Emergency department outcome of elderly patients assisted by professional home services, the EPIGER study
For the elderly population living at home, the implementation of professional services tends to mitigate the effect of loss of autonomy and increases their quality of life. While helping in avoiding social iso... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 21, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Anne-Laure Feral-Pierssens, Gustave Toury, Fatima Sehimi, Nicolas Peschanski, Sa ïd Laribi, Amélie Carpentier, Magali Kraif, Clément Carbonnier, François-Xavier Duchateau, Yonathan Freund and Philippe Juvin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a peer-based intervention on loneliness and social isolation of older Chinese immigrants in Canada: a randomized controlled trial
We examined the effectiveness of a peer-based intervention in reducing loneliness, social isolation, and improving psychosocial well-being with a s... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 21, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Daniel W. L. Lai, Jia Li, Xiaoting Ou and Celia Y. P. Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of sleep duration with risk of all-cause mortality and poor quality of dying in oldest-old people: a community-based longitudinal study
While sleep duration has been shown to be associated with health outcomes, few studies have been conducted among the oldest old. In addition, the impact of sleep duration on quality of dying is unknown. We aim... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 21, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Chengbei Hou, Yinan Lin, Zachary Zimmer, Lap Ah. Tse and Xianghua Fang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are we ready for artificial intelligence health monitoring in elder care?
The world is experiencing a dramatic increase in the aging population, challenging the sustainability of traditional care models that have relied on in-person monitoring. This debate article discusses whether ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 21, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Anita Ho Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Association between rural-to-urban migration and the cognitive aging trajectories of older Chinese adults: results from a prospective cohort analysis
Increasingly, older Chinese adults from rural areas are moving to urban areas to live with their children who have already migrated to these areas. However, few studies have examined this pattern of migration ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 21, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jinzhao Xie, Jing Liao, Jing Zhang and Jing Gu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sing4Health: protocol of a randomized controlled trial of the effects of a singing group intervention on the well-being, cognitive function and health of older adults
Singing is a multimodal activity that requires physical, cognitive and psychosocial performance, with benefits to various domains of well-being and health in older adults. In recent years, research has increas... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 18, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Iolanda Costa Galinha, Manuel Farinha, Maria Lu ísa Lima and António Labisa Palmeira Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Prevalence and characteristics of older adults with a persistent death wish without severe illness: a large cross-sectional survey
Some older persons develop a persistent death wish without being severely ill, often referred to as “completed life” or “tiredness of life”. In the Netherlands and Belgium, the question whether these persons s... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 17, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Iris D. Hartog, Margot L. Zomers, Ghislaine J. M. W. van Thiel, Carlo Leget, Alfred P. E. Sachs, Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal, Vera van den Berg and Els van Wijngaarden Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of dysphagia among nursing home residents in eastern China: a cross-sectional study
Dysphagia is a common health care problem and poses significant risks including mortality and hospitalization. China has many unsolved long-term care problems, as it is a developing country with the largest ag... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 17, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Shen Chen, Yan Cui, Yaping Ding, Changxian Sun, Ying Xing, Rong Zhou and Guohua Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Can cardiovascular risk management be improved by shared care with general practice to prevent cognitive decline following stroke/TIA? A feasibility randomised controlled trial (SERVED memory)
Cognitive impairment and dementia following cerebrovascular disease are increasingly common in the UK. One potential strategy to prevent post-stroke cognitive decline is multimodal vascular risk factor managem... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 17, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: William J. Davison, Phyo K. Myint, Yoon K. Loke, Garth Ravenhill, David Turner, Chris Fox, Lee Shepstone and John F. Potter Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dose –response relationship between intergenerational contact frequency and depressive symptoms amongst elderly Chinese parents: a cross-sectional study
Given the high prevalence of depressive symptoms amongst the elderly Chinese population and the significance of intergenerational contact in this demographic group, the purpose of this study was to examine the... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 15, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yaofei Xie, Mengdi Ma, Wenwen Wu, Yupeng Zhang, Yuting Zhang and Xiaodong Tan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluating the care provision of a community-based serious-illness care program via chart measures
Although quality-of-care domains for home-based primary and palliative programs have been proposed, they have had limited testing in practice. Our aim was to evaluate the care provision in a community-based se... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 15, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Christine E. Kistler, Matthew J. Van Dongen, Natalie C. Ernecoff, Timothy P. Daaleman and Laura C. Hanson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Avoidability of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) in an elderly hospital cohort with cases assessed for causality by the updated RUCAM score
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) represents an increasing morbidity in the general population, but more so in the elderly cohort of patients. Despite this, the concept of its prevention through prospective ana... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 14, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mohammed Ibn-Mas ’ud Danjuma, Hussam Almasri, Shaikha Alshokri, Fadi Khazahia Khir, Ashraf Elmalik, Naim Ghazi Battikh, Ibtihal Mahmoud Hassan Abdallah, Mohamed Elshafei, Haajra Fatima, Mouhand Faisal Hamad Mohamed, Yahya Maghoub, Tanweer Hussain, Ijaz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Overcoming existential loneliness: a cross-cultural study
Moving into a long-term care facility (LTCF) can reduce the ability for older adults to engage in meaningful roles and activities and the size of their social network. These changes and losses can lead them to... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 14, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: B. P. M. Chung, J. Olofsson, F. K. Y. Wong and M. R ämgård Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Life worth living: cross-sectional study on the prevalence and determinants of the wish to die in elderly patients hospitalized in an internal medicine ward
Elderly people frequently express the wish to die: this ranges from a simple wish for a natural death to a more explicit request for death. The frequency of the wish to die and its associated factors have not ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 14, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Marc-Antoine Bornet, Eve Rubli Truchard, G érard Waeber, Peter Vollenweider, Mathieu Bernard, Laure Schmied and Pedro Marques-Vidal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antibiotic prescribing and non-prescribing in nursing home residents with signs and symptoms ascribed to urinary tract infection (ANNA): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
Antibiotic overprescribing for suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) in nursing homes (NHs) is common. Typical clinical scenarios in which antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed include response to nonsp... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 11, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jeanine J. S. Rutten, Laura W. van Buul, Martin Smalbrugge, Suzanne E. Geerlings, Debby L. Gerritsen, Stephanie Natsch, Philip D. Sloane, Ruth B. Veenhuizen, Johannes C. van der Wouden and Cees M. P. M. Hertogh Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Multimorbidity, physical frailty, and self-rated health in older patients with atrial fibrillation
Holistic care models emphasize management of comorbid conditions to improve patient-reported outcomes in treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigated relations between multimorbidity, physical frailt... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 11, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Hawa O. Abu, Jane Saczynski, Jordy Mehawej, Tenes Paul, Hamza Awad, Benita A. Bamgbade, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Mayra Tisminetzky, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg and David D. McManus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Effectiveness of lidocaine/prilocaine cream on cardiovascular reactions from endotracheal intubation and cough events during recovery period of older patients under general anesthesia: prospective, randomized placebo-controlled study
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 11, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Linsheng Lv, Lei Yan, Xun Liu and Miaoxia Chen Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Components of the transitional care model (TCM) to reduce readmission in geriatric patients: a systematic review
Demographic changes are taking place in most industrialized countries. Geriatric patients are defined by the European Union of Medical Specialists as aged over 65  years and suffering from frailty and multi-mor... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 11, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nadine Morkisch, Luz D. Upegui-Arango, Maria I. Cardona, Dirk van den Heuvel, Martina Rimmele, Cornel Christian Sieber and Ellen Freiberger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a health-social partnership program for discharged non-frail older adults: a pilot study
This study captured the service g... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 10, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Arkers Kwan Ching WONG, Frances Kam Yuet WONG, Jenny Sau Chun NGAI, Shirley Yu Kan HUNG and Wah Chun LI Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Decision-making for receiving paid home care for dementia in the time of COVID-19: a qualitative study
The lockdown imposed in the UK on the 23rd of March and associated public health measures of social distancing are likely to have had a great impact on care provision. The aim of this study was to explore the ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Clarissa Giebel, Kerry Hanna, Jacqueline Cannon, Ruth Eley, Hilary Tetlow, Anna Gaughan, Aravind Komuravelli, Justine Shenton, Carol Rogers, Sarah Butchard, Steve Callaghan, Stan Limbert, Manoj Rajagopal, Kym Ward, Lisa Shaw, Rosie Whittington & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Functional Independence Measure score is associated with mortality in critically ill elderly patients admitted to an intermediate care unit
This study aimed to determine wheth... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: A. D ’Andrea, D. Le Peillet, T. Fassier, V. Prendki, V. Trombert, J-L Reny and X. Roux Tags: Research article Source Type: research

First insights on value-based healthcare of elders using ICHOM older person standard set reporting
Clinical guidelines for specific conditions fragment care provision for elders. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) has developed a global standard set of outcome measures for ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Wei-Ju Lee, Li-Ning Peng, Chi-Hung Lin, Shinn-Zong Lin, Ching-Hui Loh, Sheng-Lun Kao, Tzu-Shing Hung, Chia-Yun Chang, Chun-Feng Huang, Ting-Ching Tang and Liang-Kung Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Variation between nursing homes in drug use and in drug-related problems
Residents at nursing homes (NHs) are at particular risk for drug related harm. Regular medication reviews using explicit criteria for pharmacological inappropriateness and classification of drug related proble... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Amura Francesca Fog, Ibrahimu Mdala, Knut Engedal and J ørund Straand Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of the status quo of the Elderly ’s demands of medical and elderly care combination in the underdeveloped regions of Western China and its influencing factors: a case study of Lanzhou
This study aims to analyse the current demand by senior citizens in Lanzhou, China for a combination of medical and elderly care services and to identify the factors influencing their needs. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jiancheng Wang, Yunhua Wang, Hui Cai, Juxia Zhang, Bei Pan, Guoxian Bao and Tiankang Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A call to action for delirium research: Meta-analysis and regression of delirium associated mortality
Delirium is an extremely common hospital complication. No study to date has assessed whether a priori defined covariates; type of hospital setting and year of study publication, influence the relationship betw... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: May Zin Aung Thein, Jarett V. Pereira, Anita Nitchingham and Gideon A. Caplan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Poor self-rated health predicts the incidence of functional disability in elderly community dwellers in Japan: a prospective cohort study
Although previous large population studies showed elderly with poor self-rated health (SRH) to be at a high risk of functional disability in Western countries, there have been few studies in which the associat... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Shuko Takahashi, Kozo Tanno, Yuki Yonekura, Masaki Ohsawa, Toru Kuribayashi, Yasuhiro Ishibashi, Shinichi Omama, Fumitaka Tanaka, Ryohei Sasaki, Megumi Tsubota-Utsugi, Eri Takusari, Makoto Koshiyama, Toshiyuki Onoda, Kiyomi Sakata, Kazuyoshi Itai and Akir Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between exercise and health-related quality of life and medical resource use in elderly people with diabetes: a cross-sectional population-based study
This study ai... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Chien-Cheng Huang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Chong-Chi Chiu, Hung-Jung Lin, Jhi-Joung Wang and Shih-Feng Weng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patients ’ perceptions of frequent hospital admissions: a qualitative interview study with older people above 65 years of age
Although ‘frequent flyer’ hospital admissions represent barely 3 to 8% of the total patient population in a hospital, they are responsible for a disproportionately high percentage (12 to 28%) of all admissions... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Miaolin Huang, Carolien van der Borght, Merel Leithaus, Johan Flamaing and Geert Goderis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility of a mobility programme for people with dementia in the respite care setting: results of the DESKK study
Caring for people with dementia (PwD) is often challenging for caregiving relatives. Respite care (RC) is a commonly used short-term inpatient service. The provision of RC can serve as a link between home care... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Steffen Heinrich, Caren Horstmannshoff and Bernhard Holle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Accuracy of diagnosis and health service codes in identifying frailty in Medicare data
Capturing frailty within administrative claims data may help to identify high-risk patients and inform population health management strategies. Although it is common to ascertain frailty status utilizing claim... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Natalia Festa, Sandra M. Shi and Dae Hyun Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of exercise intervention on fall-related fractures in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
This study aimed to assess ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Qiang Wang, Xiaowei Jiang, Yingchao Shen, Ping Yao, Jun Chen, Yuan Zhou, Yunfeng Gu, Zhiyuan Qian and Xi Cao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with self-rated health in a Norwegian population of older people participating in a preventive home visit program: a cross-sectional study
Assessing self-rated health by preventive home visits of older people can provide information about the person ’s well-being, quality of life and risk of developing illness. The aim of this study was to examine... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Astrid Fjell, Seiger Cronfalk Berit, Monica Hermann, Arvid Rongve, J örg Aßmus, Lars Kvinge, Åke Seiger, Knut Skaug and Anne-Marie Boström Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A health concept with a social potential: an interview study with nursing home residents
A qualitative, interview-based study was embedded in a randomized intervention trial, the Older People Exercise and Nutrition (OPEN) study. Participants in the OPEN study were encouraged to conduct sessions of... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sofia Vikstr öm, Helena K. Grönstedt, Tommy Cederholm, Erika Franzén, Åke Seiger, Gerd Faxén-Irving and Anne-Marie Boström Tags: Research article Source Type: research

IMAGINE study protocol of a clinical trial: a multi-center, investigator-blinded, randomized, 36-month, parallel-group to compare the effectiveness of motivational interview in rehabilitation of older stroke survivors
Rehabilitation pathways are crucial to reduce stroke-related disability. Motivational Interviewing (MI), as a person-centered complex intervention, aimed to empower and motivate, and could be a resource to imp... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Neus Gual, Laura M ónica Pérez, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor, Pilar Lusilla-Palacios, Judith Castro, Luís Soto-Bagaria, Laura Coll-Planas, Marta Roqué, Ana Belen Vena, Benito Fontecha, Jose M. Santiago, Eva Månsson Lexell, Carlos Chiatti, Susanne Iwars Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Smart home for elderly care: development and challenges in China
China ’s smart home for elderly care emerged in 2008, and had went through four developmental stages which consists of seed stage, start-up stage, development stage and popularization stage. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 3, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Quan Zhang, Meiyu Li and Yijin Wu Tags: Review Source Type: research

Potential associated factors of functional disability in Chinese older inpatients: a multicenter cross-sectional study
This study aims to describe the level of basic activities of daily living (ADL) and higher-level instrumental ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - September 3, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Hongpeng Liu, Jing Jiao, Chen Zhu, Minglei Zhu, Xianxiu Wen, Jingfen Jin, Hui Wang, Dongmei Lv, Shengxiu Zhao, Xinjuan Wu and Tao Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between change in lifestyle and cognitive functions among elderly Koreans: findings from the Korean longitudinal study of aging (2006 –2016)
South Korea is an aged society that continues to age rapidly. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the association between changes in lifestyle and cognitive functions in the South Korean el... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 31, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Hyeon Ji Lee, Jieun Jang, Dong-Woo Choi, Wonjeong Chae, Eun-Cheol Park and Sung-In Jang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigating the needs of family caregivers of older stroke patients: a longitudinal study in Iran
The high burden of care associated with older stroke patients is a factor that threatens the health of family caregivers. Identifying the needs of family caregivers in this group of patients can help provide e... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 28, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Shiva Bahloli, Roohangiz JamshidiOrak and Fatemeh Ghaffari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of household income with home-based rehabilitation and home help service utilization among long-term home care service users
To examine the association of household income with home-based rehabilitation and home help services in terms of service utilization and expenditures. (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 28, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Rumiko Tsuchiya-Ito, Tatsuro Ishizaki, Seigo Mitsutake, Shota Hamada, Satoru Yoshie, Katsuya Iijima and Nanako Tamiya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rationale and protocol of the StayFitLonger study: a multicentre trial to measure efficacy and adherence of a home-based computerised multidomain intervention in healthy older adults
In older adults, multidomain training that includes physical and cognitive activities has been associated with improvement of physical and cognitive health. The goal of the multisite StayFitLonger study is to ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 28, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: S. Belleville, M. Cuesta, M. Bieler-Aeschlimann, K. Giacomino, A. Widmer, A. G. Mittaz Hager, D. Perez-Marcos, S. Cardin, B. Boller, N. Bier, M. Aubertin-Leheudre, L. Bherer, N. Berryman, S. Agrigoroaei and J. F. Demonet Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Use of antidepressant medications among older adults in European long-term care facilities: a cross-sectional analysis from the SHELTER study
Late-life depression is common among older adults living in nursing homes (NHs). Over the last 30  years there has been an increase in the rates of prescription of antidepressant medications across all ages, wi... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 27, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Silvia Giovannini, Graziano Onder, Henri ëtte G. van der Roest, Eva Topinkova, Jacob Gindin, Maria Camilla Cipriani, Michael D. Denkinger, Roberto Bernabei and Rosa Liperoti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A cohort study investigating the relationship between patient reported outcome measures and pre-operative frailty in patients with operable, non-palliative colorectal cancer
Frailty refers to the reduction in homeostatic reserve resulting from an accumulation of physiological deficits over a lifetime. Frailty is common in older patients undergoing surgery and is an independent ris... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 27, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: J. Knight, K. Ayyash, K. Colling, J. Dhesi, V. Ewan, G. Danjoux, E. Kothmann, A. Mill, S. Taylor, D. Yates and Reema Ayyash Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Disrupted sleep and associated factors in Australian dementia caregivers: a cross-sectional study
Sleep disturbance is an issue reported by caregivers. Waking at night is a feature of dementia and by proxy, sleep disturbance among caregivers is reported to be high. Little is known about the characteristics... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 27, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Aisling Smyth, Lisa Whitehead, Eimear Quigley, Caroline Vafeas and Laura Emery Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Care of family caregivers of persons with dementia (CaFCa) through a tailor-made mobile app: study protocol of a complex intervention study
Globally, family members account for the main source of caregiving of persons with dementia living at home. Providing care to family members with dementia often has negative health consequences for caregivers ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 26, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zarina Nahar Kabir, Angela Yee Man Leung, Åke Grundberg, Anne-Marie Boström, Kristina Lämås, Ana Paula Kallström, Cecilia Moberg, Berit Seiger Cronfalk, Sebastiaan Meijer and Hanne Konradsen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of an online education intervention on stress and coping of family members after placing a relative with dementia into a residential care facility: protocol of a randomised controlled trial
After residential care placement, family members may be exposed to stressors like difficulty in role changes, interpersonal conflict with facility staff, and emotional torment. These can threaten family member... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 26, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Zhaozhao Hui, Chen Yang, Jieqiong Li and Diana Tze Fan Lee Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Prevalence of probable sarcopenia in community-dwelling older Swiss people – a cross-sectional study
The European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People has recently defined new criteria for identifying “(probable) sarcopenia” (EWGSOP2). However, the prevalence of probable sarcopenia, defined by these gu... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 26, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Julia Wearing, Peter Konings, Rob A. de Bie, Maria Stokes and Eling D. de Bruin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Older adults with lower autobiographical memory abilities report less age-related decline in everyday cognitive function
Individuals differ in how they remember the past: some richly re-experience specific details of past episodes, whereas others recall only the gist of past events. Little research has examined how such trait mn... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 26, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carina L. Fan, Kristoffer Romero and Brian Levine Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Discriminative validity of the Core outcome set functional independence in a population of older adults
Clinicians are currently challenged to support older adults to maintain a certain level of Functional Independence (FI). FI is defined as “functioning physically safely and independent from another person, wit... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 26, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Yvonne J. C. Dockx, Esther A. L. M. Molenaar, Di-Janne J. A. Barten and Cindy Veenhof Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effect of aquatic and land exercise on dynamic balance in older adults
Balance impairments are the leading causes of falls in older adults. Aquatic-based exercises have been broadly practiced as an alternative to land-based exercises; however, the effects on dynamic balance have ... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 25, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Youngwook Kim, Michael N. Vakula, Benjamin Waller and Eadric Bressel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The influence of care home managers on the implementation of a complex intervention: findings from the process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of dementia care mapping
Many people with dementia live in care homes, where staff can struggle to meet their complex needs. Successful practice improvement interventions in these settings require strong managerial support, but little... (Source: BMC Geriatrics)
Source: BMC Geriatrics - August 25, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Authors: R. Kelley, A. W. Griffiths, E. Shoesmith, J. McDermid, E. Couch, O. Robinson, D. Perfect and C. A. Surr Tags: Research article Source Type: research