Practicing Self-Care Can Seem Impossible to Some Caregivers

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DISCUSSION: CMDs, especially when comorbid, are associated with increased dementia risk; however, leisure activities and social integration mitigate this risk. PMID: 31718906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
Dear Candid Caregiver: I’m a divorced, middle-aged woman who’d very much enjoy a relationship but I can’t even date because my mother gets mad when I do. I thought that I’d left this behind after high school but I’m obviously wrong. Mom had a stroke two years ago and recovered as well as can be expected. Other than having a slight limp, there’s little physical sign of what she went through. The problem is that six months after her stroke, she was diagnosed with a combination of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s dementia. I moved her in with me so that I could provide care when...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) bear a complex relationship, potentially increasing risk of one another reciprocally. However, recent evidence suggests post-TBI dementia exists as a distinct neurodegenerative syndrome, confounding...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Sharon Walsh, Edel Doherty, Brendan Kennelly, Tom Pierse, Fiona Keogh, Eamon O'SheaAbstractDementia is a progressive and debilitating neurodegenerative condition which significantly impacts on quality of life and the ability to live independently. It is a leading cause of disability in older populations and carries significant economic and social costs. It is no wonder, therefore, that dementia has been identified as a major global health and social care challenge, especially with prevalence projected to triple by 2050. In man...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The objective of this review article was to assess the effects of reminiscence therapy (RT) on people living with dementia. The authors searched for randomised, controlled trials in which RT was compared with no treatment or with a non-specific activity. The authors concluded that there is some evidence that RT can improve quality of life, cognition, communication and possibly mood in people with dementia in some circumstances, although all the benefits were small. Further research is needed to understand these differences and to find out who is likely to benefit most from what type of RT. PMID: 31714840 [PubMed - as s...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
In this study, 3-month-old male Sprague-Dawley rats with permanent bilateral common carotid artery occlusion-induced VaD were treated orally with low (100 mg/kg) or high (200 mg/kg) dose ORC once a day for 4 weeks. The results of the Morris water maze test and Nissl staining showed that ORC treatment significantly alleviated learning and memory deficits and neuronal damage in rats with VaD. Mechanistically, the protein levels of a panel of genes associated with neuronal apoptosis (Bcl-2, Bax) and autophagy (microtubule-associated protein 1 chain 3, Beclin1, p62) were significantly altered by ORC treatment compared with VaD...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research - Category: Research Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
In this study, a secondary analysis of original qualitative data from a former study was employed. Findings demonstrated that slow nursing embodies a holistic caring approach, which may improve the care quality provided to people with dementia. The current findings also provide key knowledge that may contribute to nursing research and education.
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 102Author(s): Anny Reyes, Sanam J. Lalani, Erik Kaestner, Kiera Hooper, Austin Chen, Anna Christina Macari, Brianna M. Paul, Bruce P. Hermann, Carrie R. McDonaldAbstractCerebrovascular risk factors (CVRFs) and comorbid cardiovascular and metabolic disease have been linked to accelerated cognitive aging and dementia in the general population; however, the contribution of these comorbidities to the risk of post anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) memory decline has been unexamined. We explored the effects of CVRFs on postoperative verbal memory decline in a c...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This meta-analysis provides evidence that OH was associated with worse cognition. OH accounted for a 30% increase in the risk of dementia and a 36% increase in the risk of stroke. PMID: 31718311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Blood Pressure - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Press Source Type: research
Columbia University experts looked at 6,451 adults with an average age of 59. They found that for every 10 decibels decrease in hearing, there was a significant fall in cognitive ability.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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