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2014-01-17 08:23:14

Radford, Va., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radford University is working with CCR (Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, Inc.), which has 12 long-term care centers across Virginia, to examine the effectiveness of bright light exposure for individuals with dementia. This study is being funded by the Virginia Alzheimer's and Related Diseases Research Award Fund. Many older adults with dementia living in long-term care facilities experience depression and agitation. Current treatments for...

2012-07-13 23:00:37

There is research to support the use of essential oil therapy for aiding with cognitive function, agitation, behavioural issues, aggressiveness, memory enhancement and mood, for those with Alzheimer's disease. Waterloo, ON (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Aromatherapy goes beyond smell and the scientific community is taking an interest. Research has been completed by King's College and the University of Northumbria in the UK and the University of Calabria in Italy. Although essential oils have been...

2012-05-03 09:48:12

A drug prescribed for Alzheimer's disease does not ease clinically significant agitation in patients, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the U.K., U.S. and Norway. This is the first randomized controlled trial designed to assess the effectiveness of the drug (generic name memantine) for significant agitation in Alzheimer's patients. Previous studies suggested memantine could help reduce agitation and improve cognitive functions such as memory. Led by the University of...

2012-03-27 13:48:21

Antipsychotic medication was associated with a modest and time-limited increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) among older patients treated with cholinesterase inhibitors for dementia, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Antipsychotic medications are commonly prescribed for older patients to manage the symptoms of dementia, which can include physical aggression, agitation and hallucinations. For...

2009-12-17 13:12:01

What works for a spouse with dementia? Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia represent an exponentially growing social and health care challenge for American families "“ not only family members who face the progressive brain disease, but also those who love them. Many spouses of those with dementia do more than watch as their partners deal with the disease's effects on brain functioning, memory, motor skills and emotional health. They often assume round-the-clock caregiving...

2009-01-13 22:47:40

Alzheimer's symptoms such as agitation and aggression are common, but take a significant toll on primary caregivers, Canadian researchers say. The survey, conducted for the Alzheimer's Foundation for Caregiving in Canada, found the majority of those who provide care for people afflicted with the mind-robbing disease had observed agitation among them and more than one-third had observed aggression. Caregivers also reported a high incidence of disorientation and mood swings, while almost 23...

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2008-03-26 14:50:00

3 in 5 caregivers say their children help care for loved ones with Alzheimer's diseaseResults from the third annual Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) ICAN: Investigating Caregivers' Attitudes and Needs Survey suggest that Alzheimer's disease care is a family affair. Most "sandwich caregivers" "“ the parents or guardians of children under 21 who also care for an aging parent, other relative or friend with Alzheimer's disease "“ say their children are assisting with caregiving...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.