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There are few interventions that help people with dementia retain or regain a sense of self. Thus, a controlled pilot study examined a life review/life storybook intervention, delivered by familiar care assistants to 30 people with dementia residing in assisted living facilities in Northern...
Background Studies of dementia in populations avoid many of the selection biases in clinical samples but require special evaluation and diagnostic methods to obtain high participation rates. To address this issue, we developed a unique in-home dementia assessment. We assessed validity of these...
Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) ultimately will require identification of its pathogenic mechanism. Such a mechanism must explain the hallmark of early AD—a profound inability to form new memories. For many years, the most promising hypothesis maintained that memory...
Background The Cognitive and Emotional Health Project (CEHP) seeks to identify the demographic, social, and biological determinants of cognitive and emotional health in the older adult. As part of the CEHP, a critical evaluation study committee was formed to assess the state of epidemiological...
Background The diagnosis of dementia, along with the prediction of who will develop dementia, has been assisted by the development of the brain imaging techniques of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET).
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