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Dumb, unethical, foolish, bad - NHS dementia plan to give GPs cash for diagnoses criticised as ‘ethical travesty’NHS condemned as ‘odious’ after introducing scheme whereby GPs given £55 each time they identify the disease in a patientThe Guardian21 October 2014 Read the full article here
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Publication date: Available online 26 January 2020Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Joseph Giorgio, Susan Landau, William Jagust, Peter Tino, Zoe Kourtzi, for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging InitiativeAbstractAlzheimer's disease (AD) is characterised by a dynamic process of neurocognitive changes from normal cognition to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and progression to dementia. However, not all individuals with MCI develop dementia. Predicting whether individuals with MCI will decline (i.e. progressive MCI) or remain stable (i.e. stable MCI) is impeded by patient heterogeneity due to comorbidities that may lea...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Lifestyle subgroups of patients were determined by stress, emotional problems, and age. The groups were significantly associated with Aβ42 and diagnostic outcome. This pattern may confound the differentiation between objective and subjective memory problems. Asking about lifestyle variables, in conjunction with neuropsychological testing, could potentially identify individuals who are not likely to have objective memory impairment and guide interventions. PMID: 31982880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Whether elevated blood pressure early in life translates to increased risk of dementia is a question scientists are working to answer. " Dementia is not a normal part of aging, and once it begins you can't reverse it, " says Dr. Shaoyong Su, genetic epidemiologist at the Georgia Prevention Institute at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
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Sue Lopez, 74, who played for England between 1969 and 1979, told the BBC her diagnosis in 2018 made her feel 'sick'. Studies have shown professional footballers are at a higher risk of dementia.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
DEMENTIA is a progressive neurological condition that impairs the brain's vital cognitive functions. While it is not known how to prevent the condition, the evidence is increasingly drawing a link between consuming certain dietary items and a reduced risk of developing the condition.
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Researchers studied data on more than 11,000 English people over 50. Those who were the most isolated faced a decline in memory similar to that seen in people before a dementia diagnosis.
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Condition:   Accidental Falls/Prevention and Control Intervention:   Other: Injury Liaison Service Sponsors:   Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston;   National Institute on Aging (NIA);   Duke University;   Brown University Enrolling by invitation
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In conclusion, advance directives are important to avoid unwanted medical interventions, including simple interventions to address life-threatening conditions. But advance directives cannot preclude someone from entering dementia—to do that, one needs to consider VSED while having capacity. At the point of dementia, standard of care comfort care, with an appropriate strategy of feeding, should be provided.  
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: End of Life Care Health Care advance directives Author: Shelton dementia syndicated Source Type: blogs
Although vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia globally, evidence ‐based treatments are still lacking. Cerebrolysin is a porcine brain‐derived preparation that is said to have neurotrophic and neuroprotective activity. In many parts of the world Cerebrolysin, given as a series of daily intravenous infusions, is used as a potential intervention for vascular dem entia. A previous Cochrane Review on Cerebrolysin in vascular dementia yielded inconsistent results. We wished to update the review to add new studies from the international literature and employ contemporary methods for appraising the str...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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