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  1. Dementia is a growing health concern that affects millions of people worldwide. Gait and mobility disorders are often present and represent a major risk factor for falls. The purpose of this study was to inves...

    Authors: Lucía Bracco, Arrate Pinto-Carral, Linda Hillaert and France Mourey
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:693
  2. There is slight evidence on the effectiveness of relaxation techniques to improve quality of life of the old people, and no comparative studies have particularly investigated this population. Hence, the presen...

    Authors: Aida Jasour, Ardashir Afrasiabifar, Mohammad Zoladl and Nazafarin Hosseini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:692
  3. This study makes an effort to examine the impact of home and community-based services on maintaining cognitive function and understand the mediating effect of social participation on the relationship of commun...

    Authors: Wenyi Lin, Wanxia Yin and Dinghuan Yuan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:691
  4. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between happiness and food-related behaviours and other potential factors among older persons in Thailand. This was a cross-sectional study with m...

    Authors: Sirinya Phulkerd, Rossarin Soottipong Gray, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Umaporn Pattaravanich and Sasinee Thapsuwan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:690
  5. To explore the effect of acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) on the anesthetic effect, plasma concentration, and postoperative recovery quality in elderly patients undergoing spinal surgery.

    Authors: Tong Liu, Yu Bai, Lei Yin, Jin-Huo Wang, Na Yao, Lai-Wei You and Jian-Rong Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:689
  6. Although several studies have reported the relationship between vision impairment (VI) and multimorbidity in high-income countries, this relationship has not been reported in low- and middle-income countries. ...

    Authors: Kun Xiong, Huiyan Mao, Qi’ao Zhang, Changrong Lei and Yuanbo Liang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:688
  7. This study aimed to test, in real-world clinical practice, the effectiveness of a Transitional Care Stroke Intervention (TCSI) compared to usual care on health outcomes, self-management, patient experience, an...

    Authors: Maureen Markle-Reid, Kathryn Fisher, Kimberly M. Walker, Marla Beauchamp, Jill I. Cameron, David Dayler, Rebecca Fleck, Amiram Gafni, Rebecca Ganann, Ken Hajas, Barbara Koetsier, Robert Mahony, Chris Pollard, Jim Prescott, Tammy Rooke and Carly Whitmore
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:687
  8. Incidence of hip fracture is estimated to rise, increasing demands on healthcare. Our objective was to compare patients with hip fracture, a decade apart, regarding surgical characteristics and functional outc...

    Authors: Noelle Probert and Åsa G. Andersson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:686
  9. While functional and mobility impairments (FMIs) have garnered the attention of health researchers in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), including India, research has yet to explore whether and to what e...

    Authors: Manacy Pai and T. Muhammad
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:685
  10. Social isolation and loneliness can be detrimental to the overall functioning of the older adults. The study examines the impact of social isolation and loneliness on the psychological well-being of older adul...

    Authors: Bijeta Mishra, Jalandhar Pradhan and Suman Dhaka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:684
  11. Older adults living with dementia may express challenging responsive behaviours. One management strategy is pharmacologic treatment though these options often have limited benefit, which may lead to multiple t...

    Authors: Shanna C Trenaman, Jack Quach, Susan K Bowles, Susan Kirkland and Melissa K Andrew
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:683
  12. Potentially inappropriate medication use is prevalent among older adults in primary care, leading to increased morbidity, adverse drug reactions, hospitalizations, and mortality. This study aimed to develop an...

    Authors: Roxana De las salas, Claudia Vaca-González, Javier Eslava-Schmalbach, Catalina Torres-Espinosa and Albert Figueras
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:682
  13. The identification of new prognostic tools for the prediction of burn patients’ morbidity outcomes is necessary. Considering the feasibility of frailty assessment in the clinical setting, we aim to systematica...

    Authors: Arman Shafiee, Razman Arabzadeh Bahri, Shahryar Rajai, Mohammad Ahoopai, Niloofar Seighali and Mohammad Javad Amini
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:680
  14. To become a dementia-friendly hospital (DFH) is increasingly being discussed in health care practice, research, politics and society. In our previous integrative review, we identified six characteristics of DF...

    Authors: Christina Manietta, Daniel Purwins, Anneke Reinhard, Melanie Feige, Christiane Knecht, Birgit Alpers and Martina Roes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:678
  15. Living with a life-limiting illness, people with dementia benefit from palliative care which considers the holistic needs of the person and their family. However, little is known about how palliative care may ...

    Authors: Siobhan Fox, Jonathan Drennan, Suzanne Guerin, W. George Kernohan, Aileen Murphy, Niamh O’Connor, Aphie Rukundo and Suzanne Timmons
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:677
  16. Understanding health and developing trends among the older population is essential for countries to tackle the challenges of an ageing population and formulate relevant policies. Facilitating healthy ageing is...

    Authors: Raghunath Mandi, Dhananjay W Bansod and Amit Kumar Goyal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:675
  17. Failure to detect cognitive impairment (CI) in hospitalised older inpatients has serious medical and legal implications, including for the implementation of care planning. This mixed methods study aimed to det...

    Authors: Radhika Rice, Jamie Bryant and Rob Sanson Fisher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:672
  18. With a rapidly ageing population and a decline in the availability of family caregivers, the number of older adults with disabilities who have unmet long-term care needs is gradually increasing worldwide. Howe...

    Authors: Selin Woo, Ying Cui, Suyeon Kim and Mankyu Choi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:671
  19. Everyday memory problems are believed to increase with age, leading many researchers to focus on older ages when examining reports of memory lapses. However, real world memory lapses are ubiquitous across the ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Mogle, Jennifer R. Turner, Sakshi Bhargava, Robert S. Stawski, David M. Almeida and Nikki L. Hill
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:670
  20. Our aim was to evaluate Spanish family doctors’ knowledge about medications that increase the risk of traffic accidents involving older drivers, and to obtain data about the involvement of family doctors in ac...

    Authors: Eladio Jiménez-Mejías, Fátima Ruiz-Rodríguez, Luis Miguel Martín-de los Reyes, José Herrero-Rubí, Mario Rivera-Izquierdo, Virginia Martínez-Ruiz and Pablo Lardelli-Claret
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:669
  21. Ensuring a good death is one of the primary objectives of palliative care and end-of-life care. There is insufficient evidence regarding what defines a good death for people living with dementia. Obtaining an ...

    Authors: Md Razib Mamun, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, KM Saif-Ur-Rahman, Young Jae Hong, Zean Song, Yuko Yoshida and Hiroshi Yatsuya
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:665
  22. Frailty is prevalent in older people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and robust evidence supporting the benefit of dialysis in this setting is lacking. We aimed to measure frailty and quality of life (QOL) l...

    Authors: Shannon J. King, Natasha Reid, Sarah J. Brown, Lucinda J. Brodie, Aaron D. H. Sia, Mark D. Chatfield, Ross S. Francis, Nancye M. Peel, Emily H. Gordon and Ruth E. Hubbard
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:664
  23. Responsiveness and minimal clinically important difference (MCID) are critical indices to understand whether observed improvement represents a meaningful improvement after intervention. Although simultaneous c...

    Authors: I-Chen Chen, I-Ching Chuang, Ku-Chou Chang, Chih-Hung Chang and Ching-Yi Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:663
  24. Although the health of the floating elderly population is an important part of active and healthy ageing, it is neglected in current Chinese society. Based on the general consensus that social interaction can ...

    Authors: Yiqing Xing, Liang Zhang, Yuelu Zhang and Ruibo He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:662
  25. Long-term care (LTC) settings are becoming home to an increasing number of people living with advanced or late-stage dementia. Residents living with advanced dementia represent some of society’s most vulnerabl...

    Authors: Donny H.Y. Li, Marie-Lee Yous, Paulette V. Hunter, Esther Coker, Danielle Just, Vanina Dal Bello-Haas, Carrie McAiney, Abigail Wickson-Griffiths and Sharon Kaasalainen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:661
  26. Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe disease associated with high morbidity and mortality. Little is known about the best management of elderly patients with IE. In these patients, surgery may be challengin...

    Authors: Valentina Scheggi, Silvia Menale, Barbara Tonietti, Jacopo Giovacchini, Stefano Del Pace, Nicola Zoppetti, Bruno Alterini, Pier Luigi Stefàno and Niccolò Marchionni
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:659
  27. Little is known about the association of longitudinal dynamics between cognitive function and frailty in Chinese older adults. The temporal sequences between cognitive function and frailty remains unclear. Our...

    Authors: Kai Cui, Weihan Meng, Zhiqiang Li, Xinning Zeng, Xiaozhe Li and Xiaoyan Ge
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:658
  28. Older adults often use multiple medicines to manage comorbidities well or to prevent associated complications. This study aims to determine polypharmacy, the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs)...

    Authors: Aslınur Albayrak and Halil Demirbaş
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:655
  29. Sleep duration and amino acid intake are independently associated with cognitive decline. This study aimed to determine the longitudinal association between sleep duration and cognitive impairment incidence an...

    Authors: Kaori Kinoshita, Rei Otsuka, Michihiro Takada, Yukiko Nishita, Chikako Tange, Hiroko Jinzu, Katsuya Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimokata, Akira Imaizumi and Hidenori Arai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:653
  30. We aimed to investigate the interaction between serum uric acid (SUA) levels with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) to low muscle strength (LMS) among older people in China.

    Authors: Yu Cheng Huang, Si Liang Chen, Ying Dong and Ying Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:652
  31. During the COVID-19 pandemic and compared to other population groups, older people were at a heightened risk of developing lethal disease symptoms. Thus, many countries put in place protective measures to prot...

    Authors: P. Schneider, M. Abt, C. Cohen, N. Marmier and C. Ortoleva Bucher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:649
  32. With reduced balance and mobility, older patients with stroke are more susceptible to fear of falling (FOF). A maladaptive form of FOF can cause excessive activity restriction, poor balance, and recurrent fall...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Chen, Hui Du, Mi Song, Ting Liu, Pei Ge, Yue Xu and Hongying Pi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:647
  33. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours such as smoking, high alcohol consumption, poor diet or low physical activity are associated with morbidity and mortality. Public health guidelines provide recommendations for ad...

    Authors: Catherine Robb, Prudence R. Carr, Jocasta Ball, Alice Owen, Lawrence J. Beilin, Anne B. Newman, Mark R. Nelson, Christopher M. Reid, Suzanne G. Orchard, Johannes T. Neumann, Andrew M. Tonkin, Rory Wolfe and John J. McNeil
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:646
  34. This study aimed to determine long-term variations in mortality trends and identify the leading causes of death among older adults in China from 2009 to 2019 so as to propose interventions to further stabilise...

    Authors: Jian Wu, Zihan Mu, Shuai Jiang, Yudong Miao, Yanyu Tang, Jing Wang, Suxian Wang and Yaojun Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:645

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