Alzheimer Disease Journal Articles

 
 
  • Pain Assessment and Management for Older Dementia Patients When it comes to appropriately assessing and treating pain in older people with dementia, what do nurses need to know?
  • Urinary Incontinence in Frail Older Adults This review explores the cause of urinary incontinence in the frail elderly population, and looks at how these patients are best assessed and managed.
  • Sex Differences in Alzheimer's Disease How do the cognitive impacts of Alzheimer disease differ between men and women?
  • Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Dementia Risk Prior studies have suggested a potentially troubling link between PPI use and dementia risk, but this new study found no significantly greater risk of dementia in elderly long-term PPI users.
  • Cognitive Enhancers for Treating Alzheimer's Disease This comprehensive meta-analysis reviewed 142 studies regarding the safety and efficacy of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer disease. Which proved most effective?
  • Perspectives About Antipsychotics for Symptoms of Dementia Why do primary care physicians continue to prescribe antipsychotics and benzodiazepines to treat dementia in seniors, despite evidence of only modest benefit and proven severe risk?
  • Spread of Tau Deposits: Can We Trust In Vivo Findings? This commentary discusses the huge potential of in vivo tau PET imaging for early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease--while underscoring potential challenges in interpretation and implementation.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia How effective is cognitive behavior therapy in improving insomnia compared with medications? How long do the effects of CBT last? This review examines the current evidence.
  • Neuroimaging in Dementia This article provides an overview of classic as well as new, cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques that can assist with clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease and other dementia syndromes.
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy as a Biomarker for CTE Currently, chronic traumatic encephalopathy can only be definitively diagnosed postmortem. How might magnetic resonance spectroscopy be used to determine a probable CTE diagnosis in living patients?
  • The Increasing Use of Cannabis Among Older Americans Might cannabis substitution be a viable policy alternative in the fight against the misuse of opioids as well as the under-treatment of pain at the end of life?
  • Does Time or Type of Physical Activity Matter? There's no question that physical activity in later life conveys positive health benefits. But does the type of activity matter, or the length of time spent?
  • Genetics in the Clinical Setting Find out about the role of genetics and genomics in the clinical setting -- and what nurses need to know.
  • The Effect of Low Vitamin D on Cognition Might vitamin D protect against cognitive decline and dementia in aging?
  • Prevention of Alzheimer Disease: Lessons Learned and Applied Can Alzheimer disease be prevented? This article examines current research into pharmacological options, lifestyle modifications, and the role of personalized medicine in AD prevention.
  • Focus on Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's Research Has research on Alzheimer disease short-changed the importance of neuropsychiatric symptoms--often the most debilitating and challenging manifestations of dementia?
  • PPIs and Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia A new study allays concern about the safety of PPIs with respect to cognitive function, including increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease--in contrast to prior reports.
  • Long-term Oral Bisphosphonates and Fractures in Older Women The findings of this study add to concerns about the safety of long-term bisphosphonate use in older women at high risk of fracture.
  • Does AF Lead to Cognitive Decline and Dementia? A new study suggests a relationship between AF, cognitive impairment, and dementia. What are the possible mechanisms behind this association, and might treatment for AF reduce the risk?
  • Patients With Access and Functional Needs in a Disaster This review examines the unique challenges in dealing with patients with special healthcare needs in a disaster situation. How can these at-risk populations be addressed in disaster planning?
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