QOF recorded dementia diagnoses - September 2015

The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published quality and outcomes framework (QOF) recorded dementia diagnoses data for September 2015.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Older adults with non-communicable diseases have high prevalence of cognitive impairment. Physicians should make the patients and their family members aware about the association of non-communicable diseases with cognitive impairments and should encourage these persons to use remedial measures to reduce the risk of future development of dementia. PMID: 32248085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
Progranulin (PGRN) is a glycoprotein that is widely expressed among organs, including the central nervous system. PGRN insufficiency is involved in various neurodegenerative disorders such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis. One of the major causes of neuronal damage is hyperactivation of the cerebrum triggered by upregulation of excitatory systems. In the present study, we examined the possible involvement of PGRN in modulating excitability of the cerebrum using wild type and PGRN-deficient mice. First, we treated wild type and PGRN-deficient mice with seizure-inducib...
Source: NeuroReport - Category: Neurology Tags: Degeneration and Repair Source Type: research
Conditions:   Dementia;   Alzheimer Disease;   Caregiver Burnout;   Family Members Intervention:   Behavioral: STELLA (Support via TEchnology: Living and Learning with Advancing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias) Sponsors:   Oregon Health and Science University;   National Institute on Aging (NIA) Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Dementia Intervention:   Behavioral: Cultivate yourself: support for caregivers of dementia persons Sponsor:   Chinese University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions Our results highlight the heterogeneous management of AE. Neuroimmunologists and those treating more AE cases generally take a more proactive approach to testing and immunotherapy than peers. Results highlight the need for higher-quality cohorts and trials to guide empiric immunotherapy, and evidence-based guidelines aimed at both experts and nonexperts. Because the average AE patient is unlikely to be first seen by a neuroimmunologist, ensuring greater uniformity in our approach to suspected cases is essential to ensure that patients are appropriately managed.
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Autoimmune diseases, Encephalitis, All Cognitive Disorders/Dementia, Practice Current Research Source Type: research
Objective To investigate the frequency of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLBs) and Parkinson disease with dementia (PDD) and compare these frequencies with patients with incident Parkinson disease (PD) through a population-based cohort study. Methods We identified all patients with DLB, PDD, and PD without dementia in a 1991–2010 population-based parkinsonism-incident cohort, in Olmsted County, Minnesota. We abstracted information about levodopa-induced dyskinesia. We compared patients with DLB and PDD with dyskinesia with patients with PD from the same cohort. Results Levodopa use and dy...
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Parkinson's disease/Parkinsonism, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson's disease with dementia, Cohort studies Research Source Type: research
Situations such as dementia, heart ailments, and incontinence do not go away whether your loved one is in a care facility or at home with you. In fact now, as countless people have become home caregivers with little or no respite because of COVID-19, reliable caregiving information is even more vital than in the past. With this in mind, Aeroflow’s Healthcare Director of Urology Mica Phillips has agreed to provide answers for us about how diet can affect a person's urinary and fecal continence. Aeroflow Healthcare is a durable medical equipment provider... Continue reading on Egosan to learn more about how food c...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: This N-of-1 study suggests the Emerald device is feasible to use and can potentially yield actionable data regarding behavioral symptom management. No active or potential device risks were encountered. PMID: 32245677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
BACKGROUND: Previous evidence suggests that slower gait speed is longitudinally associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and falls in older adults. Despite this, the longitudinal relationship between gait speed, cognition and falls in those with a di...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
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