Antidepressant Fails to Improve Apathy in Dementia Patients Antidepressant Fails to Improve Apathy in Dementia Patients

The antidepressant bupropion was no better than placebo in reducing apathy in nondepressed patients with Alzheimer-type dementia in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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We examined the association between shift work and the incidence of dementia in a cohort of female Danish nurses. METHODS: We linked Danish Nurse Cohort participants, who reported work schedules (day, evening, night, rotating shifts) in 1993 and/or 1999 and their duration in 2009, to Danish registers to obtain information on dementia hospitalizations and prescription medication until November 2018. RESULTS: Among 6048 nurses who reported work schedules in 1993 and 1999, nurses working night shifts ≥6 years had higher dementia incidence (hazard ratio: 2.43, 95% confidence interval: 1.39 to 4.23) than those workin...
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
Authors: PMID: 32643872 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This panel of 6 markers in blood serum may indicate underlying neurodegenerative processes in patients with AD at the MCI stage. The authors assume that a deranged equilibrium of neuroprotective and inflammatory processes is an overall major cause for neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. PMID: 32649324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord Source Type: research
Introduction: Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD)-related syndrome includes progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS). PSP is usually caused by a tauopathy but can have associated Alzheimer's disease (AD) while CBS can be caused by tauopathy, transactive response DNA binding protein 43 kDa, or AD pathology. Our aim was to compare the parkinsonian syndromes presenting without AD biomarkers (CBS/PSP-non-AD) to parkinsonian syndromes with AD biomarkers (CBS/PSP-AD).Materials and Methods: Twenty-four patients [11 males, 13 females; age (68.46 ± 7.23)] were recruited for this study. The wh...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between brain complexity and the presence of ApoE ε 4 alleles along the AD continuum. For this purpose, resting-state electroencephalography (EEG) activity was analyzed by computing Lempel-Ziv complexity (LZC) from 46 healthy control subjects, 49 mild cognitive impairment subjects, 45 mild AD patients, 44 moderate AD patients and 33 severe AD patients, subdivided by ApoE status. Subjects with one or more ApoE ε 4 alleles were included in the carriers subgroups, whereas the ApoE ε 4 non-carriers subgroups were formed by subjects ...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Condition:   Agitation in Patients With Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type Interventions:   Drug: AVP-786;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Avanir Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Dementia subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
VASCULAR dementia affects around 150,000 people in the UK, according to Alzheimer's Society. Brain damage occurs as blood supply is restricted to the complex organ. Here is the early warning sign you've been affected.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Meyer A, Handabaka I, Ehrensperger MM, Gschwandtner U, Hatz F, Monsch AU, Stieglitz RD, Fuhr P Abstract OBJECTIVE: The first (primacy region) and last (recency region) items of a word list are generally better memorized than items from the middle region. The recency effect depends on short-term memory (STM) and the primacy effect on long-term memory (LTM), where verbal information is transferred from STM into LTM by maintenance rehearsal. We compared the serial position effects (SPE) between patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Parkinson's disease (PD), i.e., PD-MCI, and patients with MCI d...
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
DEMENTIA symptoms include difficulty concentrating, mood changes, and having slower thoughts. But, you could also be at risk of Alzheimer's disease if you notice a subtle change to the way you walk. When should you consider speaking to a doctor about Alzheimer's disease symptoms?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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