Agitation and aggression in elderly persons with dementia - Thomas P.

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

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In this study, the effect of CBL on sleep-deprivation induced memory impairment was investigated. Sleep deprivation was induced in rats using the modified multiple platform model (8 hours/day for 4 weeks). Concurrently, CBL was administered intraperitoneally for four weeks. Animal's performance (spatial learning and memory) was assessed using the radial arm water maze (RAWM). Additionally, oxidative stress biomarkers including reduced glutathione (GSH), oxidized Glutathione (GSSG), GSH/GSSG ratio, glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and catalase were assessed in the hippocampus. Current results showed that sleep deprivation impa...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
PMID: 31977419 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
Source: Social Work in Health Care - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Life review (LR) therapy has received considerable support as an effective treatment for depression among older adults. Researchers believe that providing LR does not require extensive training and can be done by family members who are not psychiatric professionals. If so, then training family caregivers to provide LR is a potential strategy for alleviating the shortage of resources for treating depression among the growing population of older adults experiencing depression. A pilot study that explored the feasibility of that strategy had mixed results. Seventeen (89%) of 19 caregiver-care recipient dyads...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Gerontol Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract Despite multiple national initiatives to improve quality of life in nursing home (NH) residents with dementia, inefficiencies still exist regarding inappropriate psychotropic medication use to manage communication of distress. The goals of the current article are to: (a) create a person-centered care plan/process for NH community staff to manage challenging dementia behaviors; (b) provide guidelines for geriatric practitioners (GPs) to decrease psychotropic medication use in residents with dementia; (c) discuss organizational culture and its relationship to the management of non-cognitive neuropsychiatric...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Gerontol Nurs Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Dementia subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
ConclusionAbout two third of the patients had poor treatment outcome. Educational status and mean length of hospital stays were independent predictors of poor treatment out-comes. An emergency care setup capable of early patient evaluation, identification and management of stroke complications is crucial to overcome early stroke related mortality.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Higher CAC scores were associated with higher odds of lacunar infarction, DSWMH, and ICAS. The presence and degree of CAC may be a useful indicator for SCVDs involving small and large vessels. PMID: 31969522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Forty-five percent of U.S. hospice recipients have either a primary diagnosis of advanced dementia or dementia as a comorbidity. However, largely due to the lack of experience and knowledge of dementia-related symptomatology, hospice clinicians are underprepared to treat patients without hospice-specific dementia training programs.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Treatment-refractory psychosis (TRP) is a controversial term in the setting of the current societal stigma and medical understanding or misunderstanding of mental illness. However, there is recognition that patients with either advanced mental illness (i.e. schizophrenia) in the setting of terminal diseases such as cancer or certain neurologic diseases (i.e. Huntington's disease and Lewy body dementia) can result in psychotic states not amendable to conventional pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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