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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated circumstances that place older adults at higher risk for abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Identifying characteristics of elder abuse during COVID-19 is critically importa...

    Authors: Gali H. Weissberger, Aaron C. Lim, Laura Mosqueda, Julie Schoen, Jenna Axelrod, Annie L. Nguyen, Kathleen H. Wilber, Richard S. Esquivel and S. Duke Han
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:689
  2. Little is known of whether Internet use is associated with physical activity among socially isolated older adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This study investigated the associatio...

    Authors: Sachiko Sasaki, Akinori Sato, Yoshie Tanabe, Shinji Matsuoka, Atsuhiro Adachi, Toshiya Kayano, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Yuichi Matsuno, Ann Nakano and Toshihiro Watanabe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:688
  3. Nutrition and particularly protein play a role in optimally stimulating muscle protein synthesis and maintaining function. Animal foods are excellent sources of high-quality protein. Therefore, we aimed to det...

    Authors: Clara Salvador, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Ana Rita Henriques, Maria João Gregório, Helena Canhão and Nuno Mendonça
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:687
  4. Postoperative delirium (POD), one of the most common complications following major surgery, imposes a heavy burden on patients and society. The objective of this exploratory study was to conduct a secondary an...

    Authors: Meng Mao, Lei-yuan Wang, Lan-yue Zhu, Fei Wang, Ying Ding, Jian-hua Tong, Jie Sun, Qiang Sun and Mu-huo Ji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:685

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  5. Dementia is a serious problem in old age, that impacts an individual’s ability to function and may threaten personal dignity. Given the variable features of the illness and the diversity of life experiences, m...

    Authors: Lucie Klůzová Kráčmarová, Jitka Tomanová, Kristýna A. Černíková, Peter Tavel, Kateřina Langová, Peta Jane Greaves and Helena Kisvetrová
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:684
  6. The current study aimed to examine the association between drinking water quality and cognitive function and to identify the direct and indirect effects of drinking water quality and dyslipidemia on cognitive ...

    Authors: Xi Pan, Ye Luo, Dandan Zhao and Lingling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:683
  7. Multimorbidity, polypharmacy, and potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) pose challenges for the care of people with cognitive impairment. The aim of the present study is to explore whether multimorbidity,...

    Authors: Jennifer Scheel, Katharina Luttenberger, Elmar Graessel, André Kratzer and Carolin Donath
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:682
  8. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent in older adults. In the aging CKD population, cognitive frailty is more common, but its prevalence and associated risk factors need to be further investigated.

    Authors: Jing Chang, Wenwen Hou, Yanchun Li, Shujuan Li, Kai Zhao, Yanfei Wang, Yuanping Hou and Qianmei Sun
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:681
  9. Older people receive care from multiple providers which often results in a lack of coordination. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled value-based methodology for integrated care (ValueCar...

    Authors: E. L. S. Bally, A. van Grieken, L. Ye, M. Ferrando, M. Fernández-Salido, R. Dix, O. Zanutto, M. Gallucci, V. Vasiljev, A. Carroll, A. Darley, A. Gil-Salmerón, S. Ortet, T. Rentoumis, N. Kavoulis, O. Mayora-Ibarra…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:680
  10. Frailty can be operationalized based on the accumulation of deficits using a frailty index (FI) and is associated with an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Here, we aim to compare validity of a FI fro...

    Authors: Chunxiu Wang, Xianghua Fang, Zhe Tang, Yang Hua, Zhongying Zhang, Xiang Gu, Beibei Liu and Xunming Ji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:679
  11. The current prolonging state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), could affect many aspects of people’s lives, especially the elderly population who experience a decrease in regular exercise. However, whethe...

    Authors: Koji Tamai, Hidetomi Terai, Shinji Takahashi, Hiroshi Katsuda, Nagakazu Shimada, Hasibullah Habibi and Hiroaki Nakamura
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:678
  12. Emerging evidence suggest that in addition to low hand grip strength (HGS), HGS asymmetry is associated with declining cognitive and physical functions. We examined the associations of low HGS and asymmetry wi...

    Authors: Kexun Kenneth Chen, Shuen Yee Lee, Benedict Wei Jun Pang, Lay Khoon Lau, Khalid Abdul Jabbar, Wei Ting Seah, Nien Xiang Tou, Philip Lin Kiat Yap, Tze Pin Ng and Shiou-Liang Wee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:677
  13. Handgrip strength (HGS), an indicator of overall muscle strength, is a key component in sarcopenia diagnosis. Although exercise is an effective strategy to prevent sarcopenia, the most appropriate exercise typ...

    Authors: Joo Hye Sung, Se Rhim Son, Seol-Hee Baek and Byung-Jo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:676
  14. Self-rated health (SRH) is a well-established measure in public health to administer the general health of an individual. It can also be used to assess overall health status’ relationship with the social, phys...

    Authors: Gursimran Singh Rana, Anandi Shukla, Akif Mustafa, Mahadev Bramhankar, Balram Rai, Mohit Pandey and Nand Lal Mishra
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:675
  15. Community commitment through group activities in the community is associated with improved health outcomes in older adults and has a ripple effect on community development. However, factors associated with com...

    Authors: Hina Taguchi, Etsuko Tadaka, Yuka Iwata and Azusa Arimoto
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:674
  16. Walking is an essential activity for everyone and for older adults in particular, given that it is the most accessible form of physical activity and one of the healthiest transportation modes. Understanding ho...

    Authors: Zeynep S. Akinci, Xavier Delclòs-Alió, Guillem Vich, Deborah Salvo, Jesús Ibarluzea and Carme Miralles-Guasch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:673
  17. A prolonged COVID-19 pandemic could exacerbate the risk of infection and undesirable effects associated with infection control measures of older people with dementia (PWD), and the care burden of families. In ...

    Authors: Kana Kazawa, Tatsuhiko Kubo, Hiroki Ohge and Shinya Ishii
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:671
  18. Pelvic fractures in older patients are associated with relevant morbidity and mortality. Both might be determined by fracture morphology and/or patient characteristics. The aim of this project is to investigat...

    Authors: Michaela Ramser, Werner Vach, Nathalie Strub, Dieter Cadosch, Franziska Saxer and Henrik Eckardt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:669
  19. Mobility deficits are highly prevalent among geriatric patients and have serious impact on quality of life, hospitalizations, and mortality. This study aims to capture predictors of mobility deficits in hospit...

    Authors: Jennifer Kudelka, Johanna Geritz, Julius Welzel, Hanna Hildesheim, Corina Maetzler, Kirsten Emmert, Katharina Niemann, Markus A. Hobert, Andrea Pilotto, Philipp Bergmann and Walter Maetzler
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:668
  20. Healthy aging relies on mitochondrial functioning because this organelle provides energy and diminishes oxidative stress. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in TOMM40, a critical gene that produces the outer ...

    Authors: Sunny Chen, Sara M. Sarasua, Nicole J. Davis, Jane M. DeLuca, Luigi Boccuto, Stephen M. Thielke and Chang-En Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:667
  21. Mindfulness meditation is a form of mind–body intervention that has increasing scientific support for its ability to reduce age-related declines in cognitive functioning, improve affective health, and strength...

    Authors: Ruchika Shaurya Prakash, Stephanie Fountain-Zaragoza, Megan Fisher, Oyetunde Gbadeyan, Rebecca Andridge, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Heena R. Manglani, Elizabeth J. Duraney, Anita Shankar, Michael R. McKenna, James Teng, Madhura Phansikar and Rosie Canter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:666
  22. Depression is common, costly, and has deleterious effects in older adult surgical patients. Little research exists examining older adult surgical patient outcomes and depression and the potential for nursing f...

    Authors: Aparna Kumar, Douglas Sloane, Linda Aiken and Matthew McHugh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:665
  23. Factors that decrease independence and increase morbidity must be reduced to improve the nutrition, health, and other challenges confronting older adults. In the United States (US), the Older Americans Act (OA...

    Authors: Mary Beth Arensberg, Jaime J. Gahche, Johanna T. Dwyer, Adam Mosey and Damon Terzaghi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:664
  24. We have looked at antimony (Sb) as a new neurotoxin which causes neuronal apoptosis in animal studies. At the population level, however, there is no direct evidence for a relationship between Sb exposure and c...

    Authors: Xiangdong Wang, Rui Wang, Zeyao Zhang, Chao Luo, Zixuan Zhao, Junpu Ruan, Rongrong Huang, Hongbing Zhang, Qiyun Wu, Shali Yu, Juan Tang and Xinyuan Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:663
  25. Family and friend caregivers play significant roles in advocating for and ensuring quality health and social care of residents in Assisted Living (AL) homes. However, little is known about how the COVID-19 pan...

    Authors: Natasha E. Lane, Matthias Hoben, Joseph E. Amuah, David B. Hogan, Jennifer Baumbusch, Andrea Gruneir, Stephanie A. Chamberlain, Lauren E. Griffith, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, Kyle Corbett and Colleen J. Maxwell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:662
  26. Sepsis is a series of organ failures caused by dysregulated responses to infection. Risk factors for sepsis are multiple comorbidities, a poor nutrition status, and limited mobility. The primary purpose of the...

    Authors: Kyungman Cha, Seung Pill Choi, Soo Hyun Kim and Sang Hoon Oh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:661
  27. With the population aging, multiple chronic diseases, depressive symptoms, and stroke are increasingly common among middle-aged and elderly adults worldwide. This study aimed to explore the independent associa...

    Authors: Jingyang Hu, Xinyu Zheng, Guangduoji Shi and Lan Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:660
  28. Emergency department (ED) visits for nursing home residents lead to higher morbidity and mortality. Therefore, inappropriate visits (for conditions treatable elsewhere) or potentially avoidable visits (those a...

    Authors: Franziska Zúñiga, Katharina Gaertner, Sabine K. Weber-Schuh, Barbara Löw, Michael Simon and Martin Müller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:659
  29. Systematic reviews demonstrated that gait variables are the most reliable predictors of future falls, yet are rarely included in fall screening tools. Thus, most tools have higher specificity than sensitivity,...

    Authors: Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Joy Chinyere Eze, Uchenna Prosper Okonkwo, Georgian Chiaka Ibeneme and Gerhard Fortwengel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:658
  30. The lower extremity may play a crucial role in compensating for gait perturbations. The study aimed to explore the mechanism of perturbation compensation by investigating the gait characteristics and lower ext...

    Authors: Xiping Ren, Christoph Lutter, Maeruan Kebbach, Sven Bruhn, Rainer Bader and Thomas Tischer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:656
  31. Falls are common but dangerous in the elderly. More and more seniors are searching for healthcare information online. YouTube has become the world’s most popular video streaming platform. Albeit thousands of f...

    Authors: Xinyi Yang, Xiaoqiang Xue, Ziqiu Shi, Sha Nan, Chengying Lian, Zhigang Ji, Yi Xie and Xiaoxuan Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:654
  32. Aging is a sensitive period of life. Attention to the needs of this stage is considered a social necessity. This study is conducted to investigate the responsiveness level and its effect on service quality fro...

    Authors: Ali Reza Yusefi, Esmat Rezabeigi Davarani, Salman Daneshi, Misagh Bastani, Gholamhossein Mehralian and Peivand Bastani
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:653
  33. When a Zuni elder sustains a fall-related injury, the closest tribal skilled nursing facility is 100 miles from the Pueblo and no physical therapy services are available. Thus, fall prevention strategies as a ...

    Authors: Debra L. Waters, Janet Popp, Carla Herman, Donica Ghahate, Jeanette Bobelu, Vernon S. Pankratz and Vallabh O. Shah
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:652
  34. Frailty is a clinical syndrome described as reduced physiological reserve and increased vulnerability. Typically examined in older adults, recent work shows frailty occurs in middle-aged individuals and is ass...

    Authors: Natasha L. Pacheco, Nicole Noren Hooten, Yongqing Zhang, Calais S. Prince, Nicolle A. Mode, Ngozi Ezike, Kevin G. Becker, Alan B. Zonderman and Michele K. Evans
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:651
  35. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is an aggressive type of dementia of rapid, fluctuating disease trajectory, higher incidence of adverse events, and poorer functional independence than observed in Alzheimer’s disease ...

    Authors: Michael J. Inskip, Yorgi Mavros, Perminder S. Sachdev, Jeffrey M. Hausdorff, Inbar Hillel and Maria A. Fiatarone Singh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:650
  36. The relationship between the number of teeth and sarcopenia remains poorly investigated. Although nutrition plays an important role in maintaining bone and muscle health, the complex relationship between numbe...

    Authors: Xin Xia, Zhigang Xu, Fengjuan Hu, Lisha Hou, Gongchang Zhang and Xiaolei Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:649
  37. Aging is associated with an increased likelihood of developing dementia, but a growing body of evidence suggests that certain modifiable risk factors may help prevent or delay dementia onset. Among these, phys...

    Authors: Deborah Talamonti, Christine Gagnon, Thomas Vincent, Anil Nigam, Frederic Lesage, Louis Bherer and Sarah Fraser
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:648
  38. Promoting physical activity (PA) participation in older adults is important for preserving quality of life and functional independence. Co-design has been shown to increase engagement of end-users in health-re...

    Authors: Natalie Constantin, Holly Edward, Hayley Ng, Anna Radisic, Amy Yule, Alina D’Asti, Cassandra D’Amore, Julie C. Reid and Marla Beauchamp
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:647
  39. Life-space and frailty are closely linked to health-related quality of life and understanding their inter-relationship could indicate potential intervention targets for improving quality of life. We set out to...

    Authors: Petronella Chitalu, Alex Tsui, Samuel D. Searle and Daniel Davis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:646
  40. Frail older people are at higher risk of further deterioration if their needs are not acknowledged when they are acutely ill and admitted to hospital. Mental health comprises one area of needs assessment.

    Authors: Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Andersson Hammar, Katarina Wilhelmson and Margda Waern
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:645
  41. The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been proposed as a supplementary tool to reduce perioperative complications of geriatric patients, however there is no universally accepted standardization of C...

    Authors: Chao Kong, Yanhong Zhang, Chaodong Wang, Peng Wang, Xiangyu Li, Wei Wang, Yu Wang, Jianghua Shen, Xiaoyi Ren, Tianlong Wang, Guoguang Zhao and Shibao Lu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:644
  42. Diet and physical activity are key components of healthy aging. Current interventions that promote healthy eating and physical activity among the elderly have limitations and evidence of French interventions’ ...

    Authors: Aurélie Bocquier, Anne-Fleur Jacquemot, Christophe Dubois, Hélène Tréhard, Chloé Cogordan, Gwenaëlle Maradan, Sébastien Cortaredona, Lisa Fressard, Bérengère Davin-Casalena, Agnès Vinet, Pierre Verger, Nicole Darmon, Valérie Arquier, Guillaume Briclot, Rachel Chamla, Florence Cousson-Gélie…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:643
  43. Frailty is a common condition in older adults that is characterized by transitions between frailty states in both directions (progression and reversion) over time. Loneliness has been reported to be associated...

    Authors: Bin-Lin Chu and Wen Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:642
  44. It is unclear whether people with dementia (PwD) have more negative attitudes toward own aging (ATOA) than people without dementia and what factors influence ATOA among PwD. We investigated whether PwD have mo...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Anthony Martyr, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Clive Ballard, Rachel Collins, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted, Catherine Quinn, Kaarin J. Anstey, Sarang Kim, Anne Corbett, Helen Brooker and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:641
  45. The catastrophic health expenditure of older adults results in serious consequences; however, the issue of whether cognitive status and living situations contribute to such financial burdens is uncertain. Our ...

    Authors: Chenxi Li, Shuyi Jin, Xingqi Cao, Ling Han, Ning Sun, Heather Allore, Emiel O. Hoogendijk, Xin Xu, Qiushi Feng, Xiaoting Liu and Zuyun Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:640

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