Tag Archives: Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases: King’s College London

One Hour of Social Interaction Per Week Improves Dementia Care (NIHR / NHS Choices / PLoS Medicine)

Summary NIHR-funded research indicates that a modest amount of social interaction improves quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes. Agitation and aggression were reduced by these cost-effective means, and the quality of life in people with … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatment for Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease? (JAMA)

Summary Combination dextromethorphan-quinidine shows early signs of being a safe and effective treatment option for Alzheimer’s Disease-related agitation. Full Text Link Reference Cummings, JL. Lyketsos, CG. [and] Peskind, ER. [et al] (2015). Effect of dextromethorphan-quinidine on agitation in patients with … Continue reading

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Pain in Impaired Cognition: EU COST Programme (COST TD1005 Action)

Summary The European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) offers an inter-governmental framework which sponsors and promotes collaboration between researchers in Europe. One component of this work is the EU-COST initiative entitled “Pain in impaired cognition, … 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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