fMRI shows dementia patients' brain response to music

Functional MRI (fMRI) has shown that when you get an uplifting feeling from...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults fMRI, machine learning could predict OCD therapy outcomes fMRI shows what makes an angry drunk fMRI, PET could help foresee epileptic seizure issues fMRI helps guide therapy designed to reduce tinnitus
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This has been developed to support leaders and managers working across health and social care to implement the learning outcomes of the Dementia Training Standards Framework, which ensures staff have the right knowledge and skills to deliver high quality, person-centred care.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Quirins M, Dussaule C, Denier C, Masnou P Abstract Stroke, whether ischemic or hemorrhagic, is the main etiology of epilepsy in the elderly. However, incidences and outcomes differ according to stroke subtype and delay of onset following the stroke. While the medical literature is extensive, it is not always consistent, and many questions still remain regarding risk factors and management of vascular epilepsy. Thus, the present report here is an overview of the clinical aspects of vascular epilepsy using a practical approach that integrates data from meta-analyses and the more recently published expert rec...
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
Authors: de Freitas GR Abstract Machado de Assis (1839-1908) suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy, probably with origin in the non-dominant hemisphere. The evidence for this is provided by the detailed reports of the characteristics of his seizures by his contemporaries and by his correspondence with other writers. He was treated with bromides and homeopathy. It is unclear whether his neurological disorder influenced his artistic performance. What is evident is that he was deeply ashamed of the disease - he avoided the word "epilepsy" and just wrote about it in his personal correspondence with friends in ...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
Scientists studying the tissue bequeathed to the Sydney Brain Bank hope it will lead them to an eventual cure for neurodegenerative diseasesIt ’s a rainy Wednesday morning and Dr Andrew Affleck is driving more carefully than usual on his way to the Neuroscience Research Australia building in Randwick.It ’s not just the slick, crowded roads putting the edge on his caution; in the boot of his car, cocooned in several layers of protective container and nestled in ice, is the brain of a human being who was alive only a few hours earlier.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Health Dementia Alzheimer's Australia news Parkinson's disease Sydney Science Source Type: news
This study is designed to evaluate the potential effects of bi-annual CDTi on reducing the incidence of NS/OAE in onchocerciasis-endemic areas in South Suda n.MethodsA pre-intervention door-to-door population-based household survey will be conducted in selected onchocerciasis-endemic villages in Mundri and Maridi Counties, which have a high prevalence of epilepsy. Using a validated questionnaire, the entire village will be screened by community research assistants for suspected epilepsy cases. Suspected cases will be interviewed and examined by a trained clinical officer or medical doctor who will confirm or reject the dia...
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This article will discuss the current barriers to broader implementation of telemedicine for geriatric patients including reimbursement from the Medicare program. Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine is limited to rural areas, which does not allow for the widespread development of telemedicine programs. All Medicare beneficiaries would benefit from increased access to telemedicine services, not only those living in rural areas. As many elderly and disabled individuals have mobility problems, home-based telemedicine services should also be made available. There are efforts in Congress to expand the coverage of these serv...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: The following is a summary of the invited presentations and moderated discussions of both the review of scientific understanding and identification of gaps to inform further investigations. PMID: 30415806 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
Grants to establish and operate geriatric education centers that will work to equip the primary care workforce and develop a healthcare workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement and improves health outcomes for older adults by integrating geriatrics and primary care. Special emphasis is on providing the primary care workforce with the knowledge and skills to care for older adults and partnering with community-based organizations to address gaps in healthcare for older adults, promote age-friendly health systems and dementia-friendly communities, and address the social determinants of health. Geographic coverag...
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - Category: American Health Source Type: funding
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Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Dawn Corbett, M.P.H., NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer Last December, NIH announced a revision to its Inclusion of Children Policy to expand the policy to individuals of all ages (NOT-OD-18-116). The revised policy, now called the Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy, requires individuals of all ages (including children and older adults) be included in clinical research studies unless there are scientific or ethical reasons to exclude them (see also this Open Mike post and this All About Grants podcast). A recent Viewpoint Essay published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), co-authored by Dr...
Source: NIH Extramural Nexus - Category: Research Authors: Tags: blog Open Mike Inclusion RFI Source Type: funding
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