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  1. This study assessed how family caregivers for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or dementia in Japan differed from non-caregivers in characteristics and health outcomes (i.e., comorbidities, health-relate...

    Authors: Amir Goren, William Montgomery, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Tomomi Nakamura and Kaname Ueda
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:122
  2. Physical exercises are widely used in community programs, but not all older adults are willing to participate. Information and communication technology may solve this problem by allowing older people to partic...

    Authors: Akira Kanai, Sachiko Kiyama, Hiroshi Goto, Hidehito Tomita, Ayuko Tanaka, Mitsunobu Kunimi, Tsutomu Okada and Toshiharu Nakai
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:121
  3. A high number of elderly people with multiple comorbidities are exposed to the risk of polypharmacy and prescription of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM). The purpose of this study was to determine th...

    Authors: You-Seon Nam, Jong Soo Han, Ju Young Kim, Woo Kyung Bae and Kiheon Lee
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:118
  4. Increasing frailty is associated with risk of mortality and functional decline in hospitalized older adults, but there is no consensus on the best screening method for use by non-geriatricians. The objective o...

    Authors: Kate J. Gregorevic, Ruth E. Hubbard, Benny Katz and Wen K. Lim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:117
  5. Despite the increased scholarly interest in the senses and sensory experiences, the topic of older people’s sensory engagement with nature is currently under researched. This paper reviews and synthesises qual...

    Authors: Noreen Orr, Alexandra Wagstaffe, Simon Briscoe and Ruth Garside
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:116
  6. Neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as affective symptoms, psychosis, agitation, and apathy are common among nursing home patients with and without dementia. Treatment with one or more psychotropic drug is often w...

    Authors: Christine Gulla, Geir Selbaek, Elisabeth Flo, Reidun Kjome, Øyvind Kirkevold and Bettina S. Husebo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:115
  7. Systems for identifying potentially inappropriate medications in older adults are not immediately transferrable to advanced dementia, where the management goal is palliation. The aim of the systematic review w...

    Authors: Domenica Disalvo, Tim Luckett, Meera Agar, Alexandra Bennett and Patricia Mary Davidson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:114
  8. Admission to an acute hospital can be distressing and disorientating for a person with dementia, and is associated with decline in cognitive and functional ability. The objective of this audit was to assess th...

    Authors: Suzanne Timmons, Emma O’Shea, Desmond O’Neill, Paul Gallagher, Anna de Siún, Denise McArdle, Patricia Gibbons and Sean Kennelly
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:113
  9. Vision and hearing impairments among elders are common, and cognitive impairment is a concern. This study assessed the association of vision and hearing impairments with cognitive impairment and mortality amon...

    Authors: Kazuko Mitoku, Naoko Masaki, Yukiko Ogata and Kazushi Okamoto
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:112
  10. There are currently no valid, fast, and easy-to-administer performance tests that are designed to assess the capacities to perform activities of daily living in persons with mild dementia and mild cognitive im...

    Authors: Katharina Luttenberger, Simone Reppermund, Anke Schmiedeberg-Sohn, Stephanie Book and Elmar Graessel
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:111
  11. Regular physical exercise and healthy lifestyle can improve aerobic power of the elderly, although lung capacity gradually deteriorates with age. The aims of the study are: a) to evaluate the therapeutic effec...

    Authors: Ashraf Adel Fahmy Bichay, Juan M. Ramírez, Víctor M. Núñez, Carolina Lancho, María S. Poblador and José L. Lancho
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:110
  12. Few studies have examined whether specific subtypes of anemia in older persons are more related to adverse outcomes such as hospital readmissions and death after acute hospitalization and post-acute care.

    Authors: Jenny Foss Abrahamsen, Anne-Lise Bjorke Monsen, Francesco Landi, Cathrine Haugland, Roy Miodini Nilsen and Anette Hylen Ranhoff
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:109
  13. Multiple factors influence the end-of-life (EoL) care and experience of poor quality services by culturally- and spiritually-diverse groups. Access to EoL services e.g. health and social supports at home or in...

    Authors: Mei Lan Fang, Judith Sixsmith, Shane Sinclair and Glen Horst
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:107
  14. There has been a substantial number of systematic reviews of stress, coping and interventions for people with dementia and their caregivers. This paper provides a meta-review of this literature 1988-2014.

    Authors: K. J. Gilhooly, M. L. M. Gilhooly, M. P. Sullivan, A. McIntyre, L. Wilson, E. Harding, R. Woodbridge and S. Crutch
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:106
  15. Neuroimaging-biomarkers of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) allow an early diagnosis in preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The goal in this paper was to review of biomarkers for Mild Cognitive Impa...

    Authors: Qingwei Ruan, Grazia D’Onofrio, Daniele Sancarlo, Zhijun Bao, Antonio Greco and Zhuowei Yu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:104
  16. Many older adults with mobility limitations use assistive technology to help them perform daily activities. However, little attention has been paid to the impact on their family caregivers. This neglect produc...

    Authors: Louise Demers, W. Ben Mortenson, Marcus J. Fuhrer, Jeffrey W. Jutai, Michelle Plante, Jasmine Mah and Frank DeRuyter
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:103
  17. Older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) are a vulnerable, frail and complex population. They are more likely than people who reside in the community to become acutely unwell, present to ...

    Authors: Carolyn Hullick, Jane Conway, Isabel Higgins, Jacqueline Hewitt, Sophie Dilworth, Elizabeth Holliday and John Attia
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:102
  18. Frailty among older people is associated with an increased risk of needing care. There have been many reports on preventive care programs for frail older people, but few have shown positive effects on disabili...

    Authors: Yoshimi Yuri, Shinichi Takabatake, Tomoko Nishikawa, Mari Oka and Taro Fujiwara
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:101

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2017 17:104

  19. Sarcopenia, a loss of muscle strength and mass, has serious implications for older adults. Some risk factors for sarcopenia are well established. The role of other factors such as alcohol consumption is less c...

    Authors: Michal Steffl, Richard W. Bohannon, Miroslav Petr, Eva Kohlikova and Iva Holmerova
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:99
  20. Frailty prevalence differs across countries depending on the models used to assess it that are based on various conceptual and operational definitions. This study aims to assess the clinical validity of three ...

    Authors: Anna Turusheva, Elena Frolova, Elena Korystina, Dmitry Zelenukha, Pulodjon Tadjibaev, Natalia Gurina, Eralda Turkeshi and Jean-Marie Degryse
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:98
  21. Given the challenges of aging populations, calls have been issued for more sustainable urban re-development and implementation of local solutions to address global environmental and healthy aging issues. Howev...

    Authors: Yan Kestens, Basile Chaix, Philippe Gerber, Michel Desprès, Lise Gauvin, Olivier Klein, Sylvain Klein, Bernhard Köppen, Sébastien Lord, Alexandre Naud, Marion Patte, Hélène Payette, Lucie Richard, Pierre Rondier, Martine Shareck, Cédric Sueur…
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:96

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:127

  22. Risks and prevalence of malnutrition and dehydration are high in older people but even higher in older people with dementia. In the EDWINA (Eating and Drinking Well IN dementiA) systematic review we aimed to a...

    Authors: Diane K. Bunn, Asmaa Abdelhamid, Maddie Copley, Vicky Cowap, Angela Dickinson, Amanda Howe, Anne Killett, Fiona Poland, John F. Potter, Kate Richardson, David Smithard, Chris Fox and Lee Hooper
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:89
  23. Self-management is important for family caregivers of people with dementia, especially when they face changes in their relative’s behavior and mood, such as depression, apathy, anxiety, agitation and aggressio...

    Authors: Judith Huis in het Veld, Renate Verkaik, Berno van Meijel, Paul-Jeroen Verkade, Wendy Werkman, Cees Hertogh and Anneke Francke
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:95
  24. The FRAX® algorithm quantifies a patient’s 10-year probability of a hip or major osteoporotic fracture without taking an individual’s balance into account. Balance measures assess the functional ability of an ...

    Authors: David A. Najafi, Leif E. Dahlberg and Eva Ekvall Hansson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:94
  25. The burden on caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is associated with the patient’s functional status and may also be influenced by chronic comorbid medical conditions, such as diabetes. This post...

    Authors: Jeremie Lebrec, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Yun-Fei Chen, Catherine Reed, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Ann Marie Hake, Joel Raskin, Ebrahim Naderali, Dara Schuster, Robert J. Heine and David M. Kendall
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:93
  26. According to the CDC, falls rank among the leading causes of accidental death in the United States, resulting in significant health care costs annually. In this paper we present information about everyday life...

    Authors: John N. Morris, Elizabeth P. Howard, Knight Steel, Katherine Berg, Achille Tchalla, Amy Munankarmi and Daniel David
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:92
  27. Frailty can be defined as a progressive loss of reserve and adaptive capacity associated with an overall deterioration in health that can result in disability, loss of independence, hospitalisation, extensive ...

    Authors: Ana Diez-Ruiz, Antonio Bueno-Errandonea, Jazmina Nuñez-Barrio, Inmaculada Sanchez-Martín, Kalliopi Vrotsou and Itziar Vergara
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:91
  28. At present a majority of older people remain in their ordinary homes. Research has generated knowledge about home and health dynamics and increased the awareness of the complexity of housing as related to agei...

    Authors: Henrik Ekström, Steven M. Schmidt and Susanne Iwarsson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:90
  29. Few longitudinal studies have analyzed how socioeconomic status (SES) influences both depressive and cognitive development over an individual’s life course. This study investigates the change trajectories of b...

    Authors: Chi Chiao and Li-Jen Weng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:88
  30. Self-rated health (SRH) has in many population-based studies predicted adverse health outcomes, e.g. morbidity, permanent nursing home (NH) placement, and mortality. However, the predictive value of SRH to NH ...

    Authors: Anni Brit Sternhagen Nielsen, Volkert Siersma, Gunhild Waldemar and Frans Boch Waldorff
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:87
  31. Restricted physical activity commonly occurs following acute musculoskeletal pain in older adults and may influence long-term outcomes. We sought to examine the relationship between restricted physical activit...

    Authors: Timothy F. Platts-Mills, Robert J. Nicholson, Natalie L. Richmond, Kushang V. Patel, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Robert M. Domeier, Robert A. Swor, Phyllis L. Hendry, David A. Peak, Niels K. Rathlev, Jeffrey S. Jones, David C. Lee, Mark A. Weaver, Francis J. Keefe and Samuel A. McLean
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:86
  32. Proper nutrition is critical for healthy aging and maintaining functional independence. Limited research has been done on the assessment of dietary patterns of older adults and their association with diet qual...

    Authors: Lamis Jomaa, Nahla Hwalla, Leila Itani, Marie Claire Chamieh, Abla Mehio-Sibai and Farah Naja
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:85
  33. To estimate the long-term change in health related quality of life (HRQoL) following low-trauma fractures among individuals receiving home care (HC) services or living in long-term care (LTC) facilities using ...

    Authors: Jean-Eric Tarride, Natasha Burke, William D. Leslie, Suzanne N. Morin, Jonathan D. Adachi, Alexandra Papaioannou, Louis Bessette, Jacques P. Brown, Louisa Pericleous, Sergei Muratov and Robert B. Hopkins
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:84
  34. Admission to hospital can lead to persistent deterioration in physical functioning, particularly for the more vulnerable older population. As a result of this physical deterioration, older people who have been...

    Authors: I. Farag, K. Howard, S. O’Rourke, M. L. Ferreira, S. R. Lord, J. C. T. Close, C. Vogler, C. M. Dean, R. G. Cumming and C. Sherrington
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:82
  35. Antibiotics are highly utilized in nursing homes. The aim of the study was to test the effectiveness of a decision-making aid for urinary tract infection management on reducing antibiotic prescriptions for sus...

    Authors: Darcy K. McMaughan, Obioma Nwaiwu, Hongwei Zhao, Elizabeth Frentzel, David Mehr, Sara Imanpour, Steven Garfinkel and Charles D. Phillips
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:81
  36. The Long Life Family Study (LLFS) is an international study to identify the genetic components of various healthy aging phenotypes. We hypothesized that pedigree-specific rare variants at longevity-associated ...

    Authors: Todd E. Druley, Lihua Wang, Shiow J. Lin, Joseph H. Lee, Qunyuan Zhang, E. Warwick Daw, Haley J. Abel, Sara E. Chasnoff, Enrique I. Ramos, Benjamin T. Levinson, Bharat Thyagarajan, Anne B. Newman, Kaare Christensen, Richard Mayeux and Michael A. Province
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:80
  37. Older adults experience functional decline in hospital leading to increased healthcare burden and morbidity. The benefits of augmented exercise in hospital remain uncertain. The aim of this trial is to measure...

    Authors: Ruth McCullagh, Eimear O’Connell, Sarah O’Meara, Ivan Perry, Anthony Fitzgerald, Kieran O’Connor, N. Frances Horgan and Suzanne Timmons
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:79
  38. There are various definitions and diagnostic criteria for dementia, leading to discrepancies in case ascertainment in both clinical practice and research. We reviewed the different definitions, approaches and ...

    Authors: Rebecca Palm, Saskia Jünger, Sven Reuther, Christian G. G. Schwab, Martin N. Dichter, Bernhard Holle and Margareta Halek
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:78
  39. Epidemiological predictions suggest that dementia will continue to rise and that this will have social and economic ramifications. Effective interventions, beyond pharmacological management are needed. Psychos...

    Authors: Bridget Johnston and Melanie Narayanasamy
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:77
  40. Results from studies assessing the association between anticholinergic use and falls are mixed, and prior studies are limited in their ability to control for important potential confounders. Thus, we sought to...

    Authors: Zachary A. Marcum, Heidi S. Wirtz, Mary Pettinger, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Ryan Carnahan, Jane A. Cauley, Jennifer W. Bea and Shelly L. Gray
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:76
  41. Due to the demographic transition with a growing number of old and oldest-old persons the absolute number of fragility fractures is expected to increase in industrialized countries unless effective preventive ...

    Authors: Petra Benzinger, Clemens Becker, Chris Todd, Florian Bleibler, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Hans-Helmut König and Kilian Rapp
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:75
  42. This research report presents findings on ‘start in life’ from a qualitative study of 90-year-olds from the Lothian Birth Cohort 1921. The study aimed to contextualise the LBC1921 cohort in time and place, des...

    Authors: Hilary Lapsley, Alison Pattie, John M. Starr and Ian J. Deary
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:74
  43. The elderly are predisposed to chronic osteomyelitis because of the immunocompromised nature of aging and increasing number of chronic comorbidities. Chronic osteomyelitis may significantly affect the health o...

    Authors: Chien-Cheng Huang, Kang-Ting Tsai, Shih-Feng Weng, Hung-Jung Lin, Hung-Sheng Huang, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo and Chien-Chin Hsu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2016 16:72

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