As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise
New research does suggest that hearing loss raises the odds for dementia, but the jury is still out on whether one condition actually causes the other, experts say.
DEMENTIA and stroke risk could be increased by drinking diet soft drinks daily, researchers have claimed. The risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease increased almost three times compared to those that don’t drink diet fizzy drinks.
Okay. I need help. I had a discussion with one of my interviewers about "Psuedodementia". I was wondering if this is actually a real diagnosis or is this depression unmasking real dementia? I always thought it was depression that was so severe that it causes a clinical picture of dementia. However, it isn't progressive or stepwise, usually has a proximal stressor and no other medical causes can be ruled in. What do people think?
CONCLUSIONS: Through team collaboration and engagement of others in the community who work with Latinos with dementia, we believe this process allowed us to successfully create culturally appropriate informational materials that address a sensitive topic for Hispanic/Latino families. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Brain tissue is needed to further knowledge about underlying biological mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases, however it is a sensitive topic. Materials assist with family discussion and facilitate the family's follow-through with BD. PMID: 29227743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: CFT appears effective in improving QoL and depression in PwD and reducing RR in PwD and spouses. CFT reduces anxiety and depression in most PwD and spouses with borderline to abnormal symptoms. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: This study indicates benefits of a group-CFT intervention delivered to people with a range of dementia diagnosis and their spouses. The service should investigate whether individuals in greater distress are not accessing the group and improve engagement. PMID: 29227742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Karen Moore, 40, from Hebden Bridge, lost her father, Edward Knowles, who suffered from dementia, after he was stranded in hospital for six months.
HUNDREDS of people with dementia who are well enough to go home will be stranded in hospital on Christmas Day with some sufferers waiting up to 10 times as long as those without the condition, a new investigation has revealed.
Conclusions Larger gains in rural adults’ cognitive functioning between 2000 and 2010 that are linked with increased educational attainment demonstrate long-term public health benefits of investment in secondary education. Persistent disadvantages in cognitive functioning among rural adults compared with sociodemographically similar urban peers highlight the importance of public health planning for more rapidly aging rural communities.
Discussion Dose-dependent and cumulative influence of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury–induced mechanical stress may trigger and/or accelerate neurodegeneration by pushing protein concentration over the disease threshold.
Discussion These findings may provide support for expanding preclinical Tg mouse studies in AD with a TBI weight drop model, insights into the progression of pathological targets, their relations to apoptosis, and timing of interventions against these targets and apoptosis. Such studies may demonstrate the potential for drugs to effectively and safely inhibit preprogrammed cell death as a new drug development strategy for use in the fight to defeat AD.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an 8-week nursing intervention consisting of 2 weekly sessions of music and reminiscence therapy together with the application of reality orientation techniques. Our expectation at the onset of the study was that listening to music that was familiar and connected with the memory of past events would, due to the music's emotional impact, stimulate memory associations, leading, in turn, to a positive effect on depression and anxiety in people living with dementia. We carried out a pre-/posttest intervention design with a sample of 19 patients divided into 2 groups&md...