This database contains 13 abstracts archived under the term: "Belgium"
Objectives: To evaluate the effect of an inpatient geriatric consultation team (IGCT) on end points of interest in people with hip fracture: length of stay, functional status, mortality, new nursing home admission, and hospital readmission. Design: Controlled trial based on assignment by convenience. Setting: Trauma ward in a university hospital. Participants: One hundred seventy-one people […]
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the safety and tolerability of extended-release quetiapine fumarate (quetiapine XR) compared with quetiapine immediate-release (quetiapine IR) in older patients with Alzheimer’s disease with symptoms of psychosis and/or agitation.; Methods: This was a 6-week, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised study. Of the 109 patients screened, 100 were randomised to […]
Recognition memory can rely on recollection (recall of the details from the encoding episode) and familiarity (feeling that some information is old without any recollection). In Alzheimer’s disease (AD), where there is a clear deficit of recollection, the evidence regarding familiarity is mixed, with some studies showing preserved familiarity and others reporting impairment. The current […]
Background: The efficacy of galantamine has been shown in patients with mild, moderate, and advanced moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here we report its efficacy in patients with severe AD.; Methods: Between December, 2003, and March, 2007, patients aged 84 (SD 6) years with severe AD (mini-mental state examination [MMSE] score 5-12 points), in a nursing […]
Background: The number of people living with dementia worldwide is increasing, resulting in a need for more residential care. In response to criticism of the traditional medical approach to residential dementia care, many large nursing homes are transforming their traditional care facilities into more home-like small-scale living facilities.; Objectives: This study examined the assumed benefits […]
Measurement of striatal volume using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a marker of striatal degeneration in Huntington disease (HD). Recent evidence suggests that diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) may also detect striatal damage in HD. Here, we compared the sensitivities of volumetric MRI and DWI at distinguishing 10 patients with early symptomatic HD from 12 age-matched controls. […]
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.; […]
Objective: To examine effects of individual thematically-based reminiscence sessions based on the SolCos model for older adults with dementia because of Alzheimer disease (AD) as a pilot study.; Background: Reminiscence activities are popular within nursing homes and generally considered to be enjoyable and helpful, however, there is a paucity of robust data demonstrating therapeutic impact. […]
Objectives: High blood pressure (BP) has been associated with increased risk of dementia. Concerns have been raised about lowering BP too far in the very elderly and thereby increasing risk. There is some evidence to suggest a potential ‘J’-shaped relationship between DBP and risk of cognitive impairment. This was investigated using data from the HYpertension […]
Background: The five-word test (FWT) uses semantic clues to optimize the encoding and retrieval of 5 items. Our objective was to assess the validity of the FWT as a measure of episodic memory when compared with the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT), and its ability to distinguish participants with any dementia and especially […]
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