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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917504/update-on-the-risk-of-motor-vehicle-collision-or-driving-impairment-with-dementia-a-collaborative-international-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Justin N Chee, Mark J Rapoport, Frank Molnar, Nathan Herrmann, Desmond O'Neill, Richard Marottoli, Sara Mitchell, Mark Tant, Jamie Dow, Debbie Ayotte, Krista L Lanctôt, Regina McFadden, John-Paul Taylor, Paul C Donaghy, Kirsty Olsen, Sherrilene Classen, Yoassry Elzohairy, David B Carr
Guidelines that physicians use to assess fitness to drive for dementia are limited in their currency, applicability, and rigor of development. Therefore, we performed a systematic review to determine the risk of motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) or driving impairment caused by dementia, in order to update international guidelines on driving with dementia. Seven literature databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, etc.) were searched for all research studies published after 2004 containing participants with mild, moderate, or severe dementia...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914217/-unexplained-behaviour-and-dementia
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C M P M Hertogh, J Klijnman, J F Bastiaans
Behavioural changes, often resulting in negative or challenging behaviour, are highly prevalent in patients with dementia. Here we describe two patients in whom challenging behaviour was the first sign of an evolving dementia process. We discuss the relevance of a multifactorial approach in analysis and treatment, starting from a biopsychosocial model of behaviour in dementia. One pitfall is underestimating the contribution of physical co-morbidity to challenging behaviour in these patients; a further pitfall is the 'attribution phenomenon', i...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912672/maximizing-the-potential-of-longitudinal-cohorts-for-research-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-a-community-perspective
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Catherine J Moody, Derick Mitchell, Grace Kiser, Dag Aarsland, Daniela Berg, Carol Brayne, Alberto Costa, Mohammad A Ikram, Gail Mountain, Jonathan D Rohrer, Charlotte E Teunissen, Leonard H van den Berg, Joanna M Wardlaw
Despite a wealth of activity across the globe in the area of longitudinal population cohorts, surprisingly little information is available on the natural biomedical history of a number of age-related neurodegenerative diseases (ND), and the scope for intervention studies based on these cohorts is only just beginning to be explored. The Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) recently developed a novel funding mechanism to rapidly mobilize scientists to address these issues from a broad, international community perspective...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906268/new-pet-markers-for-the-diagnosis-of-dementia
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Pierre Payoux, Anne Sophie Salabert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To present the new PET markers that could become in the coming years, relevant to advanced clinical approaches to dementia diagnosis, drug trials, and treatment strategies and discuss their advantages and limitations. RECENT FINDINGS: The most advanced new PET tracers are the markers of the amyloid plaques, the τ compounds and the tracers of the translocator protein as markers of neuroinflammation. The main advantages but also the weaknesses of each of these markers are discussed...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887888/neurocognitive-impairment-addressing-couple-and-family-challenges
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John S Rolland
Conditions involving neurocognitive impairment pose enormous challenges to couples and families. However, research and practice tend to focus narrowly on immediate issues for individual caregivers and their dyadic relationship with the affected member. A broad family systems approach with attention to family processes over time is needed in training, practice, and research. In this paper, Rolland's Family Systems Illness model provides a guiding framework to consider the interaction of different psychosocial types of neurocognitive conditions and their evolution over time with individual, couple, and family life-course development...
September 9, 2017: Family Process
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886738/gaps-in-care-for-patients-with-memory-deficits-after-stroke-views-of-healthcare-providers
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Eugene Yee Hing Tang, Christopher Price, Blossom Christa Maree Stephan, Louise Robinson, Catherine Exley
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a common cause of physical disability but is also strongly associated with cognitive impairment and a risk for future dementia. Despite national clinical guidelines, the service provided for stroke survivors with cognitive and memory difficulties varies across localities. This study critically evaluated the views of healthcare professionals about barriers and facilitators to their care. METHODS: Seventeen semi-structured individual interviews were conducted by a single interviewer with both primary and secondary care clinicians in regular contact with stroke-survivors...
September 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883125/defining-optimal-brain-health-in-adults-a-presidential-advisory-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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Philip B Gorelick, Karen L Furie, Costantino Iadecola, Eric E Smith, Salina P Waddy, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Hee-Joon Bae, Mary Ann Bauman, Martin Dichgans, Pamela W Duncan, Meighan Girgus, Virginia J Howard, Ronald M Lazar, Sudha Seshadri, Fernando D Testai, Stephen van Gaal, Kristine Yaffe, Hank Wasiak, Charlotte Zerna
Cognitive function is an important component of aging and predicts quality of life, functional independence, and risk of institutionalization. Advances in our understanding of the role of cardiovascular risks have shown them to be closely associated with cognitive impairment and dementia. Because many cardiovascular risks are modifiable, it may be possible to maintain brain health and to prevent dementia in later life. The purpose of this American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association presidential advisory is to provide an initial definition of optimal brain health in adults and guidance on how to maintain brain health...
September 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880125/consensus-statement-of-the-international-summit-on-intellectual-disability-and-dementia-related-to-post-diagnostic-support
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Karen Dodd, Karen Watchman, Matthew P Janicki, Antonia Coppus, Claudia Gaertner, Juan Fortea, Flavia H Santos, Seth M Keller, Andre Strydom
OBJECTIVES: Post diagnostic support (PDS) has varied definitions within mainstream dementia services and different health and social care organizations, encompassing a range of supports that are offered to adults once diagnosed with dementia until death. METHOD: An international summit on intellectual disability and dementia held in Glasgow, Scotland in 2016 identified how PDS applies to adults with an intellectual disability and dementia. The Summit proposed a model that encompassed seven focal areas: post-diagnostic counseling; psychological and medical surveillance; periodic reviews and adjustments to the dementia care plan; early identification of behaviour and psychological symptoms; reviews of care practices and supports for advanced dementia and end of life; supports to carers/ support staff; and evaluation of quality of life...
September 7, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874253/-benzodiazepines-still-play-a-role-in-modern-psychiatric-therapy
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Martin Balslev Jørgensen, Poul Videbech, Merete Osler
Benzodiazepines (BZ) are widely used for anxiety across psychiatric diagnoses, but for the last decades regulation has been increasingly tight due to problems with tolerance, addiction, withdrawal symptoms and cognitive side effects. Some guidelines claim that BZ only work for a few weeks, and that BZ cause traffic accidents, increased mortality and dementia. In Denmark, the use of BZ has been substantially reduced. In this article it is argued, that not all patients habituate, that most of the epidemiological findings are hampered by confounding, and that there still is a role for long-term use of BZ in the treatment of anxiety...
September 4, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873774/interacting-with-dementia-the-mario-approach
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Christos Kouroupetroglou, Dympna Casey, Massimiliano Raciti, Eva Barrett, Grazia D'Onofrio, Francesco Ricciardi, Francesco Giuliani, Antonio Greco, Daniele Sancarlo, Arlene Mannion, Sally Whelan, Geoff Pegman, Adamantios Koumpis, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Angelos Kouroupetroglou, Adam Santorelli
MARIO is a companion robot that aims to help people with dementia (PWD) to battle isolation and loneliness by enabling them to stay socially active by providing a number of applications focused on hobbies (music, movies, etc), staying engaged with communities (reading headlines, reading local twitter feeds etc.) and staying connected with family and friends (telephoning them, reading their news from twitter, etc.). This paper presents the results from the initial trials of MARIO interacting with PWD involving a limited set of applications...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866906/end-of-life-care-for-advanced-dementia-patients-in-residential-care-home-a-hong-kong-perspective
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James K H Luk, Felix H W Chan
Dementia will become more common as the population ages. Advanced dementia should be considered as a terminal illnesses and end-of-life (EOL) care is very much needed for this disease group. Currently, the EOL services provided to this vulnerable group in Hong Kong, especially those living in residential care homes, is limited. The usual practice of residential care homes is to send older residents with advanced dementia to acute hospitals when they are sick, irrespective of their wish, premorbid status, diagnoses and prognosis...
August 28, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862041/the-use-of-free-non-dementia-specific-apps-on-ipad-to-conduct-group-communication-exercises-for-individuals-with-alzheimer-s-disease-innovative-practice
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Anthony Pak-Hin Kong
This study examined the use of various iPad Apps to conduct group cognitive exercises for clients with mild or early stage dementia of Alzheimer's type. A list of free non-dementia-specific Apps suitable for group sessions was compiled. The procedures in choosing these Apps and determining the most successful ones for group exercises were discussed. Based on participants' and professionals' responses to the use of these Apps, the results would render practitioners useful guidelines in replicating and running technology-based training for individuals with dementia...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856903/game-based-interventions-and-their-impact-on-dementia-a-narrative-review
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Jiaying Zheng, Xueping Chen, Ping Yu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to examine the efficacy of game-based interventions for people with dementia. METHODS: Seven studies that met the inclusion criteria were found in four databases. Their interventions and key findings were analysed and synthesised. RESULTS: Game-based interventions for people with dementia are showing promise for improving cognition, coordination and behavioural and psychological symptoms. The generalisability of the findings is limited by weak methodology and small sample size...
August 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856507/the-effect-of-non-stroke-cardiovascular-disease-states-on-risk-for-cognitive-decline-and-dementia-a-systematic-and-meta-analytic-review
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Kayla B Stefanidis, Christopher D Askew, Kim Greaves, Mathew J Summers
Cardiovascular disease is associated with increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia, but it is unclear whether this risk varies across disease states or occurs in the absence of symptomatic stroke. To examine the evidence of increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia following non-stroke cardiovascular disease we conducted two independent meta-analyses in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. The first review examined cardiovascular diagnoses (atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, periphery artery disease and myocardial infarction) while the second review assessed the impact of atherosclerotic burden (as indicated by degree of stenosis, calcification score, plaque morphology or number of plaques)...
August 30, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854922/barriers-and-facilitators-in-accessing-dementia-care-by-ethnic-minority-groups-a-meta-synthesis-of-qualitative-studies
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Cassandra Kenning, Gavin Daker-White, Amy Blakemore, Maria Panagioti, Waquas Waheed
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that there are about 25,000 people from UK ethnic minority groups with dementia. It is clear that there is an increasing need to improve access to dementia services for all ethnic groups to ensure that everyone has access to the same potential health benefits. The aim was to systematically review qualitative studies and to perform a meta-synthesis around barriers and facilitators to accessing care for dementia in ethnic minorities. METHODS: Databases were searched to capture studies on barriers and facilitators to accessing care for dementia in ethnic minorities...
August 30, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853674/mr-imaging-based-multimodal-autoidentification-of-perivascular-spaces-mmaps-automated-morphologic-segmentation-of-enlarged-perivascular-spaces-at-clinical-field-strength
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Erin L Boespflug, Daniel L Schwartz, David Lahna, Jeffrey Pollock, Jeffrey J Iliff, Jeffrey A Kaye, William Rooney, Lisa C Silbert
Purpose To describe a fully automated segmentation method that yields object-based morphologic estimates of enlarged perivascular spaces (ePVSs) in clinical-field-strength (3.0-T) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging data. Materials and Methods In this HIPAA-compliant study, MR imaging data were obtained with a 3.0-T MR imager in research participants without dementia (mean age, 85.3 years; range, 70.4-101.2 years) who had given written informed consent. This method is built on (a) relative normalized white matter, ventricular and cortical signal intensities within T1-weighted, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery, T2-weighted, and proton density data and (b) morphologic (width, volume, linearity) characterization of each resultant cluster...
August 29, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853000/discontinuation-of-preventive-medicines-in-older-people-with-limited-life-expectancy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sujita W Narayan, Prasad S Nishtala
BACKGROUND: In the presence of multimorbidity and limited life expectancy (LLE), the need for continued use of preventive medicines becomes uncertain as they may neither improve health nor confer continued health benefits. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to systematically review the literature to examine the discontinuation of preventive medicines in older people with LLE. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Cochrane Central Register databases...
August 29, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852560/substitute-consent-to-data-sharing-a-way-forward-for-international-dementia-research
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Adrian Thorogood, Constance Deschênes St-Pierre, Bartha Maria Knoppers
A deluge of genetic and health-related data is being generated about patients with dementia. International sharing of these data accelerates dementia research. Seeking consent to data sharing is a challenge for dementia research where patients have lost or risk losing legal capacity. The laws of most countries enable substitute decision makers (SDMs) to consent on behalf of incapable adults to research participation. We compare regulatory frameworks governing capacity, research, and personal data protection across eight countries to determine when SDMs can consent to data sharing...
April 2017: Journal of Law and the Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846867/simultaneous-measurement-of-whole-blood-vitamin-b1-and-vitamin-b6-using-lc-esi-ms-ms
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R J A C Roelofsen-de Beer, B D van Zelst, R Wardle, P G Kooij, Y B de Rijke
Vitamin B1 and B6 have recently been included in the Dutch clinical guidelines for the general practitioner in the differential diagnosis of dementia. To keep up with the sharp rise in the number of requests, an LC-MS/MS method using stable isotopes as internal standards was developed. The active vitamers thiamine pyrophosphate (TPP) and pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (PLP) in whole blood are simultaneously measured with a short run time of 2min. Whole blood is mixed with internal standard solution containing both TPP-d3 and PLP-d3, followed by deproteinization with a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) solution...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846023/quality-indicators-of-psychotropic-prescribing-to-people-with-dementia-in-aged-psychiatry-inpatient-units
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Daniel W O'Connor, Craig D'Cunha, Tanya Clifton, David Huppert, Helen Lowy, Stephen Macfarlane, Francine Moss, Christos Plakiotis, Dhiren Singh, Maria Tsanglis, Jodie Ten Hoeve, Erica White
OBJECTIVES: To develop indicators of safe psychotropic prescribing practices for people with dementia and to test them in a convenience sample of six aged mental health services in Victoria, Australia. METHOD: The clinical records of 115 acute inpatients were checked by four trained auditors against indicators derived from three Australian health care quality and safety standards or guidelines. Indicators addressed psychotropic medication history taking; the prescribing of regular and 'as needed' psychotropics; the documentation of psychotropic adverse reactions, and discharge medication plans...
August 28, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
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