Abnormal RNA Splicing in the Aging Brain May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease: Scientists have long sought to describe and explain the complex molecular events in the brain that cause Alzheimer’s disease and the mechanisms by which genetic risk factors exert their effect.
By Susan Frazier GNP-BC, Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG (July, 2016). Purpose: To outline concepts related to depression in the post acute/long term care setting. The focus will be on prevalence, definition & symptoms, treatment & regulations.
New Article Addition to the Clinical Practice Corner - Health care costs in the last years of life were significantly higher for people with dementia than for those who died from other diseases, including cancer and heart disease... provide important insights into the financial burden that families and society may face for end-of-life care for older adults.
From the National Institute on Aging: 2013-2014 Alzheimer's Disease Progress Report: Insights and Challenge. A summary of Alzheimer's disease research, infrastructure, and funding supported by the National Institutes of Health.
Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests. The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression.