Large waist in normal-weight elderly tied to higher dementia risk

(Reuters Health) - Older adults with normal weight but a wider waist may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, a Korean study suggests.
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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]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
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.
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
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...
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
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, title: Methodology Issues in a Tailored Light Treatment for Persons With Dementia, URL:, 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...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape
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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.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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.
Source: Counseling Today - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Counseling Today Online Exclusives Adult Development & Aging caretaking dementia Family Source Type: research
New research in mice reveals the molecular and genetic mechanisms through which two Alzheimer's drug candidates can reverse aging in general.
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Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractDementias are chronic, degenerative neurological disorders with a complex management that require the cooperation of different healthcare professionals. The Italian Ministry of Health produced the document “Guidance on Integrated Care pathway for People with Dementia” (GICPD) with the specific objective of providing a standardized framework for the definition, development, and implementation of integrated care pathways (ICP) dedicated to people with dementia. We searched all available Italian terr itorial ICPs. Two raters assessed the retrieved ICPs with a 2-point scale on a 43-item checklist based on t...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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