The Effects of Exposure to Recent Autobiographical Events on Declarative Memory in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A preliminary pilot study.

CONCLUSION: The present study provides preliminary evidence that aMCI patients may benefit from a cognitive intervention program based on re-experiencing recent autobiographical events. However, future studies incorporating a control group will be needed to confirm these preliminary findings. PMID: 32183672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Alzheimer Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Alzheimer Res Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Some comorbidities were present in both the AD and control groups, while others were found in the AD group and not in the control group, and vice versa.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract A multidisciplinary advisory group of health professionals involved in dementia care assessed the current evidence base regarding modifiable risk factors (MRFs) for early Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Based on evidence from the published literature and clinical experience, MRFs in four areas were identified where there is evidence to support interventions that may help delay cognitive decline or reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease: medical (eg cardiovascular risk factors), psychosocial (eg depression, anxiety, social isolation), lifestyle (eg lack of physical activity, s...
Source: British Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Br J Nurs Source Type: research
AbstractDepression, anxiety and apathy are ‘common neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We aimed to find regional gray matter (GM) volume difference of these symptoms, in AD patients compared to AD control, and investigate possible associations of GM atrophy with cognitive covariant. Study subjects were retrieved from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database. Thirty-five participants are AD control, 27 AD patients with anxiety, 19 with depression and 24 with apathy, ages ≥ 55.1 years. Recruited subjects had an assessment of their clinical and s...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewDementia is a progressive brain disease that affects 5.8 million people in the USA. In 2018, more than 16 million Americans provided unpaid care for persons with dementia (PWD). Most of this care is provided by family members and friends yielding 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care worth $233.9 billion.Novel technological approaches to assist caregivers and improve health and function of PWD are being explored. Models to assess and predict behaviors may provide greater quality of life (QOL) for both PWD and their caregivers. The purpose of this paper is to review current available technologies for be...
Source: Current Geriatrics Reports - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
It’s 3 pm on a warm, sunny Saturday. For the past 20 years your mother would dress in her finest clothes and walk to her neighbor’s house for her weekly bridge game. For the past month, however, she has not been interested in playing bridge. Although she sometimes required prompting (as well as reminders to brush her hair), she usually returned from these games cheerful. Her indifference this month is new. Your mother received the diagnosis of mild Alzheimer’s disease last year. Although visibly frustrated at times, especially when she cannot think of the right word or find her pocketbook, she seemed to e...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Behavioral Health Caregiving Healthy Aging Mental Health Source Type: blogs
Testing for Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alzheimer ' s Disease Families and Family Life Memory Elderly Dementia Genetics and Heredity Anxiety and Stress Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Diet and Nutrition Depression (Mental) Frontotemporal Dementia Brain Nursing H Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The association between Alzheimer's disease pathology and anxiety and apathy is partly due to impairment in cognitive functioning. PMID: 32088096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Am J Geriatr Psychia... - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
DiscussionWe hypothesize that caregivers in the screening arms will express higher levels of health-related quality of life, lower depressive and anxiety symptoms, and better preparation for caregiving with higher self-efficacy at 24  months. Results from this study will directly inform the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, the USPSTF and other organizations regarding ADRD screening and early detection policies.Trial,NCT03300180. Registered on 3 October.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(Regenstrief Institute) In the first randomized controlled trial to evaluate pros and cons of population screening for dementia, Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers found no harm, as measured by patient reported depressive and anxiety symptoms, from screening for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia in diverse rural, suburban and urban primary care clinics.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
ConclusionsDepression may be an independent factor representing early neurodegeneration in elder patients with MCI. Further studies are warranted to assess whether effective management of NPS promotes the cognitive functions.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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