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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421896/anosognosia-and-its-relation-to-psychiatric-symptoms-in-early-onset-alzheimer-disease
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Bora Yoon, Yong S Shim, Yun Jeong Hong, Seong Hye Choi, Hee Kyung Park, Sun Ah Park, Jee Hyang Jeong, Soo Jin Yoon, Dong-Won Yang
BACKGROUND: We investigated differences in the prevalence of anosognosia and neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) characteristics according to disease severity in patients with early-onset Alzheimer disease (EOAD). METHODS: We recruited 616 patients with EOAD. We subdivided participants into 2 groups based on the presence or absence of anosognosia and then again by Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scale. We compared the differences in the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) scores according to anosognosia and disease severity...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420470/-explore-objective-clinical-variables-for-detecting-delirium-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Xiaojiang Liu, Jie Lyu, Youzhong An
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case-control study is to explore clinical objective variables for diagnosing delirium of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: According to the method of prospective case-control study, critical adult postoperative patients who were transferred to ICU of Peking University People's Hospital from October 2015 to May 2016 and needed mechanical ventilation were included. After evaluating the Richmond agitation sedation scale score (RASS), the patients whose score were -2 or greater were sorted into two groups, delirium and non-delirium, according to the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418065/vitamin-e-for-alzheimer-s-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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REVIEW
Nicolas Farina, David Llewellyn, Mokhtar Gad El Kareem Nasr Isaac, Naji Tabet
BACKGROUND: Vitamin E occurs naturally in the diet. It has several biological activities, including functioning as an antioxidant to scavenge toxic free radicals. Evidence that free radicals may contribute to the pathological processes behind cognitive impairment has led to interest in the use of vitamin E supplements to treat mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2006 and 2012...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383687/neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-alzheimer-s-disease-associations-with-caregiver-burden-and-treatment-outcomes
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Chao Tung Chen, Chiung-Chih Chang, Wen-Neng Chang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Chih-Cheng Huang, Ya-Ting Chang, Hung-Chen Wang, Chia-Te Kung, Yu-Jih Su, Wei-Che Lin, Ben-Chung Cheng, Chih-Min Su, Sheng-Yuan Hsiao, Che-Wei Hsu, Cheng-Hsien Lu
Background: Caregivers play a major role in providing care for patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and are themselves at higher risk of health comorbidities. Aim: To address the impact of neuropsychiatric symptoms of patients in different stages of AD on their caregivers' burden. Design: This prospective study enrolled 260 AD patients with clinical dementia rating of 0.5, 1, and 2 at a tertiary medical center. Methods: All patients were tested using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument (CASI), the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), and the Clinical Dementia Rating scale (CDR)...
April 5, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381516/randomized-controlled-trials-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-sources-of-variability
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Ronald C Petersen, Ronald G Thomas, Paul S Aisen, Richard C Mohs, Maria C Carrillo, Marilyn S Albert
OBJECTIVE: To examine the variability in performance among placebo groups in randomized controlled trials for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: Placebo group data were obtained from 2 National Institute on Aging (NIA) MCI randomized controlled trials, the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) MCI trial and the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), which is a simulated clinical trial, in addition to industry-sponsored clinical trials involving rivastigmine, galantamine, rofecoxib, and donepezil...
April 5, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378939/medial-temporal-lobe-atrophy-as-a-predictor-of-poor-cognitive-outcomes-in-general-paresis
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Ben Chen, Haishan Shi, Le Hou, Xiaomei Zhong, Yanhua Wang, Zhangying Wu, Qi Peng, Dong Zheng, Yuefen Zhang, Yan Tan, Ziyan Fang, Xinru Chen, Xinni Luo, Sha Liu, Ning Yuping
BACKGROUND: The effect of penicillin therapy on clinical outcomes vary among patients with general paresis (GP). We sought to explore biomarkers that might serve as predictors of clinical outcomes in GP and identify patients requiring early intervention. METHODS: Thirty-five inpatients with GP were recruited. Each GP patient underwent comprehensive neuropsychological, neuroimaging and laboratory assessments before receiving penicillin therapy, and returned for follow-up evaluations after 6 months...
April 5, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372335/effects-of-regular-and-long-acting-insulin-on-cognition-and-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-a-pilot-clinical-trial
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Suzanne Craft, Amy Claxton, Laura D Baker, Angela J Hanson, Brenna Cholerton, Emily H Trittschuh, Deborah Dahl, Erin Caulder, Bryan Neth, Thomas J Montine, Youngkyoo Jung, Joseph Maldjian, Christopher Whitlow, Seth Friedman
BACKGROUND: Long acting insulin detemir administered intranasally for three weeks enhanced memory for adults with Alzheimer's disease dementia (AD) or amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The investigation of longer-term administration is necessary to determine whether benefits persist, whether they are similar to benefits provided by regular insulin, and whether either form of insulin therapy affects AD biomarkers. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to determine whether four months of treatment with intranasal insulin detemir or regular insulin improves cognition, daily functioning, and AD biomarkers for adults with MCI or AD...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352208/patient-rated-versus-proxy-rated-cognitive-and-functional-measures-in-older-adults
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Molly Howland, Kevin C Allan, Caitlin E Carlton, Curtis Tatsuoka, Kathleen A Smyth, Martha Sajatovic
OBJECTIVES: Patients with cognitive impairment may have difficulty reporting their functional and cognitive abilities, which are important clinical outcomes. Health care proxies may be able to corroborate patient self-reports. Several studies reported discrepancy between patient and proxy ratings, though the literature is sparse on changes over time of these ratings. Our goals in this 12-month study were to compare patient and proxy reports on functioning, cognition, and everyday executive function, and to further elucidate correlates of patient-proxy discrepancy...
2017: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320196/extended-timed-up-and-go-assessment-as-a-clinical-indicator-of-cognitive-state-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Tess Evans, Alexa Jefferson, Michelle Byrnes, Sue Walters, Soumya Ghosh, Frank L Mastaglia, Brian Power, Ryan S Anderton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a modified extended Timed Up and Go (extended-TUG) assessment against a panel of validated clinical assessments, as an indicator of Parkinson's disease (PD) severity and cognitive impairment. METHODS: Eighty-seven participants with idiopathic PD were sequentially recruited from a Movement Disorders Clinic. An extended-TUG assessment was employed which required participants to stand from a seated position, walk in a straight line for 7m, turn 180° and then return to the start, in a seated position...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288263/neurofibrillary-tangle-stage-and-the-rate-of-progression-of-alzheimer-symptoms-modeling-using-an-autopsy-cohort-and-application-to-clinical-trial-design
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Jing Qian, Bradley T Hyman, Rebecca A Betensky
Importance: The heterogeneity of rate of clinical progression among patients with Alzheimer disease leads to difficulty in providing clinical counseling and diminishes the power of clinical trials using disease-modifying agents. Objective: To gain a better understanding of the factors that affect the natural history of progression in Alzheimer disease for the purpose of improving both clinical care and clinical trial design. Design, Setting, and Participants: A longitudinal cohort study of aging from 2005 to 2014 in the National Alzheimer Coordinating Center...
March 13, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275701/sleep-wake-cycle-disturbances-in-elderly-acute-general-medical-inpatients-longitudinal-relationship-to-delirium-and-dementia
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James M FitzGerald, Niamh O'Regan, Dimitrios Adamis, Suzanne Timmons, Colum P Dunne, Paula T Trzepacz, David J Meagher
INTRODUCTION: Sleep disturbances in elderly medical inpatients are common, but their relationship to delirium and dementia has not been studied. METHODS: Sleep and delirium status were assessed daily for a week in 145 consecutive newly admitted elderly acute general hospital patients using the Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 (DRS-R98), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5, and Richards-Campbell Sleep Quality Scale measures. The longitudinal relationship between DRS-R98 and Richards-Campbell Sleep Quality Scale sleep scores and delirium, also with dementia as a covariate, was evaluated using generalized estimating equation logistic regression...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260547/surrogate-inaccuracy-in-predicting-older-adults-desire-for-life-sustaining-interventions-in-the-event-of-decisional-incapacity-is-it-due-in-part-to-erroneous-quality-of-life-assessments
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Gina Bravo, Modou Sene, Marcel Arcand
BACKGROUND: Family members are often called upon to make decisions for an incapacitated relative. Yet they have difficulty predicting a loved one's desire to receive treatments in hypothetical situations. We tested the hypothesis that this difficulty could in part be explained by discrepant quality-of-life assessments. METHODS: The data come from 235 community-dwelling adults aged 70 years and over who rated their quality of life and desire for specified interventions in four health states (current state, mild to moderate stroke, incurable brain cancer, and severe dementia)...
March 6, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239906/complementary-medicine-for-treatment-of-agitation-and-delirium-in-older-persons-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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REVIEW
Ilana Levy, Samuel Attias, Eran Ben-Arye, Boaz Bloch, Elad Schiff
BACKGROUND: Agitation and delirium frequently occur in cognitively impaired older people. We conducted a systematic review with narrative synthesis of the literature aiming to assess effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities to address these conditions. METHODS: Following preliminary search, we included 40 original researches on CAM treatment of delirium and agitation in older persons. Then, the quality of these studies was assessed using the Downs and Black Checklist and Quality Assessment Tool for Studies with Diverse Designs, and the effect sizes were calculated...
February 26, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222815/cognitive-stimulation-therapy-as-a-sustainable-intervention-for-dementia-in-sub-saharan-africa-feasibility-and-clinical-efficacy-using-a-stepped-wedge-design
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Stella-Maria Paddick, Sarah Mkenda, Godfrey Mbowe, Aloyce Kisoli, William K Gray, Catherine L Dotchin, Laura Ternent, Adesola Ogunniyi, John Kissima, Olaide Olakehinde, Declare Mushi, Richard W Walker
BACKGROUND: Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a psychosocial group-based intervention for dementia shown to improve cognition and quality of life with a similar efficacy to cholinesterase inhibitors. Since CST can be delivered by non-specialist healthcare workers, it has potential for use in low-resource environments, such as sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We aimed to assess the feasibility and clinical effectiveness of CST in rural Tanzania using a stepped-wedge design. METHODS: Participants and their carers were recruited through a community dementia screening program...
February 22, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182110/a-preliminary-study-of-patient-dignity-inventory-validation-among-patients-hospitalized-in-an-acute-psychiatric-ward
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Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Giulio Cabri, Eleonora Carretti, Giacomo Galli, Nina Giambalvo, Giulia Rioli, Serena Saraceni, Giulia Spiga, Cinzia Del Giovane, Paola Ferri
PURPOSE: To investigate the perception of dignity among patients hospitalized in a psychiatric setting using the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI), which had been first validated in oncologic field among terminally ill patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After having modified two items, we administered the Italian version of PDI to all patients hospitalized in a public psychiatric ward (Service of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment of a northern Italian town), who provided their consent and completed it at discharge, from October 21, 2015 to May 31, 2016...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128435/vitamin-e-for-alzheimer-s-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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REVIEW
Nicolas Farina, David Llewellyn, Mokhtar Gad El Kareem Nasr Isaac, Naji Tabet
BACKGROUND: Vitamin E occurs naturally in the diet. It has several biological activities, including functioning as an antioxidant to scavenge toxic free radicals. Evidence that free radicals may contribute to the pathological processes behind cognitive impairment has led to interest in the use of vitamin E supplements to treat mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2006 and 2012...
January 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124590/a-multicentre-italian-validation-study-in-aging-adults-with-down-syndrome-and-other-forms-of-intellectual-disabilities-dementia-screening-questionnaire-for-individuals-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Tiziano Gomiero, Marco Bertelli, Shoumitro Deb, Elisabeth Weger, Annachiara Marangoni, Elisa De Bastiani, Ulrico Mantesso, Luc Pieter De Vreese
BACKGROUND: The USA National Task Group (NTG) guidelines advocate the use of an adapted version of Dementia Screening Questionnaire for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (DSQIID) for dementia screening of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) and with other forms of ID (non-DS). OBJECTIVE: In order to meet these guidelines, this study verifies the psychometric properties of an Italian version of the original DSQIID in a population composed of adults aged 40 years and over with DS and non-DS ID...
January 16, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116342/subsyndromal-delirium-compared-with-delirium-dementia-and-subjects-without-delirium-or-dementia-in-elderly-general-hospital-admissions-and-nursing-home-residents
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Esteban Sepulveda, Maeve Leonard, Jose G Franco, Dimitrios Adamis, Geraldine McCarthy, Colum Dunne, Paula T Trzepacz, Ana M Gaviria, Joan de Pablo, Elisabet Vilella, David J Meagher
INTRODUCTION: Subsyndromal delirium (SSD) complicates diagnosis of delirium and dementia, although there is little research comparing their symptom profiles. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 400 elderly patients' admission to a general hospital or nursing home diagnosed with delirium, SSD, dementia, or no-delirium/no-dementia (NDND). Symptom profiles were assessed using the Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 (DRS-R98). RESULTS: Twenty percent patients had delirium, 19...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106550/factors-underpinning-caregiver-burden-in-frontotemporal-dementia-differ-in-spouses-and-their-children
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Cassandra Kaizik, Jashelle Caga, Julieta Camino, Claire M O'Connor, Colleen McKinnon, Jan R Oyebode, Olivier Piguet, John R Hodges, Eneida Mioshi
The objectives of this observational study were to (1) compare spousal and child caregiver burden; (2) compare co-resident and live-out child caregiver burden; and (3) investigate factors influencing spousal and child caregiver burden. Data was collected from 90 caregivers of people with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) recruited from the Frontotemporal Dementia Research Group (Frontier) at Neuroscience Research, Australia. Of this caregiver group, 43 were spousal caregivers and 47 were child caregivers. Caregiver burden and emotional state were evaluated using the short Zarit Burden Interview and the short version of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095946/electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-for-treating-agitation-in-dementia-major-neurocognitive-disorder-a-promising-option
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Oliver M Glass, Brent P Forester, Adriana P Hermida
BACKGROUND: Agitation in patients with dementia increases caretaker burden, increases healthcare costs, and worsens the patient's quality of life. Antipsychotic medications, commonly used for the treatment of agitation in patients with dementia have a box warning from the FDA for elevated mortality risk. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has made significant advances over the past several years, and is efficacious in treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions. We provide a systematic review of published literature regarding the efficacy of ECT for the treatment of agitation in patients with dementia (major neurocognitive disorder)...
May 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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