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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770802/assessing-social-quality-of-sheltered-independent-housing-challenges-of-scale-and-group-mix
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T G M Spierings, P M Ache
Forecasts for many cities and regions in Europe predict a growing share of 'elderly' people in the overall population. In addition to this general ageing process, the number of very old people is of specific importance for the issue under discussion. This article looks at sheltered independent housing and living. In particular, the article presents the results of a quantitative and qualitative multidisciplinary study of those facilities in the Netherlands. The research provides insight into the effect of physical scale and group mix on the social quality of sheltered independent housing...
2018: Journal of housing and the built environment: HBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770363/the-multifaceted-clinical-presentation-of-vcp-proteinopathy-in-a-greek-family
#2
George K Papadimas, George P Paraskevas, Thomas Zambelis, Chrisostomos Karagiaouris, Mara Bourbouli, Anastasia Bougea, Maggie C Walter, Nicolas U Schumacher, Sabine Krause, Elisabeth Kapaki
VCP-proteinopathy is a multisystem neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in valosin containing protein. Here, we report the first Greek case of VCP-proteinopathy in a 62 year old patient with a slowly progressing muscular weakness since his mid-40s and a severe deterioration during the last year. He also manifested dementia with prominent neuropsychiatric symptoms, including aggression, apathy, palilalia and obsessions. Brain MRI revealed frontal atrophy, while muscle MRI showed diffuse muscle atrophy...
December 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761974/-the-analysis-of-event-related-potentials-in-normal-brain-aging-based-on-n-back-cognitive-tasks
#3
Cong Liu, Xiaodong Xu, Haoyun Dai, Fengzhen Hou
The purpose of this study is to investigate the change of the whole brain event-related potentials(P300) in normal brain aging based on N-back cognitive tasks. The P300 of 15 normal young people and 10 normal old people were evaluated based on N-back cognitive tasks and analyzed. The results showed that the P300 latency of old people was longer in whole brain than young people, and amplitude was increased in the frontal-central region, while significantly increased in the pre-frontal region in the same load cognitive tasks...
December 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761877/diagnostic-accuracy-of-new-and-old-cognitive-screening-tools-for-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorders
#4
M Trunfio, D Vai, C Montrucchio, C Alcantarini, A Livelli, M C Tettoni, G Orofino, S Audagnotto, D Imperiale, S Bonora, G Di Perri, A Calcagno
OBJECTIVES: Considering the similarities between HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and neurodegenerative dementias and the frequency of executive dysfunctions among HIV-positive patients, we evaluated the accuracy of the Frontal Assessment Battery and Clock-Drawing Test together with the Three Questions Test and International HIV Dementia Scale to screen for HAND. METHODS: A cross-sectional monocentric study was conducted from 2010 to 2017. The index tests were represented by the four screening tools; the reference standard was represented by a comprehensive neurocognitive battery used to investigate 10 cognitive domains...
May 15, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761569/cognitive-and-functional-progression-in-alzheimer-disease-a-prediction-model-of-latent-classes
#5
Miriam L Haaksma, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, René J F Melis, Jeannie-Marie S Leoutsakos
OBJECTIVE: We sought to replicate a previously published prediction model for progression, developed in the Cache County Dementia Progression Study, using a clinical cohort from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center. METHODS: We included 1120 incident Alzheimer disease (AD) cases with at least one assessment after diagnosis, originating from 31 AD centres from the United States. Trajectories of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Clinical Dementia Rating sum of boxes (CDR-sb) were modelled jointly over time using parallel-process growth mixture models in order to identify latent classes of trajectories...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758591/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-prevents-obesity-induced-cerebral-artery-remodeling-and-reduces-white-matter-injury-in-rats
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Paulo Wagner Pires, Jonathon Lee McClain, Sebastian F Hayoz, Anne McLaren Dorrance
Midlife obesity is a risk factor for dementia development. Obesity has also been linked to hyperaldosteronism, and this can be modeled in rats by high fat (HF) feeding from weaning. Aldosterone, or activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) causes cerebrovascular injury in lean hypertensive rats. We hypothesized that rats fed a HF diet would show inward middle cerebral artery (MCA) remodeling that could be prevented by MR antagonism. We further proposed that the cerebral artery remodeling would be associated with white mater injury...
May 14, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756803/attitude-toward-own-aging-as-a-risk-factor-for-cognitive-disorder-in-old-age-12-year-evidence-from-the-ilse-study
#7
Jelena S Siebert, Hans-Werner Wahl, Christina Degen, Johannes Schröder
Previous research has demonstrated the harmful impact of subjective aging processes (e.g., negative age self-stereotyping) on normal cognitive aging in different domains of cognitive functioning, such as memory, executive function, and fluid abilities. Recently, subjective aging has also been linked to important biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia-related outcomes, indicating associations with pathological cognitive aging. With data from the Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Study of Adult Development and Aging (ILSE), the present study extends this research by examining the long-term effect of attitude toward own aging (ATOA) on expert-based clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and AD in old age...
May 2018: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749079/acute-tau-knockdown-in-the-hippocampus-of-adult-mice-causes-learning-and-memory-deficits
#8
Ramon Velazquez, Eric Ferreira, An Tran, Emily C Turner, Ramona Belfiore, Caterina Branca, Salvatore Oddo
Misfolded and hyperphosphorylated tau accumulates in several neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia with Parkinsonism, corticobasal degeneration, progressive supranuclear palsy, Down syndrome, and Pick's disease. Tau is a microtubule-binding protein, and its role in microtubule stabilization is well defined. In contrast, while growing evidence suggests that tau is also involved in synaptic physiology, a complete assessment of tau function in the adult brain has been hampered by robust developmental compensation of other microtubule-binding proteins in tau knockout mice...
May 10, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747583/effect-of-the-wecareadvisor%C3%A2-on-family-caregiver-outcomes-in-dementia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Helen C Kales, Laura N Gitlin, Barbara Stanislawski, H Myra Kim, Katherine Marx, Molly Turnwald, Claire Chiang, Constantine G Lyketsos
BACKGROUND: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are universal and associated with multiple negative outcomes. This pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluated the effect of using the WeCareAdvisor, an innovative web-based tool developed to enable family caregivers to assess, manage, and track BPSD. METHODS: This RCT enrolled 57 dementia family caregivers from community and clinical settings in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Baltimore, Maryland...
May 10, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744950/the-idemcare-study-improving-dementia-care-in-black-african-and-caribbean-groups-a-feasibility-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#10
REVIEW
Moïse Roche, Naaheed Mukadam, Simon Adelman, Gill Livingston
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of a tailored evidence-based intervention, consisting of a leaflet and a letter, to encourage timely help-seeking for dementia in Black elders. METHODS: Participating GP surgeries were randomised to send either the intervention or a control leaflet about ageing well to Black patients aged ≥50 years old without known dementia. We interviewed patients 2 weeks later about the intervention's acceptability using closed and open-ended questions, and they completed a Theory-of-Planned-behaviour questionnaire about what they would do if they developed memory problems, which they also completed 4 months later...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740871/the-neuropeptide-12-n-pep-12-improves-recognition-memory-and-neuronal-plasticity-of-the-limbic-system-in-old-rats
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Elizabeth Monserrat Hernández-Hernández, Karen Caporal Hernandez, Rubén Antonio Vázquez-Roque, Alfonso Díaz, Fidel de la Cruz, Benjamin Florán, Gonzalo Flores
Aging is a stage of life where cognitive and motor functions are impaired. This is because oxidative and inflammatory processes exacerbate neurodegeneration, which affects dendritic morphology and neuronal communication of limbic regions with memory loss. Recently, the use of trophic substances has been proposed to prevent neuronal deterioration. The neuropeptide-12 (N-PEP-12) has been evaluated in elderly patients with dementia, showing improvements in cognitive tasks due to acts as a neurotrophic factor. In the present work, we evaluated the effect of N-PEP-12 on motor activity and recognition memory, as well as its effects on dendritic morphology and the immunoreactivity of GFAP, Synaptophysin, and BDNF in neurons of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), dorsal hippocampus (DH) and nucleus accumbens (NAcc) of aged rats...
May 8, 2018: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736859/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-plays-a-role-in-alzheimer-s-disease-by-negatively-regulating-a%C3%AE-42
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Mao Huang, Weiwei Qi, Shuhuan Fang, Ping Jiang, Cong Yang, Yousheng Mo, Chang Dong, Yan Li, Jun Zhong, Weibin Cai, Zhonghan Yang, Ti Zhou, Qi Wang, Xia Yang, Guoquan Gao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), a unique neurotrophic protein, decreases with aging. Previous reports have conflicted regarding whether the PEDF concentration is altered in AD patients. In addition, the effect of PEDF on AD has not been documented. Here, we tested serum samples of 31 AD patients and 271 normal controls. We found that compared to PEDF levels in young and middle-aged control subjects, PEDF levels were reduced in old-aged controls and even more so in AD patients...
May 7, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736355/juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-presenting-with-neurocognitive-impairment-a-case-report
#13
Sarfraz Mahesar, Hira F Akbar, Husnain Abid, Rabia Sana
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a genetically and clinically diverse disorder which is characterized by myoclonic jerks, usually after awakening from sleep. It affects both genders equally and manifests during the second decade of life. The various precipitating factors include stress, light, sleep deprivation, and alcohol. A history of morning clumsiness supported by typical electroencephalography (EEG) findings, together with a normal clinical examination all point towards a diagnosis of JME. We present the case of a nine-year-old girl who presented with cognitive dysfunction in addition to myoclonic jerks...
March 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736161/oldest-old-patients-should-be-recruited-more-in-clinical-trials-of-dementia
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EDITORIAL
Young Ho Park
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May 7, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736156/safety-and-efficacy-of-anti-dementia-agents-in-the-extremely-elderly-patients-with-dementia
#15
Eun-Ye Lim, Dong-Won Yang, Jung-Seok Kim, A-Hyun Cho
Background: There are debates on representation and generalizability of previous randomized controlled trials about anti-dementia agents in the oldest old population. In this context, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of anti-dementia agents in the very elderly patients with dementia. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with dementia 1) who were 85 years or older, 2) got started anti-dementia agents, and 3) went through follow-up evaluation about one year thereafter...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731931/correlation-between-lymphocyte-cd4-count-treatment-duration-opportunistic-infection-and-cognitive-function-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome-hiv-aids-patients
#16
Fasihah Irfani Fitri, Aldy Safruddin Rambe, Aida Fitri
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is an epidemic worldwide, despite the marked benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ARV) in reducing severe HIV-associated dementia. A milder form of neurocognitive disorders are still prevalent and remain a challenge. AIM: This study aimed to determine the correlation between plasma cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) lymphocyte, duration of ARV treatment, opportunistic infections, and cognitive function in HIV-AIDS patients...
April 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729605/ethanolic-extract-ocimum-sanctum-enhances-cognitive-ability-from-young-adulthood-to-middle-aged-mediated-by-increasing-choline-acetyl-transferase-activity-in-rat-model
#17
Dwi Liliek Kusindarta, Hevi Wihadmadyatami, Arvendi R Jadi, Srikanth Karnati, Guenter Lochnit, Puspa Hening, Aris Haryanto, Made B Auriva, Medania Purwaningrum
Patients with dementia are increasing steadily, cognitive impairment by dementia not only exclusively suffers by old people but also young to middle aged individuals. However, the mechanism of cognitive impairment occurs in young people is not understood. Further, current medication to impairment did not provide satisfactory results. Therefore, we investigated the potential role of Ocimum sanctum ethanolic extract to enhance cognitive ability in the rat in vivo model. Young to middle aged rats were divided into 3 groups (3, 6, 9 months old) were treated with (0, 50 and 100 mg/kg b...
April 16, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729423/interaction-between-a-mapt-variant-causing-frontotemporal-dementia-and-mutant-app-affects-axonal-transport
#18
Robert Adalbert, Stefan Milde, Claire Durrant, Kunie Ando, Virginie Stygelbout, Zehra Yilmaz, Stacey Gould, Jean-Pierre Brion, Michael P Coleman
In Alzheimer's disease, many indicators point to a central role for poor axonal transport, but the potential for stimulating axonal transport to alleviate the disease remains largely untested. Previously, we reported enhanced anterograde axonal transport of mitochondria in 8- to 11-month-old MAPTP301L knockin mice, a genetic model of frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism-17T. In this study, we further characterized the axonal transport of mitochondria in younger MAPTP301L mice crossed with the familial Alzheimer's disease model, TgCRND8, aiming to test whether boosting axonal transport in young TgCRND8 mice can alleviate axonal swelling...
April 5, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723848/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-delirium-in-older-patients-admitted-to-postacute-care-with-and-without-dementia
#19
Neus Gual, Alessandro Morandi, Laura Monica Pérez, Laura Brítez, Pamela Burbano, Flor Man, Marco Inzitari
BACKGROUND: Delirium research is poorly studied in postacute care, a growing setting due to aging populations, as well as in dementia, a critical risk factor for delirium and particularly prevalent in postacute care. We investigated risk factors for delirium and its outcomes in older adults with and without dementia admitted to a subacute care unit (SCU) after exacerbated chronic conditions. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study including patients ≥65 years old admitted to an SCU for 12 months...
May 3, 2018: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719975/stigma-phenomenon-to-dementia-in-iranian-population-a-phenomenological-study
#20
Sahar Mohabbat Bahar, Imanollah Bigdeli
Introduction Dementia is considered as a serious threat for over 65years old population, because of its high prevalence rates. Dementia with a complex and multifaceted nature has negative effects on patients, family members, and their caregivers' psychological health and socioeconomic status. The current qualitative study is designed to investigate the stigma phenomenon to dementia in Iranian population. Methods This qualitative research was conducted by the descriptive phenomenological method. In order to analyze the data, the Colaizzi's descriptive phenomenological method was used...
January 1, 2018: Dementia
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