maria Eriksdotter, Lars-Olof Wahlund and Eric Westman

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:93

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The ability to walk and perform cognitive tasks simultaneously is a key aspect of daily life. Performance declines in these dual-tasks may be associated with early signs of neurodegenerative disease and increa...

    Authors: David A. Raichlen, Pradyumna K. Bharadwaj, Lauren A. Nguyen, Mary Kathryn Franchetti, Erika K. Zigman, Abigail R. Solorio and Gene E. Alexander

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

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  26. People with dementia often require full-time caregivers especially in the later stages of their condition. People with dementia and caregivers’ access to reliable information on dementia is essential as it may...

    Authors: Aijia Soong, Shu Ting Au, Bhone Myint Kyaw, Yin Leng Theng and Lorainne Tudor Car

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:61

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  27. All individuals with severe dementia should be offered careful hand feeding. However, under certain circumstances, people with severe dementia have a feeding tube placed. In Taiwan, tube feeding rate in dement...

    Authors: Hsiao-Hui Chou, Meng-Ting Tsou and Lee-Ching Hwang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  28. There is a paucity of data on the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimer’s...

    Authors: Vincent Mubangizi, Samuel Maling, Celestino Obua and Alexander C. Tsai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  29. With the fast-paced aging and increasing digitalization of society, there has been a growing interest in the effect of mobile device use on cognitive function and depression in older adults. However, research ...

    Authors: Lu Lin, Xiu-Chen Jing, Shu-Jiao Lv, Jing-Hong Liang, Li Tian, Hui-Ling Li, Martine Puts and Yong Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  30. To identify the incidence of, risk factors for, and outcomes associated with postoperative delirium (POD) in older adult patients who underwent noncardiac surgery.

    Authors: Arissara Iamaroon, Titima Wongviriyawong, Patumporn Sura-arunsumrit, Nattikan Wiwatnodom, Nichakarn Rewuri and Onuma Chaiwat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:40

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  31. Cognition has been related with gait speed in older adults; however, studies involving the oldest age group, where many have mobility disability and cognitive impairment, are few. The aim was to investigate th...

    Authors: Jerry Öhlin, Anders Ahlgren, Robert Folkesson, Yngve Gustafson, Håkan Littbrand, Birgitta Olofsson and Annika Toots

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:34

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  32. Cognitive impairment is a major contributor to mortality among the elderly. However, the relationship between cognitive impairment evaluated by educational levels and mortality and the trend between cognitive ...

    Authors: Jun Duan, Yue-Bin Lv, Xiang Gao, Jin-Hui Zhou, Virginia Byers Kraus, Yi Zeng, Hong Su and Xiao-Ming Shi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Stroke is a highly prevalent disease among older people and can have a major impact on daily functioning and quality of life. When community-dwelling older people are hospitalized due to stroke, discharge to a...

    Authors: Tom P. M. M. Vluggen, Jolanda C. M. van Haastregt, Frans E. S. Tan, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Jos M. G. A. Schols and Jeanine A. Verbunt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:25

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  34. Cognitive impairment is a major health concern among older and oldest people. Moreover, stroke is a relevant contributor for cognitive decline and development of dementia. The study of cognitive decline focuse...

    Authors: Werayuth Srithumsuk, Mai Kabayama, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Yuya Akagi, Nonglak Klinpudtan, Eri Kiyoshige, Kayo Godai, Ken Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Yoichi Takami, Yasushi Takeya, Koichi Yamamoto, Kazunori Ikebe, Madoka Ogawa, Hiroki Inagaki…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:24

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  35. Studies have shown an association between lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and an increased risk of dementia. Whether anticholinergic use contributes to the development of dementia in patients with LUTS rem...

    Authors: Yi-Chi Wang, Yung-Liang Chen, Chun-Che Huang, Chung-Han Ho, Yu-Tung Huang, Ming-Ping Wu, Ming-Jung Ou, Chiu-Hsien Yang and Ping-Jen Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:380

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Stroke patients have increased risks of falls. We examined national registry data to evaluate the association between post-stroke functional level and the risk of low falls among post-stroke patients.

    Authors: Wycliffe E. Wei, Deirdre A. De Silva, Hui Meng Chang, Jiali Yao, David B. Matchar, Sherry H. Y. Young, Siew Ju See, Gek Hsiang Lim, Ting Hway Wong and Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:373

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  37. We investigated the association between trajectories of verbal episodic memory and burden of cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged and older community-dwellers.

    Authors: Beatriz Olaya, Maria Victoria Moneta, Martin Bobak, Josep Maria Haro and Panayotes Demakakos

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:337

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  38. C677T point mutation in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene have been found to be associated with ischemic stroke in general population, while the results seem inconsistent. We aim to assess the a...

    Authors: Guilin Chang, Zheng Kuai, Jia Wang, Jiayu Wu, Kan Xu, Ying Yuan and Yu Hu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:331

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Our objective was to characterize the relationship of anemia and hemoglobin concentrations with cross-sectional cognitive functions and changes in cognitive functions over 2 years in a large sample of Chinese ...

    Authors: Tingting Qin, Mingming Yan, Zhen Fu, Yating Song, Wanrong Lu, A’dan Fu and Ping Yin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:305

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  40. People with dementia describe experiences of loss that threaten their autonomy and ability to contribute to society. They often have difficulties with orientation, loss of roll function, and fear about the fut...

    Authors: Guro Hanevold Bjørkløf, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Tanja Louise Ibsen, Elisabeth Wiken Telenius, Ellen Karine Grov and Siren Eriksen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:295

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The prevention of pneumonia is critical for patients with acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). The six subscales in the Braden Scale seem to be related to the occurrence of pneumonia. We aimed to evaluate the feasibi...

    Authors: Yunlong Ding, Yazhou Yan, Jiali Niu, Yanrong Zhang, Zhiqun Gu, Ping Tang and Yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:259

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  42. Impaired cognition is a major risk factor for perioperative delirium. It is essential to provide good pain control in patients with hip fractures and especially important in patients with severely impaired cog...

    Authors: Pär Wennberg, Margareta Möller, Johan Herlitz and Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:252

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  43. Internationally, there is a drive to involve patients and the public in health research, due to recognition that patient and public involvement (PPI) may increase the impact and relevance of health research. T...

    Authors: Jahanara Miah, Piers Dawes, Steven Edwards, Iracema Leroi, Bella Starling and Suzanne Parsons

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:220

    Content type: Research article

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  44. In the absence of treatment options, the WHO emphasizes the identification of effective prevention strategies as a key element to counteract the dementia epidemic. Regarding the complex nature of dementia, tri...

    Authors: Andrea Zülke, Tobias Luck, Alexander Pabst, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Jochen René Thyrian, Jochen Gensichen, Hanna Kaduszkiewicz, Hans-Helmut König, Walter E. Haefeli, David Czock, Birgitt Wiese, Thomas Frese, Susanne Röhr and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:203

    Content type: Study protocol

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  45. The identification of factors associated with functional impairment, in particular those which are potentially modifiable, may help to delay the advanced stages of functional dependence in patients with neuroc...

    Authors: Virginie Dauphinot, Claire Moutet, Isabelle Rouch, Mathieu Verdurand, Christelle Mouchoux, Floriane Delphin-Combe, Sylvain Gaujard and Pierre Krolak-Salmon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:191

    Content type: Study protocol

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  46. Dementia is a syndrome, with a wide range of symptoms. It is important to have a timely diagnosis during the disease course to reduce the risk of medication errors, enable future care planning for the patient ...

    Authors: Connie Lethin, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Anna Renom Guiteras, Hilde Verbeek, Kai Saks, Minna Stolt, Adelaida Zabalegui, Maria Soto-Martin and Christer Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2019 19:172

    Content type: Research article

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