When a Hurricane Hits, Having Dementia Adds an Extra Challenge — And Even More Risk
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Authors: Prasad KM PMID: 30770189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Starkstein S, Hayhow B PMID: 30765290 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate feasibility and preliminary efficacy for this brief video-delivered relaxation intervention and suggest that older adults can benefit from technology-delivered interventions with minimal provider contact. Although activity engagement did not improve, lessons learned suggest that targeted coaching around activity goals may help target this outcome. PMID: 30765288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DISCUSSION: Preferential language network neurodegeneration is present in PPA irrespective of amyloid status. Clinical and anatomical progression appears to differ for PPA due to Alzheimer's disease versus non-Alzheimer's disease neuropathology, a distinction that may help to inform prognosis and the design of intervention trials. PMID: 30765195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Although scientists have linked Alzheimer's and diabetes, the exact connection has been difficult to unpick. A recent study now gives further insight.
ConclusionResults indicate that individual differences in reward sensitivity can specifically predict exposure therapy outcome. Although activation in regions of interest were not related to therapy outcome, regions involved in attentional processing of reward cues were predictive of phobic symptom change following exposure therapy but not PMR.
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): James E. Hassell, Victoria E. Collins, Hao Li, Joshua T. Rogers, Ryan C. Austin, Ciprian Visceau, Kadi T. Nguyen, Miles Orchinik, Christopher A. Lowry, Kenneth J. RennerAbstractOrganic cation transporter 3 (OCT3) is a corticosterone-sensitive, low-affinity, high-capacity transporter. This transporter functions, in part, to clear monoamines, including serotonin (5-HT), from the extracellular space. The central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) is an important structure controlling fear- and anxiety-related behaviors. The CeA has reciprocal...
This time last year, Tammy Lovell hit rock bottom. But it wasn’t a course of pills or bottles of wine that brought her down from the ledge. Her unlikely medicine would instead come in a far furrier form.
CONCLUSIONS: Lighten UP! Program confirmed its positive effects for enhancing EWB in older adults living in multiple community settings. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Programs that sustain or enhance EWB in older adults can be expected to yield improvements in diverse aspects of mental and physical health. PMID: 30767628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the issues of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines, so much that some people—including book authors and doctors—are declaring that they are entirely benign and not an issue for health. Let’s try and clear up the confusion. Much of the confusion stems from the fact that nitrates and nitrites occur in many foods, including vegetables and fruit. Upon ingestion, nitrates and nitrites are converted to nitric oxide, the master vasodilator (artery relaxing agent) that thereby contributes to healthy arteries and blood pressure. So there is nothing intrinsically wrong wit...