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Porcelli Stefano, Crisafulli Concetta, Donato Luigi, Calabrò Marco, Politis Antonis, Liappas Ioannis, Albani Diego, Atti Anna Rita, Salfi Raffaele, Raimondi Ilaria, Forloni Gianluigi, Papadimitriou George N, De Ronchi Diana, Serretti Alessandro
INTRODUCTION: With the increase of the population's average age, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is becoming one of the most disabling diseases worldwide. Recently, neurodevelopment processes have been involved in the AD etiopathogenesis. Genetic studies in this field could contribute to our knowledge and suggest new molecular targets for possible treatments. METHODS: Our primary aim was to investigate the associations among single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within neurodevelopment related genes (BDNF, ST8SIA2, C15orf32, NCAPG2, ESYT2, WDR60, LOC154822, VIPR2, GSK3B, NR1I2, ZNF804A, SP4) and AD...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Danella Hafeman, Genna Bebko, Michele A Bertocci, Jay C Fournier, Henry W Chase, Lisa Bonar, Susan B Perlman, Michael Travis, Mary Kay Gill, Vaibhav A Diwadkar, Jeffrey L Sunshine, Scott K Holland, Robert A Kowatch, Boris Birmaher, David Axelson, Sarah M Horwitz, L Eugene Arnold, Mary A Fristad, Thomas W Frazier, Eric A Youngstrom, Robert L Findling, Mary L Phillips
OBJECTIVE: Both bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) present with emotion-regulation deficits, but require different clinical management. We examined how the neurobiological underpinnings of emotion regulation might differentiate youth with BPSD versus ADHD (and healthy controls, HCs), specifically assessing functional connectivity (FxC) of amygdala-prefrontal circuitry during an implicit emotion processing task. METHODS: We scanned a subset of the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms (LAMS) sample, a clinically recruited cohort with elevated behavioral and emotional dysregulation, and age/sex-ratio matched HCs...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
William E Mansbach, Ryan A Mace, Kristen M Clark, Isabella M Firth, Jacqueline K Breeden
Reducing off-label antipsychotic medication use for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing home residents has been a centerpiece of government regulation, but without insight into utilization differences based on resident and facility characteristics. To examine whether resident and facility characteristics can predict off-label antipsychotic medication treatment for BPSD, residents prescribed antipsychotic medication (N = 216) from 17 Maryland nursing facilities were randomly selected...
September 23, 2016: Research in Gerontological Nursing
Thomas Desmidt, Caroline Hommet, Vincent Camus
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are frequent in Alzheimer's disease (AD). They are associated with disability and suffering for both the patients and their caregivers. Even if BPSD are now well diagnosed and characterized by standardized tools, their treatment remains often challenging in clinical setting because of the frequent and severe side effects of the psychotropic drugs when used in this indication. Evidence-based data confirm that antipsychotics and antidepressants are efficient for the treatment of BPSD but have a poor tolerance profile and their use is problematic...
September 1, 2016: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
Nicola T Lautenschlager
Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) or neuropsychiatric symptoms occur in more or less every person with dementia at some stage during the illness. They often have a significant impact on caregiver well-being and vice versa - caregivers response to BPSD can impact on the well-being of the care recipient with dementia (Feast et al., 2016A). The relationship between caregiver and care-recipient factors when it comes to BPSD is complex and more detailed research is needed to be able to progress to more effective interventions and support...
September 16, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
Barbara Resnick, Ann Kolanowski, Kimberly Van Haitsma, Marie Boltz, Elizabeth Galik, Alice Bonner, Erin Vigne, Lauren Holtzman, Paula M Mulhall
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia are common in nursing home residents, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now require that nonpharmacological interventions be used as a first-line treatment. Few staff know how to implement these interventions. The purpose of this study was to pilot test an implementation strategy, Evidence Integration Triangle for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (EIT-4-BPSD), which was developed to help staff integrate behavioral interventions into routine care...
November 2016: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
Graça Melo, João Maroco, Marta Lima-Basto, Alexandre de Mendonça
Personality of family caregiver is an important factor influencing the caregiver's burden, depression and distress. We now hypothesized that the personality is associated with specific strategies used by family caregivers to deal with the behavioral and psychological symptoms of demented relatives (BPSD). Participants were 98 consecutive persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Assessments included: Personality (NEO-FFI), Burden (ZBI), Depression (CES-D), Cognitive Function (MMSE), BPSD (NPI), Distress (NPI-D), and an open question to identify the strategies used by caregivers when faced with BPSD...
August 30, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
Takashi Ozaki, Yuriko Katsumata, Asuna Arai
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the use of psychotropic drugs (PDs) was related to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) focusing on the prevalence, numbers of symptoms, severity, and care burden among the elderly with BPSD living in long-term care facilities in Japan. METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among older people with dementia or similar symptoms (n = 312) using a questionnaire for care staff in 10 selected long-term care facilities...
September 1, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
K Radenbach, J Retzlik, S H Meyer-Rötz, C Wolff-Menzler, J Wolff, H Esselmann, F Godemann, M Riemenschneider, J Wiltfang, F Jessen
BACKGROUND: Dementia is of increasing medical and societal relevance. Hospitalization of dementia patients is mostly due to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). There is a need for sufficient qualified personnel in hospitals in order to be able to effectively treat these symptoms. OBJECTIVES: This study aims at identifying the personnel requirements for guideline-conform, evidence-based inpatient treatment concepts for patients with BPSD and to compare these with the resources defined by the German psychiatric personnel regulations (Psych-PV)...
August 31, 2016: Der Nervenarzt
Tamara Backhouse, Anne Killett, Bridget Penhale, Richard Gray
BACKGROUND: antipsychotic medications have been used to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Due to the potential risks associated with these medications for people with dementia, non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) have been recommended as safer alternatives. However, it is unknown if, or how, these interventions are used in care homes to help people experiencing BPSD. AIM: to explore the use of NPIs in care homes to manage BPSD...
August 18, 2016: Age and Ageing
Alexander Wolf, Stefan Leucht, Frank-Gerald Pajonk
Behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) are common and often treated with antipsychotics, which are known to have small efficacy and to cause many side effects. One potential side effect might be cognitive decline. We searched MEDLINE, Scopus, CENTRAL and for randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials using antipsychotics for treating BPSD and evaluated cognitive functioning. The studies identified were summarized in a meta-analysis with the standardized mean difference (SMD, Hedges's g) as the effect size...
August 16, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Shinji Matsunaga, Taro Kishi, Nakao Iwata
BACKGROUND: Previous clinical studies found that yokukansan has a therapeutic effect on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in dementia patients. OBJECTIVE: To perform an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) testing yokukansan for patients with BPSD. METHODS: Primary efficacy and safety endpoints were BPSD total scores and all-cause discontinuation, respectively. Secondary outcomes were BPSD subscales, cognitive function scores [Mini-mental state examination (MMSE)], activities of daily living (ADL) scores, discontinuation due to adverse events (AEs), and incidences of AEs...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Rianne M van der Linde, Tom Dening, Blossom C M Stephan, A Matthew Prina, Elizabeth Evans, Carol Brayne
BACKGROUND: More information about the pattern of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in the course of dementia is needed to inform patients and clinicians and to design future interventions. AIMS: To determine the persistence and incidence of BPSD and their relation to cognitive function, in individuals with dementia or in cohorts investigated for dementia onset. METHOD: A systematic literature review analysed the baseline prevalence, persistence and incidence of 11 symptoms...
August 4, 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
R Romero-Moreno, A Losada, M Márquez-González, B T Mausbach
BACKGROUND: Despite the robust associations between stressors and anxiety in dementia caregiving, there is a lack of research examining which factors contribute to explain this relationship. This study was designed to test a multiple mediation model of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and anxiety that proposes higher levels of rumination and experiential avoidance and lower levels of leisure satisfaction as potential mediating variables. METHODS: The sample consisted of 256 family caregivers...
July 26, 2016: International Psychogeriatrics
Claudia Ortoleva Bucher, Nicole Dubuc, Armin von Gunten, Lise Trottier, Diane Morin
BACKGROUND: Patients hospitalized on acute psychogeriatric wards are a heterogeneous population. Cluster analysis is a useful statistical method for partitioning a sample of patients into well separated groups of patients who present common characteristics. Several patient profile studies exist, but they are not adapted to acutely hospitalized psychogeriatric patients with cognitive impairment. The present study aims to partition patients hospitalized due to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia into profiles based on a global evaluation of mental health using cluster analysis...
2016: BMC Psychiatry
Atsushi Takeda, Haruna Tamano, Ryusuke Nishio, Taku Murakami
Dietary zinc deficiency increases glucocorticoid secretion from the adrenal cortex via enhanced hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis activity and induces neuropsychological symptoms, i.e., behavioral abnormality. Behavioral abnormality is due to the increase in glucocorticoid secretion rather than disturbance of brain zinc homeostasis, which occurs after the increase in glucocorticoid secretion. A major target of glucocorticoids is the hippocampus and their actions are often associated with disturbance of glutamatergic neurotransmission, which may be linked to behavioral abnormality, such as depressive symptoms and aggressive behavior under zinc deficiency...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Raheel Mushtaq, Charles Pinto, Shah Faisal Ahmad Tarfarosh, Arshad Hussain, Sheikh Shoib, Tabindah Shah, Sahil Shah, Mushbiq Manzoor, Mudassir Bhat, Tasleem Arif
BACKGROUND: A gradual increase in the longevity due to advancement of treatment modalities and a subsequent surge in elderly population in India have led to a growing curiosity in the geriatric age group with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) represent epiphenomena of AD. However, no comprehensive study has been carried out in South East Asia (Kashmir, India), to assess the behavioral and psychological symptoms in subtypes of AD. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess BPSD in early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) and late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD)...
2016: Curēus
Haruna Tamano, Kazuki Ide, Paul Anthony Adlard, Ashley Ian Bush, Atsushi Takeda
In patients with Alzheimer's disease, in addition to the core symptoms, i.e., cognitive dysfunction, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) such as aggression, anxiety, and hallucinations are known to occur frequently. Because various environmental factors influence the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, in the present study, BPSD-like behavioral abnormality of Amyloid β (Aβ)1-42-injected mice was assessed under social isolation, which induces behavioral abnormality. Aβ protein (500 pmol) was injected into the lateral ventricle of mice, which were individually housed...
2016: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
Nuth Graipaspong, Papan Thaipisuttikul, Sakda Arj-Ong Vallipakorn
OBJECTIVE: Examine the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), and compared the dosages of antipsychotics and SSRIs or SNRIs used to treat BPSD in patients with and without ChEIs. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The cross-sectional study of Alzheimer patients who had been taking ChEls for at least six months (ChEI+) or had never been on any ChEIs (ChEI-) were enrolled from the Memory Clinic, Ramathibodi hospital between September 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015...
April 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Yukie Masui
Previous studies have looked into the relationships between personality and dementia from three hypothetical points of views: 1) that personality type is a risk factor for dementia, 2) that personality changes occur before receiving a diagnosis of dementia, and 3) that premorbid personality traits define behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) after receiving a diagnosis. This article overviews all three perspectives of the studies, after explaining the character and characteristic attributes of each perspective...
July 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
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