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Q&A: Treating patients with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers

June 20, 2017

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is annually observed in June to raise awareness for the disease that currently affects more than 5 million Americans, and may potentially rise as high as 16 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

In the United States, more than 15 million people provide unpaid care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or another dementia and 35% of these caregivers report that their health has deteriorated due to care responsibilities, according to the association.

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Persistent pain associated with accelerated cognitive decline

June 5, 2017
Elders reporting persistent moderate-to-severe pain have an increased risk for memory decline and dementia, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine
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Daily tea intake reduced risk for cognitive decline in older adults

March 23, 2017
Drinking tea regularly lowered the risk for cognitive impairment in older adults by 50%, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
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No difference in cognitive impairment seen in men on testosterone treatment

February 24, 2017
One year of testosterone treatment did not improve memory or other cognitive functions compared with placebo among older men with low testosterone and age-associated…
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Update on Delirium: Diagnosis, Management, and Pathophysiology

Psychiatric Annals, January 2010, Volume 40 Issue 1
Delirium, a condition marked by changes in clinical and mental status, has increasingly been understood as prevalent…
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VIDEO: Practitioners should define 3 values patients recognize about the practice

March 1, 2017
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