Alzheimer’s Society says new dementia care guideline is ‘just the start’

THE ALZHEIMER ’S SOCIETY has said significant investment is needed to improve the quality of care for dementia patients despite new recommendations.
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Photo credit  Bruno Aguirre Dear Carol: My sister is the primary caregiver for our dad who is in a nursing home because of Alzheimer’s disease. She lives in his community and I live over 100 miles away. I try to visit every other weekend to give my sister a much-deserved break and often we’ll meet at the nursing home. I do understand her stress. She has a husband, a job, middle-school-aged kids with all that goes with raising kids, plus the primary responsibility of our dad. The problem is that her stress shows in her body language when she's helping Dad. I know that I'm not always as soothing and gen...
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Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Claire Cury, Stanley Durrleman, David M. Cash, Marco Lorenzi, Jennifer M. Nicholas, Martina Bocchetta, John C. van Swieten, Barbara Borroni, Daniela Galimberti, Mario Masellis, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, James B. Rowe, Caroline Graff, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Robert Laforce, Elizabeth Finger, Alexandre de Mendonça, Sandro Sorbi, Sebastien OurselinAbstractBrain atrophy as measured from structural MR images, is one of the primary imaging biomarkers used to track neurodegenerative disease progression. In diseases such as front...
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EATING a handful of hazelnuts a day can help ward off Alzheimer's disease, new research has found.
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New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer's disease. If scientists replicate the study's promising results, it may be a breakthrough.
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CONCLUSION: We show prospectively that the caregiving experience impacts feelings of relief, and that feeling relieved facilitates postbereavement adjustment by lessening symptoms of complicated grief. PMID: 30503704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Our findings address uncertainties around the development of randomized controlled trials to delay cognitive decline in DS. Such trials are essential to reduce the high burden of dementia in people with DS and could serve as proof-of-principle trials for some drug targets. PMID: 30503169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
One of the most commonly asked questions about cognitive issues is “Is it Alzheimer’s or dementia?” The short answer is, Alzheimer’s is one type of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.” View slideshow on HealthCentral about Alzheimer's, dementia, and what the terms are so confusing: Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregive...
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CONCLUSION: Our preliminary investigation revealed the adaptation of deep learning to the MR connectome and proposed its utility in the differentiation of dementia disorders at the individual subject level. PMID: 30504639 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences - Category: Radiology Tags: Magn Reson Med Sci Source Type: research
This study examined the link between depression/anxiety/PTSD and dementia by evaluating the prevalence of these disorders in people with dementia, relative to their healthy peers. Existing meta-analyses have examined the prevalence of clinically-significant depression and anxiety in Alzheimer ’s disease (AD), and depression in frontotemporal dementia (FTD), but have not considered vascular dementia (VaD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), PTSD, or anxiety in FTD. The current meta-analysis compared the prevalence of clinically-significant depression, anxiety and PTSD in the four most com mon types of dementia (AD, VaD,...
Source: Neuropsychology Review - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Brigham and Women’s Hospital investigators are working on a test that could either diagnose or predict Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. The investigators approach is in the December issue of Alzheimer’s &Dementia. Tau proteins have long been a calling card for Alzheimer’s disease. But the issue is tau occurs as a family of related molecules which have subtly different properties. Investigators took this into consideration and built assays to measure the different forms of tau. The team identified a subset of tau proteins which are specif...
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