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  1. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive type of brain stimulation that uses electrical currents to modulate neuronal activity. A small number of studies have investigated the effects o...

    Authors: Celina S. Liu, Nathan Herrmann, Bing Xin Song, Joycelyn Ba, Damien Gallagher, Paul I. Oh, Susan Marzolini, Tarek K. Rajji, Jocelyn Charles, Purti Papneja, Mark J. Rapoport, Ana C. Andreazza, Danielle Vieira, Alex Kiss and Krista L. Lanctôt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:677

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  2. Malnutrition negatively impacts on health, quality of life and disease outcomes in older adults. The reported factors associated with, and determinants of malnutrition, are inconsistent between studies. These ...

    Authors: Laura A. Bardon, Clare A. Corish, Meabh Lane, Maria Gabriella Bizzaro, Katherine Loayza Villarroel, Michelle Clarke, Lauren C. Power, Eileen R. Gibney and Patricia Dominguez Castro

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:676

    Content type: Research article

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  3. As the prevalence of older adults with multimorbidity increases, greater integration of services is necessary to manage the physical and psycho-social needs of this cohort. This study describes and summarises ...

    Authors: Hajira Dambha-Miller, Glenn Simpson, Lucy Hobson, Paul Roderick, Paul Little, Hazel Everitt and Miriam Santer

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:674

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  4. Muscular function, such as handgrip strength, has been suggested as an associated factor for cognitive impairment. This study investigated the association between temporal change in handgrip strength and cogni...

    Authors: Hyunkyu Kim, Seung Hoon Kim, Wonjeong Jeong, Sung-In Jang, Eun-Cheol Park and Youseok Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:671

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  5. The research on associations between gait, physical function, physical activity (PA), and cognitive function is growing. Still, clinical assessments of cognitive function and motor function is often kept separ...

    Authors: Kristin Taraldsen, Jorunn L. Helbostad, Turid Follestad, Sverre Bergh, Geir Selbæk and Ingvild Saltvedt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:670

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  6. Hip fracture is common in older adults, and can cause severe post-fracture pain. Fascia iliaca nerve block has consequently been used for preoperative analgesia.

    Authors: Liang Chen, Yang Shen, Shuangmei Liu, Yanyan Cao and Zhe Zhu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:669

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  7. Osteoporosis (OP) is progressively becoming a global concern with the aging of the world’s populations. Osteoporotic fractures are associated with significantly increased mortality rates and a financial burden...

    Authors: Kiarash Tanha, Noushin Fahimfar, Shahrzad Nematollahi, Sayed Mahmoud Sajjadi-Jazi, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Mahnaz Sanjari, Kazem Khalagi, Fatemeh Hajivalizedeh, Alireza Raeisi, Bagher Larijani and Afshin Ostovar

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:668

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  8. The number of older adults in residential aged care is increasing. Aged care residents have been shown to spend most of the day sedentary and have many co-morbidities. This review aimed to systematically explo...

    Authors: Lucy K. Lewis, Tim Henwood, Jo Boylan, Sarah Hunter, Belinda Lange, Michael Lawless, Rachel Milte and Jasmine Petersen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:667

    Content type: Research

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  9. Adult children are often key carers of frail older parents providing care for a long period of time in different care contexts. However, research concerning adult children’s caregiving experiences, from provid...

    Authors: Christina Bökberg and Jonas Sandberg

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:666

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  10. By understanding the information seeking behaviors of older adults, we can better develop or iterate effective information technologies, such as the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, that provide evidence-based h...

    Authors: Cynthia Lokker, Stephen J. Gentles, Rebecca Ganann, Rita Jezrawi, Irtaza Tahir, Opeyemi Okelana, Claudia Yousif, Alfonso Iorio and Ruta Valaitis

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:665

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  11. Chronic conditions reduce the likelihood of physical functioning among older adults. However, the contribution of most prevalent diseases and multimorbidity to different measures of functional limitations is r...

    Authors: Palak Sharma, Priya Maurya and T. Muhammad

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:664

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  12. Automated dose dispensing (ADD) services have been implemented in many health care systems internationally. However, the ADD service itself is a logistic process that requires integration with medication risk ...

    Authors: Heidi Tahvanainen, Sini Kuitunen, Anna-Riia Holmström and Marja Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:663

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  13. Assessment the impact of disability on mortality among the elderly is vital to healthy ageing. The present study aimed to assess the long-term influence of disability on death in the elderly based on a longitu...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Zhaohui Du, Yafei Liu, Jiahui Lao, Xiaoru Sun and Fang Tang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:662

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  14. As the understanding of the association between community-level education and dementia is insufficient, this study examined the contextual association of community-level prevalence of low educational attainmen...

    Authors: Tomo Takasugi, Taishi Tsuji, Masamichi Hanazato, Yasuhiro Miyaguni, Toshiyuki Ojima and Katsunori Kondo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:661

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  15. Music-based interventions (MBI), using music as a therapeutic medium, has been utilized as a promising strategy for motor relearning and shaping. However, currently, MBI with active performance training is res...

    Authors: Hsiu-Yun Hsu, Che-Wei Lin, Yu-Ching Lin, Po-Ting Wu, Hirokazu Kato, Fong-Chin Su and Li-Chieh Kuo

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:660

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  16. Evidence regarding clinically relevant effects of interventions aiming at reducing polypharmacy is weak, especially for the primary care setting. This study was initiated with the objective to achieve clinical...

    Authors: Angelika Mahlknecht, Christian J. Wiedermann, Marco Sandri, Adolf Engl, Martina Valentini, Anna Vögele, Sara Schmid, Felix Deflorian, Carmelo Montalbano, Dara Koper, Romuald Bellmann, Andreas Sönnichsen and Giuliano Piccoliori

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:659

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  17. Physical capacity and subjective wellbeing are important for healthy aging. Our aim was to study how objective/subjective physical capacity and subjective health relate to life satisfaction, in a 10-year follo...

    Authors: Sarang Latif Qazi, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Toni Rikkonen, Reijo Sund, Heikki Kröger, Masoud Isanejad and Joonas Sirola

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:658

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  18. Deprescribing polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) has been shown to be beneficial to nursing home (NH) residents' health. Medication reviews are the most widely studied deprescribing ...

    Authors: Damien Cateau, Pierluigi Ballabeni and Anne Niquille

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:655

    Content type: Research

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  19. Osteosarcopenia is referred to as co-incidence of osteoporosis/osteopenia and sarcopenia which is defined as a geriatric syndrome with a significant prevalence that increases morbidity and mortality. There are...

    Authors: Maryam Fathi, Ramin Heshmat, Mehdi Ebrahimi, Ahmad Salimzadeh, Afshin Ostovar, Ali Fathi, Farideh Razi, Iraj Nabipour, Maryam Moghaddassi and Gita Shafiee

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:654

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  20. The comparative clinical outcomes between prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in older adults with AMI in the era of newer-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) are limited. We investigated the 2-ye...

    Authors: Yong Hoon Kim, Ae-Young Her, Myung Ho Jeong, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Sung-Jin Hong, Sang-Ho Park, Byung Gyu Kim, Seunghwan Kim, Chul-Min Ahn, Jung-Sun Kim, Young-Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Myeong-Ki Hong and Yangsoo Jang

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:653

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  21. After losing their child, elderly parents look for a meaning in this phenomenon. This meaning comes out from their experiences, and their responses to and actions in life are shaped based on this meaning. Ther...

    Authors: Azade Safa, Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery, Mahboubeh Rezaei and Marzieh Araban

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:652

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  22. Mobility decrease leading to disability can gradually develop during early life, however, its related factors are not well clarified. Therefore, we investigate the related factors of mobility decrease at vario...

    Authors: Keiko Yamada, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Yoichi M. Ito and Takashi Ohe

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:651

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  23. Older patients with advanced chronic kidney disease are at increased risk for a severe course of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) and vulnerable to mental health problems. We aimed to investigate preval...

    Authors: C. G. N. Voorend, M. van Oevelen, M. Nieberg, Y. Meuleman, C. F. M. Franssen, H. Joosten, N. C. Berkhout-Byrne, A. C. Abrahams, S. P. Mooijaart, W. J. W. Bos and M. van Buren

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:650

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  24. As the prevalence of dementia rises, caregiver burden also increases in South Korea, especially for informal family caregivers. This study aimed to analyze factors affecting caregiver burden by the severity of...

    Authors: Boyoung Kim, Jennifer Ivy Kim, Hae Ri Na, Kang Sook Lee, Kyung-hee Chae and Sukil Kim

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:649

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  25. It has been hypothesized that polypharmacy may increase the frequency of multidrug interactions (MDIs) where one drug interacts with two or more other drugs, amplifying the risk of associated adverse drug even...

    Authors: Tara V. Anand, Brendan K. Wallace and Herbert S. Chase

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:648

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  26. The prevalence of dysphagia is very high in institutionalized elderly. Knowledge of the rheological and sensory characteristics of the various thickeners in elderly is limited, although it has been seen that t...

    Authors: Fernando Calmarza-Chueca, Ana Cristina-Sánchez-Gimeno, Javier Perez-Nogueras, Alberto Caverni-Muñoz, Alejandro Sanz-Arque, José Miguel Arbones-Mainar and Alejandro Sanz-Paris

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:647

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  27. Among potentially modifiable risk factors for delirium, transfers between wards, hospitals and other facilities have been mentioned with low evidence. TRADE (TRAnsport and DElirium in older people) was set up ...

    Authors: Christoph Leinert, Simone Brefka, Ulrike Braisch, Natascha Denninger, Martin Mueller, Petra Benzinger, Juergen Bauer, Anke Bahrmann, Norbert Frey, Hugo A. Katus, Tobias Geisler, Gerhard Eschweiler, Jochen Klaus, Thomas Seufferlein, Konrad Schuetze, Florian Gebhard…

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:646

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  28. Delirium is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among older people admitted to both acute and long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Multicomponent interventions have been shown to reduce delirium incid...

    Authors: Machelle Wilchesky, Stephanie A. Ballard, Philippe Voyer, Jane McCusker, Ovidiu Lungu, Nathalie Champoux, T. T. Minh Vu, Martin G. Cole, Johanne Monette, Antonio Ciampi, Eric Belzile, Pierre-Hugues Carmichael and Ted McConnell

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:645

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  29. Improving the care of older adults in our healthcare system involves teams working together. As the geriatrics population rises globally, health science learners need to be prepared to work collaboratively to ...

    Authors: Shelley B. Bhattacharya, Stephen Jernigan, Myra Hyatt, Dory Sabata, Shane Johnston and Crystal Burkhardt

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:644

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  30. Digital health solutions such as assistive technologies create significant opportunities to optimise the effectiveness of both health and social care delivery. Assistive technologies include ‘low-tech’ items, ...

    Authors: Gayathri Victoria Balasubramanian, Paul Beaney and Ruth Chambers

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:643

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  31. Primary progressive aphasia is a language-led dementia resulting in a gradual dissolution of language. Primary progressive aphasia has a significant psychosocial impact on both the person and their families. S...

    Authors: Anna Volkmer, Aimee Spector, Kate Swinburn, Jason D. Warren and Suzanne Beeke

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:642

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  32. Identifying practical and distinguished indicators and influencing factors of male aging may be useful in predicting subsequent aging trends, designing personalized prevention, and improving lifestyle and health.

    Authors: Yi Zhu, Jian-Hui Li, Jing Zhao, Jun-Biao Zheng, Qun-Feng Liang, Xiao-Hua Yu, Shu-Cheng Zhang, Hui-Juan Shi, Wei-Jin Zhou and Qian-Xi Zhu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:641

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  33. Health-promoting interventions are important for preventing frailty and sarcopenia in older adults. However, there is limited evidence that nutritional interventions yield additional effects when combined with...

    Authors: MoonKi Choi, Hayeon Kim and Juyeon Bae

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:639

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  34. Although some previous studies have reported the impact of cultural factors on individuals’ cognition and decision making, a shortage of research has led to this comparison study for Chinese and Korean elderly...

    Authors: In Hye Park, Yustika Sya’bandari and Yang Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:637

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  35. The proportion of older people in the population has increased globally and has thus become a challenge in health and social care. There is good evidence that care based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (...

    Authors: Iréne Ericsson, Anne W. Ekdahl and Ingrid Hellström

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:636

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  36. People over 64 years have a high fatality rate when they are involved in traffic accidents. Besides, older victims of road crashes are expected to rise in the future due to population aging. The purpose of the...

    Authors: Mario Rivera-Izquierdo, Luz María Valverde-Cano, Virginia Martínez-Ruiz, María Rosa Sánchez-Pérez, Francisco Javier Atienza-Martín, Luis Miguel Martín-delosReyes and Eladio Jiménez-Mejías

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:635

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  37. Delirium is a common geriatric syndrome, but only few studies have been done in nursing home residents. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate (point) prevalence of and risk factors for delirium i...

    Authors: Kelly Sabbe, Roos van der Mast, Tinne Dilles and Bart Van Rompaey

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:634

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:673

  38. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication of older people undergoing hip fracture surgery, which negatively affects clinical- and healthcare-related outcomes. Unfortunately, POD pathophysiology is ...

    Authors: R. Gamberale, C. D’Orlando, S. Brunelli, R. Meneveri, P. Mazzola, G. Foti, G. Bellani, G. Zatti, D. Munegato, S. Volpato, A. Zurlo, G. Caruso, A. Andreano, M. G. Valsecchi and G. Bellelli

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:633

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  39. In the mid-seventies, biliopancreatic diversion became popular as weight-loss surgery procedure. This bariatric procedure combines distal gastric resection and intestinal malabsorption, leading to greater weig...

    Authors: Nele Steenackers, Elien Brouwers, Ann Mertens, Simon Van Cleynenbreugel, Matthias Lannoo, Johan Flamaing and Katleen Fagard

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:631

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Falls and falls-related injuries are common among older adults. Injuries in older adults lead to poor outcomes and lower quality of life. The objective of our study was to identify factors associated with fall...

    Authors: Rebecca Abey-Nesbit, Philip J. Schluter, Tim J. Wilkinson, John Hugh Thwaites, Sarah D. Berry, Heather Allore and Hamish A. Jamieson

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:630

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  41. There are about 9.5 million people with dementia in China. Up to 99% of them are cared for by their family caregivers. Family caregivers are confronted with considerable difficulties and challenges while provi...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Lily Dongxia Xiao, Yu Yu, Rong Huang, Hui You and Minhui Liu

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:629

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  42. Malnutrition is a common and significant problem in older adults. Insight into factors underlying malnutrition is needed to develop strategies that can improve the nutritional status. Compromised intestinal in...

    Authors: Sharon Hendriks, Suzanne C. Stokmans, Matthijs Plas, Wim A. Buurman, Sophie L. W. Spoorenberg, Klaske Wynia, Erik Heineman, Barbara L. van Leeuwen and Jacco J. de Haan

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:628

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  43. The aims of the present study were to estimate the frequency of change in self-rated health (SRH) among community-dwelling older adults, between two measures taken at a 9-year interval; and determine factors a...

    Authors: Flávia Silva Arbex Borim, Daniela de Assumpção, Anita Liberalesso Neri, Samila Sathler Tavares Batistoni, Priscila Maria Stolses Bergamo Francisco and Monica Sanches Yassuda

    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:627

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