Dementia: 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.Dementia, Vascular: 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)Alzheimer Disease: 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)Dementia, Multi-Infarct: 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)Lewy Body Disease: 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)Cognition Disorders: Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.Neuropsychological Tests: 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.AIDS Dementia Complex: 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)Caregivers: 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.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Behavioral Symptoms: Observable manifestations of impaired psychological functioning.Psychiatric Status Rating Scales: Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Brain: 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.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Atrophy: 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.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Mild Cognitive Impairment: 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.Risk Factors: 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.Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Symptom Assessment: Evaluation of manifestations of disease.Parkinson Disease: 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)Magnetic Resonance Imaging: 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.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Follow-Up Studies: 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.Prevalence: 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.Prospective Studies: 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.Geriatric Assessment: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.Lewy Bodies: 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.Cohort Studies: 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.Memory Disorders: 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.Psychomotor Agitation: A feeling of restlessness associated with increased motor activity. This may occur as a manifestation of nervous system drug toxicity or other conditions.tau Proteins: 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).Apolipoprotein E4: 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.Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration: 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.Neurofibrillary Tangles: 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.Pick Disease of the Brain: 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)Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Disease Progression: 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.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Age Factors: 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.Homes for the Aged: Geriatric long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Cholinesterase Inhibitors: 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.Age of Onset: 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.Hallucinations: 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.Depressive Disorder: An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Wandering Behavior: 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.Incidence: 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.Temporal Lobe: 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.Institutionalization: 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.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Autopsy: Postmortem examination of the body.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Frontal Lobe: The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Nootropic Agents: 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.Affective Symptoms: Mood or emotional responses dissonant with or inappropriate to the behavior and/or stimulus.Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale: 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)Plaque, Amyloid: Accumulations of extracellularly deposited AMYLOID FIBRILS within tissues.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Amyloid beta-Peptides: 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.Residential Facilities: Long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders: Cognitive disorders including delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. These may be the result of substance use, trauma, or other causes.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Apathy: Lack of emotion or emotional expression; a disorder of motivation that persists over time.Neurodegenerative Diseases: 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.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Psychological Tests: Standardized tests designed to measure abilities, as in intelligence, aptitude, and achievement tests, or to evaluate personality traits.Mental Competency: The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).Aphasia, Primary Progressive: 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)Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.United StatesCerebrovascular Disorders: 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.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Antipsychotic Agents: Agents that control agitated psychotic behavior, alleviate acute psychotic states, reduce psychotic symptoms, and exert a quieting effect. They are used in SCHIZOPHRENIA; senile dementia; transient psychosis following surgery; or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; etc. These drugs are often referred to as neuroleptics alluding to the tendency to produce neurological side effects, but not all antipsychotics are likely to produce such effects. Many of these drugs may also be effective against nausea, emesis, and pruritus.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Psychotic Disorders: Disorders in which there is a loss of ego boundaries or a gross impairment in reality testing with delusions or prominent hallucinations. (From DSM-IV, 1994)Supranuclear Palsy, Progressive: 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)Behavior: The observable response of a man or animal to a situation.Early Diagnosis: Methods to determine in patients the nature of a disease or disorder at its early stage of progression. Generally, early diagnosis improves PROGNOSIS and TREATMENT OUTCOME.Geriatric Nursing: Nursing care of the aged patient given in the home, the hospital, or special institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, etc.Cerebral Cortex: 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.Memory: 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.Delusions: A false belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that persists despite the facts, and is not considered tenable by one's associates.Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Categorical classification of MENTAL DISORDERS based on criteria sets with defining features. It is produced by the American Psychiatric Association. (DSM-IV, page xxii)Delirium: 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)Aphasia: 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.Beneficence: The state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial. (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). The ethical principle of BENEFICENCE requires producing net benefit over harm. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Schizophrenia: A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.Fatigue: The state of weariness following a period of exertion, mental or physical, characterized by a decreased capacity for work and reduced efficiency to respond to stimuli.Prodromal Symptoms: Clinical or physiological indicators that precede the onset of disease.Brain Diseases: Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.IndianaMemantine: AMANTADINE derivative that has some dopaminergic effects. It has been proposed as an antiparkinson agent.Basal Ganglia Diseases: Diseases of the BASAL GANGLIA including the PUTAMEN; GLOBUS PALLIDUS; claustrum; AMYGDALA; and CAUDATE NUCLEUS. DYSKINESIAS (most notably involuntary movements and alterations of the rate of movement) represent the primary clinical manifestations of these disorders. Common etiologies include CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS; NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES; and CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA.Assisted Living Facilities: 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)Apolipoproteins E: 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.Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic: A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Phenylcarbamates: 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.DNA Repeat Expansion: An increase number of repeats of a genomic, tandemly repeated DNA sequence from one generation to the next.Executive Function: A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.Neurologic Examination: Assessment of sensory and motor responses and reflexes that is used to determine impairment of the nervous system.alpha-Synuclein: A synuclein that is a major component of LEWY BODIES that plays a role in neurodegeneration and neuroprotection.SwedenLanguage Disorders: Conditions characterized by deficiencies of comprehension or expression of written and spoken forms of language. These include acquired and developmental disorders.Long-Term Care: Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Tauopathies: Neurodegenerative disorders involving deposition of abnormal tau protein isoforms (TAU PROTEINS) in neurons and glial cells in the brain. Pathological aggregations of tau proteins are associated with mutation of the tau gene on chromosome 17 in patients with ALZHEIMER DISEASE; DEMENTIA; PARKINSONIAN DISORDERS; progressive supranuclear palsy (SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY, PROGRESSIVE); and corticobasal degeneration.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
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- Most experts estimate that Lewy body dementia is the third most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia , accounting for 5 to 10 percent of cases. (alz.org)
- The hallmark brain abnormalities linked to Lewy body dementia are named after Frederich H. Lewy, M.D., the neurologist who discovered them while working in Dr. Alois Alzheimer's laboratory during the early 1900s. (alz.org)
- Lewy bodies are also found in other brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease dementia . (alz.org)
- Many people with both Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's dementia also have plaques and tangles - hallmark brain changes linked to Alzheimer's disease. (alz.org)
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- Since Lewy bodies tend to coexist with Alzheimer's brain changes , it may sometimes be hard to distinguish Lewy body dementia from Alzheimer's disease, especially in the early stages. (alz.org)
- Memory loss tends to be a more prominent symptom in early Alzheimer's than in early Lewy body dementia, although advanced Lewy body dementia may cause memory problems in addition to its more typical effects on judgment, planning and visual perception. (alz.org)
- Movement symptoms are more likely to be an important cause of disability early in Lewy body dementia than in Alzheimer's, although Alzheimer's can cause problems with walking, balance and getting around as it progresses to moderate and severe stages. (alz.org)
- Hallucinations, delusions and misidentification of familiar people are significantly more frequent in early-stage Lewy body dementia than in Alzheimer's. (alz.org)
- REM sleep disorder is more common in early Lewy body dementia than in Alzheimer's. (alz.org)
- Disruption of the autonomic nervous system, causing a blood pressure drop on standing, dizziness, falls and urinary incontinence, is much more common in early Lewy body dementia than in Alzheimer's. (alz.org)
- Both behavior variant frontotemporal dementia and PPA are far less common than Alzheimer's disease in those over age 65 years. (alz.org)
- However, in the 45 to 65 age range, behavior variant frontotemporal dementia and PPA are nearly as common as younger-onset Alzheimer's . (alz.org)
- Memory loss tends to be a more prominent symptom in early Alzheimer's than in early FTD, although advanced FTD often causes memory loss in addition to its more characteristic effects on behavior and language. (alz.org)
- Dementia is a severe loss of these abilities, especially thinking, and is one of the most common causes of dementia after Alzheimer's disease and vascular disease . (medicinenet.com)
- early symptoms resemble diseases such as Alzheimer's and may occur alone or with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. (medicinenet.com)
- LBD is one of the most common causes of dementia, after Alzheimer's disease and vascular disease. (medicinenet.com)
- Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia. (alz.org)
- Find out what how typical age-related memory loss compares to early signs of Alzheimer's and other dementias. (alz.org)
- Receive helpful tips on managing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. (alz.org)
- That's why memory loss is often one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's. (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)
- Since Alzheimer's affects people in different ways, each person may experience symptoms - or progress through the stages - differently. (alz.org)
- People with cognitive changes caused by Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's or another dementia. (alz.org)
- The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease worsen over time, although the rate at which the disease progresses varies. (alz.org)
- Dementia is a general term to describe the symptoms of mental decline that accompany Alzheimer's and other brain diseases. (alz.org)
- During the middle stage of Alzheimer's, the dementia symptoms are more pronounced. (alz.org)
- Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia: Learn the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages, risk factors, current research, treatments and more. (alz.org)
- Symptoms often overlap with those of other types of dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease dementia. (mayoclinic.org)
- Changes in your thought processes occur in noticeable steps downward from your previous level of function, unlike the gradual, steady decline that typically occurs in Alzheimer's disease dementia. (mayoclinic.org)
- But vascular dementia can also develop very gradually, just like Alzheimer's disease dementia. (mayoclinic.org)
- Studies show that many people with dementia and evidence of brain vascular disease also have Alzheimer's disease. (mayoclinic.org)
- Memory loss is a key symptoms of dementia and researchers developed drugs to be used for Alzheimer's disease that preserve communication between brain cells by reducing the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
- The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. (sooperarticles.com)
- The person suffering with Alzheimer's symptoms will regularly keep important things in odd places, he can get lost even in those places, which are very familiar to him. (sooperarticles.com)
- But there is a fine line between age related dementia and the possibility of the existence of a disease such as Alzheimer's, which is characterized by some signs of dementia. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
- The basic symptoms of age related dementia are also consistent with those of patients who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
- In particular, it is extremely important not to confuse dementia with Alzheimer's, as this can be fatal for the patient. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
- There are several kinds, including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, vascular dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, those caused by other illnesses, and those related to nutritional or medication issues. (infobarrel.com)
- Another possible treatment of dementia used on Alzheimer's disease patients. (infobarrel.com)
- Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer's disease and is estimated to affect around 150,000 people in the UK. (express.co.uk)
- A person who has had a stroke, or who has diabetes or heart diabetes, is approximately twice as likely to develop vascular dementia, according to Alzheimer's Society. (express.co.uk)
- Because Alzheimer's is responsible for 50 to 60 percent of dementia cases, it's the most broadly recognized form. (healthcentral.com)
- Many symptoms are similar to Alzheimer's disease but treatment may vary, so it's important that a doctor diagnose the correct disease. (healthcentral.com)
- Frontotemporal dementia has a history of being misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem and is often confused with Alzheimer's disease, as well. (healthcentral.com)
- Alzheimer's and dementia onset typically occurs in the elderly, but it can happen to middle-aged people as well. (caring.com)
- Dr Clare Walton, Research Manager at Alzheimer's Society, said: "This study adds to a growing body of research suggesting that hearing loss is a risk factor for dementia. (express.co.uk)
- Participants will also be screened for a previous diagnosis of either Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, or Mixed Dementia using DSM-5 criteria. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- According to the Alzheimer's Society, there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and 80 per cent of people in care homes have some form of memory problems or dementia. (anglia.ac.uk)
- Dementia , senility, and Alzheimer's disease are not the same things. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Vascular dementia is the second-most diagnosed form of dementia after Alzheimer's. (sunriseseniorliving.com)
- Similar to Alzheimer's, vascular dementia is often associated with old age. (sunriseseniorliving.com)
- The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging offers resources on vascular dementia as part of their Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center. (sunriseseniorliving.com)
- Are Dementia and Alzheimer's the Same? (everydayhealth.com)
- While Alzheimer's is the most common dementia, it is not the only kind. (everydayhealth.com)
- While memory loss is one of the first signs of Alzheimer's, people with vascular dementia may initially have impaired judgment or unusual difficulty with planning, organizing, and making decisions. (everydayhealth.com)
- In the past, physicians used a diagnosis of Alzheimer's to rule out vascular dementia and vice versa. (everydayhealth.com)
- Autopsy studies of people with Alzheimer's reveal that about half also had other forms of dementia, most commonly vascular dementia. (everydayhealth.com)
- Scientists have observed an association between certain kinds of dementia and high levels of proteins in the brain, as with Alzheimer's disease. (everydayhealth.com)
- According to the United Kingdom group the Alzheimer's Society , most people can significantly lower their dementia risk by staying physically active, eating a healthy diet, drinking alcohol in moderation (if at all), and not smoking. (everydayhealth.com)
- A small number of cases of MCI are related not to Alzheimer's disease but to other causes of dementia. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Denial of cognitive loss-knowledge through reasoning, intuition or perception-is quite common among people who have dementia, or in patients with Alzheimer's. (brighthub.com)
- Alzheimer's or Dementia? (brighthub.com)
- Alzheimer's is actually a form of dementia. (brighthub.com)
- Preliminary observations suggest the possible value of ChEIs in the amelioration of psychotic symptoms in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT), dementia with Lewy bodies and patients suffering from Parkinson's disease (11-18). (clinicaltrials.gov)
- These causes include Alzheimer's disease, Lewy-body disease, Parkinson's Disease , Vascular dementia , and head injury to name a few. (dementia.org)
- Other forms of dementia have symptoms that overlap with those of Alzheimer's disease, but the particular pattern of impairment differs for each disease. (dementia.org)
- The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. (canada.com)
- The most common mixed dementia is due to a combination of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. (canada.com)
- Unfortunately, when dementia is caused by conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, brain injury, or blood vessel changes, the changes that occur are irreversible. (canada.com)
- This innovative new book sets out practical guidance for people with dementia, their families and carers on reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. (jkp.com)
- While Alzheimer's disease is the most widely known form of dementia, Lewy Body dementia is the second most widely diagnosed form of this condition. (visitingangels.com)
- Lewy Body dementia can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms are often similar to Alzheimer's. (visitingangels.com)
- If this is the case, family members often need to consider an in home caregiver to administer Dementia Care or Alzheimer's care. (sooperarticles.com)
- Before hiring an in home caregiver for an Alzheimer's care or dementia care program, it is important for family members to distinguish between just a typical case of memory loss and a possible case of dementia. (sooperarticles.com)
- If this is happening to a loved one, it may be critical to get them into an Alzheimer's care or dementia care program as soon as possible. (sooperarticles.com)
- If you see any of this occurring, keep a sharp eye on it, you may need to have a dementia care or Alzheimer's care program on stand-by and ready to go if things reach a critical point. (sooperarticles.com)
- If any of these 4 signs are occurring, an Alzheimer's care or dementia care program administered by a qualified in home caregiver can be very helpful in slowing down and in some cases reversing the deterioration of your loved one's mental health. (sooperarticles.com)
- If you have Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, the sooner you're evaluated and diagnosed, the more options you're likely to have in improving your symptoms. (bio-medicine.org)
- While Alzheimer's is a progressive disease with no known cure, drugs may slow the progression of the disease or improve symptoms. (bio-medicine.org)
- Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and affects about 5% of people over age 65. (canada.com)
- At least 10% of cases of dementia are due to a combination of Alzheimer's disease and multiple strokes. (canada.com)
- There are over 200 subtypes of dementia, but the five most common are: Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia. (dementiauk.org)
- Alzheimer's symptoms tend to develop gradually over time. (dementiauk.org)
- The most common is a combination of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, known as mixed dementia. (dementiauk.org)
- Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute's Translational Neuroimaging Laboratory at McGill used artificial intelligence techniques and big data to develop an algorithm capable of recognizing the signatures of dementia two years before its onset, using a single amyloid PET scan of the brain of patients at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. (healthcanal.com)
- Though the accumulation of amyloid begins decades before the symptoms of dementia occur, this protein couldn't be used reliably as a predictive biomarker because not all MCI patients develop Alzheimer's disease. (healthcanal.com)
- According to the researchers, treatment for agitation related to dementia is needed since more than half of people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease also have behavioral or psychiatric problems. (quinessence.com)
- Dementia and Alzheimer's disease incidence in relationship to cardiovascular disease in the cardiovascular health study cohort," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 1101-1107, 2005. (hindawi.com)
- For people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment, diabetes and prediabetes predicted the onset of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- Diabetes and prediabetes increased risk of conversion from amnestic MCI to Alzheimer's dementia and from any-type or nonamnestic MCI to all-cause dementia. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- Lewy body dementia is now believed to be the second most common specific cause of dementi a after Alzheimer's disease . (springarborliving.com)
- There is considerable overlap between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease . (springarborliving.com)
- Patients with Lewy body dementia often experience cognitive problems associated with Alzheimer's disease , such as memory loss, spatial impairment and language difficulties. (springarborliving.com)
- For example, early in the illness Lewy body dementia patients often experience detailed and extremely vivid hallucinations, unlike people with Alzheimer's disease. (springarborliving.com)
- A large overlap exists with Alzheimer's dementia and many patients have a mixed form of dementia. (bmj.com)
- Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be a comorbidity, with mixed dementia being common. (bmj.com)
- Whether due to Alzheimer's disease or drug abuse, dementia affects many people. (study.com)
- And, although there are over 50 different diseases that can cause dementia, Alzheimer's is the most prevalent. (jeaseniorliving.com)
- In our JEA Senior Living communities, aside from Alzheimer's, the diseases we see most often Vascular dementia , Lewy Bodies Disease , Frontal-temporal Dementia and Parkinson's related dementia . (jeaseniorliving.com)
- Three new studies presented at the 2015 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) suggest that physical exercise may be an effective form of treatment for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. (doctorshealthpress.com)
- The team discovered that those in the exercise program had fewer neuropsychiatric symptoms that are often associated with Alzheimer's disease patients than the control group. (doctorshealthpress.com)
- These studies suggest that physical activity is a potentially effective form of treatment for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. (doctorshealthpress.com)
- Maria Carrillo, chief science officer of the Alzheimer's Association, concludes: "These findings also highlight the potential value of non-drug therapies for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and remind us that research ought to adamantly pursue combination and multi-modal approaches to Alzheimer's therapy and prevention. (doctorshealthpress.com)
- Murman DL, Colenda CC. The economic impact of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer's disease: can drugs ease the burden? (springer.com)
- Is Dementia the same thing as Alzheimer's? (agingcare.com)
- From what I understand all Alzheimer's is dementia but not all dementia is Alzheimer's. (agingcare.com)
- Dementia, impaired cognitive functioning including short term memory loss and loss of orientation to person place and time are symptoms of Alzheimer's. (agingcare.com)
- Psychopathological symptoms occur already in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer's disease (AD). (alzheimer-europe.org)
- In later years of hypertensive patients these scars can lead to diseases like Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. (highbloodpressuremed.com)
- There are many different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson's disease, mixed dementia, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (top10homeremedies.com)
- Most people recognize memory problems as a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. (nextavenue.org)
- One category involves neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, frontotemporal dementia , Parkinson's and Huntington's disease . (nextavenue.org)
- Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between age-related changes in a loved one and the first signs of Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other forms of memory loss. (sunrise-care.co.uk)
- This book is a resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, who provide support for a variety of medical conditions and dementia-related behaviors. (pioneernetwork.net)
- Also, an entire chapter is devoted to how caregivers can take care of their own health and safety while helping someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. (pioneernetwork.net)
- Method: Retrospective chart review was conducted on 254 consecutive cases of community dwelling elderly newly diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's Dementia (AD) n = 122, mild Vascular Dementia (VaD) n = 71 or Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI) n = 32 and Non-Amnestic MCI (nMCI) n = 29. (scirp.org)
- Depression is common in both Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Vascular Dementia (VaD) with research suggesting that 10% - 20% of AD patients suffer from depressive syndromes whereas this estimate climbs to 40% or more among VaD patients . (scirp.org)
- Relationship between dementia severity and behavioural and psychological symptoms in early-onset Alzheimer's disease. (nih.gov)
- Alzheimer's Disease International estimates that there are 44.4 million people living with dementia. (futurelearn.com)
- The most common of these is Alzheimer's, which accounts for around 62% of people with dementia. (futurelearn.com)
- Lewy body dementia (LBD), is a common form of dementia combining Alzheimer's-like cognitive symptoms and Parkinson's-like motor issues. (silverado.com)
- A neurodegenerative disease, it is the second most prevalent type of dementia after Alzheimer's disease. (silverado.com)
- Combining cognitive symptoms similar to Alzheimer's with the motor features of Parkinson's, LBD is estimated to affect 1.3 million people in the United States. (silverado.com)
- This review presents an up-to-date look at the literature investigating the use of cannabinoid for these symptoms in dementia.Recent findingsWe searched electronically for publications regarding cannabinoid use in dementia, with a focus on Alzheimer's disease. (deepdyve.com)
- In contrast to Alzheimer's disease (AD), in which memory loss is the first symptom, those with DLB first experience impaired attention, executive function, and visuospatial function, while memory is affected later. (wikipedia.org)
- As with other types of dementia , there is no single test that can conclusively diagnose Lewy body dementia. (alz.org)
- Different types of dementia are associated with particular types of brain cell damage in particular regions of the brain. (alz.org)
- There are various types of dementia and the numerous symptoms include anxiety, delusions and hallucinations. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
- These drugs are now used internationally for two types of dementia that previously had no effective treatment. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
- There are a number of types of dementia which originate in different ways and have a variety of symptoms. (rcpsych.ac.uk)
- Some treatment for dementia can cure it if it is due to one of these later types of dementia, but other types are not treatable and will continue to get worse. (infobarrel.com)
- In addition, there are some types of dementia like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease that have no treatment at all and the patient can only be helped to stay comfortable. (infobarrel.com)
- A neurologist or other dementia specialist is generally the best choice for a diagnosis, since a doctor who does not specialize in dementia may have a harder time differentiating between the many types of dementia that can occur. (healthcentral.com)
- Most types of dementia are degenerative, meaning the changes in the brain that are causing the dementia cannot be stopped or reversed. (virginiamason.org)
- Learn the signs, types and prognosis of various types of dementia so you can best meet the needs of your loved one. (brighthub.com)
- In fact, there are several types of dementia, each with its own unique conditions. (brighthub.com)
- In addition, the book provides the necessary foundation for distinguishing the different types of dementia, critical elements of patient history needed to develop an appropriate treatment approach, and the basic medical examinations and lab work that should be performed. (appi.org)
- Types of dementia differ based on underlying causes and can affect specific symptoms and how it progresses. (canada.com)
- Most types of dementia have no cure, but its symptoms can be managed through medication and therapy. (apollohospitals.com)
- Memory is often less affected than with other types of dementia, but a person might experience sudden bouts of confusion which can change on an hourly basis. (dementiauk.org)
- It is possible to have not just one but two types of dementia. (dementiauk.org)
- A person with mixed dementia would experience a mixture of the symptoms associated with the types of dementia they have. (dementiauk.org)
- Well, dementia is actually an umbrella term covering a cluster of symptoms that are the result of another disease, so this means there are many types of dementia . (jeaseniorliving.com)
- Behavioral and psychological symptoms represent common complications in patients with different types of dementia. (dovepress.com)
- There are several types of dementia but in this book the author focuses on Sundown Dementia, Vascular Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia. (abebooks.co.uk)
- To her disappointment there was a lack of good informative books available on the three types of dementia. (abebooks.co.uk)
- Like most other types of dementia, LBD is conclusively diagnosed by examination of brain tissue after death. (silverado.com)
- 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)
- Less than 5 percent of all people who develop dementia have frontotemporal dementia. (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)
- 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)
- The nerve cell damage caused by frontotemporal dementia leads to loss of function in these brain regions, which variably cause deterioration in behavior, personality and/or difficulty with producing or comprehending language. (alz.org)
- The disorders grouped under frontotemporal dementia fall into three subtypes (discussed below). (alz.org)
- Frontotemporal dementia used to be called Pick's disease after Arnold Pick, M.D., a physician who in 1892 first described a patient with distinct symptoms affecting language. (alz.org)
- Other terms you may see used to describe frontotemporal dementia include frontotemporal disorders, frontotemporal degenerations and frontal lobe disorders. (alz.org)
- Behavior variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) is characterized by prominent changes in personality and behavior that often occur in people in their 50s and 60s, but can develop as early as their 20s or as late as their 80s. (alz.org)
- In behavior variant frontotemporal dementia, the nerve cell loss is most prominent in areas that control conduct, judgment, empathy and foresight, among other abilities. (alz.org)
- Only rough estimates are available, but there may be 50,000 to 60,000 people with behavior variant frontotemporal dementia and PPA in the United States, the majority of whom are between 45 and 65 years of age. (alz.org)
- Frontotemporal dementia develops when the frontotemporal lobe of the brain degenerates. (healthcentral.com)
- Some people who develop frontotemporal dementia undergo changes in their personality - often dramatic - and can become socially inappropriate, impulsive or emotionally unavailable. (healthcentral.com)
- Others include vascular, Lewy body, frontotemporal and mixed dementia. (canada.com)
- Frontotemporal dementia is caused by the breakdown of nerve cells in two specific parts of the brain, called the frontal and temporal lobes. (canada.com)
- Frontotemporal dementia is a progressive condition, which tends to affect younger people, usually aged 45 to 65 years, and can be difficult to diagnose. (dementiauk.org)
- Frontotemporal dementia affects behaviour and personality, and this can cause disinhibition and inappropriate social behaviour. (dementiauk.org)
- Objective To characterise psychiatric symptoms in preclinical and early behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), a neurodegenerative disorder whose symptoms overlap with and are often mistaken for psychiatric illness. (bmj.com)
- What kind of behavior can frontotemporal dementia cause? (steadyhealth.com)
- Frontotemporal dementia is often responsible for early-onset dementia cases. (silverado.com)
- A person with dementia may show any of the symptoms listed below, mostly due to memory loss. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- In addition, this is the ideal time to put legal, financial and end-of-life plans in place because the person with dementia will be able to participate in decision-making. (alz.org)
- Can a person with dementia 'hide' it? (caring.com)
- In contrast, a person with dementia develops progressive memory problems that are severe enough to impact daily functioning. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- For example, a person with dementia can become completely unable to remember a familiar person's name. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- Eventually, a person with dementia may not even recognize family members or close friends. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- Symptoms become more severe as the disease progresses, leading to disability in many cases and making it difficult and eventually impossible for a person with dementia to safely care for themselves. (rightdiagnosis.com)
- BPSD impact not only the person with dementia, but also the well-being and quality of life of caregivers and other family members, who may as a result experience their own adverse outcomes such as increased distress and burden. (nih.gov)
- The group containing residents who took part in music therapy showed improvements in their dementia symptoms (measured using neuropsychiatric inventory scores) and wellbeing (measured using Dementia Care Mapping scores), as well as a decline in occupational disruptiveness to staff (the effect on the carer's work routine and emotional impact). (anglia.ac.uk)
- These agents may also contribute to the management of other disorders with cholinergic system abnormalities and neuropsychiatric symptoms such as visual hallucinations (11). (clinicaltrials.gov)
- In addition to cognitive issues, most dementia sufferers also have neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety, depression, and social withdrawal. (dementia.org)
- The clinical symptoms of dementia fall into two categories: cognitive and neuropsychiatric. (dementia.org)
- In addition to the cognitive symptoms, most people with dementia exhibit what are called neuropsychiatric or neurobehavioral syndromes, more commonly known as behavioral and psychological symptoms. (dementia.org)
- these are examples of neuropsychiatric symptoms. (dementia.org)
- Baseline neuropsychiatric symptoms and the risk of incident mild cognitive impairment: a population-based study," The American Journal of Psychiatry , vol. 171, no. 5, pp. 572-581, 2014. (hindawi.com)
- People who have mild cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric symptoms have an increased risk of developing dementia , according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in Advance . (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- An estimated one-third to three-quarters of people with mild cognitive impairment have neuropsychiatric symptoms. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- The researchers found that neuropsychiatric symptoms indicated an increased risk of all-cause dementia for people with any type of mild cognitive impairment. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- Neuropsychiatric symptoms may be etiologic for dementia, for example through neuroendocrine axis activation, or they may interact synergistically with a biological factor, such as genetic predisposition," the researchers said. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- Based on these results, the researchers believe that treating neuropsychiatric symptoms could delay the onset of dementia. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- But the researchers also found that the presence of neuropsychiatric symptoms predicted conversion to all-cause dementia, and depressive symptoms predicted conversion from any-type MCI to all-cause dementia in epidemiological but not clinical studies. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- Dementia with neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) and delirium are the two most important and challenging neurocognitive disorders among frail, older, multimorbid patients. (helsinki.fi)
- Neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia: are pharmacological treatments effective and safe? (bmj.com)
- These neuropsychiatric symptoms are diverse in nature but are associated with a number of adverse outcomes for the individual and their caregivers. (bmj.com)
- A central adjudication committee classified the presence of MCI and probable dementia based on an extensive neuropsychiatric examination. (nih.gov)
- Gonfrier S, Andrieu S, Renaud D, Vellas B, Robert P. Course of neuropsychiatric symptoms during a 4-year follow up in the REAL-FR cohort. (springer.com)
- This review summarizes the current findings about the efficacy and safety of the treatment of the neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementias with psychopharmaceuticals. (dovepress.com)
- Current psychiatric symptoms, informant-reported symptoms and lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders were assessed with The Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire. (bmj.com)
- The main study measurement was change in scores on a test of behavioral symptoms called the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, assessed at the start of the study and after two and three weeks. (medicalxpress.com)
- To determine the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and the presence of medical illness among outpatients with mild dementia. (jaoa.org)
- 1 Neuropsychiatric disturbances are common, and most patients with dementia, because of their age, suffer from concurrent medical conditions in various body systems. (jaoa.org)
- The Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) assesses the presence of neuropsychiatric symptoms among patients with dementia. (jaoa.org)
- 7 To better understand the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and medical illness, the NPI and the CIRS were administered to a sample of outpatients who had been diagnosed as having mild to moderate dementia. (jaoa.org)
- Research has shown that for elderly suffering from pre-dementia syndromes depression is one of the most frequently reported neuropsychiatric symptoms found in patients diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) [2, (scirp.org)
- While the etiology of BPSD has not been clearly delineated, studies assessing the benefits of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors on BPSD suggest that some of the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia such as agitation, apathy and psychosis may represent a specific central cholinergic deficiency syndrome. (nih.gov)
- Changes in neuropsychiatric symptoms as outcome measures in clinical trials with cholinergic therapies for Alzheimer disease. (nih.gov)
- Neuropsychiatric symptoms and psychotropic drug use in patients with dementia in general practices Borsje, Petra;Lucassen, Peter L B J;Wetzels, Roland B;Pot, Anne Margriet;Koopmans, Raymond T C M 2018-02-01 00:00:00 Abstract Background Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) frequently occur in community-dwelling patients with dementia and they are also frequently prescribed psychotropic drugs. (deepdyve.com)
- Over the course of the disease most of them will experience some type of neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) (4). (deepdyve.com)
- Recent studies in various countries reported NPS prevalence rates for community-dwelling people with dementia that ranged from 44% to 96% measured with the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) (5-21). (deepdyve.com)
- Herrmann, Nathan 2018-03-01 00:00:00 Purpose of reviewEfficacious treatment for neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS), pain and weight loss for dementia patients is desperately needed. (deepdyve.com)
- For reasons that are not yet known, these two groups have a preference for the frontal and temporal lobes that cause dementia. (alz.org)
- Because other medical conditions can cause dementia symptoms, it's important to see a doctor as early as possible to determine the underlying cause. (virginiamason.org)
- A complete medical history looks at a range of factors that can cause dementia symptoms including prescription drugs, head trauma, thyroid disease, chronic infections and others. (virginiamason.org)
- Some forms of dementia (or conditions that cause dementia-like symptoms) can improve with treatment and are sometimes referred to as reversible dementia. (southerncross.co.nz)
- Brain scans such as CT (computerized tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) may be used to help identify other conditions (e.g., stroke) that can cause dementia. (canada.com)
- For people with any-type or nonamnestic mild cognitive impairment, diabetes and prediabetes signaled an increased risk of all-cause dementia. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- There are dozens of things that can cause dementia or dementia-like symptoms, Kramer said. (nextavenue.org)
- Cerebrovascular disease A series of small strokes, or one or more larger ones, can cause dementia symptoms. (nextavenue.org)
- Autoimmune disorders Examples of these disorders, which can cause dementia symptoms, include Hashimoto's thyroiditis and herpes encephalitis , Kramer said. (nextavenue.org)
- Tertiary (late stage) syphilis When syphilis progresses to this stage without treatment, it can cause dementia. (nextavenue.org)
- Medications Certain types of drugs can cause dementia-like symptoms, particularly in older adults. (nextavenue.org)
- These symptoms, which include such behaviors as aggression and agitation, contribute to a poorer quality of life and a more rapid decline in cognitive and physical abilities. (news-medical.net)
- These findings clearly indicate the need for longer-term multicenter trials investigating the role and mechanisms of action of aromatherapy as an adjunct and/or an alternative to psychotropic medication for the treatment of agitation in people with severe dementia," they conclude. (quinessence.com)
- This open-label study examined the efficacy and tolerability of risperidone in the treatment of aggression, agitation, and psychotic symptoms in dementia. (psychiatrist.com)
- Can lifelike baby dolls reduce symptoms of anxiety, agitation, or aggression for people with dementia in long-term care? (scie.org.uk)
- Vascular dementia symptoms vary, depending on the part of your brain where blood flow is impaired. (mayoclinic.org)
- Vascular dementia symptoms may be most clear-cut when they occur suddenly following a stroke. (mayoclinic.org)
- Sometimes a characteristic pattern of vascular dementia symptoms follows a series of strokes or ministrokes. (mayoclinic.org)
- Vascular dementia symptoms vary greatly, depending on the severity of the damage to the blood vessels in the brain. (sunriseseniorliving.com)
- Dementia -- which affects 47.5 million people worldwide -- is almost always accompanied by BPSD. (news-medical.net)
- But the team also identified areas that are lacking in research, including how BPSD affect the progression of dementia and how environment and caregiver behavior can influence BPSD. (news-medical.net)
- Learning about how factors within the person affect BPSD is important, but less is known about how the environment or caregiver might influence these symptoms,' Kolanowski said. (news-medical.net)
- Pragmatic and clinically oriented, Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia will help primary care practitioners provide informed, compassionate care to older adults at risk for, or exhibiting, BPSD. (appi.org)
- To avoid "chemical restraints," policies and guidelines have been implemented to curb the use of medications for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). (nih.gov)
- People with dementia usually experience behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) during the course of their illness. (mja.com.au)
- We propose a seven-tiered model of service delivery based on severity and prevalence of BPSD, ranging from no dementia through tiers of increasingly severe behavioural disturbance to the propensity for extreme violence in a small number of individuals. (mja.com.au)
- BPSD is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous group of non-cognitive symptoms that are almost ubiquitous in dementia. (mja.com.au)
- Rates of BPSD vary according to how symptoms are ascertained, thresholds of severity, and setting. (mja.com.au)
- The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to stimulate clinical research addressing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and the association of BPSD with unmet physical, social, or environmental needs in persons with dementia. (nih.gov)
- The most devastating features of Alz-heimer's disease (AD) are often the behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD). (karger.com)
- The natural course of dementia is associated with the presence of behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD), that are the major cause of burden both for the patient and for the family caregiver. (alzheimer-europe.org)
- Although home care may be the preferred choice for many families, staying at home may not be a realistic option for many persons with dementia, especially in the late stages of the disease or in the presence of BPSD. (alzheimer-europe.org)
- Our SCUs, founded in 2001 in the setting of a traditional NH, has peculiar characteristics, such as the adoption of a person centred approach and organisational program , use of comprehensive geriatric assessment tailored on residents with dementia and BPSD, training for formal careers oriented to learn specific stimulation techniques (occupational activity, ROT) and to prevent burn-out. (alzheimer-europe.org)
- Though there are conflicing data about the efficacy of SCUs toward traditional NHs in the management of BPSD, our experience, suggests that specifics person centred programs in a adapted environment, together with caregivers involvement, seems to be a useful and effective model of care for persons with dementia and severe BPSD. (alzheimer-europe.org)
- Dementia affects everyday activities and gets progressively worse. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- This affects many people as they age but it only progresses to dementia for some. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- It represents 60% to 80% of all dementia cases and affects about 5% of people over age 65. (canada.com)
- Dementia affects people differently, depending on the area of the brain affected. (apollohospitals.com)
- Dementia with Lewy bodies is a progressive condition that affects movement and motor control. (dementiauk.org)
- Dementia affects approximately 5% of people over the age of 65. (bmj.com)
- Emerging evidence suggests that diabetes affects cognitive function and increases the incidence of dementia. (frontiersin.org)
- Dementia, mental health, pharmacology / drug reactions, primary care Introduction Dementia is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities (1). (deepdyve.com)
- Dementia is a severe loss of thinking abilities that interferes with a person's capacity to perform daily activities such as household tasks, personal care, and handling finances. (medicinenet.com)
- For example, symptoms of dementia in the most severe stage include not being able to perform activities needed for everyday living, such as bathing oneself. (empowher.com)
- Dementia is when someone exhibits several different symptoms of dementia that involves changes in their brain's functions and ability and is severe enough to cause problems in coping with daily life and that need treatment of dementia in order to function. (infobarrel.com)
- The symptoms will be far more severe and the person could eventually be a danger to themselves or others if it is actual dementia. (infobarrel.com)
- To be considered dementia, the problems must be severe enough to affect daily living. (healthcentral.com)
- If you have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, or have already had a minor stroke, you are more likely to experience a severe stroke, which can lead to vascular dementia. (sunriseseniorliving.com)
- To be diagnosed with dementia, the symptoms have to be severe enough to affect a person's independence and their ability to perform everyday activities. (canada.com)
- However, these facilities are not equitably distributed and do not necessarily have special resources for people with dementia and severe behavioural complications. (mja.com.au)
- Therefore, it is likely that a study population visiting outpatient clinical centres have more severe and frequent symptoms than the total group of people with dementia in general practices. (deepdyve.com)
- Dementia symptoms can include changes in personality, mood and behavior. (healthcentral.com)
- Some people with dementia may be unable to control their emotions, or they may exhibit personality changes. (everydayhealth.com)
- Other features that occur frequently in dementia include changes in personality and behavior. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Relevant information on complementary medicine is included, and the book covers personality, cultural, and spiritual domains so that the reader is cognizant of the whole-person approach in delivering dementia care. (appi.org)
- Dementia can affect your memory and your decision-making ability, can impair your judgment and make you feel disoriented, and it may also affect your personality. (canada.com)
- In addition to memory loss, dementia is often marked by losing problem-solving abilities, the inability to think in an abstract way and even personality changes. (study.com)
- Loss of the fluency of language is another sign of dementia. (home-remedies-for-you.com)
- As Hill-Johnson explained, family members are often the first line of defense when a loved one is diagnosed or begins to show sign of dementia. (visitingangels.com)
- Another early sign of dementia is missing sarcasm or an inability to detect sarcasm. (top10homeremedies.com)
- With both silent and apparent strokes, the risk of vascular dementia increases with the number of strokes that occur over time. (mayoclinic.org)
- Your risk of vascular dementia rises as you grow older. (mayoclinic.org)
- You can reduce the risk of vascular dementia (which includes multi-infarct dementia , caused by a series of small strokes), by quitting smoking and controlling high blood pressure and diabetes. (virginiamason.org)
- Eating a low-fat diet and exercising regularly may also reduce the risk of vascular dementia. (virginiamason.org)
- You may be worried these are signs of dementia, though being forgetful doesn't necessarily mean you have dementia. (ageuk.org.uk)
- Instead, the disorder is diagnosed by documenting which symptoms are present and ruling out other conditions that might be causing the signs and symptoms. (virginiamason.org)
- Early signs and symptoms of dementia may go unrecognized, but the first sign is usually loss of short-term memory. (emedicinehealth.com)
- However, other dementia stages or scales exist that describe between 3 and 5 stages, but they all have similar symptoms and signs. (emedicinehealth.com)
- The signs and symptoms of vascular dementia depend on which area of the brain has been affected. (dementiauk.org)
- The early signs of dementia are brain fog, poor short term memory, poor concentration, difficulty learning and so on. (drmyhill.co.uk)
- Depressive symptoms that are present in midlife or in late life are associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. (redorbit.com)
- Depressive symptoms were present in 14.1 percent of study participants in midlife only, 9.2 percent in late life only and 4.2 percent in both. (redorbit.com)
- "These results indicate that DHA-rich and EPA-rich fish oils may be effective for depressive symptoms and health parameters, exerting variable effects on cognitive and physical outcomes," wrote the researchers. (nutraingredients.com)
- Our study confirms the presence of depressive symptoms in a large number of caregivers with high burden. (dovepress.com)
- Nevertheless, this study demonstrates that depressive symptoms are mainly associated with sociodemographic variables and, to a lesser degree, physical and developmental burdens. (dovepress.com)
- Eight percent of postmenopausal women in this sample reported depressive symptoms above a 0.06 cut point on the Burnam algorithm. (nih.gov)
- Depressive disorder at baseline was associated with greater risk of incident MCI (hazard ratio (HR)=1.98, 95% confidence interval (CI)=1.33-2.94), probable dementia (HR=2.03, 95% CI=1.15-3.60), and MCI or probable dementia (HR=1.92, 95% CI=1.35-2.73) after controlling for sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle and vascular risk factors, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, antidepressant use, and current and past hormone therapy status. (nih.gov)
- Clinically significant depressive symptoms in women aged 65 and older are independently associated with greater incidence of MCI and probable dementia. (nih.gov)
- Dementia is a serious brain disorder that interferes with a person's ability to carry out everyday tasks. (emedicinehealth.com)
- Some conditions might look like dementia, as they affect a person's memory or brain function, but are treatable if addressed quickly. (dementiauk.org)
- The clinician will also consider the person's history, symptoms and the results of other tests such as brain scans. (futurelearn.com)
- Prevalence and costs of AD and other dementias are projected to rise dramatically during the next 40 years unless a prevention or a cure can be found. (redorbit.com)
- The prevalence of ADHD symptoms in DLB cases was significantly higher compared with the control group ( P ≤ 0.001, OR 5.1 95%CI 2.7-9.6) and also higher when compared with ADT ( P ≤ 0.001, OR 4.9, 95%CI 2.8-8.4). (wiley.com)
- Prevalence of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in individuals with learning disabilities. (springer.com)
- Whether or not dementia is developed depends on the location in your brain where the stroke occurs as well as the severity of the stroke. (healthcentral.com)
- In particular, it is difficult to discern much about the patient population studied due to a lack of reporting detail about patient characteristics, including age, sex, severity of dementia, co-morbidities, concomitant medications, and setting (i.e., community versus long-term care). (cadth.ca)
- Behavior changes are often the first noticeable symptoms in bvFTD, the most common form of FTD. (alz.org)
- Suggestive symptoms are rapid eye movement (REM)-sleep behavior disorder and abnormalities detected in PET or SPECT scans. (wikipedia.org)
- REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) often is a symptom first recognized by the patient's caretaker. (wikipedia.org)
- You can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in your brain, but strokes don't always cause vascular dementia. (mayoclinic.org)
- When changes in your thinking and reasoning seem clearly linked to a stroke, this condition is sometimes called post-stroke dementia. (mayoclinic.org)
- The symptoms tend to be most prominent after experiencing a major stroke. (sunriseseniorliving.com)
- Due to the fact that vascular dementia and stroke often go hand-in-hand, it might go undiagnosed after a stroke. (sunriseseniorliving.com)
- The second most common age-related dementia, Vascular accounts for 12 to 20 percent of all dementias and is abrupt, most often occurring when a heart attack or stroke reduces blood flow to the brain. (brighthub.com)
- About 5% to 10% of dementia is vascular dementia , also known as dementia caused by stroke. (canada.com)
- By using this tool, clinical trials could focus only on individuals with a higher likelihood of progressing to dementia within the time frame of the study. (healthcanal.com)
- We investigated the hypothesis that attention deficit may precede DLB expressed as adult ADHD symptoms long before the clinical onset of dementia. (wiley.com)
- In 76 epidemiologic and clinical studies, the researchers looked for modifiable risk factors that could potentially decrease the risk of dementia. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
- Here, we review recent advances in brain alterations and clinical symptoms in dementia associated with diabetes and its Aβ/tau-dependent and independent mechanisms. (frontiersin.org)
- The new study advances our understanding of the consequences of repetitive head impacts in contact sports on the development of clinical symptoms and the pathology that underlies them. (medicalxpress.com)
- In this article, we present the results of a comprehensive literature search and review that evaluates current agents that have completed or are currently in clinical trials for treating behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia as a primary outcome. (springer.com)
- Future research with large appropriately powered studies using validated outcome measures for behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia should be conducted to further establish the clinical utility of these agents. (springer.com)
- Clinical guidelines recommend nonpharmacological approaches as the first choice in the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms. (dovepress.com)
- What is the clinical effectiveness of cannabinoids for the treatment of behavioural symptoms in adults with dementia? (cadth.ca)
- Dementia interferes with many areas of mental functioning, from memory to language to abstract thinking. (virginiamason.org)
- Exercise, mental stimulation, maintaining a healthy weight and socialising might help to protect people from dementia. (express.co.uk)
- The participants will be assessed for eligibility using the NPI-Q and must have at least 3 symptoms present, and a score of 25 or lower on the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE). (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The true symptoms of dementia are a progressive loss of memory and other mental abilities. (canada.com)
- A new study suggests that medical marijuana pills may not help treat behavioral symptoms of dementia, such as aggression, pacing and wandering. (medicalxpress.com)
- Behavioral symptoms such as anger and aggression, hoarding, delirium, resisting care and wandering are discussed and suggestions made for interventions. (pioneernetwork.net)