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  1. Sarcopenia, an age-related disorder characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, is recently recognized as a complication in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Skeletal muscl...

    Authors: Huiling Chen, Jingjing Lou, Meiyuan Dong, Xintao Liu, Shijie Yan, Song Wen, Ligang Zhou, Xingdang Liu and Xinlu Yuan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:325
  2. Active involvement of persons living with dementia (PLWD) and long-term care (LTC) users in research is essential but less developed compared to other patient groups. However, their involvement in research is ...

    Authors: Janneke M. Groothuijse, Lisa S. van Tol, C. C. M. (Toos) Hoeksel-van Leeuwen, Johannes J. M. van Delden, Monique A. A. Caljouw and Wilco P. Achterberg
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:324
  3. This study aimed investigate the impact of intergenerational support on the mental health of older adults in urban China. It also sought to evaluate the chain mediation effect of attitudes toward younger peopl...

    Authors: Jiahong Xu, Youwei Wang, Justin C. Cheung and Yanlong Yin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:323
  4. As a common psychological problem among older adults, fear of falling was found to have a wide range prevalence in different studies. However, the global prevalence of it was unknown and a lack of the large sa...

    Authors: Wanhong Xiong, Dan Wang, Wei Ren, Xinyi Liu, Renhui Wen and Yu Luo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:321
  5. Apart from both China and the Philippines continuing to be exposed to and affected by different climate-induced hazards, in particular floods and typhoons, they are also reported to be witnessing rapid ageing ...

    Authors: Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Yafang Zheng, Don Eliseo Lucero Prisno III and Robert Stodden
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:320
  6. Tramadol is increasingly used to treat acute postoperative pain among older adults following total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). However, tramadol has a complex pharmacology and may be no safer than ful...

    Authors: Elliott Bosco, Melissa R. Riester, Francesca L. Beaudoin, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, Stefan Gravenstein, Vincent Mor and Andrew R. Zullo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:319
  7. Depression is a global health priority. Maintaining and delaying depressive symptoms in older adults is a key to healthy aging. This study aimed to identify depressive symptom trajectories, predictors and mort...

    Authors: Yinan Zhao, Qingcai Liu, Yifei Chen, Timothy C. Y. Kwok, Jason C. S. Leung, Hui Feng and Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:318
  8. Old age is a period of life that presents many health and social challenges, resulting in a greater vulnerability to the development of mental disorders, including depression. There has been a growing interest...

    Authors: Paulina Zabielska, Małgorzata Szkup, Artur Kotwas, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka and Beata Karakiewicz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:317
  9. Restricted activity is a potential early marker of declining health in older adults. Previous studies of this association with patient outcomes have been inconclusive. This review aimed to evaluate the extent ...

    Authors: Ishbel L. Henderson, Rory W. Bone, Richard Stevens, Rebecca K. Barnes, Nia Roberts, James P. Sheppard and Richard J. McManus
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:316
  10. Aging correlates with a heightened prevalence of chronic diseases, resulting in multimorbidity affecting 60% of those aged 65 or older. Multimorbidity often leads to polypharmacy, elevating the risk of potenti...

    Authors: Anabela Pereira, Manuel Veríssimo and Oscar Ribeiro
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:315
  11. It is known that difficulty sleeping after a fracture can have negative effects on both mental and physical health and may prolong the recovery process. The objective of this study is to explore how sleep qual...

    Authors: Khan Akhtar Ali, LingXiao He, Wenkai Li, Weikai Zhang and Hui Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:314
  12. It is internationally known that our population is aging. At the same time, some patients with COVID-19, due to their symptoms, required mechanical ventilation (MV) and subsequent pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)...

    Authors: Rodrigo Muñoz-Cofré, María Fernanda del Valle, Gabriel Nasri Marzuca-Nassr, Jorge Valenzuela, Mariano del Sol, Constanza Díaz Canales, Pablo A. Lizana, Fernando Valenzuela-Aedo, Rodrigo Lizama-Pérez and Máximo Escobar-Cabello
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:313
  13. Older adults with home care (HC) often have complex disease patterns and use healthcare extensively. Increased understanding is necessary to tailor their care. To our knowledge, this is the first study to desc...

    Authors: Katharina Schmidt-Mende, Cecilia Arvinge, Giovanni Cioffi, Lars Lennart Gustafsson, Karin Modig and Anna Carina Meyer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:312
  14. Falls have a major impact on individual patients, their relatives, the healthcare system and related costs. Physical exercise programmes that include multiple categories of exercise effectively reduce the rate...

    Authors: Anne-Gabrielle Mittaz Hager, Nicolas Mathieu, Sophie Carrard, Alice Bridel, Christina Wapp and Roger Hilfiker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:311
  15. The anticipatory prescribing of injectable controlled drugs (ICDs) by general practitioners (GPs) to care home residents is common practice and is believed to reduce emergency hospital transfers at the end-of-...

    Authors: Diana Teggi and Kate Woodthorpe
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:310
  16. 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
  17. The postural control and abdominal muscles’ automatic activity were found to be impaired in subjects with low back pain (LBP) during static activities. However, the studies are predominantly conducted on young...

    Authors: Mohammad Kalantari, Shabnam ShahAli, Mehdi Dadgoo and Abbas Tabatabaei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:308
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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

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  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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