Dementia: US recommends against screening over 65s because of insufficient evidence

Source: BMJ News - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Authors: Zauszniewski JA, Burant CJ Abstract In this secondary analysis of 138 community-dwelling women caregivers of persons with dementia, we examined whether caregiver resourcefulness mediated the effects of both the frequency of and reactions to their care recipients' memory-related, depressive, and disruptive symptoms of dementia on caregiver depressive symptoms. Caregiver resourcefulness mediated the effects of care recipient depressive symptoms on caregiver depressive symptoms, and the effects of caregiver actions to depressive and disruptive symptoms on caregiver depressive symptoms. The findings suggest th...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North AmericaAuthor(s): Kyan Younes, Bruce L. Miller
Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North America - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North AmericaAuthor(s): Kyan Younes, Bruce L. Miller
Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North America - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Thousands of people working in the NHS, social care and local services have contacted a UNISON hotline in the last week expressing anxiety at the lack of gloves, masks, eye protectors and gowns where they work. Staff from across the UK’s public services say they’re scared that without the right protective equipment, they risk catching the virus and passing it on to their families, or the elderly and vulnerable people they work with and care for. Keen to work with the government, UNISON has today (Thursday) passed the testimonies from staff working in hospitals, schools, care homes and out in the community, incl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Article Covid-19 dave prentis government health NHS PPE social care Source Type: news
Conclusions: These findings indicated that the administration of Hst and Nano-Hst may be used to treat anxiety -related to AD via an up-regulation of cerebral antioxidant enzyme gene. PMID: 32252616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: To examine the driving variables that predict accident probability in mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and healthy older control drivers in simulated driving. To compare the three groups in mean per...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Sensors could have an outsized role in improving the detection, prediction, and, ultimately, safe and effective management of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The image conjured of the end user of technology-supported services is likely that of younger “digital natives” interacting with apps on mobile phones. Yet, there is a compelling use case for sensors as automated data collection tools for dementia symptoms such as agitation.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research
Cohort studies and systematic reviews have identified the link between cognitive stimulation (such as the learning of novel activities) in later life and a lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia. The effect of these activities in older people is not trivial. In a structural equation modelling analysis of data from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), for example, engaging in cognitive reserve-enhancing activities was shown to mitigate the genetic risk of dementia attributable to APOE- ε4 in a prospective community sample of cognitively intact older persons.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research
The first published data from the'A4'trial show strong support for amyloid as an Alzheimer's prevention target.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Authors: Femat-Roldán G, Gaitán Palau MA, Castilla-Cortázar I, Elizondo Ochoa G, Moreno NG, Martín-Estal I, Jiménez Yarza M Abstract Background: Weight loss in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients is a common but poorly understood manifestation. Several studies have reported that weight changes could be related to motor symptoms, drug side effects, dysphagia, depression, and/or dementia. Weight loss in PD is not a benign phenomenon and it has several clinical and prognostic implications with increased morbidity and mortality. Thus, it is crucial to determine nutritional changes in PD...
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
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