Non-Monetary Costs of Informal Caregiving in Dementia: The Caregiving Burden.
Non-Monetary Costs of Informal Caregiving in Dementia: The Caregiving Burden. Acta Med Port. 2020 Apr 01;33(4):289 Authors: Oliveira R, Teodoro T, Botelho A PMID: 32238246 [PubMed - in process]
This study aimed to verify the prevalence of the use of Potentially Inappropriate Medications (PIM) for elderly living in Long-Term Care Institutions for the Elderly (LTCIE), as well as the types of medications and their associated factors. This is a cross-sectional study carried out in 10 LTCIEs in the city of Natal in the period October-December 2013. Potentially inappropriate medications were classified according to the 2015 American Geriatric Society Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults - 2015. Sociodemographic, LTCIE-related and health-related variables were considered. Univariat...
Conclusion The Dutch version of the GESQ showed high internal validity and practicality. We recommend the D-GESQ for routine use in endoscopy practice to improve quality of patient care.
Evidence strongly suggests that the global faltering of mitochondrial function throughout the body with advancing age has a lot to do with a decline in the effectiveness of mitophagy. Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell, a herd of hundreds swarming and replicating like bacteria in every cell to produce the chemical energy store molecule ATP. Mitophagy is the specialized form of autophagy that destroys worn and damaged mitochondria, recycling their component parts. Without it, cells would become overtaken by broken, malfunctioning mitochondria. Mitochondrial dysfunction leads to too little ATP, but also higher lev...
CONCLUSION: For the majority of the physicians surveyed, psychiatry represented a public health priority, and their prioritising provides a probable explanation for their positive perception of their role in the management of mental disorders. However, we went on to observe that a number of difficulties constituted obstacles to their role in management of mental disorders and induced them to refer their patients to psychiatrists. Our analysis highlighted the impact of continuing education on physicians' attitudes and the interest of collaboration between practitioners. Efforts in university teaching and continuous educatio...
(Trinity College Dublin) Scientists at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at Trinity College Dublin have developed a new smartphone app to carry out a range of major research projects designed to tackle the brain basis of disorders of the mind, such as depression, anxiety and dementia.
(American Chemical Society) Air pollution has become a fact of modern life, with a majority of the global population facing chronic exposure. Although the impact of inhaling polluted air on the lungs is well known, scientists are just now beginning to understand how it affects the brain. A new article in Chemical&Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, details how researchers are connecting air pollution to dementia, autism and other neurological diseases.
(Wiley) A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined five personality traits--neuroticism, extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness--and their links to pre-dementia conditions called motoric cognitive risk (MCR) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) syndromes.
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Zhenxia Zhu, Lulu Zhang, Yali Cui, Meng Li, Rutong Ren, Guoxing Li, Xin Sun, Qian Li
ConclusionWe provide a real-world insight into the heterogeneous management and treatment pathways of newly diagnosed dementia patients and a subset of Alzheimer ’s Disease patients from across Europe.