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Family oversight and the quality of nursing home care for residents with advanced dementia
Background: The quality of nursing home (NH) care for residents with advanced dementia has been described as suboptimal. One relatively understudied factor in the provision of NH care is the role of private oversight and monitoring by family members and friends. Objective: To examine the association between private oversight and the quality of end-of-life care […]
Improving decision‐making for feeding options in advanced dementia: A randomized, controlled trial
Objectives: To test whether a decision aid improves quality of decision‐making about feeding options in advanced dementia. Design: Cluster randomized controlled trial. Setting: Twenty‐four nursing homes in North Carolina. Participants: Residents with advanced dementia and feeding problems and their surrogates. Intervention: Intervention surrogates received an audio or print decision aid on feeding options in advanced […]
Treatment of vascular risk factors is associated with slower decline in Alzheimer disease
Background: There is growing evidence that vascular risk factors (VRF) contribute to cognitive decline. Whether their treatment can slow down the progression of Alzheimer disease (AD) remains unsettled. The aim of this observational study was to evaluate whether the treatment of VRF is associated with a slower cognitive decline in patients who have AD without […]
Brain stimulation in Alzheimer disease
Recent studies have reported enhanced performance on specific cognitive tasks in patients with several types of neurological disease, after receiving non invasive brain stimulation (BS), i.e., repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) or transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to specific cortical areas. In addition, persistent beneficial effects of off-line rTMS on sentence comprehension in Alzheimer disease […]
Sharing meals with institutionalized people with dementia: A natural experiment
Nutritional deficiency can have dramatic effects on the physical and psychological status of older adults. Although food supplements can enhance nutritional status, several authors suggest that more ecological means could also have beneficial impacts. Therefore, a natural experiment was conducted to study the impact of changed mealtime experiences for people with Alzheimer-type dementia. Two special […]