Herpes Zoster Does Not Increase the Risk of Neurodegenerative Dementia: A Case-Control Study

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021. Objective:This study was conducted to evaluate the association between neurodegenerative dementia and herpes zoster infection (HZI) using a national sample cohort.Methods:From the national cohort study conducted by the Korean National Health Insurance Service, we extracted data for patients with neurodegenerative dementia and for 1:4 matched control participants and searched the patient hist...
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Impact of COVID-19 on Dementia Caregivers and Factors Associated With their Anxiety Symptoms

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021. Little is known about the family experience of caregiving for persons living with dementia (PLWD) at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of COVID-19 on concerns of current family caregivers of PLWD. Study participants were recruited from the parent study, Healthy Patterns Clinical Trial (NCT03682185). Data was collected from 34 caregivers...
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Therapeutic Potential of Neu1 in Alzheimer’s Disease Via the Immune System

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is pathologically characterized by the accumulation of soluble oligomers causing extracellular beta-amyloid deposits in form of neuritic plaques and tau-containing intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles in brain. One proposed mechanism explaining the formation of these proteins is impaired phagocytosis by microglia/macrophages resulting in defective clearance of solub...
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Association Between Oral Health and the Medical Costs of Dementia: A Longitudinal Study of Older Japanese

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021. Objective:Oral health status may be associated with dementia, which in turn results in higher medical costs among older people.Methods:This STUDY enrolled 4,275 older individuals. Generalized linear models were constructed with the medical costs of dementia as the dependent variable, and number of teeth, Community Periodontal Index (CPI), and other factors as independent variables.Results:In...
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The Relationship Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Severity of Alzheimer’s Disease

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021. Introduction:Urinary incontinence (UI) is more prevalent in elderly populations with dementia than those without dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. Urge UI, the most common type of UI in AD patients, causes more morbidity and mortality. However, it is inconvenient to obtain the report of urodynamic study from AD patient to diagnose urinary incontinence. ...
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A 2-Study Psychometric Evaluation of the Modified Dementia Worry Scale

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021. A modified version of the Dementia Worry Scale (DWS) used the terminology “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias” (versus the DWS’ use of “dementia”). Two studies investigated psychometric properties of the modified DWS (MDWS). Study 1 compared the psychometric properties of the DWS and MDWS; both versions had single factor structures and exhibited excellent internal consistency (αs ≥ .9...
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