Tag Archives: University of Alberta

Dementia Risk Factors Re-Explored / Confirmed (NIHR Signal / BMJ Open)

Summary A further systematic review indicates that unhealthy behaviours tend to increase dementia risk. Pooled meta-analysis of previous research demonstrate a 20% increase in the risk of dementia from one risk factor, while the co-occurrence of three risk factors doubles … Continue reading

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Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease: the State of Current Understanding (NPJ Parkinson’s Disease)

Summary The following review summarises a recent conference on the topic of cognitive impairment encountered in Parkinson’s Disease. Full Text Link Reference Goldman, JG. Vernaleo, BA. [and] Camicioli, R. [et al] (2018). Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease: a report from … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Hospital Design (Gerontologist)

Summary A more recent review of remaining uncertainties in dementia-friendly hospital design principles. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access). Reference Parke, B. Boltz, M. [and] Hunter, KF. [et … Continue reading

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Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Saliva Test? (NHS Choices / JAD)

Summary Pilot research indicates that a chemical in the saliva can be used to differentiate, with relatively high accuracy, between persons who are currently healthy, those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and others with Alzheimer’s Disease. Potentially, salivary biomarkers could … Continue reading

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Differing Assessments of the Benefits of Physical Activity for Persons With Dementia (Biomedical Research International / Cochrane Database)

Summary Physical activity is widely recognised as being beneficial for persons of all ages. When it comes to consideration of the value of such activity for persons with dementia, recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have been more ambivalent, with “conventional … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week 2015: Plus Articles on Hearing Loss and Cognitive Impairment / Dementia (UK Council on Deafness / BBC News / Various)

Summary Deaf Awareness Week falls between May 4th – 10th 2015. The UK Council on Deafness has produced posters in support of the event. Full Text Link Reference Connect and Communicate: Deaf Awareness Week 2015. [Online]: The UK Council on … Continue reading

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Dehydration in Older People (BBC News / RSM / Quality in Ageing and Older Adults / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

Summary According to research statistics presented at a Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) conference, around 20% of older people living in care homes do not drink enough fluid. Further, care home residents with dementia are six times more likely to … Continue reading

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Light Therapy for Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review examines the effectiveness of light therapy in improving cognition, activities of daily living (ADLs), sleep, challenging behaviour, and psychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. The authors could find no evidence of any effect of light therapy … Continue reading

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Exercise Programs for People With Dementia (BBC News / Cochrane Review)

Summary A recent Cochrane systematic review of eight exercise trials, involving over 300 patients living at home or in care, indicates that exercise for people with dementia can help to improve thinking abilities and functioning in activities of daily living … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Non-Pharmacological Treatments

Some of the following articles are available freely, while the full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. The Bibliographic Citations Defina, P.A. Moser, R.S. Glenn, M. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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