Impact of sedating drugs on falls resulting injuries among people with dementia in a nursing home setting - Lippert T, Maas R, Fromm MF, Luttenberger K, Kolominsky-Rabas P, Pendergrass A, Gr äßel E.
AIM: The aims of this study were to create a scale for measuring the sedating and activating effects of drugs and to analyse if the total value of this scale correlates significantly with falls requiring medical treatment in dementia patients. Furthermore,...
Conclusion: Caregivers in the FamTechCare group reported benefit across all priority challenges including managing dementia behaviors, understanding disease expectations, and performing activity of daily living care.Clinical Implications: Innovative technology provides new opportunities to support family caregivers in dementia home care. Video-recording can be used to enhance support for family caregivers facing care challenges. PMID: 32072866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an established risk factor for dementia but mechanisms are uncertain. Accurate TBI exposure classification is critical for cognitive aging research studies seeking to discover mechanisms and treatments of post-TB...
DEMENTIA research has two primary objectives: to find a cure and understand the factors that may heighten your risk of developing brain decline in later life. While the former is yet to be achieved, a number of studies have shed light on the risk factors associated with dementia. A new study highlights another potential risk factor.
Testing for Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Date: Tuesday, 03 24, 2020; Speaker: Dr. Allison Snyder, NINDS; Dr. Bruce Miller, University of California San Francisco; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Auditorium; CME Credit
Research suggests that paying more attention to the “invisible disability” of hearing loss might improve our brains.
CONCLUSIONS: Limited evidence suggests the CAC score is associated with risk of dementia. In clinical CAD, risk of MCI and dementia is increased by 50%, as supported by stronger evidence. PMID: 32062643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Baldacci F, Mazzucchi S, Della Vecchia A, Giampietri L, Giannini N, Maya KH, Ceravolo R, Siciliano G, Bonuccelli U, Elahi FM, Vergallo A, Lista S, Giorgi FS, Hampel H Abstract Introduction: The post-mortem examination still represents the reference standard for detecting the pathological nature of chronic neurodegenerative diseases (NDD). This approach displays intrinsic conceptual limitations since NDD represent a dynamic spectrum of partially overlapping phenotypes, shared pathomechanistic alterations that often give rise to mixed pathologies.Areas covered: We scrutinized the international clinical diagn...
CONCLUSION: With up to 90% of PWD moving into formal care before they die in some countries, governments and other service providers of formal care need to provide culturally congruent care. There is also a need to build relationships with minority social groups that are not cared for by geriatric service organisations (governmental and non-governmental) in order to break down the negative attitudes that families have about formal care, and provide the families caring for PWD at home with coping strategies and support programmes to enhance the caregiving experience. PMID: 32069454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Brain 18F-FDG PET had an elevated performance in the early diagnosis of PPA variants and in the advanced PPA AD/FTD classification. QL clarified the development of AD or FTD in advanced PPA cases and supported the differential diagnosis of a PPA variant in a few early cases. QN 18F-FDG PET evaluation better contributed to the early diagnosis of an unclear metabolic pattern. To correctly identify all cases, patients with diffuse cortical hypometabolism were also included. Larger series are necessary to confirm these data. PMID: 32062656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]