Tag: "agitation" at medical news
Pessimism and depression increase dementia risk
...personality changes such as pessimism, depression, agitation
or withdrawal once a person develops dementia, the Mayo Clinic investigators believe that pessimism and depression are more likely to be risk factors for dementia rather than early manifestations of the disease due to the significant time gap between...
Some Alzheimer's patients can benefit from drug memantine
...While there is no evidence that the drug can treat agitation
in Alzheimer's patients, it does appear to prevent the onset of agitation, the review finds. The studies also hint at some cognitive benefits from the drug for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's and vascular dementia, which occurs when brain ...
Stopping antidepressants during pregnancy may lead to symptom recurrence
... reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) might cause transient agitation
or distress in newborns. Most recently, some preliminary unpublished data suggested a potentially increased risk of cardiovascular defects in infants exposed to the SSRI paroxetine. The current study was designed to examine risk for recurrent depre...
Collaborative care decreases some symptoms of dementia for patients with Alzheimer disease
...al care, mobility, sleep disturbances, depression, agitation
or aggression, delusions or hallucinations, and the caregiver's personal health. The protocols stressed management without medications. The minimum intervention that all treatment group caregivers and patients received included education on communica...
Less agitation in AD patients, less stress and depression in caregivers with collaborative care
...itate nursing home placement. Decreasing patient agitation
in the treatment group participants was directly c...ns about the safety of anti-psychotic use to treat agitation
in older adults with dementia. "In a disease like Alzheimer, the pill is just part of the package of...
USC-led study suggests little benefit from antipsychotics in Alzheimer's
...ents prescribed antipsychotic drugs for delusions, agitation
or aggression do no better than those who take a p...eriencing delusions, hallucinations, aggression or agitation
that disrupted their daily functioning. "The findings here look at the time to discontinuation fo...
Antipsychotic medications used to treat Alzheimer's patients found lacking
... such as delusions, aggression, hallucinations, or agitation
that were severe enough to disrupt their functioni...o treat delusions, aggression, hallucinations, and agitation
in Alzheimer's patients. Study physicians determined medication dosage levels according to their pat...
Regular acupressure can significantly reduce agitated behavior in dementia
.... But once the four-week treatment period ended, agitation
levels started to rise again, suggesting that acup...ecorded on a specialist scale developed to measure agitation
levels. After four weeks' treatment this had fallen to just under 60. Pre-treatment agitatio...
Using morphine to hasten death is a myth, says doctor
...ay unconscious), toxic doses can cause distressing agitation
(which is why such doses are never used in palliative care), and it has a wide therapeutic range (making death unlikely). The Dutch know this and hardly ever use morphine for euthanasia, he writes. Palliative care specialists are not faced with t...
New animal study may explain why alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk
... that the possible mechanisms involved include the agitation
of estrogen metabolism and response; cell mutation by the EtOH metabolite acetaldehyde; oxidative damage; and one-carbon metabolism pathways through reduced folic acid. Methodology To date, there has not been an animal model that faithfully mimi...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
.... Pacing was seen as an indication of mounting agitation
and was observed in nine of the 16 episodes analysed in detail. Other physical indicators included staggering, waving arms around or pulling away from healthcare staff trying to treat them. Violence towards healthcare staff and other professional...