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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Conclusion: In addition to considering other risk factors for postpartum depression, health care providers should consider the higher probability of PPD in prepregnancy normal and overweight women who have excessive weight gain especially in the third trimester of pregnancy. PMID: 30420921 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
Cameron Underwood, who battled depression for years, was 24 when he tried to take his own life with a shotgun in June 2016 after drinking all day. A year-and-a-half later he had surgery in New York.
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Between domestic duties and emotional labor, research shows, women are more stressed than men are — but it doesn ’ t have to be that way. Here ’ s what the data says, and how to take care of yourself.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Women and Girls Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Emotions Research Mental Health and Disorders Men and Boys Source Type: news
Conclusions:The SQS possesses favorable measurement characteristics relative to lengthier or more frequently administered sleep questionnaires in patients with insomnia and depression.Clinical Trial Registration:Registry: ClincalTrials.gov, Title: Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder With MK0869, Identifier: NCT00034983, URL:https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00034983Citation:Snyder E, Cai B, DeMuro C, Morrison MF, Ball W. A new single-item sleep quality scale: results of psychometric evaluation in patients with chronic primary insomnia and depression.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(11):1849–1857.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Study Objectives:Sleep is critical to a child's health and well-being, but children are likely to sleep less and be awakened more often during the night in the hospital than at home. To date no studies have compared caregiver, nurse, and physician perspectives of nighttime sleep disruptions in the pediatric general medicine setting. Our aim was to assess caregiver, nurse, and physician perspectives on the most frequent in-hospital disruptors of sleep for pediatric patients. Additionally, we evaluated the degree of agreement of those opinions between the caregivers and medical team.Methods:Caregivers, nurses, and physicians...
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Changes in hippocampal function are believed to play a role in the onset of psychosis. Astudy published today inJAMA Psychiatry suggests that the concentration of the neurotransmitter glutamate and several other metabolites in the hippocampus may offer clues about patients who are most likely to transition to psychosis.The findings suggest that measuring hippocampal metabolites could help psychiatrists better predict outcomes in patients at risk of developing psychosis.For the study, Matthijs G. Bossong, Ph.D., of the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands and colleagues used an imaging technique known as pro...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: functioning glutamate hippocampus JAMA Psychiatry Juan R. Bustillo Matthijs G. Bossong metabolites proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy psychosis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology JournalAuthor(s): Jin-Lan Huang, Zhe-Hao Xu, Si-Man Yang, Chao Yu, Fan Zhang, Mei-Chun Qin, Yan Zhou, Zhen-Guo Zhong, Deng-Pan WuAbstractCircular RNAs (circRNAs) play vital roles in AD pathogenesis. Thus, developing therapeutic candidates targeting circRNA may provide a novel therapeutic strategy for AD treatment. Our previous studies showed that Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) could significantly prohibit the pathological progress of AD. However, the mechanisms by which PNS attenuates AD progression is still unclear. The...
Source: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018Source: Physiology &BehaviorAuthor(s): Xiaoxian Xie, Qichen Shen, Lisha Cao, Yangyang Chen, Lingyan Ma, Qingfeng Xiao, Chunan Yu, Zhengwei FuAbstractDepression has been associated with circadian disruption and premature aging. Nevertheless, mechanisms underlying the link between long-term stress with premature aging and possible associations with circadian rhythms remain elusive. Here, mice were exposed to chronic mild stress for 16 weeks to induce depression-like symptoms, which were confirmed with the open field test, tail suspension test, and sucrose preference te...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02319K, PaperPei-Qian Wu, Yi-Fan Yu, Ye Zhao, Chun-Xue Yu, De-Juan Zhi, Feng-Ming Qi, Dong-Qing Fei, Zhan-Xin Zhang Nardochinins A –D (1 –4), four novel sesquiterpenoids, were isolated fromNardostachys chinensis. Nardochinin B (2) can significantly inhibit the Alzheimer's disease (AD) like symptom of worm paralysis. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Publication date: Available online 12 November 2018Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and ControlAuthor(s): Salim Lahmiri, Amir ShmuelAbstractEarly detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using structural magnetic resonance images is essential for early treatment that can slow the progression of the disease. Therefore, there is a need for accurate computer-aided-diagnosis (CAD) systems for detecting AD. The purpose of this work is to evaluate the degree to which specific features - including fractals obtained from MRI-based surfaces of the cerebral cortex, cortical thickness, gyrification index and the Alzheimer's di...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
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