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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109723/octogenarian-parkinsonism-clinicopathological-observations
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Ali H Rajput, Emma F Rajput
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder for which old age is the best known risk. The proportion of elderly in the world is increasing, resulting in larger pool of people at risk for Parkinson's disease. Several other neurodegenerative disorders also produce Parkinson syndrome. Distinguishing between those variants is only possible with pathological examination of brain. No autopsy confirmed study of 80 years and older onset in parkinsonism cases has been reported...
January 12, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108859/the-arc-gene-confers-genetic-susceptibility-to-alzheimer-s-disease-in-han-chinese
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Rui Bi, Li-Li Kong, Min Xu, Guo-Dong Li, Deng-Feng Zhang, Tao Li, Yiru Fang, Chen Zhang, Buchang Zhang, Yong-Gang Yao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. The deposition of β-amyloid (Aβ) plaques in the brain was considered one of the main neuropathological hallmarks of AD. As the loss of synapses always occurs during AD progression, AD has been gradually regarded as a "synaptopathy." The activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc) was recently identified as a key factor for AD due to its active roles in synaptic plasticity, learning, memory, and Aβ generation. However, there is little evidence to support the association of the Arc gene with AD...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108119/age-of-onset-of-hypertension-and-risk-of-dementia-in-the-oldest-old-the%C3%A2-90-study
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María M Corrada, Kathleen M Hayden, Annlia Paganini-Hill, Szofia S Bullain, Jaime DeMoss, Colette Aguirre, Ron Brookmeyer, Claudia H Kawas
INTRODUCTION: We investigated the association between age of onset of hypertension and dementia risk in an oldest-old cohort. METHODS: Participants are from The 90+ Study, a population-based longitudinal study of people aged 90+ who are survivors from the Leisure World Cohort Study. We estimated hypertension onset age using self-reported information from The 90+ Study and Leisure World Cohort Study, collected about 20 years earlier. A total of 559 participants without dementia were followed every 6 months for up to 10 years...
January 6, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105501/-diagnostics-and-multimodal-treatment-of-depression-in-old-age-new-developments
#4
Gerhard W Eschweiler
Depressive disorders in elderly persons are frequent and can either first be manifested at a younger age and show a recurrent pattern during later life (ICD 10, F33.*) or have an onset beyond 60 years, which is termed late onset depression (LOD). This LOD has a higher tendency to chronification and implies an increased risk of progression, especially to vascular dementia. The multifactorial genesis of depression in old age includes psychosocial, vascular and metabolic factors and requires multimodal therapy modules at the biological and psychosocial level, which is now increasingly being empirically proven...
January 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104234/knowledge-attitudes-and-perceptions-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-asian-patients
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Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Nonglak Boonrod, Roongroj Bhidayasiri
BACKGROUND: A knowledge gap about Parkinson's disease (PD) often exists amongst PD patients, the level and accuracy of which can influence their attitude and perceptions about the disease. Increased awareness of this information deficit can help physicians identify interventions that will improve patient's knowledge and perceptions about PD. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate general understanding of PD and identify knowledge gaps amongst PD patients using a validated PD knowledge questionnaire...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098514/edible-and-medicinal-mushrooms-emerging-brain-food-for-the-mitigation-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
#6
Chia-Wei Phan, Pamela David, Vikineswary Sabaratnam
There is an exponential increase in dementia in old age at a global level because of increasing life expectancy. The prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) will continue to rise steadily, and is expected to reach 42 million cases worldwide in 2020. Despite the advancement of medication, the management of these diseases remains largely ineffective. Therefore, it is vital to explore novel nature-based nutraceuticals to mitigate AD and other age-related neurodegenerative disorders...
January 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097521/alcohol-consumption-and-dementia-risk-a-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Wei Xu, Huifu Wang, Yu Wan, Chenchen Tan, Jieqiong Li, Lan Tan, Jin-Tai Yu
It is widely believed that light-to-moderate alcohol intake may protect against dementia while excessive drinking may instead increase the risk. Nonetheless, these findings need cautious interpretations due to varying methodologies and lack of standard definition, which hindered our transferring into preventative practice. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential dose-response association between alcohol consumption and risk of dementia. A systematic search was conducted in electronic databases to identify relevant studies...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093795/the-natural-history-of-pure-autonomic-failure-a-u-s-prospective-cohort
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Horacio Kaufmann, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Italo Biaggioni, Phillip A Low, Wolfgang Singer, David S Goldstein, Amanda C Peltier, Cyndia A Shibao, Christopher H Gibbons, Roy Freeman, David Robertson
OBJECTIVE: To define the clinical features and biomarkers that predict which patients with pure autonomic failure will develop Parkinson disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, or multiple system atrophy. METHODS: One hundred patients who presented with pure autonomic failure were recruited at 5 medical centers in the U.S. Seventy-four patients agreed to be followed prospectively. Patients underwent clinical evaluations including neurological rating scales, sleep questionnaires, smell test, and sympathetic and parasympathetic cardiovascular autonomic function tests...
January 17, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093732/long-term-hormone-therapy-for-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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Jane Marjoribanks, Cindy Farquhar, Helen Roberts, Anne Lethaby, Jasmine Lee
BACKGROUND: Hormone therapy (HT) is widely provided for control of menopausal symptoms and has been used for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia in older women. This is an updated version of a Cochrane review first published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of long-term HT (at least 1 year's duration) on mortality, cardiovascular outcomes, cancer, gallbladder disease, fracture and cognition in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women during and after cessation of treatment...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071922/anxiety-symptoms-and-risk-of-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-the-oldest-old-women
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Ahmed M Kassem, Mary Ganguli, Kristine Yaffe, Joseph T Hanlon, Oscar L Lopez, John W Wilson, Kristine Ensrud, Jane A Cauley
OBJECTIVES: Research is limited and findings conflict regarding anxiety as a predictor of future cognitive decline in the oldest old persons. We examined the relationship between levels of and changes in anxiety symptoms, and subsequent dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the oldest old women. METHOD: We conducted secondary analyses of data collected from 1425 community-dwelling women (mean age = 82.8, SD ±3.1 years) followed on average for five years...
January 10, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064358/incipient-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-is-more-common-than-expected-and-may-comprise-clinicopathological-subtypes-a-forensic-autopsy-series
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Koji Yoshida, Yukiko Hata, Koshi Kinoshita, Shutaro Takashima, Kortaro Tanaka, Naoki Nishida
We investigated 998 serial Japanese forensic autopsy cases (0-101 years old, mean age 61.7 ± 21.9), with no case selection, using immunohistochemistry to detect cases with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Twenty-nine cases (mean age 82.3 ± 7.2 years, 11 males, 18 females) fulfilled the National Institute of Neuronal Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)-PSP pathological criteria (2.9% of all cases, 4.6% of cases over 60). All had neuronal and glial inclusions in the basal ganglia and brainstem. However, 13 cases had low tau pathology and were categorized as atypical PSP...
January 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063401/affective-false-memories-in-dementia-of-alzheimer-s-type
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Beth Fairfield, Mirco Colangelo, Nicola Mammarella, Alberto Di Domenico, Cesare Cornoldi
This study examined the production of inferential false memories for complex pictorial stimuli and the implications of affective content in Alzheimer's disease (AD). A group of 24 AD patients and a group of 24 healthy older adults studied a sequence of pictures depicting stories that included positive, negative or neutral consequences of an unseen action, and then completed an old-new picture recognition test. The number of causal errors was higher in healthy older adults compared to AD patients but affective content attenuated the effect...
December 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060001/incidence-of-skin-tears-and-risk-factors-a-systematic-literature-review
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Kelly Cristina Strazzieri-Pulido, Giovana Ribau Picolo Peres, Ticiane Carolina Gonçalves Faustino Campanili, Vera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos
Skin tears are traumatic wounds resulting from friction and shearing forces. Clinical practice strongly indicates that skin tears are a prevalent problem but their incidence is not well established in the literature. This systematic literature review identified and evaluated the available literature on the incidence and risk factors for skin tears in adults and the elderly. Inclusion criteria were epidemiological studies published in English, Spanish, or Portuguese languages from January 1990 through June 2014 and available in full text...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055088/myxedema-psychosis-in-a-patient-with-undiagnosed-hashimoto-thyroiditis
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Matthew M Mavroson, Nirav Patel, Eleonora Akker
Myxedema psychosis is uncommon in patients with primary hypothyroidism. Most often, this disease state can be found in patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis or after total thyroidectomy. Chronic hypothyroidism can lead to an insidious onset of psychiatric symptoms in patients, such as dementia, delirium, psychosis, hallucinations, and coma. A 31-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history was brought to the psychiatric emergency department for new-onset aggression, paranoid behavior, and hallucinations for 4 days...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045692/radiology-case-of-the-month-acute-onset-of-dizziness-and-paresthesias-in-an-elderly-woman
#15
Mohammed J Shaikh, Jagan D Gupta
61-year-old woman with a past medical history of dementia and Meniere's disease presents with acutely worsening dizziness and headache. The patient additionally complains of left greater than right upper extremity weakness and paresthesias.
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043804/risk-factors-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-dementia-and-mortality-the-sydney-memory-and-ageing-study
#16
Darren M Lipnicki, John Crawford, Nicole A Kochan, Julian N Trollor, Brian Draper, Simone Reppermund, Kate Maston, Karen A Mather, Henry Brodaty, Perminder S Sachdev
BACKGROUND: The nature and commonality of late-life risk factors for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and mortality remain unclear. Our aim was to investigate potential risk factors, simultaneously in a single cohort including many individuals initially with normal cognition and followed for 6 years. METHODS: We classified 873 community-dwelling individuals (70-90 years old and without dementia at baseline) from the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study as cognitively normal (CN), having MCI or dementia, or deceased 6 years after baseline...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042986/association-between-mastication-and-cognitive-status-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Akio Tada, Hiroko Miura
PURPOSE: A substantial number of elderly people suffer from cognitive impairment and dementia, which are considered to have various risk factors, including masticatory dysfunction; however, the association between mastication and cognition is inconclusive. The objectives of this systematic review were to provide an overview of the literature on (1) the association between mastication and cognitive function and (2) the association between mastication and dementia incidence, in elderly people...
December 14, 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042772/factors-of-rapid-cognitive-decline-in-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Pierre Koskas, Mariela Cecile Henry-Feugeas, Jean Paul Feugeas, Phalla Ou, Olivier Drunat
BACKGROUND: Rapid Cognitive Decline (RCD) in Alzheimer Disease (AD) is associated with a worse disease progression. There is no consensual predictor of RCD and only a few studies have focused on RCD in late-onset dementia, the most common form of AD Objective: To identify the predictors of RCD, in a population of community-dwelling patients with recently diagnosed late onset AD Methods: Community-dwelling subjects aged>75 consulting for the first time in Old Age Memory outpatient center from 2009 to 2012 were considered...
January 2, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035929/the-citicholinage-study-citicoline-plus-cholinesterase-inhibitors-in-aged-patients-affected-with-alzheimer-s-disease-study
#19
Pietro Gareri, Alberto Castagna, Antonino Maria Cotroneo, Daria Putignano, Raffaele Conforti, Francesco Santamaria, Saverio Marino, Salvatore Putignano
BACKGROUND: Citicoline can have beneficial effects both in degenerative and in vascular cognitive decline in a variety of ways (apoptosis inhibition, neuroplasticity potentiation, phospholipid, and acetylcholine (ACh) synthesis). Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) have been used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). When co-administered with cholinergic precursors, they are able to increase the intrasynaptic levels of ACh more than when the single drugs given alone. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to show the effectiveness of oral citicoline plus AChEIs in patients affected with AD...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024212/thymoma-in-middle-mediastinum-that-induced-tracheal-compression-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Teiko Sakurai, Tetsuki Sakamoto, Tomoko Wakasa, Yoshio Ohta, Hiroyuki Shiono
BACKGROUND: A thymoma, an epithelial neoplasm of the thymus, mainly occurs in the anterior mediastinum, while few are seen in the middle mediastinum. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old male was referred for an incidental mass in the middle mediastinum. He had severe dementia and denied symptoms. Our follow-up computed tomography (CT) examinations had revealed the progress of tracheal compression along with tumor enlargement for 2 years. At 85 years old, we performed a thymomectomy via a median sternotomy to avoid complete trachea obstruction...
December 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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