Creative Approaches to Person-Centered Dementia Care.
Creative Approaches to Person-Centered Dementia Care. Clin Gerontol. 2020 Mar-Apr;43(2):133-134 Authors: Moye J PMID: 32056514 [PubMed - in process]
The hundreds of millions of people in the world breathing polluted air are at high risk for both heart disease and dementia, a new study says.
(German Sport University) Exercise in older adults, even at an advanced stage of dementia, is an important strategy to maintain independence in everyday living and to promote quality of life.
(JAMA Network) This observational study analyzed data from about 2,900 older residents of Stockholm to examine the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and the risk of developing dementia, along with what role cardiovascular disease might have.
Conclusions: The most striking feature of this study was the high prevalence of incorrect diagnosis of schizophrenia, with patients not receiving the minimum correct assessment before that diagnosis, resulting in negative consequences. Caution is recommended when diagnosing severely psychotic patients independent of their acute or chronic condition. PMID: 32220147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Abstract Among adults ages 65 and older, dementia doubles the risk of hospitalization. Roughly one in four hospitalized patients has dementia, and the prevalence of dementia in the United States is rising rapidly. Patients with dementia have significantly higher rates of hospital-acquired complications, including urinary tract infections, pressure injuries, pneumonia, and delirium, which when unrecognized and untreated can accelerate physical and cognitive decline, precipitating nursing home placement and death. The authors discuss the unique needs of patients with dementia who require acute care, highlighting evi...
Families affected by dementia are adjusting to develop new routines away from external support.
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Wen S. Zhou, Jane F. Wilson
AbstractAlzheimer ’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease, known as the most common form of dementia. In AD onset, abnormal rRNA expression has been reported to be linked in pathogenesis. Although region-specific expression patterns have previously been reported in AD, it is not until recently that the cereb ellum has come under the spotlight. Specifically, it is unclear whether DNA methylation is the mechanism involved in rRNA expression regulation in AD. Hence, we sought to explore the rDNA methylation pattern of two different brain regions – auditory cortex and cerebellum – from AD and age-/sex-...
Artist David Wetzl’s condition was frontotemporal dementia. Wife Diana Daniels found that sympathy and health-care services were not always extended to them.