Tag Archives: MMSE: Mini-Mental State Examination

Re-Examining the Potential of Brain Training for Reducing Risk of Developing Dementia (NHS Choices / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary There appears to be some evidence that brain training (cognitive stimulation) using computer-based memory training games may assist in the preservation of cognitive functioning in older adults, aged 65 or above, and might have some limited potential to help … Continue reading

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Postural (Orthostatic) Hypotension and Risk of Dementia? (BBC News / PLoS Medicine / NHS Choices)

Summary It appears that people who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when standing up suddenly may be at increased risk of dementia, perhaps due to a decreased flow of blood to the brain. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Persons With Suspected Dementia Who Refuse a Diagnostic Assessment (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A study investigated the traits and characteristics of patients who screened positive for dementia (in a USA primary care context) but who refused a formal a diagnostic assessment. The Perceptions Regarding Investigational Screening for Memory in Primary Care (PRISM-PC) … Continue reading

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Blood Test Potentially Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary Research published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association may indicate a significant step forwards in developing a blood test which could be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 87% accuracy. Research … Continue reading

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Risk Factors for Mortality in Patients with Hip Fracture (Danish Medical Journal)

Summary A Danish meta-analysis has been performed to assess the association of three clinical score systems with mortality in hip fracture patients. The clinical score systems with prognostic value for predicting mortality in hip fracture patients are: a high American Society … Continue reading

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Canadian Survey of Brief Cognitive Screening Instruments (CAGP / CJG)

Summary This article presents the results of a Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) survey into the brief cognitive screening instruments used for the assessment of dementia in Canada. The survey assessed the perceived characteristics and frequency of use of … Continue reading

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Research into White Matter Hyperintensities (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary Two articles from 2012 covering research exploring the possible influence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in the brain. Full Text Link (a) Reference Oppedal, K. Aarsland, D. [and] Firbank, MJ. [et al] (2012). White matter hyperintensities in mild lewy … Continue reading

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