Tag Archives: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Holistic Consideration of Apathy in Dementia (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary A recent review of apathy proposes an integrative (holistic) model for understanding the condition, in common with other forms of BPSD. “As with other BPSD, …neural mechanisms alone do not completely account for the syndrome – individual, caregiver and … Continue reading

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More on the Association Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease Risk (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Poor dental hygiene and tooth loss appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to research from Japan. Full Text Link Reference ‘Tooth loss link to increased risk of dementia’. London: NHS Choices; Behind the … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Associated with Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Dementia (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary Research following persons with dementia aged 65 and older, between 2007 to 2010, compared weight loss in individuals prescribed cholinesterase inhibitors against weight loss in persons prescribed other medications. Individuals taking cholinesterase inhibitors had a higher risk of weight … Continue reading

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Towards Harm-Free Care: Modifiable Hospitalisation Risk Factors (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / HSCIC / BBC News / National Health Executive / NHS England)

Summary A recent study in the USA found 41% of patients over the age of 70 years who were hospitalised with acute conditions were discharged with lower levels of function compared with when they were admitted to hospital. A number … Continue reading

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High Intensity Training: Suitable for the Elderly? (BBC News / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / FSEM)

Summary Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise, known as High Intensity Training (HIT), could potentially transform the health of elderly people by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve general fitness. Researchers at Abertay University believe HIT could help reduce … Continue reading

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Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs in Care Homes (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has drawn attention to a further study raising concern over the prescribing of psychotropic medicines for elderly people living in care homes. The study in question examined how psychotropic drugs – i.e. … Continue reading

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