Gerontology & Geriatrics

When should patients with dementia receive palliative care?

Patients with dementia may benefit from being referred to specialist palliative care—a branch of medicine that focuses on optimizing quality of life and providing relief from symptoms—but who should be referred, and when? ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Reducing dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The incidence of dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is lower in patients receiving biologic or targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) than in patients who receive conventional synthetic ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia deaths rise during the summer of COVID, leading to concern

Deaths from dementia during the summer of 2020 are nearly 20% higher than the number of dementia-related deaths during that time in previous years, and experts don't yet know why. An estimated 61,000 people have died from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Awareness of COVID-19 in severe dementia patients

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has substantially affected patients with dementia and their caregivers. Owing to the restrictive measures taken worldwide to block the spread of COVID-19 outbreaks ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's: the 'switch-on moment' discovered

The past three decades saw a dramatic improvement in our understanding of what brings about Alzheimer's disease. Two proteins are thought to be responsible: amyloid and tau. The most widely accepted theory is that a critical ...

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