Suicide among persons with dementia, Georgia, 2013 to 2016 [USA] - Annor FB, Bayakly RA, Morrison RA, Bryan MJ, Gilbert LK, Ivey-Stephenson AZ, Holland KM, Simon TR.
This study examined the characteristics, precipitants, and risk factors for suicide among persons with dementia. METHODS:: Data fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Independent evaluation of The Guinness Partnership's dementia project
The Housing LIN was commissioned by The Guinness Partnership to undertake an independent evaluation of the progress made in becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation. Guinness implemented a two year project in 2015 to take forward developments, initially in two pilot areas of Havant and Manchester with a view to rolling out successful approaches more broadly (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroscientists pinpoint genes tied to dementia
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA-led research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia -- an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt the course of the disease. The findings appear Dec. 3 in the journal Nature Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Monthly announcement of national dementia diagnosis rate
National dementia diagnosis rates (DDR) for September and October 2018 can be found on the NHS Digital website. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Music Intervention Improves Apathy in Residents With Dementia
In addition to improving communication ability, a 12-week music intervention relieved apathy among older residents with dementia in a nursing facility in the People ’s Republic of China. By comparison, the control group demonstrated similar or worsened effects in the same symptoms of apathy, including “decreased goal-oriented motor behavior, decreased goal-oriented cognition, and decreased affective reaction.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Ellis Source Type: news

Primary Care Tests Flunk for Classifying Dementia
(MedPage Today) -- Study shows biases in widely-used quick screens (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - November 30, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Brain Imaging May Help Predict Dementia Years Before Symptoms Brain Imaging May Help Predict Dementia Years Before Symptoms
Diffusion-weighted magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) can help identify older adults who will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Alzheimer Disease | Medscape Alzheimer Disease | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on Alzheimer Disease. Recognize the causes of Alzheimer Disease and signs of Alzheimer Disease, including dementia. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Three Common Dementia Screens Faulty, Inaccurate Three Common Dementia Screens Faulty, Inaccurate
Three widely used brief cognitive assessment tests appear to be faulty and often yield false negative or false positive results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Midlife Lung Disease Linked to Later Dementia Midlife Lung Disease Linked to Later Dementia
A study of more than 14,000 middle-aged people who were followed for 23 years reveals an association between COPD or restrictive lung disease and risk for mild cognitive impairment or dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dementia Often Misclassified With Brief Cognitive Assessments
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 -- When using brief cognitive assessments, dementia is often misclassified, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in Neurology Clinical Practice. Janice M. Ranson, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gun ownership and dementia: A growing concern
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Doctors' Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: Study
Title: Doctors' Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 29, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

'Dad's dementia broke me and I find him hard to love'
Hayley, 25, describes her dad as being a different person since he was diagnosed two years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors' Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: Study
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- Fast tests designed to help primary care doctors rapidly spot dementia in their elderly patients often get it wrong, a new British report contends. The finding concerns three widely used quick dementia tests: the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can lifelike baby dolls reduce symptoms of anxiety, agitation, or aggression for people with dementia in long-term care? Findings from a pilot randomised controlled trial - Moyle W, Murfield J, Jones C, Beattie E, Draper B, Ownsworth T.
OBJECTIVES: To compare a lifelike baby doll intervention for reducing anxiety, agitation, and aggression in older people with dementia in long-term care (LTC), with usual facility care; and explore the perceptions of care staff about doll therapy. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Can folic acid supplements slow cognitive decline?
QUESTION: I've heard that folic acid supplements can improve cognitive function in older adults. Could those with Alzheimer's disease also benefit from folic acid? ANSWER: There's no conclusive evidence that?folic acid supplements?improve cognitive function in older adults or in people with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. Blood levels of folate are classified as [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Puppies bring joy to dementia patients
The duo who brought the patients the surprise puppies wanted them to know they're loved — especially during the holidays (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risks of Trazodone Similar to Those of Atypical Antipsychotics
Among older adults with dementia, rates of falls, fracture similar, but mortality rate lower (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Lung disease may increase dementia risk
New research uncovers another potential risk factor for dementia and, more generally, for cognitive impairment, namely having a lung disease in midlife. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary System Source Type: news

Risks of Trazodone Similar to Those of Atypical Antipsychotics
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- For older adults with dementia, trazodone is associated with a comparable risk for falls and fractures as that of atypical antipsychotics, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in CMAJ, the Journal of the Canadian... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Be warned: Older adults who take PPIs have a 44% increased risk of developing dementia
(Natural News) Millions of Americans are coping with gastroesophageal reflux disease, and proton pump inhibitors are one of the most popular drugs for treating it. In years past, some 15 million people in the United States were taking a prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to treat their gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The drugs work by reducing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global organizations support emerging leaders changing brain health and dementia landscape
(Alzheimer's Association) Three leading organizations in Alzheimer's disease have joined forces to address this growing public health crisis. The Alzheimer's Association, the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), and the UK-based Alzheimer's Society have united to support emerging scientists in brain health and dementia through a competitive funding program - The Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Falls risk just as high with trazodone as antipsychotics
Trazodone similarly risky as antipsychotics for falls and major fractures, in elderly with dementia Related items fromOnMedica Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries in Alzheimer's disease Hospitals must do more to prevent inpatient falls Risk of falls increases sharply in women during midlife Vitamin D supplements really don ’t stave off falls or boost bone mineral density (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trazadone has similar risk of falls and major fractures in seniors with dementia compared with antipsychotics
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - November 26, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Trazadone linked to more falls, major fractures in dementia patients
A drug used to fight antipsychotic behavior in dementia patients has the same dangerous side effects, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Margaret Canavan – a true health hero
UNISON member Margaret Canavan (above centre) is officially a health hero after being named ‘operational support worker of the year’ at the Our Health Heroes awards in London. Affectionately known as Mags, Margaret is a ward housekeeper at Belfast City Hospital and has worked in the NHS for over 25 years. In her current role, Mags helped to turn a disused space into a warm and vibrant activity room for patients with dementia and delirium and spent many hours of her own time turning her vision into a reality. She received her award at the third annual Our Health Heroes from UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article health health care NHS one team for patient care our health Our Health Heroes support staff Source Type: news

Woman 'dies from a rare form of dementia' decades after catching it from her own BABY while pregnant
The rare case was uncovered by a team of medics at the Danish Reference Centre for Prion Diseases in Copenhagen University Hospital. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's may soon be treated with HIV drugs
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer's is 'recombined' using the same enzyme found in HIV. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- An experimental Alzheimer's disease vaccine shows promise in animal tests, and researchers say it could have the potential to reduce dementia cases by half. In mice created to develop Alzheimer's, the vaccine triggered an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Key Strategies When Caring for a Loved One With Dementia
Title: Key Strategies When Caring for a Loved One With DementiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - November 26, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Trazadone associated with similar risk of falls and major fractures as antipsychotics in seniors with dementia
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) As physicians attempt to decrease antipsychotic use in seniors with dementia, they need to be aware that trazadone, frequently used as an alternative, is associated with a similar risk of falls and major fractures as atypical antipsychotics, according to new research in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Few laws to address growing issue of elderly gun owners with dementia
(American Osteopathic Association) Researchers report that 27 percent of people 65 and older own one or more firearms, and 37 percent live in a home with a firearm present. One study of patients with dementia or related mental health issues revealed 18 percent lived in a home with one or more firearms. Of that group, 37 percent had delusions and 17 percent had documented hallucinations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung disease in middle age may be a risk factor for dementia later in life
(American Thoracic Society) Middle-aged adults with lung disease may be at greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle-aged Britons replacing the young as the nation ’s 'problem alcohol drinkers'
Experts warn that the UK's ‘baby boomer’ generation is in denial over alcohol, with dementia, cancer and liver disease on the rise as a result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thrombectomy to be offered up to 24h after onset of stroke
NICE recommends procedure in new draft guideline Related items fromOnMedica Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Stroke deaths falling in Europe, overall Diagnosing a transient ischaemic attack One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Having a stroke doubles dementia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does forgetfulness indicate you'll develop dementia?
Just about everyone misplaces cellphones or house keys now and then. But how much forgetfulness is normal? Does forgetfulness indicate that you'll develop dementia later in life? Dr. Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, has insight into what absentmindedness means for your future. https://youtu.be/zzD8blp6V9w Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Key Strategies When Caring for a Loved One With Dementia
SUNDAY, Nov. 25, 2018 -- People caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia should focus on four main safety issues, an expert says. Nearly 6 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Keeping cholesterol low could reduce Alzheimer's risks, study suggests
Scientists at Washington University, St Louis, and UC San Francisco found that nine gene variants raise he risks of high cholesterol and Alzheimer's. Controlling fat may help avoid dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: How to make your home dementia friendly and provide comfortable care
DEMENTIA can make daily activities and even simple tasks challenging, so the right kind of care is paramount. Here ’s how to make you or your loved one’s home dementia friendly. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it feasible to deliver a complex intervention to improve the outcome of falls in people with dementia? A protocol for the DIFRID feasibility study - Allan LM, Wheatley A, Flynn E, Smith A, Fox C, Howel D, Barber R, Homer TM, Robinson L, Parry SW, Corner L, Connolly JA, Rochester L, Bamford C.
BACKGROUND: People with dementia (PWD) experience ten times as many incident falls as people without dementia. Little is known about how best to deliver services to people with dementia following a fall. We used an integrated, mixed-methods approach to dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Non-pharmacological interventions for agitation/aggressive behaviour in patients with dementia: a randomized controlled crossover trial - Dimitriou TD, Verykouki E, Papatriantafyllou J, Konsta A, Kazis D, Tsolaki M.
Agitation/aggressive behaviour is a common behavioural and psychological symptom in people with dementia (PwD), occurring with a frequency of between 13-50.4% according to recent studies, and the rate increases as the severity of cognitive decline increase... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could managing cholesterol prevent Alzheimer's?
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer's to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Walking Speed, Cognitive Function, and Dementia Risk Walking Speed, Cognitive Function, and Dementia Risk
Is slower walking speed and a greater decline in speed over time associated with a greater risk of developing dementia? How might cognition and walking speed influence one another?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's vaccine draws closer
Building on more than a decade of scientific research, a recent paper brings us one step closer to developing a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 -- Arterial stiffness may predict dementia risk, independent of subclinical brain damage, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Chendi Cui, from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DTI-MRI offers window into Alzheimer's risk
Diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) could become a valuable way to assess a person's...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links lifestyle factors to stroke, dementia risk MRI can aid diagnosis of major depressive disorder MRI ties high blood pressure to dementia risk DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science' (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dementia in Indian Country
Blog post from the Indian Health Service (IHS) on dementia. Dementia incidence is high among Native American and Alaska Native people. Tools to evaluate and test for dementia were not developed for tribal populations. Because the average life expectancy used to be much shorter, dementia is a relatively new problem that tribes may not have the language or understanding to describe. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 21, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Music may improve mood in adults with Dementia
(Wiley) In a Geriatrics& Gerontology International study of 51 individuals living with dementia who attended community-based adult day health centers, behavioral observations of a music intervention showed a positive change in mood and a decrease in agitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia
Diet tested on mice proves more beneficial in some cases than restricting caloriesA new study that found a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet led to improved brain health in mice has sparked hopes carbohydrates could help ward off dementia.Researchers at Sydney University ’s Charles Perkins Centre fed the mice complex carbohydrates derived from starch, and casein protein, which is found in cheese and milk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Luke Henriques-Gomes Tags: Dementia Diets and dieting Health Alzheimer's Sydney Medical research Australia news Source Type: news