Dementia-specific characteristics of patients with fall-related femur fractures : a case study based on routine hospital data of patients with unspecified dementia - Manietta C, Vogt B, Roes M.
BACKGROUND: A fall-related femur fracture is one of the most frequent reasons for hospital admission of patients with dementia. The aim of the study was to identify dementia-specific characteristics of patients with fall-related femur fractures and additio...
Development of devices comes as the search for treatments to slow or cure Alzheimer’s and other neurocognitive conditions seems to have stalled.
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]
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.
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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...
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...
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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.
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.
New research in mice reveals the molecular and genetic mechanisms through which two Alzheimer's drug candidates can reverse aging in general.