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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091355/a-systematic-review-evaluating-the-impact-of-paid-home-carer-training-supervision-and-other-interventions-on-the-health-and-well-being-of-older-home-care-clients
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Claudia Cooper, Blerta Cenko, Briony Dow, Penny Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Interventions to support and skill paid home carers and managers could potentially improve health and well-being of older home care clients. This is the first systematic review of interventions to improve how home carers and home care agencies deliver care to older people, with regard to clients' health and well-being and paid carers' well-being, job satisfaction, and retention. METHODS: We reviewed 10/731 papers found in the electronic search (to January 2016) fitting predetermined criteria, assessed quality using a checklist, and synthesized data using quantitative and qualitative techniques...
January 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077452/does-it-matter-if-we-disagree-the-impact-of-incongruent-care-preferences-on-persons-with-dementia-and-their-care-partners
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Evan G Shelton, Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, Carol J Whitlatch, Sarah M Szabo
PURPOSE: To gain a better understanding of how actual and perceived incongruence of care preferences affects the psychosocial well-being of persons with dementia and their family caregiver. DESIGN AND METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 128 dyads each consisting of a person with dementia and a family caregiver. Baseline data from an intervention study were used to examine the relationship between the caregiver's care-related preferences, the person with dementia's care-related preferences, and the caregiver's perception of the person with dementia's preferences...
January 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071980/metabolic-syndrome-hypertension-and-nervous-system-injury-epidemiological-correlates
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Giovanna Ricci, Isabel Pirillo, Daniele Tomassoni, Ascanio Sirignano, Iolanda Grappasonni
: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a common and complex disorder combining hypertension, obesity, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance. MetS represents a risk factor for changes in cognitive functions in older age, and several studies have suggested that MetS may be linked to dementia. This article reviews the main evidences about the relationship between MetS and neurodegenerative disease. Starting from an epidemiological point of view, the article analyzes medico-social aspects related to MetS, considering the reduction of work capacity and the condition of disability that it involves...
January 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060462/end-of-life-care-for-people-dying-with-dementia-in-general-practice-in-belgium-italy-and-spain-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study
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Yolanda W H Penders, Gwenda Albers, Luc Deliens, Guido Miccinesi, Tomás Vega Alonso, Maite Miralles, Sarah Moreels, Lieve Van den Block
AIM: To describe and compare end-of-life care for people with mild or severe dementia in general practice in Belgium, Italy and Spain, in terms of place of care, place of death, treatment aims, use of specialized palliative care and communication with general practitioners (GPs). METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective survey was carried out of nationwide networks of GPs in Belgium, Italy and Spain, including patients who died aged 65 years or older in 2009-2011 and were judged by the GP to have had dementia (n = 1623)...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050656/the-recommendations-of-a-consensus-panel-for-the-screening-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension-and-associated-supine-hypertension
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REVIEW
Christopher H Gibbons, Peter Schmidt, Italo Biaggioni, Camille Frazier-Mills, Roy Freeman, Stuart Isaacson, Beverly Karabin, Louis Kuritzky, Mark Lew, Phillip Low, Ali Mehdirad, Satish R Raj, Steven Vernino, Horacio Kaufmann
Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) is common in patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, pure autonomic failure, dementia with Lewy bodies, and peripheral neuropathies including amyloid or diabetic neuropathy. Due to the frequency of nOH in the aging population, clinicians need to be well informed about its diagnosis and management. To date, studies of nOH have used different outcome measures and various methods of diagnosis, thereby preventing the generation of evidence-based guidelines to direct clinicians towards 'best practices' when treating patients with nOH and associated supine hypertension...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043078/a-qualitative-study-investigating-training-requirements-of-nurses-working-with-people-with-dementia-in-nursing-homes
#6
Analisa Smythe, Catharine Jenkins, Magdalena Galant-Miecznikowska, Peter Bentham, Jan Oyebode
BACKGROUND: The care home workforce (over half a million people in the UK) has a pivotal role in the quality of care provided to the residents. Much care in this setting is inadequate, lacks a person-centred focus and neglects the dignity of residents. A combination of factors leads to burnout in nurses working in nursing homes, contributing to poor quality care. Recent reports have indicated that cultures of care need to be addressed through training, improved workforce support and supervision and that improving the quality of care for people with dementia can be achieved by the development of leadership in nursing and clarifying professional values...
December 22, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042062/end-of-life-care-and-quality-of-dying-in-twenty-three-acute-geriatric-hospital-wards-in-flanders-belgium
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Rebecca Verhofstede, Tinne Smets, Joachim Cohen, Kim Eecloo, Massimo Costantini, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Luc Deliens
OBJECTIVES: To describe the nursing and medical interventions performed in the last 48 hours of life and the quality of dying of patients dying in acute geriatric hospital wards. METHODS: Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study between October 1(st) 2012 and September 30(th) 2013. SETTING: Twenty-three acute geriatric wards in 13 hospitals in Flanders, Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: Patients hospitalized for more than 48 hours before dying in the participating wards...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019640/semantic-dementia-a-mini-review
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Blanka Klimova, Michal Novotny, Kamil Kuca
BACKGROUND: At present there are about 47.5 million people suffering from different types of dementia and by 2030 this number should reach 75.6 million. This obviously brings about serious social and economic burden for people suffering from any kind of dementia. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to explore only semantic dementia (SD) as one of the forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and provide the latest information on its diagnosis and treatment which play a significant role in the maintenance of quality of life of both patients and their caregivers...
December 23, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980126/prevention-of-stroke-in-patients-with-silent-cerebrovascular-disease-a-scientific-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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Eric E Smith, Gustavo Saposnik, Geert Jan Biessels, Fergus N Doubal, Myriam Fornage, Philip B Gorelick, Steven M Greenberg, Randall T Higashida, Scott E Kasner, Sudha Seshadri
Two decades of epidemiological research shows that silent cerebrovascular disease is common and is associated with future risk for stroke and dementia. It is the most common incidental finding on brain scans. To summarize evidence on the diagnosis and management of silent cerebrovascular disease to prevent stroke, the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association convened a writing committee to evaluate existing evidence, to discuss clinical considerations, and to offer suggestions for future research on stroke prevention in patients with 3 cardinal manifestations of silent cerebrovascular disease: silent brain infarcts, magnetic resonance imaging white matter hyperintensities of presumed vascular origin, and cerebral microbleeds...
December 15, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977231/african-american-dementia-caregiver-problem-inventory-descriptive-analysis-and-initial-psychometric-evaluation
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Brittny A Wells, Robert L Glueckauf, Daniel Bernabe, Michelle M Kazmer, Gabriel Schettini, Jane Springer, Dinesh Sharma, Hongdao Meng, Floyd B Willis, Neill Graff-Radford
OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives of the present study were: (a) to develop the African American Dementia Caregiver Problem Inventory (DCPI-A) that assesses the types and frequency of problems reported by African American dementia caregivers seeking cognitive-behavioral intervention, (b) to evaluate the intercoder reliability of the DCPI-A, and (c) to measure the perceived severity of common problems reported by this caregiver population. METHOD: The development of the DCPI-A was divided into 3 major steps: (a) creating an initial sample pool of caregiver problems derived from 2 parent randomized clinical trials, (b) formulating a preliminary version of the DCPI-A, and (c) finalizing the development of the DCPI-A that includes 20 problem categories with explicit coding rules, definitions, and illustrative examples...
December 15, 2016: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973661/hearing-loss-and-cognitive-communication-test-performance-of-long-term-care-residents-with-dementia-effects-of-amplification
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Tammy Hopper, Susan E Slaughter, Bill Hodgetts, Amberley Ostevik, Carla Ickert
Purpose: The study aims were (a) to explore the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive-communication performance of individuals with dementia, and (b) to determine if hearing loss is accurately identified by long-term care (LTC) staff. The research questions were (a) What is the effect of amplification on cognitive-communication test performance of LTC residents with early- to middle-stage dementia and mild-to-moderate hearing loss? and (b) What is the relationship between measured hearing ability and hearing ability recorded by staff using the Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set 2...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965255/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-holden-communication-scale-hcs-for-persons-with-dementia
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Benedicte Sørensen Strøm, Knut Engedal, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Ellen-Karine Grov
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the psychometric properties of the Holden Communication Scale (HCS) and the association between scores on HCS and cognitive function among persons with dementia. METHOD: Internal consistency was assessed by the Cronbach's α coefficient and inter-item correlations. Test-retest was carried out to test the instrument's stability. An exploratory factor analysis with the principal components extraction method and oblimin rotation was performed to evaluate construct validity...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951433/interventions-to-improve-communication-between-people-with-dementia-and-nursing-staff-during-daily-nursing-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mariska Machiels, Silke F Metzelthin, Jan P H Hamers, Sandra M G Zwakhalen
BACKGROUND: To provide adequate nursing care it is important for nursing staff to communicate effectively with people with dementia. Due to their limited communication skills, people with dementia have difficulties in understanding communication and expressing themselves verbally. Nursing staff members often report communication difficulties with people with dementia, which emphasises the urgent need for interventions to improve their communication with people in this specific target group...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937174/providing-optimal-palliative-care-for-persons-living-with-dementia-a-comparison-of-physician-perceptions-in-the-netherlands-and-the-united-kingdom
#14
Kevin Brazil, Karen Galway, Gillian Carter, Jenny T van der Steen
BACKGROUND: The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) recently issued a framework that defines optimal palliative care in dementia. However, implementation of the guidelines may pose challenges for physicians working with dementia patients in practice. OBJECTIVE: To measure and compare the perceptions of physicians in two European regions regarding the importance and challenges of implementing recommendations for optimal palliative care in dementia patients...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936876/ict-based-applications-to-improve-social-health-and-social-participation-in-older-adults-with-dementia-a-systematic-literature-review
#15
Ángel C Pinto-Bruno, J Antonio García-Casal, Emese Csipke, Cristina Jenaro-Río, Manuel Franco-Martín
OBJECTIVES: Information and communication technologies (ICT) developers, together with dementia experts have created several technological solutions to improve and facilitate social health and social participation and quality of life of older adults living with dementia. However, there is a need to carry out a systematic literature review that focuses on the validity and efficacy of these new technologies assessing their utility to promote 'social health' and 'active ageing' in people with dementia...
December 12, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935555/algoplus%C3%A2-scale-in-older-patients-with%C3%A2-dementia-a-reliable-real-world-pain%C3%A2-assessment-tool
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Fiammetta Monacelli, Alessio Signori, Laura Roffredo, Katiuscia Pace, Alessio Nencioni, Gisele Pickering, Macian Nicolas, Patrizio Odetti
Pain is still a neglected clinical issue in elderly people with dementia and/or communicative disorders, with an unacceptable higher rate of under diagnosis and under treatment. Cognitive deficit and emotional and psychological disturbances entangle pain symptoms, affecting patient self-report. So far, observational pain tools do not have fully adequate clinimetric properties and quality requirements for easy-to-use daily rating. Older patients with dementia represent a clinical challenge. The assessment of pain is important for improving clinical outcomes, such as functional status, frailty trajectories, comorbidity, and quality of life...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932369/patient-safety-in-community-dementia-services-what-can-we-learn-from-the-experiences-of-caregivers-and-healthcare-professionals
#17
Sophie Behrman, Philip Wilkinson, Helen Lloyd, Charles Vincent
OBJECTIVES: this study aims to explore how patient safety in community dementia services is understood by caregivers, and healthcare professionals. METHODS: cross-sectional analysis of guided one-to-one interviews with 10 caregivers, and 10 healthcare professionals. RESULTS: caregivers and healthcare professionals identified a range of issues including medication errors, mis-communication between professionals, unclear service pathways and the effects of stress on caregivers' behaviour...
December 7, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920340/-the-church-of-online-support-examining-the-use-of-blogs-among-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia
#18
Joel G Anderson, Elizabeth Hundt, Morgan Dean, Jessica Keim-Malpass, Ruth Palan Lopez
Many individuals, including dementia caregivers, use blogs to share their experiences. These blogs contain rich narratives representing an untapped resource for understanding the psychosocial impact of caring for a person with dementia at the family level. The present study used blogs written by caregivers of persons with dementia to explore how these individuals leveraged this medium as part of the caregiving experience. Blogs written by self-identified informal caregivers of persons with dementia were identified using a systematic search method, and data were analyzed using a qualitative thematic analysis...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911489/palliative-care-interventions-in-advanced-dementia
#19
REVIEW
Edel Murphy, Katherine Froggatt, Sheelah Connolly, Eamon O'Shea, Elizabeth L Sampson, Dympna Casey, Declan Devane
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease. Advanced dementia is characterised by profound cognitive impairment, inability to communicate verbally and complete functional dependence. Usual care of people with advanced dementia is not underpinned universally by a palliative approach. Palliative care has focused traditionally on care of people with cancer but for more than a decade, there have been increased calls worldwide to extend palliative care services to include all people with life-limiting illnesses in need of specialist care, including people with dementia...
2, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910252/memory-performance-on-the-story-recall-test-and-prediction-of-cognitive-dysfunction-progression-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-dementia
#20
Jong-Hwan Park, Hyuntae Park, Sang Wuk Sohn, Sungjae Kim, Kyung Won Park
AIM: To determine the factors that influence diagnosis and differentiation of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's dementia (AD) by comparing memory test results at baseline with those at 1-2-year follow up. METHODS: We consecutively recruited 23 healthy participants, 44 MCI patients and 27 patients with very mild AD according to the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Diseases and Stroke/Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorder Association criteria for probable Alzheimer's disease and Petersen's clinical diagnostic criteria...
December 1, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
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