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Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptor appear to be associated with cognitive decline and dementia for the short term, but their long-term role in the pathophysiological process needs further investigation, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.  “AGEs are a…
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While untreated pain is common among nursing home residents with dementia, at the same time a significant share of residents is receiving analgesics without having pain, according to a study published online in Pain Management Nursing. “Proper pain assessment and regular reassessment are…
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By Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News GARDENA, Calif. — Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine. One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee. But, lately, the news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has been more agitating than pleasurable. “We’re dropping like flies,”…
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Improving dementia care may necessitate a focus on improving the quality of care in skilled nursing facilities that disproportionately serve Hispanic residents, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.]  “As the number of Hispanics with…
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Pupil responses to colored light stimuli are not significantly different in patients with early-stage Alzheimer disease and, subsequently, do not appear to be a noninvasive way to detect early pathology, according to a small study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. The case-…
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Older US veterans who developed unprovoked seizures of unknown etiology had double the risk of developing dementia over several years of follow-up, according to a study published online in JAMA Neurology. “While seizures are commonly thought to occur in late stages of dementia, these findings…
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For older nursing home (NH) residents, recent study findings failed to show that systematic screening for dementia lowered the number of emergency department transfers. The findings were published online in JAMA Network Open.   “Dementia is often underdiagnosed in NHs,” wrote Yves Rolland, MD, PhD…
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For older adults without dementia who are experiencing declines in both memory and gait, researchers found this patient population is at a higher risk of developing dementia and “may be a group to target for prevention.” The findings of this study were published online in JAMA Network Open.   “…
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By Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News LOS ANGELES — Doug and Connie Moore met at seminary. He was a student and pastor of an inner-city congregation, and she was a student and a public health nurse. “She’s the one who drew me to the needs of the poor,” Doug says. The pair wed in 1974, and Doug…
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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Elderly people with diets rich in flavonols - antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, and tea - may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 921 people without dementia for about six years, starting when they…
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