This database contains 10 abstracts archived under the term: "Geriatrics & Gerontology International"
Aim: We conducted a study of changes in cognitive functions by long-term monitoring of dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT) patients to investigate the relationship between the progression of DAT symptoms and the presence of apolipoprotein (ApoE)4. Methods: The subjects consisted of 40 DAT patients who had been treated with donepezil for 3 years or more. […]
Aim: Recent studies have shown that some antihypertensive medications are associated with a significant reduction in the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, it remains uncertain whether antihypertensive drugs may have a preventive effect on cognitive decline in patients with AD. We investigated the effects of telmisartan, an angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker with […]
Aim: Donepezil has not been evaluated in Korean patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) for up to 1 year. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the differential efficacy of donepezil in Korean AD patients with and without concomitant cerebrovascular lesions (CVL).; Methods: This study was a 48-week open-label trial of donepezil in patients with […]
Aim: The behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia place a heavy burden on caregivers. Antipsychotic drugs, though used to reduce the symptoms, frequently decrease patients’ activities of daily living and reduce their quality of life. Recently, it was suggested that ferulic acid is an effective treatment for behavioral and psychological symptoms. We have also reported […]
Aim: Art therapy has been reported to have effects on mental symptoms in patients with dementia, and its usefulness is expected. We performed a controlled trial to evaluate the usefulness of art therapy compared with calculation training in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease.; Methods: Thirty-nine patients with Alzheimer’s disease showing slightly decreased cognitive function allowing […]
Aim: There is little evidence that dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has beneficial effects on physical and psychological functions in older women. We investigated the effect of DHEA supplementation on cognitive function and ADL in older women with cognitive impairment.; Methods: A total of 27 women aged 65-90 years (mean ± standard deviation, 83 ± 6) with mild […]
Aim: Medication-related anticholinergic burden is a quality indicator for geriatric pharmacotherapy; however, little is known regarding the benefits of reducing anticholinergic burden for demented patients; Methods: Demented residents in a Veteran Home were enrolled for this study and an educational program was held for primary care physicians providing services at the Veterans Home. Residents were […]
Aim: To record in real life the appreciation of elderly patients, their caregivers and physicians of a once daily formulation of prolonged release of galantamine in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.; Methods: A prospective, multicenter, observational study was conducted in 128 elderly patients, treated for 6 months with galantamine, donepezil or rivastigmine.; […]
Aim: It remains unknown whether antiplatelet agents have a preventive effect on cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We investigated the effects of cilostazol, an antiplatelet agent and cyclic adenosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor, on cognition and regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in elderly patients with AD and cerebrovascular disease (CVD).; Methods: A […]
Aim: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), developed by Dr Nasreddine (Nasreddine et al. 2005), is a brief cognitive screening tool for detecting older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We examined the reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the MoCA (MoCA-J) in older Japanese subjects.; Methods: Subjects were recruited from the outpatient memory […]
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