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  1. Dementia is one of the most common causes of death among old people in Finland and other countries with high life expectancies. Dementing illnesses are the most important disease group behind the need for long...

    Authors: Leena Forma, Pekka Rissanen, Mari Aaltonen, Jani Raitanen and Marja Jylhä
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:14
  2. Even effective interventions for people with dementia and their caregivers require specific implementation efforts. A pilot study showed that the highly effective community occupational therapy in dementia (CO...

    Authors: Carola ME Döpp, Maud JL Graff, Steven Teerenstra, Eddy Adang, Ria WG Nijhuis - van der Sanden, Marcel GM OldeRikkert and Myrra JFJ Vernooij-Dassen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:13
  3. Pain (physical discomfort) and challenging behaviour are highly prevalent in nursing home residents with dementia: at any given time 45-80% of nursing home residents are in pain and up to 80% have challenging ...

    Authors: Marjoleine JC Pieper, Wilco P Achterberg, Anneke L Francke, Jenny T van der Steen, Erik JA Scherder and Christine R Kovach
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:12
  4. There is limited information available on how characteristics of the organization of nursing home care and especially group living home care and staff ratio contribute to care staff well being, quality of care...

    Authors: Bernadette M Willemse, Dieneke Smit, Jacomine de Lange and Anne Margriet Pot
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:11
  5. Rapidly aging populations with an increased desire to remain at home and changes in health policy that promote the transfer of health care from formal places, as hospitals and institutions, to the more informa...

    Authors: Catharina Gillsjö, Donna Schwartz-Barcott and Iréne von Post
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:10
  6. Venous thromboembolic events (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, are common in older age. It has been suggested that statins might reduce the risk of VTE however positive results fr...

    Authors: Dilys J Freeman, Michele Robertson, E Ann Brown, Ann Rumley, Edward S Tobias, Marijke Frölich, P Eline Slagboom, J Wouter Jukema, Anton JM de Craen, Naveed Sattar, Ian Ford, Allan Gaw, Ian A Greer, Gordon DO Lowe and David J Stott
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:8
  7. Prevention of falls in the elderly is a public health target in many countries around the world. While a large number of trials have investigated the effectiveness of fall prevention programs, few focussed on ...

    Authors: Wolfgang A Blank, Ellen Freiberger, Monika Siegrist, Peter Landendoerfer, Klaus Linde, Tibor Schuster, Klaus Pfeifer, Antonius Schneider and Martin Halle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:7
  8. Guidelines recommend that older people should receive multi-factorial interventions following an injurious fall however there is limited evidence that this is routine practice. We aimed to improve the delivery...

    Authors: Nicholas Waldron, Ian Dey, Yusuf Nagree, Jianguo Xiao and Leon Flicker
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:6
  9. Resistance exercise programs with high compliance are needed to counter impaired muscle and mobility in older cancer survivors. To date outcomes have focused on older prostate cancer survivors, though more het...

    Authors: Paul C LaStayo, Robin L Marcus, Lee E Dibble, Sheldon B Smith and Susan L Beck
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:5
  10. Structural changes occur in the pancreas as a part of the natural aging process. With aging, also the incidence of maldigestive symptoms and malnutrition increases, raising the possibility that these might be ...

    Authors: Karl-Heinz Herzig, Anna-Kaisa Purhonen, Kati M Räsänen, Joanna Idziak, Petri Juvonen, Ryszard Phillps and Jaroslaw Walkowiak
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:4
  11. Epidemiological studies indicate a statistical linkage between atherosclerotic vascular disease (ATH) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Autopsy studies of cardiac disease in AD have been few and inconclusive. In t...

    Authors: Thomas G Beach, Chera L Maarouf, Reed G Brooks, Scophil Shirohi, Ian D Daugs, Lucia I Sue, Marwan N Sabbagh, Douglas G Walker, LihFen Lue and Alex E Roher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:3
  12. Escitalopram has shown efficacy and tolerability in the prevention of relapse in elderly patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). This post-hoc analysis compared time to relapse for young-old patients (n = ...

    Authors: Constantine G Lyketsos, Emmanuelle Weiller, Cornelius Katona and Phillip Gorwood
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:2
  13. Renal function decreases with age. Dosage adjustment according to renal function is indicated for many drugs, in order to avoid adverse reactions of medications and/or aggravation of renal impairment. There ar...

    Authors: Sara Modig, Christina Lannering, Carl Johan Östgren, Sigvard Mölstad and Patrik Midlöv
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2011 11:1
  14. Medical co-morbidity may be associated with impaired cognitive function based on prior studies. However, no studies to date have determined to what extent this association is linked to medical illness or other...

    Authors: Corinne E Fischer, Depeng Jiang and Tom A Schweizer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:89
  15. Although spirituality is usually considered a positive resource for coping with illness, spiritual distress may have a negative influence on health outcomes. Tools are needed to identify spiritual distress in ...

    Authors: Stefanie M Monod, Etienne Rochat, Christophe J Büla, Guy Jobin, Estelle Martin and Brenda Spencer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:88
  16. Behavioural and psychological symptoms are associated with dementia, but are also present in a significant number of the older population without dementia. Here we explore the distribution of behavioural and p...

    Authors: Rianne van der Linde, Blossom CM Stephan, Fiona E Matthews, Carol Brayne and George M Savva
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:87
  17. Incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) is an inflammatory skin disease mainly triggered by prolonged skin contact with urine, feces but also liberal detergent use when cleansing the skin. To minimize the epi...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Beguin, Evelyne Malaquin-Pavan, Claudine Guihaire, Anne-Marie Hallet-Lezy, Sandrine Souchon, Vanessa Homann, Petra Zöllner, Maximilian Swerev, Rüdiger Kesselmeier, Fridmann Hornung and Hans Smola
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:86
  18. In the elderly the diagnosis of chronic heart failure is often challenging and the availability of echocardiography can be limited. Plasma levels of NT-proBNP are valuable tools to diagnose patients with heart...

    Authors: Bert Vaes, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen Bax, Jan Degryse, Rudi GJ Westendorp and Jacobijn Gussekloo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:85
  19. Insomnia is common among elderly people and associated with poor health. The Minimal Insomnia Symptom Scale (MISS) is a three item screening instrument that has been found to be psychometrically sound and capa...

    Authors: Amanda Hellström, Peter Hagell, Cecilia Fagerström and Ania Willman
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:84
  20. Age and life expectancy of residents in many developed countries, including Australia, is increasing. Health resource and medicine use in the very old is not well studied. The purpose of this study was to iden...

    Authors: Elizabeth E Roughead, Lisa M Kalisch, Emmae N Ramsay, Philip Ryan and Andrew L Gilbert
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:83
  21. The optimal patient selection of frail elderly persons undergoing rehabilitation in Geriatric Day Hospital (GDH) programs remains uncertain. This study was done to identify potential predictors of rehabilitati...

    Authors: Silvia RM Pereira, Wendy Chiu, Alyson Turner, Stephanie Chevalier, Lawrence Joseph, Allen R Huang and Jose A Morais
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:82
  22. This article provides new insights into the impact of social engagement on CVD risk factors in older adults. We hypothesized that objective (social participation, social ties and marital status) and subjective...

    Authors: Yumiko Kamiya, Brendan Whelan, Virpi Timonen and Rose Anne Kenny
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:81
  23. In view of the increasing number of senior citizens in our society who are likely to consult their GP with age-related health problems, it is important to identify and understand the preferences of this group ...

    Authors: P(Ine) GJ Berkelmans, Annette J Berendsen, Peter FM Verhaak and Klaas van der Meer
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:80
  24. Sedentary lifestyle combined with smoking, contributes to the development of a set of chronic diseases and to accelerating the course of aging. The aim of the study was to compare the hemodynamic and nutrition...

    Authors: Cristina O Francisco, Natalia A Ricci, Marcelo N Rebelatto and José R Rebelatto
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:79
  25. Being alone, as measured by less frequent social interactions, has been reported to be associated with a more rapid rate of motor decline in older persons. We tested the hypothesis that feeling alone is associ...

    Authors: Aron S Buchman, Patricia A Boyle, Robert S Wilson, Bryan D James, Sue E Leurgans, Steven E Arnold and David A Bennett
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:77
  26. Proximal femoral fractures are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Pre-existing malnutrition and weight loss amongst this patient group is of primary concern, with conventional nutrition support...

    Authors: Michelle D Miller, Alison Yaxley, Anthony Villani, Lynne Cobiac, Robert Fraser, Leslie Cleland, Michael James and Maria Crotty
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:76
  27. Individualized, nutritional support reduced undernutrition among older stroke patients and improved quality of life in our recent randomized, controlled trial. Weight control thus seems to be important after s...

    Authors: Lisa Ha, Truls Hauge and Per Ole Iversen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:75
  28. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a novel modality of exercise shown to improve musculoskeletal function. This study aims to examine the effects of standing posture during low magnitude WBV training on muscle func...

    Authors: Monica Mikhael, Rhonda Orr, Fleur Amsen, David Greene and Maria A Fiatarone Singh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:74
  29. Compared to the general elderly population, those institutionalized in LTC facilities have the highest prevalence of osteoporosis and subsequently have higher incidences of vertebral and hip fractures. The goa...

    Authors: Arthur N Lau, George Ioannidis, Yelena Potts, Lora M Giangregorio, Mary-Lou Van der Horst, Jonathan D Adachi and Alexandra Papaioannou
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:73
  30. The de Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) is a new mobility instrument that overcomes the limitations of existing instruments. It is the first mobility instrument that accurately measures the mobility of all older ...

    Authors: Natalie A de Morton, Megan Davidson and Jennifer L Keating
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:72
  31. Elderly patients admitted to Geriatric Assessment Units (GAU) typically have complex health problems that require multi-professional care. Considering the scope of human and technological resources solicited d...

    Authors: Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Judith Latour, Isabelle Julien, Marie-Andrée Plante, Paule Lebel, Dominique Mainville, Aline Bolduc and Julie Anne Buckland
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:69
  32. The mobility of older individuals has often been only partially assessed, without considering all important aspects such as potential (available) versus effective (used) mobilities and the physical and psychos...

    Authors: Claude Vincent, Émilie Demers, Hélène Moffet, Hélène Corriveau, Sylvie Nadeau and Catherine Mercier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:68
  33. In long-term care (LTC) homes in the province of Ontario, implementation of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment and The Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcer risk were occurring simultaneously. The purp...

    Authors: Jeff Poss, Katharine M Murphy, M Gail Woodbury, Heather Orsted, Kimberly Stevenson, Gail Williams, Shirley MacAlpine, Nancy Curtin-Telegdi and John P Hirdes
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:67
  34. Delivering palliative care to elderly, dying patients is a present and future challenge. In Germany, this has been underlined by a 2009 legislation implementing palliative care as compulsory in the medical cur...

    Authors: Johannes M Just, Christian Schulz, Maren Bongartz and Martin W Schnell
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:66
  35. Norway, and particularly Oslo, has the highest reported incidence of hip fractures in the world. It is increasingly common to care for older hip fracture patients in orthogeriatric units where orthopaedic care...

    Authors: Anette H Ranhoff, Kristin Holvik, Mette I Martinsen, Kirsti Domaas and Ludvig F Solheim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:65
  36. Those aged 85 and over, the oldest old, are now the fastest growing sector of the population. Information on their health is essential to inform future planning; however, there is a paucity of up-to-date informat...

    Authors: Karen Davies, Joanna C Collerton, Carol Jagger, John Bond, Sally AH Barker, June Edwards, Joan Hughes, Judith M Hunt and Louise Robinson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:64
  37. Venous thromboembolism is a common, fatal, and costly injury which complicates major surgery in older adults. The American College of Chest Physicians recommends high potency prophylaxis regimens for individua...

    Authors: Alok Kapoor, Alan J Labonte, Michael R Winter, Jodi B Segal, Rebecca A Silliman, Jeffrey N Katz, Elena Losina and Dan Berlowitz
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:63
  38. Cognitive function and telomere length both decline with age. A correlation between these two measures would suggest that they may be influenced by the same underlying age-related biological process. Several s...

    Authors: Karen A Mather, Anthony F Jorm, Kaarin J Anstey, Peter J Milburn, Simon Easteal and Helen Christensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:62
  39. Daughters-in-law have played an important role in informal care-giving arrangements within East Asian traditional norms. The aim of this study was to measure the impact of daughter-in-law care-giving on the su...

    Authors: Akihiro Nishi, Nanako Tamiya, Masayo Kashiwagi, Hideto Takahashi, Mikiya Sato and Ichiro Kawachi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:61
  40. Osteoporosis-related fractures are a significant public health concern. Interventions that increase detection and treatment of osteoporosis are underutilized. This pragmatic randomised study was done to evalua...

    Authors: Patricia M Ciaschini, Sharon E Straus, Lisa R Dolovich, Ron A Goeree, Karen M Leung, Carol R Woods, Greg M Zimmerman, Sumit R Majumdar, Silvana Spadafora, Luke A Fera and Hui N Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:60
  41. Arthritic disorders can be the cause of hospitalizations, especially among individuals 60 years and older. The objective of this study is to investigate associations between health care resource utilization in...

    Authors: Gergana Zlateva, Ruth Diazaraque, Muriel Viala-Danten and Liviu Niculescu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:59

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