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Music therapy and Alzheimer's disease: Cognitive, psychological, and behavioural effects

Conclusions In the sample studied, music therapy improved some cognitive, psychological, and behavioural alterations in patients with AD. Combining music therapy with dance therapy to improve motor and functional impairment would be an interesting line of research.
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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A little bit about me: I went to two different 4-year undergraduate schools (transferred out of the first one due to clinical depression). Let's call them college 1 and college 2 (the most recent college I am at). Currently a senior in undergrad, with 3 quarters left of school (hoping I can raise my GPA in that time). I am planning on taking a gap year and in that time working with a local community in a healthcare-related way. Race/ethnicity: Chinese, Mexican, White... Do I have a chance at a top medical school?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
Conclusions: Impaired fibrinolysis, mainly driven by plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 increase and thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor activation, is an early manifestation of sepsis and may precede the development of thrombocytopenia. Thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor level, in particular, proved to be an independent predictor of mortality, which may improve risk stratification of patients with severe sepsis.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
After being denied coverage for his depression, Samuel Archibald received a call from UQAM's group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed his file and accepted his claim.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news
A hallucination occurs when a person sees, hears, feels, tastes, or smells something that isn ’t there.by Marie MarleyAlzheimer's Reading Room“Marie,” my life partner, Ed, shouted by phone from his memory care facility.“I was beaten by six aides today.”I gasped as though someone had just hit me in the solar plexus.He continued, his voice breaking,“They beat me and kicked me repeatedly.”How to Adapt the Caregiver Brain to Alzheimer's and DementiaIn a moment of sheer terror, I wondered if maybe someone had hit him. TV news stories of nursing home abuse flashed before my eyes and I fe...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimers care alzheimers connect care of dementia patients coping with alzheimers dementia care emotion hallucinations Source Type: blogs
Tainted chicken salad is likely behind a multi-state salmonella outbreak that has sent 28 people to the hospital, according to an announcement from the CDC. Iowa-based Triple T Specialty Meats has recalled more than 20,600 pounds of chicken salad produced between Jan. 2 and Feb. 7, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday. The potentially contaminated products were sold at Fareway grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota between Jan. 4 and Feb. 9, the CDC says. Exposure to salmonella bacteria can result in severe gastrointestinal illness, which can become fatal if...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news
There is little information on the impact of pain on sexual health in later life. The aim of this analysis was to determine the association between self-reported pain and sexual health in older men and women. Data were collected for the nationally representative English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older completed the Sexual Relationships and Activities Questionnaire in Wave 6 (2012/2013). Participants were asked (waves 1-6 [2002-2013]) whether they were “often troubled with pain” and, how severe was their pain; mild, moderate, or severe. The association between pain...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is defined as an “intraoral burning or dysaesthetic sensation, recurring daily… more than 3 months, without clinically evident causative lesions” (IHS 2013). In addition to pain, taste alterations are frequent (dysgeusia, xerostomia). Although lacking clinical signs of neuropathy, more accurate diagnostic methods have shown neuropathic involvement at various levels of the neuraxis in BMS: peripheral small fiber damage (thermal quantitative sensory testing, electrogustatometry, epithelial nerve fiber density), trigeminal system lesions in the periphery or the brainstem...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: NeuPSIG Reviews Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that the SIP does not appear to function effectively in a mixed dementia sample where there is increased potential for secondary gain. Additional concern is expressed regarding the overall likelihood of obtaining the SIP and subsequent inferential decisions related to obtaining an SIP. Future research should examine more optimal cut scores or alternative methods for more accurately classifying patients in different clinical contexts and patterns of impairment. PMID: 29471393 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Arch Clin Neuropsychol Source Type: research
This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic harmful use of alcohol.Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowLargest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementiaOf the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alcohol dementia alcohol disorder Alzheimers Dementia chocoholic abuse chronic alcohol abuse dementia care dementia risk early onset dementia Source Type: blogs
Abstract A nearly 20% increase since 2008 worries experts, as the behavior is a suicide risk factor. PMID: 29470202 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
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