Tag: dementia

1. More than half of patients with advanced dementia in this study were on medications of questionable benefit. 2. Patients with chewing or swallowing problems, mouth pain, feeding tubes, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, or enrolled in hospice had lower likelihood of being prescribed a medication of questionable benefit. Evidence Rating...
1. Younger patients hospitalized with a first-time diagnosis of obesity had a higher risk of subsequent hospitalization with dementia, while older patients hospitalized with obesity had a lower risk of subsequent hospitalization with dementia.  2. The increased risk of hospitalization with dementia seen in younger people may be specific to...
Image: PD 1. This USPSTF review concludes that the available evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of screening for cognitive deficits in adults over the age of 65. 2. The mini-mental state examination, the screening test with the most evidentiary support, has a pooled sensitivity of 88.3% and...
Image: PD 1. Participants who had a history of alcohol intoxication were on average four times more likely to develop young-onset dementia. Those with daily consumption were six times more likely to develop young-onset dementia.  2. Other significant risk factors for young-onset dementia include: height, dementia in father, overall cognitive function,...
Image: PD  1. In patients without diabetes there was a monotonically increasing association between glucose level and risk of dementia; the same association between higher glucose level and risk of dementia was seen in patients with diabetes in the higher range of glucose levels.  2. The study controlled for variables such...
Image: PD PET scans of AIDS patient with dementia 1. Surveillance across three regions in the UK suggests that dementia prevalence is 24% lower than would be expected. 2. This decrease in prevalence is due to much lower rates among individuals in non-care settings. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Despite the...