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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222509/galantamine-response-associates-with-agitation-and-the-prefrontal-cortex-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sachiko Nakayama, Akimitsu Suda, Hajime Nakanishi, Yumiko Motoi, Nobutaka Hattori
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) occur in up to 80% of AD patients and represent one of the largest factors contributing to caregiver burden. To analyze the effect of galantamine on BPSD and caregiver burden, we treated a total of 50 patients with mild AD for 12 weeks and evaluated them using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) and Japanese version of the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview (ZBI). We also performed regional cerebral blood flow single photon emission computed tomography (rCBF SPECT) at baseline using three-dimensional sterotatic surface projections...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219620/brain-structural-correlates-of-executive-and-social-cognition-profiles-in-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-and-elderly-bipolar-disorder
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Sandra Baez, Clara Pinasco, María Roca, Jesica Ferrari, Blas Couto, Indira García-Cordero, Agustín Ibañez, Francy Cruz, Pablo Reyes, Diana Matallana, Facundo Manes, Marcelo Cetcovich, Teresa Torralva
An early stage of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) often displays a mix of behavioral disturbances and personality changes hindering a differential diagnosis from elderly bipolar disorder (BD), making this process a big challenge. However, no studies have compared these pathologies from neuropsychological and neuroanatomical perspectives. The aim of the present study was to compare the executive functions (EF) and social cognition profiles as well as the structural neuroimaging of bvFTD and elderly patients with BD...
February 17, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216597/the-uncommon-impact-of-common-environmental-details-on-walking-in-older-adults
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Katherine Brookfield, Catharine Ward Thompson, Iain Scott
Walking is the most common form of physical activity amongst older adults. Older adults' walking behaviors have been linked to objective and perceived neighborhood and street-level environmental attributes, such as pavement quality and mixed land uses. To help identify components of walkable environments, this paper examines some of these environmental attributes and explores their influence on this population's walking behaviors. It draws on focus group and interview data collected from 22 purposively sampled older adults aged 60 years and over...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196556/approach-to-atypical-alzheimer-s-disease-and-case-studies-of-the-major-subtypes
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Bradford C Dickerson, Scott M McGinnis, Chenjie Xia, Bruce H Price, Alireza Atri, Melissa E Murray, Mario F Mendez, David A Wolk
Alzheimer's disease (AD) has long been recognized as a heterogeneous illness, with a common clinical presentation of progressive amnesia and less common "atypical" clinical presentations, including syndromes dominated by visual, aphasic, "frontal," or apraxic symptoms. Our knowledge of atypical clinical phenotypes of AD comes from clinicopathologic studies, but with the growing use of in vivo molecular biomarkers of amyloid and tau pathology, we are beginning to recognize that these syndromes may not be as rare as once thought...
February 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176547/improving-prospective-memory-in-persons-with-parkinson-disease
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Erin R Foster, Mark A McDaniel, Peter G Rendell
BACKGROUND: Prospective memory (PM) is essential for productive and independent living and necessary for compliance with prescribed health behaviors. Parkinson disease (PD) can cause PM deficits that are associated with activity limitations and reduced quality of life. Forming implementation intentions (IIs) is an encoding strategy that may improve PM in this population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of IIs on PM performance in PD. METHODS: This was a laboratory-based randomized controlled trial...
February 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165618/experimental-comparison-of-efficacy-for-three-handfeeding-techniques-in-dementia
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Melissa K Batchelor-Murphy, Eleanor S McConnell, Elaine J Amella, Ruth A Anderson, Connie W Bales, Susan Silva, Angel Barnes, Cornelia Beck, Cathleen S Colon-Emeric
BACKGROUND: Nursing home (NH) residents who require assistance during mealtimes are at risk for malnutrition. Supportive handfeeding is recommended, yet there is limited evidence supporting use of a specific handfeeding technique to increase meal intake. OBJECTIVES: To compare efficacy of three handfeeding techniques for assisting NH residents with dementia with meals: Direct Hand (DH), Over Hand (OH), and Under Hand (UH). DESIGN: A prospective pilot study using a within-subjects experimental Latin square design with randomization to one of three handfeeding technique sequences...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153380/grn-deletion-in-familial-frontotemporal-dementia-showing-association-with-clinical-variability-in-3-familial-cases
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Graziella Milan, Sabrina Napoletano, Sabina Pappatà, Maria Teresa Gentile, Luca Colucci-D'Amato, Gennaro Della Rocca, Anna Maciag, Carmen Palermo Rossetti, Laura Fucci, Annibale Puca, Dario Grossi, Alfredo Postiglione, Emilia Vitale
Progranulin (GRN) gene mutations have been genetically associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and are present in about 23% of patients with familial FTD. However, the neurobiology of this secreted glycoprotein remains unclear. Here, we report the identification of 3 pedigrees of Southern Italian extraction in whom FTD segregates with autosomal dominant inheritance patterns. We present evidence that all the available patients in these 3 familial cases are carrying the rare GRN gene exon 6 deletion g10325_10331delCTGCTGT (relative to nt 1 inNG_007886...
January 9, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152434/association-between-lifetime-headache-and-history-of-suicide-attempts-in-the-elderly
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R Calati, P Courtet, J Norton, K Ritchie, S Artero
BACKGROUND: Pain-related conditions have been reported to play a key role among risk factors for suicide. Headache in particular has been repeatedly associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The aims of this study were: 1) to assess the association between lifetime headache (both non-migrainous headache and migraine) and lifetime suicide attempts (SA); 2) to differentiate, within subjects with lifetime SA, patients with and without lifetime headache in terms of socio-demographic and clinical features...
January 30, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152167/implementation-of-observational-pain-management-protocol-for-residents-with-dementia-a-cluster-rct
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Justina Y W Liu, Claudia K Y Lai
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the implementation of the Observational Pain Management Protocol (Protocol) can improve pain management for nursing home residents with dementia. DESIGN: A two-group, single-blinded, cluster-randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Seventeen nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS: Hundred and twenty eight recruited residents with advanced dementia and pain-related diagnoses were allocated to either the control or the experimental conditions based on the randomized group allocated to their home...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152160/new-or-worsening-symptoms-and-signs-in-community-dwelling-persons-with-dementia-incidence-and-relation-to-use-of-acute-medical-services
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Philip D Sloane, Christopher H Schifeling, Anna S Beeber, Kimberly T Ward, David Reed, Lisa P Gwyther, Bobbi Matchar, Sheryl Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: To understand the range of symptoms that present to family caregivers of community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). DESIGN: Six-month longitudinal prospective study to identify the incidence of new or worsening symptoms and their association with acute care medical service use. SETTING: Community-based sample of volunteers from multiple states. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 136 patient-caregiver dyads with a range of dementia severity...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142397/effects-on-pain-of-a-stepwise-multidisciplinary-intervention-sta-op-that-targets-pain-and-behavior-in-advanced-dementia-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marjoleine Jc Pieper, Jenny T van der Steen, Anneke L Francke, Erik Ja Scherder, Jos Wr Twisk, Wilco P Achterberg
BACKGROUND: Pain in nursing home residents with advanced dementia remains a major challenge; it is difficult to detect and may be expressed as challenging behavior. STA OP! aims to identify physical and other needs as causes of behavioral changes and uses a stepwise approach for psychosocial and pharmacological management which was effective in improving challenging behavior. AIM: To assess whether implementation of the stepwise multidisciplinary intervention also reduces pain and improves pain management...
February 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134558/a-randomized-pilot-trial-of-a-telephone-based-collaborative-care-management-program-for-caregivers-of-individuals-with-dementia
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Shahrzad Mavandadi, Erin M Wright, Meagan M Graydon, David W Oslin, Laura O Wray
Dementia care is largely provided in primary care settings. This article describes a pilot project aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of an accessible, telephone-based, patient- and caregiver (CG)-centered, collaborative care management program that involves CG education and psychosocial support in improving CG and patient outcomes. CGs (n = 75) of older veterans with dementia receiving care from Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center primary care practices were randomized to receive either dementia care management or usual care (UC)...
February 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126500/systemic-inflammation-and-resting-state-connectivity-of-the-default-mode-network
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Anna L Marsland, Dora C-H Kuan, Lei K Sheu, Katarina Krajina, Thomas E Kraynak, Stephen B Manuck, Peter J Gianaros
The default mode network (DMN) encompasses brain systems that exhibit coherent neural activity at rest. DMN brain systems have been implicated in diverse social, cognitive, and affective processes, as well as risk for forms of dementia and psychiatric disorders that associate with systemic inflammation. Areas of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and surrounding medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) within the DMN have been implicated specifically in regulating autonomic and neuroendocrine processes that relate to systemic inflammation via bidirectional signaling mechanisms...
January 23, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116927/the-relationship-between-what-we-believe-and-how-we-care-among-daughters-caring-for-a-parent-with-dementia
#14
Cory K Chen, Karima Clayton, Joshua Chodosh
This study attempted to better understand factors associated with relationship conflict between daughters and their parents with dementia. We examined data from 77 daughters self-identified as primary caregivers of a parent with dementia to test the hypothesis that daughters' belief that a parent with dementia can control their symptoms is associated with more conflict, defined as high expressed emotion (EE). Participants completed self-report questionnaires assessing beliefs about parents' ability to control symptoms, stress, relationship conflict, parent agitation, and cognitive status...
March 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110464/alexithymia-in-people-with-subjective-cognitive-decline-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-mild-alzheimer-s-disease
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Mehmet Yuruyen, Fundan Engin Akcan, Gizem Cetiner Batun, Gozde Gultekin, Mesut Toprak, Hakan Yavuzer, Murat Emul
BACKGROUND: Behavioral and psychological symptoms are widely accepted as accelerator factors in progression to dementia. Although alexithymia is closely related to normal aging process and poor neurocognitive performance, alexithymia has not been included in these symptoms yet. AIMS: Here, we aimed to investigate alexithymia features in people with prominent clinical memory complaints. METHODS: The participants (n = 82) were classified into three groups as: subjective cognitive decline (n = 30), mild cognitive impairment (n = 27), and mild Alzheimer's disease (n = 25) after Mini-Mental State Examination, Clinical Dementia Rating Scale, neuropsychological test battery, Geriatric Depression Scale, and Hachinski Ischemic Scale...
January 21, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105501/-diagnostics-and-multimodal-treatment-of-depression-in-old-age-new-developments
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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/28089250/pathology-of-behavior-in-pd-what-is-known-and-what-is-not
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REVIEW
Kaylena A Ehgoetz Martens, Simon J G Lewis
Abnormal behavior in Parkinson's disease (PD) stems from a complex orchestration of impaired neural networks that result from PD-related neurodegeneration across multiple levels. Typically, cellular and tissue abnormalities generate neurochemical changes and disrupt specific regions of the brain, in turn creating impaired neural circuits and dysfunctional global networks. The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of the array of pathological changes that have been linked to different behavioral symptoms of PD such as depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, impulse control disorders, psychosis, sleep disorders and dementia...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086964/anti-%C3%AE-synuclein-immunotherapy-reduces-%C3%AE-synuclein-propagation-in-the-axon-and-degeneration-in-a-combined-viral-vector-and-transgenic-model-of-synucleinopathy
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Brian Spencer, Elvira Valera, Edward Rockenstein, Cassia Overk, Michael Mante, Anthony Adame, Wagner Zago, Peter Seubert, Robin Barbour, Dale Schenk, Dora Games, Robert A Rissman, Eliezer Masliah
Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's Disease (PD), PD dementia (PDD) and Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are characterized by progressive accumulation of α-synuclein (α-syn) in neurons. Recent studies have proposed that neuron-to-neuron propagation of α-syn plays a role in the pathogenesis of these disorders. We have previously shown that antibodies against the C-terminus of α-syn reduce the intra-neuronal accumulation of α-syn and related deficits in transgenic models of synucleinopathy, probably by abrogating the axonal transport and accumulation of α-syn in in vivo models...
January 13, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077020/relationship-between-18-f-flutemetamol-uptake-and-rbans-performance-in-non-demented-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Dustin B Hammers, Taylor J Atkinson, Bonnie C A Dalley, Kayla R Suhrie, Britney E Beardmore, Lance D Burrell, Kevin P Horn, Kelli M Rasmussen, Norman L Foster, Kevin Duff, John M Hoffman
OBJECTIVE: The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) has been used extensively for clinical care and in research for patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, relatively few studies have evaluated the relationship between RBANS performance and AD imaging biomarkers. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the association between a relatively new amyloid positron emission tomography imaging biomarker and performance on the RBANS...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069458/loganin-enhances-long-term-potentiation-and-recovers-scopolamine-induced-learning-and-memory-impairments
#20
Eun-Sang Hwang, Hyun-Bum Kim, Seok Lee, Min-Ji Kim, Sung-Ok Lee, Seung-Moo Han, Sungho Maeng, Ji-Ho Park
Although the incidence rate of dementia is rapidly growing in the aged population, therapeutic and preventive reagents are still suboptimal. Various model systems are used for the development of such reagents in which scopolamine is one of the favorable pharmacological tools widely applied. Loganin is a major iridoid glycoside obtained from Corni fructus (Cornusofficinalis et Zucc) and demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and osteoporosis prevention effects. It has also been found to attenuate Aβ-induced inflammatory reactions and ameliorate memory deficits induced by scopolamine...
January 6, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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