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By Douglas Scharre

With humans residing longer, dementia is now on the leading edge of scientific learn. In resolution to this altering pattern, Long-Term administration of Dementia presents a stand-alone source for analysis, therapy, and administration concerns for the sufferer being affected by this debilitating disease.

Topics lined include:

  • Social, felony, fiscal, and moral dilemmas
  • Functional skills
  • Driving and the dementia sufferer
  • Hygiene and dietary matters
  • Supervision types
  • Medical complications

Neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurses, and social employees, in addition to kinfolk of these soreness will locate this ebook a precious source for realizing this disorder.

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Alcohol Both total alcohol intake and wine consumption in particular have been associated with a reduced risk of dementia, although findings are not entirely consistent (176–179). Although some studies have reported a reduced risk of AD among persons who consume moderate amounts of alcohol, others have found that alcohol is associated with a reduced risk of vascular dementia but not AD, and still others have reported no benefit from alcohol. The protective effect of alcohol has been seen with varying levels of consumption but is most consistently associated with consumption of about one to three drinks/day; heavy consumption of alcohol has been associated with an increased risk of dementia as well as other negative health outcomes.

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From a diagnostic perspective, the concept of MCI has been recognized as being heterogeneous (1–4). Most research has been conducted on the amnestic MCI, which, as its name implies, represents a primary memory disorder with relative preservation of other cognitive domains (1,5). The diagnosis of MCI has been made if the patient meets the following criteria: (i) memory complaint, (ii) normal activities of daily living, (iii) normal general cognitive function, (iv) abnormal memory for age, and (v) not demented (1).

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