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  1. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is frequently a precursor to dementia, affecting aspects of cognition such as language, thinking, or memory. Lifestyle interventions are increasingly studied as potential means ...

    Authors: Cynthia Zou, Divinity Amos-Richards, Ram Jagannathan and Ambar Kulshreshtha
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:200
  2. Pain is a significant global public health concern, particularly among individuals aged 45 and above. Its impact on the overall lifestyle of the individuals varies depending on the affected anatomical parts. D...

    Authors: Amit Kumar Goyal and Sanjay K. Mohanty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:198
  3. As the number of people living with dementia rapidly increases worldwide, the support provided by their informal caregivers remains key to the sustainability of most healthcare systems, this voluntary contribu...

    Authors: Sandrine Pihet, M. Clément, E. Terrapon and S. Kipfer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:197
  4. Loneliness is a negative emotional state that can lead to physical and mental health problems. This study’s objective was to acquire an in-depth understanding of the heterogeneity and the predictors of lonelin...

    Authors: Yuecong Wang, Shasha Li, Xiaoyue Zou, Yingyuan Ni, Lijun Xu, Shufang Liao, Lijun Cao, Jianyi Bao, Yue Li and Yingxue Xi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:195
  5. There is a lack of relevant studies evaluating the long-term impact of cardiovascular health factor (CVH) metrics on chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    Authors: Pufei Bai, Xian Shao, Xiaoqun Ning, Xi Jiang, Hongyan Liu, Yao Lin, Fang Hou, Yourui Zhang, Saijun Zhou and Pei Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:193
  6. Locked doors remain a common feature of dementia units in nursing homes (NHs) worldwide, despite the growing body of knowledge on the negative effects of restricted freedom on residents. To date, no previous s...

    Authors: Suzan van Liempd, Sascha Bolt, Marjolein Verbiest and Katrien Luijkx
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:192
  7. Population aging is a problem that has affected most countries in the world. Poor-quality sleep is a common complaint among the elderly. Foot baths are a method of heat therapy and are performed as an independ...

    Authors: Khadijeh Nasiri, Mohammad Shriniy, Nazila Javadi Pashaki, Vahideh Aghamohammadi, Solmaz Saeidi, Maryam Mirzaee, Mostafa Soodmand and Esmail Najafi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:191
  8. Populations are ageing globally and Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) are experiencing the fastest rates of demographic change. Few studies have explored the burden of frailty amongst older people in ho...

    Authors: Sean L Davidson, Luke Emmence, Sara May Motraghi-Nobes, Emily Bickerstaff, George Rayers, Godrule Lyimo, Joseph Kilasara, Mary Chuwa, Fortunatus Kisheo, Elibariki Kisaruni, Sarah Urasa, Emma Mitchell, Catherine L Dotchin and Richard W Walker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:190
  9. There are a variety of determinants that are key to functional disability of older adults. However, little is known regarding the relationship between cognitive frailty and disability among older people. The a...

    Authors: Ling-lin Kong, Wen Xie, Zi-yan Dong, Yue-ting Liu, Hui-Min Zhao, Jun-Yao Fan, Xiao-jing Qi and Jie Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:189
  10. Over 850,000 people in the UK currently have dementia, and that number is expected to grow rapidly. One approach that may help slow or prevent this growth is personalized dementia prevention. For most people, ...

    Authors: Rachel M. Morse, Iain Lang, Penny Rapaport, Michaela Poppe, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer and Claudia Cooper
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:188
  11. Hypertension and frailty often occur concurrently, exhibiting increasing prevalence in the older population. In this study, we analyzed the frailty status among older adults with hypertension and the impact of...

    Authors: Jing Shi, Yongkang Tao, Shuqiang Chen, Ziyi Zhou, Li Meng, Chunbo Duan, Baiyu Zhou and Pulin Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:187
  12. Fall prevention is important for healthy ageing, but the economic impact of fall prevention are scarcely investigated. A recent cost-effectiveness analysis compared a group-delivered Lifestyle-integrated Funct...

    Authors: Judith Dams, Sophie Gottschalk, Michael Schwenk, Corinna Nerz, Clemens Becker, Jochen Klenk, Carl-Philipp Jansen and Hans-Helmut König
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:186
  13. Little is understood about the association between psychosomatic symptoms and advanced cancer among older Chinese patients.

    Authors: Mo Tang, Zhongge Su, Yi He, Ying Pang, Yuhe Zhou, Yu Wang, Yongkui Lu, Yu Jiang, Xinkun Han, Lihua Song, Liping Wang, Zimeng Li, Xiaojun Lv, Yan Wang, Juntao Yao, Xiaohong Liu…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:185
  14. Andropause is a syndrome that occurs due to decreased androgen levels in men. Various aspects of health, such as social well-being, can affect andropause status during men’s retirement. This study aimed to det...

    Authors: Roya Nikjou, Mehdi Ajri-Khameslou, Shiva Jegargoosheh, Parisa Momeni and Reza Nemati-Vakilabad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:184
  15. Thrice-daily physiotherapy immediately following surgical repair of hip fracture has been shown to be safe and to reduce total hospital length of stay. However, implementing this is challenging with respect to...

    Authors: Benny Lau, Marie K. March, Alison R. Harmer, Sarah Caruana, Christopher Mahony and Sarah Dennis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:183
  16. There has been little exploration of the effect of fragility fractures on patient perceptions of their age. The common assumption is that fractures “happen to old people”. In individuals with a fragility fract...

    Authors: Joanna E.M. Sale, Lucy Frankel, Earl Bogoch, Gabriel Carlin-Coleman, Sean Hui, Jessica Saini, Jennifer McKinlay and Lynn Meadows
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:180
  17. The process of aging involves numerous changes in the body, influencing physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Age-related changes and degradation can impact various functions of the swallowing process an...

    Authors: Wenke Walther, Martin Ptok, Klaus Hager and Simone Miller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:179
  18. Chinese National Essential Public Health Service Package (NEPHSP) has mandated primary health care providers to provide falls prevention for community-dwelling older people. But no implementation framework is ...

    Authors: Pengpeng Ye, Junyi Peng, Ye Jin, Leilei Duan, Yao Yao, Rebecca Ivers, Lisa Keay and Maoyi Tian
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:178
  19. Maximizing quality of life (QoL) is a major goal of care for people with dementia in nursing homes (NHs). Social determinants are critical for residents' QoL. However, similar to the United States and other co...

    Authors: Matthias Hoben, Emily Dymchuk, Malcolm B. Doupe, Janice Keefe, Katie Aubrecht, Christine Kelly, Kelli Stajduhar, Sube Banerjee, Hannah M. O’Rourke, Stephanie Chamberlain, Anna Beeber, Jordana Salma, Pamela Jarrett, Amit Arya, Kyle Corbett, Rashmi Devkota…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:177
  20. A small proportion of the older population accounts for a high proportion of healthcare use. For effective use of limited healthcare resources, it is important to identify the group with greatest needs. The ai...

    Authors: Moa Lundgren, Anna Segernäs, Magnus Nord, Jenny Alwin and Johan Lyth
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:176
  21. Low-grade, chronic inflammation during ageing, (“inflammageing”), is suggested to be involved in the development of frailty in older age. However, studies on the association between frailty, using the frailty ...

    Authors: Pia Bålsrud, Stine M. Ulven, Jacob J. Christensen, Inger Ottestad and Kirsten B. Holven
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:175
  22. The kidney and eyes share common pathways and are thought to be closely connected. Chronic kidney disease and major eye diseases, such as cataract and glaucoma, are strongly associated with age. However, furth...

    Authors: Shin-Lin Chiu, Oswald Ndi Nfor, Chiu-Liang Chen, Disline Manli Tantoh, Wen Yu Lu, Pei-Hsin Chen and Yung-Po Liaw
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:174
  23. Transient progressive weakness and disability of lower limb during the early stage after TKR will increase the risk of fall, but the superior postoperative strength training mode have not been elucidated for f...

    Authors: Yuan-Yang Cheng, Cheng-Hsu Chen and Shun-Ping Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:173
  24. Family caregivers of older adults with severe dementia have negative and positive experiences over the course of caregiving. We aimed to delineate joint trajectories (patterns over time) for negative and posit...

    Authors: Chetna Malhotra, Isha Chaudhry, Shimoni Urvish Shah, Truls Østbye and Rahul Malhotra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:172
  25. Longitudinal evidence documenting health conditions in spousal caregivers of people with dementia and whether these influence caregivers’ outcomes is scarce. This study explores type and number of health condi...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Anthony Martyr, Anna Hunt, Laura D. Gamble, Fiona E. Matthews, Jeanette M. Thom, Roy W. Jones, Louise Allan, Martin Knapp, Catherine Quinn, Christina Victor, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted, Robin G. Morris and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:171
  26. ATDOM is the Catalan home healthcare program at primary care level. Patients in the home care program are usually frail, elderly people with multiple comorbidities. They are often polymedicated, leading to a h...

    Authors: Clara Salom-Garrigues, Enric Aragonès, Montse Giralt, Cecília Campabadal Prats, Ferran Bejarano-Romero and Laura Canadell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:170
  27. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common geriatric syndrome with high health and socio-economic impacts in nursing home (NH) residents.

    Authors: Javier Jerez-Roig, Pau Farrés-Godayol, Meltem Yildirim, Anna Escribà-Salvans, Pau Moreno-Martin, Ester Goutan-Roura, Sandra Rierola-Fochs, Montse Romero-Mas, Joanne Booth, Dawn A. Skelton, Maria Giné-Garriga and Eduard Minobes-Molina
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:169
  28. To investigate the independent relationships of visual impairment (VI) and Subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) with physical function impairment (PFI) and the interaction effect between VI and SCC on PFI in ...

    Authors: Jinyuan Chen, Haoyu Li, Biting Zhou, Xian Li, Yihua Zhu and Yihua Yao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:167
  29. Increasing older adults’ awareness of their personal fall risk factors may increase their engagement in fall prevention. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of and participant satisfaction with...

    Authors: Abigail L. Kehrer-Dunlap, Rebecca M. Bollinger, Brianna Holden, Beau M. Ances and Susan Stark
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:166
  30. By 2035, the number of newly diagnosed cancer cases will double and over 50% will be in older adults. Given this rapidly growing demographic, a need exists to understand how age influences oncology patients’ s...

    Authors: Lisa Morse, Bruce A. Cooper, Christine S. Ritchie, Melisa L. Wong, Kord M. Kober, Carolyn Harris, Joosun Shin, Kate Oppegaard, Marilyn J. Hammer, Alejandra Calvo Schimmel, Steven M. Paul, Yvette P. Conley, Jon D. Levine and Christine Miaskowski
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:164
  31. This study investigated the effects of authoritarian filial piety (AFP) and caregiver self-efficacy on the caregiving experience of adult children of physically impaired older adults. Socio-cultural stress and...

    Authors: Jiyuan Zhang, Xin Sun and Zi Yan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:163
  32. The global healthcare system faces increasing strain from our ageing population, primarily due to the growing prevalence of age-related health conditions such as dementia. While modern healthcare technology of...

    Authors: Joyce Siette, Christopher Campbell, Patrick J. Adam and Celia B. Harris
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:162
  33. Due to ageing-related physiological changes, diagnosing older adults is challenging. Delayed disease recognition may lead to adverse health outcomes and increased hospitalisation, necessitating the development...

    Authors: Siri Aas Smedemark, Christian B. Laursen, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Flemming S. Rosenvinge and Karen Andersen-Ranberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:161
  34. Older adults are at increased risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection. In this study we assessed the response to COVID-19 vaccination and infection rates among nursing homes (NH) and assisted-living care home (ALC...

    Authors: Dvorah Sara Shapiro, Refael Ellis, Jowad Zidan, Yonit Wiener-Well, Maskit Bar-Meir and Eli Ben-Chetrit
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:160
  35. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum methylmalonic acid (MMA) levels and cognition function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

    Authors: Jialing Zhang, Leiyun Wu, Shiyuan Wang, Yajing Pan and Aihua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:159
  36. The association between chronic pain and frailty might indicate that pain is an independent driver of frailty but might alternatively be explained by inclusion within frailty identification tools of morbiditie...

    Authors: W. J. Chaplin, H. R. Lewis, S. M. Shahtaheri, B. S. Millar, D. F. McWilliams, J. R. F. Gladman and D. A. Walsh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:158
  37. Square dancing is a kind of aerobic fitness exercise without environmental restrictions that yields many benefits for physical and mental health; this exercise is popular among middle-aged and elderly people i...

    Authors: Heng Wang, Zhengguo Pei and Yangyang Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:156
  38. Several potential causes can impair balance in older people. The neck torsion maneuver may be useful in demonstrating impaired balance caused by the stimulation of cervical proprioceptive input. Whereas eviden...

    Authors: Korawat Phapatarinan, Munlika Sremakaew and Sureeporn Uthaikhup
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:153
  39. Smart home health technologies (SHHTs) have been discussed in the frame of caregiving to enable aging-in-place and independence. A systematic review was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines to ga...

    Authors: Yi Jiao (Angelina) Tian, Nadine Andrea Felber, Félix Pageau, Delphine Roulet Schwab and Tenzin Wangmo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:152
  40. The development of effective strategies to maintain good mental health of older adults is a public health priority. Mindfulness-based interventions have the potential to improve psychological well-being and co...

    Authors: Samantha Galluzzi, Mariangela Lanfredi, Davide Vito Moretti, Roberta Rossi, Serena Meloni, Evita Tomasoni, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Alberto Chiesa and Michela Pievani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:151
  41. The number of people living with dementia (PLWD) continues to increase, particularly those with severe symptomatology. Severe symptoms and greater ill-health result in more acute care need. Early healthcare in...

    Authors: James Watson, Mark A. Green, Clarissa Giebel and Asangaedem Akpan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:150
  42. Hip fracture has a devastating impact on individuals and is an increasing burden for health systems and society. Compared to usual care, increased physiotherapy provision has demonstrated efficacy in improving...

    Authors: Marie K. March, Sarah M. Dennis, Sarah Caruana, Christopher Mahony, James M. Elliott, Stephanie Polley, Bijoy Thomas, Charlie Lin and Alison R. Harmer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:149

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