A Quality Improvement System to Manage Feeding Assistance Care in Assisted-Living

To describe a feasible quality improvement system to manage feeding assistance care processes in an assisted living facility (ALF) that provides dementia care and the use of these data to maintain the quality of daily care provision and prevent unintentional weight loss.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Clinical Experience Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Caregivers in the FamTechCare group reported benefit across all priority challenges including managing dementia behaviors, understanding disease expectations, and performing activity of daily living care.Clinical Implications: Innovative technology provides new opportunities to support family caregivers in dementia home care. Video-recording can be used to enhance support for family caregivers facing care challenges. PMID: 32072866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an established risk factor for dementia but mechanisms are uncertain. Accurate TBI exposure classification is critical for cognitive aging research studies seeking to discover mechanisms and treatments of post-TB...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
DEMENTIA research has two primary objectives: to find a cure and understand the factors that may heighten your risk of developing brain decline in later life. While the former is yet to be achieved, a number of studies have shed light on the risk factors associated with dementia. A new study highlights another potential risk factor.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Testing for Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Families and Family Life Memory Elderly Dementia Genetics and Heredity Anxiety and Stress Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Diet and Nutrition Depression (Mental) Frontotemporal Dementia Brain Nursing H Source Type: news
Date: Tuesday, 03 24, 2020; Speaker: Dr. Allison Snyder, NINDS; Dr. Bruce Miller, University of California San Francisco; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Auditorium; CME Credit
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Research suggests that paying more attention to the “invisible disability” of hearing loss might improve our brains.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Ears and Hearing Alzheimer ' s Disease Dementia Hearing Aids Brain Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Limited evidence suggests the CAC score is associated with risk of dementia. In clinical CAD, risk of MCI and dementia is increased by 50%, as supported by stronger evidence. PMID: 32062643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Authors: Baldacci F, Mazzucchi S, Della Vecchia A, Giampietri L, Giannini N, Maya KH, Ceravolo R, Siciliano G, Bonuccelli U, Elahi FM, Vergallo A, Lista S, Giorgi FS, Hampel H Abstract Introduction: The post-mortem examination still represents the reference standard for detecting the pathological nature of chronic neurodegenerative diseases (NDD). This approach displays intrinsic conceptual limitations since NDD represent a dynamic spectrum of partially overlapping phenotypes, shared pathomechanistic alterations that often give rise to mixed pathologies.Areas covered: We scrutinized the international clinical diagn...
Source: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Mol Diagn Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: With up to 90% of PWD moving into formal care before they die in some countries, governments and other service providers of formal care need to provide culturally congruent care. There is also a need to build relationships with minority social groups that are not cared for by geriatric service organisations (governmental and non-governmental) in order to break down the negative attitudes that families have about formal care, and provide the families caring for PWD at home with coping strategies and support programmes to enhance the caregiving experience. PMID: 32069454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Brain 18F-FDG PET had an elevated performance in the early diagnosis of PPA variants and in the advanced PPA AD/FTD classification. QL clarified the development of AD or FTD in advanced PPA cases and supported the differential diagnosis of a PPA variant in a few early cases. QN 18F-FDG PET evaluation better contributed to the early diagnosis of an unclear metabolic pattern. To correctly identify all cases, patients with diffuse cortical hypometabolism were also included. Larger series are necessary to confirm these data. PMID: 32062656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
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