Supplements touting brain benefits may contain unauthorized ingredient

(Reuters Health) - Many supplements marketed for brain health may contain piracetam, an ingredient not proven effective for preventing or easing dementia or cognitive impairment and not approved for sale in the U.S., researchers say.
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Abstract The purpose of this study is to evaluate the collaboration system between Muscat Pharmacy and community general support center by verifying the results of tests for early detection of dementia, and the early support response for the participants with suspected dementia by the center. From December 2016 to November 2018, we conducted measurement sessions using a touch panel-type test, MSP-1100 at 23 events that included health promotion classes and local community events directed by community general support center. At a later date, a visit survey was administered by the center to the participants with sus...
Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In Denmark, use of opioids is higher in elderly with dementia compared to elderly without dementia. The evidence suggests that withdrawal of analgesics may aggravate pain but increases in pain scores may be of little clinical relevance in most people. Clinical trials investigating analgesics withdrawal are warranted. PMID: 31791478 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research
A study found that the drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia
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Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Wednesday dementia patients taking its drug Nuplazid were nearly three times less prone to a psychotic relapse than those on placebo.
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Authors: Kobayashi R, Morioka D, Hayashi H, Suzuki A, Otani K PMID: 31790859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to complement previous phenotypic studies by doing an international study of age at symptom onset, age at death, and disease duration in individuals with mutations in GRN, MAPT, and C9orf72.MethodsIn this international, retrospective cohort study, we collected data on age at symptom onset, age at death, and disease duration for patients with pathogenic mutations in the GRN and MAPT genes and pathological expansions in the C9orf72 gene through the Frontotemporal Dementia Prevention Initiative and from published papers. We used mixed effects models to explore differences in age at onset, age at death,...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Eline Wauters, Christine Van Broeckhoven
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study compared different methods for collecting data on falls among people with dementia to identify which is most feasible and accurate. Eighty-three dyads, comprised of a community-dwelling person with dementia and their informal carer, participated in the TAi ChI for people with demenTia (TACIT) trial. Falls were collected prospectively over 6 months using monthly calendars, weekly and monthly telephone interviews, and 3-monthly telephone interviews with the carer. Unique falls identified across the reporting methods were combined, and this total was compared against each reporting method in isolation and combinati...
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
Authors: Sibtain S, Sinha P, Manoharan M, Azeez A Abstract Vitamin D deficiency (Vit D deficiency) is a global health concern and a common occurrence especially among pregnant women. It has been suggested that Vit D deficiency has implications on both the mother and the foetus. Vitamin D deficiency is the most under-diagnosed nutritional deficiency in the world, affecting the majority of individuals, irrespective of their geography, gender, age or race. Vitamin D deficiency is also linked with several diseases (autoimmune diseases, cancer, cardiovascular, dementia and musculoskeletal diseases). Therefore, appropria...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Conclusion(s): SCDs consistently worrying about their SCCs and those identified with SCD by their caregivers were prone to cognitive function deterioration over time. Changes in language, memory, and frontal lobe function in neurocognitive tests were significantly different between the dementia converters and non dementia converters group. Particularly, SCD and MCI individuals with significantly poor initial executive function and memory abilities should be closely monitored for future cognitive decline. PMID: 31791187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cogn Neuropsychiatry Source Type: research
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