Tag Archives: Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI)

Pharmacological Treatments for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and safety of various pharmacological treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. It concludes that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) and atypical antipsychotics could improve neuropsychiatric symptoms in these patients, but with poor patient … Continue reading

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Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia (iCST): RCT Study Protocol (Trials)

Summary Although the Department of Health favours improving access to psychological therapies many people with dementia are unable to access psychological interventions which could improve their quality of life, and that of their carers. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) groups can improve … Continue reading

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease: Comparison of Cognitive Decline Cohort Study (UCL)

Summary Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) accounts for 10%-15% of dementia cases and has distinct clinical features associated with earlier institutionalisation and a higher level of carer distress than in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Understanding more about the rate of decline of cognitive … Continue reading

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Discontinuation of Antidepressants in People with Dementia and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (DESEP Study) (BMJ)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary Roughly 80% of nursing home residents have dementia in Norway. 90% have neuropsychiatric symptoms. Roughly 40% of residents in Norwegian … Continue reading

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Interventions Using Functional Analysis for BPSD (Cochrane Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This systematic review examines Functional Analysis (FA) for the management of challenging behaviour in persons displaying behavioural and psychological symptoms … Continue reading

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Ginkgo Biloba Extract for Alleviation of the Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia

Abstract This randomized, controlled, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial studied 410 outpatients with mild to moderate dementia to determine the effects of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761(®) on the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. Randomly allocated patients were given 240 mg of EGb 761(®) … Continue reading

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