An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.
An imprecise term referring to dementia associated with CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS, including CEREBRAL INFARCTION (single or multiple), and conditions associated with chronic BRAIN ISCHEMIA. Diffuse, cortical, and subcortical subtypes have been described. (From Gerontol Geriatr 1998 Feb;31(1):36-44)
A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)
Loss of higher cortical functions with retained awareness due to multiple cortical or subcortical CEREBRAL INFARCTION. Memory, judgment, attention span, and impulse control are often impaired, and may be accompanied by PSEUDOBULBAR PALSY; HEMIPARESIS; reflex abnormalities, and other signs of localized neurologic dysfunction. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1060)
A neurodegenerative disease characterized by dementia, mild parkinsonism, and fluctuations in attention and alertness. The neuropsychiatric manifestations tend to precede the onset of bradykinesia, MUSCLE RIGIDITY, and other extrapyramidal signs. DELUSIONS and visual HALLUCINATIONS are relatively frequent in this condition. Histologic examination reveals LEWY BODIES in the CEREBRAL CORTEX and BRAIN STEM. SENILE PLAQUES and other pathologic features characteristic of ALZHEIMER DISEASE may also be present. (From Neurology 1997;48:376-380; Neurology 1996;47:1113-1124)
A neurologic condition associated with the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and characterized by impaired concentration and memory, slowness of hand movements, ATAXIA, incontinence, apathy, and gait difficulties associated with HIV-1 viral infection of the central nervous system. Pathologic examination of the brain reveals white matter rarefaction, perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes, foamy macrophages, and multinucleated giant cells. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp760-1; N Engl J Med, 1995 Apr 6;332(14):934-40)
Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.
Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.
A prodromal phase of cognitive decline that may precede the emergence of ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other dementias. It may include impairment of cognition, such as impairments in language, visuospatial awareness, ATTENTION and MEMORY.
Decrease in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or multiple organs, associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as abnormal cellular changes, ischemia, malnutrition, or hormonal changes.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.
Intracytoplasmic, eosinophilic, round to elongated inclusions found in vacuoles of injured or fragmented neurons. The presence of Lewy bodies is the histological marker of the degenerative changes in LEWY BODY DISEASE and PARKINSON DISEASE but they may be seen in other neurological conditions. They are typically found in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but they are also seen in the basal forebrain, hypothalamic nuclei, and neocortex.
Microtubule-associated proteins that are mainly expressed in neurons. Tau proteins constitute several isoforms and play an important role in the assembly of tubulin monomers into microtubules and in maintaining the cytoskeleton and axonal transport. Aggregation of specific sets of tau proteins in filamentous inclusions is the common feature of intraneuronal and glial fibrillar lesions (NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; NEUROPIL THREADS) in numerous neurodegenerative disorders (ALZHEIMER DISEASE; TAUOPATHIES).
A progressive, degenerative neurologic disease characterized by a TREMOR that is maximal at rest, retropulsion (i.e. a tendency to fall backwards), rigidity, stooped posture, slowness of voluntary movements, and a masklike facial expression. Pathologic features include loss of melanin containing neurons in the substantia nigra and other pigmented nuclei of the brainstem. LEWY BODIES are present in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but may also be found in a related condition (LEWY BODY DISEASE, DIFFUSE) characterized by dementia in combination with varying degrees of parkinsonism. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1059, pp1067-75)
Heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by frontal and temporal lobe atrophy associated with neuronal loss, gliosis, and dementia. Patients exhibit progressive changes in social, behavioral, and/or language function. Multiple subtypes or forms are recognized based on presence or absence of TAU PROTEIN inclusions. FTLD includes three clinical syndromes: FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA, semantic dementia, and PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE NONFLUENT APHASIA.
Abnormal structures located in various parts of the brain and composed of dense arrays of paired helical filaments (neurofilaments and microtubules). These double helical stacks of transverse subunits are twisted into left-handed ribbon-like filaments that likely incorporate the following proteins: (1) the intermediate filaments: medium- and high-molecular-weight neurofilaments; (2) the microtubule-associated proteins map-2 and tau; (3) actin; and (4) UBIQUITINS. As one of the hallmarks of ALZHEIMER DISEASE, the neurofibrillary tangles eventually occupy the whole of the cytoplasm in certain classes of cell in the neocortex, hippocampus, brain stem, and diencephalon. The number of these tangles, as seen in post mortem histology, correlates with the degree of dementia during life. Some studies suggest that tangle antigens leak into the systemic circulation both in the course of normal aging and in cases of Alzheimer disease.
A major and the second most common isoform of apolipoprotein E. In humans, Apo E4 differs from APOLIPOPROTEIN E3 at only one residue 112 (cysteine is replaced by arginine), and exhibits a lower resistance to denaturation and greater propensity to form folded intermediates. Apo E4 is a risk factor for ALZHEIMER DISEASE and CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.
Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.
Disturbances in registering an impression, in the retention of an acquired impression, or in the recall of an impression. Memory impairments are associated with DEMENTIA; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ENCEPHALITIS; ALCOHOLISM (see also ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER); SCHIZOPHRENIA; and other conditions.
A rare form of DEMENTIA that is sometimes familial. Clinical features include APHASIA; APRAXIA; CONFUSION; ANOMIA; memory loss; and personality deterioration. This pattern is consistent with the pathologic findings of circumscribed atrophy of the poles of the FRONTAL LOBE and TEMPORAL LOBE. Neuronal loss is maximal in the HIPPOCAMPUS, entorhinal cortex, and AMYGDALA. Some ballooned cortical neurons contain argentophylic (Pick) bodies. (From Brain Pathol 1998 Apr;8(2):339-54; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1057-9)
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
A feeling of restlessness associated with increased motor activity. This may occur as a manifestation of nervous system drug toxicity or other conditions.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Geriatric long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
Observable manifestations of impaired psychological functioning.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Drugs that inhibit cholinesterases. The neurotransmitter ACETYLCHOLINE is rapidly hydrolyzed, and thereby inactivated, by cholinesterases. When cholinesterases are inhibited, the action of endogenously released acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses is potentiated. Cholinesterase inhibitors are widely used clinically for their potentiation of cholinergic inputs to the gastrointestinal tract and urinary bladder, the eye, and skeletal muscles; they are also used for their effects on the heart and the central nervous system.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Moving oneself through space while confused or otherwise cognitively impaired. Patterns include akathisia, exhibiting neuroleptic-induced pacing and restlessness; exit seekers who are often newly admitted institution residents who try to open locked exit doors; self-stimulators who perform other activities such as turning doorknobs, in addition to continuous pacing; and modelers who shadow other pacers.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Lower lateral part of the cerebral hemisphere responsible for auditory, olfactory, and semantic processing. It is located inferior to the lateral fissure and anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE.
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
The caring for individuals in institutions and their adaptation to routines characteristic of the institutional environment, and/or their loss of adaptation to life outside the institution.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Peptides generated from AMYLOID BETA-PEPTIDES PRECURSOR. An amyloid fibrillar form of these peptides is the major component of amyloid plaques found in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and in aged individuals with trisomy 21 (DOWN SYNDROME). The peptide is found predominantly in the nervous system, but there have been reports of its presence in non-neural tissue.
Accumulations of extracellularly deposited AMYLOID FIBRILS within tissues.
Postmortem examination of the body.
Drugs used to specifically facilitate learning or memory, particularly to prevent the cognitive deficits associated with dementias. These drugs act by a variety of mechanisms. While no potent nootropic drugs have yet been accepted for general use, several are being actively investigated.
Long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.
The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.
The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.
The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).
A progressive form of dementia characterized by the global loss of language abilities and initial preservation of other cognitive functions. Fluent and nonfluent subtypes have been described. Eventually a pattern of global cognitive dysfunction, similar to ALZHEIMER DISEASE, emerges. Pathologically, there are no Alzheimer or PICK DISEASE like changes, however, spongiform changes of cortical layers II and III are present in the TEMPORAL LOBE and FRONTAL LOBE. (From Brain 1998 Jan;121(Pt 1):115-26)
Hereditary and sporadic conditions which are characterized by progressive nervous system dysfunction. These disorders are often associated with atrophy of the affected central or peripheral nervous system structures.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Nursing care of the aged patient given in the home, the hospital, or special institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, etc.
A degenerative disease of the central nervous system characterized by balance difficulties; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS (supranuclear ophthalmoplegia); DYSARTHRIA; swallowing difficulties; and axial DYSTONIA. Onset is usually in the fifth decade and disease progression occurs over several years. Pathologic findings include neurofibrillary degeneration and neuronal loss in the dorsal MESENCEPHALON; SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS; RED NUCLEUS; pallidum; dentate nucleus; and vestibular nuclei. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1076-7)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
A disorder characterized by CONFUSION; inattentiveness; disorientation; ILLUSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity. It may result from toxic/metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp411-2)
Cognitive disorders including delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. These may be the result of substance use, trauma, or other causes.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
A spectrum of pathological conditions of impaired blood flow in the brain. They can involve vessels (ARTERIES or VEINS) in the CEREBRUM, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Major categories include INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; and others.
A scale comprising 18 symptom constructs chosen to represent relatively independent dimensions of manifest psychopathology. The initial intended use was to provide more efficient assessment of treatment response in clinical psychopharmacology research; however, the scale was readily adapted to other uses. (From Hersen, M. and Bellack, A.S., Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques, p. 87)
Lack of emotion or emotional expression; a disorder of motivation that persists over time.
Complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory.
A class of protein components which can be found in several lipoproteins including HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS; VERY-LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS; and CHYLOMICRONS. Synthesized in most organs, Apo E is important in the global transport of lipids and cholesterol throughout the body. Apo E is also a ligand for LDL receptors (RECEPTORS, LDL) that mediates the binding, internalization, and catabolism of lipoprotein particles in cells. There are several allelic isoforms (such as E2, E3, and E4). Deficiency or defects in Apo E are causes of HYPERLIPOPROTEINEMIA TYPE III.
The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.
Subjectively experienced sensations in the absence of an appropriate stimulus, but which are regarded by the individual as real. They may be of organic origin or associated with MENTAL DISORDERS.
A housing and health care alternative combining independence with personal care. It provides a combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs, both scheduled and unscheduled, of those who need help with activities of daily living. (www.alfa.org)
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
AMANTADINE derivative that has some dopaminergic effects. It has been proposed as an antiparkinson agent.
A cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form. This condition is caused by diseases which affect the language areas of the dominant hemisphere. Clinical features are used to classify the various subtypes of this condition. General categories include receptive, expressive, and mixed forms of aphasia.
The observable response of a man or animal to a situation.
An increase number of repeats of a genomic, tandemly repeated DNA sequence from one generation to the next.
Phenyl esters of carbamic acid or of N-substituted carbamic acids. Structures are similar to PHENYLUREA COMPOUNDS with a carbamate in place of the urea.

Assessment of competence to complete advance directives: validation of a patient centred approach. (1/3586)

OBJECTIVE: To develop a patient centred approach for the assessment of competence to complete advance directives ("living wills") of elderly people with cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews. SETTING: Oxfordshire. SUBJECTS: 50 elderly volunteers living in the community, and 50 patients with dementia on first referral from primary care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Psychometric properties of competence assessment. RESULTS: This patient centred approach for assessing competence to complete advance directives can discriminate between elderly persons living in the community and elderly patients with dementia. The procedure has good interrater (r=0.95) and test-retest (r=0.97) reliability. Validity was examined by relating this approach with a global assessment of competence to complete an advance directive made by two of us (both specialising in old age psychiatry). The data were also used to determine the best threshold score for discriminating between those competent and those incompetent to complete an advance directive. CONCLUSION: A patient centred approach to assess competence to complete advance directives can be reliably and validly used in routine clinical practice.  (+info)

Disrupted temporal lobe connections in semantic dementia. (2/3586)

Semantic dementia refers to the variant of frontotemporal dementia in which there is progressive semantic deterioration and anomia in the face of relative preservation of other language and cognitive functions. Structural imaging and SPECT studies of such patients have suggested that the site of damage, and by inference the region critical to semantic processing, is the anterolateral temporal lobe, especially on the left. Recent functional imaging studies of normal participants have revealed a network of areas involved in semantic tasks. The present study used PET to examine the consequences of focal damage to the anterolateral temporal cortex for the operation of this semantic network. We measured PET activation associated with a semantic decision task relative to a visual decision task in four patients with semantic dementia compared with six age-matched normal controls. Normals activated a network of regions consistent with previous studies. The patients activated some areas consistently with the normals, including some regions of significant atrophy, but showed substantially reduced activity particularly in the left posterior inferior temporal gyrus (iTG) (Brodmann area 37/19). Voxel-based morphometry, used to identify the regions of structural deficit, revealed significant anterolateral temporal atrophy (especially on the left), but no significant structural damage to the posterior inferior temporal lobe. Other evidence suggests that the left posterior iTG is critically involved in lexical-phonological retrieval: the lack of activation here is consistent with the observation that these patients are all anomic. We conclude that changes in activity in regions distant from the patients' structural damage support the argument that their prominent anomia is due to disrupted temporal lobe connections.  (+info)

Subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy (Binswanger's disease). A vascular etiology of dementia. (3/3586)

A 51-yearold man with moderate intermittent hypertension had a rapidly progressive, profound dementia in the absence of significant localizing neurological signs. Postmortem examination disclosed the vascular alterations and diffuse white matter degeneration which characterize subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy (SAE) or Binswanger's disease. The case underscores the need to consider vascular disease as an etiology of dementia -- even in the absence of focal neurological deficit.  (+info)

Are sex and educational level independent predictors of dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Incidence data from the PAQUID project. (4/3586)

OBJECTIVES: To examine the age specific risk of Alzheimer's disease according to sex, and to explore the role of education in a cohort of elderly community residents aged 65 years and older. METHODS: A community based cohort of elderly people was studied longitudinally for 5 years for the development of dementia. Dementia diagnoses were made according to the DSM III R criteria and Alzheimer's disease was assessed using the NINCDS-ADRDA criteria. Among the 3675 non-demented subjects initially included in the cohort, 2881 participated in the follow up. Hazard ratios of dementia were estimated using a Cox model with delayed entry in which the time scale is the age of the subjects. RESULTS: During the 5 year follow up, 190 incident cases of dementia, including 140 cases of Alzheimer's disease were identified. The incidence rates of Alzheimer's disease were 0.8/100 person-years in men and 1.4/100 person-years in women. However, the incidence was higher in men than in women before the age of 80 and higher in women than in men after this age. A significant interaction between sex and age was found. The hazard ratio of Alzheimer's disease in women compared with men was estimated to be 0.8 at 75 years and 1.7 at 85 years. The risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease were associated with a lower educational attainment (hazard ratio=1.8, p<0.001). The increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in women was not changed after adjustment for education. CONCLUSION: Women have a higher risk of developing dementia after the age of 80 than men. Low educational attainment is associated with a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease. However, the increased risk in women is not explained by a lower educational level.  (+info)

Evaluation of the NINCDS-ADRDA criteria in the differentiation of Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. (5/3586)

OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now reliant on the use of NINCDS-ADRDA criteria. Other diseases causing dementia are being increasingly recognised--for example, frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Historically, these disorders have not been clearly demarcated from AD. This study assesses the capability of the NINCDS-ADRDA criteria to accurately distinguish AD from FTD in a series of pathologically proved cases. METHODS: The case records of 56 patients (30 with AD, 26 with FTD) who had undergone neuropsychological evaluation, brain imaging, and ultimately postmortem, were assessed in terms of whether at initial diagnosis the NINCDS-ADRDA criteria were successful in diagnosing those patients who had AD and excluding those who did not. RESULTS: (1) The overall sensitivity of the NINCDS-ADRDA criteria in diagnosing "probable" AD from 56 patients with cortical dementia (AD and FTD) was 0.93. However, the specificity was only 0.23; most patients with FTD also fulfilled NINCDS-ADRDA criteria for AD. (2) Cognitive deficits in the realms of orientation and praxis significantly increased the odds of a patient having AD compared with FTD, whereas deficits in problem solving significantly decreased the odds. Neuropsychological impairments in the domains of attention, language, perception, and memory as defined in the NINCDS-ADRDA statement did not contribute to the clinical differentiation of AD and FTD. CONCLUSION: NINCDS-ADRDA criteria fail accurately to differentiate AD from FTD. Suggestions to improve the diagnostic specificity of the current criteria are made.  (+info)

Relationship between brain atrophy estimated by a longitudinal computed tomography study and blood pressure control in patients with essential hypertension. (6/3586)

To evaluate the relationship between blood pressure control and the progression of brain atrophy in the elderly, patients with essential hypertension and brain atrophy were longitudinally evaluated using computerized tomography (CT). The study evaluated 48 patients with essential hypertension aged 46-78 years, and 30 sex- and age-matched normotensive control subjects. The extent of brain atrophy as determined by caudate head index (CHI), the inverse cella media index (iCMI), and Evans' ratio (ER) was estimated twice at an interval of 5-9 years (mean, 6.9 years). The mean annual increases in CHI (deltaCHI), iCMI (delta iCMI), and ER (deltaER) were evaluated. Mean blood volume in the common carotid artery (BF) and the decrease in BF per year (deltaBF) were also determined. The deltaCHI, delta iCMI, and deltaER increased with age in the hypertensive subjects as well as the control group across all age groups evaluated. The deltaCHI, delta iCMI, and deltaER were significantly greater in the patients with essential hypertension in their 50 s as compared with the controls. In patients with essential hypertension aged 65 years or older, the deltaCHI, delta iCMI, and deltaER were significantly lower in the group in whom the blood pressure was controlled within the range of borderline hypertension than the groups in which it was controlled in the range of normal or mild hypertension. In the younger patients under the age of 65 with essential hypertension, blood pressure control did not affect the deltaCHI, delta iCMI, and deltaER. The deltaCHI, delta iCMI, and deltaER were significantly correlated with deltaBF in both groups. These findings indicate that control of systolic blood pressure within the range of borderline hypertension may delay the progression of brain atrophy in elderly patients with essential hypertension.  (+info)

EEG findings in dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's disease. (7/3586)

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of the EEG in the diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). METHODS: Standard EEG recordings from 14 patients with DLB confirmed at postmortem were examined and were compared with the records from 11 patients with Alzheimer's disease confirmed at postmortem RESULTS: Seventeen of the total of 19 records from the patients with DLB were abnormal. Thirteen showed loss of alpha activity as the dominant rhythm and half had slow wave transient activity in the temporal lobe areas. This slow wave transient activity correlated with a clinical history of loss of consciousness. The patients with Alzheimer's disease were less likely to show transient slow waves and tended to have less marked slowing of dominant rhythm. CONCLUSIONS: The greater slowing of the EEG in DLB than in Alzheimer's disease may be related to a greater loss of choline acetyltransferase found in DLB. Temporal slow wave transients may be a useful diagnostic feature in DLB and may help to explain the transient disturbance of consciousness which is characteristic of the disorder.  (+info)

Outcome measures for routine use in dementia services: some practical considerations. (8/3586)

OBJECTIVES: To work with specialist community teams to assess the practicality and acceptability of identified outcome measures for routine use in dementia services. SETTING: Seven specialist dementia services: four multidisciplinary teams, a specialist service for carers, a community psychiatric nurse team, and a day hospital. SUBJECTS: 20 members of staff from the specialist dementia services including psychiatry, community psychiatric nursing, social work, occupational therapy, Admiral nursing, ward management, geriatric nursing. MAIN MEASURE: A questionnaire designed to assess staff views on the use of six outcome measures in routine practice in terms of practicality, relevance, acceptability, and use in improving care. RESULTS: Each of the outcome measures took 15 to 30 minutes to administer. All were rated as easy to use and as relevant to dementia services and to carers. Staff commented that the measures could be useful in routine practice for structured assessment and service evaluation, but highlighted the need for sensitive use of measures with carers. CONCLUSIONS: These measures consider the main domains of functioning for people with dementia and their carers. The measures are suitable for use in routine practice in dementia services and are acceptable to staff and carers. The project underlined the need for management support, staff ownership of measures, and training in using outcome measures. Staff concerns about service evaluation need to be acknowledged.  (+info)

Data from 1.1 million young Swedish men (conscription information taken at age 18) has shown that those with poorer cardiovascular fitness were 2.5 times more likely to develop early-onset dementia later in life and 3.5 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, while those with a lower IQ had a 4 times greater risk of early dementia and a threefold greater risk of MCI. A combination of both poor cardiovascular fitness and low IQ entailed a more than 7 times greater risk of early-onset dementia, and more than 8 times greater risk of MCI.. The increased risk remained even when controlled for other risk factors, such as heredity, medical history, and social-economic circumstances.. The development of early-onset dementia was taken from national disease registries. During the study period, a total of 660 men were diagnosed with early-onset dementia.. A further study of this database, taken from 488,484 men, of whom 487 developed early-onset dementia (at a median age of 54), found nine ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neuropsychiatric symptoms as predictors of progression to severe Alzheimers dementia and death. T2 - The cache county dementia progression study. AU - Peters, Matthew E.. AU - Schwartz, Sarah. AU - Han, Dingfen. AU - Rabins, Peter V.. AU - Steinberg, Martin. AU - Tschanz, Joann T.. AU - Lyketsos, Constantine G.. PY - 2015/5/1. Y1 - 2015/5/1. N2 - Objective: Little is known about factors influencing the rate of progression of Alzheimers dementia. Using data from the Cache County Dementia Progression Study, the authors examined the link between clinically significant neuropsychiatric symptoms in mild Alzheimers dementia and progression to severe dementia or death. Method: The Cache County Dementia Progression Study is a longitudinal study of dementia progression in incident cases of this condition. Survival analyses included unadjusted Kaplan-Meier plots and multivariate Cox proportional hazard models. Hazard ratio estimates controlled for age at dementia onset, dementia ...
This study investigates the impact of a weekly group providing sport and physical activities for men with early onset dementia established by Notts County Football in the Community (NCFC). There were three aims: investigate the effect of early onset dementia on individuals with the condition and their carers; examine perceptions of current levels of service provision for people with early onset dementia; and analyse the impact of the group. Men with dementia (n=5) attending the sessions, their carers (n=5), NCFC coaching staff (n=5) and people organising/facilitating the sessions (n=5), were interviewed. Semi-structured interviews explored the participants experiences of dementia, their opinions on current service provisions and on the sessions. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. Four main themes were found: loss related to the condition of dementia and its impact on relationships (Loss); lack of age-appropriate services for people with early onset dementia (Lack of Resources); ...
Background: Dementia imposes a high burden of disease worldwide. Recent epidemiological studies in European community samples are scarce. In Portugal, community prevalence data is very limited. The 10/66 Dementia Research Group (DRG) population-based research programmes are focused in low and middle income countries, where the assessments proved to be culture and education fair. We applied the 10/66 DRG prevalence survey methodology in Portugal, where levels of illiteracy in older populations are still high. Methods: A cross-sectional comprehensive one-phase survey was conducted of all residents aged 65 and over of two geographically defined catchment areas in Southern Portugal (one urban and one rural site). Nursing home residents were not included in the present study. Standardized 10/66 DRG assessments include a cognitive module, an informant interview and the Geriatric Mental State-AGECAT, providing data on dementia diagnosis and subtypes, mental disorders including depression, physical ...
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Many age-related health problems have been associated with dementia, leading to the hypothesis that late-life dementia may be determined less by specific risk factors, and more by the operation of multiple health deficits in the aggregate. Our study addressed (a) how the predictive value of dementia risk varies by the number of deficits considered and (b) how traditional (for example. vascular risks) and nontraditional risk factors (for example, foot problems, nasal congestion) compare in their predictive effects. Older adults in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging who were cognitively healthy at baseline were analyzed (men, 2,902; women, 4,337). Over a 10-year period, 44.8% of men and 33.4% of women died; 7.4% of men and 9.1% of women without baseline cognitive impairment developed dementia. Self-rated health problems, including, but not restricted to, dementia risk factors, were coded as deficit present/absent. Different numbers of randomly selected variables were used to calculate various
Doctoral student Jennifer OBrien, of QUTs School of Psychology and Counselling, said a dementia diagnosis might affect the way partners interacted and viewed their future.. Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a challenging experience for the person and those closest to them, Ms OBrien said.. We know a dementia diagnosis can prompt significant life changes like moving house, while for others it motivates them to keep to routines and familiar environments.. For many people, their relationship with their spouse is the most important relationship in their life but we do not know much about how this relationship is affected by a significant life event like a dementia diagnosis.. She said a lot of research had been done on how family members responded to diagnoses but it was relatively rare to ask the person who had just been diagnosed.. We are seeking the views of both the person diagnosed and their partner because we know that just because you receive a diagnosis doesnt mean you are ...
The project RHAPSODY analyzes European health and social care systems for the underserved group of people with young onset dementia. Results will be used to build and probe an educational, interactive e-learning programme for carers.. A multidisciplinary team of investigators from academia, industry and patient and carer organisations are joining their efforts in the RHAPSODY project (Research to Assess Policies and Strategies for Dementia in the Young). While dementia is commonly viewed as a health and social problem of old age, young onset dementia is defined by symptoms occurring before the age of 65 years.. Professor Alexander Kurz, project coordinator, mentions: When dementia strikes at a young age it is associated with specific and particularly severe problems for patients, family carers, and healthcare professionals. Young onset dementia has a profound impact on marital relationships and family structures, often involving children. Typically it leads to premature retirement and reduced ...
en] Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to determine the consistency of neuropsychiatric subsyndromes of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory across several clinical and demographic subgroups ( e. g. dementia subtypes, dementia severity, medication use, age and gender) in a large sample of outpatients with dementia. Methods: Cross-sectional data of 2,808 patients with dementia from 12 centres from the European Alzheimers Disease Consortium were collected. Principal component analysis was used for factor analysis. Subanalyses were performed for dementia subtypes, dementia severity, medication use, age and gender. Results: The results showed the relatively consistent presence of the 4 neuropsychiatric subsyndromes `hyperactivity, `psychosis, `affective symptoms and `apathy across the subanalyses. The factor structure was not dependent on dementia subtypes, age and gender but was dependent on dementia severity and cholinesterase use. The factors hyperactivity and affective symptoms were ...
Presentation Objectives 1. Recognize and assess significant cognitive impairment in older individuals The anatomy of memory - Normal versus Pathological memory changes with aging - Bedside or office testing of cognitive function 2. Understand the clinical presentation and nature of common dementia syndromes Common dementia clinical syndromes - Alzheimers disease - Vascular cognitive impairment - Frontotemporal dementia - behavioural, semantic and progressive aphasia types - Dementia with Lewy bodies - Subcortical dementias - Parkinsons disease dementia - Alcohol, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, Huntingtonsdisease, AIDS and other dementias - Routine investigations in dementia 3. Determine which patients might benefit from anti-dementia drugs and other psychotropics Target symptoms for medications - Alertness and attention/concentration - Memory - Motivation - Improve speech - Improve mood - Reduce anxiety - Reduce psychotic symptoms - Reduce agitation and
A new study will look at the relationship between dementia and high blood pressure, and how blood flow is regulated in the brain. The findings may help researchers identify if some drugs already used for other human conditions may be useful for the treatment of diseases such as stroke and Alzheimers disease (AD). Academics at Bristol Universitys Dementia Research Group, based at Frenchay Hospital, have been awarded a grant of over £266,000 from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to assess whether drugs that block a small naturally produced molecule called endothelin-1 can improve blood flow through the brain.. In animal models of AD a reduction in blood flow occurs well before the onset of Alzheimer-like damaging changes to brain tissue. The most potent cause of the narrowing of blood vessels is a small molecule called endothelin-1 (ET-1). This molecule is produced by the action of endothelin-converting enzymes (ECEs).. The Bristol-based academics recently found that ECE-2 in the brain of AD ...
Dementia is a progressive disease that is ultimately fatal. The number of old people is increasing worldwide; the number of people suffering from dementia is also increasing worldwide. Advanced dementia is referred to as late-stage dementia and includes the severe and terminal stage of the disease. People with advanced dementia experience significant physical losses, such as the inability to communicate and perform activities of daily living. Due to communication difficulty, caregivers may not be able to understand their needs. People with advanced dementia are more likely to be placed in a long-term care facility and two third of those with dementia die in a nursing home. As such, caregivers in long-term care facilities must attend to the complexities and challenges related to individuals and their end-of-life care needs. End-of-life care issues for people with advanced dementia have not been addressed in long-term care facilities in Taiwan. This is three-year study. The purposes of the study ...
Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. People with dementia have significantly impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with many normal activities and relationships. They also lose their ability to solve problems and maintain emotional control, and they may experience personality changes and behavioral problems, such as agitation, delusions, and hallucinations. While memory loss is a common symptom of dementia, memory loss by itself does not mean that a person has dementia. A diagnosis of dementia is usually only made if two or more brain functions, such as memory and language skills, are significantly impaired without loss of consciousness. Some of the diseases that can cause symptoms of dementia include Alzheimers disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Huntingtons disease, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Other conditions that can ...
Objective To compare the Double Memory Test (DMT) with standard memory tests in the diagnosis of early dementia.. Background Diagnosis of dementia requires memory impairment, but few memory tests coordinate acquisition and retrieval to optimize encoding specificity for high sensitivity and specificity. The DMT was developed to improve early diagnosis.. Design We compared the discriminative validity of the DMT, Paired Associates (PA), and Logical Memory (LM) memory tests in a nested case-control study of 30 cases of early dementia and 90 controls matched for age, education, and sex.. Methods The DMT includes memory tests with (CCR) and without (ICR) encoding specificity. Both tests use category cues to elicit retrieval, but CCR optimizes encoding specificity because the same cues are used for acquisition and retrieval. ICR does not because category cues are used only for retrieval. We used conditional logistic regression to estimate diagnostic sensitivity and specificity.. Results The median BIMC ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Wisconsin card sorting test and brain perfusion imaging in early dementia. AU - Takeda, Naoya. AU - Terada, Seishi. AU - Sato, Shuhei. AU - Honda, Hajime. AU - Yoshida, Hidenori. AU - Kishimoto, Yuki. AU - Kamata, Gosuke. AU - Oshima, Etsuko. AU - Ishihara, Takeshi. AU - Kuroda, Shigetoshi. PY - 2010/2. Y1 - 2010/2. N2 - Background/Aims: The presence of frontal or executive deficits in patients even at early stages of dementia is now widely recognized. We investigated the relationship between the scores of the Wisconsin card sorting test (WCST) and brain perfusion in patients with early dementia. Methods: A total of 77 subjects participated in this study. They underwent the WCST and brain single photon emission computed tomography with 99mTc-ethylcisteinate dimer. We analyzed the data using a regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) quantification software program, 3DSRT. Results: The number of categories achieved (CA) scores of the WCST had a weakly positive correlation with regional ...
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Introduction: Epidemiological data show that in France only half of patients with Alzheimer disease are currently diagnosed in the general population. The absence of early diagnosis of dementia reduces the opportunities of patients to receive optimal care. One of the consequences of undiagnosed dementia is inadequate use of emergency care units.. The main objective: The main aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of a systematic case-finding procedure of dementia cases in nursing homes through a MDTM on the rate of hospitalization in emergency care units.. Secondary objectives:. To assess the impact of systematic tracking of dementia cases on the:. ...
Alzheimers disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia. Research into environmental factors is currently focused on cerebrovascular risk factors.1 Treatment of vascular risk factors has been associated with slower cognitive decline and reduced risk of AD in older populations.2 Genetics are important in rare genetically determined autosomal dominant familial patients with AD or frontotemporal dementia (FTD).3 Apolipoprotein E (APOE) is a risk factor for familial late-onset sporadic AD, but its role as a risk factor in younger populations is unclear. The role of APOE as a risk factor for FTD is controversial.. Early-onset dementia is dementia that develops in individuals prior to the age of 65 years, and some studies suggest it is associated with a higher mortality. AD and FTD are the most common causes of dementia in this population.4 The onset of FTD may be characterised by behavioural change and speech disturbance, whereas AD is usually characterised by defective episodic memory. It is ...
Dementia is a major cause of disability and suffering among older people [1]. Being a partner of an individual with a chronic, degenerative illness like dementia can be highly stressful and challenging. The literature clearly documents that caring for a person with dementia can be associated with loss of mental health and subjective wellbeing [2-15]. Studies have reported that 20-50% of dementia caregivers develop depression or high levels of depressive symptoms [4, 6], and that these rates are stable or increasing over time [2, 16]. A recent prospective cohort study estimated the incidence of depression among spouses of persons with dementia to be more than fourfold higher than among spouses of persons without dementia [7]. Caregivers of dementia patients also experience higher levels of depressive symptoms compared with caregivers of physically impaired older adults [17]. The manifestation of anxiety among caregivers has received less attention [18]. Some studies have reported that clinically ...
A brain disease characterised by more than one cognitive disorder (e.g. reduced memory, mental capacity or recognition of objects or faces). Without further specifications, the diagnosis is demential syndrome (ICD-10 code: F03), which accounted for nearlyy 65 percent of dementia-related deaths in 2014 and is classified under mental disorders (Chapter F of the ICD-10 Codes). Alzheimers disease (ICD-10 code G30) is the most common form of dementia accounting for around 25 percent of dementia-related deaths in 2014, followed by vascular dementia (ICD-10 code F01), which accounted for around 9 percent of dementia-related deaths in 2014. For the purpose of tabulation of dementia as a cause of death, the ICD-10 codes F01-F03, F05 and G30 are combined together. This is because on death certificates, the term used to specify cause of death is often just dementia rather than the specific form; in addition, more mixed forms of dementia have been observed over time, e.g. vascular dementia combined with ...
Regardless of which type of dementia is diagnosed and what part of the brain is affected, each person will experience dementia in their own unique way.. Dementia can affect a person at any age but it is more commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 65 years. A person developing dementia before age 65 is said to have young onset dementia.. There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is set to rise to over one million by 2021.. St Oswalds Hospice acknowledges that dementia is a life limiting condition and that a person with dementia has palliative care needs. We recognise the challenges faced by families living with dementia and our aim is to support them to live well and at the end of life, to die well. ...
On 26 September, Ole Christensen, MEP (Denmark) provided the following statement on the launch of the new Danish national action plan on dementia:. As the living age of Europeans continue to rise to a yet unknown stage, the number of dementia patients is increasing as well. Sadly, we know that this disease has severe implications, not only on the lives of the persons diagnosed with dementia, but also on their families. In order to combat and prevent this disease we have to act and we have to act now.. Therefore, I am pleased that a majority of the Danish political parties are earmarking EUR 60 million over a 3-year period through the national dementia strategy.. With the help of the national dementia strategy, support will be provided to families, money will be earmarked for improving research on Alzheimer and other forms of dementia, and a stronger focus on prevention will be provided. These are major improvements.. I sincerely hope that the Danish dementia strategy will show capable of ...
Dementia, including Alzheimers disease (AD), is one of the most burdensome medical conditions. In order to better understand the epidemiology of dementia in Italy, we conducted a systematic search of studies published between 1980 and April 2014 investigating the prevalence of dementia and AD in Italy and then evaluated the quality of the selected studies. A systematic search was performed using PubMed/Medline and Embase to identify Italian population-based studies on the prevalence of dementia among people aged ≥60 years. The quality of the studies was scored according to Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) criteria. Sixteen articles on the prevalence of dementia and AD in Italy were eligible and 75 % of them were published before the year 2000. Only one study was a national survey, whereas most of the studies were locally based (Northern Italy and Tuscany). Overall, the 16 studies were attributed a mean ADI quality score of 7.6 (median 7.75). Available studies on the prevalence of dementia and
The prevalence of the various dementia types is a complicated story. Certainly Alzheimers disease is by far the most common type of dementia, accounting for perhaps 70% of all dementias (although a 2006 study13 suggested that non-Alzheimer dementias were as common as Alzheimers - however this was based on dementia among military veterans). The second most common dementia is almost certainly vascular dementia, which may account for some 17% of dementias. However, the actual numbers are made uncertain by the fact that these two dementias often occur together.. At minimum, around a quarter of Alzheimers cases have been found, on autopsy, to also have vascular pathology; this proportion reaches higher levels when the samples are not restricted to dementia clinics. One such community-based study2, for example, found 45% of the Alzheimers cases also showed significant vascular pathology. Another, U.K., study3 found a similar proportion (46%).. Another, large long-running, study14 has found that ...
Dementia is a term used to define a wide range of brain diseases that can result in an array of symptoms. The changes taking place in the brain disrupt the function of the brains nerve cells (neurons), leading to cell death or damage. Alzheimers dementia is the most common type of dementia in the Western world, accounting for 60-80% of dementias. The overall incidence of dementia increases with age. Approximately 10% of persons over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with dementia. The number of people with dementia is estimated to double every five years beyond the age of 65.. There are several tests that may aid in determining the diagnosis of dementia. Imaging of brain anatomy with CAT scan or MRI will assess for areas of brain injury and loss of brain tissue as can be seen with widespread loss of the brains nerve cells. Brain PET scans are sometimes used in the detection of different types of cortical dementias such as Alzheimers or frontotemporal dementias. As appropriate, other tests ...
The rate of progression depends on the underlying causes. The duration of history helps establish the cause of dementia; Alzheimers disease is slowly progressive over years, whereas encephalitis may be rapid over weeks. Dementia due to cerebrovascular disease appears to occur stroke by stroke. As a rule, all types of dementia display a tendency to be accelerated by any changes in the environment, intercurrent infections or surgical procedures.. Alzheimers disease is one of the most common consequences of dementia, which can be established during life by the early memory failure and slow progression. Unfortunately, no effective treatment is known. Metabolic dementia can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption or chronic subdural haematoma. Improving the quality of life, there is some evidence that the herbal remedy can delay the progression of dementia and that long-term use of vitamin E may reduce the chances of developing dementia in old age. However, more research is needed.. There are ...
25% of all people aged 55 years and older have a family history of dementia. For most, the family history is due to genetically complex disease, where many genetic variations of small effect interact to increase risk of dementia. The lifetime risk of dementia for these families is about 20%, compared with 10% in the general population. A small proportion of families have an autosomal dominant family history of early-onset dementia, which is often due to mendelian disease, caused by a mutation in one of the dementia genes. Each family member has a 50% chance of inheriting the mutation, which confers a lifetime dementia risk of over 95%. In this Review, we focus on the evidence for, and the approach to, genetic testing in Alzheimers disease (APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2 genes), frontotemporal dementia (MAPT, GRN, C9ORF72, and other genes), and other familial dementias. We conclude by discussing the practical aspects of genetic counselling.
Previous studies suggest white matter (WM) integrity is vulnerable to chronic hypoperfusion during brain ageing. We assessed ~ 0.7 million capillary profiles in the frontal lobe WM across several dementias comprising Alzheimers disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinsons disease with dementia, vascular dementia, mixed dementias, post-stroke dementia as well as post-stroke no dementia and similar age ageing and young controls without significant brain pathology. Standard histopathological methods were used to determine microvascular pathology and capillary width and densities in 153 subjects using markers of the basement membrane (collagen IV; COL4) and endothelium (glucose transporter-1; GLUT-1). Variable microvascular pathology including coiled, tortuous, collapsed and degenerated capillaries as well as occasional microaneurysms was present in all dementias. As expected, WM microvascular densities were 20-49% lower than in the overlying cortex. This differential in density between WM and cortex
Previous studies suggest white matter (WM) integrity is vulnerable to chronic hypoperfusion during brain ageing. We assessed ~ 0.7 million capillary profiles in the frontal lobe WM across several dementias comprising Alzheimers disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinsons disease with dementia, vascular dementia, mixed dementias, post-stroke dementia as well as post-stroke no dementia and similar age ageing and young controls without significant brain pathology. Standard histopathological methods were used to determine microvascular pathology and capillary width and densities in 153 subjects using markers of the basement membrane (collagen IV; COL4) and endothelium (glucose transporter-1; GLUT-1). Variable microvascular pathology including coiled, tortuous, collapsed and degenerated capillaries as well as occasional microaneurysms was present in all dementias. As expected, WM microvascular densities were 20-49% lower than in the overlying cortex. This differential in density between WM and cortex
BACKGROUND: Marked impairments in and fluctuation of attention are characteristic of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The comparative impairment of these cognitive domains in PD and PD dementia (PD dementia) has not been studied, and is important to the conceptual understanding of parkinsonian dementias. METHOD: Detailed evaluations of attention and fluctuating attention (Cognitive Drug Research computerized battery) were undertaken in 278 subjects (50 DLB, 48 PD dementia, 50 PD, 80 AD, 50 elderly controls) from the Newcastle dementia register and the Stavanger PD register (controls, PD, and PD dementia patients were recruited from both centers). DLB, AD, PD, and PD dementia were diagnosed using operationalized criteria. RESULTS: Impairments in reaction time, vigilance, and fluctuating attention were comparable in patients with DLB and PD dementia, but were less substantially impaired in patients with DLB without parkinsonism. Patients with PD had significantly greater impairment of cognitive reaction
At the beginning of the 1980s the establishment view in the English speaking world was that there were two primary causes of dementia: Alzheimers disease and vascular disease. Picks disease was an acknowledged pathological entity but considered sufficiently rare to have little clinical relevance for dementia patients presenting to neurology or psychiatry clinics. In any case it could not be distinguished from Alzheimers disease in life. It was against this prevailing background that I set up our early onset dementia clinic with Julie Snowden as principal neuropsychologist. My early interest in cognitive neurology and dementia had been consolidated during a sabbatical in Boston in 1976, where I acquired an analytical approach to cognitive assessment and saw firsthand the value of the multidisciplinary clinic. In our own clinic, what rapidly became clear was that patients exhibited very different patterns of difficulty. Far from the global impairment of intellect that had hitherto defined ...
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An acetylcholinesterase inhibitor such as donepezil (oral, funded), rivastigmine (transdermal patches funded with Special Authority approval - see: Rivastigmine patch brand change, oral not funded) or galantamine (oral, not funded) may be considered in people with Alzheimers-type dementia, vascular dementia where subcortical ischaemic changes are prominent and dementia associated with Parkinsons disease/Dementia with Lewy Bodies (unapproved indication). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors should not be prescribed to people with mild cognitive impairment.2. The treatment effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are generally modest; not all patients will respond to treatment and it is not possible to predict response. There is no evidence that acetylcholinesterase inhibitors prevent the progression of dementia, however, some people may have a temporary improvement in cognition and functionality. A meta-analysis of 43 RCTs including over 16,000 people with Alzheimers disease reported that ...
Alcohol-related dementia presents as a global deterioration in intellectual function with memory not being specifically affected, but it may occur with other forms of dementia, resulting in a wide range of symptoms.[3] Certain individuals with alcohol-related dementia present with damage to the frontal lobes of their brain causing disinhibition, loss of planning and executive functions, and a disregard for the consequences of their behavior. Other types of alcohol-related dementia such as Korsakoffs Syndrome cause the destruction of certain areas of the brain, where changes in memory, primarily a loss of short term memory,[4] are the main symptom. Most presentations of alcohol dementia are somewhere along the spectrum between a global dementia and Korsakoffs Psychosis, and may include symptoms of both.[3]. Individuals affected by alcohol-related dementia may develop memory problems, language impairment, and an inability to perform complex motor tasks such as getting dressed. Heavy alcohol ...
Dr. Stokes and colleagues examined data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to evaluate the association of dementia and CIND with all-cause mortality. The HRS is a longitudinal cohort study of adults older than 50 years who live in the community. Its sample is nationally representative. The HRS investigators also initiated the Aging, Demographics, and Memory study to develop a procedure for assessing cognitive status in the HRS sample.. In their study, Dr. Stokes and colleagues included adults who had been sampled in the 2000 wave of HRS. They focused on participants between ages 70 and 99 years at baseline, and their final sample included 7,342 older adults. To identify dementia status, the researchers used the Langa-Weir score cutoff, which is based on tests of immediate and delayed recall of 10 words, a serial 7-second task, and a backward counting task. They also classified dementia status using the Herzog-Wallace, Wu, Hurd, and modified Hurd algorithms.. At baseline, the researchers ...
Dementia is one of the major causes of personal, societal and financial dependence in older people and in todays ageing society there is a pressing need for early and accurate markers of cognitive decline. There are several subtypes of dementia but the four most common are Alzheimers disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia. These disorders can only be diagnosed at autopsy, and ante-mortem assessments of probable dementia (e.g. of Alzheimer type) are traditionally driven by clinical symptoms of cognitive or behavioural deficits. However, owing to the overlapping nature of symptoms and age of onset, a significant proportion of dementia cases remain incorrectly diagnosed. Misdiagnosis can have an extensive impact, both at the level of the individual, who may not be offered the appropriate treatment, and on a wider scale, by influencing the entry of patients into relevant clinical trials. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may help to improve diagnosis by providing non
Primary Dementia Primary dementias are degenerative disorders that are progressive, irreversible, and not due to any other condition. Specific disorders are dementia of the Alzheimers type (DAT) and vascular dementia (formerly multi-infarct dementia). Dementia of Alzheimers type demonstrates progression of symptoms from the initial stage, which is characterized by mild cognitive deficits in the area of short-term memory and accomplishment of goal-directed activity, to the final stage in which profound impairment occurs in the areas of cognition and self-care abilities. Research is ongoing. Dementia of Alzheimers type believed to have multiple causative factors. ...
Background. Dementia is a national priority and this research addresses the Prime Ministers commitment to dementia research as demonstrated by his 2020 challenge and the new UK Dementia Research Institute. In the UK , 800,000 older people have dementia. It has a major impact on the lives of people with dementia themselves, on the lives of their family carers and on services, and costs the nation £26B per year. Pharmacological cures for dementias such as Alzheimers disease are not expected before 2025. If no cure can be found, the ageing demographic will result in 2 million people living with dementia by 2050. People with dementia lose much more than just their memory and their daily living skills; they can also lose their independence, their dignity and status, their confidence and morale, and their roles both within the family and beyond. They can be seen as a burden by society, by their families and even by themselves, and may feel unable to contribute to society. This programme of research ...
Alzheimers Research UKs data dashboard gives people the opportunity to see the impact of dementia on the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) where they live. It offers insights into peoples hospital experiences, including the number of times people have been admitted and how long they spent in hospital.. The number of people living with dementia is expected to rise to 1m in just three years, the same year that dementia is projected to cost our economy £30bn. The charity hopes its findings will prompt government to deliver on its pledge to double dementia research funding, to save the NHS from the pressures caused by the lack of life-changing treatments for the condition.. Prof Jonathan Schott, Chief Medical Officer at Alzheimers Research UK and Professor of Neurology at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, said:. The cost of dementia on the UK hospital system is increasing at an alarming rate. These latest findings show the effect that the rising tide of dementia was having on our ...
There is a paucity of data on the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimers disease and related dementias in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of Alzheimers disease and related dementias in rural Uganda. We conducted a cross-sectional, population-based study in a rural region of southwestern Uganda. The Brief Community Screening Instrument for Dementia was administered to a multi-stage area probability sample of 400 people aged 60 years and over. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate correlates of probable dementia. Overall, 80 (20%) of the sample screened positive for dementia. On multivariable regression, we estimated the following correlates of probable dementia: age (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 1.02 per year; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.10-1.03, p|0.001), having some formal education (AOR, 0.57; 95% CI, 0.41-0.81, p = 0.001), exercise (AOR, 0.44; 95% CI, 0.27-0.72, p = 0.001), and having a ventilated kitchen (AOR, 0.43; (95% CI
Personal accounts of living with dementia can be an invaluable support to people with dementia and give insight to all who work in this area. The Dementia in Europe magazine runs a regular feature about peoples experiences from different countries around Europe.. In this section we have contributions from and/or summaries of literature about peoples experiences of living with dementia.. To read news articles written by people living with dementia, please also see our news section called Living with dementia.. ...
Many people confuse frontal lobe dementia with Alzheimers disease however frontal lobe dementia is not the same as Alzheimers at all. Frontal lobe dementia affects people between the ages of 40-65 and the frontal lobe does not affect memory. Alzheimers does not start until after the age of 65 and affects your memory. The frontal […]. ...
The term DEMENTIA is often misunderstood. Dementia is not a disease or illness in itself. It is a broad term used to describe a range of symptoms and disorders that involve a progressive decline in a persons mental abilities.. Dementia is fast becoming a global problem and had been described as a ticking timebomb. As we grow older the risk of developing dementia increases, and as many people are now living longer, as our lifestyles improve by way of better physical health and better medical care for physical illnesses, meaning people are living longer but the risk of developing a dementia increases.. Currently there are 850,000 people in the UK who have some form of dementia ( Alzheimers Research Trust 2015). This is expected to rise to over to 1million by 2025. By 2050 there will be 1.5 million people diagnosed with a type of dementia.. Dementia is not a natural process of aging, and It would be wrong to assume that all those affected will be older people. Dementia has been diagnosed in ...
The rate of progression depends on the underlying causes. The duration of history helps establish the cause of dementia; Alzheimers disease is slowly progressive over years, whereas encephalitis may be rapid over weeks. Dementia due to cerebrovascular disease appears to occur stroke by stroke. As a rule, all types of dementia display a tendency to be accelerated by any changes in the environment, intercurrent infections or surgical procedures.. Alzheimers disease is one of the most common consequences of dementia, which can be established during life by the early memory failure and slow progression. Unfortunately, no effective treatment is known. Metabolic dementia can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption or chronic subdural haematoma. Improving the quality of life, there is some evidence that the herbal remedy can delay the progression of dementia and that long-term use of vitamin E may reduce the chances of developing dementia in old age. However, more research is needed.. There are ...
Kate Swaffer was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 49 and since then she has written books and spoken around the world as a leading authority on the condition.. She spoke to an audience of about 120 people at the inaugural Younger Onset Dementia Public Meeting organised by Villa Maria Catholic Homes (VMCH), in Nunawading, recently. Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) describes people under the age of 65 who have the condition. There are about 25,938 Australians living with YOD.. While it has not been an easy road for Kate, she has not let this stop her from reaching out to help others navigate the challenges of YOD. She encourages individuals to push for early support to help them maintain their independence. She also spoke about her efforts in lobbying for change across the sector to understand the unique needs of people with YOD. She also highlighted the importance of more community education and awareness in supporting both the person with the diagnosis and their family. VMCH Dementia and ...
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The event is being organised by members of the Alzheimers Research UK Bristol and Bath Network Centre, a community of dementia researchers from the universities of Bath, Bristol, and the West of England. Alzheimers Research UK is the UKs leading dementia research charity, funding research into the causes of dementia, diagnosis, preventions and treatments. The charity funds more than £33 million of dementia research across the UK, allowing scientists to uncover more about the diseases that cause dementia and contribute to the global effort to put a stop to the heartbreak the condition brings.. Speakers on the day include Dr Nancy Zook, who will talk about the memory and thinking tests used to diagnose dementia; Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly, who will speak about the potential of robotics to support people living with dementia; and Sara Desforges a solicitor who will discuss some of the legal issues that can be important for people with dementia and their families to consider.. Professor Pat Kehoe, ...
Dementia is defined as a decline in cognitive function from baseline. It is a syndrome caused by a variety of disorders, the most common of which are Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. The incidence and prevalence of dementia increase with age. It is estimated that by the year 2047, more than 9 million Americans will have some form of it (1). Institutionalization is ultimately required for many patients with dementia, and 67% die in nursing homes (2). Although there is currently no cure for most forms of dementia, research findings and accumulated clinical experience support a set of practices that serve to maximize the function and overall well-being of patients with dementia and their caregivers ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Diagnosis of early dementia by the Double Memory Test. T2 - Encoding specificity improves diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. AU - Buschke, Herman. AU - Sliwinski, Martin J.. AU - Kuslansky, Gail. AU - Lipton, Richard B.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1997/4. Y1 - 1997/4. N2 - Objective: To compare the Double Memory Test (DMT) with standard memory tests in the diagnosis of early dementia. Background: Diagnosis of dementia requires memory impairment, but few memory tests coordinate acquisition and retrieval to optimize encoding specificity for high sensitivity and specificity. The DMT was developed to improve early diagnosis. Design: We compared the discriminative validity of the DMT, Paired Associates (PA), and Logical Memory (LM) memory tests in a nested case-control study of 30 cases of early dementia and 90 controls matched for age, education, and sex. Methods: The DMT includes memory tests with (CCR) and without (ICR) encoding ...
This paper evaluates how emergent age-based factors may impact upon the experience of dementia. A review of selected literature is undertaken to explore how personhood has been conceptualised in relation to dementia. It is then highlighted that very little literature explicitly addresses personhood with reference to young onset dementia. Young onset dementia is defined, and evaluation is then undertaken of the distinctive age-based factors that might shape the experience of the condition. It is noted that whilst there are separate literatures on both personhood and young onset dementia, there appears to be little endeavour to draw these two strands of thought together. The distinctive factors that shape young onset dementia suggest that a more heterogeneous perspective should be developed that accounts more appropriately for how personal characteristics shape the lived experience of dementia. The paper concludes that further research should be undertaken that has an explicit focus on personhood ...
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Alzheimers Disease Research Center is one of leading Southern California Alzheimers Disease Research Centers(ADRC). Learn about early signs and symptoms on memory loss and last stages of Alzheimers disease and other dementias through one of the best Alzheimers Neurologists; how to delay the early onset Alzheimers disease and treatments on non-alzheimers dementias such as dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), vascular or multi-infarct dementia or frontotemporal dementia (FTD) which is also called Picks disease.
Occupational exposure to organic solvents has been implicated in the development of presenile dementia in several studies. The death certificates of all men aged under 65 dying in England and Wales bearing presenile dementia as cause of death were collected for the years 1970-9 (n = 557): control death certificates were obtained, matched for age and sex. No significant differences were found between the groups as regards estimated occupational exposure to either organic solvents or lead.. ...
Introduction: Alzheimers disease (AD) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) are the most common types of early-onset dementia. Early differentiation between both types of dementia may be challenging due to heterogeneity and overlap of symptoms. Here, we apply resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study functional brain connectivity differences between AD and bvFTD.Methods: We used resting state fMRI data of 31 AD patients, 25 bvFTD patients, and 29 controls from two centers specialized in dementia. We studied functional connectivity throughout the entire brain, applying two different analysis techniques, studying network-to-region and region-to-region connectivity. A general linear model approach was used to study group differences, while controlling for physiological noise, age, gender, study center, and regional gray matter volume.Results: Given gray matter differences, we observed decreased network-to-region connectivity in bvFTD between (a) lateral visual
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Alzheimers Disease Research Center is one of leading California Alzheimers Disease Research Centers(ADRC). Learn about early signs and symptoms on memory loss and Alzheimers disease and other dementias through one of the best Alzheimers Research Centers; how to delay the early onset Alzheimers diesease and treatments on non-alzheimers dementias such as dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), vascular or multi-infarct dementia or frontotemporal dementia (FTD) which is also called Picks disease.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Alzheimers Disease Research Center is one of the leading Southern California Alzheimers Disease Research Centers(ADRC). Learn about early signs and symptoms on memory loss and Alzheimers disease and other dementias through one of the best Alzheimers Research Centers; how to delay the early onset Alzheimers diesease and treatments on non-alzheimers dementias such as dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), vascular or multi-infarct dementia or frontotemporal dementia (FTD) which is also called Picks disease.
Objective: To characterize and quantify the patterns of temporal lobe atrophy in AD vs semantic dementia and to relate the findings to the cognitive profiles. Medial temporal lobe atrophy is well described in AD. In temporal variant frontotemporal dementia (semantic dementia), clinical studies suggest polar and inferolateral temporal atrophy with hippocampal sparing, but quantification is largely lacking. Methods: A volumetric method for quantifying multiple temporal structures was applied to 26 patients with probable AD, 18 patients with semantic dementia, and 21 matched control subjects. Results: The authors confirmed the expected bilateral hippocampal atrophy in AD relative to controls, with involvement of the amygdala bilaterally and the right parahippocampal gyrus. Contrary to expectations, patients with semantic dementia had asymmetric hippocampal atrophy, more extensive than AD on the left. As predicted, the semantic dementia group showed more severe involvement of the temporal pole ...
Two groups of neuroscientists have discovered that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which encodes a growth factor, can cause frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The condition, the second most common form of dementia among under-65s, impairs memory and personality and may also affect movement. The discovery may help to resolve confusion over the cause of the disease - mutations in a neighbouring gene called microtubule-associated protein tau were shown previously to be associated with some, but not all, cases of FTD. One of two papers detailing that mutations in the gene progranulin, which is found near MAPT on chromosome 17, can cause frontotemporal dementia, a severe neurodegenerative disorder that can affect memory, personality and motor function. The progranulin gene encodes a secreted growth factor. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most common cause of dementia in people under the age of 65 years1. A large proportion of FTD patients (35-50%) have a family history of dementia, consistent
There was some confusion about smoking. Some had heard that smoking might protect people from dementia, while others were aware that vascular dementia could be caused by smoking. One family were surprised when the doctor suggested smoking was the cause of their fathers dementia since he only smoked a very occasional cigar and had not been known to smoke a cigarette in nearly 40 years.. Although searching for a cause can be helpful for some families, in most cases no single cause will ever be identified. It is likely that complex genetic factors play a part in susceptibility to dementia, and then lifestyle and environmental factors further modify the risk. The observed link between illness and onset of dementia may in some cases be explained by a delirium (or acute confusional state) secondary to the illness exposing some underlying cognitive impairment, or the early stages of dementia. Similarly, the link of onset of dementia with major life events may be explained by already present ...
Get a diagnosis. It can take a long time to diagnose dementia in younger people, mostly because there is a lack of awareness that dementia can happen in younger people. Take note of your symptoms if you suspect that something might be wrong and see your doctor right away. Heres a helpful tool to help you prepare for your doctors visit.. Share your story. Help reduce the stigma around dementia by talking openly about the changes and challenges that come with living with young onset dementia. Let your friends, colleagues and family members know that people with dementia still want to be a part of their communities and live life to the fullest.. If youre still working. First, research your employee insurance and health care benefits, and find out if they offer an Employee Assistance program. Once you know about your options, consider talking to your employer about your diagnosis. Discuss the possibility of reducing hours and/or tasks and adapting your job duties. Consider retiring early and ...
Get a diagnosis. It can take a long time to diagnose dementia in younger people, mostly because there is a lack of awareness that dementia can happen in younger people. Take note of your symptoms if you suspect that something might be wrong and see your doctor right away. Heres a helpful tool to help you prepare for your doctors visit.. Share your story. Help reduce the stigma around dementia by talking openly about the changes and challenges that come with living with young onset dementia. Let your friends, colleagues and family members know that people with dementia still want to be a part of their communities and live life to the fullest.. If youre still working. First, research your employee insurance and health care benefits, and find out if they offer an Employee Assistance program. Once you know about your options, consider talking to your employer about your diagnosis. Discuss the possibility of reducing hours and/or tasks and adapting your job duties. Consider retiring early and ...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of d-serine were recently reported as a potential new biomarker for Alzheimers disease (AD), showing a perfect distinction between AD patients and healthy controls. In this study, we aimed to confirm these results and extend these previous findings to dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. d-Serine levels in CSF of 29 AD patients, 8 dementia with Lewy bodies patients, 14 frontotemporal dementia patients, and 28 nondemented controls were measured using ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. In contrast to previous findings, in our study CSF d-serine levels were only slightly increased in AD patients compared with controls. CSF d-serine in AD did not differ from other dementias and was also not correlated to mini-mental state examination-scores. Owing to the large overlap of d-serine levels, we conclude that CSF d-serine is neither a suitable biomarker for AD nor for cognitive decline ...
This study found that the prevalence of dementia for the total NT population aged 45 years and above was higher than national estimates.5 NT has the fastest growing older population of all Australian states, and the prevalence of dementia in NT will continue to increase.14 The rapidly increasing demands on the aged care sector, including for dementia services, have significant implications for social, economic and health care planning in the NT.. Consistent with two previous studies,6,7 the prevalence of dementia among NT Indigenous people aged 45 years and over was much higher than national estimates. The difference in rate ratios between age groups highlights the earlier onset of dementia among the Indigenous population, which is also consistent with the previous study among the WA Indigenous population in the Kimberley region.6 Our study also found markedly higher incidence of dementia in the NT Indigenous population compared with the national estimates.18 The finding of early onset and high ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Tau-negative amnestic dementia masquerading as Alzheimer disease dementia. AU - Botha, Hugo. AU - Mantyh, William G.. AU - Graff-Radford, Jonathan. AU - Machulda, Mary Margaret. AU - Przybelski, Scott A.. AU - Wiste, Heather J.. AU - Senjem, Matthew L.. AU - Parisi, Joseph E. AU - Petersen, Ronald Carl. AU - Murray, Melissa E. AU - Boeve, Bradley F. AU - Lowe, Val. AU - Knopman, David S. AU - Jack, Clifford R Jr.. AU - Jones, David T. PY - 2018/3/13. Y1 - 2018/3/13. N2 - Objective To describe the phenomenon of tau-negative amnestic dementia mimicking Alzheimer disease (AD) clinically and radiologically and to highlight the importance of biomarkers in AD research. Methods Eight participants with amnestic mild cognitive impairment or AD dementia were evaluated by a behavioral neurologist and had a standardized neuropsychological battery performed. All participants completed structural (MRI) and molecular (amyloid and tau PET) imaging. AD-signature thickness and adjusted hippocampal ...
Parkinsons disease, like Alzheimers disease, is caused at least in part by tangled proteins that steadily build up on neurons.. In Parkinsons disease these clumps are called Lewy bodies. They primarily target dopaminergic neurons in a part of the midbrain called the substantial nigra, the area that controls movement.. The illness is characterized by tremors, instability/loss of balance, poor coordination and stiffness, and generally affects people in their 50s, 60s and beyond, although early-onset cases have been recorded.. These are the well-known symptoms were all familiar with. But cognitive decline and Parkinsons disease dementia may also accompany these symptoms. Researchers have recently discovered biomarkers of cognitive decline in Parkinsons disease, which can help people receive treatment earlier. Heres how to know if someone is coming down with this type of dementia.. As theres still no cure for Parkinsons disease, early intervention and prevention are key. According to the ...
The global treatment for syndromes of dementia & movement disorders market is driven by factors such as rise in geriatric population, growing knowledge and accessibility towards various healthcare services, and increasing investments in R&D. However, lack of appropriate disorder management & long approval time for drugs and devices may hamper the market growth. Furthermore, emerging economies and numerous awareness programs to increase the level of knowledge would be an opportunity in the market.. Market Segmentations. The global treatment for syndromes of dementia and movement disorders market is classified into type and geography. Type segment includes into movement disorders (Parkinsons disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, hallervorden-spatz disease, and multiple system atrophy, among others), progressive dementia (Alzheimers disease, frontotemporal dementia/pick, Lewy body dementia, and others) and progressive dementia with neurological abnormality (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS), ...
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We developed and validated the Mini-Addenbrookes Cognitive Examination (M-ACE) in dementia patients. Comparisons were also made with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). METHOD: The M-ACE was developed using Mokken scaling analysis in 117 dementia patients [behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), n = 25; primary progressive aphasia (PPA), n = 49; Alzheimers disease (AD), n = 34; corticobasal syndrome (CBS), n = 9] and validated in an independent sample of 164 dementia patients (bvFTD, n = 23; PPA, n = 82; AD, n = 38; CBS, n = 21) and 78 controls, who also completed the MMSE. RESULTS: The M-ACE consists of 5 items with a maximum score of 30. Two cut-offs were identified: (1) ≤25/30 has both high sensitivity and specificity, and (2) ≤21/30 is almost certainly a score to have come from a dementia patient regardless of the clinical setting. The M-ACE is more sensitive than the MMSE and is less likely to have ceiling effects. CONCLUSION: The M-ACE is a brief and
Dementia Essay, Research Paper DementiaWhat is Dementia? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimers disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntingtons disease (HD).
BACKGROUND: Previous studies found an association between migraine and dementia, which are two leading causes of disability. However, these studies did not differentiate between migraine types and did not investigate all prevalent dementia subtypes. The main objective of this national register-based study was to investigate whether migraine was a risk factor for dementia. Additionally, we explored potential differences in dementia risk for migraine with and without aura.. METHODS: We obtained data on birth cohorts born between 1935 and 1956 (n = 1,657,890) from Danish national registers. Individuals registered with migraine before age 59 (n = 18,135) were matched (1:5) on sex and birthdate with individuals without migraine (n = 1,378,346). Migraine was defined by International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnoses and dementia was defined by ICD diagnoses and anti-dementia medication. After matching, 62,578 individuals were eligible for analysis. For the statistical analyses, we used Cox ...
This review summarises the findings and applications from neuroimaging studies in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), highlighting key differences between DLB and other subtypes of dementia. We also discuss the increasingly important role of imaging biomarkers in differential diagnosis and outline promising areas for future research in DLB. DLB shares common clinical, neuropsychological and pathological features with Parkinsons disease dementia and other dementia subtypes, such as Alzheimers disease. Despite the development of consensus diagnostic criteria, the sensitivity for differential diagnosis of DLB in clinical practice remains low and many DLB patients will be misdiagnosed. The importance of developing accurate imaging markers in dementia is highlighted by the potential for treatments targeting specific molecular abnormalities as well as the responsiveness to cholinesterase inhibitors and marked neuroleptic sensitivity of DLB. We review various brain imaging techniques that have been applied to
BACKGROUND: There is currently no disease-modifying treatment available to halt or delay the progression of the disease pathology in dementia. An agreed core set of the best-available and most appropriate outcomes for disease modification would facilitate the design of trials and ensure consistency across disease modification trials, as well as making results comparable and meta-analysable in future trials. OBJECTIVES: To agree a set of core outcomes for disease modification trials for mild to moderate dementia with the UK dementia research community and patient and public involvement (PPI). DATA SOURCES: We included disease modification trials with quantitative outcomes of efficacy from (1) references from related systematic reviews in workstream 1; (2) searches of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group study register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, EMBASE, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature
TY - JOUR. T1 - Glycosylated hemoglobin level and development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in older women. AU - Yaffe, Kristine. AU - Blackwell, T.. AU - Whitmer, Rachel. AU - Krueger, K.. AU - Barrett-Connor, E.. PY - 2006/7/1. Y1 - 2006/7/1. N2 - Background: Biological mechanisms linking diabetes and cognition continue to grow, yet the association remains controversial in elders. Whether glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA 1C) level, a marker of glucose control, is predictive of the development of cognitive impairment or dementia is unknown. We determined the association between HbA 1C level and risk of developing cognitive impairment in older women, mostly without diabetes. Methods: We studied 1983 postmenopausal women (mean age, 67.2 years) with osteoporosis who had HbA 1C level measured at baseline. Development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia over 4 years was determined as part of a dementia ancillary study. We analyzed risk of MCI or dementia for every 1% of HbA 1C as ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Glycosylated hemoglobin level and development of mild cognitive impairment or dementia in older women. AU - Yaffe, Kristine. AU - Blackwell, T.. AU - Whitmer, Rachel. AU - Krueger, K.. AU - Barrett-Connor, E.. PY - 2006/7/1. Y1 - 2006/7/1. N2 - Background: Biological mechanisms linking diabetes and cognition continue to grow, yet the association remains controversial in elders. Whether glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA 1C) level, a marker of glucose control, is predictive of the development of cognitive impairment or dementia is unknown. We determined the association between HbA 1C level and risk of developing cognitive impairment in older women, mostly without diabetes. Methods: We studied 1983 postmenopausal women (mean age, 67.2 years) with osteoporosis who had HbA 1C level measured at baseline. Development of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia over 4 years was determined as part of a dementia ancillary study. We analyzed risk of MCI or dementia for every 1% of HbA 1C as ...
The team now wants to test amlodipine as an effective treatment for vascular dementia in humans. If successful, it is the first clinically proven treatment of vascular dementia as a result of microvascular disease and can be used in people with early signs of the condition to prevent further progression.. Dr. Adam Greenstein, senior clinical lecturer at the University of Manchesters Cardiovascular Sciences, who led the Manchester team, said, The way vascular dementia develops has remained a mystery, and currently clinically proven treatments are No. The symptoms of vascular dementia are faster than ever, and further research could provide patients with hope to prevent the progression of this life-changing disease. . Professor Metin Avkiran, Associate Medical Director of The Hart Foundation, said, Research is the way to better understand this catastrophic disease and find new treatments. This study explores the progression of vascular dementia. Its an important step in finding a new way to ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comorbid depression in dementia on psychogeriatric nursing home wards: which symptoms are prominent?. AU - Verkaik, R.. AU - Francke, A.L.. AU - van Meijel, B.. AU - Ribbe, M.W.. AU - Bensing, J.M.. PY - 2009. Y1 - 2009. U2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/JGP.0b013e31819a806f. DO - https://doi.org/10.1097/JGP.0b013e31819a806f. M3 - Article. VL - 17. SP - 565. EP - 573. JO - The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. JF - The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. SN - 1064-7481. IS - 7. ER - ...
A one-day Alzheimers and Dementia Seminar can be coordinated as a workshop or pre-conference, a perfect opportunity for your organization or association to improve care and life for people living with dementia.. Michele Nolta is a Certified Dementia Practitioner Instructor with the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners. Her day-long Dementia Seminar is designed for anyone who cares for persons with dementia in any setting: personal homes, community living centers, assisted living residences or nursing homes. The seminar is the required class for those pursuing certification as a certified dementia practitioner with NCCDP. By completion of this session the learner will be able to:. ...
Compared to individuals without dementia, persons who developed dementia subsequently had a significantly higher rate of hospital admissions for all causes and admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions for which proactive care may have prevented hospitalizations, according to a study in the January 11 issue of JAMA.. Nonelective hospitalization of older people, particularly those with dementia, is not a trivial event. Among older persons without dementia, hospitalization for serious illness is associated with subsequent cognitive decline, and frail elders, including those with dementia are at increased risk of delirium, functional decline, and iatrogenic [induced by a physicians activity, manner, or therapy] complications during an inpatient stay. Identifying conditions that precipitate hospitalization of elderly individuals with dementia could focus clinical priorities on secondary and tertiary prevention in the outpatient setting and improve health care for this vulnerable and ...
Research has shown that mixed dementia is more common than previously believed but little is known of its early stages.To examine if incipient mixed dementia can be differentiated from incipient Alzheimers disease (AD) and subcortical ischemic vascular dementia (SVD) using neuropsychological tests, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers, and magnetic resonance imaging markers.We included 493 patients and controls from the Gothenburg MCI study and used the dementia groups for marker selection (CSF total-tau (T-tau), phospho-tau (P-tau), and amyloid-β42 (Aβ42), 11 neuropsychological tests, and 92 regional brain volumes) and to obtain cut-off values which were then applied to the MCI groups.Incipient mixed dementia was best differentiated from incipient AD by the Word fluency F-A-S test and the Trail making test A. CSF T-tau, P-tau, and Aβ42 differentiated incipient mixed dementia from incipient SVD.Incipient mixed dementia is characterized by an AD-like biomarker profile and an SVD-like cognitive ...
People with a learning disability are at increased risk of developing dementia as they age. Figures show that one in ten people with a learning disability develop young onset Alzheimers disease between the age of 50 and 65. People with Downs syndrome are more at risk of developing dementia from their mid-30s onwards; with one in three people with Downs syndrome developing dementia in their 50s. Dementia is less likely to be detected in the early stages for people with a learning disability due to diagnostic overshadowing, meaning that a diagnosis is either given much later down the pathway, or even not at all. Alternatively, a persons learning disability could also lead to an inaccurate diagnosis being given - a person could be presumed to have dementia if for example, they are of a certain age and have Downs syndrome, when in fact their symptoms could be another health condition ...
Frontal variant frontotemporal dementia (fvFTD) can present with a range of social and cognitive impairments. Complicating this clinical picture is a group of non-progressive or phenocopy patients. We present a patient and his father with very slowly progressive fvFTD over decades. Stable MRI and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging abnormalities were present in the presenting patient, with serial neuropsychological assessments that showed no significant change over 15 years. His father also had a 20-year history of functional decline, associated with neuropsychological evidence of change. Neuropathological confirmation of the condition of his father became available. This revealed gross bilateral frontal atrophy and spongiosis in the frontal cortical regions with mild neuronal loss and rounded ubiquitinated perinuclear inclusions, consistent with early stage frontotemporal lobar degeneration with ubiquitin by current neuropathological criteria. The phenotype of frontal variant FTD is ...
Some studies have linked bilingualism with a later onset of dementia, Alzheimers disease (AD), and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Not all studies have observed such relationships, however. Differences in study outcomes may be due to methodological limitations and the presence of confounding factors within studies such as immigration status and level of education. We conducted the first systematic review with meta-analysis combining cross-sectional studies to explore if bilingualism might delay symptom onset and diagnosis of dementia, AD, and MCI. Primary outcomes included the age of symptom onset, the age at diagnosis of MCI or dementia, and the risk of developing MCI or dementia. A secondary outcome included the degree of disease severity at dementia diagnosis. There was no difference in the age of MCI diagnosis between monolinguals and bilinguals [mean difference: 3.2; 95% confidence intervals (CI): -3.4, 9.7]. Bilinguals vs. monolinguals reported experiencing AD symptoms 4.7 years (95% CI: ...
FederalGrants.com opportunity listing for the Progression Markers for Cognitive Impairment in Parkinsons Disease Dementia (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) federal grant. Includes information on eligibility, deadlines, requirements, and guidelines.
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The Dementia Caregivers Support Group held at Duncaster on the last Monday of each month will next meet Monday, March 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Hospitality Room at Duncaster, 30 Loeffler Road. Facilitators are Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, and Sara Therion, MSW. To support those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, topics will include communication techniques, caregiver support, safety issues, benefits of activities and daily routine, family dynamics, stages of disease process, behavior management and more. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, Duncaster, and Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster are sponsoring ...
The Dementia Caregivers Support Group held at Duncaster on the last Monday of each month will next meet Monday, Feb. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Hospitality Room at Duncaster, 30 Loeffler Road. Facilitators are Michelle Wyman, LSW, CDP, and Sara Therion, MSW. To support those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, topics will include communication techniques, caregiver support, safety issues, benefits of activities and daily routine, family dynamics, stages of disease process, behavior management and more. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, Duncaster, and Hartford Hospital Senior Primary Care at Duncaster are sponsoring ...
Dr. Daniel Nightingale, or ?Dr. Dan? is a leading UK Clinical Dementia Specialist now based in the US. He is also an author, writer and speaker, and a world leader in the use of hypnosis for people living with dementia. He runs workshops on Hypnosis for Alzheimers and Dementia with the help of his wife Kathleen Nightingale, a certified clinical hypnotherapist and Dementia Therapy Specialist. He is concerned with developing new techniques for his patients based on their individual responses. One of Dr. Dans greatest strengths is to develop tailor made, individualized treatment plans to improve the quality of life of his patients. Dr. Dans advice for up and coming hypnotists is to ?Think outside the box. When I conducted research using hypnosis with dementia patients I had to break down many doors and barriers to get funding and ethical approval. However, I did it, and much to the amazement of cynics, I have been able to demonstrate that hypnosis can work for this cohort.? You can learn more about Dr.
Perception of nonverbal vocal information is essential in our daily lives. Patients with degenerative dementias commonly have difficulty with such aspects of vocal communication; however voice processing has seldom been studied in these diseases. This thesis comprises a series of linked studies of voice processing in canonical dementias: Alzheimers disease, behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia and progressive nonfluent aphasia. A series of neuropsychological tests were developed to examine perceptual and semantic stages of voice processing and to assess two aspects of accent processing: comprehension of foreign accented speech and recognition of regional and foreign accents; patient performance was referenced to healthy control subjects. Neuroanatomical associations of voice processing performance were assessed using voxel based morphometry. Following a symptom-led approach, a syndrome of progressive associative phonagnosia was characterised in two detailed case ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Injury Markers but not Amyloid Markers are Associated with Rapid Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia in Alzheimers Disease. AU - van Rossum, I.A.. AU - Visser, P.J.. AU - Knol, D.L.. AU - van der Flier, W.M.. AU - Teunissen, C.E.. AU - Barkhof, F.. AU - Blankenstein, M.A.. AU - Scheltens, P.. PY - 2012. Y1 - 2012. N2 - Alzheimers disease (AD) is a common cause of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, the time between the diagnosis of MCI and the diagnosis of dementia is highly variable. In this study we investigated which known risk factors and biomarkers of AD pathology were associated with rapid progression from MCI to dementia. Of the 203 subjects with MCI, 91 progressed to AD-type dementia and were considered to have MCI-AD at baseline. Subjects with MCI-AD were older, more frequently female and carrier of the APOE-ε4 allele, had lower scores on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), more medial temporal lobe atrophy (MTA) and lower levels of ...
A new research centre that aims to improve the detection and prevention of dementia, as well as support those affected by the disease, opened today (Wednesday 8 Jan).. The Berkshire Memory & Cognition Research Centre (BMCRC) is a joint initiative between the University of Reading and the Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Centre will allow experts to conduct crucial research including how diet and lifestyle can affect dementia, as well as the impact of the disease on carers and their families. In addition the Centre will run clinical trials offering access to possible new treatments and interventions.. Dementia affects 44 million people worldwide. In the Thames Valley today, more than 1% of the population have dementia with the lives of many more affected by the disease. In December, leading nations committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.. The new Centre is situated in the Universitys School of Psychology and Clinical Language ...
What we do. 1) A4D offers challenging arts programmes for people in the early stages of dementia.. 2) A4D trains arts facilitators from all over the country in early stage dementia awareness, enabling them to deliver stimulating arts workshops. To date, we have trained over 800 facilitators who after lockdown will reach over 16,000 people affected by dementia. 3) We signpost arts events for people living with dementia nationwide on our website, allowing families across the country who are living with dementia to get involved.. A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often a lot more than they imagine. The workshops, across art forms from music and dance to drama and photography, invigorate and restore confidence, energy and sense of purpose in the community and bring joy to participants and carers alike. A4D publications also serve as valued toolkits for arts organisations looking to develop or improve their arts programmes for people affected by dementia and their carers.. You can make a ...
One of the biggest illusions, and this is not a complaint about this jurisdiction only, is that large dementia charities represent the views of persons with dementia.. They have a myriad of different influences, and certainly it has become dangerous that they legitimise policy directions from which many persons with dementia and caregivers can become totally disenfranchised.. This leaves persons with dementia two options.. The first option is that they can hope to influence large dementia charities better, but this is an impossible task. They act in organised corporate ways, with much marketing and branding power, so if they decide not to adopt the agenda of persons with dementia and carers it would not be altogether surprising.. The second option is to form strategic alliances with general patient groups, but not all persons with a long term condition are users of healthcare services which thus far have typically concentrated on illness rather than health.. The third way, and this is in my ...
Other common types include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and mixed dementia (commonly ... More than one type of dementia, known as mixed dementia, may exist together in about 10% of dementia cases. The most common ... "What is mixed dementia?". Alzheimer's Society. Retrieved 2020-12-13. "What is mixed dementia". Dementia UK. Retrieved 2020-12- ... In some types of dementia, such as dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia, personality changes and difficulty ...
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... (VaD) is dementia caused by problems in the supply of blood to the brain, typically a series of minor strokes ... In a person already having dementia, SPECT appears to be superior in differentiating multi-infarct dementia from Alzheimer's ... In particular, Alzheimer's disease often co-occurs with vascular dementia. People with vascular dementia present with ... Vascular dementia is the second-most-common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD) in older adults. The prevalence of ...
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"What is frontotemporal dementia". Dementia UK. Retrieved 19 October 2020. Finger, EC (April 2016). "Frontotemporal Dementias". ... Frontotemporal dementia was first described by Pick in 1892. In 1989, Snowden suggested the term "semantic dementia" to ... 1993). "GRN Frontotemporal Dementia". GRN-Related Frontotemporal Dementia. GeneReviews. University of Washington, Seattle. PMID ... The main subtypes of frontotemporal dementia are behavioral variant FTD, semantic dementia, progressive nonfluent aphasia, and ...
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... is the first live album by English power metal band DragonForce, released in Japan on 8 September 2010, the ... Twilight Dementia' for September 13th 2010 Release". DragonForce. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 10 ...
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... is the seventh studio album by the American heavy metal band Chastain, released in 1997 through Leviathan Records. ... ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. "Chastain - In Dementia". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-11-20. v t e (Articles with topics of ... "In Dementia" - 5:44 "House of Stone" - 5:43 "Conformity" - 6:35 "Desperately" - 8:44 Kate French - lead and backing vocals, ... In Dementia review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-20. Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide ...
Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers ... research in the field of dementia studies. Its editors-in-chief are Ruth Bartlett VID Specialized University, Norway& ...
... has been reported in a single family spanning three generations, with there being nine reported cases ... Familial Danish Dementia is a rare neurodegenerative disease that is mostly hereditary and resembles Alzheimer's. The condition ... "Dementia, familial Danish - About the Disease - Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center". rarediseases.info.nih.gov. Paul ... There is also paranoid psychosis and dementia. Which both occur when the patient reaches their fifties. Although paranoid ...
... (PDD) is dementia that is associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). Together with dementia with ... Gomperts SN (April 2016). "Lewy Body Dementias: Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Parkinson Disease Dementia". Continuum (Minneap ... Parkinson's disease dementia is the diagnosis when Parkinson's disease is well established before the dementia occurs; that is ... "Current concepts and controversies in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies". F1000Res ...
The term "steroid dementia" was coined by Varney et al. (1984) in reference to the effects of long-term glucocorticoid use in ... Dementia-like symptoms have been found in some individuals who have been exposed to glucocorticoid medication, often dispensed ... Steroid dementia syndrome describes the signs and symptoms of hippocampal and prefrontal cortical dysfunction, such as deficits ... His doctors were surprised at the improvement, since the results were inconsistent with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's ...
The use of art in dementia care is a valuable tool in enriching the lives of people with dementia. Being engaged with visual ... Caring for people with dementia The Society for the Arts in Dementia Care "Alzheimer's Society Canada". Retrieved 7 August 2010 ... Oliver James (20 December 2008). "The Guardian, Art - the key to unlocking dementia". "Alzheimer's and Dementia Weekly magazine ... Through the process of creating an image or participating in a song for example, a person with dementia may access long or ...
"Severe Dementia on Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 18 January 2019. "Severe Dementia singer Riasat Azmi interview". ... Severe Dementia is a Bangladeshi metal band formed in Dhaka in January 2004. Their initial name was 666. They are considered to ... "Severe Dementia Band Bangladesh Ktmrocks Ides of March Nepal Full Concert". World News. Archived from the original on 27 March ... In February 2007, Severe Dementia signed a deal with Demonstealer Records (India) to release an EP in a split album Rise of the ...
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The Clinical Dementia Rating or CDR is a numeric scale used to quantify the severity of symptoms of dementia (i.e. its 'stage ... "Clinical Dementia Rating Assignment". Utility of the Clinical Dementia Rating in Asian Populations - Lim et al. 5 (1): 61 - ... Thus the CDR is a reliable and valid tool for assessing and staging dementia. With increasing clinical focus on dementia, there ... Without the ability to reliably assess dementia across the board, the misuse of anti-dementia compounds could have negative ...
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... (ARD) is a form of dementia caused by long-term, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, ... Probable alcohol-related dementia A. The criteria for the clinical diagnosis of probable alcohol-related dementia include the ... The onset of alcohol dementia can occur as early as age 30, although it is far more common that the dementia will reveal itself ... "Dementia test". Dementia Test. Retrieved 7 June 2019. David Pingitore-Randy A. Sansone (1998-10-15). "Using DSM-IV Primary Care ...
... is a form of dementia. It was first reported by Cecil Charles Worster-Drought in 1933 and is ... 1933). "Familial Presenile Dementia with Spastic Paralysis". J Neurol Psychopathol. s1-14 (53): 27-34. doi:10.1136/jnnp.s1- ... v t e (CS1: long volume value, Articles with short description, Short description matches Wikidata, Dementia, All stub articles ... 2001). "Chromosome 13 dementia syndromes as models of neurodegeneration". Amyloid. 8 (4): 277-84. doi:10.3109/13506120108993826 ...
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  • The study may call into question other research suggesting a diet high in antioxidants helps reduce the risk of dementia and stroke. (cnn.com)
  • For years doctors have been working to find out what could reduce the risk of dementia. (goodhousekeeping.com)
  • With that in mind, you'll surely be interested to learn that a recent study found that a certain popular diet may not actually reduce the risk of dementia. (yahoo.com)
  • Right now, we know there are a lot of things we can do to reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline as we age," Dr. Larson said. (kpwashingtonresearch.org)
  • Some people living with MCI may develop dementia, but others will not. (alz.org)
  • Those who have parents or siblings with dementia are more likely to develop dementia themselves. (cdc.gov)
  • This will inevitably mean that more people will develop dementia while they are still in employment. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • People with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic disorder to eventually develop dementia, according to a review of evidence led by UCL researchers. (eurekalert.org)
  • Evidence is showing that the more complexly your brain is wired, it makes it more likely that if you do develop dementia, it will develop more slowly,' Eisenberg says. (pokernews.com)
  • A recent survey revealed that nearly half of adults aged 40 years and older think they will likely develop dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Some recent clinical studies showed a direct association between tooth loss and the higher risk of develop dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and ischemic stroke 10,12 . (bvsalud.org)
  • Alzheimer's disease , which is the most common form of dementia among older people. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In addition to more typical symptoms like memory loss, people with this form of dementia may have movement or balance problems like stiffness or trembling. (cdc.gov)
  • 5-7 million people are living with some form of dementia, a number expected to rise with our aging population. (guidestar.org)
  • Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, unwanted proteins form plaque in some areas of the brain, ultimately destroying neurons and leading to irreversible brain damage. (news24.com)
  • In 1906 Auguste Deter, a woman in her early 50s, became the first person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia. (rxlist.com)
  • A secondary dementia is a form of dementia that develops as a peripheral conditions to a pre-existing mental illness or condition. (rxlist.com)
  • Thus, it protects in particular against Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia. (news-medical.net)
  • Alzheimer's disease is a complex brain disorder that triggers the most common form of dementia. (medindia.net)
  • https://dementiafriendlybath.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Fotolia_27353763_Subscription_Monthly_M.jpg 1125 1688 Dementia Action Alliance https://dementiafriendlybath.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/logofinal-1030x316.png Dementia Action Alliance 2021-11-24 08:36:06 2021-11-24 08:43:05 Life Is A Lucky Dip! (dementiafriendlybath.org)
  • Other treatments can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. (alz.org)
  • Caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias have been using the site to swap tips and share the burdens of life with dementia. (npr.org)
  • November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia and is a progressive disease that begins with mild memory loss and possibly the loss of the ability to carry a conversation and respond to the environment. (cdc.gov)
  • For this Dementia Care Professionals Month, our Woodbridge, New Jersey caregivers would like to talk about how important self care is for caregivers, and how to help deal with caregiver's fatigue. (homewatchcaregivers.com)
  • On average, caregivers reported about 17 unmet dementia care needs. (rwjf.org)
  • There is an urgent need to develop cost-effective packages of medical and social care that meet the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers across the course of the illness and evidence-based prevention strategies," they wrote. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a challenging and stressful experience for caregivers. (caregiverrelief.com)
  • We are holding a series of one-off research interviews with people living with younger onset dementia, and also family caregivers. (understandtogether.ie)
  • The following activities can be completed by the person with dementia more independently, requiring less dementia caregivers supervision while reducing their burden. (caresmartz360.com)
  • Evidence Based 6-week, 2-hour per week series that provides caregivers to persons living with a dementia related illness the confidence needed to provide care. (adrccares.org)
  • Let's learn more about the normal symptoms and other symptoms to watch out for, as well as tips for caregivers who are new to caring for someone with dementia. (thekensingtonfallschurch.com)
  • She shares these five tips for caregivers in managing care for someone with dementia. (thekensingtonfallschurch.com)
  • And then you had a question about frontotemporal dementia. (medscape.com)
  • If the patient is talking and walking at normal speed, then most likely it's going to be an Alzheimer's dementia or a frontotemporal dementia. (medscape.com)
  • The easiest way to tell whether you even need to worry about frontotemporal dementia is the patient's age. (medscape.com)
  • If your patient is over 65, don't worry too much about frontotemporal dementia. (medscape.com)
  • The most known neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer's Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Our major disease interest is on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD). (kcl.ac.uk)
  • it is a broad term that characterizes many different conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and other disorders. (rxlist.com)
  • Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia are types of progressive dementia. (rxlist.com)
  • Among them, 240 had Alzheimer's disease, 189 had vascular dementia (a decline in thinking skills due to reduced blood flow to the brain), and 116 had frontotemporal dementia (dementia affecting primarily the brain's frontal or temporal lobe), with the remainder having mixed dementia. (nbcnews.com)
  • This page presents data on nearly 27,800 Australians who had dementia recorded on their death certificate between September 2016 and December 2017, and had a linked 2016 Census record in the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP). (aihw.gov.au)
  • Figure 13.7 is a bar graph that shows the proportion of people who died with dementia between September 2016 and December 2017 who were born in English-speaking countries or non-English speaking countries. (aihw.gov.au)
  • On 17-18 October 2017, the Mental Health and Healthy Life Course Units of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) held a regional workshop on dementia in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (paho.org)
  • What are the types of dementia? (medlineplus.gov)
  • The most common types of dementia are known as neurodegenerative disorders. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Mixed dementia, which is a combination of two or more types of dementia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Certain types of dementia can also cause problems with balance and movement. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There is no cure for most types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • These tests help doctors differentiate between types of dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and HIV can cause these types of dementia. (rxlist.com)
  • Staff - particularly those directly involved with diagnosis and treatment - should also understand the different types of dementia, stages and rates of progression, taking into account the common risk factors for dementia, including the person's age, a family history of dementia, a history of depression and lower education or occupational status (Cheston & Bender, 2003). (nursinganswers.net)
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2022) Dementia in Australia , AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 03 February 2023. (aihw.gov.au)
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dementia Practice Essentials - Medscape - Mar 13, 2023. (medscape.com)
  • Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. (alz.org)
  • Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. (cdc.gov)
  • This type of dementia most often leads to changes in personality and behavior because of the part of the brain it affects. (cdc.gov)
  • Sometimes more than one type of dementia is present in the brain at the same time, especially in people aged 80 and older. (cdc.gov)
  • It is not always obvious that a person has mixed dementia since the symptoms of one type of dementia may be most prominent or may overlap with symptoms of another type. (cdc.gov)
  • He has a super-easy way to group it into type of dementia. (medscape.com)
  • This type of dementia plays an important role in memory and language and people with cortical dementias usually have severe memory loss and can't remember words or understand language. (rxlist.com)
  • In February 2015 the Prime Minister launched his Challenge on Dementia 2020 , which set out to build on the achievements of the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia 2012-2015. (england.nhs.uk)
  • The current dementia population of 35.6 million people will increase to 65.7 million by 2020 and to 115.4 million by 2050, authors of World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia estimated. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Revolutionary in scale and scope, and with collaboration at its core, the UK DRI brings together diverse expertise across seven centres nationally to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of interventions that will help diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent dementia. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • It's premature to say that eating well will prevent dementia, but controlling your blood sugar with a reasonable diet and exercise is always a good idea, and a way to feel like you might be doing something to protect your mind. (theatlantic.com)
  • Our findings add to evidence that protecting people's mental health throughout life could help to prevent dementia. (eurekalert.org)
  • A long-running joint study between the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and the University of Washington called ACT, or Adult Changes in Thought, focuses on finding ways to delay or prevent dementia and declines in memory. (kpwashingtonresearch.org)
  • 2019)‎. Dementia. (who.int)
  • Trending Clinical Topic: Dementia - Medscape - Aug 02, 2019. (medscape.com)
  • The veteran performer admitted in 2019 he was worried about the possibility of having dementia. (yahoo.com)
  • The participants had no signs of dementia when they began the study and most had never had a stroke. (cnn.com)
  • This has led to calls for screening the older population for early signs of dementia. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • Anyway, over the past few years, my mother also began showing signs of dementia, and this past winter she took a sudden and shockingly severe turn for the worse and fell into a downward spiral, rendering her incompetent and landing her in a nursing home at the age of sixty-nine. (quirknjive.com)
  • While the term 'dementia' covers a range of symptoms and diagnoses, people working in the community, residential and acute sector should be able to identify at least the most common signs of dementia. (nursinganswers.net)
  • It is estimated that one in three people will care for a person with dementia in their lifetime. (england.nhs.uk)
  • Every person with dementia is different. (moray.gov.uk)
  • Activities tailored to the interests and abilities of a person with dementia can positively impact lives while reducing agitation and minimizing behavioral symptoms. (caresmartz360.com)
  • Making easy DIY crafts gives the person with dementia a sense of satisfaction & accomplishment. (caresmartz360.com)
  • Before and after diagnosis, the person with dementia and their families, representatives and/or carers may engage with staff in community, residential and/or acute care settings. (nursinganswers.net)
  • This interdisciplinary team - each with their own priorities, strengths and challenges - must collaborate together to provide appropriate care and support for the person with dementia. (nursinganswers.net)
  • The individual personality, life history and other personal circumstances of the person with dementia also add to the complexity of the situation, and may include needs or preferences around gender, cultural background, language or geographical location (such as people in rural or remote areas) (Fossey, 2005). (nursinganswers.net)
  • And, while the person with dementia and their loved ones will often be experiencing feelings of grief, fear or loss, they are attempting to establish and maintain constructive relationships in an environment constrained by limited resources, both in terms of funding and qualified, committed staff. (nursinganswers.net)
  • Australia could be facing a shortage of more than 150,000 carers for dementia sufferers within 20 years, according to a new report. (abc.net.au)
  • The centre's mission is to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers, through high quality, useful research looking at how people with dementia spend their time and what helps them to get quality from life. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • There are around 540,000 carers of people with dementia in England. (england.nhs.uk)
  • Other organisations and sectors are crucial to helping NHS England deliver improvements to services for those with dementia and their carers. (england.nhs.uk)
  • This work will be undertaken through an expert reference group of key stakeholders including people living with dementia and carers. (england.nhs.uk)
  • Alzheimer Scotland - Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of services for people with dementia and their carers. (moray.gov.uk)
  • People with dementia need a lot of support and care: and so do their carers. (moray.gov.uk)
  • An in-depth examination of socio-spatial interactions of nine people with dementia, seven of whom participated with family carers, is conducted by use of innovative interview methods (including photo-elicitation and walking interviews), participant observations and participant 'diaries' (kept for a period of four weeks). (bl.uk)
  • Effectiveness of advance care planning with family carers in dementia nursing homes: A paired cluster randomized controlled trial. (openrepository.com)
  • A new study shows how bilingualism can ward off cognitive decline and dementia. (nbcnews.com)
  • Mild cognitive impairment is an intermediate stage between normal age-related cognitive decline and dementia. (snmjournals.org)
  • The WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia provide evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia. (bvsalud.org)
  • Two-thirds of older people with dementia live in low and middle income countries. (who.int)
  • Low- and middle-income countries, where about two-thirds of people with dementia live now, will have the largest increases in the coming decades. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Your donations allow us to continue helping people with dementia live more active and fulfilled lives. (dementiaadventure.org)
  • A vital role in our work helping people with dementia live active and fulfilled lives. (dementiaadventure.org)
  • Could a few simple cups of coffee reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia ? (goodhousekeeping.com)
  • Elderly adults who napped at least once a day or more than an hour a day were 40% more likely to develop Alzheimer's than those who did not nap daily or napped less than an hour a day, according to the study published Thursday in Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. (cnn.com)
  • It is an excellent highlight of the dual benefits of intergenerational supports for person's with Alzheimer's and dementia. (thoughtsfordementia.com)
  • The economic cost of senile dementia in the United States, 1985. (cdc.gov)
  • As early as 1899, arteriosclerosis and senile dementia were described as different syndromes. (medscape.com)
  • A Danish registry study of almost 33,000 patients with dementia found an increased risk for mortality among those who received an antipsychotic drug. (medscape.com)
  • In this pictorial review article, we will discuss the current status of 18 F-FDG PET brain imaging in patients with dementia and present figures and semiquantitative analysis results of various subtypes of dementias as well as certain artifacts seen on 18 F-FDG PET brain imaging studies. (snmjournals.org)
  • Among patients with dementia, being married ( P = .031) was the only demographic factor associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a CCE. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with dementia need less complex things and require less' figuring out. (caresmartz360.com)
  • Multi-infarct dementia is also called vascular cognitive impairment. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Vascular Cognitive Impairment/Dementia. (neurodegenerationresearch.eu)
  • The spectrum includes (1) mild vascular cognitive impairment, (2) multi-infarct dementia, (3) vascular dementia due to a strategic single infarct, (4) vascular dementia due to lacunar lesions, (5) vascular dementia due to hemorrhagic lesions, (6) Binswanger disease, (7) subcortical vascular dementia, and (8) mixed dementia (combination of AD and vascular dementia). (medscape.com)
  • If those changes are present, the person may progress into dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, which can be divided into three stages - mild, moderate and severe - representing a progressive loss of independence. (alz.org)
  • An individual living with severe dementia due to Alzheimer's disease will experience symptoms that interfere with most everyday activities. (alz.org)
  • Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The stages of dementia range from mild to severe. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Head injuries can increase the risk of dementia, especially if they are severe or occur repeatedly. (cdc.gov)
  • Myoclonus may occur before severe dementia. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with severe dementia showed significantly less agitation when taking ordinary pain medicines than a control group given standard treatment, showed the study, published online by the British Medical Journal . (news24.com)
  • To find out just how well they might work, a team of scientists led by Dag Aarsland, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, treated 352 patients from 16 Norwegian nursing homes - all with severe dementia, most in their mid-to-late 80s - with one of four pain-relief medications. (news24.com)
  • Dementia is the general term for the memory loss and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with everyday life. (change.org)
  • More severe dementia, as indicated on the Clinical Dementia Rating, Dementia Severity Rating Scale, and Mini-Mental State Examination, was associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a CCE. (medscape.com)
  • Older adults with dementia may also have a greater chance of having a stroke or ministroke or other severe side effects during treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • There are still no effective treatments for the neurodegenerative diseases that cause dementia, and many questions remain as to the root causes. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • However, it is not yet certain that tooth loss can cause dementia, and the real cause of cognitive impairment is still uncertain 11 . (bvsalud.org)
  • Not to be confused with Early onset dementia . (wikipedia.org)
  • Wendy Mitchell was a busy NHS manager when she was diagnosed with early onset dementia. (channel4.com)
  • JUST before her 61st birthday in 2010, writer Gerda Saunders was diagnosed with early-onset dementia. (winnipegfreepress.com)
  • Are you living with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia? (understandtogether.ie)
  • Are you caring for somebody living with younger onset dementia? (understandtogether.ie)
  • We are conducting a study exploring the experiences of younger onset dementia in Ireland. (understandtogether.ie)
  • Central nervous system infection by M. neoaurum may result in rapidly progressive dementia. (cdc.gov)
  • The Understanding Dementia in the African American Community forum addresses gaps in the lack of resources and awareness regarding dementia in the African American community. (constantcontact.com)
  • Who is at risk for dementia? (medlineplus.gov)
  • This is the biggest risk factor for dementia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • What increases the risk for dementia? (cdc.gov)
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking increase the risk of dementia if not treated properly. (cdc.gov)
  • For several years, studies have linked hearing loss and dementia, but no major study has addressed the big question: Could using hearing aids reduce the risk of cognitive decline? (ishn.com)
  • New research suggests that adhering to a healthy lifestyle may reduce the risk for dementia. (medscape.com)
  • Investigators found that fewer individuals at high genetic risk who followed a healthy lifestyle developed dementia than those at a high risk who followed an unhealthy lifestyle. (medscape.com)
  • Heavy alcohol use was found to possibly triple the risk for dementia in certain individuals, according to new research . (medscape.com)
  • It also helps avoid separation anxiety and fights the risk of doggie dementia as they age. (nerdist.com)
  • This product feels like the inevitable next step after scientists determined that board games lower the risk of dementia in humans. (nerdist.com)
  • People most often develop vascular dementia following a stroke, but there are several other potential causes and risk factors. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Because of this, conditions that damage the blood vessels over time or cause them to narrow may also increase the risk of vascular dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The risk of vascular dementia tends to increase as a person gets older. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Drinking coffee and tea rich in antioxidants may not lower your risk of dementia or having a stroke, according to a new study published Wednesday in the online journal Neurology. (cnn.com)
  • It's possible that individual antioxidants, or the main foods that contribute those antioxidants - rather than the total antioxidant level in the diet - contribute to the lower risk of dementia and stroke found in earlier studies. (cnn.com)
  • This study is not saying that blueberries don't help you or a Mediterranean diet doesn't help you, it's saying this very specific dietary component doesn't reduce stroke and dementia risk. (cnn.com)
  • There is instead a risk of false positive cases, that is, people diagnosed with dementia who do not actually have the condition. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • We found that higher glucose levels were associated with an increased risk of dementia, in populations without and with diabetes. (theatlantic.com)
  • We found a monotonically increasing association between the glucose level and the risk of dementia among people without diabetes, which suggests that any incremental increase in glucose levels is associated with an increased risk of dementia. (theatlantic.com)
  • We found the same relationship between glycemia and risk of dementia among people with diabetes at the higher end of the range of glucose levels. (theatlantic.com)
  • We also found an inverse association between glucose level and risk of dementia among people with diabetes who had relatively low levels of glucose, although this association appeared to be driven by glucose levels in three participants with atypical courses of type 2 diabetes. (theatlantic.com)
  • Higher glucose levels may contribute to an increased risk of dementia through several potential mechanisms, including acute and chronic hyperglycemia and insulin resistance. (theatlantic.com)
  • In conclusion, our data provided evidence that higher glucose levels are associated with an increased risk of dementia. (theatlantic.com)
  • Senior author Dr Jean Stafford (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing at UCL) said: "We found that having a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder is linked to a much higher risk of developing dementia later in life. (eurekalert.org)
  • The study is the first high-quality systematic review looking at a range of psychotic disorders and their association with dementia risk. (eurekalert.org)
  • They found that across multiple different psychotic disorders, and regardless of the age at which someone first developed their mental illness, there was a higher risk of dementia later in life. (eurekalert.org)
  • The findings add to the list of modifiable risk factors for dementia. (eurekalert.org)
  • UCL researchers have previously found that four in 10 dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting risk factors from across the lifespan. (eurekalert.org)
  • The current study's joint senior author, Dr Vasiliki Orgeta (UCL Psychiatry), previously found that PTSD increases the likelihood of dementia, and while depression and anxiety also increase the risk, these latest findings suggest that psychotic disorders have the strongest association with dementia risk. (eurekalert.org)
  • The researchers were not able to confirm the cause of the association, whether it is due to the mental illness itself, or perhaps because psychotic disorders increase the likelihood of conditions that in turn increase the risk of dementia. (eurekalert.org)
  • Dr Orgeta said: "People with psychotic disorders are more likely to have other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease or obesity, which can increase the risk of dementia, while they are also more likely to have a poor diet, smoke or use drugs, which may harm their health in ways that could increase their likelihood of developing dementia. (eurekalert.org)
  • The researchers were not able to determine whether effective treatment for psychotic disorders could mitigate the dementia risk, or whether antipsychotic medication could be a factor, as there was limited and conflicting evidence. (eurekalert.org)
  • Type 2 diabetes most commonly occurs in late adulthood, and it has long been known that it can affect the patient's mental health: Patients have a greater risk of developing dementia than non-diabetics. (news-medical.net)
  • The analysis confirmed previous findings that diabetics have an increased risk of developing dementia. (news-medical.net)
  • It was able to significantly decrease the risk of dementia,' says Doblhammer. (news-medical.net)
  • Doblhammer: 'The risk of developing dementia was around 47 percent lower than in non-diabetics, i.e. only about half as large. (news-medical.net)
  • Metformin - another frequently prescribed antidiabetic drug - also lowered the risk of developing dementia. (news-medical.net)
  • Bilingualism can't obliterate" the risk of dementia , said Dr. Thomas Bak of the University of Edinburgh, a co-author of the new study, "but it can delay significantly its onset. (nbcnews.com)
  • Can coffee reduce your risk of dementia? (goodhousekeeping.com)
  • When the researchers compared the participants' diets to the diagnoses and factored in various aspects such as age, gender, and education levels, they failed to find a connection between eating the Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of dementia . (yahoo.com)
  • Poston also brings up the fact that despite the mixed research on this topic, "High blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity are chronic diseases affected by diet that may also increase your risk of dementia. (yahoo.com)
  • Researchers in China have found that vigorous physical activity, whether for leisure, work or through household chores is associated with a reduced risk of developing dementia. (alzheimersresearchuk.org)
  • For physical activity, a higher level most of the activities studied was associated with a lower risk of dementia. (alzheimersresearchuk.org)
  • For mental activity, watching TV was associated with a higher risk of dementia, but seeing family or friends, or doing other group activities was associated with a lower risk of dementia. (alzheimersresearchuk.org)
  • The researchers found that even people with a high genetic risk for Alzheimer's, the most common cause of dementia, could benefit from keeping physically active. (alzheimersresearchuk.org)
  • Repeated occurrences of microvascular ischemia reportedly lead to white matter hyperintensities, focal brain infarcts, and brain atrophy that contribute to cognitive impairment and the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias. (neurodegenerationresearch.eu)
  • While central artery stiffness is associated with impaired cognitive function and abnormalities on cerebral magnetic resonance imaging, no reports to date have examined the effect of changes in arterial stiffness and pulsatility on changes in brain structure, cognitive function, risk of MCI or dementia in community- dwelling older adults, nor have the important roles of gender and race in these associations been assessed. (neurodegenerationresearch.eu)
  • The potential impact of the proposed study stems from the new information it contributes on age-related vascular changes as modifiable risk factors for cerebral microvascular damage, cognitive function, and dementia. (neurodegenerationresearch.eu)
  • For example, there are modifiable risk factors that could reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), slow its progression, or increase your risk of ADRD. (cdc.gov)
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing related chronic conditions is good for your overall physical health, facilitates and improves brain health, and may help decrease the risk of dementia or slow its progression. (cdc.gov)
  • Patients who have had a stroke are at increased risk for vascular dementia. (medscape.com)
  • 9. Stewart R, Stenman U, Hakeberg M, Hägglin C, Gustafson D, Skoog I. Associations between oral health and risk of dementia in a 37-year follow-up study: the prospective population study of women in Gothenburg. (bvsalud.org)
  • Tooth loss and risk of dementia in the community: the Hisayama study. (bvsalud.org)
  • Daily brain exercises may help decrease your risk of developing dementia by building cognitive reserve. (understandtogether.ie)
  • How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia. (understandtogether.ie)
  • While symptoms and onset don't typically occur until later in life, you can lower your risk of dementia by making a few lifestyle changes at any age. (kpwashingtonresearch.org)
  • It also keeps your blood pressure in check, which is helpful because high blood pressure is a risk factor for dementia. (kpwashingtonresearch.org)
  • The risk of dementia is tied to higher-than-average blood sugar levels , even among people who don't have diabetes. (kpwashingtonresearch.org)
  • One group of medications - anticholinergic drugs, including the common antihistamines found in sleep aids and nonprescription allergy drugs such as Benadryl - is linked to a higher risk of developing dementia . (kpwashingtonresearch.org)
  • ACT studies find medications to treat high blood pressure may differ in their impact on dementia risk, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson. (kpwashingtonresearch.org)
  • Understanding Diversity in Life Course Social Determinants of Dementia Risk and Resilience in the Asian American Older Adult Population. (bvsalud.org)
  • Objectives: To examine automobile crash risk associated with cognition in older drivers without dementia. (cdc.gov)
  • Conclusion: This study suggests that, in older drivers, poorer performance on the CASI-IRT may be a risk factor for motor vehicle crashes, even in individuals without diagnosed dementia. (cdc.gov)
  • Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have been implicated as risk factors for dementia in the elderly. (bvsalud.org)
  • Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging. (cdc.gov)
  • Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing. (who.int)
  • Dementia mainly affects older people, and after the age of 65, the likelihood of developing dementia roughly doubles every five years. (england.nhs.uk)
  • It's not just that Rogen is a funny guy and that Alzheimer's affects more than 5 million Americans, but also that a third of people fear dementia more than they do death. (theatlantic.com)
  • That includes potentially avoiding cognitive issues like dementia, which is something that affects millions of people, according to the CDC . (yahoo.com)
  • The first hypothesis claims that tooth loss reduces masticatory function, which in turn negatively affects the stimuli to brain activity and may lead to dementia 2 . (bvsalud.org)
  • The first step to being able to manage the many various care needs for someone with dementia is to understand how dementia affects the person , as well as the ways they will need your help. (thekensingtonfallschurch.com)
  • Because dementia is caused by degeneration in the cerebral cortex, it affects the part of the brain that is responsible for thoughts, memories, actions, and personality. (thekensingtonfallschurch.com)
  • Studies have shown that older adults with dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and that may cause changes in mood and personality) who take antipsychotics (medications for mental illness) such as aripiprazole have an increased chance of death during treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
  • High prevalence of orthostatic hypotension in mild dementia. (medscape.com)
  • The worldwide prevalence of dementia will increase by 85% over the next 20 years and more than triple by the year 2050, according to a report from an international federation of Alzheimer organizations. (medpagetoday.com)
  • It includes detailed estimates of the worldwide scope of dementia, derived principally from three sources -- the World Alzheimer Report 2009, which contained comprehensive data on dementia prevalence, the 10/66 Dementia Research Group's studies of informal care arrangements for people with dementia in Latin America, India, and China, and a global survey of key sources and authorities on the use of care homes for people with dementia. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Our study is the first to report an advantage of speaking two languages in people who are unable to read, suggesting that a person's level of education is not a sufficient explanation for this difference in dementia prevalence seen in other studies, Alladi said. (nbcnews.com)
  • The authors say: "This is one of the first studies, to our knowledge, to investigate the prevalence of [mild cognitive impairment with related memory problems] in [low- and middle-income countries], where the large majority of older people and people with dementia currently live. (medindia.net)
  • Estimates of the prevalence of dementia may vary, but we know that the coming years will bring a growing number of people with dementia, as well as a sizeable group of people with some level of cognitive loss without fitting the actual diagnosis of dementia (Cheston & Bender, 2003). (nursinganswers.net)
  • David has co-authored six influential books (most notably, The Best Friends™ Approach to Dementia Care) relating to dementia care as well as staff development and training. (bestfriendsapproach.com)
  • Symptoms of vascular dementia may develop gradually, or may become apparent after a stroke or major surgery, such as heart bypass surgery or abdominal surgery. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • What are the symptoms of vascular dementia? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The symptoms of vascular dementia depend on the location and amount of brain tissue involved. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Together these themes illustrate the significance of a variety of places to the lives of people with dementia. (bl.uk)
  • Within communities people are taking action, big and small steps that make a difference in the everyday lives of people with dementia. (understandtogether.ie)
  • There is public concern about the increasing numbers of very old people in the UK, indeed across the world, and therefore the increasing numbers of people with dementia. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • As the population of the world increases, there will be larger numbers of people with dementia and an emerging need for prompt diagnosis and treatment. (mdpi.com)
  • Thirty-five million people worldwide have dementia, a number expected to more than triple by 2050 as populations across the planet age. (news24.com)
  • According to the World Health Organization, 47.5 million people worldwide have dementia - a syndrome marked by deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. (rte.ie)
  • However, this is not the case for dementia, since diagnosis in the very early stages is extremely difficult and there is no intervention that is proven to reduce harm if offered at this stage. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • In this article, we provide a range of activities to keep people engaged at all stages of dementia. (caresmartz360.com)
  • Patients with DLB usually have impaired cognition consistent with dementia. (medscape.com)
  • The sample was categorized to identify strata that were likely to include individuals with normal cognition, CIND, and dementia. (medscape.com)
  • After applying sample weights to the ADAMS cohort, CCEs were reported in 1.2% of individuals with normal cognition, 5.3% of individuals with CIND, and 44.8% of individuals with confirmed dementia. (medscape.com)
  • In single-infarct dementia, different areas in the brain can be affected, which may result in significant impairment in cognition. (medscape.com)
  • Report of the second dementia with Lewy body international workshop: diagnosis and treatment. (medscape.com)
  • This is an invited collection of articles which focuses on several aspects of tackling problems in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular dementia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Formal practice intervention trials are now needed to validate the utility of short screens with regard to implementation, effect on rates of diagnosis and treatment of dementia patients, and outcomes for patients, families, and health care systems. (nih.gov)
  • Lewy body dementia , which causes movement symptoms along with dementia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Dementia syndromes associated with parkinsonism include diffuse Lewy body dementia (DLBD), Parkinson disease dementia, and Parkinson disease combined with other dementia syndromes (progressive supranuclear palsy and cortical basal ganglionic degeneration). (snmjournals.org)
  • Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complicated memory and movement disease affecting more than 1 million Americans. (medlineplus.gov)
  • estimated that in 2010, there were 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide, increasing to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115.4 million by 2050. (who.int)
  • The use of comprehensive remote care via telemedicine to older adults with dementia was found to significantly reduce emergency department visits (24% over a 3-year period) . (medscape.com)
  • Aripiprazole is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of behavior problems in older adults with dementia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Dementia only appears when our brains are impaired by neurodegenerative diseases. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the single biggest investment the UK has ever made in neurodegenerative diseases, thanks to £290 million from founding funders the Medical Research Council (MRC), Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • the best place in the world to undertake research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. (england.nhs.uk)
  • Early dementia screening is the process by which a patient who might be in the prodromal phases of a dementing illness is determined as having, or not having, the hallmarks of a neurodegenerative condition. (mdpi.com)
  • CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with sub-cortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) is a genetic disorder that generally leads to dementia of the vascular type. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Cortical dementias occur because of problems in the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain. (rxlist.com)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Alzheimer's disease are two types of cortical dementia. (rxlist.com)
  • Vascular dementia is sometimes further classified as cortical or subcortical dementia. (medscape.com)
  • The 3 most common mechanisms of vascular dementia are multiple cortical infarcts, a strategic single infarct, and small vessel disease. (medscape.com)
  • As his wife's symptoms worsened, he had been visiting a local dementia support center for assistance in caring for her. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • It features his local dementia support group on backing vocals. (buzzfeed.com)
  • You and your staff are invited to take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners . (seniorcareauthority.com)
  • This is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP certification through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. (seniorcareauthority.com)
  • Upon written approval you will directed to International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners ICCDP to complete the online Montessori Dementia Care Professional 6-hour online course. (iccdp.net)
  • This option is for those professionals who have already completed either a Montessori Dementia specific course or have a Montessori Dementia specific certification from a national or international organization, university or International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners ICCDP. (iccdp.net)
  • Mild cognitive impairment doesn't always lead to dementia. (healthline.com)
  • As a result, in recent years increasing attention has been given to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and the diagnosis of prodromal dementia. (cambridge.org)
  • In low and middle-income countries, mild cognitive impairment (a middle stage between normal signs of cognitive aging, such as becoming increasingly forgetful, and dementia, which may or may not progress) is consistently associated with higher disability and with neuropsychiatric symptoms but not with most socio-demographic factors, a large study found and published the findings in this week's PLoS Medicine . (medindia.net)
  • A recent study highlights that the use of acupuncture alone can treat pre-dementia state, known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). (truhealthonline.com)
  • He said that if the patient has a slow dementia (they talk slowly, walk slowly, move slowly) then it's probably going to be Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, or some type of vascular dementia. (medscape.com)
  • And the way he tells the difference between Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy body is by considering what came first. (medscape.com)
  • If the movement symptoms came first and then years later they developed a dementia, it's probably Parkinson's with dementia. (medscape.com)
  • If it's a slow dementia, the differential is going to be either a vascular dementia or dementia with Parkinson's. (medscape.com)
  • There are two types: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The 2016-2018 re-examination of 5,058 members of the ARIC-NCS cohort will include in-depth psychometric assessments, biologic and behavioral traits, and classification of MCI and dementia. (neurodegenerationresearch.eu)
  • The man had been taking care of his wife, 78, since 2018, when she was diagnosed with dementia. (koreatimes.co.kr)
  • Randi Lebar records the heartwarming moments her mother plays beautiful classic music, from Chopin to Beethoven, despite the slow progression of dementia and a lack of short-term memory. (wimp.com)
  • It is essential that young and middle-aged people are aware of the symptoms and can help delay in the progression of Dementia for themselves, others around them and people prone to and those who are experiencing Dementia already. (change.org)
  • Find out what help and support is available if you are facing the challenge of living well with dementia or care for someone with dementia. (moray.gov.uk)
  • Caring for someone with dementia can be a very difficult task. (moray.gov.uk)
  • For those new to caring for someone with dementia, we want to help guide you through what to expect, what's normal and what's not with this condition. (thekensingtonfallschurch.com)
  • These results applied to three kinds of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, and were independent of patients' educational background or income. (nbcnews.com)
  • There are many kinds of dementia but the most common is Alzheimer's disease. (moray.gov.uk)
  • There is also concern that many cases of dementia go undetected and therefore people do not have access to the right help at the appropriate times. (nottingham.ac.uk)
  • Some 7.7 million new cases of dementia are reported every year, with Alzheimer's disease being the most common cause and contributing to 60-70% of cases. (rte.ie)
  • My husband has start of dementia. (aarp.org)
  • I had all the tests and they said it's an early start of dementia. (yahoo.com)
  • Running has been both an anchor and an escape for her as she navigates life with dementia. (buzzfeed.com)