Clinical decision-making for complex feeding decisions: A national survey of current approaches and perspectives.

CONCLUSION: Limited formal guidance or practice standards exist in the setting of complex dysphagia management, which limits the consistency of practice and clinical efficiency. This insight into current practices and perspectives supports the development of clinical guidelines. PMID: 31364801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Australas J Ageing Source Type: research

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Development of devices comes as the search for treatments to slow or cure Alzheimer’s and other neurocognitive conditions seems to have stalled.
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CONCLUSION: Despite differences between adults with SCI and adults with CVD in several demographic and health-related measures, the overall similarity in PARs for SCI and CVD suggests potential benefits from using effective CVD interventions to address SCI. PMID: 31835014 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
ConclusionPhysical exercise can reduce global cognitive decline and lessen behavioural problems in people with MCI or dementia. Its benefits on cognitive function can be primarily attributed to its effects on working memory. Aerobic exercise at moderate intensity or above and a total training duration of> 24 hours can lead to a more pronounced effect on global cognition.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
The holidays bring friends and family together for celebrations and the chance to reconnect with people we may not see regularly during the rest of the year. But for people who are the caregivers for a parent, spouse, partner, or other family member who is living with Alzheimer ’s disease or other forms of dementia, the […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Conclusions: Published clinical guidelines notwithstanding, there is in practice no "gold standard" regarding diagnostic processes. Reorganization of services that impact feasibility of cross-disciplinary contact may negatively impact diagnostics.Clinical implications: Interprofessional collaboration is impacted by many factors, e.g. physical proximity and availability of specific professions. In order to optimize collaboration in dementia diagnosis, communication channels between professions need to be optimized. Additionally, making clinical impressions and "gut-feelings" explicit could contribute val...
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
Conclusions:A lighting intervention tailored to maximally entrain the circadian system can improve sleep, mood, and behavior in patients with dementia living in controlled environments.Clinical Trial Registration:Registry:ClinicalTrials.gov, title: Methodology Issues in a Tailored Light Treatment for Persons With Dementia, URL:https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01816152, identifier: NCT01816152.Citation:Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, Roohan C, Sahin L, Kalsher M, Rea MS. Effects of a tailored lighting intervention on sleep quality, rest–activity, mood, and behavior in older adults with Alzheimer disease and related dem...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape
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ConclusionA significant association between hearing handicap and dementia was found. The mechanism of this association requires further research and may involve higher order central processing disorder.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
The most important message a counselor can give these clients – whether that be an individual with dementia or the family or caregivers of someone with dementia – is that they are not alone. The post Q+A: Helping clients affected by dementia appeared first on Counseling Today.
Source: Counseling Today - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Counseling Today Online Exclusives Adult Development & Aging caretaking dementia Family Source Type: research
New research in mice reveals the molecular and genetic mechanisms through which two Alzheimer's drug candidates can reverse aging in general.
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