Dementia

New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression – The New York Times

Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues. Source: New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression – The New York Times   By Andrea Petersen (Dec. 8, 2019) Anne Firmender, 74, was working with her psychologist to come up with a list of …

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Cognitive Impairment in Aging: 10 Causes & What the Doctor Should Check

10 common causes of confusion, memory, or thinking problems in older adults, plus 10 things doctors should check during an assessment for cognitive decline. Source: Cognitive Impairment in Aging: 10 Causes & What the Doctor Should Check Cognitive impairment, like many problems in older adults, is often “multifactorial.” This means that the difficulties with memory, …

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Webinar: The Power of Social Connection: Memory Cafés and Tête-à-Tête

The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) is holding a webinar on November 20, “The Power of Social Connection: Memory Cafés and Tête-à-Tête.” Source: The Power of Social Connection: Memory Cafés and Tête-à-Tête | American Society on Aging The webinar will describe the key features of the Memory Café model; discuss five operational factors that …

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Better Health Care for Older Americans – Our Current System Fails Us As We Age

Source: New York Daily News Op-Ed: Better Health Care for Older Americans – Our Current System Fails Us As We Age – The John A. Hartford Foundation New York Daily News has published an op-ed by JAHF President Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, on “Better Health Care for Older Americans: Our Current System Fails Us As We …

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Epidemiology of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease in Individuals With Down Syndrome

This cohort study uses Medicare data to examine the incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer disease and all forms of dementia in individuals with Down syndrome. Source: Epidemiology of Dementia and Alzheimer Disease in Individuals With Down Syndrome | Congenital Defects | JAMA Neurology | JAMA Network Eric Rubenstein, PhD1,2; Sigan Hartley, PhD1,3; Lauren Bishop, PhD1,4 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA Neurol. Published online October 28, …

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National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG)

What is the NTG? The National  Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (the ‘NTG’) is a coalition of interested persons and organizations working toward ensuring that the needs and interests of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia – as well as their families and …

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Consensus statement of the international summit on intellectual disability and Dementia related to post-diagnostic support

Karen Dodd, Karen Watchman, Matthew P. Janicki, Antonia Coppus, Claudia Gaertner, Juan Fortea, Flavia H. Santosi, Seth M. Keller, and Andre Strydom Aging & Mental Health, 22:11, 1406-1415.  DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1373065 ABSTRACT Objectives: Post diagnostic support (PDS) has varied definitions within mainstream dementia services and different health and social care organizations, encompassing a range of supports that are offered …

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Main conclusions agreed during the Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia

PRINCIPALES CONCLUSIONES ACORDADAS DURANTE LA CUMBRE SOBRE DISCAPACIDAD INTELECTUAL YDEMENCIA ISSN: 0210-1696 DOI: http:/ /dx.doi.org/10.14201/scero2018492115122 Matthew P. JANICKI University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Karen WATCHMAN University of Stirling, Scotland, UK Juan FORTEA ORMAECHEA Centro Medico de Down de la Fundaci Catalana de Sindrome de Down (FCSD) y Servicio de Neurologia def Hospital de la Santa …

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Supporting advanced dementia in people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disability: consensus statement of the International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia

M. McCarron,1 P. McCallion,2 A. Coppus,3 J. Fortea,4 S. Stemp,5 M. Janicki6 & K. Watchman7 1School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2 College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA 3 University Medical Center, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands 4 Fundacio Catalana per a la Recerca i la …

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