Category Archives: Management of Condition

International Perspectives on the Possible Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown on Abuse of the Elderly (JGCR / American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry / JAGS)

Summary A selection of recent articles presents a surprising consensus on the issues in question, across disparate international regions. First, an article written from the context of India: Full Text Link Reference Rina, K. Maiti, T. Panigrahi, M. Patro, B. … Continue reading

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Updates Relating to the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care (Lancet / Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy / Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care has updated evidence on modifiable risk factors the prevention of dementia, and the “life-course model of dementia prevention”. There were nine modifiable risk factors for reducing the risk of dementia … Continue reading

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A Brief Review of How the COVID-19 Pandemic Relates to Elderly Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary A brief literature review examines publications relating to the elderly population arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes, and possible areas for further research, are identified. Full Text Link Reference Tripathy, S. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and the elderly patient: … Continue reading

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Timeless Good Advice? (Action for Happiness)

Summary The secret to happiness, for challenging times? Simple and evidence-based. “Action for Happiness helps people take action for a happier and kinder world”. Full Text Link Reference Optimistic October. [Online]: Action for Happiness, October 1st 2020. Aphorisms For Informal Reflection … Continue reading

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The Diversionary Value of Music Playlists for Patients With Dementia in Accident and Emergency Settings (Nurses.co.uk / BBC News)

Summary A recent small-scale trial based at NHS Fife indicates that music playlists used on A&E wards can have a calming effect for most elderly dementia patients, offering potential to reduce agitation and distress without resort to medication. Full Text … Continue reading

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Interventions to Improve Resilience in People Living With Dementia (Frontiers in Medicine)

Summary A review of the literature has identified five types of interventions designed to support resilience (coping with adversity) in people with dementia, which comprise: Dementia Advisors. Peer Support Network Services. Visual Arts Enrichment Activities (VAEA). Memory Makers. Early-Stage and … Continue reading

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Developments in Smart Assistive Technology to Support People With Dementia (Frontiers in Pharmacology)

Summary A recent systematic investigates the use of remote “sensing technology” to assess behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), and for monitoring people with dementia more generally. The broad categories of technology considered include (i) wearable sensors, (ii) non-wearable … Continue reading

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Elderly Depression and Dementia: Underlying Relationships? (Frontiers in Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review examines the relationship(s) between depression and dementia in old age, exploring multiple possible explanations: Depressive symptoms may be a risk factor for dementia. Depressive symptoms may be a prodromal symptom of dementia. Depressive symptoms may be … Continue reading

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Terminal Lucidity: a Brief Exploration (BBC Radio 4 / PubMed / Google Scholar)

Summary Unexpected (apparent?) return of mental clarity and cognitive function in cases of severe dementia, shortly before death – a widely under-recognised phenomenon? Questions, about the fundamental relationship between brain and mind, are explored in an open-minded and even-handed manner. … Continue reading

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