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    Food assistance is associated with decreased nursing home admissions for Maryland’s dually eligible older adults

    Although it has long been known that a broad range of factors beyond medical diagnoses affect health and health services use, it has been unclear whether additional income can decrease health service use. We e...

    Sarah L. Szanton, Laura J. Samuel, Rachel Cahill, Ginger Zielinskie, Jennifer L. Wolff, Roland J. Thorpe Jr and Charles Betley

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:162

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  2. Research Article

    Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of pyogenic liver abscess in people 65 years or older versus people under 65: a retrospective study

    To analyse the clinical, epidemiological, microbiological and prognostic differences of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in older (≥ 65 years of age) versus younger patients (< 65 years).

    Jorge Peris, Pablo Bellot, Pablo Roig, Sergio Reus, Sara Carrascosa, Gregorio González-Alcaide, José M. Palazón and José M. Ramos

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:161

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  3. Research Article

    Health promotion interventions for community-dwelling older people with mild or pre-frailty: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Mild or pre-frailty is common and associated with increased risks of hospitalisation, functional decline, moves to long-term care, and death. Little is known about the effectiveness of health promotion in redu...

    Rachael Frost, Celia Belk, Ana Jovicic, Federico Ricciardi, Kalpa Kharicha, Benjamin Gardner, Steve Iliffe, Claire Goodman, Jill Manthorpe, Vari M Drennan and Kate Walters

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:157

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  4. Research Article

    Impact of a lay-led home-based intervention programme on quality of life in community-dwelling pre-frail and frail older adults: a randomized controlled trial

    Due to the demographic ageing process and the increasing number of pre-frail and frail individuals, new lifestyle interventions to enhance the quality of life (QoL) in community-dwelling older adults are neces...

    A. Kapan, E. Winzer, S. Haider, S. Titze, K. Schindler, C. Lackinger and T. E. Dorner

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:154

    Published on: 19 July 2017

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    Health needs, access to healthcare, and perceptions of ageing in an urbanizing community in India: a qualitative study

    India’s elderly population is rising at an unprecedented rate, with a majority living in rural areas. Health challenges associated with ageing, changing social networks and limited public health infrastructure...

    Nandita Bhan, Pavitra Madhira, Arundati Muralidharan, Bharati Kulkarni, GVS Murthy, Sanjay Basu and Sanjay Kinra

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:156

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  6. Research Article

    A prospective study assessing agreement and reliability of a geriatric evaluation

    The present study takes place within a geriatric program, aiming at improving the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes in primary care. Within this program it was of prime importance to be able to r...

    Isabella Locatelli, Stéfanie Monod, Jacques Cornuz, Christophe J. Büla and Nicolas Senn

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:153

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  7. Research Article

    Physical activity, body functions and disability among middle-aged and older Spanish adults

    Physical activity (PA) is a health determinant among middle-aged and older adults. In contrast, poor health is expected to have a negative impact on PA. This study sought to assess to what extent specific Inte...

    Alexandre Caron, Alba Ayala, Javier Damián, Carmen Rodriguez-Blazquez, Javier Almazán, Juan Manuel Castellote, Madgalena Comin, Maria João Forjaz and Jesús de Pedro

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:150

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  8. Research Article

    Concurrent use of alcohol interactive medications and alcohol in older adults: a systematic review of prevalence and associated adverse outcomes

    Older adults are susceptible to adverse effects from the concurrent use of medications and alcohol. The aim of this study was to systematically review the prevalence of concurrent use of alcohol and alcohol-in...

    Alice E. Holton, Paul Gallagher, Tom Fahey and Gráinne Cousins

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:148

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  9. Research Article

    Eccentric versus traditional resistance exercise for older adult fallers in the community: a randomized trial within a multi-component fall reduction program

    Addressing muscle deficits within a multi-component exercise fall reduction program is a priority, especially for the highest risk older adults, i.e., those who have fallen previously. Eccentric resistance exe...

    Paul LaStayo, Robin Marcus, Leland Dibble, Bob Wong and Ginette Pepper

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:149

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  10. Research Article

    Analysis of home-based rehabilitation in patients with motor impairment in primary care: a prospective observational study

    The purpose of health and social policies is to encourage older people more longevity, remain free of disability and experience quality of life while living in their homes.

    Francisco Antonio Vega-Ramírez, Remedios López-Liria, Genoveva Granados-Gámez, Jose Manuel Aguilar-Parra and David Padilla-Góngora

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:145

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  11. Research Article

    Dissemination and implementation research in dementia care: a systematic scoping review and evidence map

    The need to better understand implementing evidence-informed dementia care has been recognised in multiple priority-setting partnerships. The aim of this scoping review was to give an overview of the state of ...

    Ilianna Lourida, Rebecca A Abbott, Morwenna Rogers, Iain A Lang, Ken Stein, Bridie Kent and Jo Thompson Coon

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:147

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  12. Research Article

    A comprehensive intervention following the clinical pathway of eating and swallowing disorder in the elderly with dementia: historically controlled study

    Eating problems in patients with advanced dementia are strongly associated with their deteriorating survival. Food and drink intake in people with dementia may be supported by specific interventions, but the e...

    Masahisa Arahata, Makoto Oura, Yuka Tomiyama, Naoe Morikawa, Hatsue Fujii, Shinji Minani and Yukihiro Shimizu

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:146

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  13. Research Article

    Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study)

    Common foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. There is evidence that podiatry can prevent falls in community-dwelling populations. The feasibility of implementing a podiatry inte...

    Gavin Wylie, Hylton B. Menz, Sarah McFarlane, Simon Ogston, Frank Sullivan, Brian Williams, Zoe Young and Jacqui Morris

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:143

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  14. Research Article

    Physical activity level in people with age related white matter changes correlates to better motor performance, lower comorbidity and higher cognitive level

    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 ...

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

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:142

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  15. Research Article

    Association of benzodiazepine and Z-drug use with the risk of hospitalisation for fall-related injuries among older people: a nationwide nested case–control study in Taiwan

    Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z-drugs) are advocated to be safer than benzodiazepines (BZDs). This study comprehensively investigated the association of BZD and Z-drug usage with the risk of hospitalisation fo...

    Nan-Wen Yu, Pei-Jung Chen, Hui-Ju Tsai, Chih-Wan Huang, Yu-Wen Chiu, Wen-Ing Tsay, Jui Hsu and Chia-Ming Chang

    BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:140

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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