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The first 4 cases of Alzheimer’s disease published by Alois Alzheimer’s laboratory were authored by the young Italian physician Gaetano Perusini. In his discourse, ‘‘Über klinisch und histologisch eigenartige Erkrankungen des späteren Lebensalters’’ Perusini describes 4 cases of...
Background: The Dependence Scale (DS) was designed to assess levels of patient need for care due to deficits typical of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This study examined content validity of the DS based on input from patients, caregivers, and clinicians. Methods: Qualitative interviews with...
The purpose of this study was to explore existing practices and services provided by adult day health care (ADHC) in Massachusetts and to document how providers are addressing the specific needs of participants with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Specific focus related to the early,...
Verbal agitation (VA) is a disturbing and commonly observed behavioral symptom in people with dementia. Although several different variables contribute to VA, it seems that discomfort plays an important role. The overall objective of this article is to review the relationship between VA and...
Objective: To determine apolipoprotein E (APOE)-ε4 and -ε2 frequencies and risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia in Shanghai, China. Methods: A total of 34 MCI and 34 dementia cases were recruited from an urban Memory Disorders Clinic and 32 controls were recruited from a...
In Western societies, the vast majority of people with dementia live at home and wish to remain doing so for as long as possible. Aging in place can be facilitated through a variety of environmental interventions, including home modifications. This article provides an overview of existing design...
Concerns about negative outcomes associated with relocating residents are common. Fifty-five residents of a traditional high-care nursing home moved to new, purpose-built, dementia-specific cottages; 35 additional residents moved into the cottages within the first 8 months of operation....
Research suggests that caregivers appreciate support from primary care physicians (PCPs) regarding dementia care; however, there remains a need for studies examining the role that PCPs play in behavior management. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively characterize the discussion on...
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