For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. The study, which draws on data collected from following hundreds of elderly Pittsburghers for more than 15 years, was published today in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. The main finding is that arterial stiffness is a good proxy for predicting who will go on to develop dementia.
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Journal of Clinical Geropsychology. Although much has been written about therapeutic interventions with caregivers, little is known about the counseling services that are available for victims of dementia. The present study was designed to explore community mental health center CMHC services and therapists' experiences in providing psychotherapy to this population in Massachusetts.
Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible diseases. Dementia symptoms include impairments in thought, communication, and memory. A person needs to have at least two types of impairment that significantly interfere with everyday life to receive a dementia diagnosis. Trouble with memory can be an early symptom of dementia.
Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severely enough to interfere with your daily life. It isn't a specific disease, but several different diseases may cause dementia. Though dementia generally involves memory loss, memory loss has different causes.
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Back to Dementia guide. Living with dementia can be challenging and stressful. But there is support available from the NHS and your local council to help you and your family.
The investigators studied over one year the impact of a newly established once-a-week activity-based day care program for dementia patients combined with 17 educational sessions for caregivers held at the same facility. Outcome measures were patient and caregiver quality of life QOLpatient behavioral disturbance, and use of community-based resources. Of the 37 enrollees, 3 chose not to start the program and 13 dropped out before the end of one year, largely due to health-related issues.
British scientists studying Niemann-Pick C disease NPCmost often found in children, found very small doses of the medication had wider benefits. The breakthrough comes after studies at Leicester's De Montfort University showed reducing the dose of the drug Miglustat by a factor of had the greatest effect. The study suggested 6mg, rather than the mg dose prescribed for NPC, could improve the lives of adults with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.