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  1. Person-centredness is considered as best practice for people living with dementia. A frequently used instrument to assess person-centredness of a care environment is the Person-centred Climate Questionnaire (P...

    Authors: Denise Wilfling, Ralph Möhler, Almuth Berg, Jonas Dörner, Natascha Bartmann, Thomas Klatt, Gabriele Meyer, Margareta Halek, Sascha Köpke and Martin N. Dichter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:57
  2. The suboptimal uptake of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines among those with non-communicable chronic diseases is a public health concern, because it poses a higher risk of severe illness for individuals with und...

    Authors: Shangfeng Tang, Lu Ji, Ghose Bishwajit and Shuyan Guo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:56
  3. Numerous studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between diet quality and cognitive performance, indicating that improving diet quality may be beneficial in preventing cognitive decline in older adult...

    Authors: Ziwei Xu, Shuaizhen Chen, Min Guo, Tianlei Zhang, Xiaoxuan Niu, Yuxin Zhou, Jialong Tan and Jian Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:55
  4. This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and reliability of a new, brief questionnaire, ‘Brief Assessment of Impaired Cognition– Questionnaire’ (BASIC-Q) for detection of cognitive impairment, prima...

    Authors: Anne-Britt Oxbøll, Kasper Jørgensen, T. Rune Nielsen, Sofie D. Christiansen, Ann Nielsen, Frans B. Waldorff and Gunhild Waldemar
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:53
  5. Although there are studies on disabilities in older persons, most of these studies have been carried out in developed countries. Hence, there are limited studies on disability in older adults in sub-Saharan Af...

    Authors: Martin Wiredu Agyekum, Grace Frempong Afrifa-Anane and Frank Kyei-Arthur
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:52
  6. To test whether known prognosticators of COVID-19 maintained their stratification ability across age groups.

    Authors: Ginevra Fabiani, Carolina Cogozzo, Anna De Paris, Valentina Di Maria, Alessia Lagomarsini, Olimpia Masotti, Simona Matteini, Elisa Paolucci, Lorenzo Pelagatti, Francesco Pepe, Maurizio Villanti, Francesca Todde, Riccardo Pini and Francesca Innocenti
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:51
  7. Multimorbidity is increasing among adults in the United States. Yet limited research has examined multimorbidity clusters in persons aged 50 years and older with and without a history of cancer. An increased u...

    Authors: Gabriela Plasencia, Simone C. Gray, Ingrid J. Hall and Judith Lee Smith
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:50
  8. This study explores the effect of sensory-based static balance training on the balance ability, aging attitude, and perceived stress of older adults in the community. It provides a practical basis for the in-d...

    Authors: Yingyuan Ni, Shasha Li, Xiaoying Lv, Yuecong Wang, Lijun Xu, Yingxue Xi, Yanhua Sun, Jianyi Bao, Shufang Liao and Yue Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:49
  9. The objectives of this study were to compare oral frailty (OFr) among edentate and dentate older adults living in long-term care facilities (LTCF) and to clarify how edentulism and oral disease burden (ODB) of...

    Authors: Lina Julkunen, Riitta Saarela, Hanna-Maria Roitto, Hannu Kautiainen, Kaisu Pitkälä, Päivi Mäntylä and Kaija Hiltunen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:48
  10. Orthogeriatric patients have an increased risk for complications due to underlying comorbidities, chronic drug therapy and frequent treatment changes during hospitalization. The clinical pharmacist (CP) plays ...

    Authors: Rachel Bailly, Stephanie Wuyts, Loic Toelen, Tony Mets, Carmen Van Hauwermeiren, Thierry Scheerlinck, Pieter-Jan Cortoos and Siddhartha Lieten
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:47
  11. Research indicates that it is the quality of the closest relationships in the mixture of social relations that matters most for older adults. For older foreign-born, especially those who migrate late in life, ...

    Authors: Anna Zhou, Ingrid Hellström, Susanne Roos and Åsa Larsson Ranada
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:45
  12. Medications with potent anticholinergic properties have well-documented adverse effects. A high cumulative anticholinergic burden may arise from the concurrent use of multiple medications with weaker anticholi...

    Authors: Gauri Bhatkhande, Niteesh K. Choudhry, Mufaddal Mahesri, Nancy Haff and Julie C. Lauffenburger
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:44
  13. With the rapid population aging, healthy aging has become a concern for society as a whole. In this study, loneliness and its relationships with activity-related individual factors were examined among older Ch...

    Authors: Jiazhou Wang, Yueyue Zhou, Qiuxia Zhang, Jing Li, Dehua Zhai, Jia Li, Buxin Han and Zhengkui Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:42
  14. Life satisfaction (LS) is part of a positive psychological feeling that protects individuals from a physical decline in old age. A healthy lifestyle, including physical activity (PA) and a healthy diet, such a...

    Authors: Richard Szewei Wang, Yu-Ni Huang, Mark L. Wahlqvist, Thomas T. H. Wan, Tao-Hsin Tung and Bing-Long Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:41
  15. The need for better end-of-life care for people with dementia has been acknowledged. Existing literature suggests that people dying with dementia have less access to palliative care, yet little is known about ...

    Authors: Zoi Triandafilidis, Sally Carr, Daneill Davis, Simon Chiu, Lucy Leigh, Sarah Jeong, Daniel Wong, Jacinta Hensby, Suzanne Lewis, John Attia and Nicholas Goodwin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:40
  16. It is well known that polypharmacy is associated with adverse drug events. Accordingly, specialist geriatric units have to pay particular attention to the appropriateness of prescription and the withdrawal of ...

    Authors: Céline Rahuel, Maxime Pautrat, Amal Aïdoud, Bertrand Fougère and Camille Debacq
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:39
  17. To explore the associations of social support, and cognitive activity with cognitive impairment incidence, and further examine the mediation effect of cognitive activity on the association between social suppo...

    Authors: Tianpei Ma, Jiaqiang Liao, Yuguo Ye and Jiayuan Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:38
  18. After being diagnosed with dementia, patients need a medical professional to empathetically address their fears and get initial questions answered. This scoping review therefore addresses how patients newly di...

    Authors: Flora-Marie Hegerath, Chantal Giehl, Michael Pentzek, Horst Christian Vollmar and Ina Carola Otte
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:37
  19. Chronic diseases and metabolic disorders are prevalent health concerns that often escalate with increasing age and thus affect older individuals. The proportion of the elderly population in Iran increased from...

    Authors: Ali Dehghani Ahmadabad, Leila Jahangiry, Neda Gilani, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Eesa Mohammadi and Koen Ponnet
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:36
  20. Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) has been evaluated in several countries, and several strategies have been devised for deprescribing drugs in older adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Welma Wildes Amorim, Luiz Carlos Passos, Romana Santos Gama, Renato Morais Souza, Pablo Moura Santos, Jéssica Caline Macedo, Hévila Maciel Queiroga, Larissa Gusmão Nunes, Lavínia Mendonça Fraga, Brunna Santos Oliveira, Lucas Teixeira Graia and Marcio Galvão Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:35
  21. Delayed neurocognitive recovery and neurocognitive disorder are common postoperative complications among older adults. The assessment of these complications traditionally relies on analog neurocognitive tests,...

    Authors: Anahita Amirpour, Jeanette Eckerblad, Lina Bergman and Ulrica Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:34
  22. Good oral health is an important part of healthy ageing, yet there is limited understanding regarding the status of oral health care for older people globally. This study reviewed evidence (policies, programs,...

    Authors: Prakash Poudel, Grish Paudel, Reecha Acharya, Ajesh George, Wenche S. Borgnakke and Lal B. Rawal
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:33
  23. Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab are novel therapeutics used to treat various advanced malignancies. Immune-related adverse events are common, among the most s...

    Authors: Chongya Zhai, Xuanhong Jin, Liangkun You, Na Yan, Jie Dong, Sai Qiao, Yuhong Zhong, Yu Zheng and Hongming Pan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:32
  24. There are health and well-being benefits of community ambulation; however, many older adults do not regularly walk outside of their home. Objectives were to estimate the associations between latent constructs ...

    Authors: Ruth Barclay, Yixiu Liu, Jacquie Ripat, Robert Tate, Scott Nowicki, Depeng Jiang and Sandra C. Webber
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:31
  25. New technologies have brought about a new age of technology-enabled aids that can equip informal carers with the relevant resources for better care. These include but are not limited to facilitating access to ...

    Authors: Ellaisha Samari, Qi Yuan, YunJue Zhang, Anitha Jeyagurunathan and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:30
  26. Implementing dementia care interventions in an acute hospital poses multiple challenges. To understand factors influencing the implementation, in-depth knowledge about specific facilitators and barriers is nec...

    Authors: Laura Adlbrecht, Melanie Karrer, Nicole Helfenberger, Eva Ziegler and Adelheid Zeller
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:29
  27. The current literature shows a strong relationship between retinal neuronal and vascular alterations in dementia. The purpose of the study was to use NFN+ deep learning models to analyze retinal vessel charact...

    Authors: Rui Li, Ying Hui, Xiaoyue Zhang, Shun Zhang, Bin Lv, Yuan Ni, Xiaoshuai Li, Xiaoliang Liang, Ling Yang, Han Lv, Zhiyu Yin, Hongyang Li, Yingping Yang, Guangfeng Liu, Jing Li, Guotong Xie…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:28
  28. The Minimal Eating Observation Form – Version II (MEOF-II) is a brief and easy to use screening tool for eating difficulties, that is psychometrically robust. The aim of this study was to explore convergent (m...

    Authors: Albert Westergren, David Smithard, Mark Westergaard, Anne Norup, Johannes Riis, Anne Krarup, Line Elise Møller Hansen, Christina Emborg and Dorte Melgaard
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:27
  29. Physical activity(PA) is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among older adults, and both are associated with mood, such as depression. However, the indirect effects of PA on HRQoL in older ...

    Authors: Xiuxiu Li, Pengfei Wang, Yihua Jiang, Yinghua Yang, Feng Wang, Fei Yan, Ming Li, Wenjia Peng and Ying Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:26
  30. Although dementia has emerged as an important risk factor for severe SARS-CoV-2 infection, results on COVID-19-related complications and mortality are not consistent. We examined the clinical presentations and...

    Authors: Maria Aparecida Camargos Bicalho, Márlon Juliano Romero Aliberti, Polianna Delfino-Pereira, Victor Schulthais Chagas, Patryk Marques da Silva Rosa, Magda Carvalho Pires, Lucas Emanuel Ferreira Ramos, Adriana Falangola Benjamin Bezerra, Ana Beatriz de Castro Feres, Angélica Gomides dos Reis Gomes, Angelinda Rezende Bhering, Bruno Porto Pessoa, Carla Thais Cândida Alves da Silva, Christiane Corrêa Rodrigues Cimini, Claudia Kimie Suemoto, Cristiana Andrade Coelho Dias…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:25
  31. Chronic primary low back pain (CPLBP) and other musculoskeletal conditions represent a sizable attribution to the global burden of disability, with rates greatest in older age. There are multiple and varied in...

    Authors: Heather Ames, Christine Hillestad Hestevik and Andrew M. Briggs
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:24
  32. Most people with dementia have multiple health conditions. This study explores (1) number and type of health condition(s) in people with dementia overall and in relation to age, sex, dementia type, and cogniti...

    Authors: Serena Sabatini, Anthony Martyr, Anna Hunt, Laura D. Gamble, Fiona E. Matthews, Jeanette M. Thom, Roy W. Jones, Louise Allan, Martin Knapp, Christina Victor, Claire Pentecost, Jennifer M. Rusted, Robin G. Morris and Linda Clare
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:23
  33. Insufficient food intake is common in older hospital patients and increases the risk of readmission, mortality, and decline in functional status. To improve food intake in older patients, an eHealth solution (...

    Authors: Rikke Terp, Lars Kayser and Tove Lindhardt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:22
  34. Malnutrition is a common geriatric syndrome and can be targeted preoperatively to decrease the risk of postoperative delirium (POD) in older adult patients. To analyze the value of the prognostic nutritional i...

    Authors: Xinning Mi, Yunyang Jia, Yanan Song, Kaixi Liu, Taotao Liu, Dengyang Han, Ning Yang, Geng Wang, Xiangyang Guo, Yi Yuan and Zhengqian Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:21
  35. Nepal’s low fertility rate and increasing life expectancy have resulted in a burgeoning older population. For millennia, filial piety shaped family cohesion and helped Nepali older adults achieve positive outc...

    Authors: Aman Shrestha, Saruna Ghimire, Jennifer Kinney, Ranju Mehta, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Shoko Saito, Binod Rayamajhee, Deepak Sharma, Suresh Mehta and Uday Narayan Yadav
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:20
  36. Malnutrition is a prevalent and major challenge among senior citizens, possibly due to the continual low-grade inflammatory state of the body. A novel inflammatory parameter, the systemic immune-inflammation i...

    Authors: Yu-Cen Ma, Yan-Min Ju, Meng-Yu Cao, Di Yang, Ke-Xin Zhang, Hong Liang and Ji-Yan Leng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:19
  37. The associations between plasma vitamin B12 level and anemia under different dietary patterns in elderly Chinese people are poorly understood. We aimed to examine the associations between plasma vitamin B12 level...

    Authors: Ling Liu, Jinhui Zhou, Chen Chen, Yingli Qu, Jun Wang, Feng Lu, Yingchun Liu, Jiayi Cai, Saisai Ji, Yawei Li, Heng Gu, Feng Zhao, Yuebin Lyu and Xiaoming Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:18
  38. The ageing of the population has become an escalating problem in China, which has led to an increasing demand for healthcare throughout society. The care services of elderly institutions, as a more mature way ...

    Authors: Xinglong Xu, Peiyao Li and Sabina Ampon-Wireko
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:17
  39. Hearing loss impacts health-related quality of life and general well-being and was identified in a Lancet report as one of the largest potentially modifiable factors for the prevention of age-related dementia....

    Authors: D. Cuda, M. Manrique, Á. Ramos, M. Marx, R. Bovo, R. Khnifes, O. Hilly, J. Belmin, G. Stripeikyte, P. L. Graham, C. J. James, P. V. Greenham and I. Mosnier
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:16
  40. Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is highly correlated with major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the prevalence and risk factors for SCH in older patients with MDD have rarely been reported in China.

    Authors: Min Li, Xiu-Wen Wang, Xiao-Qian Wang, Jian-Jun Zhang and Xiang-Yang Zhang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:15
  41. The trajectories of cognitive function in the oldest old individuals is unclear, and the relationship between resting heart rate (RHR) and cognitive decline is controversial.

    Authors: Zhaoyin Ma, Yanlin Qu, Haibo Ma, Yuanyuan Zhang, Min Wang, Nana Huang and Xiaohong Li
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:14
  42. Variant Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease (vCJD) arose from dietary contamination with bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy (BSE). Because of concerns that vCJD-cases might be missed in the elderly, a feasibility study ...

    Authors: Lovney Kanguru, Sarah Cudmore, Gemma Logan, Briony Waddell, Colin Smith, Anna Molesworth and Richard Knight
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:12
  43. Increasing proportions of geriatric patients pose tremendous challenges for our society. Developments in assistive technologies have the potential to support older and frail people in aging and care. To reach ...

    Authors: Julia Offermann, Wiktoria Wilkowska, Thea Laurentius, L. Cornelius Bollheimer and Martina Ziefle
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:9
  44. Improving care transitions for older adults can reduce emergency department (ED) visits, adverse events, and empower community autonomy. We conducted an inductive qualitative content analysis to identify theme...

    Authors: Vanessa Couture, Nathalie Germain, Émilie Côté, Lise Lavoie, Joanie Robitaille, Michèle Morin, Josée Chouinard, Yves Couturier, France Légaré, Marie-Soleil Hardy, Lucas B. Chartier, Audrey-Anne Brousseau, Nadia Sourial, Éric Mercier, Clémence Dallaire, Richard Fleet…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:8
  45. The current demographic transition has resulted in the growth of the older population in India, a population group which has a higher chance of being affected by multimorbidity and its subsequent healthcare an...

    Authors: Finja Berger, Kanya Anindya, Sanghamitra Pati, Shishirendu Ghosal, Stefanie Dreger, John Tayu Lee and Nawi Ng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:6
  46. Older adults have complex medical needs that causes increased use of resources at the emergency department (ED). The prevalence of non-specific complaint (NSC) as a chief-complaint in the ED is common among ol...

    Authors: Karin Erwander, Kjell Ivarsson, Mona Landin Olsson and Björn Agvall
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:5
  47. The number of migrant older adults with children (MOAC) in China has been increasing in recent years, and most of them are women. This study aimed to explore the mediating effect of social support between soci...

    Authors: Jing Xu, Guangwen Liu, Hexian Li, Xiaoxu Jiang, Shengyu Zhou, Jieru Wang, Mingli Pang, Shixue Li and Fanlei Kong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2024 24:4

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