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Anticholinergic drug use and risk for dementia: Target for dementia prevention
An increasing number of longitudinal cohort studies have identified a risk increase for dementia by the chronic use of drugs with anticholinergic properties. The respective data from the German Study on Aging, Cognition and Dementia in Primary Care Patients (AgeCoDe) also showing risk increase (hazard ratio = 2.081) are reported here. The mechanisms by which […]
Thyroid medication use and subsequent development of dementia of the Alzheimer type
Associations between medication use and the development of Alzheimer disease have been investigated since the late 1900s. Thyroid hormone supplementation is rarely a studied medication class in this area of research. We examined data from participants enrolled in longitudinal studies at the Washington University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center for associations between thyroid disease, thyroid hormone […]
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 […]