Predicting Risk for Dementia: Is It Ready for the Clinic?

American Journal of Psychiatry,Volume 176, Issue 7, Page 501-502, July 01, 2019.
Source: American Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe 3 screening tools assessed in this article provide support for primary care professionals. Timely identification of mild cognitive impairment and dementia is crucial for the prognosis of these patients.ResumenIntroducciónLa demencia es una enfermedad crónica degenerativa de alto impacto para las familias y los sistemas de salud. Los instrumentos de medición del deterioro cognitivo que se utilizan actualmente tienen características psicométricas diferentes en cuanto a tiempo de aplicación, punto de corte, confiabilidad y validez. El objetivo de la presente revisi&oacu...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Heather L. Clark, Hugo E. Valencia, Jennifer J. Findeis-Hosey, Steve N. GeorasAbstractAspergillus molds are ubiquitous environmental molds that can cause devastating invasive infections in immunocompromised patients. These infections often go unrecognized in critically ill patients. This case describes a 68 year-old female resident of a long-term nursing facility with history of dementia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with cirrhosis, chronic kidney disease stage III and insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes who presented with vomiting, diarrhea and...
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This study analyzes current data in a large sample from this population.MethodsBased on an employee survey as part of the Occupational Health Management System, data on smoking behavior from 13,326 participants were analyzed in relation to age, gender, professional status, education level and membership in military operational units versus other agencies.ResultsSmoking behavior varied significantly (P   older), gender, professional status, military agency membership status, and education level (the lower the education level, the higher the smoking rates). With the exception of the downward trend in smoking behavior ...
Source: Military Medical Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: Caregivers in the FamTechCare group reported benefit across all priority challenges including managing dementia behaviors, understanding disease expectations, and performing activity of daily living care.Clinical Implications: Innovative technology provides new opportunities to support family caregivers in dementia home care. Video-recording can be used to enhance support for family caregivers facing care challenges. PMID: 32072866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
New MRI technique reveals iron accumulations that could lead to Parkinson ’s dementia prediction.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Brain MRI Dementia Parkinsons Disease Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an established risk factor for dementia but mechanisms are uncertain. Accurate TBI exposure classification is critical for cognitive aging research studies seeking to discover mechanisms and treatments of post-TB...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
DEMENTIA research has two primary objectives: to find a cure and understand the factors that may heighten your risk of developing brain decline in later life. While the former is yet to be achieved, a number of studies have shed light on the risk factors associated with dementia. A new study highlights another potential risk factor.
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DEMENTIA research has two primary objectives: to find a cure and understand the factors that may heighten your risk of developing brain decline in later life. While the former is yet to be achieved, a number of studies have shed light on the risk factors associated with dementia. A new study highlights another potential risk factor.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Testing for Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Families and Family Life Memory Elderly Dementia Genetics and Heredity Anxiety and Stress Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Diet and Nutrition Depression (Mental) Frontotemporal Dementia Brain Nursing H Source Type: news
Date: Tuesday, 03 24, 2020; Speaker: Dr. Allison Snyder, NINDS; Dr. Bruce Miller, University of California San Francisco; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Auditorium; CME Credit
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
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