Dementia data and analysis: a guide for health professionals

This guidance explains how commissioners and health professionals can use data and analysis for decisions about dementia services and interventions.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This study aims to describe the gender and age differences in the incidence and prevalence of dementia and AD in Taiwan. Methods: The data on dementia and AD were acquired from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from 2004 to 2010. The sex and age-specific rates were standardized, and the differences of gender and age on dementia or AD were assessed using Poisson regression analysis. Results: Over seven years, the prevalence of dementia and AD significantly increased from 4.7 to 7.6 per hundred people (β = 0.0784, p
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study provides information about Aβ plaque burden, tau tangle burden, and neurodegeneration in cognitively unimpaired persons at three levels of genetic risk for AD. Unimpaired APOE ϵ4 HMs can be studied before their 70s to evaluate the understanding of factors, processes, and interventions involved in the predisposition to and prevention of AD, and after their 70s, to discover factors, processes, and interventions involved in the resilience or resistance to and prevention of AD.
Source: Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Authors: Almeida OP, Ford AH PMID: 31812357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: rTMS over M1 is useful for motor function and may have a small positive effect on cognition. However, better approaches for the latter are necessary, may be require multisite rTMS to target both motor and frontal cortical region. PMID: 31815705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
Can you distinguish the taste of a red wine versus a rosé? How about the look of a 1960s muscle car versus a foreign import? Do you prefer to grow lilies or tulips? Would you rather listen to Dark Side of the Moon or “Fly Me to the Moon”? To answer any of these questions, you need to use your semantic memory. Your semantic memory is your store of factual knowledge of the world and the meaning of words. It’s how you know that a fork is for eating (not twirling your hair) and what color a lion is. It’s both the source of your vocabulary and how you know what something does even if you don&rsquo...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Brain and cognitive health Healthy Aging Memory Source Type: blogs
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk for dementia in women with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in Diabetes Care. Chisa Matsumoto, M.D., Ph.D., from the Hyogo College of...
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Managing aggression and agitation in elderly people with dementia can be seen from the perspective of certain conditions. Some therapies, particularly the use of neuroleptics, should be avoided. The need to put limits on non-pharmacological treatments must...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
This study evaluated the clinical benefits of a health system-based comprehensive dementia care program aimed at both patients and caregivers.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
A nurse-led service aimed at providing more care for care home residents with dementia outside hospital has produced big savings and improved patient care – winning national endorsement from NHS England.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
This study highlights an important new benefit with galantamine. We found that galantamine inhibits Aβ1 –42-induced apoptosis by activating the JNK signaling pathway, thus enhancing α7nAChR expression, and also inhibits the Akt pathway, which further increases autophagosome biogenesis and autophagy. These effects can be reproduced by α7nAChR overexpression in the absence of galantamine. Importantly, the α7 subunit protein sequence of α7nAChRs contains 3 LC3-interacting regi ons; our immunoprecipitation data show that α7 binds with the autophagosomal marker protein LC3. This is the f...
Source: Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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