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There are no scientific standards for when a health care provider should discuss gun access for people with cognitive impairment or at what point in a person with dementia becomes unfit to handle a gun.Kaiser Health News
Conclusions: Based on these preliminary data, patients with clinically evident symptoms of dementia, especially middle-aged males, should undergo blood tests for syphilis. All patients with positive serology results should undergo CSF examinations to diagnose GP dementia before further pharmaceutical and behavioral interventions.Eur Neurol 2018;80:82 –86
There is no cure for people with Alzheimer ’s disease or other dementia, and medical interventions for people with these conditions are limited. Some researchers have sought new ways to help these people maintain the best quality of life as possible even as their conditions progressively worsen.To do this, a group of UCLA-led researchers shifted focus to investigate how personalized goal setting could be used to help people with dementia obtain what is important to them. A newstudy published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that this approach can improve the lives of these patient...
DEMENTIA risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You can reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer ’s disease by keeping hydrated and drinking lots of fluids - but how much water should you be drinking every day?
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: NeuronAuthor(s): Jone López-Erauskin, Takahiro Tadokoro, Michael W. Baughn, Brian Myers, Melissa McAlonis-Downes, Carlos Chillon-Marinas, Joshua N. Asiaban, Jonathan Artates, Anh T. Bui, Anne P. Vetto, Sandra K. Lee, Ai Vy Le, Ying Sun, Mélanie Jambeau, Jihane Boubaker, Deborah Swing, Jinsong Qiu, Geoffrey G. Hicks, Zhengyu Ouyang, Xiang-Dong FuSummaryThrough the generation of humanized FUS mice expressing full-length human FUS, we identify that when expressed at near endogenous murine FUS levels, both wild-type and ALS-causing and frontotemporal demen...
A large review suggests that the herpes virus may result in a heightened risk of senile dementia, and may account for numerous Alzheimer's diagnoses.
There is an increased risk of dementia in women who suffered from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, according to a study published inThe BMJ.The Times
Objective The aim of the study was to examine whether a diagnosis of prefracture dementia (PFD) affects functional outcome at discharge from a geriatric rehabilitation setting. Design A total of 211 consecutive elderly hip fracture patients were evaluated retrospectively. We used the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and analyzed data by t test, χ2 test, and multiple linear regression analysis. Results Patients with PFD were older (P = 0.001), presented with lower Mini-Mental State Examination scores (P
Conclusions: By approaching both intra- and interregional intrinsic brain activities in the early stages of AD, the findings of this research provide insights into the early pathogenesis of AD as related to memory performance.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2018;46:229 –242
Publication date: November 2018Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 11Author(s): Werner Hacke, Vladimir Hachinski