Physical Frailty and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults in United States Nursing Homes
CONCLUSION: Physical frailty was prevalent in NHs with potential to improve and was strongly associated with cognitive impairment. Physical frailty could be a modifiable target, and interventions may include efforts to address cognitive impairment.PMID:33887723 | DOI:10.1159/000515140
Dementia risk did not differ by general, regional anesthesia in seniors undergoing elective surgery
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The objective of this review was to summarize the findings of the INPH-CRasH study. METHODS: VRFs, comorbidities, QOL, and adverse events were analyzed in consecutive patients with INPH who underwent shunt placement between 2008 and 2010 in 5 of 6 neurosurgical centers in Sweden. Patients (n = 176, within the age span of 60-85 years and not having dementia) were compared to population-based age- and gender-matched controls (n = 368, same inclusion criteria as for the patients with INPH). Assessed parameters were as follows: hypertension; diabetes; obesity; hyperlipidemia; psychosocial factors (stress and depression); ...
A woman describes her pain at not being able to see her husband regularly at his care home.
Conclusions: The caregivers of patients with cancer or chronic severe illnesses experience high levels of fatigue: the longer the disease duration, the greater the degrees of depression, anxiety, and physical fatigue experienced by the caregivers. Such caregivers need strategies to manage their fatigue and depression. PMID: 32963657 [PubMed - in process]
Intramuscular Injection of BOTOX® Boosts Learning and Memory in Adult Mice in Association with Enriched Circulation of Platelets and Enhanced Density of Pyramidal Neurons in the Hippocampus. Neurochem Res. 2020 Sep 24;: Authors: Yesudhas A, Roshan SA, Radhakrishnan RK, Abirami GPP, Manickam N, Selvaraj K, Elumalai G, Shanmugaapriya S, Anusuyadevi M, Kandasamy M Abstract BOTOX® is a therapeutic form of botulinum neurotoxin. It acts by blocking the release of acetylcholine (ACh) from the synaptic vesicles at the neuromuscular junctions, thereby inhibiting the muscle contraction. Notably, many ne...
Sleep disturbances and physical inactiveness are common in people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). Up to 70% of individuals with dementia are affected by disturbed sleep  and people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are reported to spend around 85% of their daytime physically inactive . Disturbed sleep and decreased physical function can have significant consequences, such as greater risks of injuries  and increased caregiver burden .
To coincide with World Alzheimer ’s Day, pain assessment app PainChek has published a new report on pain and dementia.