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Abnormal eating behaviors in frontotemporal dementia ...

Study Examines Unsafe Behaviors in Older Adults who Likely Have Dementia

Older adults who likely have dementia but have not been given the diagnosis are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities, ...

Neuroimaging study reveals underlying cause of empathy loss

A loss of empathy in people diagnosed with younger-onset dementia is related to grey matter loss in the ‘social brain’, according to new research. ... Full story

Education as protector against dementia, but what exactly do we mean by education?

Attaining a higher level of education is considered to be important in order to keep up good cognitive functioning in old age. Higher education also seems to decrease the risk of developing dementia. This is of high relevance in so far that dementia is a terminal disease characterized by a long degenerative progression with severe impairments in daily functioning. ... Full story

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). ... Full story

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

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

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

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