Nonpharmacologic Interventions Effective for Dementia-Associated Aggression and Agitation.

Nonpharmacologic Interventions Effective for Dementia-Associated Aggression and Agitation. Am J Nurs. 2020 Feb;120(2):49 Authors: Rosenberg K PMID: 31977419 [PubMed - in process]
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We describe how high levels of frailty in such disorders predict worse outcomes and play a direct role in disease progression and in prognostic prediction. Overall, the potential for frailty to predict adverse health outcomes among young people as well as in non-age-related diseases is an evolving topic. Understanding how frailty contributes to poor health and how it can be modified to prevent or delay disease progression will ultimately enhance quality of life in affected individuals.
Source: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
We report outcomes of our initial experience with LP in 38 children from 2 months of age. Materials and Methods From June 2015 to December 2017 38 children aged 2-60 months (mean age 1.7 years) underwent LP for correction of PUJ obstruction. The mean pre operative anteroposterior diameter of the renal pelvis (APD) was 43,5mm and all patients had hydronephrosis (APD 21.4-76 mm) and obstructed curve on diuretic renogram. Anderson-Hynes pyeloplasty was the performed technique. Results are reported. Results Mean operative time was 107 minutes (70-180) with no conversion to open procedure. Pain control was needed mainly in the ...
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Alzheimer Disease;   Caregivers;   Quality of Life Intervention:   Other: Multicomponent Intervention Sponsor:   Consorci Hospitalari de Vic Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Alessandra Griffa, Dimitri Van De Ville, François R. Herrmann, Gilles AllaliAbstractIdiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is a prevalent reversible neurological disorder characterized by impaired locomotion, cognition and urinary control with ventriculomegaly. Symptoms can be relieved with cerebrospinal fluid drainage, which makes iNPH the leading cause of reversible dementia. Because of a limited understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms, unspecific symptoms and the high prevalence of comorbid...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
DEMENTIA describes a set of brain diseases that progressively destroys a person's ability to live a normal life. Now research has found the best type of life partner to reduce the condition from developing in the first place.
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DISCUSSION: The estimates could help to inform patients, their families, and policymakers about probable trajectories. PMID: 32072728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
(JAMA Network) The risk of dementia in adults 60 and older who experience declines in both memory and gait speed was compared with adults who experience no decline or decline in either memory or gait speed only in this observational meta-analysis that included six studies with about 8,700 participants from the US and Europe.
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ConclusionsThe 3 screening tools assessed in this article provide support for primary care professionals. Timely identification of mild cognitive impairment and dementia is crucial for the prognosis of these patients.ResumenIntroducciónLa demencia es una enfermedad crónica degenerativa de alto impacto para las familias y los sistemas de salud. Los instrumentos de medición del deterioro cognitivo que se utilizan actualmente tienen características psicométricas diferentes en cuanto a tiempo de aplicación, punto de corte, confiabilidad y validez. El objetivo de la presente revisi&oacu...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Heather L. Clark, Hugo E. Valencia, Jennifer J. Findeis-Hosey, Steve N. GeorasAbstractAspergillus molds are ubiquitous environmental molds that can cause devastating invasive infections in immunocompromised patients. These infections often go unrecognized in critically ill patients. This case describes a 68 year-old female resident of a long-term nursing facility with history of dementia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with cirrhosis, chronic kidney disease stage III and insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes who presented with vomiting, diarrhea and...
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractSubcortical white matter ischemic lesions are increasingly recognized to have pathologic overlap in individuals with Alzheimer ’s disease (AD). The interaction of white matter ischemic lesions with amyloid pathology seen in AD is poorly characterized. We designed a novel mouse model of subcortical white matter ischemic stroke and AD that can inform our understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of mixed vascul ar and AD dementia. Subcortical white matter ischemic stroke underlying forelimb motor cortex was induced by local stereotactic injection of an irreversible eNOS inhibitor. Subcortical white...
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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