Risk for Adverse Outcomes Increased With Antipsychotic Use in Dementia
FRIDAY, April 19, 2024 -- For adults with dementia, antipsychotic use is associated with increased risks for stroke, venous thromboembolism, myocardial infarction, heart failure, fracture, pneumonia, and acute kidney injury, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The role of integrated care systems in improving dementia diagnosis
The King's Fund -Find out more about the role of integrated care systems in improving dementia diagnosis and read our findings from research in case study sites.The King's Fund - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - April 19, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Integrated care, collaboration and partnership Source Type: news

One Neurological Factor Keeps Black, Hispanic Patients From Alzheimer's Clinical Trials
FRIDAY, April 19, 2024 -- Black and Hispanic patients with Alzheimer ’s disease are greatly underrepresented in clinical trials, even though they’re more likely to get dementia than whites.However, racial discrimination may not be driving this... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nurse manager presented gold social care award
A nurse manager has been recognised with a top award from England’s chief nurse for adult social care. Jemma Sharratt was presented with the Chief Adult Social Care Gold Award in recognition of her leadership skills, expertise, and compassion in caring for older people, including those living with dementia. Ms Sharratt, who currently leads a... Read moreThe post Nurse manager presented gold social care award appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - April 19, 2024 Category: Nursing Authors: Madeleine Anderson Tags: Community nursing Latest news Source Type: news

Antipsychotics for Dementia Pose Wide-Ranging Health Risks Antipsychotics for Dementia Pose Wide-Ranging Health Risks
Adverse events associated with antipsychotic use in people with dementia are far broader and pose more severe health risks than previously reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 18, 2024 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Antipsychotics May Do Great Harm to People With Dementia: Report
THURSDAY, April 18, 2024 -- Antipsychotics can substantially increase dementia patients ’ risk of many serious health problems, a new study warns.Dementia patients prescribed antipsychotics have increased risk of stroke, blood clots, heart attack,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Increased dementia risk for people who sleep during the daytime - and other issues
Dr Sudhir Kumar, a neurologist based in India, said that studies have shown that night shift workers are at a higher risk of neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antipsychotics in Dementia Tied to Wider Range of 'Serious Harms'
(MedPage Today) -- Use of antipsychotics in dementia patients was associated with an increased risk for a wider range of adverse outcomes than previously acknowledged, a population-based matched cohort study from the U.K. showed. In the analysis... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 17, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lower Risk for MCI, Dementia Seen With Cognitively Stimulating Occupations
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2024 -- Individuals with a history of cognitively stimulating occupations from ages 30 to 65 years have lower risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia in later life, according to a study published online April 17... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Warning over 'chemical cosh' doled out to dementia sufferers as experts warn dangerous drugs are even more harmful than feared
Academics from the Universities of Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Dundee found that dementia patients had a two-fold increased risk of developing pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: experts urge doctors to reduce antipsychotic prescriptions
Use of powerful medications linked to elevated risk of serious adverse outcomes including heart failureDoctors are being urged to reduce prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients after the largest study of its kind found they were linked to more harmful side-effects than previously thought.The powerful medications are widely prescribed for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia such as apathy, depression, aggression, anxiety, irritability, delirium and psychosis. Tens of thousands of dementia patients in England are prescribed them every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Dementia Mental health Society Neuroscience Medical research Older people England UK news GPs Doctors NHS Source Type: news

Experts warn GPs on prescribing antipsychotic drugs for dementia
Use of powerful medications linked to elevated risk of serious adverse outcomes including heart failureDoctors are being urged to reduce prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients after the largest study of its kind found they were linked to more harmful side-effects than previously thought.The powerful medications are widely prescribed for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia such as apathy, depression, aggression, anxiety, irritability, delirium and psychosis. Tens of thousands of dementia patients in England are prescribed them every year.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Dementia Mental health Society Neuroscience Medical research Older people England UK news GPs Doctors NHS Source Type: news

Having a stressful job could stave off dementia, according to new analysis
Researchers in Oslo University Hospital in Norway have discovered that the harder your brain works at your job, the less likely you may be to have memory and thinking problems in later life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mentally stimulating work plays key role in staving off dementia, study finds
People in routine and repetitive jobs found to have 31% greater risk of disease in later life, and 66% higher risk of mild cognitive problemsIf work is a constant flurry of mind-straining challenges, bursts of creativity and delicate negotiations to keep the troops happy, consider yourself lucky.Researchers have found that the more people use their brains at work, the better they seem to be protected against thinking and memory problems that come with older age.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Dementia Society UK news World news Norway Work & careers Source Type: news

Neurology-focused NeuroX will participate in CMS' GUIDE Program
The virtual brain health company and its physician network, ATP Partners, will offer online services to help patients with dementia remain in their homes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 17, 2024 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news