Caregiver Questions for Neurologist Daniel C. Potts

Daniel C. Potts, M.D. is a neurologist, author, educator and champion of those with Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregivers. Dr. Potts communicates this dedication by being accessible to those of us who represent family caregivers, so I took advantage of his willingness to help by asking him some common questions that many family caregivers face.   CBB: Dr. Potts, unfortunately, there’s still a stigma attached to...
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Anyone who remembers the days before finger stick blood glucose meters became available to people with diabetes will recall how awful life was for diabetics. All they had was urine dipsticks which were sloppy, yielded only crude non-quantitative feedback on blood sugars, and gave you a gauge of what blood sugars were in the recent past, not the present. It meant that dosing insulin or diabetes drugs was grotesquely imprecise and accounted for many episodes of hypoglycemic coma and acceleration of diabetic complications. It was not uncommon in those days, for instance, for a type 1 diabetic to be blind and experience kidney...
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CONCLUSION: The current study's findings provide epidemiological evidence that diagnosed diabetes at the baseline is associated with increased mortality risk due to cardiovascular disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia, and kidney disease, but not with cancer or Alzheimer's disease. PMID: 31210036 [PubMed]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
The growing interest in the preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) led investigators to identify modifiable risk and predictive factors useful to design early intervention strategies. The preclinical stage of AD is characterized by β-Amyloid (Aβ) aggregation into amyloid plaques and tau phosphorylation and aggregation into neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). There is a general consensus on the importance of sleep within this context: the bidirectional relationship between sleep and AD pathology is supported by growing evidence that proved the occurrence of sleep changes starting from the preclinical stage...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractAssistive technology (AT) involvement in therapeutic treatment has provided simple and efficient healthcare solutions to people. Within a short span of time, mobile health (mHealth) has grown rapidly for assisting people living with a chronic disorder. This research paper presents the comprehensive study to identify and review existing mHealth dementia applications (apps), and also synthesize the evidence of using these applications in assisting people with dementia including Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) and their caregivers. Six electronic databases searched with the purpose of finding literature-based evidence...
Source: Health Care Management Science - Category: Hospital Management Source Type: research
Commentary on "When and How to Treat Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease Dementia With Citalopram and Escitalopram". Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 May 27;: Authors: Pollock BG PMID: 31208921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Longitudinal analysis of correctly scaled neuropsychological assessments may provide unbiased proxies for MRI-based measures of dementia risk. PMID: 31206372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) consists of beta-amyloid deposition in the walls of the cerebrovasculature and is commonly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the association of CAA with repetitive head impacts (RHI) and with chronic traum...
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Discussion and conclusionNon-linear registration methods were most consistent in determining hippocampal atrophy and because of their better reproducibility, methods, such as ANTs, Elastix and NiftyReg, are preferred for determining hippocampal atrophy rates on longitudinal MRI. Since performances of non-linear registration methods are well comparable, the preferred method would mostly depend on computational efficiency.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Alzheimer Disease Interventions:   Drug: Montelukast;   Drug: Placebo oral tablet Sponsor:   Emory University Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Alzheimer Disease Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: cognitive assessment;   Other: Inhibition evaluation;   Other: Assessment of mental flexibility;   Other: Evaluation of the update;   Other: working memory;   Other: episodic memory Sponsor:   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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