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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. Content type: Research Article

    Reduced level of arousal is commonly observed in medical admissions and may predict in-hospital mortality. Delirium and reduced level of arousal are closely related. We systematically reviewed and conducted a ...

    Authors: Amy Todd, Samantha Blackley, Jennifer K. Burton, David J. Stott, E. Wesley Ely, Zoë Tieges, Alasdair M. J. MacLullich and Susan D. Shenkin

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:283

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Anxiety and depression are common in Parkinson disease and both are important determinants of quality of life in patients. Several risk factors are identified but few research have investigated general and Par...

    Authors: Shi-Shuang Cui, Juan-Juan Du, Rao Fu, Yi-Qi Lin, Pei Huang, Ya-Chao He, Chao Gao, Hua-Long Wang and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:270

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Dementia imposes a high burden of disease worldwide. Recent epidemiological studies in European community samples are scarce. In Portugal, community prevalence data is very limited. The 10/66 Dementia Research...

    Authors: Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Ana Cardoso, Ana Verdelho, Joaquim Alves da Silva, Manuel Caldas de Almeida, Alexandra Fernandes, Cátia Raminhos, Cleusa P. Ferri, A. Matthew Prina, Martin Prince and Miguel Xavier

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:261

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Previous studies reported mixed results regarding the association between cognition and body weight in late life. We evaluated the relationships between cognitive function and body composition among community-...

    Authors: Hye-Mi Noh, Sohee Oh, Hong Ji Song, Eun Young Lee, Jin-Young Jeong, Ohk-Hyun Ryu, Kyung-Soon Hong and Dong-Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:259

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    The Doloplus-2 is a pain assessment scale for assessing pain in older adults with cognitive impairment. It is used in clinical practice and research. However, evidence for its measurement properties, feasibili...

    Authors: Hanne Marie Rostad, Inger Utne, Ellen Karine Grov, Martine Puts and Liv Halvorsrud

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:257

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is associated with increased risk of dementia. We aimed to determine the feasibility of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) examining the efficacy of exercise on cognition and brain struc...

    Authors: M. L. Callisaya, R. M. Daly, J. E. Sharman, D. Bruce, T. M. E. Davis, T. Greenaway, M. Nolan, R. Beare, M. G. Schultz, T. Phan, L. C. Blizzard and V. K. Srikanth

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:237

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Decreased circulating tryptophan (Trp) levels are frequently observed in elderly patients with neurodegenerative disease including Alzheimer’s disease. Trp may serve as a potential biomarker for monitoring dis...

    Authors: Yusuke Adachi, Yoshiki Shimodaira, Hidehiro Nakamura, Akira Imaizumi, Maiko Mori, Yoko Kageyama, Yasushi Noguchi, Asuka Seki, Yuki Okabe, Yuko Miyake, Kaori Ono and Shu Kumagai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:239

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Few studies have addressed the relationship between dementia and crime. We conducted a study of persons who got a primary or secondary diagnosis of dementia or cognitive disorder in a forensic psychiatric exam...

    Authors: Anette Ekström, Marianne Kristiansson and Karin Sparring Björkstén

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:219

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is often asymptomatic and undiagnosed until an ischaemic stroke occurs. An irregular pulse is a key manifestation of AF. We assessed whether pulse self-palpation is feasible in screeni...

    Authors: Jussi Jaakkola, Raine Virtanen, Tuija Vasankari, Marika Salminen and K.E. Juhani Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:218

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers amyloid β (Aβ), phospho tau (P-tau) and total tau (T-tau) are used increasingly to support a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnostic power of these bi...

    Authors: Anne-Brita Knapskog, Rannveig Sakshaug Eldholm, Anne Braekhus, Knut Engedal and Ingvild Saltvedt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:210

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    The Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain displays atrophy with amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau deposition, whereas decreased Aβ42 and increased tau are measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The aim of this study was to rela...

    Authors: V. Velickaite, V. Giedraitis, K. Ström, I. Alafuzoff, H. Zetterberg, L. Lannfelt, L. Kilander, E-M. Larsson and M. Ingelsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:208

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common and varied in the elderly. The aim of the current study was to explore associations between BPSD and dysphoric symptoms at different levels o...

    Authors: Agnes Lindbo, Maria Gustafsson, Ulf Isaksson, Per-Olof Sandman and Hugo Lövheim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:206

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Elderly patients have a long list of differentials for causes of acute confusion and altered consciousness levels, including infectious agents. In addition, elderly, retired patients often have more time to tr...

    Authors: James Veater, Farhan Mehedi, Chee Kay Cheung, Laura Nabarro, Jane Osborne, Nicholas Wong, Martin Wiselka and Julian W Tang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:193

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    New or increased impairments may develop several decades after an acute poliomyelitis infection. These new symptoms, commonly referred to as late effects of polio (LEoP), are characterised by muscular weakness...

    Authors: Catharina Sjödahl Hammarlund, Jan Lexell and Christina Brogårdh

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:179

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Physical activity plays a pivotal role in the development of disability and may modify the negative effect of vascular risk factors on progression of both cardio and cerebrovascular disorders. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Anna F. Pettersson, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Lena Bronge, Elisabeth Olsson, Kaarina Amberla, Hansjoerg Baezner and Milita Crisby

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:142

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Worldwide, the population is aging and the number of individuals diagnosed with dementia is rising rapidly. Currently, there are no effective pharmaceutical cures. Hence, identifying lifestyle approaches that ...

    Authors: Lisanne F. ten Brinke, Jennifer C. Davis, Cindy K. Barha and Teresa Liu-Ambrose

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:139

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    To determine the association between amyloid-beta (Aβ) plaque deposition and changes in global cognition, executive functions, information processing speed, and falls risk over a 12-month period in older adult...

    Authors: Elizabeth Dao, John R. Best, Ging-Yuek Robin Hsiung, Vesna Sossi, Claudia Jacova, Roger Tam and Teresa Liu-Ambrose

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:133

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:129

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:125

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Delirium is common, affecting at least 20% of older hospital inpatients. It is widely accepted that delirium is associated with dementia but the degree of causation within this relationship is unclear. Previou...

    Authors: Sarah J. Richardson, Daniel H.J. Davis, Blossom Stephan, Louise Robinson, Carol Brayne, Linda Barnes, Stuart Parker and Louise M. Allan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:98

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