Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Events in Patients on Antidementia Medications

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Objective:To identify characteristics associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events in patients diagnosed with Alzheimer disease (AD) and treated with antidementia medications.Methods:Demographics, diagnoses, and medication usage of 30 433 Medicare patients were analyzed using 2006 to 2013 claims data and a combined model of screening, ranking and stepwise logistic regressions t...
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Association Between Subjective Cognitive Decline and Social and Emotional Support in US Adults

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) has been linked to Alzheimer’s Disease in the literature. However, little is known about whether SCD is associated with social/emotional support (SES). To investigate this association, this study utilized the 2015 and 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. A study population of 17206 participants aged 45 years and older who responded to both ...
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A Metabolic Imaging Study of Lexical and Phonological Naming Errors in Alzheimer Disease

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020. Patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) produce a variety of errors on confrontation naming that indicate multiple loci of impairment along the naming process in this disease. We correlated brain hypometabolism, measured with 18fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography, with semantic and formal errors, as well as nonwords deriving from phonological errors produced in a picture-naming te...
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