This research paper commissioned by the Law Commission of Ontario describes the work in gathering evidence regarding the needs and wishes of patients, caregivers and stakeholders about care at the end of life in their own words. 111 pages. Last reviewed January 4, 2017.
This artcile reviews the neurocognitive and neuropathologic changes after TBI with particular focus on the potential risk for cognitive decline across the life span in military service members. Implications for monitoring and surveillance of cognition in the aging military population are discussed.
Dementia-related behavioral disturbances are mostly treated with antipsychotics; however, the observed beneficial effects are modest and the risk of serious adverse effects are high. The authors report the case of a 57-year-old woman with severe early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and severe agitation, who was treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
With the holidays comes added obligations, an increased demand on finances, visits from extended family, and other added stressors which can make the holidays overwhelming for both the caregiver and those being cared for.
While researchers from around the world work to find new ways to treat Alzheimer’s and prevent the on-set of dementia, families and people affected by different stages of dementia must make good use of all available tools to address the cognitive and emotional symptoms of the condition. One important such tool is music.
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) for nursing home residents is important, however, the concept of quality of life is broad, encompasses many domains and is difficult to assess in people with dementia. Basic activities of daily living (ADL) are measured routinely in nursing homes using the Resident Assessment Instrument-Minimum Data Set Version 2.0 (RAI-MDS) and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) instrument.
A large proportion of persons with dementia will also experience disordered sleep. Disordered sleep in dementia is a common reason for institutionalization and affects cognition, fall risk, agitation, self-care ability, and overall health and quality of life.