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This database contains 2 studies, archived under the term: "Alzheimer dementia"

Life enhancing activities for family caregivers of people with frontotemporal dementia

Aberrant psychological and behavioral symptoms are common in patients with dementia. These symptoms have negative consequences for family caregivers, causing stress and burden. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) symptoms cause more pronounced stress and burden on caregivers than those associated with Alzheimer dementia. In this randomized, attention control pilot study, we delivered 5-weekly, one-on-one, positive affect intervention […]

Melatonin fails to improve sleep or agitation in double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial of institutionalized patients with Alzheimer disease

Objectives: Patients with Alzheimer dementia often display both agitated behavior and poor sleep. Given that the disease is often associated with low endogenous levels of melatonin, exogenous melatonin administration may lead to improvements in sleep and agitation.; Design: Randomized, placebo-controlled study.; Setting: Nursing homes in San Diego, CA, metropolitan area.; Participants: Subjects were patients with […]

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