Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes for the end. Then her retirement home said no.

People with early signs of the ailment sign new advance directives to say how they want to die. They may offer a false sense of security.
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Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: Brain StimulationAuthor(s): Antonio Suppa, Andrea Fabbrini, Andrea Guerra, Nikolaos Petsas, Francesco Asci, Flavio Di Stasio, Alessandro Trebbastoni, Federica Vasselli, Carlo De Lena, Patrizia Pantano, Alfredo Berardelli
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We examined whether mice preferred mirrors, whether plastic tapes on their heads increased their interest, and whether mice accustomed to mirrors learnt its physical phenomenon. Mice were significantly more interested in live stranger mice than mirrors. Mice with tape on their heads spent more time before mirrors. Becoming accustomed to mirrors did not change their behaviour. Mice accustomed to mirrors had significantly increased interest in photos of themselves over those of strangers and cage-mates. These results indicated that mice visually recognized plastic tape adherent to reflected individuals. Mice accustomed to mi...
Source: Behavioural Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Behav Neurol Source Type: research
Providing care for someone who lives with any type of dementia — whether it’s Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy body or any of the myriad incarnations — can be intimidating. We watch helplessly as someone we love changes dramatically in how they view the world, and in the words and actions that they can understand. These changes can lead to situations where we unintentionally say and do things that make life harder for everyone involved. Continue reading on HealthCentral to learn more things that are best NOT to say to someone who is living with dementia: Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Thei...
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Dementia affects more than 40 million people worldwide. When it is accompanied by psychosis, symptom management is especially challenging. Although no drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for psychosis in patients with dementia, atypical antipsychotics are used off-label in severe cases in patients who do not respond to non-pharmacological interventions. However, antipsychotic use in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis (DRP) is associated with adverse reactions including motor function disorders, cognitive impairment, cerebrovascular events, and increased risk of death. In 2017, ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
One Denver cannabis company says it's ready to move forward with dementia studies as soon as City Council approves a proposed ordinance.
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Flortaucipir-PET and blood tests have correlated two key biomarkers of chronic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Flortaucipir-PET shows moderate promise for CTE PET shows tau better predicts brain atrophy than amyloid Flortaucipir-PET shows tau accumulation after one TBI PET's view of tau could explain women's early dementia Studies question link between contact sports and CTE
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However, for patients with or without dementia, dying at home tied to greater quality of death
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Condition:   Alzheimer Disease Intervention:   Other: Personalized Music Intervention Sponsor:   Johns Hopkins University Not yet recruiting
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