Because of dementia's prolonged disease course, advance care decisions and planning are often overlooked until it is too late.
The findings from the study are limited in generalizability to the dementia-free patient population.
Researchers examined the correlation of education, wealth, and area-based deprivation with the incidence of dementia using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
These results suggest that antipsychotic exposure has no impact on relative mortality.
Multimarker inflammatory biosignatures are expected to facilitate diagnosis and predict treatment outcomes for various central nervous system disorders, particularly Alzheimer disease and major depressive disorder.
An aerobic and strength exercise program does not slow cognitive impairment among people with mild-to-moderate dementia.
Good relationships, social engagement, and high-quality care are linked to better QoL for patients with dementia.
Greater depressive symptoms are associated with episodic memory and markers of brain aging in older Caribbean Hispanic patients.
Methylphenidate demonstrated an improvement in apathy vs placebo when measured by the apathy evaluation scale, in addition, methylphenidate showed possible improvement in cognition.
Approaches to guns for patients with mild cognitive impairment could be similar to those for driving.
For persons with dementia, the DRESS prototype, can provide automated dressing support by identifying incorrect dressing scenarios.
Clinically significant anxiety in midlife is associated with increased subsequent dementia risk over an interval of at least 10 years.
The combination of a rural upbringing and higher education levels may be protective against dementia and Alzheimer disease for African-Americans.
Nonlanguage Mathematical, Visuospatial Learning Disabilities Likely in Focal Neurodegenerative Syndromes
Individual patients with PCA and LDs demonstrated more right-lateralized patterns of atrophy and greater preservation of global cognition compared with patients with PCA without LDs.
Use of anticholinergic drugs may be tied to a future diagnosis of dementia.
For nursing home residents with dementia and hip fracture, surgical hip fracture repair is associated with lower mortality.
There is a linear correlation for physical activity with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Controlling high blood pressure in older African-Americans may prevent future dementia.
Investigators sought to identify genetic factors that may contribute to the risk for neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia.
For non-demented middle-aged and older adults, there is an inverse correlation between medial temporal lobe thickness and sedentary behavior.
Additional examination of these relationships is warranted to help clarify the complex biologic and psychosocial interactions among Alzheimer disease, malignant melanoma, and nonmelanoma skin cancer.
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