Learning From the Cultural Challenge of Dementia

AbstractLearning from the profound challenge of dementia is an urgent priority. Success will require a critical deconstruction of current cultural and linguistic representations of this condition, and a kindling of novel and courageous approaches to re-conceptualise dementia's meaning and experience. This symposium collects provocative ideas arising from various discourses, theoretical perspectives, and methodolgical approaches to explore new ways to understand dementia.
Source: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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We present the theoretical considerations of f-FTLD and the aims/objectives of this protocol. We also describe the design and methodology for evaluating and rating subjects, in which detailed clinical and neuropsychological assessments are performed, biofluid samples are collected, and magnetic resonance imaging scans are performed using a standard protocol.DiscussionThese data and samples, which are available to interested investigators worldwide, will facilitate planning for upcoming disease-modifying therapeutic trials in f-FTLD.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion: For Wistar rats, the results of cognitive impairments related to tooth loss and those that occur due to chronic cerebral ischemia were statistically not significant and that NO, iNOS and eNOS in the hippocampus are involved in both cases.
Source: Journal of Dental Sciences - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
This study explored the barriers, facilitators, and preferences for exercise among persons living with MCI/early dementia. The authors conducted 2 focus groups among persons living with MCI/early dementia (n = 4, 6 participants) and 2 focus groups among care partners (n = 3, 4 participants). The transcripts were analyzed using thematic analysis, guided by the social-ecological model. Three themes emerged, reinforcing motivation to exercise, managing changes to cognitive and physical health, and variable perceptions of dementia, each with influences from individual, care partner, and community levels. Low intrinsic motivati...
Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity - Category: Geriatrics Tags: J Aging Phys Act Source Type: research
I have been publishing a series of articles that clarify how individuals can use advance directives to avoid late stage dementia. Avoiding Late-stage Dementia with Advance Directives for Stopping Eating and Drinking (KevinMD 2019) Response...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
BACKGROUND: Both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions are used to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms in persons with dementia. PURPOSE: To summarize the comparative efficacy of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for treating ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Conclusions Dementia-specific education had a significant influence on students' attitudes, knowledge, self-confidence, and empathy, whereas the type of education did not impact outcomes.
Source: Nurse Educator - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research
This study examined whether a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with age at onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in three racial-ethnic groups. METHODS: Data from 7,577 non-Hispanic Caucasian, 792 African American, and 870 Hispanic participants with clinically diagnosed AD were obtained from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center. Participants were categorized by the presence or absence of self-reported remote history of TBI (>1 year before diagnosis of AD) with loss of consciousness (LOC) (TBI+) or no history of TBI with LOC (TBI-). Any group differences in education; sex; APOE ε4 all...
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Predicting incident dementia 3-8 years after brief cognitive tests in the UK Biobank prospective study of 500,000 people. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 Oct 13;: Authors: Calvin CM, Wilkinson T, Starr JM, Sudlow C, Hagenaars SP, Harris SE, Schnier C, Davies G, Fawns-Ritchie C, Gale CR, Gallacher J, Deary IJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Prospective studies reporting associations between cognitive performance and subsequent incident dementia have been subject to attrition bias. Furthermore, the extent to which established risk factors account for such associations requires further elucidation. METHODS: We us...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
ConclusionsMildly elevated tau-PET binding was observed in a subset of amyloid-negative patients at risk for CTE, in a distribution consistent with CTE pathology stages III-IV. FTP-PET may be useful as a biomarker of tau pathology in CTE but is unlikely to be sensitive to early disease stages.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Jason J. Woods, Kathryn A. Skelding, Kristy L. Martin, Ritambhara Aryal, Estelle Sontag, Daniel M. Johnstone, Jay C. Horvat, Philip M. Hansbro, Elizabeth A. MilwardAbstractAlzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, was first formally described in 1907 yet its etiology has remained elusive. Recent proposals that Aβ peptide may be part of the brain immune response have revived longstanding contention about the possibility of causal relationships between brain pathogens and Alzheimer's disease. Research has...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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