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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530156/care-arrangements-in-dementia-care-networks
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Franziska Laporte Uribe, Karin Wolf-Ostermann, Markus Wübbeler, Bernhard Holle
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to describe care arrangements for persons with dementia (PwDs) who are living at home with the support of a dementia care network (DCN). METHOD: Data on the utilization of formal and informal support were collected in face-to-face interviews at baseline and 1-year follow-up with PwDs and caregivers receiving support from 1 of 13 DCNs. RESULTS: Men with dementia were supported by twice as many informal caregivers as women (2 vs...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Aging and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530016/assessment-of-caregiving-constructs-toward-a-personal-familial-group-and-cultural-construction-of-dementia-care-through-the-eyes-of-personal-construct-psychology
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Eradah O Hamad, Ahmad N AlHadi, Christopher J Lee, Marie Y Savundranayagam, Jeffrey D Holmes, Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, Andrew M Johnson
Conditions that cause cognitive impairment and behavioural and personality changes, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementia, have global impact across cultures. However, the experience of dementia care can vary between individuals, families, formal caregivers, and social groups from various cultures. Self-reported measures, caregiving stress models, and conceptual theories have been developed to address the physical, financial, psychological, and social factors associated with the experience of dementia care...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529231/alzheimer-s-disease-metaphors-as-mirror-and-lens-to-the-stigma-of-dementia
#3
Martina Zimmermann
This essay gives an overview of the metaphors that patients in comparison to caregivers employ to conceptualize their experience with the chronic degenerative, cognitive, and incurable aspects of Alzheimer's disease. It explores how the images (such as the journey, darkness, the death sentence, and torture) relate to the narration of cognitive decline and memory loss, and how these personal accounts negotiate with the culturally dominant dementia narrative that centers on the patient's passivity and dependence and is, usually, found in caregiver stories...
2017: Literature and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527600/translation-and-adaptation-of-the-disability-assessment-for-dementia-scale-in-the-spanish-population
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Alicia Sánchez-Pérez, Sofia López-Roig, Ana Pampliega Pérez, Paula Peral Gómez, María Ángeles Pastor, Miriam Hurtado-Pomares
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Functional assessment is especially relevant in patients with cognitive impairment (CI). The Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD) scale assesses functional ability and its use is becoming increasingly popular. This study aims to perform the translation and cultural adaptation of the DAD scale in order to create a Spanish version: DAD-E. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A double translation/back-translation process was developed, as well as a pilot study with 14 caregivers of patients with CI, and 3 review meetings to achieve general agreement...
May 17, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527206/social-representation-of-dementia-an-analysis-of-5-792-consecutive-cases-evaluated-in-a-memory-clinic
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Pilar Cañabate, Gabriel Martínez, Maitée Rosende-Roca, Mariola Moreno, Silvia Preckler, Sergi Valero, Oscar Sotolongo, Isabel Hernández, Montserrat Alegret, Gemma Ortega, Ana Espinosa, Ana Mauleón, Liliana Vargas, Octavio Rodríguez, Carla Abdelnour, Domingo Sánchez, Elvira Martín, Agustín Ruiz, Lluís Tárraga, Mercè Boada
BACKGROUND: Different interpretations of cognitive impairment and dementia due to differences in health structures, such as cultural differences could affect the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. it is reasonable to expect that the social and family impact of the disease and coping strategies will differ among societies. OBJECTIVE: The general aim of this study is to understand the social representations of dementia, its associated practices, and the effects they imply...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526049/psychological-status-and-quality-of-life-among-primary-caregivers-of-individuals-with-mental-illness-a-hospital-based-study
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Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Vathsala Sagayadevan, Edimansyah Abdin, YunJue Zhang, Sherilyn Chang, Saleha Shafie, Restria Fauziana Abdul Rahman, Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the psychological status and quality of life among primary caregivers of individuals suffering from various mental illnesses including early psychosis, chronic schizophrenia, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and dementia. METHODS: A total of 350 primary caregivers with relatives seeking treatment at a tertiary psychiatric hospital were recruited for this study. Socio-demographic data was obtained and the brief version of the World Health Organisation Quality of Life instrument was used to assess caregiver's quality of life (QOL)...
May 19, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522892/enhancing-communication-in-adults-with-dementia-and-age-related-hearing-loss
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Sara K Mamo, Esther Oh, Frank R Lin
For many adults with dementia, age-related hearing loss is undiagnosed and/or untreated. Untreated hearing loss can exacerbate common dementia-related behavioral symptoms, such as depression, apathy, agitation. Despite the potential benefits to the individual and the family, pursuing and adopting hearing aids for persons with dementia presents with many challenges. As such, this group of vulnerable older adults is well suited for alternative approaches that adopt an interventional audiology framework. This article reviews alternative hearing care models that we have tested when working with older adults with cognitive impairments...
May 2017: Seminars in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521676/the-ultimate-outlier-transitional-care-for-persons-with-dementia-and-bpsd
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Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Colleen A Ray, Tasmia Hai, Cristina Marcu, Brandy L Callahan, Morris Freedman
BACKGROUND: Transitional care units aim to assist caregivers who cannot manage the care for persons with dementia who manifest behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). However, there is a dearth in research on such care units. OBJECTIVE: The current study reviewed one specialized transitional unit to better understand the characteristics of the persons with dementia and behavioral symptoms entering such unit. The study also looked at the change in terms of (a) BPSD, (b) use of psychotropic medications and (c) function of the patients in this unit...
May 15, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521309/care-transitions-and-adult-day-services-moderate-the-longitudinal-links-between-stress-biomarkers-and-family-caregivers-functional-health
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Yin Liu, David M Almeida, Michael J Rovine, Steven H Zarit
BACKGROUND: Stress biomarkers have been linked to health and well-being. There are, however, few studies on how dysregulation in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and sympathetic nervous system actually affects functional health of family caregivers of persons with dementia. Further, it is not clear whether and how factors affecting caregiving stressor exposures such as care transitions and adult day services (ADS) use may affect such association. OBJECTIVE: First, to examine the association of daily stress biomarkers and functional health over time among family caregivers of persons with dementia...
May 19, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511738/positive-psychology-outcome-measures-for-family-caregivers-of-people-living-with-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Jacki Stansfeld, Charlotte R Stoner, Jennifer Wenborn, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Esme Moniz-Cook, Martin Orrell
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers of people living with dementia can have both positive and negative experiences of caregiving. Despite this, existing outcome measures predominately focus on negative aspects of caregiving such as burden and depression. This review aimed to evaluate the development and psychometric properties of existing positive psychology measures for family caregivers of people living with dementia to determine their potential utility in research and practice. METHOD: A systematic review of positive psychology outcome measures for family caregivers of people with dementia was conducted...
May 17, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509367/measuring-change-in-perceived-well-being-of-family-caregivers-validation-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-perceived-change-index-pci-s-in-chilean-dementia-caregivers
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José M Aravena, Cecilia Albala, Laura N Gitlin
OBJECTIVE: Few instruments evaluate family caregiver perceptions of challenges caring for persons with dementia and improvement or worsening in these areas. To address this measurement gap, we examine psychometric properties of a Spanish version of the 13-item Perceived Change Index (PCI-S), originally validated with English-speaking caregivers. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 94 caregivers of persons with mild to moderate dementia in Chile. Interviews included caregiver demographics, burden, health perception, distress with behaviours, dementia severity, behavioural symptoms and functionality...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508678/past-is-prologue-how-to-advance-caregiver-interventions
#12
Steven H Zarit
OBJECTIVES: Research on caregiving interventions has increased substantially in recent years. Although many promising approaches have been tested, results are often modest. The goal of this paper is to identify conceptual and methodological issues that could lead to better treatment outcome. METHOD: A critical review of the literature on interventions for caregivers of persons with dementia. RESULTS: A fundamental issue in caregiver interventions is what are appropriate goals for treatment and what outcome measures should be used to address those goals...
May 16, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505261/survival-and-causes-of-death-among-people-with-clinically-diagnosed-synucleinopathies-with-parkinsonism-a-population-based-study
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Rodolfo Savica, Brandon R Grossardt, James H Bower, J Eric Ahlskog, Bradley F Boeve, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Walter A Rocca, Michelle M Mielke
Importance: To our knowledge, a comprehensive study of the survival and causes of death of persons with synucleinopathies compared with the general population has not been conducted. Understanding the long-term outcomes of these conditions may inform patients and caregivers of the expected disease duration and may help with care planning. Objective: To compare survival rates and causes of death among patients with incident, clinically diagnosed synucleinopathies and age- and sex-matched referent participants...
May 15, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503390/the-challenges-of-developing-a-participatory-arts-intervention-for-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia
#14
Adam Golden, Denise Gammonley, Gay Hanna Powell, Thomas T Wan
We describe the development and challenges in implementing a web-based participatory art intervention specifically designed for caregivers of persons with dementia to use at home with their loved one.   Method: An interprofessional team, including an experienced national panel of artists, developed a participatory arts toolkit consisting of seven web-based modules involving a combination of music, singing, dancing, poetry, and painting. Participants completed a survey of demographics, caregiver needs, and caregiver burden...
April 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498171/experiences-of-unpaid-family-friend-caregivers-of-community-dwelling-adults-with-dementia-a-systematic-review-protocol
#15
Marilyn Macdonald, Ruth Martin-Misener, Melissa Helwig, Lori Weeks, Heather MacLean
The objective of the review is to synthesize evidence regarding the experiences of unpaid caregivers of community-dwelling adults with dementia. Specifically, the review question is: What are the experiences and perceptions of unpaid caregivers providing care for community-dwelling adults with dementia?
May 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497342/exploration-of-the-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitory-activity-of-some-alkaloids-from-amaryllidaceae-family-by-molecular-docking-in-silico
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Willian O Castillo-Ordóñez, Elvira R Tamarozzi, Gabriel M da Silva, Andrés F Aristizabal-Pachón, Elza T Sakamoto-Hojo, Catarina S Takahashi, Silvana Giuliatti
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive condition, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen. Biochemically the disease is characterized by the presence of neuritic plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, in addition to cholinergic dysfunction in the central nervous system. The role of the cholinergic neurotransmission in AD is the basis of the widely accepted cholinergic hypothesis. Some of the most relevant therapies for the treatment of the disease are based on the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor activity; however, these therapies are not effective to stop the disease progression, but only can temporarily slow down the worsening of dementia symptoms, and improve quality of life of patients and their caregivers...
May 11, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494750/direct-and-indirect-risk-associated-with-the-use-of-dietary-supplements-among-persons-with-dementia-in-a-norwegian-memory-clinic
#17
Hilde Risvoll, Trude Giverhaug, Kjell H Halvorsen, Marit Waaseth, Frauke Musial
BACKGROUND: The use of dietary supplements (DS) is common among persons with dementia. Direct risks associated with DS use include adverse events and DS-drug interactions. A direct risk is a risk caused by the treatment itself. Indirect risks are related to the treatment setting, such as the conditions of use, and not to the treatment itself. Because dementia symptoms may reduce a person's ability to cope with the administration of DS, the use of DS may pose a threat to safety as an indirect risk...
May 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492832/dementia-care-women-s-health-and-gender-equity-the-value-of-well-timed-caregiver-support
#18
Nicholas T Bott, Clifford C Sheckter, Arnold S Milstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490314/pain-experience-in-dementia-subtypes-a-systematic-review
#19
Tarik T Binnekade, Janime Van Kooten, Frank Lobbezoo, Didi Rhebergen, J C Van der Wouden, Martin Smalbrugge, Erik J A Scherder
Recently, the number of studies focusing on pain in dementia has increased considerably. Still, little attention has been paid to the influence of the neuropathology of different dementia subtypes on pain experience. In 2003, a review identified several studies that indicated a relation between dementia subtype and pain experience. Now, ten years later, an update is warranted. We conducted a systematic review to identify studies that assessed pain experience and dementia subtypes by searching PubMed, Embase, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library...
2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488270/rest-activity-rhythm-and-sleep-characteristics-associated-with-depression-symptom-severity-in-strained-dementia-caregivers
#20
Stephen F Smagula, Robert T Krafty, Briana J Taylor, Lynn M Martire, Richard Schulz, Martica H Hall
Depression is associated with disturbances to sleep and the 24-h sleep-wake pattern (known as the rest-activity rhythm: RAR). However, there remains a need to identify the specific sleep/RAR correlates of depression symptom severity in population subgroups, such as strained dementia caregivers, who are at elevated risk for major depressive disorder. We assessed the cross-sectional associations of sleep/RARs with non-sleep depression symptom severity among 57 (mean age: 74 years, standard deviation: 7.4) strained dementia caregivers who were currently without clinical depression...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
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