Exercise 'more effective than DRUGS at tackling aggression and agitation in dementia patients'

Toronto researchers found patients who have symptoms of aggression as a result of the disorder responded better to outdoor activities than antipsychotic drugs.
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Sofie Mathiassen’s images win a prize from group raising awareness about the disease.
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CONCLUSION: The diversity and heterogeneity of the interventions made both classification difficult and consistent judgments of the quality of the evidence difficult. From the perspective of promoting the psychosocial health of nursing home residents, the identified interventions should only be considered as suggestions or proposals for prevention and health promotion measures, and future studies should evaluate their implementation. PMID: 31727536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty AcidsAuthor(s): Kodai Ishihara, Kazuhiro P. Izawa, Masahiro Kitamura, Takayuki Shimogai, Yuji Kanejima, Tomoyuki Morisawa, Ikki ShimizuAbstractBackground: The relation between levels of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and cognitive function and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is unclear. The purpose of the present study was to examine the associations between levels of n-6 PUFAs and cognitive function and MCI in patients with CAD.MethodsWe conducted a cross-secti...
Source: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA) - Category: Lipidology Source Type: research
Photo credit James Williams Dear Carol: I’m 74-years-old and have been my parents’ caregiver since they were my age. My dad died two years ago at 93, and now Mom lives with me and needs 24/7 care. She’s physically miserable and mentally incapable of enjoyment. I’ve never had the chance to travel because of my parents’ needs. Now, I can’t even go to theater or music performances because Mom can’t be left alone. I love her to bits, but I am grieving everything that I’ve missed, and I’m physically and emotionally worn out. I’m becoming bitter which isn’t good f...
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Both reduced cognitive ability and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been proposed as risk factors for dementia later in life. Moreover, a 2008 case-control study comparing 55 controls to 197 TBI patients from the Vietnam War indicated that higher intel...
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Whether or not you can read and write could be a factor in your ability to stave off dementia as you grow older, according to a new study from scientists at Columbia University.
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ConclusionsThis study demonstrates biomarker-based MCI prognosis and supports its role in clinical decision-making in daily practice.ResumenObjetivoEl objetivo de este estudio fue investigar el rol y pronóstico de los biomarcadores de enfermedad de Alzheimer en pacientes con diagnóstico clínico de deterioro cognitivo leve (DCL) en una clínica de memoria de Latinoamérica.MétodoOchenta y nueve pacientes con DCL, 43 con demencia tipo Alzheimer y 18 controles normales apareados por edad, sexo y escolaridad fueron estudiados con un extenso protocolo demográfico, neurológic...
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CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that Alzheimer disease medication might contribute to a reduction of the LOS and the number of readmissions in PWD. PMID: 31722770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: We found no evidence that long-term exposure to work-related sleep loss had resulted in cognitive decline or early dementia symptoms in this sample of retired maritime pilots. PMID: 31726459 [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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