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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

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

    This project Smart Assisted Living involving Informal careGivers++ (SALIG) intends to develop an ICT-based device for persons with cognitive impairment combined with remote support possibilities for significan...

    Authors: Inga-Lill Boman, Ann-Christine Persson and Aniko Bartfai

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:61

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Muscle wasting and obesity may complicate the post-stroke trajectory. We investigated the relationships between nutritional status, body composition, and mobility one to 3 years after stroke.

    Authors: Birgit Vahlberg, Lena Zetterberg, Birgitta Lindmark, Karin Hellström and Tommy Cederholm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:48

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We analyzed the associations between diabetes and cognitive impairment (CI) and dependence in a population of patients 65 years or older.

    Authors: Emiliano Rodríguez-Sánchez, Sara Mora-Simón, María C. Patino-Alonso, Diana Pérez-Arechaederra, José I. Recio-Rodríguez, Manuel A. Gómez-Marcos, Luis F. Valero-Juan and Luis García-Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:33

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The neural mechanisms underlying the restorative effects of cognitive training on aging brains remain unclear. To address this issue, we examined the relationship between changes in spontaneous brain activity ...

    Authors: Ting Li, Ye Yao, Yan Cheng, Bing Xu, Xinyi Cao, David Waxman, Wei Feng, Yuan Shen, Qingwei Li, Jijun Wang, Wenyuan Wu, Chunbo Li and Jianfeng Feng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:12

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The interactive effect between diabetes and impaired kidney function on cognitive impairment in older adults has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of diabetes and ...

    Authors: Zhaoxue Yin, Zhongrui Yan, Yajun Liang, Hui Jiang, Chuanzhu Cai, Aiqin Song, Lei Feng and Chengxuan Qiu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:7

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Frailty and cognitive impairment are seemingly distinct syndromes, but have a shared vulnerability to stress in older adults, resulting in poorer outcomes. Although there has been recent interest in cognitive ...

    Authors: Mei Sian Chong, Laura Tay, Mark Chan, Wee Shiong Lim, Ruijing Ye, Eng King Tan and Yew Yoong Ding

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2015 15:175

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Current research has established obesity as one of the main modifiable risk factors for cognitive impairment. However, evidence on the relationships of total and regional body composition measures as well as s...

    Authors: Efstathios Papachristou, Sheena E. Ramsay, Lucy T. Lennon, Olia Papacosta, Steve Iliffe, Peter H. Whincup and S. Goya Wannamethee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2015 15:172

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  16. Content type: Research article

    We have previously described the development of the Identification and Intervention for Dementia in Elderly Africans (IDEA) cognitive screen for use in populations with low levels of formal education. The IDEA...

    Authors: Stella-Maria Paddick, William K Gray, Luqman Ogunjimi, Bingileki lwezuala, Olaide Olakehinde, Aloyce Kisoli, John Kissima, Godfrey Mbowe, Sarah Mkenda, Catherine L Dotchin, Richard W Walker, Declare Mushi, Cecilia Collingwood and Adesola Ogunniyi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2015 15:53

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Delirium affects 15% of hospitalised patients and is linked with poor outcomes, yet few pharmacological treatment options exist. One hypothesis is that delirium may in part result from exaggerated and/or prolo...

    Authors: Bjørn Erik Neerland, Karen Roksund Hov, Vegard Bruun Wyller, Eirik Qvigstad, Eva Skovlund, Alasdair MJ MacLullich and Torgeir Bruun Wyller

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2015 15:7

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Mobility problems and cognitive deficits related to transferring or moving persons suffering from dementia are associated with dependency. Physical assistance provided by staff is an important component of res...

    Authors: Charlotta Thunborg, Petra von Heideken Wågert, Eva Götell, Ann-Britt Ivarsson and Anne Söderlund

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2015 15:6

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In many countries, primary care physicians determine whether or not older drivers are fit to drive. Little, however, is known regarding the effects of cognitive decline on driving performance and the means to ...

    Authors: Paul Vaucher, Daniela Herzig, Isabel Cardoso, Michael H Herzog, Patrice Mangin and Bernard Favrat

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2014 14:123

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