Treatable And Potentially Preventable Dementias

Treatable And Potentially Preventable Dementias

Treatable And Potentially Preventable Dementias

Captures advancements in the vascular cognitive impairment approach to dementia, providing clear guidelines in diagnoses and management.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Vladimir Hachinski
Publisher :
Release : 2018-06-21
Total Pages : 156 Pages
ISBN : 9781107157460


Nurse Recognition Of Delirium Superimposed On Dementia In Hospitalized Older Adults

Nurse Recognition Of Delirium Superimposed On Dementia In Hospitalized Older Adults

ABSTRACT Background: Delirium is an acute, fluctuating confusional state that is potentially preventable and treatable, especially when recognized early. Unrecognized delirium in older adults results in increased risk for poor health outcomes. Persons who experience delirium in addition to dementia have a two-fold increase of death within one year. Purpose: To explore acute care nurses' recognition of delirium in hospitalized older adults with dementia and to describe how nurses manage their patients using the Recognition in the Context of Nurse-Patient Interactions framework to guide this study. Methods: This study was a secondary analysis of data from a previous study that followed 140 hospitalized older adults with dementia, followed by a retrospective chart review of the nurses' documentation. Results: In the original study by Fick, research assistants assessed the patients daily using the Confusion Assessment Method to determine if they experienced delirium or not. This study sample consisted of two groups of hospitalized older adults (>/=65 years) (Dementia-Only and Delirium Superimposed on Dementia). Analysis of nurses' documentation included qualitative content analysis, descriptive statistics, logistic analysis with repeated measures and logistic analysis and multinomial logistic regression. The most significant finding was that there were no patient days (n=116) on which acute care nurses recognized delirium in this population. Conclusion: The absence of recognition may lead to improper or ineffective nursing management of the patient experiencing delirium, potentially increasing the risk of poor health outcomes. Implications of these results include the need for comprehensive education of acute care nurses.

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Author : Melinda Roan Steis
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Release : 2009
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:540852524


Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease in older adults. The term refers to a group of syndromes caused by different mechanisms all resulting in vascular lesions in the brain. Early detection and accurate diagnosis are important, as vascular dementia is at least partially preventable. Risk factors for vascular dementia include hypertension, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of vascular dementia, including GRK2 over-expression in the context of early Alzheimer disease pathogenesis; vitamin deficiencies and vascular dementia; biofluid markers as potential markers for vascular dementia; and the epidemiology of vascular dementia.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Sarah R. Jacobsen
Publisher : Nova Biomedical Books
Release : 2011-01-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 161122313X


Designing And Delivering Dementia Services

Designing And Delivering Dementia Services

Dementia is increasingly and widely recognised as a serious health and social challenge, in the developed world as well as in the developing world. The need therefore to design and implement dementia care services of high quality is becoming more and more vital, particularly given the likelihood of ever increasing demand in a world, which likely sees resources at best remaining at current levels. Designing and Delivering Dementia Services describes current developments in the design and configuration of dementia services. It offers an informative and detailed overview of what constitutes high quality care, considering the circumstances patients and carers may find themselves in. For dementia to get the priority it deserves, a number of factors are important and the book charts the invaluable contributions of various Alzheimer's Associations and Societies: this provides a focus on dementia strategies and plans at national levels: the book reports on the state of affairs regarding such strategies and provides a unique insight into the process of how one of these was developed and implemented. Recognising the need to prove that service developments lead to a higher quality of care, increased productivity and increased efficiency, the book links the resulting picture to service-based research methodologies, with an emphasis on the strengths and limitations of that research. Contributions from 17 countries on 4 continents give an overview of the state of affairs across the world, paying attention to successful - and less successful - initiatives to improve dementia care. The book furthermore provides pragmatic approaches to ensure planning becomes reality, highlights the need for structured workforce development, education and training and describes the opportunities afforded by assistive technology. This book is of prime informative and practical value given that pressures on dementia services are projected to mount across the world against a backdrop of limited resources and expertise. Designing and Delivering Dementia Services Defines the problems involved in meeting an increasing demand for dementia care services in a poorer world Maps initiatives and developments in the design and configuration of these services in a variety of international settings Analyses these developments against the background of political and health economic circumstances Provides a road map of where health services should go in response to this growing challenge. The first book to define, analyse and map initiatives for dementia care services in a time of increasing demand and decreasing resources, this book is essential reading for commissioners, senior clinicians and service planners in health and social care. It will also be of interest to academic researchers involved in qualitative services research as well as quantitative health economic research, health and social care managers and those involved in workforce planning and development.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Hugo de Waal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-05-03
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781118378687


Dementia A Complete Literature Review On Various Mechanisms Involves In Pathogenesis And An Intracerebroventricular Streptozotocin Induced Alzheimer S Disease

Dementia A Complete Literature Review On Various Mechanisms Involves In Pathogenesis And An Intracerebroventricular Streptozotocin Induced Alzheimer S Disease

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Author : Sidharth Mehan
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Release : 2012
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9533079118


Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Around the world societies are facing growing aging populations with the concomitant increase in neuropsychiatric disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders are organic brain diseases with psychiatric symptoms, as in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, that cause cognitive impairment, including dementia, amnesic syndrome, and personality–behavioral changes. As a clinical science, neuropsychiatry aims to explore the complex interrelationship between behavior and brain function from a variety of perspectives, including those of psychology, neurology, and psychiatry. This concise and updated monograph comprises the latest findings in the field and includes chapters on delusional symptoms, mood disorders and neurotic symptoms, cognitive impairment, behavioral and personality changes, and recently, cerebral alterations revealed in PTSD patients and in endogenous psychoses through neuroimaging and neuropathology. These findings will certainly widen the realm of neuropsychiatry going forward and will prove of great value to specialists as well as to academics and trainees in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and clinical genetics. Ultimately, neuropsychiatry aims to prevent and reduce the suffering of individuals with the psychiatric symptoms of cerebral disorders.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Koho Miyoshi
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-08-09
Total Pages : 351 Pages
ISBN : 9784431538714


Preventing Alzheimer S Disease

Preventing Alzheimer S Disease

This booklet summarizes what scientists have learned so far and where research is headed. There is no definitive evidence yet about what can prevent Alzheimer's or age-related cognitive decline. What we do know is that a healthy lifestyle-one that includes a healthy diet, physical activity, appropriate weight, and no smoking-can maintain and improve overall health and well-being. Making healthy choices can also lower the risk of certain chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, and scientists are very interested in the possibility that a healthy lifestyle might have a beneficial effect on Alzheimer's as well. In the meantime, as research continues to pinpoint what works to prevent Alzheimer's, people of all ages can benefit from taking positive steps to get and stay healthy.

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Author : National Institutes National Institutes oF Health
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-02-16
Total Pages : 28 Pages
ISBN : 1543146074


Management Of Neurological Disorders

Management Of Neurological Disorders

Management of Neurological Disorders: Second Edition presents a comprehensive guide on intensive care, rehabilitation, and the psychiatric aspects of neurology. It discusses the developments made in surgical treatment techniques. It addresses the management of coma patients. Some of the topics covered in the book are the psychological factors in intensive care; assessment of respiratory function; chronic respiratory disease, cardiac disease, and chest deformity; cardiac arrest and its neurological complications; removal of kidneys for transplantation; and organization of rehabilitation services. The general approach to neurological physiotherapy is fully covered. An in-depth account of the psychiatric aspects of neurology is provided. Depression associated with neurological disorders is completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the psychological aspects of epilepsy. Another section focuses on the pathological physiology of Parkinsonism. The management of visual failure, metabolic muscle disorders, acute bacterial meningitis, and viral encephalitis are briefly covered. The book can provide useful information to doctors, psychologists, therapists, students, and researchers.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Bryan Ashworth
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2013-10-22
Total Pages : 340 Pages
ISBN : 9781483182629


Textbook Of Hyperbaric Medicine

Textbook Of Hyperbaric Medicine

This comprehensive volume captures the latest scientific evidence, technological advances, treatments and impact of biotechnology in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with basic aspects that include history, equipment, safety and diagnostic approaches; this is followed by clinical applications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in various modalities; the last section provides an overview of hyperbaric medicine as a specialty with best practices from around the world. Integration of multidisciplinary approaches to complex disorders are also covered. Updated and significantly expanded from previous editions, Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine, 6th Edition will continue to be the definitive guide to this burgeoning field for students, trainees, physicians and specialists.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Kewal K. Jain
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-11-25
Total Pages : 640 Pages
ISBN : 9783319471402


Diffusion Weighted Mr Imaging Of The Brain Head And Neck And Spine

Diffusion Weighted Mr Imaging Of The Brain Head And Neck And Spine

This richly illustrated book, now in an updated and extended third edition, systematically covers the use of diffusion-weighted (DW) MR imaging in all major areas of neuroradiology, including imaging of the head and neck and the spine as well as the brain. The authors guide the reader from the basic principles of DW imaging through to the use of cutting-edge diffusion sequences such as diffusion tensor (DTI) and kurtosis (DKI), fiber tractography, high b value, intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI), and oscillating gradient spin echo (OGSE). Pathology, pathophysiology, and patient management and treatment are all thoroughly discussed. Since the early descriptions by LeBihan and colleagues of the ability to image and measure the micromovement of water molecules in the brain, diffusion imaging and its derivatives have contributed ever more significantly to the evaluation of multiple disease processes. In comprehensively describing the state of the art in the field, this book will be of high value not only for those who deal routinely with neuro-MR imaging but also for readers who wish to establish a sound basis for understanding diffusion images in the hope of extending these principles into more exotic areas of neuroimaging.

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Genre : Brain
Author : Toshio Moritani
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 929 Pages
ISBN : 9783030621209