A simulation of dementia epidemiology and resource use in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: This simulation provides useful estimates of future demands on dementia-related services allowing the exploration of the effects of capacity constraints. Implications for public health: The model demonstrates that under-resourcing of residential aged care may lead to inappropriate and inefficient use of hospital resources. To avoid these capacity constraints it is predicted that the number of aged care beds for persons with dementia will need to increase more than threefold from 2011 to 2050. PMID: 28749604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Claire A. Surr, Rachael Kelley, Alys W. Griffiths, Laura Ashley, Fiona Cowdell, Ann Henry, Michelle Collinson, Ellen Mason, Amanda J. Farrin
Authors: Oliveira R, Teodoro T, Botelho A PMID: 32238246 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The positive effect of the interaction on the executive function has been observed, specifically in the capacities for planning and sequencing, perceptual organisation, response inhibition, logical reasoning and mental flexibility. PMID: 32242333 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: S- ETUQ can be used with older people with cognitive impairments of varying degree to gather reliable and precise information regarding their use of ET. PMID: 32242449 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Neurodegenerative disease should be on the differential diagnosis for any patient presenting with new-onset psychosis and behavioral changes in mid to late adulthood. Should red-flag features be present, early referral to a clinic specializing in dementia is recommended for further evaluation. This case highlights that MAPT mutations can be associated with psychosis in FTD and should be considered in the genetic workup. Ongoing research into the cellular and neural circuit mechanisms of psychosis in neurodegenerative disease may shed light on pathologic processes underlying psychosis in primary psychiatric dis...
Authors: Modrego PJ PMID: 32237293 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Home-based care is touted as the next dementia care model. Given that intergenerational mobility is likely to increase as future generations continue to participate more in the labour market, minority groups with a disposition to the same familial social values will require appropriate support in order to cope with the demands of caring for PWD. Suitable interventions for Muslim families who are not open to using external assistance, as well as those who are, need to be administered to enable the caregiver and care recipient to thrive at home. PMID: 32241008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study aimed to determine whether delivery of a dyadic intervention using telehealth was noninferior to delivery of the same program using traditional face-to-face delivery through home visits. DESIGN: We conducted a noninferiority randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: Participants had a diagnosis of dementia, were living in the community, and had an informal caregiver who reported difficulties in managing activities of daily living or behavioral symptoms. INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized to receive either telehealth or home visit delivery of the same intervention program. MEASUREMENTS: T...
Conclusion: Further research examining the efficacy of health apps for people with dementia is required. Utilizing co-design approaches to create mobile technology with those with dementia should also be considered.PROSPERO Registration Number: CRD42015029846. PMID: 32237937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractVascular dementia (VD) is the second most common cause of dementia following Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). The major symptoms of VD including memory loss, language deficits and impairment of executive functions. Its specific etiology and pathogenesis remain unknown. Currently, treatment options of VD are still limited. The therapeutic strategies aim to control the vascular risk factors and improve the cognitive function. In recent years, cell therapy for neurodegenerative diseases has attracted a great deal of attention. Evidence suggested that stem cell transplantation could improve the symptoms of cerebral inf...