BizTalk with Bill Roy Podcast Episode 204: Fe Vorderlandwehr, Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's disease is affecting the bottom line of Kansas businesses. Consider the numbers: dementia and the care for people with dementia and Alzheimer's is costing businesses $61 billion per year. Of those Kansans who are caregivers, our coworkers and employers, 57% arrived late to work, had to leave early or had to take time off, 18% went from full to part-time or cut back their hours and 9% gave up work entirely. Each of those areas has a direct cost to your business. Fe Vorderlandwehr,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Bill Roy Source Type: news

Gardening May Weed Out Dementia-Related Apathy Gardening May Weed Out Dementia-Related Apathy
Apathy is one of the most challenging symptoms of dementia. This novel approach uses gardening, plant-based crafts, and cooking to engage patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Short Sleep in Midlife Tied to Increased Dementia Risk Short Sleep in Midlife Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
Short sleepers in midlife have an increased risk for dementia, independent of mental health and other factors, highlighting the importance of sleep for brain health, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Wake-Up Call: Short Sleep Tied to Increased Dementia Risk Wake-Up Call: Short Sleep Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
Short sleepers in midlife have an increased risk for dementia, independent of mental health and other factors, highlighting the importance of sleep for brain health, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Study Finds Aiming For This Much Sleep May Protect Against Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease risk mostly depends on factors like genetics. But rest can be a good prevention strategy. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy promotes recovery from stroke and dementia in mice
A one-time injection of an experimental stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice with conditions that replicate human strokes and dementia,a new UCLA study finds.Dementia can arise from multiple conditions, and it is characterized by an array of symptoms including problems with memory, attention, communication and physical coordination. The two most common causes of dementia are Alzheimer ’s disease and white matter strokes — small strokes that accumulate in the connecting areas of the brain.“It’s a vicious cycle: The two leading causes of dementia are almos...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Covid-19: Medical research charities lose nearly £300million since start of the pandemic
Experts fear income falls of £292million to medical research charities will threaten the development of future treatments for all diseases, including dementia and heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights, April 21, 2021
Too Little Sleep May Increase Dementia Risk: Study People who get too little sleep in middle age may have an increased risk of dementia when they're older, according to a new study. Researchers tracked nearly 8,000 people in Britain for about 25... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Too Little Sleep May Increase Dementia Risk: Study
Title: Too Little Sleep May Increase Dementia Risk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 21, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy promotes recovery from stroke and dementia in mice
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A one-time injection of an experimental stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice with conditions that replicate human strokes and dementia, a new UCLA study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia Risk After Age 50 Increases With Less Sleep, Study Says
The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: Sleep Dementia Research Alzheimer ' s Disease Brain your-feed-healthcare Nature Communications (Journal) Great Britain Source Type: news

Middle-aged people who sleep six hours or less at greater risk of dementia, study finds
UCL data of 10,000 volunteers shows cases 30% higher among those who slept poorly in their 50s, 60s and 70sPeople who regularly sleep for six hours or less each night in middle age are more likely to develop dementia than those who routinely manage seven hours, according to a major study into the disease.Researchers found a 30% greater risk of dementia in those who during their 50s, 60s and 70s consistently had a short night ’s sleep, regardless of other risk factors such as heart and metabolic conditions and poor mental health.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Dementia Health Sleep Sleep apnoea Society Neuroscience Medical research & wellbeing Mental health Life and style Source Type: news

Casanova on the Dementia Unit Casanova on the Dementia Unit
While my patient's memory faded, his passion for life did not. So, how to resolve the complications and jealousy that resulted from his romantic rendezvous?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Column Source Type: news

Dementia care, fall detection, and ambient-assisted living technologies help older adults age in place: a scoping review - Gettel CJ, Chen K, Goldberg EM.
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe recent technologic advances in the three domains of dementia care, falls, and home supports; summarize existing literature on usability; and identify knowledge gaps. METHODS: A comprehensive search of five databases... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The incidence of mental disorder increases after hip fracture in older people: a nationwide cohort study - Kuo LY, Hsu PT, Wu WT, Lee RP, Wang JH, Chen HW, Chen IH, Yu TC, Peng CH, Liu KL, Hsu CY, Yeh KT.
BACKGROUND: People living with dementia seem to be more likely to experience delirium following hip fracture. The association between mental disorders (MD) and hip fracture remains controversial. We conducted a nationwide study to examine the prevalence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

National report highlights benefit of collaborative care models for people with dementia
(Regenstrief Institute) A new National Academies report on benefits of collaborative care models for dementia cites research and implementation by Regenstrief Institute research scientists. Collaborative care models integrate medical and psychosocial care, delivered by a team of providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To forget or to do not forget?
(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a form of progressive dementia interfering with daily living. It is caused by the decline in the number of brain cells resulting in the deterioration of our mental abilities. One of the main reasons for the worsening brain cells condition and even the brain shrinkage are molecules having a specific structure calledβ-amyloids. They are peptides that tend to agglomerate around the nerve cells, becoming toxic and damage them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Simple snoring cure could also slash risk of dementia by more than a third, researchers say 
CPAP involves wearing a mask at night connected to a bedside machine, costing around £500, that pumps pressurised air into the throat. This stops soft tissue in the throat from collapsing during sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain health: Eat your way to better cognitive health to reduce your risk of dementia
BRAIN health is not something one worries about too much and often we take for granted. When brain health deteriorates, however, everyday tasks become nearly impossible and the risk for dementia increases. How can you eat your way to better brain health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado police accused of injuring elderly woman with dementia during arrest
Video shows Karen Garner, 73, being slammed to the ground and hog-tied. She suffered a dislocated shoulder and other injuries, her attorney said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five-Minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Alzheimer's Diagnosis Five-Minute Digital Clock Test May Speed Alzheimer's Diagnosis
A digital version of the classic clock-drawing test, which can be completed in under 5 minutes, accurately detects the beginnings of dementia. Results correlating with amyloid deposition in the brain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Want to be robust at 40-plus? Meeting minimum exercise guidelines won't cut it
(University of California - San Francisco) Young adults must step up their exercise routines to reduce their chances of developing high blood pressure or hypertension - a condition that may lead to heart attack and stroke, as well as dementia in later life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Couples and young-onset dementia: Study of coping offers hope for new interventions
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Young-onset dementia challenges couples to face a rapidly progressive terminal illness with an uncertain future. By understanding the lived experiences of couples coping with the condition, researchers identified building blocks for a novel couples-based approach to illness management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toxic gas in the brain may increase your risk of developing dementia 
A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain - hydrogen sulfide (H2S). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments
(University of Reading) A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds chest x-ray 'through glass' valuable during COVID-19
A new chest x-ray technique implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic of imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Daily chest x-rays not needed in COVID-19 patients Are physicians biased when reading black lung x-rays? Curbing daily use of chest x-ray in ICU cuts major costs Dynamic chest radiography spots lung tumor invasion Imaging leads to removal of 3-cm toy from dementia patient (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Experts link gum disease to developing Alzheimer's
BRUSHING your teeth thoroughly can lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Growing evidence links gum disease to dementia and researchers say tooth germs and bacteria fuel rogue proteins in the brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Helping healthcare systems with cardiovascular disease prevention
A practical guide has been produced - by Oxford Academic Health Science Network, the Getting It Right First Time programme and the Association of Directors of Public Health - to help healthcare systems overcome disruption to stroke, heart disease and vascular dementia prevention work. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Safeguarding adults with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic, SCIE (updated 12th April 2021)
Safeguarding adults with dementia is an important part of everyday work for providers of adult social care. This quick guide aims to support care providers and staff to safeguard people with dementia during the pandemic. There are increased concerns that, during this time, people may be more vulnerable to abuse or neglect. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia in care homes and COVID-19, SCIE (updated 12th April 2021)
People living in care homes can now receive regular indoor visits from two named visitors. Visits from other family and friends are possible using visiting pods, screens, window or outdoor visits. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia and OPMH: Guidance for Primary Care Networks and Care Homes
This document aims to equip staff working in care homes and primary care with understanding of dementia and mental health conditions. It includes structured medication review information as approved by NICE to optimise medication use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Profound loss of pleasure related to early-onset dementia
(University of Sydney) Loss of the ability to experience pleasure - or anhedonia - has been revealed as a key feature in frontotemporal dementia, in contrast to Alzheimer's disease. The findings from brain scans, believed to be a first, show grey matter deterioration in the so-called pleasure system of the brain - these regions were distinct from those implicated in depression or apathy, suggesting a possible treatment target for the early-onset dementia that affects people from 40-65 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study showing how the brain retrieves facts and may help people with memory problems
(University of York) A shared set of systems in the brain may play an important role in controlling the retrieval of facts and personal memories utilised in everyday life, new research shows.Scientists from the University of York say their findings may have relevance to memory disorders, including dementia, where problems remembering relevant information can impact on the daily life of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dementia care: Tips to communicate more effectively with a person with Alzheimer’s
DEMENTIA can gravely impact a person's self-esteem, independence and relationships. If you are a carer for a loved one with the brain disease, here are some tips to help ease communication between you both. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thomas Carmichael elected to the Association of American Physicians
Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael has been elected to the Association of American Physicians, an honor society recognizing exemplary physician-scientists who contribute to clinical medicine through the pursuit of basic science. The newly elected members for 2021 were recognized at the association ’s annual meeting, which was held virtually April 8–10.Carmichael, UCLA ’s Frances Stark Professor of Neurology, is the chair of theneurology department in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and co-director of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.In his research, ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Strategies That Help
There’s no cure for dementia-related psychosis. But there are steps you can take to help you and your loved one live with the disease and its symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Caregiver's Role
Caregivers for people with dementia-related psychosis can play a big role in a loved one’s care plan and can help provide a better quality of life for as long as possible. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recognizing the Symptoms, From Hallucinations to Delusions
Seeing signs of psychosis in a person with dementia may be harder than it seems. The first step: Asking questions of everyone involved. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Dementia-Related Psychosis?
Psychotic episodes -- like hallucinations or delusions -- related to dementia can be scary for all involved. But there are ways to diagnose and treat the condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assisted Living Centers Can Do More for Dementia Patients, Experts Say
Title: Assisted Living Centers Can Do More for Dementia Patients, Experts SayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Fighting dementia with play
(ETH Zurich) Cognitive motor training helps in the fight against Alzheimer's and dementia, as demonstrated for the first time in a study by an international team of researchers with ETH Zurich involvement. The training platform used was developed by an ETH spin-off. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) People with obstructive sleep apnea who treat their apnea with the commonly-prescribed positive airway pressure therapy were less likely to be diagnosed with dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Famed Animal Expert Jack Hanna Diagnosed With Dementia Famed Animal Expert Jack Hanna Diagnosed With Dementia
Famed animal expert Jack Hanna, beloved by many for introducing them to animals of all stripes in his TV appearances over the years, is believed to have Alzheimer's disease, according to his family.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Guidance dementia and older people ’s mental health
A new guidance document has been published by the South East Clinical Network on the topic of dementia and older people ’s mental health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Having Visual, Hearing Impairments Linked to Dementia in Elderly
Dual sensory impairment, but not single sensory impairment, associated with increased prevalence of dementia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

How Infectious Diseases Affect the Brain
From a loss of taste to dementia, infectious agents cause an array of neurological symptoms. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

Assisted Living Centers Can Do More for Dementia Patients, Experts Say
THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- U.S. assisted living facilities often have activities to keep seniors socially engaged -- but a new study says they need to ensure that residents with dementia are not left out. Researchers observed residents and staff at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Having Visual, Hearing Impairments Linked to Dementia in Elderly
THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 -- Coexisting visual and hearing impairments are associated with increased prevalence and incidence of dementia among older adults, according to a study published online April 7 in Neurology. Gihwan Byeon, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia
Title: Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 8, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Diminished Hearing, Vision Together Could Be Risk Factor for Dementia
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 8, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news