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BMC Geriatrics

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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    To date there is no cure or an effective disease-modifying drug to treat dementia. Available acetylcholine-esterase inhibiting drugs or memantine only produce small benefits on cognitive and behavioural functi...

    Authors: E. G. A. Karssemeijer, W. J. R. Bossers, J. A. Aaronson, R. P. C. Kessels and M. G. M. Olde Rikkert

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:73

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    The prevalence of psychotropic drug (PTD) use in NH residents is high, but few have explored prevalence and persistency in PTD in NH residents and factors associated with persistency. This at the same time as ...

    Authors: Anne-Sofie Helvik, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Bei Wu, Knut Engedal and Geir Selbæk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:52

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Sunlight exposure and high vitamin D status have been hypothesised to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The objective of our research was to determine whether lack of sunlight and hypovitaminosis D over ...

    Authors: Isolde Sommer, Ursula Griebler, Christina Kien, Stefanie Auer, Irma Klerings, Renate Hammer, Peter Holzer and Gerald Gartlehner

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:16

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Frequent hospitalization and permanent nursing home placement not only affect the well-being of persons with dementia, but also place great financial strain on society. Therefore, it is important to create eff...

    Authors: Sophie Vandepitte, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Koen Putman, Sofie Verhaeghe and Lieven Annemans

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:207

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the commonest cause of dementia, represents a significant cost to UK society. This analysis describes resource utilisation, costs and clinical outcomes in non-institutionalised patien...

    Authors: Alan Lenox-Smith, Catherine Reed, Jeremie Lebrec, Mark Belger and Roy W. Jones

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:195

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Bilingualism may protect against cognitive aging and delay the onset of dementia. However, studies comparing monolinguals and bilinguals on such metrics have produced inconsistent results complicated by confou...

    Authors: Claudia Padilla, Mario F. Mendez, Elvira E. Jimenez and Edmond Teng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:189

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    The discrepancy between the number of admissions and the allocation of hospital beds means that many patients admitted to hospital can be placed in units or wards other than that which specialise in the patien...

    Authors: Lua Perimal-Lewis, Clare Bradley, Paul H. Hakendorf, Craig Whitehead, Louise Heuzenroeder and Maria Crotty

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:190

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Subjective cognitive decline (SCD), i.e., the self-perceived feeling of worsening cognitive function, may be the first notable syndrome of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. However, not all ...

    Authors: Susanne Roehr, Arno Villringer, Matthias C. Angermeyer, Tobias Luck and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:180

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have investigated factors associated with depression among elderly people with and without stroke concurrently, using identical settings, procedures and study variables. The aim was to investigate ...

    Authors: Carl Hörnsten, Hugo Lövheim, Peter Nordström and Yngve Gustafson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:174

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