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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212320/a-mediterranean-diet-to-improve-cardiovascular-and-cognitive-health-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-intervention-study
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Alexandra T Wade, Courtney R Davis, Kathryn A Dyer, Jonathan M Hodgson, Richard J Woodman, Hannah A D Keage, Karen J Murphy
The Mediterranean diet has demonstrated efficacy for improving cardiovascular and cognitive health. However, a traditional Mediterranean diet delivers fewer serves of dairy and less dietary calcium than is currently recommended in Australia, which may limit long-term sustainability. The present study aims to evaluate whether a Mediterranean diet with adequate dairy and calcium can improve cardiovascular and cognitive function in an at-risk population, and thereby reduce risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cognitive decline...
February 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202945/left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-association-with-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marios K Georgakis, Andreas Synetos, Constantinos Mihas, Maria A Karalexi, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Sudha Seshadri, Eleni Th Petridou
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a marker of prolonged exposure to high blood pressure and a predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. The objective of the current study was to investigate its association with cognitive function. Following standard guidelines, pairs of independent reviewers screened 2359 articles to search for studies that addressed the research question, extracted data and evaluated the quality of the studies using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale; authors were contacted for additional data...
February 16, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192226/use-of-preventive-medication-in-patients-with-limited-life-expectancy-a-systematic-review
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Arjun Poudel, Patsy Yates, Debra Rowett, Lisa M Nissen
CONTEXT: Optimal prescribing in patients with limited life expectancy remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study systematically reviews the published literature regarding the use of preventive medication in patients with reduced life expectancy. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using three databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL). Articles published in English from January 1995 to December 2015 were retrieved for analysis to identify peer-reviewed, observational studies assessing use of preventive medications in patients with limited life expectancy...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185237/use-of-bladder-antimuscarinics-in-older-adults-with-impaired-cognition
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Ariel R Green, Jodi Segal, Jing Tian, Esther Oh, David L Roth, Liam Hilson, Jennifer L Dodson, Cynthia M Boyd
OBJECTIVE: To examine the use of antimuscarinics for treating urinary incontinence (UI) in older adults with varying levels of cognition. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center from 2005 through 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling men and women aged 65 and older (N = 24,106). MEASUREMENTS: Clinicians and staff evaluated each participant's dementia status during annual in-person assessments...
February 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178960/ultrasound-and-dynamic-functional-imaging-in-vascular-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Branko Malojcic, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Farzaneh A Sorond, Elsa Azevedo, Marina Diomedi, Janja Pretnar Oblak, Nicola Carraro, Marina Boban, Laszlo Olah, Stephan J Schreiber, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Zsolt Garami, Nantan M Bornstein, Bernhard Rosengarten
BACKGROUND: The vascular contributions to neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation may be assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US). This review summarises the methodology for these widely available, safe and relatively low cost tools and analyses recent work highlighting their potential utility as biomarkers for differentiating subtypes of cognitive impairment and dementia, tracking disease progression and evaluating response to treatment in various neurocognitive disorders...
February 9, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155990/dance-movement-therapy-for-dementia
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Vicky Karkou, Bonnie Meekums
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a collective name for different degenerative brain syndromes which, according to Alzheimer's Disease International, affects approximately 35.6 million people worldwide. The latest NICE guideline for dementia highlights the value of diverse treatment options for the different stages and symptoms of dementia including non-pharmacological treatments. Relevant literature also argues for the value of interventions that acknowledge the complexity of the condition and address the person as a whole, including their physical, emotional, social and cognitive processes...
February 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152169/albuminuria-in-association-with-cognitive-function-and-dementia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marios K Georgakis, Nikolaos G Dimitriou, Maria A Karalexi, Constantinos Mihas, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Eleni Th Petridou
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral microvascular disease is considered to contribute to cognitive dysfunction. We opted to explore whether albuminuria, a marker of systemic microangiopathy, is associated with cognitive impairment, dementia, and cognitive function. DESIGN: Systematic review; independent reviewers screened 2359 articles, derived through the search strategy, for identification of observational studies quantifying an association of albuminuria with the outcomes of interest, abstracted data on study characteristics and results and evaluated studies on quality using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150348/management-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-in-patients-with-dementia
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A Subic, P Cermakova, B Norrving, B Winblad, M von Euler, M G Kramberger, M Eriksdotter, S Garcia-Ptacek
An estimated 10% of stroke patients have an underlying dementia. As a consequence, health professionals often face the challenge of managing patients with dementia presenting with an acute stroke. Patients with dementia are less likely to receive thrombolysis (0.56-10% vs. 1-16% thrombolysis rates in the general population), be admitted to a stroke unit or receive some types of care. Anticoagulation for secondary stroke prevention is sometimes withheld, despite dementia not being listed as an exclusion criterion in current guidelines...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144880/use-of-stimulants-in-bipolar-disorder
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Giulio Perugi, Giulia Vannucchi, Fulvio Bedani, Ettore Favaretto
Several international guidelines indicate stimulants, including methylphenidate (MPH), amphetamines and derivatives, modafinil, and armodafinil among the second-third-line choices for bipolar depression. Efficacy of stimulants has been also reported for the management of residual depressive symptoms such as fatigue and sleepiness and for the management of affective, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms in children and adult bipolar patients with comorbid ADHD. Few case reports show positive results with MPH in the treatment of resistant mania...
January 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140779/social-ecological-perspectives-of-tube-feeding-older-adults-with-advanced-dementia-a-systematic-literature-review
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Joy W Douglas, Jeannine C Lawrence, Lori W Turner
Dementia is a progressive, debilitating disease that often results in weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration. Feeding tubes are often prescribed; however, this practice can lead to complications. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the use of feeding tubes in elderly demented patients from a social ecological perspective. Results indicated that family members often receive inadequate decision-making education. Many health care professionals lack knowledge of evidence-based guidelines pertaining to feeding tube use...
January 2017: Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128394/person-centered-primary-care-strategies-for-assessment-of-and-intervention-for-aggressive-behaviors-in-dementia
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Anand Desai, Tracy Wharton, Laura Struble, Mary Blazek
With an increase in the number of individuals affected by dementia, it is imperative for health care providers to be well versed in the most effective ways to manage neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as aggression. Aggression can be particularly hard to manage because it creates risk of harm for formal and informal caregivers, and options for medical intervention are complex and situation dependent. Although multiple guidelines for management of aggression in dementia are available in the literature, their scope is widespread and suggested treatments often vary, making decision making difficult to navigate for busy clinicians...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
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/28124100/-treatment-with-psychotropic-agents-in-patients-with-dementia-and-delirium-gap-between-guideline-recommendations-and-treatment-practice
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Walter Hewer, Christine Thomas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Psychiatric symptoms in dementia and delirium are associated with a substantially reduced quality of life of patients and their families and often challenging for professionals. Pharmacoepidemiological surveys have shown that, in particular, patients living in nursing homes receive prescriptions of psychotropic agents in significant higher frequency than recommended by current guidelines. This article focuses on a critical appraisal of this gap from the point of view of German healthcare services...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105501/-diagnostics-and-multimodal-treatment-of-depression-in-old-age-new-developments
#14
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...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104596/operationalising-ethical-challenges-in-dementia-research-a-systematic-review-of-current-evidence
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Emily West, Astrid Stuckelberger, Sophie Pautex, Janneke Staaks, Marjolein Gysels
BACKGROUND: the worldwide number of dementia cases is increasing, and this is a trend that is expected to continue as a growing proportion of the population ages. However, conducting research with persons suffering from dementia can be fraught due to fears surrounding research risks in vulnerable populations. This can make seeking approval for studies difficult. As research directly involving persons with dementia is key for the development of evidence-based best practice, the development of a coherent ethical strategy to perform such research feasibly and effectively is of paramount importance...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103749/clinical-practice-with-anti-dementia-drugs-a-revised-third-consensus-statement-from-the-british-association-for-psychopharmacology
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John T O'Brien, Clive Holmes, Matthew Jones, Roy Jones, Gill Livingston, Ian McKeith, Peter Mittler, Peter Passmore, Craig Ritchie, Louise Robinson, Elizabeth L Sampson, John-Paul Taylor, Alan Thomas, Alistair Burns
The British Association for Psychopharmacology coordinated a meeting of experts to review and revise its previous 2011 guidelines for clinical practice with anti-dementia drugs. As before, levels of evidence were rated using accepted standards which were then translated into grades of recommendation A-D, with A having the strongest evidence base (from randomised controlled trials) and D the weakest (case studies or expert opinion). Current clinical diagnostic criteria for dementia have sufficient accuracy to be applied in clinical practice (B) and both structural (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) and functional (positron emission tomography and single photon emission computerised tomography) brain imaging can improve diagnostic accuracy in particular situations (B)...
February 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095412/intensive-versus-guideline-blood-pressure-and-lipid-lowering-in-patients-with-previous-stroke-main-results-from-the-pilot-prevention-of-decline-in-cognition-after-stroke-trial-podcast-randomised-controlled-trial
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Philip M Bath, Polly Scutt, Daniel J Blackburn, Sandeep Ankolekar, Kailash Krishnan, Clive Ballard, Alistair Burns, Jonathan Mant, Peter Passmore, Stuart Pocock, John Reckless, Nikola Sprigg, Rob Stewart, Joanna M Wardlaw, Gary A Ford
BACKGROUND: Stroke is associated with the development of cognitive impairment and dementia. We assessed the effect of intensive blood pressure (BP) and/or lipid lowering on cognitive outcomes in patients with recent stroke in a pilot trial. METHODS: In a multicentre, partial-factorial trial, patients with recent stroke, absence of dementia, and systolic BP (SBP) 125-170 mmHg were assigned randomly to at least 6 months of intensive (target SBP <125 mmHg) or guideline (target SBP <140 mmHg) BP lowering...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074217/-nutrition-in-dementia
#18
D Volkert
BACKGROUND: In the course of dementia sooner or later nutritional problems appear, and the question arises which interventions are effective in ensuring adequate nutrition and thus may contribute to the maintenance of health, functionality and independence. OBJECTIVE: This overview presents the state of knowledge regarding nutrition in dementia. METHODS: This work is based on the present guidelines of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) on nutrition in dementia, which systematically investigated relevant available evidence...
February 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072381/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-neurodegenerative-dementias
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REVIEW
A Del Sole, S Malaspina, Alberto Magenta Biasina
Neuroimaging, both with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), has gained a pivotal role in the diagnosis of primary neurodegenerative diseases. These two techniques are used as biomarkers of both pathology and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to differentiate AD from other neurodegenerative diseases. MRI is able to identify structural changes including patterns of atrophy characterizing neurodegenerative diseases, and to distinguish these from other causes of cognitive impairment, e...
October 2016: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063859/assessing-palliative-care-content-in-dementia-care-guidelines-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Pamela Durepos, Abigail Wickson-Griffiths, Afeez Abiola Hazzan, Sharon Kaasalainen, Vasilia Vastis, Lisa Battistella, Alexandra Papaioannou
CONTEXT: Families of persons with dementia continue to report unmet needs during end-of-life. Strategies to improve care and quality of life for persons with dementia include development of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) and an integrative palliative approach. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess palliative care content in dementia CPGs in order to identify the presence or limitations of recommendations and discussion pertaining to common issues or domains affected by illness as described by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care 'Square of Care'...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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