A 4-Item Case-Finding Tool to Detect Dementia in Older Persons

This study investigated whether a small subset of MoCA would suffice to match the performance of the full MoCA in detecting dementia and, hence, be useful in nonspecialty clinics.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: With regard to demographic changes and the well-known bias between hearing and cognition, screening of neurocognitive functions should be implemented in basic otorhinolaryngologic diagnostics. More comprehensive test batteries might be useful for research purposes or speech therapy. PMID: 31628531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Memory subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
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
Improved and appropriate utilization of depression screening will increase the quality of life for those individuals with dementia who may have undetected or untreated depression.
Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: 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
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