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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913125/apomorphine-therapy-in-parkinson-s-and-future-directions
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Nataliya Titova, K Ray Chaudhuri
Apomorphine infusion or injection is an important dopamine agonist non-oral therapy usually used in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) with refractory motor fluctuations. The drug also has appreciable efficacy for nonmotor fluctuations and is the quickest to reverse predictable "off" periods. Current subcutaneous administration, however, is complicated by problems associated with needle-based therapies, such as skin nodule formation, skin irritation, and avoidance of this treatment option by needle-phobic subjects...
November 30, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911489/palliative-care-interventions-in-advanced-dementia
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Edel Murphy, Katherine Froggatt, Sheelah Connolly, Eamon O'Shea, Elizabeth L Sampson, Dympna Casey, Declan Devane
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic, progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease. Advanced dementia is characterised by profound cognitive impairment, inability to communicate verbally and complete functional dependence. Usual care of people with advanced dementia is not underpinned universally by a palliative approach. Palliative care has focused traditionally on care of people with cancer but for more than a decade, there have been increased calls worldwide to extend palliative care services to include all people with life-limiting illnesses in need of specialist care, including people with dementia...
December 2, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911320/ethnic-variations-in-prognosis-of-patients-with-dementia-a-prospective-nationwide-registry-linkage-study-in-the-netherlands
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Charles Agyemang, Irene E van de Vorst, Huiberdina L Koek, Michiel L Bots, Azizi Sexas, Marie Norredam, Umar Ikram, Karien Stronks, Ilonca Vaartjes
BACKGROUND: Data on dementia prognosis among ethnic minority groups are limited in Europe. OBJECTIVE: We assessed differences in short-term (1-year) and long-term (3-year) mortality and readmission risk after a first hospitalization or first ever referral to a day clinic for dementia between ethnic minority groups and the ethnic Dutch population in the NetherlandsMethods: Nationwide prospective cohorts of first hospitalized dementia patients (N = 55,827) from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010 were constructed...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908257/ginkgo-biloba-as-an-alternative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-anxiety-in-dementia-and-other-psychiatric-disorders
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Sandeep Kumar Singh, George E Barreto, Gjumrakch Aliev, Valentina Echeverria
BACKGROUND: Mental disorders are the most common health problems in the worldwide population. Current medicines against these conditions have undesired side effects or limited effectiveness. These disadvantageous pharmacological and therapeutic characteristics provoke a low adherence to treatment in an important percentage of patients with mental disorders. Since ancient times, ethnically different groups have been using plants extracts as medicines for the treatment of mental conditions including dementia, depression and anxiety disorders...
December 1, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898281/goals-of-care-or-goals-of-trust-how-family-members-perceive-goals-for-dying-nursing-home-residents
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Cherie Rosemond, Laura C Hanson, Sheryl Zimmerman
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Dementia affects more than 5 million Americans, and is a leading cause of death. Family members of nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia report difficulty making decisions about care toward the end of life. As part of a randomized trial testing an intervention to improve decision making, this qualitative study aimed to understand how family decision makers experienced goal-based decision making in advance of the death of their relative. DESIGN AND METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted as part of the goals of care clinical trial...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898260/inpatient-palliative-care-for-neurological-disorders-lessons-from-a-large-retrospective-series
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Ying Liu, Danielle Kline, Shanae Aerts, Jeanie M Youngwerth, Jean S Kutner, Stefan Sillau, Benzi M Kluger
BACKGROUND: Patients with neurological disorders are the second most common patient population to receive inpatient palliative care services after cancer; however, there have been few reports describing the characteristics and needs of this population. OBJECTIVE: To understand which patients with neurological diagnoses utilized these services, reasons for consultation, and whether patterns of use changed over time. DESIGN: Retrospective case series...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897064/diagnosis-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-can-123-i-imp-and-123-i-mibg-scintigraphy-yield-new-core-features
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Fumi Sakamoto, Shinya Shiraishi, Noriko Tsuda, Mamoru Hashimoto, Seiji Tomiguchi, Manabu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: Since the clinical symptoms of different types of dementia frequently overlap, especially in the earlier stages at onset, it is difficult to distinguish dementias with Lewy bodies (DLB) from other neurodegenerative dementias based on their clinical manifestations alone. Nuclear medicine imaging has been reported as a high-value index for the objective evaluation and diagnosis of DLB. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether nuclear medicine imaging findings may yield core features to be added to the diagnosis of DLB...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896309/olfactory-stimulus-control-and-the-behavioral-pharmacology-of-remembering
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Mark Galizio
Behavior analytic approaches and techniques have much to offer to the study of remembering. There is currently great interest in the development of animal models of human memory processes in order to enhance understanding of the neurobiology of memory and treatment of dementia and related disorders. Because rodent models are so important in contemporary neuroscience and genetics, development of procedures to study various forms of memory in rodents is a point of emphasis. The sense of smell plays an important role in rodent behavior and use of olfactory stimuli has permitted demonstrations of complex forms of stimulus control that have also served as baselines for studying drug effects on remembering...
November 2016: Behav Anal (Wash D C)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895004/predictors-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment-poststroke-in-a-middle-eastern-bahrain-cohort-a-proposed-case-control-comparison
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Claire Donnellan, Mona Al Banna, Noor Redha, Adel Al Jishi, Isa Al Sharoqi, Safa Taha, Moiz Bakhiet, Fatema Abdulla, Patrick Walsh
BACKGROUND: Poststroke dementia and cognitive impairment are associated with poor long-term outcomes after stroke. The contribution of genetic factors such as the presence of apolipoprotein (ApoE) ɛ4 allele and its association with cognitive impairment poststroke remains inconclusive, particularly in Middle Eastern regions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine all correlates and potential predictors of cognitive impairment including self-awareness and regulation deficits in stroke patients and compare these functions with healthy older adults from a Middle Eastern population...
November 28, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893884/effect-of-the-goals-of-care-intervention-for-advanced-dementia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Laura C Hanson, Sheryl Zimmerman, Mi-Kyung Song, Feng-Chang Lin, Cherie Rosemond, Timothy S Carey, Susan L Mitchell
Importance: In advanced dementia, goals of care decisions are challenging and medical care is often more intensive than desired. Objective: To test a goals of care (GOC) decision aid intervention to improve quality of communication and palliative care for nursing home residents with advanced dementia. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-blind cluster randomized clinical trial, including 302 residents with advanced dementia and their family decision makers in 22 nursing homes...
November 28, 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893874/association-of-perivascular-localization-of-aquaporin-4-with-cognition-and-alzheimer-disease-in-aging-brains
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Douglas M Zeppenfeld, Matthew Simon, J Douglas Haswell, Daryl D'Abreo, Charles Murchison, Joseph F Quinn, Marjorie R Grafe, Randall L Woltjer, Jeffrey Kaye, Jeffrey J Iliff
Importance: Cognitive impairment and dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD), are common within the aging population, yet the factors that render the aging brain vulnerable to these processes are unknown. Perivascular localization of aquaporin-4 (AQP4) facilitates the clearance of interstitial solutes, including amyloid-β, through the brainwide network of perivascular pathways termed the glymphatic system, which may be compromised in the aging brain. Objectives: To determine whether alterations in AQP4 expression or loss of perivascular AQP4 localization are features of the aging human brain and to define their association with AD pathology...
November 28, 2016: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886013/is-salivary-chromogranin-a-a-valid-psychological-stress-biomarker-during-sensory-stimulation-in-people-with%C3%A2-advanced-dementia
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Vanessa Valdiglesias, Ana Maseda, Laura Lorenzo-López, Eduardo Pásaro, José C Millán-Calenti, Blanca Laffon
Salivary chromogranin A (sCgA) is gaining attention as a biomarker of psychological stress. The objective of this work was to determine whether individualized music intervention and multisensory stimulation environment (MSSE) in a Snoezelen room produce changes in sCgA in severely demented older patients, and to assess the possible existence of differences in sCgA levels between the two types of interventions. Older adults with severe dementia (n = 22) were randomly assigned to two intervention groups. They participated in MSSE or individualized music interventions in 30-min weekly sessions for 16 weeks...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885228/factors-associated-with-the-prognosis-of-elderly-patients-with-advanced-dementia-who-receive-palliative-care-from-geriatric-health-services-facilities
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Keizo Sakai, Yasuhiko Masuda, Kunio Miyanishi
AIM: The aim of the present study is to identify the factors associated with the prognosis of advanced dementia patients who are newly admitted to a geriatric health services facility. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used data that were obtained on admission in the care-assessment of long-term care facility patients. The 177 participants with advanced dementia were admitted to our facility between 2006 and 2013. The association between the factors in the care-assessment and the three-month-mortality rates were examined throughout the year...
2016: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885156/namaste-care%C3%A2-a-person-centered-care-approach-for-alzheimer-s-and-advanced-dementia
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Paula McNiel, Judith Westphal
New methods of care are required to meet the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers. The Namaste Care™ program provides a person-centered approach through meaningful activities and loving touch. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of residents, staff, and family involved in the Namaste Care™ program at a long-term care facility in the United States. A descriptive approach was used to interview 14 staff members. The findings revealed six themes: peaceful sanctuary, relating their way, transforming experiences, connections and community, positive moments, and awakened to the possibilities...
November 24, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878797/choosing-wisely-at-the-end-of-life-the-crucial-role-of-medical-indication
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Gian Domenico Borasio, Ralf J Jox
At the end of life, several treatments are administered routinely that lack medical indication and may cause significant harm to patients. Examples include artificial hydration and oxygen therapy in the dying phase, as well as enteral nutrition in advanced dementia. Medical indication is defined as the appropriateness of a therapeutic or diagnostic measure in the patient's concrete clinical situation, in light of the best available evidence. The decision about the absence or presence of a medical indication is a core competence of physicians...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878560/clinical-and-etiological-profile-of-epilepsy-in-elderly-a-hospital-based-study-from-rural-india
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Archana Verma, Alok Kumar
To determine the clinical profile and etiology of epilepsy in elderly patients in rural population of India which is in a phase of demographic transition with steadily growing geriatric population. A cross-sectional, prospective, hospital-based clinicoepidemiological study was performed from October 2014 to November 2015. Patients having onset of epilepsy after 60 years were incorporated in the study. We excluded the acute symptomatic seizures. One hundred and ten patients were enrolled and were divided into three standard subgroups: subgroup A (aged 60-70), subgroup B (aged 71-80), and subgroup C (aged 81-90)...
November 22, 2016: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869540/the-brief-cognitive-impairment-scale-bcis-preliminary-investigation-of-a-severe-stage-dementia-test-emphasizing-cognitive-processing-and-interpersonal-tolerance
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William E Mansbach, Ryan A Mace
We describe the development and validation of The Brief Cognitive Impairment Scale (BCIS), a cognitive screening instrument designed for persons with severe-stage dementia. Psychometric analyses were performed on neuropsychological data from long-term care residents (N = 247) who completed a brief battery of tests, including the BCIS. A principle component analysis yielded three factors that provide insight into how persons with severe dementia cognitively process information and may tolerate specific aspects of social stimulation, such as during personal care...
November 21, 2016: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868396/investigating-the-prevalence-of-dementia-and-its-associated-risk-factors-in-a-chinese-nursing-home
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Shanhu Xu, Xiaoqing Jin, Caixia Liu, Yu Jin, Ying Xu, Linhui Chen, Saizhu Xu, Hongying Tang, Jing Yan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for dementia in residents aged 65 years and older in a Chinese nursing home. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in a nursing home located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Cognitive status, including the presence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), was measured using a combination of medical history and objective cognitive assessments...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861706/predicting-risk-of-cognitive-decline-in-very-old-adults-using-three-models-the-framingham-stroke-risk-profile-the-cardiovascular-risk-factors-aging-and-dementia-model-and-oxi-inflammatory-biomarkers
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Stephanie L Harrison, Anton J M de Craen, Ngaire Kerse, Ruth Teh, Antoneta Granic, Karen Davies, Keith A Wesnes, Wendy P J den Elzen, Jacobijn Gussekloo, Thomas B L Kirkwood, Louise Robinson, Carol Jagger, Mario Siervo, Blossom C M Stephan
OBJECTIVES: To examine the Framingham Stroke Risk Profile (FSRP); the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging, and Incidence of Dementia (CAIDE) risk score, and oxi-inflammatory load (cumulative risk score of three blood biomarkers-homocysteine, interleukin-6, C-reactive protein) for associations with cognitive decline using three cohort studies of very old adults and to examine whether incorporating these biomarkers with the risk scores can affect the association with cognitive decline. DESIGN: Three longitudinal, population-based cohort studies...
November 14, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859597/quality-of-care-for-people-with-dementia-and-professional-caregivers-perspectives-regarding-palliative-care-in-japanese-community-care-settings
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Miharu Nakanishi, Kayo Hirooka, Yuko Morimoto, Atsushi Nishida
OBJECTIVE: Palliative care for dementia includes psychosocial interventions as first-line treatment for challenging behaviour. However, the national dementia plan in Japan contradicts recommendations for palliative care for dementia. This study aimed to examine the association between care quality for patients with dementia and professional caregivers' perspectives regarding palliative care for dementia in Japanese community care settings. METHODS: In total, 2116 professional caregivers from 329 agencies (217 in-home long-term care support providers; 29 small-scale, multiple home-care providers; and 83 group homes) in Tokyo prefecture, Japan, completed cross-sectional, paper-based questionnaires about 3603 people diagnosed with dementia, in May 2016...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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