Figures show big increase in emergency admissions for dementia patients

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ConclusionsIn patients aged ≥ 85 years with moderate-severe dementia and AF, oral anticoagulation was significantly associated with a lower embolic risk and a higher bleeding risk, with no differences in total mortality.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosEl envejecimiento de la población se asocia con una prevalencia creciente de fibrilación auricular (FA) y demencia. Con este estudio se pretende analizar el impacto de la anticoagulación oral en pacientes ancianos con FA y demencia de grado moderado-grave.MétodosEstudio retrospectivo unicéntrico que analiza a pacientes de edad ≥&...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Multiple occupational therapy sessions, provided in a person with dementia's own home, improve their ability to carry out daily activities, compared with usual care. Improvements are also seen in behavioural and psychological symptoms and their quality of life. In addition, carers report feeling less distress, and a better quality of life.
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Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Zhike Zhou, Yifan Liang, Xiaoqian Zhang, Junjie Xu, Jueying Lin, Rongwei Zhang, Kexin Kang, Huiling Qu, Chuansheng Zhao, Mei ZhaoAbstractBackgroundThe aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the association of fibrinogen with risk of dementia and its subtypes.MethodsEmbase, Pubmed and Web of Science were retrieved systematically up to February 2019. Standard mean difference (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals was estimated using random-effects models.ResultsSixteen studies involving 3,649 participants were summariz...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In conclusion, taller body height at the entry to adulthood, supposed to be a marker of early-life environment, is associated with lower risk of dementia diagnosis later in life. The association persisted when adjusted for educational level and intelligence test scores in young adulthood, suggesting that height is not just acting as an indicator of cognitive reserve. Link: https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.51168
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(Alzheimer Europe) Today, at a European Parliament lunch debate, Alzheimer Europe launched a new report presenting the findings of its collaborative analysis of recent prevalence studies and setting out updated prevalence rates for dementia in Europe. The report findings show that, despite a marked reduction in the prevalence of dementia, the number of people with dementia is nonetheless set to double by 2050.
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Photo credit Niklas Hamann  “My mom is 81 and lives alone in her condo,” Judy Hanson writes. “Her arthritis is painful, but she gets around with a walker. Her mind is okay for now, though she is sometimes forgetful. I also feel that she is lonely. “I’m worried about her safety and have been telling her for several years that she needs help,” she continues. “I’m not proud to say that I’ve stooped to yelling at her, but I have done it. I hate the thought of her falling and not having help, and I also think she’d be happier with more company. There’s ...
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Aggregation of α-synuclein is a defining molecular feature of Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and multiple systems atrophy. Hereditary mutations in α-synuclein are linked to both Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia; in particular, patients bearing the E46K disease mutation manifest a clinical picture of parkinsonism and Lewy body dementia,...
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ConclusionThe prevalence of a high risk of OSA in male patients with dizziness is high and a higher risk of OSA is associated with more dizziness-related impairments. A high risk of OSA is not associated with unexplained dizziness or with hyperventilation/anxiety disorders.
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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common form of dementia in the elderly, and various clinical symptoms, including olfactory dysfunction, dysautonomia, depression, and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorders (RBD), occur in patients with the prodromal state of DLB. We herein describe a case of a 72-years-old right-handed woman who exhibited primary progressive aphasia (PPA) as a prodromal state of DLB and took cholinesterase inhibitors (donepezil). At 4.5 years after aphasia onset, she exhibited all the core clinical features of DLB, including visual hallucinations, fluctuating cognition, RBD, and Park...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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