The Development and Evaluation of a Culturally Tailored Support Group Program on the Psychosocial Wellbeing of Family Caregivers of Individuals Living With Dementia in Hong Kong

Condition:   Dementia Intervention:   Behavioral: Cultivate yourself: support for caregivers of dementia persons Sponsor:   Chinese University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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Authors: Shimada H, Shimada Y Abstract An 86-year-old man, who had undergone a lumboperitoneal shunt for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) implanted 4 years earlier showed progressive parkinsonism for the past year. His clinical symptoms, including resting tremor and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, responsiveness to levodopa, and abnormal findings on 123I-MIBG myocardial scintigraphy and dopamine transporter imaging, indicated that his pathological background of parkinsonism included concomitant synucleinopathy, such as Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies, in addition to iNPH....
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Abstract Alzheimer's disease (AD) was first described and diagnosed by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906 (Hippius and Neundorfer, Dialogues Clin Neurosc 5:101-108, 2003). According to World Health Organization (WHO), AD is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for as many as 60-70% of senile dementia cases and affecting 47.5 million people worldwide (data from 2015) (Dementia Fact Sheet No 362. http://who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs362/en/ ). The median survival time after the onset of dementia ranges from 3.3 to 11.7 years (Todd et al. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:1109-1124, 2013). AD is characterized as ...
Source: Clin Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: On the basis of a broadly based research and participatory development process, a set of indicators has been developed that enables comprehensive evaluation of the regional quality of care of cross-indication, integrated care models focusing on common diseases. In order to be able to increasingly evaluate aspects of care coordination and patient orientation, health promotion as well as nursing, palliative and emergency care in the future, it would be helpful if routine data were collected or made accessible in these areas as well. PMID: 32467041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
AbstractChanges in neurovascular coupling are associated with both Alzheimer ’s disease and vascular dementia in later life, but this may be confounded by cerebrovascular risk. We hypothesized that hemodynamic latency would be associated with reduced cognitive functioning across the lifespan, holding constant demographic and cerebrovascular risk. In 387 adults aged 18–85 (mean = 48.82), dynamic causal modeling was used to estimate the hemodynamic response function in the left and right V1 and V3-ventral regions of the visual cortex in response to a simple checkerboard block design stimulus with mi...
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My 79-year-old mom has been widowed for a little over a year. She’d always depended on Dad to help her because her arthritis limited her movement and she uses a walker much of the time. Now, though, there’s been a complete change in attitude, and she insists that she can take care of everything herself, even physical tasks that are clearly a challenge. I’m not certain whether she’s trying to prove something or if it has something to do with Dad’s death. Whatever her reasoning, I worry about her. I can’t be with her all the time, so I want to help make her home safer, wherever t...
Source: Minding Our Elders - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: blogs
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Condition:   Agitation in Patients With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type Interventions:   Drug: AVP-786;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Avanir Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Frontotemporal Dementia Intervention:   Biological: PR006 Sponsor:   Prevail Therapeutics Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Dementia;   Sleep Disorder;   Mild Cognitive Impairment;   Phototherapy Interventions:   Device: Green LED light;   Device: Red LED light (placebo) Sponsor:   Kaohsiung Medical University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Agitation in Patients With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type Interventions:   Drug: AVP-786;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Avanir Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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