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  1. Older people’s oral health has improved, and many retain their natural teeth throughout their life. However, their daily oral care can be more difficult because of compromised general health and the reduced ca...

    Authors: Susanne Koistinen, Katri Ståhlnacke, Lena Olai, Anna Ehrenberg and Eva Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:388

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Understanding behavioral factors associated with low health literacy (HL) is relevant for health care providers to better support their patients’ health and adherence to preventive treatment. In this study, we...

    Authors: Subash Thapa and Jesper B Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:386

    Content type: Research

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  3. Few studies have shown age stage and sex differences in the association among dietary patterns and various health factors related to disability in older people. This study aimed to reveal the differences of ch...

    Authors: Sayuri Kodama, Tanji Hoshi and Sugako Kurimori

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:385

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Old age is associated with reduced physical ability. It is necessary to measure and evaluate the physical activity of older people. Implementing appropriate requires a valid and reliable tool. Physical Activit...

    Authors: Omid Hatami, Mahdi Aghabagheri, Somayeh Kahdouei and Khadijeh Nasiriani

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:383

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Though work has been done studying nursing home (NH) residents with either advanced Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Alzheimer’s disease related dementia (ADRD), none have distinguished between them; even though their...

    Authors: Tadeja Gracner, Patricia W. Stone, Mansi Agarwal, Mark Sorbero, Susan L Mitchell and Andrew W. Dick

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:382

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Falls and fall-related injuries among older adults are a serious threat to the quality of life and result in high healthcare and societal costs. Despite evidence that falls can be prevented by fall prevention ...

    Authors: Maaike van Gameren, Daniël Bossen, Judith E. Bosmans, Bart Visser, Sanne W. T. Frazer and Mirjam Pijnappels

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:381

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  7. Available evidence suggests that cognitive impairment (CI), which leads to deficits in episodic memory, executive functions, visual attention, and language, is associated with difficulties in the capacity to p...

    Authors: John P. Ansah, Chi-Tsun Chiu, Aloysius Chia Wei-Yan, Tessa Lui Shi Min and David B. Matchar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:380

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The Hong Kong-specific criteria have been established in 2019 to assess potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in older adults and improve the local prescribing quality. The aim of this study was to co...

    Authors: Huanyu ZHANG, Eliza L. Y. WONG, Samuel Y. S. WONG, Patsy Y. K. CHAU, Benjamin H. K. YIP, Roger Y. N. CHUNG, Eric K. P. LEE, Francisco T. T. LAI and Eng-kiong YEOH

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:379

    Content type: Research

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  9. Locating technologies are a subtype of assistive technology that aim to support persons with dementia by helping manage spatial orientation impairments and provide aid to care partners by intervening when nece...

    Authors: Silka Dawn Freiesleben, Herlind Megges, Christina Herrmann, Lauri Wessel and Oliver Peters

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:378

    Content type: Research

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  10. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) interventions can improve functional ability and reduce mortality in older adults, but the effectiveness of CGA intervention on the quality of life, caregiver burden, a...

    Authors: Zhongyi Chen, Zhaosheng Ding, Caixia Chen, Yangfan Sun, Yuyu Jiang, Fenglan Liu and Shanshan Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:377

    Content type: Research

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  11. Although there have been studies on the association between nutritional status and functional limitations, there were few studies on Asian centenarians in community. Therefore, this study aims to identify asso...

    Authors: Yang Song, Miao Liu, Wang-ping Jia, Ke Han, Sheng-shu Wang and Yao He

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:376

    Content type: Research

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  12. Dementia is currently the leading certified underlying cause of death in England. We assess how dementia recording on Office for National Statistics death certificates (ONS) corresponded to recording in genera...

    Authors: Shaleen Ahmad, Iain M Carey, Tess Harris, Derek G Cook, Stephen DeWilde and David P Strachan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:375

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Long-term care (LTC) prevention is a pressing concern in ageing societies. To understand the risk factors of LTC, it is vital to consider psychological and social factors in addition to physical factors. Owing...

    Authors: Akira Momose, Satoko Yamaguchi, Akira Okada, Kayo Ikeda-Kurakawa, Daisuke Namiki, Yasuhito Nannya, Hideki Kato, Toshimasa Yamauchi, Masaomi Nangaku and Takashi Kadowaki

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:374

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  14. Sleep duration and vegetable consumption are associated with mortality at old age (termed as sleep-mortality linkage and vegetable-mortality linkage, respectively). Yet, little is known about the interplay of ...

    Authors: Chen Bai, Muqi Guo, Yao Yao, John S. Ji, Danan Gu and Yi Zeng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:373

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  15. Influenced by various factors such as socio-demographic characteristics, behavioral lifestyles and socio-cultural environment, the multimorbidity patterns in old adults remain complex. This study aims to ident...

    Authors: Jiao Lu, Yuan Wang, Lihong Hou, Zhenxing Zuo, Na Zhang and Anle Wei

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:372

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  16. The aging population is an increasing concern in Western hospital systems. The aim of this study was to describe the main characteristics and hospitalization patterns in inpatients aged 85 years or more in Spa...

    Authors: Sergio Palacios-Fernandez, Mario Salcedo, Gregorio Gonzalez-Alcaide and Jose-Manuel Ramos-Rincon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:371

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  17. To investigate the role of a preoperative modified frailty index (mFI) based on data from medical records in predicting postoperative complications among older Chinese patients with hip fractures.

    Authors: Yanjiao Shen, Qiukui Hao, Yuting Wang, Xiaoyan Chen, Jiaojiao Jiang, Birong Dong and Gordon Guyatt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:370

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  18. The Chinese population has aged significantly in the last few decades. Comprehensive health losses including both fatal and non-fatal health outcomes associated with ageing in China have not been detailed.

    Authors: Ruotong Li, Xunjie Cheng, David C. Schwebel, Yang Yang, Peishan Ning, Peixia Cheng and Guoqing Hu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:369

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  19. The association between sleep duration and frailty remains unconclusive since most of the studies have been cross-sectional. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the association between sleep duration, sleep...

    Authors: Karla Moreno-Tamayo, Betty Manrique-Espinoza, Evangelina Morales-Carmona and Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:368

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  20. The irreversibility of cognitive impairment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prompts that preventing or delaying the onset of AD should be a public health priority. Vitamin B supplements can lower the serum homocys...

    Authors: Shufeng Li, Yuchen Guo, Jie Men, Hanlin Fu and Ting Xu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:367

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Overtreatment with cardiometabolic medication in older patients can lead to major adverse events. Timely deprescribing of these medications is therefore essential. Self-reported willingness to stop medication ...

    Authors: Stijn Crutzen, Jamila Abou, Sanne E. Smits, Gert Baas, Jacqueline G. Hugtenburg, Mette Heringa, Petra Denig and Katja Taxis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:366

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  22. Older patients who spend long periods hospitalized or those who are in a situation of institutionalization represent a risk group in this regard, as many of them suffer a degree of dependence and need help to ...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Ruiz-Roca, Dora Martín Fuentes, Francisco J. Gómez García and Yolanda Martínez-Beneyto

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:363

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  23. Chronic brain pathology and pre-stroke cognitive impairment (PCI) is predictive of post-stroke dementia. The aim of the current study was to measure pre-stroke neurodegenerative and vascular disease burden fou...

    Authors: Till Schellhorn, Manuela Zucknick, Torunn Askim, Ragnhild Munthe-Kaas, Hege Ihle-Hansen, Yngve M. Seljeseth, Anne-Brita Knapskog, Halvor Næss, Hanne Ellekjær, Pernille Thingstad, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Ingvild Saltvedt and Mona K. Beyer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:362

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  24. With the increase in life expectancy, a large number of patients with osteoporosis (OP) are undergoing spine surgery, which may adversely affect the surgical success rate. The prevalence of OP varies in differ...

    Authors: Xiaoyi Mo, Shengli Zhao, Zhenxing Wen, Wei Lin, Zhipeng Chen, Zhiyun Wang, Chen Huang, Jie Qin, Jie Hao and Bailing Chen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:361

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  25. Evidence regarding the association between daily steps recommendation and older adults’ lower limb strength is lacking; thus, this study investigated whether taking at least 7,000 steps/day is cross-sectionall...

    Authors: Ming-Chun Hsueh, Chien-Yu Lin, Ting-Fu Lai, Yi-Chien Yu, Shao-Hsi Chang, Ju Yong Bae and Yung Liao

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:359

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  26. Objective health measures, such as registered illnesses or frailty, predict mortality and institutionalization in older adults. Also, self-reported assessment of health by simple self-rated health (SRH) has be...

    Authors: Anna Viljanen, Marika Salminen, Kerttu Irjala, Elisa Heikkilä, Raimo Isoaho, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Päivi Korhonen, Tero Vahlberg, Matti Viitanen, Maarit Wuorela, Minna Löppönen and Laura Viikari

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:358

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  27. Frailty is increasingly reported among older adults with cardiovascular diseases and it has been demonstrated to increase negative health outcomes and mortality. To date, no systematic review of the evidence i...

    Authors: Rosa Liperoti, Davide L. Vetrano, Katie Palmer, Tomasz Targowski, Maria C. Cipriani, Maria R. Lo Monaco, Silvia Giovannini, Nicola Acampora, Emanuele Rocco Villani, Roberto Bernabei and Graziano Onder

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:357

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  28. Social isolation is an increasing concern for older adults who live in the community. Despite some availability of social support programs to address social isolation, their effectiveness is not routinely meas...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Mikaela Jorgensen, Amy Nguyen, Gilbert Knaggs, Stuart Miller and Johanna I. Westbrook

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:356

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  29. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it has been documented that old age and underlying illnesses are associated with poor prognosis among COVID-19 patients. However, it is unknown whether sarcopenia, a common geri...

    Authors: Yao Ma, Min He, Li-Sha Hou, Shen Xu, Zhi-Xin Huang, Na Zhao, Yan Kang, Ji-Rong Yue and Chenkai Wu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:355

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  30. Joint contractures, which affect activity, participation, and quality of life, are common complications of neurological conditions among elderly residents in long-term care facilities. This study examined the ...

    Authors: Yi-chang Chen, Keh-chung Lin, Chen-Jung Chen, Shu-Hui Yeh, Ay-Woan Pan, Hao-Ling Chen and Chih-Hung Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:353

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  31. The importance of SA (Successful aging) has been emphasized in recent years, with focus shifting towards attaining healthier aging rather than longevity. However, the influence of SA and its changes on mental ...

    Authors: Fatima Nari, Bich Na Jang, Selin Kim, Wonjeong Jeong, Sung-In Jang and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:352

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  32. Psychosocial issues, such as social isolation and loneliness among older adults and people with dementia, continue to pose challenges with a rapidly aging population worldwide. Social robots are a rapidly emer...

    Authors: Wei Qi Koh, Simone Anna Felding, Kübra Beliz Budak, Elaine Toomey and Dympna Casey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:351

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  33. Fear of falling and previous falls are both risk factors that affect daily activities of older adults. However, it remains unclear whether they independently limit daily activities accounting for each other.

    Authors: Minhui Liu, Tianxue Hou, Yuxiao Li, Xiaocao Sun, Sarah L. Szanton, Lindy Clemson and Patricia M. Davidson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:350

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  34. Patients with diabetic mellitus (DM) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) due to their altered immunological integrity. These patients are similarly prone ...

    Authors: Chia-Ter Chao, Szu-Ying Lee, Jui Wang, Kuo-Liong Chien and Jenq-Wen Huang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:349

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  35. Ability in the activities of daily life is often impaired in the older adults with a neurological disease. The Barthel Index is an instrument used worldwide to assess such ability. The Longshi Scale is a pictu...

    Authors: Jingpu Zhao, Xiangxiang Liu, Li Wan, Yan Gao, Meiling Huang, Fubing Zha, Jianjun Long, Dongxia Li, Guohui Nie and Yulong Wang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:348

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  36. Older people living in residential aged care homes experience frequent emergency transfers to hospital. These events are associated with risks of hospital acquired complications and invasive treatments or inte...

    Authors: Hannah E. Carter, Xing J. Lee, Alison Farrington, Carla Shield, Nicholas Graves, Elizabeth V. Cyarto, Lynne Parkinson, Florin I. Oprescu, Claudia Meyer, Jeffrey Rowland, Trudy Dwyer and Gillian Harvey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:347

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  37. Studies suggest that a higher education and occupation are each associated with a higher late-life cognitive ability, but their inter-relationships in their association with cognitive ability and the contribut...

    Authors: Insa Feinkohl, Petra Kozma, Friedrich Borchers, Simone J. T. van Montfort, Jochen Kruppa, Georg Winterer, Claudia Spies and Tobias Pischon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:346

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  38. Authors: Astrid Fjell, Berit Cronfalk Seiger, Monica Hermann, Arvid Rongve, Jörg Aßmus, Lars Kvinge, Åke Seiger, Knut Skaug and Anne-Marie Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:345

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Geriatrics 2020 20:323

  39. Over 60% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa, live in informal settlements (slums) with little or no resources. To be prepared to meet the needs of older people living in slums, it is necessary to know mor...

    Authors: Priscilla Y. A. Attafuah, Irma H. J. Everink, Ruud J. G. Halfens, Christa Lohrmann, Aaron Abuosi and Jos M. G. A. Schols

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:344

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  40. Frailty is characterized by an age-related decline in multiple physiological systems, leading to a high vulnerability to stressors, adverse health outcomes, and low quality of life. Neuroscientific models of p...

    Authors: Florian Beier, Martin Löffler, Frauke Nees, Lucrezia Hausner, Lutz Frölich and Herta Flor

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:343

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  41. Knowledge is scarce on how needs for home help and special housing evolve among older people who begin to receive support from municipal social care. The purpose of this study was to describe baseline distribu...

    Authors: Magnus Zingmark and Fredrik Norström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:342

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  42. There is great need for development of feasible rehabilitation for older people with dementia. Increased understanding of this population’s experiences of rehabilitation participation is therefore important. T...

    Authors: Anna Sondell, Josefine Lampinen, Mia Conradsson, Håkan Littbrand, Undis Englund, Ingeborg Nilsson and Nina Lindelöf

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:341

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  43. The evidence of sarcopenia based on CT-scan as an important prognostic factor for critically ill patients has not seen consistent results. To determine the impact of sarcopenia on mortality in critically ill p...

    Authors: Xiao-Ming Zhang, Denghong Chen, Xiao-Hua Xie, Jun-E Zhang, Yingchun Zeng and Andy SK Cheng

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:339

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  44. Being an informal carer of a person with dementia (PwD) can have a negative effect on the carer’s health and quality of life, and spouse carers have been found to be especially vulnerable. Yet relatively littl...

    Authors: Marcus F. Johansson, Kevin J. McKee, Lena Dahlberg, Christine L. Williams, Martina Summer Meranius, Elizabeth Hanson, Lennart Magnusson, Björn Ekman and Lena Marmstål Hammar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:338

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