Dementia rates could fall 40% if people live healthier lives

These lifestyle habits - together with environmental factors, medical history and education - are responsible for roughly 340,000 out of Britain's 850,000 dementia cases, the study suggests.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Zhang H, Cao Y, Pei H, Wang H, Ma L, Wang Z, Diao X, Yang Y, Liu N, Wei Y, Li H Abstract Shenmayizhi formula (SMYZF) has been shown to have an effect on vascular dementia (VaD) in previous studies. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a combination of SMYZF with Ginkgo extract tablets improves mild-to-moderate VaD. In this 12-week, randomized, double-blind, controlled study, we randomly assigned 196 patients with VaD (aged 50-85 years) to either the SMYZF group (n = 98) or the Ginkgo group (n = 98). All patients received Ginkgo extract tablets as a basic treatment, whil...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the characteristics of the nursing care provided to institutionalized elderly people with dementia. METHODS: Integrative review of studies published between 2013 and 2017, in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, from the databases BDENF, LILACS, CINAHL, PubMed, SciELO, TRIP, and National Guideline Clearing House. Thematic data analysis was used. RESULTS: From the data collected in the 41 included studies, three themes emerged: Care with a focus on the needs of elderly people in LTCIEs; Care based on the work process of the nursing team; and Shared care. Final considerations:...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
This article explores the relationship between falls and dementia, including the importance of rehabilitation strategies for reducing fall risk in these individuals. PMID: 32773046 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
Conclusions: This understanding can open up the need for a gut related approach in these disorders as well as unlock the door for the role of gut related microbiota management. Key Messages:Challenges of managing mental health conditions remain in spite of new pharmacological therapy.Gut dysbiosis is seen in various mental health conditions.Various psychotropic medications can have an influence on the gut microbiota by their antimicrobial effect. PMID: 32772900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This review contributes to knowledge of the diversity of approaches to engage people with dementia in meaningful occupation within institutional settings. SIGNIFICANCE: We suggest that occupational therapy researchers and practitioners consider how the concept of meaningful occupation is embedded in the theoretical landscape. Furthermore, activity programming requires reflexive decision-making at the policy and practice level, as engagement in meaningful occupations is complex. PMID: 32776817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Dementia subscribers-only Source Type: blogs
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of cognitive training programs on the progression of dementia in patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease dementia (ADD) at the day care center. METHODS: From January 2015 to December 2018, a total of 119 patients with early ADD were evaluated. All subjects were classified into two groups according to participate in cognitive training program in addition to usual standard clinical care. Changes in scores for minimental status examination-dementia screening (MMSE-DS) and clinical dementia rating-sum of boxes (CDR-SOB) during the 12 months were compared between two groups. Mul...
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There was a disparate influence of cigarette smoking on the fracture risks in SCD and dementia group. Further studies are warranted to explicate this phenomenon, and personalized preventive measures according to one's cognitive status are imperative, since risk factors of fractures can exert disparate influence on patients at different stage of cognitive trajectory. PMID: 32750761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Authors: Kałwa A Abstract AIM: The study presents neuropsychological characteristic of 16 individuals with manganese-induced parkinsonism due to intravenous ephedrone use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Overall cognitive function screening as well as full examination of various cognitive domains (verbal learning, visual memory, working memory, executive functions, construction and visuospatial functions) with the use of elastic neuropsychological test battery were performed. Dyshartric speech disorders were also precisely evaluated. Additionally, all individuals filled in the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), which is u...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 August 2020Source: Progress in NeurobiologyAuthor(s): Giulia Torromino, Adriana Maggi, Elvira De Leonibus
Source: Progress in Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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