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Impact of ambient bright light on agitation in dementia
Objective: To evaluate the effect of ambient bright light therapy (BLT) on agitation among institutionalized persons with dementia. Methods: High intensity, low glare ambient lighting was installed in activity and dining areas of a state psychiatric hospital unit in North Carolina and a dementia-specific residential care facility in Oregon. The study employed a cluster-unit crossover […]
Pilot study of a nonpharmacological intervention for delirium superimposed on dementia
Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric syndrome that occurs most frequently in older adults with dementia and is referred to as delirium superimposed on dementia (DSD). Our aim in this pilot project was to demonstrate that implementation of cognitively stimulating activities is clinically feasible and has potential to reduce delirium severity and duration and functional loss […]
Statins as neuroprotectants: a comparative in vitro study of lipophilicity, blood-brain-barrier penetration, lowering of brain cholesterol, and decrease of neuron cell death
There is growing evidence to support the hypothesis that statins may act as neuroprotectants in several neuropathological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. The mechanisms for neuroprotection are only partially understood, however, and pleiotropic phenomena could be involved. We have made a comparative study of 9 statins (lovastatin, mevastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin, cerivastatin, atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pitavastatin, and rosuvastatin), […]
Cognitive effects of quetiapine in a patient with dementia with Lewy bodies
A recent large-scale randomized controlled clinical trial, the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness-Alzheimer’s Disease study, found a significant worsening of cognitive functioning in a sample of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. To date there have been no equally powered studies examining the cognitive effects of atypical antipsychotics in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies, the […]