Associations Between Nutritional Status and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Long-Term Care Residents in Helsinki

ConclusionsNutrition plays an important role in HRQoL among older long-term care residents.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

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This study included Danes aged 40 years or older with a stress disorder diagnosis (n = 47,047) and a matched comparison cohort (n = 232,141) without a stress disorder diagnosis with data from 1995 through 2011. Diagnoses were culled from national registries. We used Cox proportional hazards regression to estimate associations between stress disorders and dementia. Risk of dementia was higher for persons with stress disorders than for persons without such diagnosis; adjusted hazard ratios ranged from 1.6 to 2.8. There was evidence of an interaction between sex and stress disorders in predicting dementia, with a higher rate ...
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
A health system–based program at UCLA Medical Center where nurse practitioners trained as dementia care managers work closely with primary care and specialty physicians holds promise as a model for improving outcomes for dementia patients and their caregivers.        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Though older adults with dementia have high rates of emergency department use for acute illnesses, a trip to the ED can be disruptive for them as they are at greater risk for delirium and other hazards. A recent University of Rochester Medical Center trial found that telemedicine can be an effective tool for providing timely care while reducing emergency department visits for this growing population.
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: news
DiscussionThese findings reveal that visuospatial deficits may derive from distinct brain alterations in AD and DLB. We propose that the inabilities to perform correctly the QSPT task is related to altered visuoperceptual process in DLB, and visuospatial process in AD. This is consistent with our results showing hypometabolism in brain system related to visuoperceptual processing, namely the occipital cortex in DLB, and visuospatial processing, namely parietal cortex in AD.
Source: Neuropsychologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Ju Gao, Luwen Wang, Tingxiang Yan, George Perry, Xinglong WangAbstractGenetic mutations in TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Importantly, TDP-43 proteinopathy, characterized by aberrant phosphorylation, ubiquitination, cleavage or nuclear depletion of TDP-43 in neurons and glial cells, is a common prominent pathological feature of various major neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, FTD, and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although the pathomechan...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conditions:   Dementia;   Mild Cognitive Impairment Intervention:   Behavioral: Intervention Sponsors:   Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust;   National Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom Recruiting
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It is well known that hypertension, raised blood pressure, results in greater risk of a range of age-related conditions, particularly cognitive decline and dementia. The mechanisms of interest include damage to the blood-brain barrier, allowing unwanted molecules and cells into the brain, where they can spur chronic inflammation, and rupture of small blood vessels in the brain, resulting in microbleeds that are effectively tiny strokes, destroying small regions of tissue. Over time, this all adds up, and is why even methods that force a lowering of blood pressure without addressing the underlying causes of hypertension can...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Authors: Cowan TL Abstract Background: Negative attitudes toward dementia can delay care and diagnosis, increase social isolation, and limit recognition of the positive attributes of people living with dementia. The purpose of this project was to explore whether Dementia Friends sessions affected attitudes toward people living with dementia. Dementia Friends is a program which includes basic information about dementia that was developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom and is now offered in the United States. Participants: For this study, 101 adults ages 18 years and older were recruited from l...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Yasuyuki Ohta, Emi Nomura, Noriko Hatanaka, Yosuke Osakada, Namiko Matsumoto, Ryo Sasaki, Keiichiro Tsunoda, Mami Takemoto, Koh Tadokoro, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yosuke Wakutani, Toru Yamashita, Kota Sato, Yoshio Omote, Koji AbeAbstractAssociations of sarcopenia and physical frailty in cognitive and affective (depression, apathy, and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia) functions of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were not fully evaluated previously, especially not for gender differ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Nursing home residents with advanced dementia, especially men, receive"burdensome interventions" and antibiotics in their final days, a population-based study in Canada reveals.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
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