The Pupil Diameter as a Possible Indicator of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Response to Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors Therapy: In-Depth Measurements Following Topical Administration of Tropicamide and Pilocarpine

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Background:The aim of this study is to assess whether pupillary modifications following ocular anticholinergic and cholinergic drugs can identify subjects with neurodegenerative diseases from early stages.Methods:51 subjects were divided into 3 groups, according to different neurodegenerative diseases, and compared with a control group of 10 patients. Pupil diameter has been measured at diff...
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Development of Professional Care Program for Nurses in Dementia Wards and Its Educational Effects

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Purpose:To develop an education program for nurses specializing in dementia care, and to investigate its effects.Methods:An intervention study of nurses was conducted using a quasi-experiment with 3 randomly assigned groups. Participants were 51 nurses from a psychiatric hospital dementia ward, divided into an intervention program group (17 nurses), a knowledge-acquisition-only group (16 nur...
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Unwinding Complexities of Diabetic Alzheimer by Potent Novel Molecules

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Diabetes mellitus is one of the aggressive disorders in global society. No pharmacotherapy is available for permanent diabetes cure, although management is possible with drugs and physical activities. One of the recent complications noticed in type 2 diabetes mellitus includes diabetes-induced Alzheimer. It has been proposed that the possible diabetes-induced Alzheimer could be of type 3 dia...
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International Development of the Alzheimer’s Patient Partners Life Impact Questionnaire (APPLIQue)

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Aim:Informal caregivers play a vital role in the care of people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), yet caregiving is associated with caregivers’ burden. The initial objective of the study was to develop a new outcome measure to assess quality of life (QoL) in AD caregivers.Methods:Informal (non-professional) caregivers providing 75% or more of the care activities for, and living in the same hous...
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High School Students’ Knowledge, Attitude and Preventive Practice of Dementia Care in Macao

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Objective:To investigate knowledge, attitude and preventive practice of dementia care among high school students in Macao.Methods:Questionnaires was developed and distributed to 10 randomly selected high schools in Macao and 586 valid questionnaires were returned.Results:Knowledge, attitude and preventive practice of dementia care were 56.27 ± 24.90, 73.97 ± 7.72 and 68.34 ± 14.05. There wer...
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