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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Most patients with dementia or cognitive impairment receive care from family members, often untrained for this challenging role. Caregivers may not access publicly available caregiving information, and caregiv...

    Authors: Kendra Peterson, Howard Hahn, Amber J. Lee, Catherine A. Madison and Alireza Atri

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:164

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Older people are commonly prescribed multiple medications, including medications with anticholinergic effects. Polypharmacy and anticholinergic medications may be risk factors for the development of delirium.

    Authors: Hannah C. Moorey, Sebastian Zaidman and Thomas A. Jackson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:162

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Age increases the risk of mortality and poor prognosis following stroke. The benefit of intravenous thrombolysis in very old patients remains uncertain. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy an...

    Authors: S. Sagnier, P. Galli, M. Poli, S. Debruxelles, P. Renou, S. Olindo, F. Rouanet and I. Sibon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:156

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    To examine whether delirium in hip fracture patients was associated with changes in the levels of amino acids and/or monoamine metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum.

    Authors: Leiv Otto Watne, Ane-Victoria Idland, Durk Fekkes, Johan Raeder, Frede Frihagen, Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Farrukh Abbas Chaudhry, Knut Engedal, Torgeir Bruun Wyller and Bjørnar Hassel

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:149

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There are knowledge gaps about the life situation for people ageing with Parkinson’s disease (PD), with virtually no understanding of home and health dynamics. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to ex...

    Authors: Maria H. Nilsson, Susann Ullén, Henrik Ekström and Susanne Iwarsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:146

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Assisting a person with dementia can lead to significant carer burden and possible negative outcomes for the person. Using the Delphi method, this study developed expert consensus guidelines for how family and...

    Authors: K. S. Bond, A. F. Jorm, B. A. Kitchener, C. M. Kelly and K. J. Chalmers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:129

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There are various definitions and diagnostic criteria for dementia, leading to discrepancies in case ascertainment in both clinical practice and research. We reviewed the different definitions, approaches and ...

    Authors: Rebecca Palm, Saskia Jünger, Sven Reuther, Christian G. G. Schwab, Martin N. Dichter, Bernhard Holle and Margareta Halek

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:78

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Existing everyday technology as well as potential future technology may offer both challenges and possibilities in the everyday occupations of persons with cognitive decline. To meet their wishes and needs, th...

    Authors: Annicka Hedman, Eva Lindqvist and Louise Nygård

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:73

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