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  1. Exercises are an effective treatment in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but there is still controversy over which types should be used. We aimed to compare and rank the types of exercise that improve PD symptoms by ...

    Authors: Yong Yang, Guotuan Wang, Shikun Zhang, Huan Wang, Wensheng Zhou, Feifei Ren, Huimin Liang, Dongdong Wu, Xinying Ji, Makoto Hashimoto and Jianshe Wei
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:813
  2. Palliative care aims to contribute to pain relief, improvement with regard to symptoms and enhancement of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with chronic conditions. Most of the palliative care...

    Authors: Junwen Yang-Huang, Ascensión Doñate-Martínez, Jorge Garcés, Maria Soledad Gimenez Campos, Raquel Valcarcel Romero, Maria-Eugenia Gas López, Adriano Fernandes, Mariana Camacho, Ana Gama, Sofia Reppou, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Gordon Linklater, Frances Hines, Jude Eze and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:812
  3. In view of the fact that there is no effective treatment for dementia, the number of years that dementia patients have to live with dementia will gradually increase for the rest of their lives, and the disabil...

    Authors: Yuhang Wu, Huilie Zheng, Fenfei Xu, Jin Guo, Zhitao Liu, Shengwei Wang, Xiaoyun Chen, Yu Cao, Wei Zou and Songbo Hu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:811
  4. Osteoarthritis (OA) is common in aged adults and can result in muscle weakness and function limitations in lower limbs. Knee OA affects the quality of life in the elderly. Technology-supported feedback to achi...

    Authors: Pei-Ling Lin, Lee-Fen Yu, Shu-Fen Kuo, Xin-Miao Wang, Liang-Hsuan Lu and Chueh-Ho Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:809
  5. Unmet community mobility needs of older adults, published since the announcement of the UN sustainable development goals was synthesised to describe the health equity characteristics of research identifying un...

    Authors: Hester van Biljon, Lana van Niekerk, Isabel Margot-Cattin, Fasloen Adams, Nicola Plastow, David Bellagamba, Anders Kottorp and Ann-Helen Patomella
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:808

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:19

  6. This study examines predictors of nursing home admission (NHA) in Belgium in order to contribute to a better planning of the future demand for nursing home (NH) services and health care resources.

    Authors: Finaba Berete, Stefaan Demarest, Rana Charafeddine, Karin De Ridder, Johan Vanoverloop, Herman Van Oyen, Olivier Bruyère and Johan Van der Heyden
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:807
  7. Although high grade gliomas largely affect older patients, current evidence on neurosurgical complications is mostly based on studies including younger study populations. We aimed to investigate the risk for p...

    Authors: David Löfgren, Antonios Valachis and Magnus Olivecrona
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:805
  8. Although endovascular recanalization therapy demonstrates robust clinical efficacy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS), not all victims of these cerebrovascular accidents can benefit from it and achieve a favorable...

    Authors: Jie Gao, Zhe Cheng, Shangqian Jiang, Melissa Wills, Alexandra Wehbe, Gary B. Rajah, Xiaokun Geng and Yuchuan Ding
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:804
  9. Self-perceived burden (SPB) is an important predictor of quality of life (QoL) in patients with advanced cancer. However, the mechanism how SPB affects patients’ QoL remains unclear. This study aimed to examin...

    Authors: Lin Xiaodan, Xu Guiru, Chen Guojuan and Xiao Huimin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:803
  10. For screening and distinguishing between mild neurocognitive disorder (mNCD) and normal cognitive age-related changes in primary care centers, a simple and practical tool is necessary. Therefore, this study aims ...

    Authors: Maryam Pourshams, James E. Galvin, Pouya Farokhnezhad Afshar, Pamela Gail Santos, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Leila Kamalzadeh, Behnam Shariati and Seyed Kazem Malakouti
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:801
  11. Physical training is increasingly used in rehabilitation for older people with dementia and several studies have documented positive results. Currently, welfare nations promote motion-based technology (MBT) at...

    Authors: Eva Ladekjær Larsen, Frans Boch Waldorff, Helle Ploug Hansen and Karen la Cour
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:800
  12. With the number of older people living alone continuously rising, health-monitoring systems using information and communication technology (ICT) have been developed to manage their health issues. Life logging ...

    Authors: Jo Woon Seok, Yu-Jin Kwon and Hyangkyu Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:799
  13. Physical performance declines and executive dysfunctions are predictors of dementia. However, their associations are not well understood in Asian older adults without dementia (cognitively normal [CN] and mild...

    Authors: Ted Kheng Siang Ng, Madeline Fu Yun Han, Ping Yeap Loh, Ee Heok Kua, Junhong Yu, John R. Best and Rathi Mahendran
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:798
  14. Caregivers have considerable responsibilities in supporting persons in advanced stages of dementia, however they receive little education. Namaste Care is a multisensory program originally designed to be deliv...

    Authors: Marie-Lee Yous, Jenny Ploeg, Sharon Kaasalainen, Carrie McAiney and Kathryn Fisher
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:797
  15. With rapid economic development, the world's average life expectancy is increasing, leading to the increasing prevalence of osteoporosis worldwide. However, due to the complexity and high cost of dual-energy x...

    Authors: Cheng-bin Huang, Jia-sen Hu, Kai Tan, Wei Zhang, Tian-hao Xu and Lei Yang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:796
  16. The proportion of older adults and individuals with disabilities in the general population increases each year. Thus, clinical clerkships designed for physiotherapy interns should provide more than simply know...

    Authors: I.-Hsien Lin, Chien-Yung Wang, Yen-Nung Lin, Hung-Chou Chen and Li-Fong Lin
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:795
  17. Researchers have mainly focused on aging risk factors and COVID-19 consequences. However, older adults have proved their ability to overcome adversities along their life. Resilience is a protective variable th...

    Authors: G. Perez-Rojo, J. López, C. Noriega, C. Velasco, I. Carretero, P. López-Frutos and L. Galarraga
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:793
  18. An increasing number of older adults in Japan are at an increased risk of road traffic crashes. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of potential underlying medical factors that increase the risk of ...

    Authors: Hideharu Hagiya, Ryosuke Takase, Hiroyuki Honda, Yasuhiro Nakano, Yuki Otsuka, Hitomi Kataoka, Mika Uno, Keigo Ueda, Misa Takahashi, Hiroko Ogawa, Yoshihisa Hanayama and Fumio Otsuka
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:792
  19. Finding a strategy to reduce the impact of cognitive decline on everyday functioning in persons suffering from cognitive impairment is a public health priority. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) a...

    Authors: Marina Bruderer-Hofstetter, Ellen Gorus, Elise Cornelis, André Meichtry and Patricia De Vriendt
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:791
  20. A rising proportion of elderly in India has infused notable challenges to the healthcare system, which is already underdeveloped. On one side, NCDs are increasing among the elderly in India; however, on the ot...

    Authors: Shekhar Chauhan, Shubham Kumar, Ratna Patel, David Jean Simon and Aradhana Kumari
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:790
  21. A growing body of literature supports the efficacy of the health–social approach for the implementation of complex interventions to enhance self-care health management among community-dwelling older adults. Ho...

    Authors: Arkers Kwan Ching Wong, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Martin Chi Sang Wong, Karen Kit Sum Chow, Dilys Kwai Sin Kwan and Dubby Yun Sang Lau
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:789
  22. The early identification of pre-frailty and frailty among older people is a global priority because of the increasing incidence of frailty and associated adverse health outcomes. This study aimed to validate t...

    Authors: Emma Yun Zhi Huang, Jasmine Cheung, Justina Yat Wa Liu, Rick Yiu Cho Kwan and Simon Ching Lam
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:788
  23. Smart technology in nursing home settings has the potential to elevate an operation that manages more significant number of older residents. However, the concepts, definitions, and types of smart technology, i...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Zhao, Fakhrul Zaman Rokhani, Shariff-Ghazali Sazlina, Navin Kumar Devaraj, Jing Su and Boon-How Chew
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:787
  24. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for sarcopenia and severe sarcopenia among urban community-dwelling adults in Thailand, using the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia (AWGS-2019) cr...

    Authors: Jiraporn Sri-on, Yupadee Fusakul, Thiti Kredarunsooksree, Thitiwan Paksopis and Rasida Ruangsiri
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:786
  25. Rehabilitation potential involves predicting who will benefit from rehabilitation. Decisions about rehabilitation potential must take into account personal, clinical and contextual factors, a process which is ...

    Authors: Alison Cowley, Sarah E. Goldberg, Adam L. Gordon and Pip A. Logan
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:785
  26. Little is known about the incidence of clinical events and treatment patterns among older adults with dementia-related psychosis. Given that dementia-related psychosis comprises various dementia types, this st...

    Authors: Joan Forns, Heather E. Danysh, Lisa J. McQuay, Mary Ellen Turner, Colleen Dempsey, Mary S. Anthony, George Demos and J. Bradley Layton
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:784
  27. Anticholinergic medications are drugs that block cholinergic transmission, either as their primary therapeutic action or as a secondary effect. Patients with dementia may be particularly sensitive to the centr...

    Authors: Annabelle Hook, Jessica L. Randall, Carla M. Grubb, Natalie Ellis, Jack Wellington, Aayushi Hemmad, Agisilaos Zerdelis, Andrew R. D. Winnett, Benjamin D. W. Geers, Bethany Sykes, Charlotte N. Auty, Cecilia Vinchenzo, Christiane E. Thorburn, Daniella Asogbon, Emily Granger, Heather Boagey…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:783
  28. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of the combined use of smartphone and smartband technology for 3-months alongside brief lifestyle counselling, versus counselling alone, in increasing physical ...

    Authors: José I. Recio-Rodríguez, Susana Gonzalez-Sanchez, Olaya Tamayo-Morales, Manuel A. Gómez-Marcos, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Virtudes Niño-Martín, Cristina Lugones-Sanchez and Emiliano Rodriguez-Sanchez
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:782
  29. Delirium is frequently unrecognized due to the absence of regular screening. In addition to validated bedside tools, the computer-assisted instrument based on clinical notes from electronic medical records may...

    Authors: Ling Chen, Nan Li, Yuxia Zheng, Langli Gao, Ning Ge, Dongmei Xie and Jirong Yue
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:779
  30. There is increasing recognition of the importance of neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) for establishing an age-friendly society. Despite the benefits of improved neighborhood SES, little is known about t...

    Authors: Chunyu Lu, Jingru Zong, Lingli Wang, Yajie Du and Qing Wang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:778
  31. Malnutrition among older age people is becoming significantly higher in spite of improvements in the health care system. Life expectancy of Ethiopian elders is increasing; but reliable and valid tools for scre...

    Authors: Abdu Dawed, Tefera Chane Mekonnen, Muluken Genetu, Sisay Eshete Tadesse, Reta Dewau, Amare Muche, Aregash Abebayehu Zerga, Fanos Yeshanew Ayele and Tiffany K. Gill
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:776
  32. Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are more frequent in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than in the general population. However, their clinical significance remains poorly understood. We carried out a multimod...

    Authors: Daniel Vázquez-Justes, Iván Aguirregoicoa, Leandre Fernandez, Anna Carnes-Vendrell, Faride Dakterzada, Laura Sanjuan, Andreu Mena and Gerard Piñol-Ripoll
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:774
  33. Mental health support is often scarce in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), with mental health stigmatised. Older adults are some of the most vulnerable members of society and may require specific types ...

    Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Nipun Shrestha, Siobhan Reilly, Ross G. White, Maria Isabel Zuluaga, Gabriel Saldarriaga, Ginger Liu, Dawn Allen and Mark Gabbay
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:773
  34. Chronic low-level inflammation is thought to play a role in many age-related diseases and to contribute to multimorbidity and to the disability related to this condition. In this framework, inflamma-miRs, an i...

    Authors: Francesca Iannone, Paolina Crocco, Serena Dato, Giuseppe Passarino and Giuseppina Rose
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:772
  35. Adrenergic alpha-1 receptor antagonists (alpha-1 antagonists) are frequently used medications in the management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and in th...

    Authors: Felix Mansbart, Gerda Kienberger, Andreas Sönnichsen and Eva Mann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:771
  36. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by a decline in physiological reserves, and multiple factors contribute to the occurrence and development of frailty. Growing evidence supports a strong link and o...

    Authors: Lixing Zhou, Hui Shi, Rui Cheng, Meiling Ge, Fengjuan Hu, Lisha Hou, Xin Xia, Xiaolei Liu, Yixin Liu, Yunli Zhao, Linghui Deng, Wanyu Zhao, Zhiliang Zuo, Xuelian Sun, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:770
  37. The social unrest in the second half of 2019 in Hong Kong came with conflicts, confrontations, and violence which affected almost everyone in the city. The destruction and disruption of the urban facilities ha...

    Authors: Daniel W. L. Lai, Emma H. S. Liu, Elsie C. W. Yan, Jessica J. Li and Vincent W. P. Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:768
  38. Cognitive age-related decline is linked to dementia development and gait has been proposed to measure the change in brain function. This study aimed to investigate if spatiotemporal gait variables could be use...

    Authors: Sunee Bovonsunthonchai, Roongtiwa Vachalathiti, Vimonwan Hiengkaew, Mon S. Bryant, Jim Richards and Vorapun Senanarong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:767
  39. The concern posed by the confluence of aging and cognitive impairment is growing in importance as the U.S. population rapidly ages. As such, we sought to examine the predictive power of physical functioning (P...

    Authors: Emma Zang, Xueqing Wang, Yu Shi, Bei Wu and Terri R. Fried
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:766
  40. Identifying peripheral biomarkers related to modifiable risk factors to prevent dementia at an early stage will be extremely beneficial. We have been studying how older adults can maintain their mental health ...

    Authors: Ryuzo Orihashi, Yoshiomi Imamura, Shigeto Yamada, Akira Monji and Yoshito Mizoguchi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:765
  41. Cognitive impairment gradually brings changes to the relationship between older married couples. Therefore, this study aimed to understand the individual viewpoints of couple dyads on the important attributes ...

    Authors: Daphne Sze Ki Cheung, Grace Wing Ka Ho, Athena Chung Yin Chan, Ken Hok Man Ho, Robin Ka Ho Kwok, Yammie Pui Yan Law and Daniel Bressington
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:764

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