An Experimental Pilot Study of Global Postural Reeducation Concerning the Cognitive Approach of Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Background:Several recent studies have examined the positive effects of physical exercise and equilibrium on individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.Objectives:In this sense, this study based on an experimental design, tested whether global postural reeducation (GPR) can affect equilibrium and cognition, life quality, and psychological symptoms of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).Methods:One hundred thirty-...
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Adapting the Resilience Framework for Family Caregivers of Hospice Patients With Dementia

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Volume 34, Issue 6, Page 399-411, September 2019. Family caregivers face ongoing, formidable stress and burden. Caregivers need sustainable support to maintain resilience. We aim to identify challenges, possible solutions that are resources for resilience, and expected consequences from the perspective of 39 family caregivers of hospice patients with dementia. The resilience framework was used to guide the coding and synthesis of th...
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Association Between Individual Components of Metabolic Syndrome and Cognitive Function in Northeast Rural China

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Aim:The aim of this article was to examine associations between metabolic syndrome and its individual components with cognitive function among rural elderly population in northeast China.Methods:Our study included 1047 residents aged older than 60 years in a northeast rural area. All were interviewed and data were obtained including sociodemographic and medical histories. Cognitive function was assessed by Mini-Menta...
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The Quality of Interactions Between Staff and Residents With Cognitive Impairment in Nursing Homes

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Background:Positive and effective staff–resident interactions are imperative to adequately assess and meet the needs of cognitively impaired residents in nursing homes and optimize their quality of life.Aim:The purpose of this study was to quantify, describe, and analyze the interaction between staff and cognitively impaired residents in nursing homes, using the Quality of Interaction Schedule (QuIS).Method:This desc...
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Decreased Levels of Serum IGF-1 and Vitamin D Are Associated With Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Purpose:To determine the association of serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and vitamin D levels with cognition status in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).Methods:A total of 173 patients with T2DM were recruited and divided into mild cognitive impairment (MCI) group (n = 94) and normal cognition (NC) group (n = 79). Levels of IGF-1 and 25(OH)D were measured and compared, and the correlations among...
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Biosignals to Detect the Imbalance of Explicit and Implicit Affect in Dementia: A Pilot Study

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementias®, Ahead of Print. Background:We assessed implicit and explicit emotion in older patients with dementia using biosignals.Methods:Fifty patients with dementia and 34 healthy individuals watched 3 videos that aimed to elicit various emotional responses. Electroencephalogram and heart rate variability were recorded.Results:Patients with dementia experienced less fun and more fear than controls. The high frequency (HF) from the baseline in...
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