Dementia

Remember the person behind the dementia

‘Remember the person behind the dementia’ is the message from health and social care professionals during Dementia Awareness Week 2016 (15-21 May). ...

New research projects aimed at improving the life of adults with dementia

New research projects aimed at improving the life of adults with dementia ...

Pharmacists in care teams improve care for patients with dementia

Problems related to elderly patients’ medical drug treatments are widespread and commonly result in hospital admissions for people with dementia. New research shows that including clinical pharmacists in health care teams might improve the quality and safety of patient care and halve the risk of drug-related hospital readmissions. ... Full story

Hispanics with dementia receive antipsychotic medications at twice the rate of non-Hispanics

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to Hispanics with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, for dementia-related mental-health symptoms such as depression, anxiety and aggression, a UC Davis study conducted using data from a large and diverse population of elderly dementia patients has found. ... Full story

Study Suggests ‘Emotional Health’ Implicated in Dementia

Depression Subtype May Put Seniors at Higher Risk for Cognitive Decline ... Full story

Study links dementia to head injuries

Repeated minor trauma to the head and other body parts can lead to early dementia, according to a study by a Massey University health psychology graduate. ... Full story

Eating fish helps stave off dementia

Eating at least one portion of fish per week helps to reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia-related illnesses. This was evidenced by international research conducted at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). Ondine van de Rest, a researcher at Wageningen University, collaborated on the study. ... Full story

European research to tackle the triple challenge of dementia, hearing and vision impairment

The combined impact of dementia, age-related hearing and vision impairment is to be investigated by a new multi-million European research consortium led by The University of Manchester. ... Full story

Dementia: “Illness” Label Can Lower Mood

People who perceive dementia symptoms as an illness feel more negative than those who see it as an inevitable part of getting older, a new study indicates. ... Full story

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