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 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
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 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 - Clock drawing test ratings by dementia specialists. T2 - interrater reliability and diagnostic accuracy. AU - Nair, Anil K. AU - Gavett, Brandon E. AU - Damman, Moniek. AU - Dekker, Welmoed. AU - Green, Robert C. AU - Mandel, Alan. AU - Auerbach, Sanford. AU - Steinberg, Eric. AU - Hubbard, Emily J. AU - Jefferson, Angela. AU - Stern, Robert A. PY - 2010. Y1 - 2010. N2 - The authors conducted a study of clock drawing test scoring by dementia specialists to determine interrater reliability and diagnostic accuracy. The authors randomly assigned 25 clocks from each of six predetermined groups based on consensus diagnosis (cognitive comparison subjects, subjects with a memory complaint but with normal neuropsychological testing, subjects with probable and possible mild cognitive impairment, and subjects with possible and probable Alzheimers disease) to dementia specialists for blinded scoring using a binary yes/no impairment system and a 0-10 scale as subjectively determined by each ...
A collection of disease information resources and questions answered by our Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Specialists for Presenile dementia, Kraepelin type
In addition to Alzheimers disease, the most serious and the most common of the progressive dementias, there are a number of other diseases that may cause senile dementia, or in laymans terms, confusion that is beyond the normal for aging adults. While it is common for some minor confusion or memory problems to develop in older adults, senile dementia goes beyond what is considered to be normal. Four to five percent of Americans of both genders, over the age of 65 have some degree of mental and intellectual impairment (Source: MacLean, ed. 1993).. Besides Alzheimers disease which is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, (behind heart disease, cancer and stroke) there are a number of curable or treatable causes for senile dementia including over medication, often seen in patients in long term care facilities, malnutrition and dehydration. Other causes that can cause the symptoms that mimic the dementia related to Alzheimers disease include: depression, chronic alcoholism, ...
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).
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 ...
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.
B. Guarnieri, M. Musicco, P. Caffarra, F. Adorni, I. Appollonio, D. Arnaldi, A. Bartoli, E. Bonanni, U. Bonuccelli, C. Caltagirone, G. Cerroni, L. Concari, F. I. I. Cosentino, S. Fermi, R. Ferri, G. Gelosa, G. Lombardi, S. Mearelli, F. Nobili, S. Passero, R. Perri, R. Rocchi, P. Sucapane, G. Tognoni, S. Zabberoni, S. Sorbi, Recommendations of the Sleep Study Group of the Italian Dementia Research Association (SINDem) on clinical assessment and management of sleep disorders in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and dementia: a clinical review, Neurological Sciences, 2014, 35, 9, ...
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 ...
Title:The Ultimate Outlier: Transitional Care for Persons with Dementia and BPSD. VOLUME: 14 ISSUE: 9. Author(s):Jiska Cohen-Mansfield*, Colleen A. Ray, Tasmia Hai, Cristina Marcu, Brandy L. Callahan and Morris Freedman. Affiliation:School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, Baycrest, Toronto, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, Baycrest, Toronto, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, Baycrest, Toronto, Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health, Baycrest, Toronto, Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic, Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto. Keywords:BPSD, long term care, dementia, transitional care unit, caregivers, neuropsychology.. Abstract:Background: Transitional care units aim to assist caregivers who cannot manage the care for persons with dementia who manifest behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). However, there is a dearth of research on such care units. Objective: The current study reviewed one specialized transitional ...
The biggest challenge in dementia care is to keep the person with dementia as our primary focus of attention.1 Divining someones wishes and needs can be challenging in the face of deficits in memory and language often encountered in dementia. Skill, subtlety, and appropriate training are required to ensure that the needs and wishes of carers and service providers do not impinge inappropriately on those of the person with dementia.. This task is compounded by what is known as the malignant social psychology of dementia,2 which is a widespread phenomenon. First described more than 20 years ago, these barriers to the appreciation of personhood among people with dementia include objectification, infantilisation, disempowerment, labelling, imposition, and stigmatisation. These tend to occur without malice or forethought but nonetheless are … ...
The Frontotemporal Dementia and Young-Onset Dementia Clinic is dedicated to the care of individuals who suffer from frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), and those who are under 65 years of age with any type of dementia.
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Dementia[edit]. Atrial fibrillation has been independently associated with a higher risk of developing cognitive impairment, ... vascular dementia, and Alzheimer disease.[125][130] Several mechanisms for this association have been proposed, including ... dementia, and stroke.[3] It is a type of supraventricular tachycardia.[13] ... Evidence increasingly suggests that atrial fibrillation is independently associated with a higher risk of developing dementia.[ ...
People with dementia need support from their caregivers. People with dementia can become restless or aggressive but treating ... People with dementia are likely to have difficulty eating and swallowing.[21] Sometimes feeding tubes are used to give food to ... People with dementia are likely to lose memories and cognitive skill. Drugs such as donepezil and memantine can slow the loss ... and people with dementia.[14] The most common way to help people with trouble swallowing is to change the texture of their food ...
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Dementia[edit]. An association between vasectomy and primary progressive aphasia, a rare variety of frontotemporal dementia, ... "A critical analysis of the reported association between vasectomy and frontotemporal dementia". Asian J Androl. 14 (6): 903-4 ...
Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia[edit]. Parkinson's disease is linked with Lewy body dementia for their similar ...
Dementia and epilepsy[edit]. Epilepsy has been noticed in a sampling of coeliac disease patients.[79] One prime example is ... Dementia and ataxia appear to be more common. A recent study of children with neuropathies revealed no increase of CD in early- ... According to recent studies, calcifications of channels seen in dementia can also occur in specific brain areas such as the ... dementia. The problem is that while these are found increased in GSE, the cause of these calcifications is unclear and this may ...
... you have a higher chance of getting dementia" while I'm pretty sure the source is actually saying "people who get dementia are ... Dementia Study[edit]. This should be removed from the page. The population size is woefully inadequate and it is an entirely ... I think the dementia study can stay, but as it stands now, it says "if you're cynical, ... It would make more sense to conclude that the genetic predisposition for dementia is also responsible for cynicism, and also ...
Dementia Praecox, or Group of Schizophrenias at the HathiTrust *^ Moskowitz, A; Heim, G (2011). "Eugen Bleuler's Dementia ... Dementia Praecox, or the Group of Schizophrenias[edit]. Bleuler introduced the term "schizophrenia" to the world in a lecture ... Noll R, (2011) American Madness: The Rise and Fall of Dementia Praecox. Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press. ... He revised and expanded his schizophrenia concept in his seminal study of 1911, Dementia Praecox, oder Gruppe der ...
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... has been tested in other cognitive disorders, including Lewy body dementia,[28] and vascular dementia,[29] but it is ... Vascular dementia: Studies have shown that donepezil may improve cognition in patients with vascular dementia but not overall ... Lewy body dementia: Some studies have shown benefits of donepezil for the treatment of cognitive and behavioral symptoms in ... Rojas-Fernandez CH (February 2001). "Successful use of donepezil for the treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies". The Annals of ...
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It was also tried with some success as a treatment for various psychiatric symptoms seen in people with dementia, but chronic ... ISBN 978-0-07-162442-8. Kirchner, V; Kelly, CA; Harvey, RJ (2001). "Thioridazine for dementia". The Cochrane Database of ... use of thioridazine and other anti-psychotics in people with dementia is not recommended. For further information see: ... versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and psychological symptoms in older people with dementia". ...
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  • Many different types of dementia exist, and many conditions cause it. (alz.org)
  • Different types of dementia are associated with particular types of brain cell damage in particular regions of the brain. (alz.org)
  • Doctors diagnose Alzheimer's and other types of dementia based on a careful medical history, a physical examination, laboratory tests, and the characteristic changes in thinking, day-to-day function and behavior associated with each type. (alz.org)
  • In the future he hopes that scientists will learn whether there are different types of dementia that arise from a TBI, or if the injury causes a unique type of dementia. (reuters.com)
  • What are the most common types of dementia? (cdc.gov)
  • There is currently no cure for most types of dementia, but certain treatments can help alleviate the symptoms temporarily. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Most types of dementia are nonreversible (degenerative). (medlineplus.gov)
  • Different types of dementia can affect various cognitive functions such as memory, personality, or executive function. (healthcentral.com)
  • Different types of dementia can affect different abilities. (healthcentral.com)
  • These types of dementia are irreversible , which means they cannot be cured. (psychcentral.com)
  • There are not direct therapies for most types of dementia, but some conditions, such as normal pressure hydrocephalus, can be treatable. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Many symptoms overlap with other types of dementia, and not all symptoms are easily noticed. (healthline.com)
  • A person in this situation could exhibit symptoms of both of these types of dementia. (healthline.com)
  • But, she points out, there are many other types of dementia. (caring.com)
  • Understand more about the types of dementia, how to spot the signs early and what dementia treatments are available with our dementia news. (saga.co.uk)
  • What is known about caregiving for a person with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia? (cdc.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)
  • The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease , a fatal condition that affects more than 5 million Americans. (psychologytoday.com)
  • The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease. (cbs.nl)
  • Alzheimer's 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. (cbs.nl)
  • Gimson and her colleagues observed that more and more studies were highlighting a link between mental health problems and late-onset dementia - the most prevalent form of dementia , which affects people around the age of 65. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • But until now, it has remained unclear whether these associations mean that anxiety and depression are the first symptoms that appear before the full-blown form of dementia develops, or whether anxiety and depression are independent risk factors. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Research conducted on people aged 65 and older found that those who exerted the most energy walking reduced their risk of the form of dementia by more than a quarter. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • About 5 to 15 percent of people 65 and older suffer from some form of dementia - the most common of which is Alzheimer's disease. (netwellness.org)
  • A group of physicians and public health experts recommended this week that families of those with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia should have a talk about when they should give up their guns. (aarp.org)
  • Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease and is caused by damage to brain tissue due to decreased blood flow. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Alzheimer's disease, like vascular dementia, is a form of dementia. (healthline.com)
  • Coconut also contains several cytokinins and plant phenols that help to inhibit the aggregation of beta-amyloid in the brain, which is a key characteristic of brain deterioration in the commonest form of dementia, namely, Alzheimer's disease. (news-medical.net)
  • An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer's disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • I wonder if she is suffering from some form of dementia. (cnn.com)
  • With this form of dementia, a person may have symptoms such as sudden onset of memory loss, behaviour changes, or difficulties with speech and movement. (alzheimer.ca)
  • Whether symptoms are caused by Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, knowing what to expect and what you can do to help - while getting the emotional support you need - can greatly improve the quality of care you offer and help preserve your health and sanity. (caring.com)
  • Each form of dementia follows a different course over time. (caring.com)
  • But behind the scenes, Kim was dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, Linda, was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk, write and eventually recognize people in her own family. (wamc.org)
  • Her quick deterioration from a form of dementia affects everyone around her: family, caretakers, and a large group of friends who stand by her during the worst. (wamc.org)
  • Meanwhile, older adults with Alzheimer's -- the most common form of dementia -- appear much less likely to show "criminal behavior," the researchers said. (medicinenet.com)
  • Mixed dementia is a condition in which brain changes of more than one type of dementia occur simultaneously. (alz.org)
  • Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. (alz.org)
  • But it's harder to determine the exact type of dementia because the symptoms and brain changes of different dementias can overlap. (alz.org)
  • The people who most often contact us are families caring for someone with dementia, whether that be Alzheimer's disease , vascular dementia , or another type of dementia . (dementiauk.org)
  • 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)
  • This type of dementia, called multi-infarct , or vascular, dementia results from a series of small strokes that progressively destroy the brain. (britannica.com)
  • Another common type of dementia is vascular dementia . (medlineplus.gov)
  • This type of dementia is uncommon. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • More research is now needed to determine whether physical activity can prevent one type of dementia to a greater extent than another. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes memory loss, confusion, and changes in personality. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • However, Alzheimer's is a type of dementia, not dementia itself. (healthline.com)
  • This type of dementia resembles Alzheimer's disease in that it also involves a progressive degeneration of brain cells that is irreversible. (alzheimer.ca)
  • But if you've assumed this responsibility, you're far from alone - an estimated 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia. (caring.com)
  • A care plan for dementia can be broken down into broad categories such as learning about your loved one's type of dementia, facing logistics such as daily living and safety, medical care, and the emotional needs of all involved. (caring.com)
  • What we mostly talk about is Alzheimer's disease because it is the most common [type of dementia]," says Alterman. (caring.com)
  • Getting a correct diagnosis and learning about the type of dementia your loved one has will help you plan. (caring.com)
  • Rebecca Axline, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with Houston Methodist Hospital's Nantz National Alzheimer Center, explains that communication strategies will depend on the type of dementia your loved one has. (caring.com)
  • Dr. Aaron Pinkhasov, chairman of behavioral health at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., explained that this type of dementia affects a brain region -- the frontal lobe -- that "basically filters our thoughts and impulses before we put them out into the world. (medicinenet.com)
  • More than one type of dementia, known as mixed dementia, may exist together. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those who have parents or siblings with dementia are more likely to develop dementia themselves. (cdc.gov)
  • People who develop dementia may lose the ability to regulate their emotions, especially anger , and their personalities may change. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. (mcgill.ca)
  • Less than 5 percent of all people who develop dementia have frontotemporal dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • These stories are based on a study that monitored elderly people in New York, and looked at whether the 117 people who went on to develop dementia had different patterns of memory decline based on the number of years of education they received. (www.nhs.uk)
  • About 1 in 3 people with this problem may develop dementia, but we can't yet predict who these people will be. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • A new study by researchers at the University of Cambridge has discovered that people who have received more education are less likely to develop dementia. (enn.com)
  • Untreated high blood pressure in midlife could make an individual 60 per cent more likely develop dementia, it suggests. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • One person will develop dementia every three minutes in the UK," he said. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Married people tend to have healthier lifestyles and are more socially engaged, which may explain why they're less likely to develop dementia," said the study's lead author, Dr Andrew Sommerlad (UCL Psychiatry). (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Pooled analysis of the data showed that compared with those who were married, lifelong singletons were 42 per cent more likely to develop dementia, after taking account of age and sex. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • The widowed were 20 per cent more likely to develop dementia than married people, although the strength of this association was somewhat weakened when educational attainment was factored in. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • But when the researchers examined patients' body mass index (BMI), which is the most common way to determine whether someone is overweight or obese, they found that people with big bellies were still nearly twice as likely to develop dementia, even if they had BMIs that were considered healthy. (washingtonpost.com)
  • These survivors were also 30 percent more likely to develop dementia after 65. (reuters.com)
  • Risk Factors for Dementia , Symptoms of Dementia , Causes of Dementia , Diagnosis of Dementia and Treatment of Dementia . (alz.org)
  • And even if symptoms suggest dementia, early diagnosis allows a person to get the maximum benefit from available treatments and provides an opportunity to volunteer for clinical trials or studies . (alz.org)
  • But the Helpline is also available to people with a diagnosis of dementia, those worried about their memory or the memory of a loved one, and professionals working in dementia care. (dementiauk.org)
  • People who experienced moderate, severe and repeated TBIs were at the greatest risk, and overall, the odds of a dementia diagnosis decreased over time. (reuters.com)
  • Between 2005 and 2012, they found, 164,334 people had been diagnosed with TBI and had no prior diagnosis of dementia and 136,233 individuals were diagnosed with an unspecified dementia. (reuters.com)
  • A synopsis of the practice parameters on dementia from the american academy of neurology on the diagnosis of dementia. (google.com)
  • Dementia praecox (a "premature dementia" or "precocious madness") is a disused psychiatric diagnosis that originally designated a chronic, deteriorating psychotic disorder characterized by rapid cognitive disintegration, usually beginning in the late teens or early adulthood. (wikipedia.org)
  • DLB is diagnosed when cognitive symptoms begin before or at the same time as parkinsonism, while PDD is the diagnosis when Parkinson's disease is well established before the dementia occurs. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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). (cbs.nl)
  • Standardizing diagnosis and treatment of dementia in hospital patients. (britannica.com)
  • Against a background of an ever-increasing number of patients, new management options, and novel imaging modalities, neuroimaging is playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis of dementia. (springer.com)
  • It sets out the key clinical and imaging features of the wide range of causes of dementia and directs the reader from clinical presentation to neuroimaging and on to an accurate diagnosis whenever possible. (springer.com)
  • Dementia, however, is a broad diagnosis which involves different etiologies ― for example, Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia," Gulpers said. (medscape.com)
  • Globally there is one diagnosis of dementia every three minutes: 225,000 new diagnoses each year. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • The Department of Health wants every person with dementia, and their carers and families, to receive high quality, compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care. (nationalarchives.gov.uk)
  • The condition should be detected as early as possible with accurate diagnosis given sensitively, immediate care and support following diagnosis and continuing support for people with dementia and their carers. (news-medical.net)
  • The diagnosis of dementia is based upon a good clinical history and an examination to determine the nature of the organic or non-organic cause of mental confusion. (healthcentral.com)
  • The UK DRI Centre at Imperial College London ( https://www.imperial.ac.uk/dementia-research-institute/ ) has been established as one of seven national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities that together intend to transform the treatment and care for people with dementia and lead the way in early diagnosis and prevention. (nature.com)
  • Anxiety often occurs together with depression, and symptoms of anxiety have often been reported by people years before receiving a diagnosis of dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • If someone receives a dementia diagnosis they and their family will have questions, including about what support they will receive. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • Doctors need to make an accurate and early diagnosis of dementia to provide the patient the best treatment options. (netwellness.org)
  • Combined with the many symptoms of dementia, a diagnosis is not always clear. (webmd.com)
  • These programmes will provide healthcare professionals with the skills to expertly care for the person with dementia from diagnosis to end-of-life. (ucc.ie)
  • The condition has many causes, so patients with signs or symptoms of dementia should get a comprehensive examination to determine the underlying diagnosis. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Much clinical attention and research effort has been directed towards early diagnosis and mild stages of dementia, and prodromal stages, formerly classified as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). (hindawi.com)
  • Effective fitting of hearing aids can delay diagnosis of dementia by two years. (newscientist.com)
  • Brain imaging (such as with an MRI) can also be helpful in making a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia. (alzheimer.ca)
  • A diagnosis of clinical dementia requires a finding that cognitive defects are severe enough to cause significant impairment in social or occupational functioning. (duhaime.org)
  • A diagnosis of dementia requires a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater cognitive decline than that due to normal aging. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dementia describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory, reasoning or other thinking skills. (alz.org)
  • It leads to dementia symptoms that gradually worsen over time. (alz.org)
  • But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies. (alz.org)
  • Some causes of dementia-like symptoms can be reversed. (alz.org)
  • Many dementias are progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse. (alz.org)
  • Receive helpful tips on managing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. (alz.org)
  • From looking out for the first symptoms of Alzheimer's, to understanding the challenges of living with someone with vascular dementia, our specialist Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere. (dementiauk.org)
  • Unlike these conditions, the symptoms associated with dementia continue to progress in severity until death (see, e.g. (asha.org)
  • What are the signs and symptoms of dementia? (cdc.gov)
  • Because dementia is a general term, its symptoms can vary widely from person to person. (cdc.gov)
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies is distinguished from Parkinson's disease dementia by the time frame in which dementia symptoms appear relative to parkinsonian symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • As dementia becomes worse, symptoms are more obvious and interfere with the ability to take care of oneself. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Pseudodementia is another category of dementia that, as the name implies, is not a true dementia but rather a set of similar symptoms that mimic the condition, often seen in patients with depression. (healthcentral.com)
  • Symptoms of dementia include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, language, and problem-solving. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The symptoms and the lobes that are affected determine the type of frontotemporal dementia a person has. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • These symptoms often mean that a person has a type of frontotemporal dementia called behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • These findings suggest that anxiety may be an independent risk factor for late-onset dementia, excluding the anxiety that might represent the initial symptoms of dementia, write Gimson and colleagues. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Early-stage Alzheimer's and related dementia symptoms are mild and the main role of a caregiver is support. (alz.org)
  • Anxiety and depression are associated with cognitive symptoms and they also complicate established dementia. (bmj.com)
  • Issues and Parkinson's symptoms associated with mood, sleep, medications or other medical problems can all look like dementia. (parkinson.org)
  • Dementia describes a group of symptoms that are caused by changes in brain function. (psychcentral.com)
  • Symptoms associated with dementia can often be treated, however. (psychcentral.com)
  • Reversible conditions with symptoms of dementia can be caused by a high fever, dehydration, vitamin deficiency and poor nutrition, bad reactions to medicines, problems with the thyroid gland, or a minor head injury. (psychcentral.com)
  • Symptoms that begin suddenly may be a sign of this kind of dementia. (psychcentral.com)
  • People with multi-infarct dementia are likely to show signs of improvement or remain stable for long periods of time, then quickly develop new symptoms if more strokes occur. (psychcentral.com)
  • Our study shows education in early life appears to enable some people to cope with a lot of changes in their brain before showing dementia symptoms. (enn.com)
  • At present, Alzheimer's dementia is not curable, but medications may help manage symptoms. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Symptoms of dementia usually develop gradually and are often progressive. (news24.com)
  • The symptoms of vascular dementia depend on which part of the brain is affected, and the severity of symptoms depends on how long the brain was without oxygen and blood. (healthline.com)
  • Symptoms of dementia may be subtle at first and then slowly progress. (healthgrades.com)
  • Dementia tends to have a gradual onset with progressive worsening of symptoms. (healthgrades.com)
  • It's not clear whether undiagnosed hearing loss causes acceleration of dementia, or it exaggerates the symptoms, or they have a common cause. (newscientist.com)
  • In the later stages of the disease, general symptoms of dementia arise, i.e. confusion and forgetfulness. (alzheimer.ca)
  • As you face your loved one's dementia symptoms from day to day, you may at times feel stressed beyond belief. (caring.com)
  • We've put together this guide to help you do just that, outlining the whens, whys and hows of dementia caregiving to help orient you as well as practical tips for handling symptoms and logistical issues, enlisting professional help and getting support. (caring.com)
  • Dementia manifests as a set of related symptoms, which usually surface when the brain is damaged by injury or disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • The signs and symptoms of dementia, are termed as the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, also known as the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other forms of dementia include vascular dementia, mixed dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia. (cdc.gov)
  • Specific forms of dementia have their own ICD-10 codes. (cbs.nl)
  • in addition, more mixed forms of dementia have been observed over time, e.g. vascular dementia combined with Alzheimer's. (cbs.nl)
  • As the pendulum swung in the direction of AD, vascular forms of dementia became relegated to a position of relative obscurity. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In certain forms of dementia, behavioral changes (such as increased aggressiveness), may be prominent. (healthcentral.com)
  • The two most common forms of dementia in older people are Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia (sometimes called vascular dementia). (psychcentral.com)
  • As the world's population of older people rapidly grows in the coming years, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will become a health-care disaster. (technologyreview.com)
  • In a new study , researchers have concluded that poor grip strength may be an indicator of cognitive impairment, which can be a sign of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. (healthline.com)
  • A robot dog under development in California is vying to be a best friend to people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, offering comfort by responding to human touch with life-like motions. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • People who have big bellies in their 40s are much more likely to get Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in their 70s, according to new research that links the middle-aged spread to a fading mind for the first time. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The researchers examined whether there was link between abdominal obesity between the ages of 40 and 45 and the chances of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by the time the patients hit their 70s, between 1994 and 2006. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Top researchers say such wariness, while understandable, is thwarting efforts to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in black patients today. (cnn.com)
  • Understanding the relationship between these measurements will shed new light on disease progression of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • We will not share information with third parties except in specific situations where we are required by law, or if there is a potential risk of harm to the person with dementia, yourself or others. (dementiauk.org)
  • Is the person with dementia safe to be left alone or is supervision always necessary? (healthcentral.com)
  • Get strategies to help both you and the person with dementia communicate and connect. (alz.org)
  • Advice, help and support for anyone newly diagnosed with dementia, worried they have early signs of dementia, or caring for a person with dementia. (www.nhs.uk)
  • That can have a big impact on both the health of the person with dementia and the well-being of their families and other caregivers. (webmd.com)
  • It seems pretty clear that if a person with dementia says that a dead spouse came to visit, or that the people in the nursing home are conspiring to poison the food, that's a sign that something's up, and the person's care team needs to know about it. (webmd.com)
  • How is the person with dementia feeling? (webmd.com)
  • There is no standard dementia care plan, however, because each person with dementia and their families are unique. (caring.com)
  • Perhaps the most important reason to start early with creating a dementia plan is that the person with dementia may still be able to express their preferences for care in the future. (caring.com)
  • The mission of Alzheimer's & Dementia: Journal of the Alzheimer's Association is to bridge the knowledge gaps across a wide range of bench-to-bedside investigation. (apple.com)
  • In the United States, nearly 14 million will have Alzheimer's disease -- a leading cause of dementia -- by 2050, more than double the current number, according to the Alzheimer's Association. (webmd.com)
  • The Alzheimer's Association estimates that it makes up 80 percent of all dementia diagnoses, which is why the two terms are often confused. (healthline.com)
  • Frontotemporal dementia accounts for about 10 to 15 percent of all dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer's Association. (medicinenet.com)
  • Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a term that describes a group of neurodegenerative conditions that affect the front and sides of the brain (the areas called the frontal and temporal lobes respectively). (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Following organizations serve the condition "Frontotemporal dementia" for support, advocacy or research. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Finding the right clinical trial for Frontotemporal dementia can be challenging. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • The terms "Frontotemporal dementia" returned 502 free, full-text research articles on human participants. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Functional Connectivity Changes in Behavioral, Semantic, and Nonfluent Variants of Frontotemporal Dementia. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Frontotemporal dementia: What's to know? (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Frontotemporal dementia refers to a group of disorders that cause dementia to start at a younger age. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Around 60 percent of people who develop frontotemporal dementia are between the ages of 45 and 64 years. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Frontotemporal dementia mainly affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia may cause changes in personality, emotional blunting, and loss of empathy. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Around 60 percent of people with frontotemporal dementia have behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Around 20 percent of people with frontotemporal dementia have the progressive non-fluent aphasia subtype, and 20 percent have semantic dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In some cases, motor disorders may occur with frontotemporal dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The cause of frontotemporal dementia is not entirely understood. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Naming and behavioural problems are commonly seen within the frontotemporal lobar degeneration spectrum, which includes behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (previously Pick's disease), progressive non-fluent aphasia, and semantic dementia (fluent speech with loss of word meaning). (bmj.com)
  • Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a group of disorders that occur when the nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are damaged, causing the lobes to shrink. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Frontotemporal dementia tends to occur at a younger age than Alzheimer's disease and can affect both men and women. (alzheimer.ca)
  • Unlike Alzheimer's disease, which generally affects most areas of the brain, frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella term for a group of rare disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain - the areas generally associated with personality and behaviour. (alzheimer.ca)
  • Pick's disease refers to a subtype of frontotemporal dementia that has these specific abnormalities. (alzheimer.ca)
  • In frontotemporal dementia, the changes in the brain affect the person's ability to function. (alzheimer.ca)
  • Researchers estimate that approximately two to five per cent of all dementia cases are frontotemporal dementia. (alzheimer.ca)
  • In the early stage of frontotemporal dementia, behaviour changes or problems with speech (language) can appear separately. (alzheimer.ca)
  • Unlike Alzheimer's disease, a person with frontotemporal dementia often remains oriented to time and memory is not a problem in the early stages. (alzheimer.ca)
  • No single test can diagnose frontotemporal dementia. (alzheimer.ca)
  • The behavior, researchers found, is most often seen in people with a subtype of frontotemporal dementia . (medicinenet.com)
  • They included 545 people with Alzheimer's and 171 with the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia, where people lose their normal impulse control. (medicinenet.com)
  • So it's not surprising, he said, that of patients in this study, those with frontotemporal dementia had the highest rate of "criminal behavior" -- at 37 percent. (medicinenet.com)
  • Dr. Georges Naasan, one of the researchers on the study, said the legal issues can get tricky, particularly for people with frontotemporal dementia. (medicinenet.com)
  • His team found criminal acts were the first dementia symptom for 14 percent of study patients with frontotemporal dementia. (medicinenet.com)
  • In contrast to frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's tends to affect areas in the back of the brain, which means memory and visual-spatial skills take the biggest hit, Naasan said. (medicinenet.com)
  • Not to be confused with dementia with Lewy bodies , one of the Lewy body dementias, along with Parkinson's disease dementia . (wikipedia.org)
  • Lewy body dementia ( LBD , sometimes referred to as Lewy body disorder) is an umbrella term [1] that includes Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), two dementias characterized by abnormal deposits of the protein alpha-synuclein in the brain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia are similar in many ways, suggesting there may be a common pathophysiological mechanism, with PDD and DLB at opposite ends of a LBD spectrum, and a shared component of protein deposits in Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites . (wikipedia.org)
  • general awareness about LBD lags well behind that of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, even though LBD is the second most common dementia, after Alzheimer's. (wikipedia.org)
  • To best care for those living with the disease, care partners of people with Parkinson's-related dementia must also prioritize self-care . (parkinson.org)
  • In patients who have more serious dementia, the buildup of alpha-synuclein proteins (also called Lewy bodies ) in areas of the brain that are important for memory, thinking or language is likely to blame, says Michael Okun, M.D., national medical adviser to the Parkinson's Foundation and executive director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at University of Florida Health. (aarp.org)
  • Special correspondent Judy Muller reports on a band of musicians who also have Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and dementia. (pbs.org)
  • In cortical Lewy body dementia the distribution of Lewy bodies in the nervous system follows that of Parkinson's disease, except for their greater profusion in the cerebral cortex. (hindawi.com)
  • Parkinsonism may present before or after the dementia, and survival duration is approximately half that seen in Parkinson's disease without dementia. (hindawi.com)
  • Other degenerative causes of dementia include Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease. (healthgrades.com)
  • For all cases of dementia, the higher mental functions are the first to go, then so on until even the most basic mental abilities are impaired. (enn.com)
  • Writing for The Telegraph , Lord Darzi, said individuals should adopt a "use it or lose it" attitude to their brains as a working group prepares to publish a study which suggests 3 million cases of dementia could be avoided in Britain by 2040 by lifestyle changes. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • The report will suggest that each year, 80,294 cases of dementia might be prevented in Britain, with the right steps. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Keage's team said that in the United States for example, if the onset of dementia could be delayed by two years in those aged over 50, there would be nearly two million fewer cases of dementia over the next 40 years -- a reduction that would also dramatically cut the projected economic costs of the disease. (ibtimes.com)
  • Alzheimer's disease causes more than half of all cases of dementia. (news24.com)
  • For the current study, researchers examined data 10,632 cases of dementia diagnosed in Danish adults born with heart defects, mostly after 1960. (reuters.com)
  • Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. (alz.org)
  • Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as "senility" or "senile dementia," which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging. (alz.org)
  • 2014). This subjective cognitive decline is associated with an increased risk of progression to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia (Jessen et al. (asha.org)
  • Unlike dementia, the cognitive decline associated with MCI does not interfere with independence in everyday activities (see, e.g. (asha.org)
  • Dementia most often occurs during old age, but is a more severe form of decline than normal aging . (psychologytoday.com)
  • Anxiety may be associated with an increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia, with the strongest associations in older patients, a new meta-analysis focusing on community populations shows. (medscape.com)
  • Hypotheses regarding mechanisms behind anxiety as a possible causative factor influencing cognitive decline and dementia include hypercortisolism, cardiovascular disease, low-grade inflammation, brain-derived neurotrophic factor suppression, and the cognitive reserves. (medscape.com)
  • If] anxiety is a causal factor leading to cognitive decline and dementia, the regular treatment of cognitive-behavioral therapy could potentially slow the progression. (medscape.com)
  • Without effective treatment, almost half of all children born in the UK this year can expect to spend their later years with progressive cognitive decline and dementia. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Dementia is a permanent decline in cognitive function and memory from a previous level of function. (healthcentral.com)
  • Dementia is the decline in mental ability that is faster than would be expected with normal aging. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • For those who developed dementia, researchers used computer modelling to identify the point at which the rate of memory decline had increased, and how fast this decline was before and after the selected point. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Researchers then compared the point at which memory decline increased, relative to the point at which dementia was diagnosed and the rate of decline between people with different levels of education. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The researchers concluded that these results show that people with more education have a delayed onset of cognitive decline before developing dementia, but that once their memory begins to decline, it declines faster than in people with less education. (www.nhs.uk)
  • They say that these results support the "cognitive reserve hypothesis", which postulates that individuals with higher education have a greater ability to compensate for the changes that occur in the brain early in dementia, but that once signs of dementia begin to show decline is more rapid because the disease is more advanced. (www.nhs.uk)
  • If a stress response that is triggered by anxiety is to blame for accelerated cognitive decline, does this mean that alleviating anxiety would keep dementia at bay? (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The history of memory and executive decline in the context of fluctuations makes dementia with Lewy bodies possible, even without parkinsonism or visual hallucinations. (bmj.com)
  • Detecting signs of dementia at an earlier stage and starting appropriate treatments immediately appears to reduce the rate of mental decline, increase independence in day-to-day activities, reduce health care costs, and improve quality of life. (netwellness.org)
  • Dementia causes a slow decline in thinking skills. (webmd.com)
  • Vascular dementia is a group of conditions that cause a decline in cognitive skills. (healthline.com)
  • The development of dementia is linked to localized insulin resistance in the brain cells, resulting in synaptic failure and eventual cognitive decline. (news-medical.net)
  • THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some older adults with dementia unwittingly commit crimes like theft or trespassing, and for a small number, it can be a first sign of their mental decline, a new study finds. (medicinenet.com)
  • Our Helpline is a free and confidential dementia advice and support service for family carers, people with dementia and professionals. (dementiauk.org)
  • Art provides a means of expression for those with limited ability to engage in conversation, or even answer simple questions, as the result of dementia-and a connection for carers. (psychologytoday.com)
  • You could relax in the knowledge that there were three other carers [Carol, the leader, Ian, a former community psychiatric nurse, and Christine Donnelly, a dementia support worker]. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Working with people with dementia and their carers is one of the most exciting fields of social work. (jkp.com)
  • I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about dementia itself but also to those who want to develop their skills in working with sufferers and carers. (jkp.com)
  • a welcome addition to the growing literature now available for social workers on working with people with dementia and their carers. (jkp.com)
  • Our manifesto looks at the challenges facing people living with dementia and unpaid carers and the impact on their human rights. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • Retrieved on June 16, 2019 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/Dementia-Treatment.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • 2019. Dementia Treatment . (news-medical.net)
  • Launched in 2019, we have been travelling around Scotland to find out what needs to change for people affected by dementia, and what we can do together to make these changes happen. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • Learning about the two terms and the difference between them is important and can empower individuals living with Alzheimer's or another dementia, their families and their caregivers with necessary knowledge. (alz.org)
  • Approximately two-thirds of dementia caregivers are women, about one in three caregivers (34%) is age 65 or older, and approximately one-quarter of dementia caregivers are "sandwich generation" caregivers, meaning that they care not only for an aging parent, but also for children under age 18. (cdc.gov)
  • Well over half (57%) of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and related dementias provide care for four years or more. (cdc.gov)
  • Family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and related dementias are at greater risk for anxiety, depression, and poorer quality of life than caregivers of people with other conditions. (cdc.gov)
  • On average, caregivers reported about 17 unmet dementia care needs. (rwjf.org)
  • Caregivers for Alzheimer's and dementia face special challenges. (alz.org)
  • But they also warned that dementia patients might put family members and caregivers at risk by becoming confused and mistaking them for intruders. (aarp.org)
  • Unpaid caregivers and family members spend more than 100 hours a month, on average, assisting elderly people with dementia who live in the community and not in residential care or nursing homes, according to a new study. (pbs.org)
  • Is it time for family members and caregivers to get some pointers from a dementia care expert care about how to communicate well with someone who has dementia? (caring.com)
  • The goal of which is to help relieve the physical, emotional, and financial burden of caregivers in New York state that are caring for their loved ones with Alzheimer's or Dementia. (wamc.org)
  • Dementia has a significant effect on the individual, relationships, and caregivers. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are many measures that can improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cite this: Anxiety Tied to Dementia - Medscape - Jul 27, 2016. (medscape.com)
  • In 2016 dementia resulted in about 2.4 million deaths, up from 0.8 million in 1990. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is evidence that neuropathological changes occur well in advance of clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's dementia (Bennett et al. (asha.org)
  • Head injuries can increase the risk of dementia, especially if they are severe or occur repeatedly. (cdc.gov)
  • Jealousy, binge eating, and abnormal crying and laughing are just a few behaviors that occur in dementia. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Treatable dementias occur in hypothyroidism , other metabolic diseases, and some malignant tumours . (britannica.com)
  • Dementia can sometimes occur in younger people and may run in families, although this is rare. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • Changes caused by vascular dementia occur in noticeable stages, according to the Mayo Clinic . (healthline.com)
  • Dementia can occur with a variety of different conditions. (healthgrades.com)
  • Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells. (alz.org)
  • Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of a group of brain diseases called dementias. (cdc.gov)
  • Reuters Health) - During the first year after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the risk of developing dementia rises four- to six-fold, according to a large Swedish study that followed millions of people age 50 or older for decades. (reuters.com)
  • Many studies have tried to confirm a link between brain injury and later dementia, but they have had mixed results, the authors note. (reuters.com)
  • In the current study, researchers found that overall, the risk of dementia was increased by about 80 percent during an average 15-year follow-up period after a traumatic brain injury. (reuters.com)
  • Dementia is a syndrome resulting from acquired brain disease. (asha.org)
  • Celiac disease, brain atrophy, and dementia. (google.com)
  • About 10 percent of dementia cases are linked to strokes or other issues with blood flow to the brain. (cdc.gov)
  • People over age 95 without dementia tend to have stronger 'left brain-right brain' functional connectivity, a new study reports. (psychologytoday.com)
  • Dementia is a brain disease characterised by more than one cognitive disorder (e.g. reduced memory, mental capacity, linguistic capacity or recognition of objects or faces). (cbs.nl)
  • Dementia , chronic, usually progressive deterioration of intellectual capacity associated with the widespread loss of nerve cells and the shrinkage of brain tissue. (britannica.com)
  • Dementia is also present in other degenerative brain diseases, including Pick disease and Parkinson disease . (britannica.com)
  • Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Nonreversible means the changes in the brain that are causing the dementia cannot be stopped or turned back. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Nevertheless, until the 1960s and 1970s cerebral atherosclerosis by chronically impairing blood supply to the brain was thought to be the commonest cause of dementia, and AD was regarded as a rare cause affecting only younger patients. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Until the 1990s, the concept of VaD has been dominated by MID, i.e., a dementia caused by small or large brain infarcts. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Dementia is a brain disorder with permanent loss of memory or other higher cognitive function. (healthcentral.com)
  • Primary dementias are those like Alzheimer's in which the dementia itself is the major sign of an organic brain disease not directly related to any other organic illness. (healthcentral.com)
  • Our centre addresses dementia in the context of brain changes over the lifespan, homeostatic mechanisms and influences of environment and lifestyle. (nature.com)
  • Dementia can be caused by a range of pathology -- most commonly Alzheimer's, as well as small blood clots in the brain, and abnormal proteins called Lewy Bodies, among others. (theatlantic.com)
  • If these tests indicated that the person might have dementia, they were given a brain scan and blood tests to rule out other possible causes of their problems. (www.nhs.uk)
  • At 86-years-old it's more likely to be vascular dementia that's caused by the blood vessels to the brain becoming less efficient, and because of this tiny parts of the brain die or don't function as well as they should. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Commenting on the study, Dr Susanna Sorensen, head of research at the Alzheimer's Society, said: "A healthy heart leads to a healthy brain and this study adds to the growing body of evidence that keeping fit can help reduce your risk of developing dementia. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • In multi-infarct dementia, a series of small strokes or changes in the brain's blood supply may result in the death of brain tissue. (psychcentral.com)
  • Vascular dementia is when the arteries supplying blood to the brain become blocked. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • Lewy body dementia seems to be caused by protein deposits (Lewy bodies) building up in the brain. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • Fronto-temporal dementia seem to affect the front of the brain more than other areas. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • On Vascular dementia, problems will depend on which part of the brain is affected. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • Previous research has shown that there is not a one-to-one relationship between being diagnosed with dementia during life and changes seen in the brain at death," says co-author, Dr. Hannah Keage. (enn.com)
  • One person may show lots of pathology in their brain while another shows very little, yet both may have had dementia. (enn.com)
  • Therefore, a stronger brain is more able to withstand the onset of dementia at an old age. (enn.com)
  • More than 80,000 people a year could be saved from dementia by lifestyle changes to protect the brain, according to a major global report. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Lord Darzi said social activity and stimulating the brain - through puzzles or taking up new hobbies - also appeared to play a role in reducing dementia. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Multi-infarct dementia results from numerous small strokes which impair brain function so that the individual has global intellectual impairment. (britannica.com)
  • The researchers found that people who go on to university or college after leaving school appear to be less affected by the brain changes, or pathology, associated with dementia than those who stop education earlier. (ibtimes.com)
  • Over the past decade, studies on dementia have shown that the more time you spend in education, the lower your risk of dementia -- but until now scientists had not known whether this was because education somehow protected the brain against damage, or because it made people better able to cope. (ibtimes.com)
  • A rare, fatal brain disorder, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease causes a rapid, progressive dementia (deterioration of mental functions) and associated neuromuscular disturbances. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies is a rare atypical Parkinsonian disorder characterized by an abnormal accumulation of alpha-synuclein protein in brain cells. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In 25% of cases, dementia is caused by blockages in the small blood vessels in the brain, which is known as vascular dementia. (news24.com)
  • Vascular dementia is caused by a blockage or lack of blood flow to the brain. (healthline.com)
  • According to this theory, dementia patients experience a lack of glucose supply to the brain neurons. (news-medical.net)
  • Researchers have therefore suggested that a diet consisting of very little carbohydrate/sugar and very high amounts of fat from coconut oil could improve cognition in dementia, by increasing the use of ketones rather than glucose as the source of energy for the brain. (news-medical.net)
  • Dementia occurs when brain function is lost. (healthgrades.com)
  • The progression of dementia can be halted or reversed in some cases, particularly when the dementia is due to medications, alcohol abuse , hormonal or chemical imbalances, vitamin deficiency, depression, infection, heart or lung disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus (fluid collection in the brain), or brain tumors. (healthgrades.com)
  • The MRI scan showed degradation of the brain and the neurologist confirmed semantic dementia and ruled out Alzheimers. (medhelp.org)
  • I wouldn't put a label of 'criminal behavior' on what is really a manifestation of a brain disease," said Dr. Mark Lachs, a geriatrics specialist who has studied aggressive behavior among dementia patients in nursing homes. (medicinenet.com)
  • Understanding the processes affecting the ageing brain is central to unlocking the secrets of dementia. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Long reaction times are associated with delayed brain activity in Lewy body dementia. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • The study authors plan an extended seven-year follow-up that will track the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer's , and will include brain imaging scans. (medicinenet.com)
  • Several diseases and injuries to the brain, such as a stroke, can give rise to dementia. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are multiple stages of dementia, ranging from some minor difficulty functioning to severe impairment. (psychologytoday.com)
  • In the most severe stage, people with dementia are completely dependent on the help of others for the basic activities of daily life, such as keeping themselves clean and fed. (psychologytoday.com)
  • The needs and importance for social and physical relationships and in particular intimacy continue well into the moderate to severe stages of dementia," Peisah said. (theatlantic.com)
  • A recent study suggests that living with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may lead to dementia in later years. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • All four studies found a positive correlation between moderate to severe anxiety and later development of dementia: "Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years," write the researchers. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Moderate to severe dementia is found in three percent of those aged 65 to 74 and in 30 percent of those 85 and older. (netwellness.org)
  • The objective of this paper is to present methods for evaluating the nutritional status of patients with severe dementia as well as measures for the treatment of nutritional disorders, the use of vitamin and mineral supplementation, and indications for ANH and pharmacological therapy. (hindawi.com)
  • Severe dementia (SD) is still relatively neglected and its prevalence is unclear, but it is estimated that one-third of dementia patients are in the severe stages [ 4 - 6 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • More severe strokes may cause advanced vascular dementia. (healthline.com)
  • Careful hand-feeding for patients with severe dementia is at least as good as tube-feeding for the outcomes of death, aspiration pneumonia, functional status and patient comfort. (cmaj.ca)
  • 0-10 severe dementia. (prezi.com)
  • Mild to moderate defects were associated with 50 percent greater likelihood of dementia, while the odds were doubled with severe defects. (reuters.com)
  • To enable us to transition between these two phases the next deadline for Dementia Consortium funding applications will be 23rd April 2018. (dementiaconsortium.org)
  • Fortunately, according to a 2018 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association that included nearly 9,500 adults age 50 or older, some evidence shows that controlling blood pressure could lessen the risk of mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia. (webmd.com)
  • In 1974 Hachinski and colleagues used the term multi-infarct dementia (MID) to describe the mechanism by which they considered VaD was produced (Hachinski, Lassen, and Marshall). (encyclopedia.com)
  • What is Multi-Infarct Dementia? (psychcentral.com)
  • In many people with multi-infarct dementia, high blood pressure is to blame. (psychcentral.com)
  • Progressive dementia can also be caused by vascular disorders such as multi-infarct dementia and by infections such as HIV and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (healthgrades.com)
  • You quote Alzheimer's Research UK saying that £12.9 billion could be saved annually if we delay the average onset of dementia by two years ( 29 April, p 28 ). (newscientist.com)
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking increase the risk of dementia if not treated properly. (cdc.gov)
  • Researchers have known for years that hearing loss seems to increase the risk of dementia. (bankrate.com)
  • Other evidence suggests a positive role for coconut in inhibiting the development of obesity, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and elevated blood pressure, all of which increase the risk of dementia. (news-medical.net)
  • The risk is higher than those associated with any other known risk factor for dementia. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a known risk factor for dementia, and although depression and anxiety have been shown to be the most common psychiatric disorders that copresent with MCI, most research has focused on depression, the authors note. (medscape.com)
  • Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK today and nearly 40 million worldwide. (dementiaconsortium.org)
  • Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging. (cdc.gov)
  • Dementia affects every community in every part of the country and around the world. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Dementia affects everyday activities and gets progressively worse. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Dementia affects many families in India. (slideshare.net)
  • Funded for five years by Life Changes Trust, we work with people living with dementia and those who support them to shape the policy and practice that affects them in everyday life. (ageuk.org.uk)
  • MCI is described as an "intermediate stage of cognitive impairment that is often, but not always, a transitional phase from cognitive changes in normal ageing to those typically found in dementia" (Petersen et al. (asha.org)
  • As dementia progresses, memory loss and cognitive impairment broaden in scope until the individual can no longer remember basic social and survival skills or function independently. (britannica.com)
  • Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between normal forgetfulness due to aging and the development of dementia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • and the role needs, veteran cognitive impairment, and sociodemographic factors played in care satisfaction rating.The study participants were enrolled in Partners in Dementia Care (PDC). (rwjf.org)
  • Demographic variables examined included: personal care dependency, cognitive impairment, problem behavior, unmet dementia care needs, satisfaction with physician care, and satisfaction with VA care. (rwjf.org)
  • Dementia-acquired, progressive cognitive impairment sufficient to impair activities of daily living-is more typically encountered in older people, but is not uncommon at younger ages. (bmj.com)
  • Even in the absence of disease modifying therapies, other dementia disorders still require specific treatment strategies, such as modification of vascular risk factors in vascular cognitive impairment, and acetylcholinesterase inhibition for Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, for example. (bmj.com)
  • Mild cognitive impairment is a term used when memory problems are more than you would expect for your age, but not bad enough to be called dementia. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
  • The number of factors that may be tied to an increased likelihood of dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment is continuing to grow. (healthline.com)
  • Vascular dementia, sometimes called vascular cognitive impairment, is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. (healthline.com)
  • By the end of the study 54 people had developed Alzheimer's disease and 27 developed vascular dementia. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • In the early stages of the dementia, however, she probably will have no difficulty identifying photos of the children, or even of casual friends, taken 30 years earlier. (healthcentral.com)
  • During the middle stages of Alzheimer's, the person living with dementia will need a greater level of care. (alz.org)
  • To give people in the early stages of dementia some control over the decision, the doctors suggested drawing up an advance directive that sets up a "firearm retirement date. (aarp.org)
  • HIV-associated dementia is a serious consequence of HIV infection and is typically seen in advanced stages of the disease. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • An increasing proportion of older adults with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias are now surviving to more advanced stages of the illness. (hindawi.com)
  • Dementia typically emerges in stages for which psychiatry has developed a test ( MMSE ) and a scale ( Global Deterioration Scale ). (duhaime.org)
  • Serial studies are assessing subjects from both 'at risk' groups and those at the earliest stages of illness to define predictors of subsequent development of dementia and to assess imaging changes as surrogate outcome measures for clinical trials. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • [13] The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) and the Lewy Body Society promote awareness and provide support that helps society, by reducing costly use of healthcare, and families with LBD, by reducing stress. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pure cortical Lewy body dementia without Alzheimer pathology is uncommon. (hindawi.com)
  • It hosts the NIHR Biomedical Research Unit specialising in clinical research into Lewy body dementia. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Divergent functional connectivity during attentional processing in Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's disease. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Get the facts on dementia and disorders such as Lewy Body dementia, Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and more. (medicinenet.com)
  • See how families living with dementia can be supported. (slideshare.net)
  • Most of these cases include both vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. (healthline.com)
  • We are also part of national imaging collaborations, including the MRC/NIHR funded Deep and Frequent phenotyping study, and clinical trials for vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases that cause dementia are our biggest medical challenge. (dementiaconsortium.org)
  • The Dementia Consortium is focused on fast-tracking new treatments to find an answer to the neurodegenerative diseases that cause dementia. (dementiaconsortium.org)
  • The following are common neurodegenerative diseases that cause dementia. (asha.org)
  • Dementia is most commonly seen in the elderly (senile dementia), though it is not part of the normal aging process and can affect persons of any age. (britannica.com)
  • The cortical tangles and plaques of Alzheimer pathology are often present, the likely explanation being that Alzheimer pathology provokes dementia in many patients. (hindawi.com)
  • Until recently, most of our understanding of the pathology of dementia was largely based on studies of white patients. (cnn.com)
  • Treatment of dementia depends on the condition causing the dementia. (news-medical.net)
  • The use of nutritional interventions in the prevention or treatment of dementia is extremely promising because of the low cost, simplicity, acceptability and safety. (news-medical.net)
  • Treatment of dementia depends upon the underlying cause(s). (healthgrades.com)
  • Vascular dementia, or multiple strokes. (netwellness.org)
  • Vascular dementia could be caused by a large stroke or many small strokes and is another common cause of dementia. (netwellness.org)
  • Support UCL's world-leading dementia research The research aims to beat the disease: to find the cause, discover a cure and improve care for people living with dementia. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Throughout, a practical approach is adopted, geared specifically to the needs of clinicians (neurologists, radiologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians) working in the field of dementia, for whom this book should prove an invaluable resource. (springer.com)
  • a positive contribution for new social workers as well as an acknowledgement of the existing work by professionals currently working in the field of dementia. (jkp.com)
  • Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia. (alz.org)
  • Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of dementia cases. (alz.org)
  • Vascular dementia , which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. (alz.org)
  • See ASHA's resource on common dementias . (asha.org)
  • How common is dementia? (cdc.gov)
  • This is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases. (cdc.gov)
  • Lewy body dementias are more often misdiagnosed than any other common dementia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Why Are Sleep Disturbances So Common in Dementia? (psychologytoday.com)
  • Disrupted sleep cycle and poor sleep hygiene are common reasons why individuals with dementia are up in the middle of the night. (psychologytoday.com)
  • The most common irreversible dementia is Alzheimer disease . (britannica.com)
  • The second most common cause of dementia is hypertension (high blood pressure) or other vascular conditions. (britannica.com)
  • Lewy body disease is a common cause of dementia in older adults. (medlineplus.gov)
  • All dementias - whether primary or secondary, treatable or untreatable - share a few clinical characteristics in common. (healthcentral.com)
  • Dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions may increase a person's risk of contracting COVID-19. (alz.org)
  • There are some ideas that vitamin D and E deficiencies contribute to dementia and they may be less common in those eating more. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Dementia - an acquired impairment in mental and functional capabilities - is common in the elderly. (netwellness.org)
  • Dementia is a common illness. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Stroke is a common cause of vascular dementia. (healthline.com)
  • As more people are living longer, dementia is becoming more common. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2020 is suddenly becoming the Dementia Campaign. (politico.com)
  • It was estimated in 2020 that dementia affected about 50 million people worldwide. (wikipedia.org)
  • To allow effective and acceptable study of people with early dementia we have developed very rapid scanning techniques. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Newcastle, jointly with the Institute of Neurology in London, will be the co-ordinating Centre for the Department of Health funded Neurodegenerative Disease and Dementia Clinical Research Networks. (ncl.ac.uk)
  • Applications to collaborate with the Dementia Consortium are open globally to academic researchers and SMEs and are reviewed six times per year. (dementiaconsortium.org)
  • The association between TBI and dementia in the siblings group was similar to that of the other two groups, and researchers found no notable differences between men and women. (reuters.com)
  • In 2005 researchers reported that some 24.3 million people worldwide were living with dementia. (britannica.com)
  • Our researchers are seeking to find the cause and discover a cure for dementia. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Machine-learning could help to find new treatments for dementia, according to researchers at UCL. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • People with dementia in hospitals who are in pain are more likely to experience delirium as well, often unable to communicate the pain they are in, find UCL researchers. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • A study by Australian researchers found that nursing home residents "including those with dementia, saw themselves as sexual beings and with a continuing need and desire to express their sexuality. (theatlantic.com)
  • The researchers propose that physical activity may improve cerebral blood flow and lower the risk of cerebrovascular disease, which is a risk factor for vascular dementia. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease is far more expensive -- 57 percent more -- than caring for those with illnesses like cancer or heart disease, according to a study from researchers at Mt. Sinai. (pbs.org)
  • In a new study, researchers examined how often older adults who have diagnosed and undiagnosed dementia engage in potentially unsafe activities. (psychcentral.com)
  • Based on various cognitive tests, the researchers determined that 1,038 of the people they observed had probable dementia. (psychcentral.com)
  • The researchers said that people with probable dementia who had not been diagnosed were more likely to engage in potentially dangerous activities than people who had been diagnosed with dementia. (psychcentral.com)
  • The risk for dementia, the researchers found, increased steadily with the amount of fat in the abdomen, even after accounting for alternative explanations, such as other diseases, bad habits and lower education. (washingtonpost.com)
  • So, to investigate this, Gimson and her team sifted through 3,500 studies in search of papers that examined the link between midlife depression, with or without anxiety, and late-onset dementia. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • But a further study in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care by some of the same authors found that only 20 percent of Australian nursing homes had policies about sexuality or sexual health. (theatlantic.com)
  • The study in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care found that staff were anxious about addressing sex among their residents. (theatlantic.com)
  • These findings suggest that cobalamin deficiency may cause a reversible dementia in elderly patients. (google.com)
  • Neuropsychology of vitamin B12 deficiency in elderly dementia patients and control subjects. (google.com)
  • The study recently published in the journal Dementias and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders focused on a number of elderly Indonesians who live across a wide range of areas in Java. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Most dementia patients are elderly and susceptible to declining health due to lack of abilities to care for self and seek help. (news-medical.net)
  • Emma works a day job in elderly care, but she has also been a sex worker specializing in working with people with disabilities, including dementia, for 30 years. (theatlantic.com)
  • Healthy elderly adults (aged 75 to 85 years old) without dementia enrolled in the study between 1980 and 1983 and have been followed up until 2007. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Our findings show moderate physical activity, such as walking, and all physical activities combined lowered the risk of vascular dementia in the elderly independent of several sociodemographic, genetic and medical factors,' said study author Dr Giovanni Ravaglia. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A government institution has developed a smartphone app designed to prevent elderly people from developing dementia amid restraints on activities outside the home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (japantimes.co.jp)