2017 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures – Alzheimer’s Association

ABSTRACT This article describes the public health impact of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including incidence and prevalence, mortality rates, costs of care, and the overall impact on caregivers and society. The Special Report examines how the use of biomarkers may influence the AD diagnostic process and estimates of prevalence and incidence of the disease. An estimated 5.5 … [Read More] 2017 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures – Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

ABSTRACT In the history of medicine, one means to progress is when we make the decision that our assumptions and definitions of disease are no longer consistent with the scientific evidence, and no longer serve our health care needs. The arc of scientific progress is now requiring a change in how we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. … [Read More] Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge – Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance

Our Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge report, released today, collates published research on the issue and highlights that the prevalence, care burden and stigma of dementia disproportionately affects women, making it a global women’s health, social care and rights challenge that can no longer be ignored. This report analyses existing national policy responses to … [Read More] Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge – Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance

2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Growing Cost and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Nation’s Families and Economy Media Release – CHICAGO, March 7, 2017 – Extract Total annual payments for Alzheimer’s care surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars Deaths from Alzheimer’s increase dramatically while deaths from other major causes decrease Strain of providing Alzheimer’s … [Read More] 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – Alzheimer’s Association (US)

‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights Spousal dyads divided into I/Me and We/Us in their approaches to their situations. Relationship satisfaction, cognitive or functional ability, and anxiety, depression and burden were similar in both groups. Carers in We/Us dyads expressed more positive aspects of caregiving than those with an I/Me outlook. Mutual compassion, a characteristic of the We/Us approach, may … [Read More] ‘In this together’ or ‘Going it alone’: Spousal dyad approaches to Alzheimer’s – Journal of Aging Studies

Computerized Cognitive Training in Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – American Journal of Psychiatry

ABSTRACT Objective: Previous meta-analyses indicate that computerized cognitive training (CCT) is a safe and efficacious intervention for cognition in older adults. However, efficacy varies across populations and cognitive domains, and little is known about the efficacy of CCT in people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Method: The authors searched Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, CINAHL, and CENTRAL through … [Read More] Computerized Cognitive Training in Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – American Journal of Psychiatry

World Alzheimer Report 2016 – Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)

The World Alzheimer Report 2016, Improving healthcare for people living with dementia: Coverage, quality and costs now and in the future, reviews research evidence on the elements of healthcare for people with dementia, and, using economic modelling, suggests how it should be improved and made more efficient. The report argues that current dementia healthcare services … [Read More] World Alzheimer Report 2016 – Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)

The Benefits of Individualized Leisure and Social Activity Interventions for People with Dementia: A systematic review – Activities, Adaptation & Aging

ABSTRACT This systematic review describes the benefits of individualized leisure and social activity interventions for people with dementia (aim 1), how these interventions were individually tailored (aim 2), and what recommendations or suggestions can be made for these interventions and further studies (aim 3). Thirty-two included studies were organized into four categories based on how … [Read More] The Benefits of Individualized Leisure and Social Activity Interventions for People with Dementia: A systematic review – Activities, Adaptation & Aging

Use of the Physical Environment to Support Everyday Activities for People with Dementia: A systematic review – Dementia

ABSTRACT Difficulty with everyday activities is a key symptom and defining feature of dementia, relating to subjective reports of well-being and overall quality of life. One way to support individuals in their daily activities is by modifying the physical environment to make it easier to interact with during activity performance. This systematic review explores the … [Read More] Use of the Physical Environment to Support Everyday Activities for People with Dementia: A systematic review – Dementia

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