Dementia: Five early warning signs of vascular dementia - including bladder issues

DEMENTIA affects around 850,000 people in the UK, and numbers are increasing. Vascular dementia is one of the most common types of the brain disease. But how do you know if symptoms you are experiencing are signs of dementia? Watch out for these five early warning signs.
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In a busy afternoon session in Harrogate, delegates at UNISON’s LGBT conference welcomed guest speaker Alison Lowe to address them about the need to create safe spaces for all. Ms Lowe (pictured) is the chief executive for Touchstone – an organisation providing mental health and wellbeing services to people in West Yorkshire that was created in 1982. Explaining that Touchstone is “always inclusive, from the bottom to the top”, and is a “really safe place to work,” she said that that was a substantial part of the reason behind its having won a number of awards over the years. Ms Lowe, who...
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In this study, we analyzed both informal caregiver's perceptions of maltreatment and aspects of the caregiver and caregiving behavior that may be associated with maltreatment. We conducted five focus groups (FGs) in three Spanish cities: Segovia, Soria and León. The themes that were identified were related to two levels of maltreatment: (a) relational and (b) institutional. At the relational level, we observed the justification of maltreatment of Older Adults with Dementia (OAswD) by family caregivers during the occurrence of behavioral symptoms. At the institutional level, we noted that lack of support from the gov...
Source: Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect - Category: Geriatrics Tags: J Elder Abuse Negl Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: People with dementia are more likely to fall and less likely to recover well after a fall than cognitively intact older people. Little is known about how best to deliver services to this patient group. This paper explores the importance of comp...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
In this study, we analyzed both informal caregiver's perceptions of maltreatment and aspects of the caregiver and caregiving behavior that may be associa...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Objectives: Persistent cognitive impairment after critical illness is an important healthcare problem forecasted to worsen in the near future. However, the epidemiology is insufficiently explored. We aimed to determine potentially modifiable risk factors during ICU hospitalization that play a significant role in developing persistent cognitive impairment. Design: An observational case-control study. Settings: Mayo Clinic ICUs between July 1, 2004, and November 20, 2015. Patients: We conducted a study nested in a large cohort of 98,227 adult critically ill patients. Using previously validated computable phenotype...
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurologic Critical Care Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, there has been growing discussion to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder and how they may be linked to an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseas...
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BACKGROUND: Walk tests are commonly used to evaluate walking ability in frail older adults with dementia but their psychometric evidence in this population is lacking. OBJECTIVES: 1) To examine test-retest and inter-rater reliability, construct and...
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Dementia is a neurodegenerative syndrome affecting over 47 million individuals worldwide and damaging the individuals ’ cognition, social functioning, and their ability to engage in everyday tasks [1]. The condition has also an impact on the life of all the agents involved in the process of care (e.g. family, friends) at the physical, psychosocial, and economic levels [1].
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Caregivers will experience anxiety. It simply goes with the territory. How to cope with that anxiety is the true challenge because if we don’t cope well we, too, may become ill. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes this in the article Physical and Mental Health Effects of Family Caregiving, which concludes that “caregiving is a major public health issue.” Knowing how caregiving can affect your long-term health should help you understand that your anxiety isn’t something to take lightly. Read the full article on HealthCentral about coping with moments of caregiver anxiety: Carol Br...
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