Enabling people with dementia to access and receive cancer treatment and care: The crucial role of supportive networks

Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Claire A. Surr, Rachael Kelley, Alys W. Griffiths, Laura Ashley, Fiona Cowdell, Ann Henry, Michelle Collinson, Ellen Mason, Amanda J. Farrin
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Objective: To evaluate the extent to which cancer, a biological opposite to neurodegenerative disorders, may affect the onset and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD).Methods: A nested case-control design in consecutive PD patients with (cases) vs. without (controls) cancer was used to compare time to clinical diagnosis and time to Hoehn &Yahr (H&Y) staging score ≥ 3 as a measure of progression. Further, we compared PD onset and progression between cases with cancer diagnosis before (cancer before PD group) and after (cancer after PD group) PD onset. Independent variables were age at PD onset, motor subscale of t...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Suppose you’re the sole witness of a trolley that has gone out of control, hurtling towards 5 people tied to its track, with no way to stop it in time. Good news: there’s a lever you can pull to alter its direction. Bad news: the other track isn’t safe either as it has one person tied to it. What will you do in this situation? Let the trolley continue on its initial course and kill those 5 people on the way or pull the lever to save them at the expense of that other person’s life? Source: https://www.lionsroar.com/ This ethical thought experiment, known as the Trolley Problem, was put forth by...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Bioethics Future of Medicine Healthcare Policy covid19 Source Type: blogs
Authors: Severinsen MCK, Pedersen BK Abstract Physical activity decreases the risk of a network of diseases and exercise may be prescribed as medicine for lifestyle-related disorders such as type 2 diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. During the past couple of decades, it has been apparent that skeletal muscle works as an endocrine organ, which can produce and secrete hundreds of myokines that exert their effects in either autocrine, paracrine or endocrine manners. Recent advances show that skeletal muscle produces myokines in response to exercise, which allow for crosstalk between the muscle and...
Source: Endocrine Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Rev Source Type: research
Inflammation lies at the root of health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer and Covid-19 and could be a clue to what lies behind the high number of UK coronavirus deaths.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study, we found that older nematodes have higher ROS levels. Interestingly, after hydrogen treatment, the ROS levels were significantly decreased, and hydrogen could significantly extend the lifespans of the N2, sod-3 and sod-5 mutant strains, by approximately 22.7%, 9.5%, and 8.7%, respectively. In addition, aging is regulated by a variety of pathways, such as the insulin signaling pathway, the rapamycin target signaling pathway, and the caloric restriction pathway. However, our results showed that the lifespans of the daf-2 and daf-16 strains, in which these pathways are upregulated, were not affected afte...
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We examined the differential associations between hospice stay duration and EOL expenditures among newly diagnosed patients with cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and dementia.
Source: Value in Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: External replacement over guide wire should be considered in such cases. PMID: 32378825 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Sales of vitamin C supplements have tripled in the last few weeks… And the most powerful kind of vitamin C is sold out on Amazon. (More on that in a minute.) I’m glad to see people turning to vitamin C. But the the chewable form you usually find at the drugstore won’t give you the boost you’re looking for. You see, absorption — or bioavailability — is an issue, and your body can only absorb about 500 mg of this conventional form of vitamin C before you hit saturation. And that’s nowhere near enough. In a moment I’ll show you a better form of vitamin C… and how you...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Health Nutrition Source Type: news
Cochrane has released a   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Collection: remote care through telehealthTelehealth refers to the provision of personalized health care over a distance. It embraces synchronous and asynchronous interactions including consulting by phone, instant messaging, video, text message, or web-based services. Telehealth consists of three main elements: the patient provides data about their health; data is transferred to the healthcare professional electronically; and the healthcare professional uses their clinical skills and judgment to provide personalized feedback to the patient. While telehealth has...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
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