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Personalized strategies improved cognition, reduced dementia risk in seniors

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.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/05/2.htm
5 Dec 2023

Exercise intervention not effective in early dementia

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/09/05/4.htm
5 Sep 2023

Dementia care not just a prescription

A diagnosis of dementia brings up potential concerns that physicians can help patients and their caregivers explore in a neutral, nonjudgmental way.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2020/05/dementia-care-not-just-a-prescription.htm
1 May 2020

Dementia diagnosis associated with increased medication use

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/08/29/4.htm
29 Aug 2023

Long-term PPI use associated with higher incidence of dementia

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/08/15/2.htm
15 Aug 2023

Dementia care poses ethical quagmires

Dementia presents unique ethical challenges for physicians because it is a “disease of autonomy.”
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2020/05/dementia-care-poses-ethical-quagmires.htm
1 May 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for dementia

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?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/07/26/3.htm
26 Jul 2022

Dealing with dementia, Q&As on COVID-19

This issue also covers testosterone and men's health, as well as preconception care.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2020/05/dealing-with-dementia-qandas-on-covid-19.htm
1 May 2020

Menopausal hormone therapy not associated with increased dementia risk

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/10/05/5.htm
5 Oct 2021

Reflections on caring for parents with dementia

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/07/27/6.htm
27 Jul 2021

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