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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

    Numerous studies indicate that the use of feeding tubes (FT) in persons with advanced cognitive impairment (CI) does not improve clinical outcomes or survival, and results in higher rates of hospitalization an...

    Authors: Caroline E Stephens, Nathan Sackett, Prasanthi Govindarajan and Sei J Lee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2014 14:35

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) frequently occur in patients with dementia. To date, prospective studies on the course of NPS have been conducted in patients with dementia in clinical centers or psychiatric se...

    Authors: Petra Borsje, Roland B Wetzels, Peter LBJ Lucassen, Anne-Margriet Pot and Raymond TCM Koopmans

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2014 14:32

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study compared individuals whose clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) matched or did not match neuropathologic results at autopsy on clinical and functional outcomes (cognitive impairment, funct...

    Authors: Joseph E Gaugler, Haya Ascher-Svanum, David L Roth, Tolulope Fafowora, Andrew Siderowf and Thomas G Beach

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:137

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with verbal memory decline, although deterioration may be mitigated in individuals undertaking exercise interventions. Ceramide sphingolipids, suggested to play a ro...

    Authors: Mahwesh Saleem, Veera V Ratnam Bandaru, Nathan Herrmann, Walter Swardfager, Michelle M Mielke, Paul I Oh, Prathiba Shammi, Alexander Kiss, Norman J Haughey, Randal Rovinski and Krista L Lanctôt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:135

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This scoping study aimed to identify how physical activity may benefit people with dementia; how and/or if current service provide these benefits; and what support they need to do so.

    Authors: Alison Bowes, Alison Dawson, Ruth Jepson and Louise McCabe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:129

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  6. Content type: Correspondence

    The aim of this project was to develop a toolkit to assist persons with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers, in planning for retirement from driving. The information gathered was used to develop a tool that ca...

    Authors: Anna Byszewski, Faranek Aminzadeh, Kelly Robinson, Frank Molnar, William Dalziel, Malcolm Man Son Hing, Lynn Hunt and Shawn Marshall

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:117

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Developed countries are experiencing an unprecedented increase in life expectancy that is accompanied by a tremendous rise in the number of people with dementia. The purpose of this paper is to report on the s...

    Authors: Antonio Guaita, Mauro Colombo, Roberta Vaccaro, Silvia Fossi, Silvia Francesca Vitali, Gianluigi Forloni, Letizia Polito, Annalisa Davin, Virginia Valeria Ferretti and Simona Villani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:98

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Poor self-rated health has been associated with poorer objective health outcomes across a range of conditions including stroke. Identification of factors associated with poor self-rated health in stroke surviv...

    Authors: Nahal Mavaddat, Rianne Van der Linde, George M Savva, Carol Brayne and Jonathan Mant

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:85

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive impairment is prevalent in older adults with heart failure (HF) and associated with reduced functional independence. HF patients appear at risk for reduced driving ability, as past work in other medi...

    Authors: Michael L Alosco, Mary Beth Spitznagel, Mary Jo Cleveland and John Gunstad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:58

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Only half of those living with Alzheimer’s disease in France are currently diagnosed, and only one patient in three is supported during the early stages of dementia. This study aims to evaluate three cognitive...

    Authors: Christiane Vannier-Nitenberg, Virginie Dauphinot, Bienvenu Bongue, Catherine Sass, Isabelle Rouch, Olivier Beauchet, Pierre Krolak-Salmon and Bruno Fantino

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:55

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors can result in symptomatic benefits, but patients often show variable responses. The objective of this post hoc analysis was to investigate ...

    Authors: Marwan Sabbagh, Jeffrey Cummings, Daniel Christensen, Rachelle Doody, Martin Farlow, Liang Liu, Joan Mackell and Randi Fain

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:56

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about met and unmet needs of individuals in residential care, many of whom suffer from dementia. Unmet needs are associated with a decreased quality of life, worse mental health, dissatisfactio...

    Authors: Eva S van der Ploeg, Dieuwertje Bax, Marijke Boorsma, Giel Nijpels and Hein PJ van Hout

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:51

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study are to examine possible associations between left cardiac ventricular measures in sixth decade and cognitive performance, both cross sectionally and longitudinally, and to examine if lef...

    Authors: Linda Furuäng, Per Wollmer, Arkadiusz Siennicki-Lantz and Sölve Elmståhl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:45

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Stroke-related complications are barriers to patients’ recovery leading to increasing morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, decreasing patient’s quality of life. The purpose of this study was to quantif...

    Authors: Vilai Kuptniratsaikul, Apichana Kovindha, Sumalee Suethanapornkul, Nuttaset Manimmanakorn and Yingsumal Archongka

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:33

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Studies on the epidemiology of fecal impaction are limited by the absence of a valid and reliable instrument to identify the condition in the elderly. Our aim is to validate a questionnaire for identifying fec...

    Authors: Marta Barcelo, Maria Jose Jimenez-Cebrian, Manuel Diaz-Rubio, Alberto Lopez Rocha and Enrique Rey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:24

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Two important consequences of the normal ageing process are sarcopenia (the age-related loss of muscle mass and function) and age-related cognitive decline. Existing data support positive relationships between...

    Authors: Alixe HM Kilgour, Karen J Ferguson, Calum D Gray, Ian J Deary, Joanna M Wardlaw, Alasdair MJ MacLullich and John M Starr

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2013 13:20

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