Doctors ’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Enteral Feeding and Eating Problems in Advanced Dementia
Conclusion: We found large gaps in knowledge among doctors about the use of FTs and consequences in patients with advanced dementia.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:268 –276 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - July 20, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

The Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test Is Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Acutely Hospitalized Older Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study
Conclusions: In the acute hospital setting, the 6-CIT is associated with 90-day adverse outcome and is an independent predictor of hospital length of stay, new institutionalization, and in-hospital mortality.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:259 –267 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - July 12, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Thinking-While-Moving Exercises May Improve Cognition in Elderly with Mild Cognitive Deficits: A Proof-of-Principle Study
Conclusion: Our findings indicate that (1) cognitive-motor exercises induce improved test scores, which is most prominent in elderly with only mild cognitive deficits, and (2) cognitive-motor exercises induce altered visuomotor behavior and slight improvements in measures of general cognition.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:248 –258 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - July 11, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Impact of the Sonas Programme on Communication over a Period of 24 Weeks in People with Moderate-to-Severe Dementia
Conclusion: Communication abilities increased with the time of the intervention, but the peak was achieved after 16 weeks, after which the effect levelled out. This suggest that the Sonas programme should be used for a period of at least 16 weeks before evaluating its effect.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:238 –247 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - June 21, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Mild Cognitive Impairment Reversion and Progression: Rates and Predictors in Community-Living Older Persons in the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies Cohort
Conclusion: In this relatively younger population, there were higher rates of MCI reversion and lower rates of MCI progression which were predicted by the positive effects of LTA and a higher MMSE score as well as by the deleterious effect of the metabolic syndrome and diabetes.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:226 –237 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - June 20, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Clinical Utility of the Cognitive Test for Severe Dementia: Factor Analysis, Minimal Detectable Change, and Longitudinal Changes
Conclusion: Our results indicate that the CTSD could provide a reliable outcome measure in severe dementia.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:214 –225 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - June 7, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Severity of Depressive Symptoms and Volume of Superior Temporal Gyrus in People Who Visit a Memory Clinic Unaccompanied
Conclusion: Our results suggest that depressive symptoms of UA subjects demonstrated by the relatively high levels of CES-D scores were primary, because of the inverse association with the normalized volume of bilateral STG. Thus, focusing on the depressive symptoms may be a suitable approach to satisfy potential medical needs of UA subjects with or without memory impairment.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:207 –213 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - May 31, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Neuroimaging Characteristics of Small-Vessel Disease in Older Adults with Normal Cognition, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer Disease
Conclusions: These results suggest an association between severity of vascular brain lesions and neurodegeneration.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:199 –206 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - May 16, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

The Economic Impact of New Therapeutic Interventions on Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) Symptom Scores in Patients with Alzheimer Disease
Conclusion: Treatments that influence specific symptoms within the overall NPI have the potential to improve patient outcomes in a cost-effective way. This model is a useful tool for evaluating target product profiles of drugs with effect on NPI symptoms in early stages of development.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:158 –173 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - April 26, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of MLC601 in Patients with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer Disease: An Extension 4-Year Follow-Up Study
Conclusion: The efficacy of treating AD patients with MLC601 over 4 years has been demonstrated in the present study. Overall, it seems that the safety and efficacy of MLC601 is promising compared to currently prescribed treatments.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:174 –179 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - April 26, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Imaging Care Requirements: Use of Functional Neuroimaging to Predict Dementia Caregiver Burden
Conclusion: Caregiver burden is strongly related to the extent of frontal or right-predominant parietal or temporal lobe dysfunction. Regional abnormality on perfusion imaging can be used to facilitate identification of individuals who are likely to create a high burden on caregivers.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:180 –189 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - April 26, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Driving Cessation in Patients Attending a Young-Onset Dementia Clinic: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Conclusions: YOD diagnosis, female gender, and impairment in praxis have a higher probability for driving cessation in those under 65 years of age with cognitive impairment.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:190 –198 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - April 26, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

The Link between Potassium and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Mexican-Americans
Conclusion: Our finding suggested a link between serum potassium levels and a diagnosis of MCI in Mexican-Americans. The results of this study support a previous research which has suggested that the risk factors for MCI may vary by ethnicity.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:151 –157 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - April 24, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Frontal White Matter Hyperintensity Is Associated with Verbal Aggressiveness in Elderly Women with Alzheimer Disease and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment
Conclusion: The current results indicated that PVH in the frontal lobe was independently associated with verbal aggressiveness.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:138 –150 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - April 11, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Caregiver Burden in Semantic Dementia with Right- and Left-Sided Predominant Cerebral Atrophy and in Behavioral-Variant Frontotemporal Dementia
Conclusion: Caregiver burden was highest in the bvFTD group, comparatively high in the SD (R #x3e; L) group, and lowest in the SD (L #x3e; R) group. Adequate support and intervention for caregivers should be tailored to differences in caregiver burden between these patient groups.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:128 –137 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - April 6, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Application of the DSM-5 Criteria for Major Neurocognitive Disorder to Vascular MCI Patients
Conclusion: We provide rules for the DSM-5 criteria for major NCD based on cognitive and functional changes over time, and define psychometric thresholds for clinically significant worsening to be used in longitudinal studies. According to these operationalized criteria, one-third of the MCI patients with SVD progressed to major NCD after 2 years, but only within the multiple-domain subtypes.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:104 –116 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - March 29, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Time from Symptom Debut to Dementia Assessment by the Specialist Healthcare Service in Norway
Conclusion: The findings may perhaps be explained by the hypothesis that highly educated people may be able to compensate better for cognitive impairment, which is in line with a hypothesis of cognitive reserve.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:117 –127 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - March 27, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Saudi Arabia: A Community-Based Study
Conclusion: Prevalence of MCI and dementia in Saudi Arabia using MoCA were in the upper range compared to developed and developing countries. The high rate of risk factors for cognitive impairment in Saudi Arabia is contributing to this finding.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:98 –103 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - March 20, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

ABC Dementia Scale: A Quick Assessment Tool for Determining Alzheimer ’s Disease Severity
Conclusion: Our results demonstrate the ABC-DS to have good validity and reliability, and its usefulness in busy clinical settings.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:85 –97 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - March 15, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Rivastigmine Improves Appetite by Increasing the Plasma Acyl/Des-Acyl Ghrelin Ratio and Cortisol in Alzheimer Disease
Conclusions: Our results suggest that compared with donepezil, rivastigmine has the advantage of improving appetite by increasing the acyl/des-acyl ghrelin ratio and cortisol level, thereby preventing weight loss.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:77 –84 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - March 13, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Cognitive Blackouts in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer ’s Dementia
Discussion: The CCB may be a helpful screening tool for the early recognition of AD.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:72 –76 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - February 27, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Automatic MRI Quantifying Methods in Behavioral-Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Diagnosis
Conclusion: VOL, VBM, and their combination are effective in differential diagnostics between bvFTD and AD or SMC. However, MRI atrophy profiles for bvFTD and LBD are too similar for a reliable differentiation with the quantification methods tested in this study.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:51 –59 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - February 23, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

An Estimate of Attributable Cases of Alzheimer Disease and Vascular Dementia due to Modifiable Risk Factors: The Impact of Primary Prevention in Europe and in Italy
Conclusion: A relevant reduction of AD and VaD cases in Europe and Italy could be obtained through primary prevention.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:60 –71 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - February 21, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

High Incidence of Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Slovenia in 2015: A Case Series
Conclusions: The incidence of sCJD was considerably higher in 2015. It reflects fluctuations in sporadic cases of this rare disease. The rising trend might indicate a previous underestimation and better recognition of the disease.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:42 –50 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - February 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Delirium, Frailty, and Fast-Track Surgery in Oncogeriatrics: Is There a Link?
Conclusions: Only few procedure-specific studies have examined the impact of FTS for colorectal cancer on POD. This is the first study to investigate the risk factors for POD, in a vulnerable octogenarian oncogeriatric population submitted to FTS surgery and frailty stratification.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:33 –41 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - February 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Impairment of the Missing Fundamental Phenomenon in Individuals with Alzheimer ’s Disease: A Neuropsychological and Voxel-Based Morphometric Study
Conclusions: These results suggest that impairments in the MFP represent a manifestation of the degeneration of auditory-related brain regions in AD. Further studies are required to more fully elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying auditory impairments in patients with AD and related dementia disorders.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:23 –32 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - February 1, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Lexical Retrieval or Semantic Knowledge Which One Causes Naming Errors in Patients with Mild and Moderate Alzheimer ’s Disease
Conclusion: Anomia in the initial phase of Alzheimer ’s disease is due to problems in lexical retrieval; however, as the disease advances, in addition to lexical retrieval problems, conceptual knowledge causes naming problems.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:419 –429 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - January 29, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Verbal or Visual Memory Score and Regional Cerebral Blood Flow in Alzheimer Disease
Conclusion: The posterior medial cortices (PMC) are very important areas in episodic memory among patients with mild AD. Verbal memory is more closely related to the both sides of the PMC, while visual memory is more closely related to the right PMC.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:1 –11 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - January 23, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Assessment of Dementia in Individuals with Dual Sensory Loss: Application of a Tactile Test Battery
Conclusion: The findings from this study of applying tactile tests for cognitive examination in individuals with DSL are promising. They indicate that symptoms of dementia can be differentiated from symptoms related to DSL.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:12 –22 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - January 23, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

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Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - January 4, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Decreased Muscle Strength and Quality in Diabetes-Related Dementia
Conclusion: Subjects with DrD showed decreased muscle strength and quality, but not muscle mass, and had a low gait speed.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:454 –462 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - December 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Hearing Impairment, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies
Conclusions: The meta-analysis showed that hearing impairment is associated with a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia among older adults.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:440 –452 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - December 21, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Measuring Electrodermal Activity to Improve the Identification of Agitation in Individuals with Dementia
Conclusion: A sensor measuring EDA can support early detection of agitation in persons with dementia.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:430 –439 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - December 6, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

The Effect of Motion Artifacts on Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Data and Proposal of a Video-NIRS System
Conclusion: Like the blood oxygen level-dependent imaging effect in functional MRI, the deoxy-Hb concentration will decrease if the data correctly reflect the change in neural activity. The video-NIRS system might be useful to collect NIRS data by recording the waveforms and the subject ’s appearance simultaneously.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:406 –418 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - November 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Lexical Retrieval or Semantic Knowledge? Which One Causes Naming Errors in Patients with Mild and Moderate Alzheimer ’s Disease?
Conclusion: Anomia in the initial phase of Alzheimer ’s disease is due to problems in lexical retrieval; however, as the disease advances, in addition to lexical retrieval problems, conceptual knowledge causes naming problems.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:419 –429 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - November 30, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Gustatory Dysfunction as an Early Symptom of Semantic Dementia
Conclusions: Gustatory dysfunction at both the sensory and semantic levels may be among the early symptoms of SD. Although patients with SD had difficulty detecting sweet tastes, they more easily recognized these tastes than others, which may explain their strong preference for sweets.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:395 –405 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - November 23, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Fear of Falling and Cognitive Impairments in Elderly People with Hip Fractures
Conclusion: Our results suggested that more than two-thirds of patients with hip fractures had dementia. Fear of falling may reflect not only physical functions but also cognitive impairments.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:386 –394 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - November 15, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Cerebrospinal Fluid S100B and Alzheimer ’s Disease Biomarkers in Hip Fracture Patients with Delirium
Conclusions: CSF S100B was elevated in patients with incident delirium who also had pathological levels of the Alzheimer disease biomarker P-tau, suggesting vulnerability caused by a preexisting process of astrocytic activation and tau pathology.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:374 –385 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - November 9, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Longitudinal Changes in Performance on Cognitive Screening Tests in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease
Conclusions: The SPMT can be a useful tool for effectively observing changes during follow-up of MCI and AD patients.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:366 –373 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - November 9, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: Correlates and Impact on Caregiver Distress
Conclusion: BPSD are universally present, bear correlates with dementia type and severity, and cause significant caregiver distress.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:354 –365 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - November 1, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Assessing Capacity in the Elderly: Comparing the MoCA with a Novel Computerized Battery of Executive Function
Conclusions: The brief computerized battery should be used in conjunction with standard tests such as the MoCA in order to differentiate cognitively intact from cognitively impaired older adults.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:249 –256 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Clinical Spectrum, Risk Factors, and Behavioral Abnormalities among Dementia Subtypes in a North Indian Population: A Hospital-Based Study
Conclusions: This large hospital-based study provides a distribution pattern and clinical spectrum of dementia subtypes in a North Indian population.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:257 –273 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Comparison of Central, Ambulatory, Home and Office Blood Pressure Measurement as Risk Markers for Mild Cognitive Impairment in Hypertensive Patients
Conclusions: The correlation of central BP with target organ damage (MCI) is as good as for the other types of measurements of BP (home and ambulatory). Office BP seems to be the poorest marker for the assessment of target organ damage.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:274 –282 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Cognitive Deficits in Chronic Stroke Patients: Neuropsychological Assessment, Depression, and Self-Reports
Conclusion: Cognitive impairment occurs frequently even in patients in a chronic phase after stroke and predicts symptoms of depression. Using the Stroke Impact Scale, clinicians should be aware of low sensitivity of self-reported cognitive function.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:283 –296 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Influence of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Depression, and Anxiety on the Quality of Life of Patients with Parkinson Disease
Conclusions: MCI, anxiety, depression, and age decrease QoL in patients with PD. NPS has the main influence in the prediction of QoL in patients with PD, whereas MCI is only of minor importance.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:297 –308 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Cerebrospinal Fluid Phosphate in Delirium after Hip Fracture
Conclusion: Patients with delirium superimposed on dementia have elevated phosphate levels.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:309 –317 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Montreal Cognitive Assessment in a 63- to 65-year-old Norwegian Cohort from the General Population: Data from the Akershus Cardiac Examination 1950 Study
Conclusions: Approximately 50% scored below the cut-off score of 26 points, suggesting that the cut-off score may have been set too high to distinguish normal cognitive function from MCI. Educational level had a significant impact on MoCA scores.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:318 –327 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Advance Directives as Support of Autonomy for Persons with Dementia A Pilot Study among Persons with Dementia and Their Informal Caregivers
Conclusion: It is necessary to optimize structures for public information and education concerning the topic of advance directives for persons with dementia.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:328 –338 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

The Cognitive Telephone Screening Instrument (COGTEL): A Brief, Reliable, and Valid Tool for Capturing Interindividual Differences in Cognitive Functioning in Epidemiological and Aging Studies
Conclusion: The present analyses suggest COGTEL as a brief, reliable, and valid instrument for capturing interindividual differences in cognitive functioning in epidemiological and aging studies, with the advantage of covering more cognitive domains than traditional screening tools such as the MMSE, as well as differentiating between individual performance levels, in healthy older adults.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2017;7:339 –345 (Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Dementia and Hospital Readmission Rates: A Systematic Review
We examined articles in English, with no restrictions on publication dates, from Medline, PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and EMBASE. Keywords used weredementia,Alzheimer disease,frontotemporal lobar degeneration,elderly,frontotemporal dementia,executive function,brain atrophy,frontal lobe atrophy,cognitive impairment,readmission,readmit,rehospitalization,patient discharge, andreturn visit. Of 404 abstracts identified, 77 articles were retrieved; 12 were included. Four of 5 cohort studies showed significantly increased readmission rates in patients with dementia. On average the absolute increase above the comparison groups was f...
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - October 25, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research