QOF recorded dementia diagnoses - June 2015

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

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Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Ellen Dicks, Lisa Vermunt, Wiesje M. van der Flier, Pieter Jelle Visser, Frederik Barkhof, Philip Scheltens, Betty M. Tijms, for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging InitiativeAbstractBackgroundGrey matter (GM) atrophy in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is most commonly modeled as a function of time. However, this approach does not take into account inter-individual differences in initial disease severity or changes due to aging. Here, we modeled GM atrophy within individuals across the AD clinical spectrum as a function of time, aging and MMSE...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Stress, Psychological Interventions:   Behavioral: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program;   Behavioral: Living Well Program Sponsors:   University of Rochester;   National Institute on Aging (NIA) Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Dementia Intervention:   Behavioral: nurse-led supportive care assessment Sponsor:   Stanford University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Periodontitis is the later stage of gum disease, an inflammatory condition largely caused by particular strains of bacteria found in the mouth. While there is a fair amount of promising work related to destroying or sabotaging the disease-causing mechanisms of those bacterial species, nothing has yet made the leap to earnest clinical development. It is thought, based on epidemiological data showing an association with mortality, and on a reasonable examination of the mechanisms involved, that periodontitis can spread inflammatory signaling elsewhere in the body, particularly to the heart and the brain, and thereby accelera...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
The Academy for Health and Lifespan Research was recently announced, an initiative analogous to that of the long-running Longevity Dividend group, but hopefully more energetic and more focused on at least some rejuvenation biotechnologies such as senolytic therapies. The principals include many of the researchers now involved in startup biotech companies working on ways to intervene in the mechanisms of aging, and the goal is to generate greater support for development of means to slow or reverse aging and age-related disease. David Sinclair is associated with Life Biosciences and its collection of portfolio companies, and...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Authors: Álvarez Gómez E, Minthe MB, Cánovas Pareja C PMID: 30878188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
University of California researchers say screening for conscientiousness - characterised by self-control and good organisation - may help to identify those at risk of dementia.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The hypothesis that patients are likely to be overweight or obese before the development of AD and that this may be associated with an increased risk of dementia is sugg ested.RESUMO OBJETIVO: Foram estudados os usu ários do programa de distribuição de medicamentos especializados da rede pública de saúde de Guarapuava, Paraná, Brasil. MÉTODOS: Uma coorte prospectiva, em que os idosos foram examinados em dois momentos, com um intervalo de três anos, com 30 pacientes na fase I e 16 na fase II. A metodolo gia foi composta por visitas domiciliares, avalia&ccedi...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionComputerized cognitive training significantly improved global cognitive function, which was supported by the improved brain plasticity. Incorporation of biomarkers should be implemented in cognitive training trials.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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Source: Ethnicity and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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