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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Examining Depression Symptoms With/Without Coexisting Anxiety Symptoms in Community-Dwelling Persons With Dementia

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 36, Issue , January-December 2021. Depression and anxiety are common in persons with dementia (PWD) and associated with poor outcomes. We explored frequency, pharmacologic management and mental health service use in PWD and depression symptoms with/without coexisting anxiety symptoms. The sample comprised 160 community-dwelling PWD in a trial to prevent development of aggression. Baseline data on depression and anxiety sympto...
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