Music Therapy Offers an End-of-Life Grace Note

Music therapy is becoming more common in nursing homes and hospices, where it has been shown to improve a patient ’ s quality of life.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Music Hospice Care Alzheimer's Disease Death and Dying Elder Care Nursing Homes Hebrew Home at Riverdale Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care American Music Therapy Association Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Source Type: news

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DiscussionWe applied a high-dimensional machine learning approach to estimate a novel AD risk factor for WHIMS-MRI study participants using ADNI data. The GM AD-PS scores showed strong associations with incident cognitive impairment and cross-sectional and longitudinal associations with age, cognitive function, cognitive status and WM SVID volume lending support to the ongoing validation of the GM AD-PS score.
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Thomas Alderson, Arun L.W. Bokde, J.A. Scott Kelso, Liam Maguire, Damien Coyle, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging InitiativeAbstractCurrent theory suggests brain regions interact to reconcile the competing demands of integration and segregation by leveraging metastable dynamics. An emerging consensus recognises the importance of metastability in healthy neural dynamics where the transition between network states over time is dependent upon the structural connectivity between brain regions. In Alzheimer's disease (AD) – the most common form o...
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Authors: Wells JL, Pasternak SH PMID: 30119059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
When my mother who lived with Alzheimer's first started saying - I want to move back to south Philadelphia I really couldn't understand why?By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomShe had not live in Philadelphia since the1940s; and, had been living in south Florida for more than30 years.Saying I want to go home, to a place from the past, is a common occurrence among people living with dementia. Most caregivers hear this over and over and have problems dealing this this issue.It took a while but I finally figured out why andwhat to do it about it.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Listen NowIf you would pref...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's Alzheimer's family alzheimers care Alzheimers Dementia care of dementia patients caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia care podcast Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Jorge Samper-González, Ninon Burgos, Simona Bottani, Sabrina Fontanella, Pascal Lu, Arnaud Marcoux, Alexandre Routier, Jérémy Guillon, Michael Bacci, Junhao Wen, Anne Bertrand, Hugo Bertin, Marie-Odile Habert, Stanley Durrleman, Theodoros Evgeniou, Olivier Colliot, for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle flagship study of ageingAbstractA large number of papers have introduced novel machine learning and feature extraction methods for automatic classification of Alzhe...
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Publication date: September 2018Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 48Author(s): Patrícia Martinez-Oliveira, Micaela Federizzi de Oliveira, Niége Alves, Ritiéle Pinto Coelho, Bruna Cocco Pilar, Angélica Aparecida Güllich, Deise Stroher, Aline Boligon, Jacqueline da Costa Escobar Piccoli, Pâmela Mello Carpes, Vanusa ManfrediniAbstractYacon is an Andean plant used as food and medicine; it is rich in phenolic compounds with several activities described. Thus, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of the leaves and roots of yacon in β-amyloid (Aβ)-induced neurotoxi...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 September 2018Source: Journal of Molecular Biology, Volume 430, Issue 18, Part BAuthor(s): Justin Ng, Roger D. Kamm, Thorsten Wohland, Rachel S. KrautAbstractThe amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide, commonly found in elevated levels in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in the cerebrospinal fluid of individuals presenting mild cognitive impairment, is thought to be one of the major factors resulting in the onset of AD. Although observed and studied at the molecular level for several decades, the exact disease pathology of AD is still not totally clear. One way in which Aβ is thoug...
Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 14 September 2018Source: Journal of Molecular Biology, Volume 430, Issue 18, Part BAuthor(s): Martina Radli, Stefan G.D. RüdigerAbstractThe molecular chaperone Hsp90 is involved in the folding, maturation, and degradation of a large number structurally and sequentially unrelated clients, often connected to serious diseases. Elucidating the principles of how Hsp90 recognizes this large variety of substrates is essential for comprehending the mechanism of this chaperone machinery, as well as it is a prerequisite for the design of client specific drugs targeting Hsp90. Here, we discuss the recent progre...
Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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The combination of chronic pain and dementia is difficult to manage. While advancing dementia can render an elder heartbreakingly vulnerable, chronic pain that can't be expressed in words by the person with dementia multiplies the difficulty of compassionate care. Since dementia can leave people unable to verbally express the fact that they are in pain, they may scream, kick or hit. Read the full article on HealthCentral about managing chronic pain with people who live with dementia: MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump-start discussion in support groups with real stories&...
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