Use it or lose it: a qualitative study of the maintenance of physical activity in older adults
Lack of physical activity (PA) is a recognised global public health problem, which is increasing in prevalence with a detrimental impact on the pattern of disease worldwide. In the UK, older adults comprise th... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 12, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Asiya Maula, Natasher LaFond, Elizabeth Orton, Steve Iliffe, Sarah Audsley, Kavita Vedhara and Denise Kendrick Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A bio-psycho-social approach for frailty amongst Singaporean Chinese community-dwelling older adults – evidence from the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study
Few empirical studies support a bio-psycho-social conceptualization of frailty. In addition to physical frailty (PF), we explored mental (MF) and social (SF) frailty and studied the associations between multid... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 12, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nigel Teo, Pei Shi Yeo, Qi Gao, Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Jie Jing Foo, Shiou Liang Wee and Tze Pin Ng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient and system factors associated with unassisted and injurious falls in hospitals: an observational study
Unassisted falls are more likely to result in injury than assisted falls. However, little is known about risk factors for falling unassisted. Furthermore, rural hospitals, which care for a high proportion of o... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 11, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Dawn M. Venema, Anne M. Skinner, Regina Nailon, Deborah Conley, Robin High and Katherine J. Jones Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Concordances and differences between a unidimensional and multidimensional assessment of frailty: a cross-sectional study
Many instruments to identify frail older people have been developed. One of the consequences is that the prevalence rates of frailty vary widely dependent on the instrument selected. The aims of this study wer... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Michael C. J. Van der Elst, Birgitte Schoenmakers, Linda P. M. Op het Veld, Ellen E. De Roeck, Anne Van der Vorst, Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen, Nico De Witte, Jan De Lepeleire and Jos M. G. A. Schols Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A longitudinal analysis of the association between the living arrangements and psychological well-being of older Chinese adults: the role of income sources
Understanding how living arrangements may affect psychological well-being (PWB) is critical in China, a society with the largest older population in the world. However, few studies have examined the moderating... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zi Zhou, Lun Cai, Meilan Zhuang, Y. Alicia Hong and Ya Fang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluating audio-visual falls prevention messages with community-dwelling older people using a World Caf é forum approach
Falls risk increases sharply with older age but many older people are unaware or underestimate their risk of falling. Increased population-based efforts to influence older people ’s falls prevention behavior ar... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 9, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Lex D. de Jong, Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Chris Wortham, Terry P. Haines, Dawn A. Skelton, Tammy Weselman and Anne-Marie Hill Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acceptability of oral liquid pharmaceutical products in older adults: palatability and swallowability issues
In institutional care, oral liquid pharmaceutical products are widely prescribed for older patients, especially for those with swallowing disorders. As medicines acceptability is a key factor for compliance in... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 7, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Emilie Belissa, Thibault Vallet, Sandra Laribe-Caget, Alain Chevallier, Fran çois-Xavier Chedhomme, Fattima Abdallah, Nathalie Bachalat, Sid-Ahmed Belbachir, Imad Boulaich, Vanessa Bloch, Anne Delahaye, Mathieu Depoisson, Amélie Dufaÿ Wojcicki, Stépha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Five-factor model personality traits and cognitive function in five domains in older adulthood
Five-factor model (FFM) personality traits have been associated consistently with risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Less is known about how these traits are associated with functioning ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 5, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Angelina R. Sutin, Yannick Stephan, Martina Luchetti and Antonio Terracciano Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between anemia and frailty in 13,175 community-dwelling adults aged 50  years and older in China
Anemia and frailty contribute to poor health outcomes in older adults; however, most current research in lower income countries has concentrated on anemia or frailty alone rather than in combination. The aim o... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 4, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Ye Ruan, Yanfei Guo, Paul Kowal, Ye Lu, Chazhen Liu, Shuangyuan Sun, Zhezhou Huang, Yang Zheng, Wenjing Wang, Gan Li, Yan Shi and Fan Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The need for improved cognitive, hearing and vision assessments for older people with cognitive impairment: a qualitative study
Hearing and vision (sensory) impairments are highly prevalent in people with dementia (PwD) and exacerbate the impact of living with dementia. Assessment of sensory or cognitive function may be difficult if pe... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 3, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Lucas Wolski, Iracema Leroi, Jemma Regan, Piers Dawes, Anna Pavlina Charalambous, Chryssoula Thodi, Juliana Prokopiou, Roxane Villeneuve, Catherine Helmer, Abebaw Mengistu Yohannes and Ines Himmelsbach Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of body mass index range criteria and their association with cognition, functioning and depression: a cross-sectional study in Mexican older adults
World population is living longer, demanding adjustments in public health policies. Body mass index (BMI) is widely known and used as a parameter and predictor of health status although an adapted criterion fo... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 3, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Damaris Francis Estrella-Castillo and Lizzette G ómez-de-Regil Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of dance on multi-muscle synergies in older adults: a cross-sectional study
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of dance in the experienced older dancers compared to the inexperienced older adults. We explored the effect of dance on the composition of muscle grou... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 3, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yun Wang, Kazuhiko Watanabe and Tadayoshi Asaka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Description of frail older people profiles according to four screening tools applied in primary care settings: a cross sectional analysis
Regarding the health care of older populations, WHO recommends shifting from disease-driven attention models towards a personalized, integrated and continuous care aimed to the maintenance and enhancement of f... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 3, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Itziar Vergara, Maider Mateo-Abad, Mar ía Carmen Saucedo-Figueredo, Mónica Machón, Alonso Montiel-Luque, Kalliopi Vrotsou, María Antonia Nava del Val, Ana Díez-Ruiz, Carolina Güell, Ander Matheu, Antonio Bueno, Jazmina Núñez and Francisco Rivas-Ru Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms in long term care facilities in Western Canada: a cross sectional study
The main objective is to better understand the prevalence of depressive symptoms, in long-term care (LTC) residents with or without cognitive impairment across Western Canada. Secondary objectives are to exami... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - December 2, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Matthias Hoben, Abigail Heninger, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Jennifer Knopp-Sihota, Carole Estabrooks and Zahra Goodarzi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics of febrile urinary tract infections in older male adults
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most frequent bacterial infections in older adults. The aim of the study was to analyse the existence of differences in clinical features, microbiological data and ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Alex Smithson, Javier Ramos, Esther Ni ño, Alex Culla, Ubaldo Pertierra, Michele Friscia and Maria Teresa Bastida Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is there an association between ageist attitudes and frailty?
Frailty is defined as a state of vulnerability to stressors that is associated with higher morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilization in older adults. Ageism is “a process of systematic stereotyping and d... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Douglas Salguero, Juliana Ferri-Guerra, Nadeem Y. Mohammed, Dhanya Baskaran, Raquel Aparicio-Ugarriza, Michael J. Mintzer and Jorge G. Ruiz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Improved outcome in hip fracture patients in the aging population following co-managed care compared to conventional surgical treatment: a retrospective, dual-center cohort study
Hip fracture patients in the aging population frequently present with various comorbidities, whilst preservation of independency and activities of daily living can be challenging. Thus, an interdisciplinary or... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carl Neuerburg, Stefan F örch, Johannes Gleich, Wolfgang Böcker, Markus Gosch, Christian Kammerlander and Edgar Mayr Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association of MTHFR C677T variant with increased risk of ischemic stroke in the elderly population: a meta-analysis of observational studies
C677T point mutation in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene have been found to be associated with ischemic stroke in general population, while the results seem inconsistent. We aim to assess the a... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Guilin Chang, Zheng Kuai, Jia Wang, Jiayu Wu, Kan Xu, Ying Yuan and Yu Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Enhanced coordination of care to reduce medication risks in older home care clients in primary care: a randomized controlled trial
As populations are aging, a growing number of home care clients are frail and use multiple, complex medications. Combined with the lack of coordination of care this may pose uncontrolled polypharmacy and poten... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Terhi Toivo, Marja Airaksinen, Maarit Dimitrow, Eeva Savela, Katariina Pelkonen, Valtteri Kiuru, Tuula Suominen, Mira Uunim äki, Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä, Saija Leikola and Juha Puustinen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of concern about falling on stepping performance during complex activities
There is limited understanding of the underlying mechanisms explaining the role of concern about falling on fall risk in older people. Anxiety is known to interact with cognitive resources and, as people get o... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Shaira Viaje, Geert Crombez, Stephen R. Lord, Jacqueline C. T. Close, Perminder Sachdev, Henry Brodaty and Kim Delbaere Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of health-related quality of life between the Han and Yi ethnicity elderly in the Yi autonomous areas of Yunnan Province
The purpose of this research was to assess the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and functional abilities of Yi and Han elderly who resided in Yi Autonomous prefecture or Counties in Yunnan Province, as w... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 25, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Lingyun Ran, Hongqian Kong, Mengqi Du, Jianhui He, Qiong Zhong, Yuanyuan Ran, Yanping Si, Jiang Zhang, Cheng Yao, Huineng Luo and Qin Ye Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation of the clinical frailty score (CFS) in French language
Very old critical ill patients are a rapid expanding group. To better understand the magnitude of the challenges involved in intensive care practice for an ageing population and discuss a rational allocation o... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 21, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Paul Abraham, Delphine S. Courvoisier, Cedric Annweiler, Cliff Lenoir, Thomas Millien, Francoise Dalmaz, Hans Flaatten, Rui Moreno, Steffen Christensen, Dylan W. de Lange, Bertrand Guidet, Karim Bendjelid, Bernhard Walder and Bernardo Bollen Pinto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Disability incidence and functional decline among older adults with major chronic diseases
More than 80% of elderly Americans have at least one chronic disease. While past studies have shown that hierarchical patterns of functional loss may differ by gender and institutional settings, little is know... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 21, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joelle H. Fong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors of clinical outcomes after cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients ≥75 years of age: a retrospective cohort study
This study was co... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 21, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Laure Champ-Rigot, Anne-Laure Cornille, Pierre Ollitrault, Arnaud Pellissier, Mathieu Chequel, Damien Legallois and Paul Milliez Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Friendships that money can buy: financial security protects health in retirement by enabling social connectedness
Research on the health and wellbeing of retirees has tended to focus on financial security and financial planning. However, we suggest that one reason why financial security is important for retirees is that i... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 21, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tegan Cruwys, Catherine Haslam, Niklas K. Steffens, S. Alexander Haslam, Polly Fong and Ben C. P. Lam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends in the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson ’s disease in Korea: a nationwide, population-based study
This study aime... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 21, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joo-Hyun Park, Do-Hoon Kim, Do-Young Kwon, Moonyoung Choi, Shinhye Kim, Jin-Hyung Jung, Kyungdo Han and Yong-Gyu Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Healthcare professionals ’ experiences of providing individualized nutritional care for Older People in hospital and home care: a qualitative study
Recent studies indicate inadequate nutritional care practices in healthcare institutions and identify several barriers to perform individualized nutritional care to older persons. Organisation of care can beco... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Christine Hillestad Hestevik, Marianne Molin, Jonas Debesay, Astrid Bergland and Asta Bye Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sarcopenia prevalence and associations with mortality and hospitalisation by various sarcopenia definitions in 85 –89 year old community-dwelling men: a report from the ULSAM study
Operational definitions of sarcopenia, i.e. loss of muscle function and mass, have been proposed by the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) and the Foundation for the National Institu... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sigvard Sobestiansky, Karl Michaelsson and Tommy Cederholm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A feminist phenomenology on the emotional labor and morality of live-in migrant care workers caring for older people in the community
Global societal changes, such as increasing longevity and a shortage of family caregivers, have given rise to a popular worldwide trend of employing live-in migrant care workers (MCWs) to provide homecare for ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 19, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Ken H. M. HO, Vico C. L. CHIANG, Doris LEUNG and Daphne S. K. CHEUNG Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mortality and comorbidity after non-operatively managed, low-energy pelvic fracture in patients over age 70: a comparison with an age-matched femoral neck fracture cohort and general population
Research on mortality and comorbidity associated with pelvic fractures in older patients is scarce. We aimed to determine the short- and long-term mortality rates of older patients with a pelvic ring fracture ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 19, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Aleksi Reito, Mari Kuoppala, Hanna Pajulammi, Lasse Hokkinen, Kati Kyr ölä and Juha Paloneva Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Healthcare providers ’ experiences in supporting community-living older adults to manage multiple chronic conditions: a qualitative study
Living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), the coexistence of two or more chronic conditions, is becoming more prevalent as the population ages. Primary care and home care providers play key roles in carin... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 19, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jenny Ploeg, Marie-Lee Yous, Kimberly Fraser, Sin éad Dufour, Lisa Garland Baird, Sharon Kaasalainen, Carrie McAiney and Maureen Markle-Reid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A Danish version of the life-space assessment (LSA-DK) – translation, content validity and cultural adaptation using cognitive interviewing in older mobility limited adults
Identification and prevention of mobility limitations in older adults is important to reduce adverse health outcomes. The Life-Space Assessment (LSA) provides a single measure of mobility including environment... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 15, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mette Merete Pedersen, Pia Kj ær-Sørensen, Julie Midtgaard, Cynthia J. Brown and Ann Christine Bodilsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Item response analysis of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory among the elderly in China: dimensionality and differential item functioning test
Anxiety symptoms are pervasive among elderly populations around the world. The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (the GAI) has been developed and widely used in screening those suffering from severe symptoms. Althou... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 15, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zhongquan Li, Xia Zhao, Ang Sheng and Li Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Community resource referral needs among African American dementia caregivers in an urban community: a qualitative study
African American caregivers of community-residing persons with dementia are mostly unpaid and have high rates of unmet basic and health needs. The National Alzheimer ’s Project Act (NAPA) mandates improved coor... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 14, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Emily M. Abramsohn, Jessica Jerome, Kelsey Paradise, Tia Kostas, Wesley Alexandra Spacht and Stacy Tessler Lindau Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Design of an Underwater Treadmill System for rehabilitation of older obese adults: a pre-post study
This study aimed to dev... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 14, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: C. Kittichaikarn and V. Kuptniratsaikul Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Age group differences in association between IADL decline and depressive symptoms in community-dwelling elderly
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) is an indicator of whether a community-dwelling elderly can live independently. IADL decline was reported to be associated with aging and depression. The present ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 13, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Eri Kiyoshige, Mai Kabayama, Yasuyuki Gondo, Yukie Masui, Hiroki Inagaki, Madoka Ogawa, Takeshi Nakagawa, Saori Yasumoto, Hiroshi Akasaka, Ken Sugimoto, Kazunori Ikebe, Yasumichi Arai, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Hiromi Rakugi and Kei Kamide Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hospitalized elder abuse in Iran: a qualitative study
Elder abuse is a serious violation of human rights and a worldwide issue. Upon hospital admission, elderly patients become vulnerable and susceptible to abuse. Understanding the issues perceived as abuse by th... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 12, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zeinab Naderi, Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Ladan Zarshenas and Abbas Ebadi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relationship between meaning in life and death anxiety in the elderly: self-esteem as a mediator
Death anxiety is a common phenomenon in all societies. Older adults may be more prone to death anxiety than their younger counterparts; however, death anxiety among older adults is not well understood. This st... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 12, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jiaxi Zhang, Jiaxi Peng, Pan Gao, He Huang, Yunfei Cao, Lulu Zheng and Danmin Miao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between anemia and cognitive decline among Chinese middle-aged and elderly: evidence from the China health and retirement longitudinal study
Our objective was to characterize the relationship of anemia and hemoglobin concentrations with cross-sectional cognitive functions and changes in cognitive functions over 2 years in a large sample of Chinese ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 12, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tingting Qin, Mingming Yan, Zhen Fu, Yating Song, Wanrong Lu, A ’dan Fu and Ping Yin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fall-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations among community-dwelling older adults: examination of health problems and injury characteristics
This study examined chronic illnesses, sensory and memory problems, and injury characteristics that were associa... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 11, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Namkee G. Choi, Bryan Y. Choi, Diana M. DiNitto, C. Nathan Marti and Mark E. Kunik Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among older adults (50  years and above) in a peri-urban setting: a descriptive cross-sectional study
This study sought to assess the knowledge of HIV among older adults (50  years and ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 11, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Reindolf Anokye, Enoch Acheampong, Amy Budu-Ainooson, Edmund Isaac Obeng, Emmanuel Tetteh, Yvonne Sabby Acheampong and Curtis Edward Nettey-Marbell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cross-sectional associations between personality traits and device-based measures of step count and sedentary behaviour in older age: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936
While the associations between personality traits and self-reported physical activity are well replicated, few studies have examined the associations between personality and device-based measures of both physi... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Iva Čukić, Catharine R. Gale, Sebastien F. M. Chastin, Philippa M. Dall, Manon L. Dontje, Dawn A. Skelton and Ian J. Deary Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The value of nonoperative versus operative treatment of frail institutionalized elderly patients with a proximal femoral fracture in the shade of life (FRAIL-HIP); protocol for a multicenter observational cohort study
Proximal femoral fractures are strongly associated with morbidity and mortality in elderly patients. Mortality is highest among frail institutionalized elderly with both physical and cognitive comorbidities wh... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 8, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Pieter Joosse, Sverre A. I. Loggers, C. L. P. (Marc) Van de Ree, Romke Van Balen, Jeroen Steens, Rutger G. Zuurmond, Taco Gosens, Sven H. Van Helden, Suzanne Polinder, Hanna C. Willems and Esther M. M. Van Lieshout Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

In-hospital care prior to assisted and unassisted suicide in swiss older people: a state-level retrospective study
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Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 6, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nathalie Dieudonn é-Rahm, Sandra Burkhardt and Sophie Pautex Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations between health-related quality of life, physical function and pain in older women with osteoporosis and vertebral fracture
Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures represent a major health burden worldwide, and the prevalence of osteoporosis is expected to increase as the world ’s population ages. Suffering from vertebral fracture has ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 4, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Brita Stanghelle, Hege Bentzen, Lora Giangregorio, Are Hugo Pripp and Astrid Bergland Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Advanced glycation end products and their ratio to soluble receptor are associated with limitations in physical functioning only in women: results from the CARLA cohort
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs), modifications of proteins or amino acids, are increasingly produced and accumulated with age-related diseases. Recent studies suggested that the ratio of AGEs and their ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - November 4, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Helen Ebert, Maria Elena Lacruz, Alexander Kluttig, Andreas Simm, Karin Halina Greiser, Daniel Tiller, Nadja Kartschmit and Rafael Mikolajczyk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determinants of ADL and IADL disability in older adults in southeastern Poland
The extension of the life span has led to an increase in the number of older people and an increase in the prevalence of disability in people over 60  years of age. The aim of this study was to assess the preva... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - October 31, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, Agnieszka Wiśniowska-Szurlej, Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska and Bernard Sozański Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Interactions between subjective memory complaint and objective cognitive deficit on memory performances
Subjective memory complaint (SMCs) is a common trait amongst older population. The subjective cognition about their memory could depend on objective cognition. The aim of the current study was to examine the i... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - October 30, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Soowon Park, Ji-Hye Lee, Jiyeon Lee, Youngsung Cho, Hyun Gyu Park, Yongjoon Yoo, Jung-Hae Youn, Seung-Ho Ryu, Jae Yeon Hwang, Jeongsim Kim and Jun-Young Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Balancing the struggle to live with dementia: a systematic meta-synthesis of coping
People with dementia describe experiences of loss that threaten their autonomy and ability to contribute to society. They often have difficulties with orientation, loss of roll function, and fear about the fut... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - October 30, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Guro Hanevold Bj ørkløf, Anne-Sofie Helvik, Tanja Louise Ibsen, Elisabeth Wiken Telenius, Ellen Karine Grov and Siren Eriksen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Accessing the discriminatory performance of FRAIL-NH in two-class and three-class frailty and examining its agreement with the frailty index among nursing home residents in mainland China
FRAIL-NH has been commonly used to assess frailty in nursing home residents and validated in many ethnic populations; however, it has not been validated in mainland China, where such an assessment tool is lack... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - October 30, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Feng Ge, Weiwei Liu, Minhui Liu, Siyuan Tang, Yongjin Lu and Tianxue Hou Tags: Research article Source Type: research