An intervention with personalized risk-reduction goals, health coaching, and nurse visits was offered to patients who were between the ages of 70 and 89 years and had at least two targeted risk factors for dementia.
5 Dec 2023
A randomized trial in the U.K. found that outcomes did not differ in patients with early dementia or cognitive impairment assigned to a dementia-specific rehab program compared to those who received usual care.
5 Sep 2023
A diagnosis of dementia brings up potential concerns that physicians can help patients and their caregivers explore in a neutral, nonjudgmental way.
1 May 2020
A cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries found that patients' mean number of medications increased after an incident diagnosis of dementia, as did the proportion using central nervous system-active medications, highlighting opportunities to deprescribe.
29 Aug 2023
While patients who took proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) from mid- to late life had a modestly higher risk of dementia in late life versus nonusers, shorter-term use was not associated with increased risk.
15 Aug 2023
Dementia presents unique ethical challenges for physicians because it is a “disease of autonomy.”
1 May 2020
A 72-year-old man is evaluated for dementia with fluctuations in attentiveness, visual hallucinations, and slowness of movements over the past year. He has also acted out his dreams in his sleep a few times over the last 2 years. What is the most appropriate treatment?
26 Jul 2022
This issue also covers testosterone and men's health, as well as preconception care.
1 May 2020
The findings of this retrospective study in the United Kingdom should reassure women taking menopausal hormonal therapy but do not support its use to prevent dementia, a linked opinion piece said.
5 Oct 2021
In a recent column at KevinMD, Philip A. Masters, MD, FACP, described how dealing with cognitive decline in his own family led to greater appreciation of the sustained emotional impact of this condition, not only on patients but also on their loved ones and those who care for them.
27 Jul 2021