Technology and Dementia: The Future Is Now.

Technology and Dementia: The Future Is Now. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2019 Jun 24;47(3):129-130 Authors: Astell AJ PMID: 31234175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Although persons with AD are often collectively considered as expensive patient group, there is large temporal and inter-individual variation in belonging to the highest decile of hospitalization and/or medication costs. It would be important to assess whether hospitalization rate could be decreased by, e.g., comprehensive outpatient care with more efficient management of comorbidities. In addition, other interventions that could decrease hospitalization rate in persons with dementia should be studied further in this context. Key messages Persons with AD had large individual fluctuation in hospital care costs ...
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
Authors: Solomonov N, Alexopoulos GS PMID: 31320244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: 20 July 2019Source: New Scientist, Volume 243, Issue 3239Author(s): Adam Vaughan
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
This study examined the effects of a self-care intervention program on self-efficacy, dementia-preventive behavior, cognitive function, depression, and quality of life in elderly with mild cognitive impairment. The study employed a quasi-experimental study design using a nonequivalent control group pre-post. Data were analyzed using the chi-square test, independent t-test, and repeated-measures ANOVA. The results of the study showed that the program reduced dementia risk and strengthened self-care ability in older adults with MCI. PMID: 31322472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Photo credit Hermes Rivera Dear Carol: My mother’s healthy but at 93 she needs someone to stop in daily to arrange her medications, give her a bath, and do other routine tasks. I live 200 miles away and try to visit weekly. We’ve hired three care agencies but my mother's fired them all. Finally, we contacted a woman who is a bit older and she and Mom hit it off. I thought that we were on the road to a quieter time but yesterday Mom called me and told me that the woman stole her watch so she fired her. The caregiver contacted me and we discussed the problem. Since Mom hasn’t worn a watch for decades I...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
In this study, we aimed to develop a risk prediction model to predict fast decline in the Aβ + MCI population using multimodal biomarkers. We included 186 Aβ + MCI patients who underwent florbetapir PET, brain MRI, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses, and FDG PET at baseline. We defined conversion to dementia within 3 years (= fast decline) as the outcome. The associations of potential covariates (MCI stage, APOE4 genotype, corrected hippocampal volume (HV), FDG PET SUVR, AV45 PET SUVR, CSF Aβ, total tau (t-tau), and phosphorylated tau (p-tau)) with the outcome were tested and nomograms were constru...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
An artificial intelligence-enabled video fall detection system using visual science reduced emergency department visits by 80% in 6 communities over 3 months. Language: en...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
AbstractWhen managing behavioural changes in individuals with dementia in long-term care settings, non-pharmacological approaches should be the first-line option. However, evidence indicates that psychotropic medications are prescribed excessively in this patient population. Psychotropics can be successfully deprescribed by gradually withdrawing treatment, by taking a person-centred approach that actively involves residents, their family/support persons and multidisciplinary teams, by ensuring healthcare staff are well trained and supported by management, and by employing effective communication strategies.
Source: Drugs and Therapy Perspectives - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractThe field of thyroid hormone signaling has grown more complex in recent years. In particular, it has been suggested that some thyroid hormone derivatives, tentatively named “novel thyroid hormones” or “active thyroid hormone metabolites”, may act as independent chemical messengers. They include 3,5-diiodothyronine (T2), 3-iodothyronamine (T1AM), and several iodothyroacetic acids, i.e., 3,5,3’,5’-thyroacetic acid (TA4), 3,5,3’-thyroacetic acid (TA3), and 3 -thyroacetic acid (TA1). We summarize the present knowledge on these compounds, namely their biosynthetic pathways, endo...
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Photo credit Chuttersnap It's not hard to understand why 60-year-olds would say that they want to remain in their home for life rather than move to assisted living or a nursing home. These are generally people who are relatively healthy and feel that they can hire help for whatever they need down the road. Indeed, aging in place sounds like a wonderful concept. What could possibly be wrong with it?  Read more on HealthCentral to learn about the pros and cons of assisted living vs. aging-in-place: Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver MedicareFAQ – Medicare Resource Center Support a caregiver or jump...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
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