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Methodological issues in the non pharmacological treatment of BPSD in nursing home–the TNM study
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) such as agitation, aggressiveness, oppositional behaviour and psychotic symptoms are often reported by caregivers and staff members in institutions for the elderly. Taking into account the limited efficacy and the importance of side effects observed with psychotropic agents, the majority of existing guideline underlines the importance of non-pharmacological […]
Non-pharmacological management of behavioural symptoms in nursing homes
Background: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are often reported in institutions for the elderly.; Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a staff education intervention to manage BPSD in older people with a diagnosis of dementia.; Methods: The trial was conducted in 16 nursing homes; 306 patients with a diagnosis of dementia and presenting […]
Cognitive dysfunction in HIV patients despite long-standing suppression of viremia
Objective: To determine the prevalence of cognitive complaints and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HANDs) in a cohort of aviremic HIV-positive patients. To evaluate the relevance of the HIV dementia scale to detect HANDs.; Design: Assessment of HANDs with neuropsychological tests.; Methods: Two hundred HIV-infected patients with undetectable HIV-1 RNA concentrations in the plasma, no history of […]
Psychotropic drug consumption at admission and discharge of nursing home residents
Objectives: To quantify transitions of residents into or out of nursing homes (NHs) and to describe psychotropic drug prescription at admission and discharge and with regard to dementia diagnosis.; Design: A descriptive, cross-sectional, noninterventional study.; Setting: The setting included 300 NH in France.; Participants: Participants included 2231 NH residents.; Measurements: Participants reported the number, origin, […]
Impact of molecular imaging on the diagnostic process in a memory clinic
Background: [(11)C]Pittsburgh compound B ([(11)C]PIB) and [(18)F]-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ([(18)F]FDG) PET measure fibrillar amyloid-β load and glucose metabolism, respectively. We evaluated the impact of these tracers on the diagnostic process in a memory clinic population.; Methods: One hundred fifty-four patients underwent paired dynamic [(11)C]PIB and static [(18)F]FDG PET scans shortly after completing a standard dementia screening. Two-year […]
Mediterranean diet and cognitive function: a French study
Background: Evidence on the association between Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) adherence and cognition is presently inconsistent.; Objectives: The aims of this study were to investigate the association between midlife MedDiet adherence and cognitive performance assessed 13 y later among participants in the SU.VI.MAX (Supplementation with Vitamins and Mineral Antioxidants) study and to test the hypothesis of […]