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  1. Falls and fall-related injuries are very common among older adults, and the risk of falls increases with the aging process. The lack of awareness of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults can contr...

    Authors: Priya Manirajan, Palanisamy Sivanandy and Pravinkumar Vishwanath Ingle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:309
  2. Pressure injuries are a common and serious issue for bedridden residents in long-term-care facilities. Areas of bony prominences, such as the scapula, sacrum, and heels, are more likely to develop pressure inj...

    Authors: Tung Fang Ni, Jyh-Liang Wang, Chih-Kuang Chen, De Fen Shih and Jeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:307
  3. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly impacted older adults, resulting in many deaths. The impact of lifestyle and mental health on vulnerable groups, such as older adults, can be large and l...

    Authors: Jae Hyu Jung, Ji-Hyuk Park and Kang-Hyun Park
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:306
  4. Dementia is often associated with functional impairments that limit the independence of persons living with dementia (PwD). As such, many PwD often require a higher level of support provided by persons referre...

    Authors: Precious Adade Duodu, Bibha Simkhada, Joshua Okyere, Ransford Akrong, Caroline Barker, Warren Gillibrand and Padam Simkhada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:304
  5. Gait disturbance is common in older adults with vascular diseases. However, how carotid atherosclerosis affects gait remains poorly understood. The objectives were to investigate the associations between carot...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Heyang Lu, Min Fan, Weizhong Tian, Mei Cui, Yanfeng Jiang, Chen Suo, Tiejun Zhang, Kelin Xu, Yingzhe Wang and Xingdong Chen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:303
  6. Vaccination is important to reduce disease-associated morbidity and mortality in an ageing global population. While older adults are more likely than younger adults to accept vaccines, some remain hesitant. We...

    Authors: Maria Christou-Ergos, Kerrie E. Wiley and Julie Leask
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:302
  7. Unpaid carers of older people, and older unpaid carers, experience a range of adverse outcomes. Supporting carers should therefore be a public health priority. Our understanding of what works to support carers...

    Authors: Gemma Spiers, Michelle M.C. Tan, Jayne L Astbury, Alex Hall, Nisar Ahmed, Kate Lanyi, Oleta Williams, Fiona Beyer, Dawn Craig and Barbara Hanratty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:301
  8. This study evaluated whether stored iron determines the adaptive response induced by Nordic walking (NW) training combined with 10 hours’ time-restricted eating (TRE) in older adults.

    Authors: Jakub Antoni Kortas, Joanna Reczkowicz, Ulana Juhas, Ewa Ziemann, Aleksandra Świątczak, Katarzyna Prusik, Szczepan Olszewski, Nakisa Soltani, Ewa Rodziewicz-Flis, Damian Flis, Małgorzata Żychowska, Grażyna Gałęzowska and Jędrzej Antosiewicz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:300
  9. Previous studies have proven the positive relationship between healthy lifestyles and cognitive function in older adults. However, the specific impacts and mechanisms require further investigation. Therefore, ...

    Authors: Guowei Xian, Yulin Chai, Yunna Gong, Wenfeng He, Chunxiao Ma, Xiaolin Zhang, Jing Zhang and Yong Ma
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:299
  10. Anxiety is one of the most common but often overlooked mood-related nonmotor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). To improve the well-being of people with PD, it is important to understand the imp...

    Authors: Konstantin G. Heimrich, Aline Schönenberg, Sarah Mendorf, Juliane Moussaoui and Tino Prell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:298
  11. Delirium is a frequent mental impairment in geriatric patients hospitalized in acute care facilities. It carries a high risk of complications and is often the first symptom of acute illness. It is clearly impo...

    Authors: Rashad Soboh, Sharon Gino-Moor, Nizar Jiris, Shira Ginsberg and Ron Oliven
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:297
  12. Hip fractures are a serious health concern among the elderly, particularly in patients with hypertension, where the incidence of acute heart failure preoperatively is high, significantly affecting surgical out...

    Authors: Qili Yu, Mingming Fu, Zhiqian Wang and Zhiyong Hou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:296
  13. Visits to Emergency Departments (ED) can be traumatic for Nursing Home (NH) residents. In Italy, the rate of ED visits by NH residents was recently calculated as 3.3%. The reduction of inappropriate ED visits ...

    Authors: Beatrice Albanesi, Alessio Conti, Gianfranco Politano, Valerio Dimonte, Maria Michela Gianino and Sara Campagna
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:295
  14. Advance care planninganning (ACP) is a priority within palliative care service provision. Nurses working in the community occupy an opportune role to engage with families and patients in ACP. Carers and family...

    Authors: Katie Wilkin, Mei Lan Fang and Judith Sixsmith
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:294
  15. Dementia is often associated with Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) such as agitation, depression, hallucinations, anxiety, that can cause distress for the resident with dementia in long-term care settings and c...

    Authors: Vanusa M. Baroni Caramel, Jenny T. van der Steen, Annemieke C. Vink, Sarah I. M. Janus, Jos W. R. Twisk, Erik J. A. Scherder and Sytse U. Zuidema
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:290
  16. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful, resulting in poorer emotional and physical health among family caregivers. Although supportive resources for caregivers are available, distance...

    Authors: Caroline A. Leong, Amanda Summers, Veronika Grote, Kathryn Jackson, Glenna Dowling, Kari Snowberg, Paul Cotten, Elaine Cheung, DerShung Yang, Elizabeth L. Addington and Judith T. Moskowitz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:289
  17. This study aimed to explore the associations between household air pollution (HAP), measured by cooking fuel use, sensory impairments (SI), and their transitions in Chinese middle-aged and older adults.

    Authors: Shaojie Li, Guanghui Cui, Mingzheng Hu, Yang Hu, Longbing Ren, Yuling Jiang, Jing Sun, Zhe Luan, Kejia Hu, Yunquan Zhang, Gang Sun and Yao Yao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:288
  18. Fragility fractures in older adults are often caused by fall events. The estimation of an expected fall rate might improve the identification of individuals at risk of fragility fractures and improve fracture ...

    Authors: Christina Wapp, Anne-Gabrielle Mittaz Hager, Toni Rikkonen, Roger Hilfiker, Emmanuel Biver, Serge Ferrari, Heikki Kröger, Marcel Zwahlen and Philippe Zysset
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:287
  19. Care homes (long-term care facilities) were profoundly impacted early in the COVID-19 pandemic, both in terms of resident mortality and restrictions for infection control. This study investigated the impact on...

    Authors: Zoë Cockshott, Siân Russell, Rachel Stocker, Jo Knight, Suzanne Mason, Barbara Hanratty and Nancy Preston
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:286
  20. Medication management capacity is a crucial component of medication adherence, particularly among older adults. Various factors, including physical abilities, cognitive functions, sensory capabilities, motivat...

    Authors: Bincy Baby, Annette McKinnon, Kirk Patterson, Hawa Patel, Rishabh Sharma, Caitlin Carter, Ryan Griffin, Catherine Burns, Feng Chang, Sara JT Guilcher, Linda Lee, Sara Abu Fadaleh and Tejal Patel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:285
  21. Dyadic coping resources have been considered a potential explanatory mechanism of spousal interdependence in health, but the mediation of spousal collaboration for the relationship between self-rated health an...

    Authors: Huiying Liu, Xinyi Zhou, Mi Zhang, Bixia Chen, Jiayuan Du and Vivian Weiqun Lou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:284
  22. A valid and reliable tool is crucial for municipal registered nurses (RNs) to make quick decisions in older adults who show rapid signs of health deterioration. The aim of this study was to investigate the psy...

    Authors: Annica Kihlgren, Tomas Lammgård, Margaretha Norell Pejner, Fredrik Svensson, Ann-Sofie Adolfsson and Helen Lindner
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:283
  23. Male breast cancer constitutes a minority of breast cancer diagnoses, yet its incidence has been on the rise in recent decades. However, elderly male breast cancer patients have been inadequately represented i...

    Authors: Yushuai Yu, Kaiyan Huang, Yushan Liu, Ruiliang Chen, Xin Yu and Chuangui Song
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:282
  24. Data taken from tertiary referral hospitals in Indonesia suggested readmission rate in older population ranging between 18.1 and 36.3%. Thus, it is crucial to identify high risk patients who were readmitted. O...

    Authors: Siti Setiati, Laurentius Johan Ardian, Ika Fitriana and Muhammad Khifzhon Azwar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:281
  25. The aim of the study was to obtain a response to the question of whether and how physical activity (PA) among people aged 60–89 years impacts quality of life and other sociodemographic characteristics (sex, ag...

    Authors: Aleksandra Kiełtyka-Słowik, Urszula Michalik-Marcinkowska and Bożena Zawadzka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:280
  26. Pain medication may have an impact on the quality of life (QoL) in persons with dementia, but may also influence care dependency and daily functioning. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of reg...

    Authors: Paulien H van Dam, Wilco P Achterberg, Bettina S Husebo and Monique AA Caljouw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:279
  27. Sarcopenia is an age-related clinical syndrome characterized by the progressive loss of muscle mass and muscle strength. It appears to be closely linked to dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD); howe...

    Authors: Roberta Barone, Giulia Bramato, Valentina Gnoni, Alessia Giugno, Daniele Urso, Chiara Zecca, Salvatore Nigro, Marco Filardi and Giancarlo Logroscino
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:278
  28. Early cognitive deficits commonly seen in older people have not been well defined and managed in primary care. The objectives are (1) to develop and validate a new risk score to estimate the risk of dementia i...

    Authors: Ada Wai Tung Fung, Allen Ting Chun Lee, Suk Ling Ma and Linda Chiu Wa Lam
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:277
  29. Social support is essential for individuals to cope with difficult circumstances. Older adults with disabilities face significant challenges in engaging with everyday activities. The current study examines the...

    Authors: Leila Dehghankar, Saman Valinezhad, Mohammad Amerzadeh, Farnoosh Zarabadi Poor, Zahra Hosseinkhani and Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:276
  30. Older people want to age in place. Despite advancing functional limitations and their desire of aging in place, they are not always faithful to therapy that maintains independence and promotes safety. Occupati...

    Authors: Leen De Coninck, Anja Declercq, Leen Bouckaert, Carola Döpp, Maud J.L. Graff and Bert Aertgeerts
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:275
  31. Although supervised exercise is frequently recommended for older adults, its superiority over unsupervised exercise remains uncertain. Furthermore, whether motivational techniques could help to enhance the eff...

    Authors: Paola Gómez-Redondo, Pedro L. Valenzuela, Óscar Martínez-de-Quel, Coral Sánchez-Martín, Mónica Cerezo-Arroyo, David Moreno-Manzanaro, Luis M. Alegre, Amelia Guadalupe-Grau, Ignacio Ara and Asier Mañas
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:274
  32. The oral health of older people is closely related to their overall health. Timely and effective intervention in oral issues is necessary to maintain their overall health. This study aimed to evaluate the feas...

    Authors: Liyan Gu, Jingwen Zhang, Wenyao Chen, Yanqiu Weng, Lan Chen and Lingjuan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:272
  33. Frailty has become a worldwide health burden that has a large influence on public health and clinical practice. The incidence of frailty is anticipated to increase as the ageing population increases. Myocardia...

    Authors: Yongtao Sun, Na Guo, Min Zhang, Mengjie Liu, Zhongquan Gao, Tao Sun, Xiaojun Gao, Lingling Xu, Haixia Zhang, Chuansong Wei, Peng Liu, Yang Liu, Xiaoning Zhang, Yongle Guo, Lina Chen, Zheng Zhou…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:271
  34. Frailty interventions such as Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) can provide significant benefits for older adults living with frailty. However, incorporating such proactive interventions into primary ca...

    Authors: David Attwood, Jim Vafidis, James Boorer, Scarlett Long, Wendy Ellis, Michelle Earley, Jillian Denovan, Gerard ’t Hart, Maria Williams, Nicholas Burdett, Melissa Lemon and Suzy Hope
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:269
  35. Frail elderly patients experience physiological function and reserve depletion, leading to imbalances in their internal environment, which increases the risk of coronary heart disease recurrence and malnutriti...

    Authors: Yifei Yang, Jing Gong, Binxu Yang, Chan Chen, Xintong Deng, Kejun Chen, Yingying Zhao, Xusihong Cai, Jingjing Li and Jing Zhou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:268
  36. Considering the importance of diabetes and its increased prevalence with aging, this study aimed to evaluate the association between diabetes status and quality of life (QOL) and the determining factors in ind...

    Authors: Nekoo Panahi, Mohamad Ahmadi, Marjan Hosseinpour, Amin Sedokani, Mahnaz Sanjari, Kazem Khalagi, Mohamad Javad Mansourzadeh, Akram Farhadi, Iraj Nabipour, Bagher Larijani, Noushin Fahimfar and Afshin Ostovar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:267
  37. Previous research on associations between cardiovascular health, measured at a single timepoint, and rate of age-related cognitive decline shows divergent findings dependent on the participants’ age and the he...

    Authors: Andreja Speh, Milica G. Kramberger, Bengt Winblad, Lars Bäckman, Chengxuan Qiu and Erika J. Laukka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:263
  38. Even though there has been a cultural change within residential aged care to a more person-centered care, there remain improvements to be made for a more consistent way of working. Using a salutogenic approach...

    Authors: Sofia Ehk, Sara Petersson, Atika Khalaf and Marie Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:262
  39. The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) has shown good validity and reliability, but few studies have examined the GDS among very old adults or the Swedish translation.

    Authors: Sandra Snellman, Carl Hörnsten, Birgitta Olofsson, Yngve Gustafson, Hugo Lövheim and Johan Niklasson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:261
  40. Nutrition and exercise are important interventions for sarcopenia. There were few studies on oral oligopeptide nutrition preparations combined with exercise to intervene in the older people with sarcopenia. Th...

    Authors: Xinyi Liao, Daomei Cheng, Jingjing Li, Lin Zhu, Suqiong Zhang, Xiaofan Jing and Lei Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:260
  41. The aesthetics of everyday life improves physical and mental health and social communication. This study aims to develop and test a novel instrument that assesses the aesthetics of the everyday life of older a...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sadat Izadi-Avanji, Nafise Zamani, Ismail Azizi-Fini and Esmaeil Mohammadnejad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:259

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