Dementia: a clinical overview
The biggest risk factor for developing dementia is age. Dementia affects both men and women, with women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and men more likely to develop vascular dementia. Most of these cases affect people over the age of 65 years with only 5% of cases reported below this age.
Study finds that sleep disorders affect men and women differently
Can dietary supplements prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? (Part 2)
Identifying and managing pain for patients with advanced dementia (Part 1)
Dietary supplements and the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
As part of our ongoing series looking at the role of dietary supplements in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, this article looks at key principles underlying nutritional interventions to help the clinician judge the validity of the claims and counter-claims that currently exist in available literature.
Identifying and managing pain for patients with advanced dementia
Pain management in patients with dementia is challenging. Although selfreporting is considered to be the gold standard for pain assessment, patients with dementia can find it difficult to verbalise their pain due to memory problems and communication difficulties. This is part two of a two-part article.
Parkinson’s disease tremor: differential diagnosis and management
Tremor is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease (PD), and its association with rigidity and bradykinesia typically makes the distinction of PD and other neurological causes of tremor, such as essential tremor, quite straight-forward. However, the differential diagnosis between various causes of tremor may prove clinically challenging.
Management of inpatients with Parkinson’s Disease in the acute setting
Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common neuro-degenerative disease that affects 2% of the population above the age of 80 years. Patients with PD have a higher rate of hospitalisation than the general population and their length of stay is longer. Early involvement of the multidisciplinary team is important to reduce morbidity and length of stay.
Can dietary supplements prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? (Part 1)
Helping carers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease