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  1. Content type: Research article

    ACP enables individuals to define and discuss goals and preferences for future medical treatment and care with family and healthcare providers, and to record these goals and preferences if appropriate. Because...

    Authors: Bram Tilburgs, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Raymond Koopmans, Marije Weidema, Marieke Perry and Yvonne Engels

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:184

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    Dementia affects cognitive functioning, physical functioning, activities of daily living (ADLs), and quality of life (QOL). Pharmacological treatments to manage, cure or prevent dementia remain controversial. ...

    Authors: Marelle Heesterbeek, Eddy A. Van der Zee and Marieke J. G. van Heuvelen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:182

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    Increased physical activity and dietary protein intake are promising interventions to prevent or treat the age-related decline in physical performance in older adults. There are well-controlled exercise as wel...

    Authors: Jantine van den Helder, Carliene van Dronkelaar, Michael Tieland, Sumit Mehra, Tessa Dadema, Bart Visser, Ben J. A. Kröse, Raoul H. H. Engelbert and Peter J. M. Weijs

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:183

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Motivational abilities (MA), that describe skills in relation to goal-oriented behavior, have recently been found to be associated with neuropathological aging. Here we examine the impact of MA on the long-ter...

    Authors: Myriam V. Thoma, Simon Forstmeier, Roger Schmid, Oliver Kellner, Franziskos Xepapadakos, Ursula Schreiter Gasser, Andreas Blessing, Axel Ropohl, Gabriela Bieri-Brüning, Dries Debeer and Andreas Maercker

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:181

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Close to half of all deaths in Norway occur in nursing homes, which signals a need for good communication on end-of-life care. Advance care planning (ACP) is one means to that end, but in Norwegian nursing hom...

    Authors: Trygve Johannes Lereim Sævareid, Lillian Lillemoen, Lisbeth Thoresen, Reidun Førde, Elisabeth Gjerberg and Reidar Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:180

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    The period after hospitalization due to deteriorated heart failure (HF) is characterized as a time of high generalized risk. The transition from hospital to home is often problematic due to insufficient coordi...

    Authors: Emma Säfström, Tiny Jaarsma and Anna Strömberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:177

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This paper provides a first comparative exploratory analysis of our findings from DEMDATA, a collaborative project between Austria and the Czech Republic. Analysed here are data from the residents and the envi...

    Authors: Stefanie R. Auer, Margit Höfler, Elisabeth Linsmayer, Anna Beránková, Doris Prieschl, Paulina Ratajczak, Michal Šteffl and Iva Holmerová

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:178

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that early life stress (ELS) may extend its effect into adulthood and predispose an individual to adverse health outcomes. We investigated whether wartime parental separation, an indicator of...

    Authors: M. J. Haapanen, M. M. Perälä, M. K. Salonen, E. Kajantie, M. Simonen, P. Pohjolainen, A. K. Pesonen, K. Räikkönen, J. G. Eriksson and M. B. von Bonsdorff

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:179

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia with cognitive decline as one of the core symptoms in older adults. Numerous studies have suggested the value of psychosocial interventions to improve...

    Authors: Yuting Duan, Liming Lu, Juexuan Chen, Chunxiao Wu, Jielin Liang, Yan Zheng, Jinjian Wu, Peijing Rong and Chunzhi Tang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:175

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    While much literature reported the access of Chinese older migrants to health services, little was known about the differences among sub-groups of older adults, including urban-to-urban and rural-to-urban migr...

    Authors: Sha Ma, Xudong Zhou, Minmin Jiang, Qiuju Li, Chao Gao, Weiming Cao and Lu Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:174

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    A major challenge in primary healthcare is the substantial increase in the proportion of frail community-dwelling older persons with long-term conditions and multiple complex needs. Consequently, a fundamental...

    Authors: Lotte Vestjens, Jane M. Cramm, Erwin Birnie and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:173

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Societies around the world face the burden of an aging population with a high prevalence of chronic conditions. Thus, the demand for different types of long-term care will increase and change over time. The pu...

    Authors: Kathrin Steinbeisser, Eva Grill, Rolf Holle, Annette Peters and Hildegard Seidl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:172

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Falls among older adults with intellectual disability (ID) are recognised as a serious health problem potentially resulting in reduced health-related quality of life and premature placement in residential care...

    Authors: Portia Ho, Caroline Bulsara, Shane Patman, Max Bulsara, Jenny Downs and Anne-Marie Hill

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:171

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    Multimorbidity is recognized as a major public health issue that increases with age and affects approximately two-thirds of older people in Canada, the US, Australia and many European countries. This study dev...

    Authors: Andrew Wister, Scott Lear, Nadine Schuurman, Dawn MacKey, Barbara Mitchell, Theodore Cosco and Ian Fyffe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:170

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Oldest-old persons frequently receive potentially inappropriate medication. Medication use takes place under the patients’ informal caregivers’ influence. We explored informal caregivers’ perspectives on medic...

    Authors: Nadine Janis Pohontsch, Antje Löffler, Tobias Luck, Kathrin Heser, Debora Parker, Britta Haenisch, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Frank Jessen and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:169

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The risk-benefit relationship of memantine treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remains unclear. In addition, variability between the results of clinical trials has been observed. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Lídia Blanco-Silvente, Dolors Capellà, Josep Garre-Olmo, Joan Vilalta-Franch and Xavier Castells

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:168

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Health care systems are increasingly moving towards more integrated approaches. Shared decision making (SDM) is central to these models but may be complicated by the need to negotiate and communicate decisions...

    Authors: Frances Bunn, Claire Goodman, Bridget Russell, Patricia Wilson, Jill Manthorpe, Greta Rait, Isabel Hodkinson and Marie-Anne Durand

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:165

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    Impaired physical performance is highly prevalent in older cancer patients and is associated with cancer-related outcomes such as mortality and chemotherapy-related toxicity. Physical performance might already...

    Authors: S. M. L. M. Looijaard, M. S. Slee-Valentijn, L. N. Groeneveldt, D. J. H. Deeg, M. Huisman and A. B. Maier

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:166

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    A physically active lifestyle in older people contributes to the preservation of good health. We assessed the influence of physiotherapy on daily functioning among community dwelling older people (75+) with co...

    Authors: Petra C. Siemonsma, Jeanet W. Blom, Hedwig Hofstetter, Ariëtte T. H. van Hespen, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Yvonne M. Drewes and Nico L. U. van Meeteren

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:164

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Late-life cognitive decline, caused by progressive neuronal loss leading to brain atrophy years before symptoms are detected, is expected to double in Canada over the next two decades. Cognitive impairment in ...

    Authors: Sana Tariq, Christopher D. d’Esterre, Tolulope T. Sajobi, Eric E. Smith, Richard Stewart Longman, Richard Frayne, Shelagh B. Coutts, Nils D. Forkert and Philip A. Barber

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:163

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In intensive care units (ICU) octogenarians become a routine patients group with aggravated therapeutic and diagnostic decision-making. Due to increased mortality and a reduced quality of life in this high-ris...

    Authors: Johanna M. Muessig, Amir M. Nia, Maryna Masyuk, Alexander Lauten, Anne Lena Sacher, Thorsten Brenner, Marcus Franz, Frank Bloos, Henning Ebelt, Stefan J. Schaller, Kristina Fuest, Christian Rabe, Thorben Dieck, Stephan Steiner, Tobias Graf, Rolf A. Jánosi…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:162

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  22. Content type: Research article

    China has the largest population of partially or completely disabled elderly people in the world. Although the disabled elderly people try to remain independent in their lives, many still need assistance from ...

    Authors: Shen Chen, Jing Zheng, Chen Chen, Ying Xing, Yan Cui, Yaping Ding and Xiuyun Li

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:160

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    This paper describes an integrated series of functional, clinical, and discharge post-acute care (PAC) quality indicators (QIs) and an examination of the distribution of the QIs in skilled nursing facilities (...

    Authors: John N. Morris, Katherine Berg, Eva Topinkova, Leonard C. Gray and Erez Schachter

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:161

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    Evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is necessary to ensure optimal management. Several scales for assessing HRQoL of patients with AD exist, in partic...

    Authors: Coralie Barbe, Damien Jolly, Isabella Morrone, Aurore Wolak-Thierry, Moustapha Dramé, Jean-Luc Novella and Rachid Mahmoudi

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:159

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  25. Content type: Research article

    No previous study has evaluated disability in older persons according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Framework guidelines. We conducted a more comprehensive investiga...

    Authors: Yaping Liang, Xiaojia Xu, Mingjuan Yin, Yulian Li, Yan Zhang, Lingfeng Huang and Jindong Ni

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:158

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  26. Content type: Research article

    As the most common cholangiocarcinoma, hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) is a challenge in hepatobiliary surgery and causes a very poor prognosis. This study was designed to explore whether 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose p...

    Authors: Xuling Li, Ying Zhang and Yongyang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:150

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Nursing home (NH) residents are frequent users of emergency departments (ED) and while prior research suggests that repeat visits are common, there is little data describing this phenomenon. Our objectives wer...

    Authors: Andrea Gruneir, Candemir Cigsar, Xuesong Wang, Alice Newman, Susan E. Bronskill, Geoff M. Anderson and Paula A. Rochon

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:157

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  28. Content type: Research article

    In 2015, the Japan Geriatric Society (JGS) updated “the Guidelines for Medical Treatment and its Safety in the elderly,” accompanied with the Screening Tool for Older Persons’ Appropriate Prescriptions for Jap...

    Authors: Kaori Nomura, Taro Kojima, Shinya Ishii, Takuto Yonekawa, Masahiro Akishita and Manabu Akazawa

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:154

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to assess the morbidity and in-hospital mortality that occur in surgical patients with pre-existing dementia compared with those outcomes in non-dementia patients following emergent and nonemergent...

    Authors: Woubet Tefera Kassahun

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:153

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  30. Content type: Research article

    With the growing number of young-older adults (baby-boomers), there is an increasing demand for assessment tools specific for this population, which are able to detect subtle balance and mobility deficits. Var...

    Authors: Michaela Weber, Jeanine Van Ancum, Ronny Bergquist, Kristin Taraldsen, Katharina Gordt, A. Stefanie Mikolaizak, Corinna Nerz, Mirjam Pijnappels, Nini H. Jonkman, Andrea B. Maier, Jorunn L. Helbostad, Beatrix Vereijken, Clemens Becker and Michael Schwenk

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:156

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In the past decade, the number of long-term care (LTC) services for older adults in China has grown annually by an average of 10%. Older adults, their family members, and policymakers in China are concerned ab...

    Authors: Yuebin Xu, Nan Jiang, Yean Wang, Qiang Zhang, Lin Chen and Shuang Ma

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:152

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Interdisciplinary geriatric consultation teams (IGCT) are regularly requested to provide comprehensive geriatric assessments in older inpatients. Our primary aim was to evaluate whether medication reviews incr...

    Authors: Lorenz Van der Linden, Julie Hias, Lisa Dreessen, Koen Milisen, Johan Flamaing, Isabel Spriet and Jos Tournoy

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:155

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    Our study explored client experience of Australian Consumer Directed Care. This evolving funding model enables consumer autonomy and choice, allowing older people to remain in their community as they age and n...

    Authors: Liz Gill, Sandra L. Bradley, Ian D. Cameron and Julie Ratcliffe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:148

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of major depression (MD) according to population studies is the same for old (65 years and older) and younger adults. In contrast, an elevated proportion of old MD patients are hospitalized comp...

    Authors: Torfinn Lødøen Gaarden, Knut Engedal, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Marianne Larsen, Bernhard Lorentzen, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Tor Magne Bjølseth and Albert Castellheim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:149

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Geriatric syndromes, multimorbidity, and disability are prevalent among ageing population. However, no study empirically examined their additive or synergistic effect on healthcare use. The present study aims ...

    Authors: Johnny T. K. Cheung, Ruby Yu, Zimu Wu, Samuel Y.S. Wong and Jean Woo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:147

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  36. Content type: Research Article

    The Quality of Life in Alzheimer’s disease scale (QoL-AD) is a widely used Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) instrument. However, studies investigating the instrument’s inter-rater reliability (IRR) are m...

    Authors: Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Eva-Maria Wolschon, Christian G. G. Schwab, Gabriele Meyer and Sascha Köpke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:145

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) is widely used as a complementary screening tool for dementia. However, there are few studies concerning the efficacy of the IQCODE for ...

    Authors: Yunlong Ding, Jiali Niu, Yanrong Zhang, Wenpeng Liu, Yan Zhou, Can Wei and Yan Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:146

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Older emergency department patients are more vulnerable than younger patients, yet many risk factors that contribute to the mortality of older patients remain unclear and under investigation. This study endeav...

    Authors: Carmen García-Peña, Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda, Leslie Viridiana Robles-Jiménez, Sergio Sánchez-García, Ricardo Ramírez-Aldana and Pamela Tella-Vega

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:144

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Disturbances in sleep and circadian rhythms are common among residents of long-term care facilities. In this systematic review, we aim to identify and evaluate the literature documenting the outcomes associate...

    Authors: Elizabeth Capezuti, Rana Sagha Zadeh, Kevin Pain, Aleksa Basara, Nancy Ziyan Jiang and Ana C. Krieger

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:143

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Studies on persistence of benzodiazepine agonist (BZDA) withdrawal in older outpatients are few, and few studies on long-term persistence over years have yet been published. To describe the persistence of tema...

    Authors: Juha Puustinen, Ritva Lähteenmäki, Janne Nurminen, Tero Vahlberg, Pertti Aarnio, Markku Partinen, Ismo Räihä, Pertti J. Neuvonen and Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:142

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, exerts significant burden upon patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems globally. The current study investigated the associations...

    Authors: William Montgomery, Amir Goren, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Tomomi Nakamura and Kaname Ueda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:141

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The ability of acute care providers to cope with the influx of frail older patients is increasingly stressed, and changes need to be made to improve care provided to older adults. Our purpose was to conduct a ...

    Authors: Olga Theou, Emma Squires, Kayla Mallery, Jacques S. Lee, Sherri Fay, Judah Goldstein, Joshua J. Armstrong and Kenneth Rockwood

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:139

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A first step to offer community-dwelling older persons proactive care is to identify those at risk of functional decline within a year. This study investigates the predictive value of registered information, q...

    Authors: Sophie C. E. van Blijswijk, Jeanet W. Blom, Anton J. M. de Craen, Wendy P. J. den Elzen and Jacobijn Gussekloo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:140

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    Poor nutrition and age per see add to the development of sarcopenia, i.e. loss of muscle mass and strength, which contributes to increased risk of impaired activities of daily living (ADL) and reduced independ...

    Authors: Helena Grönstedt, Sofia Vikström, Tommy Cederholm, Erika Franzén, Åke Seiger, Anders Wimo, Gerd Faxén-Irving and Anne-Marie Boström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:138

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Adherence to recommendations and medication is deemed to be important for effectiveness of case management interventions. Thus, reasons for non-adherence and effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) s...

    Authors: Gundula Krack, Rolf Holle, Inge Kirchberger, Bernhard Kuch, Ute Amann and Hildegard Seidl

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:136

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are increasingly used in daily clinical practice in elderly patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) despite limited evidence. The purpose of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Xiaojing Chen, Salim Bary Barywani, Runa Sigurjonsdottir and Michael Fu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:137

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  47. Content type: Research Article

    Nursing home residents in Sweden are old, frail and usually have multiple morbidities which often make dying a prolonged suffering. It has been found that older persons at nursing homes receive far less pallia...

    Authors: Helene Åvik Persson, Anna Sandgren, Carl-Johan Fürst, Gerd Ahlström and Lina Behm

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2018 18:134

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