Hospice Care for Patients With Dementia in the United States: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

Patients with dementia form an increasing proportion of those entering hospice care. Little is known about the types of hospices serving patients with dementia and the patterns of hospice use, including timing of hospice disenrollment between patients with and without dementia.
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Harley Bond, five, from Sheffield, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome when he was three. Within months the youngster had forgotten his parents Wayne Bond, 47, and Emma Siddal, 38.
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Funding Opportunity RFA-AA-20-006 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The goal of this FOA is to support basic and clinical research on the influence of alcohol on susceptibility and progression of Alzheimers disease and its related dementias. Recent longitudinal studies have provided strong evidence that alcohol use disorder is associated with the high risk of all types of dementias, and frequent heavy drinking increases risk of both Alzheimers disease and vascular dementia. Even moderate alcohol consumption may be a risk factor for adverse brain outcomes and cognitive decline. Although these studies link heavy ...
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Authors: Nikolac Perkovic M, Pivac N Abstract Alzheimer's disease is a complex and heterogeneous, severe neurodegenerative disorder and the predominant form of dementia, characterized by cognitive disturbances, behavioral and psychotic symptoms, progressive cognitive decline, disorientation, behavioral changes, and death. Genetic background of Alzheimer's disease differs between early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease, other cases of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, and late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Rare cases of early-onset familial Alzheimer's diseases are caused by high-penetrant mutations in genes coding for...
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This study complied with the Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research.ResultsThe two themes identified were “building a foundation for dementia care education” and “continuous support based on practical processes.”
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by Yuan Ma, Frank J. Wolters, Lori B. Chibnik, Silvan Licher, M. Arfan Ikram, Albert Hofman, M. Kamran Ikram BackgroundVariation in blood pressure may relate to dementia risk via autonomic disturbance or hemodynamic mechanisms, but the long-term associations are unclear. We aimed to determine whether blood pressure variation over a period of years, considering both magnitude and direction, is associated with the risk of dementia. Methods and findingsIn a prospective cohort study ongoing since 1989 in the Netherlands, 5,273 dementia-free participants (58.1% women; mean [SD] age, 67.6 [8.0] years) were included. As of 2016, ...
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