Tag Archives: University of Southern California

Estimated Prevalence of Elder Abuse in the Community: a Global Assessment (Lancet Global Health)

Summary A systematic review and meta-analysis examining elder abuse prevalence in community settings across 28 countries identified a pooled prevalence rate of 15.7% for overall elder abuse. The rates were 11.6% for psychological abuse, 6.8% for financial abuse, 4.2% for … Continue reading

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Another Recent Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Trial Disappointment (Lancet)

Summary Researchers aimed to discover whether LMTM [Leuco-methylthioninium bis(hydromethanesulfonate] might be safe and effective for slowing disease progression in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease. LMTM had previously been found to work as a selective inhibitor of tau protein … Continue reading

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Proportion of People Over 65 Developing Dementia in the USA Decreasing Slightly (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary Research in the United States indicates that the proportion of elderly people (aged over 65) with dementia has declined from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012. Previously expected future growth rates for the burden of dementia may not … Continue reading

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Northern Countries: Environmental Risk Factors Behind Geographical Variations in Dementia Risk? (BBC News / Epidemiology)

Summary People living further north appear to be more likely to develop dementia. Scientists mapped prevalence of dementia in Scotland among 37,000 people born in 1921. A second study involved over 26,000 Swedish twins living in different parts of that … Continue reading

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Happiness Research, Geography (Economics?) and Ageing (BBC News / Lancet / JGCR)

Summary In the affluent Western countries, including the UK and the US, measurable life satisfaction follows a U-shape curve, dipping to a low in midlife but rising again in later life (despite physical ageing). Life satisfaction in Africa tends to … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Prescribing for BPSD (BMJ / JAMA / JAMA Psychiatry / BJCP)

Summary This BMJ “Change page” article discusses the potential harms associated with use of antipsychotics in people with dementia, and covers guidelines recommending restrictions in their use. Risperidone is the antipsychotic recommended for use in the treatment of aggression associated … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Pharmacological Treatments

Some of the following articles are available freely, but a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or one-off payment may be needed for access to the full-text of the other articles. The Bibliographic Citations Irwin, R.W. [and] Brinton, R.D. (2013). … Continue reading

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