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Activities, Adaptation & Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Parkinson's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 106)
Aging & Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Aging and Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aging and Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Aging Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Anales en Gerontología     Open Access  
Angewandte GERONTOLOGIE Appliquée     Full-text available via subscription  
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Arthritis und Rheuma     Hybrid Journal  
Australasian Journal On Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
B&G Bewegungstherapie und Gesundheitssport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
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European Geriatric Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Experimental Aging Research: An International Journal Devoted to the Scientific Study of the Aging Process     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Experimental Gerontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Gait & Posture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Generations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Geriatric Care     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Geriatric Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery Rehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geriatrics & Gerontology International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Geriatrie up2date     Hybrid Journal  
Geriatrie-Report : Forschung und Praxis in der Altersmedizin     Full-text available via subscription  
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Gerokomos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
GeroScience : Official Journal of the American Aging Association (AGE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Global Journal of Geriatrics Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hip International     Hybrid Journal  
I Advance Senior Care     Full-text available via subscription  
Immunity & Ageing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Innovation in Aging     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Aging and Human Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
JMIR Aging     Open Access  
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Journal of Adult Protection, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Aging and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Aging and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Angiogenesis Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Gerontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Frailty & Aging     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Geriatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Geriatric Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Geriatric Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Geriatrics and Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Gerontological Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Mid-life Health     Open Access  
Journal of Military and Veterans Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Religion Spirituality & Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Journal of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Maturitas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Medycyna Wieku Podeszłego (Geriatric Medicine)     Open Access  
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Neurodegenerative Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Neuroembryology and Aging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
NOVAcura     Hybrid Journal  
npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
npj Parkinson's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nursing Older People     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
OA Elderly Medicine     Open Access  
Paediatrics & Child Health in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Palliative Care & Social Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Parkinson's Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Pathobiology of Aging & Age-related Diseases     Open Access  
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Quality of Life Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
RASP - Research on Ageing and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología     Full-text available via subscription  
Senex: Yaşlılık Çalışmaları Dergisi / Senex: Journal of Aging Studies     Open Access  
The Aging Male     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
The Gerontologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
The Journals of Gerontology : Series A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Translational Medicine of Aging     Open Access  
Work, Aging and Retirement     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Working with Older People     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Gerontopsychologie und -psychiatrie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  

           

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Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.2
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 36  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1420-8008 - ISSN (Online) 1421-9824
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  • Care Needs Profiles and Their Association with Caregiver Strain among
           Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment

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      Abstract: Introduction: This study examined distinct profiles of met and unmet care needs among community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment and their association with caregiver strain. Methods: Latent class analysis and multivariable regression were applied to data from 266 caregivers of older Singaporeans, aged 60 years and above, with cognitive impairment. Care needs were evaluated by caregivers using the Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly. Caregiver strain was measured by the Zarit Burden Interview. Results: Four need profiles were identified: (1) no need (38% of caregivers), (2) met social and memory needs (29%), (3) no social and met memory needs (17%), and (4) unmet social and memory needs (16%). The unmet social and memory needs profile was associated with a higher level of caregiver strain, compared to the no need profile. Discussion: A person-centered approach captured heterogeneity in the care needs of community-dwelling older adults with cognitive impairment. Policymakers should develop tailored interventions based on need profiles that may help reduce caregiver strain.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 13:09:32 +020
       
  • Association of Dual Sensory Impairment with Cognitive Decline in Older
           Adults

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      Abstract: Introduction: The prevalence of hearing and visual impairment (HI and VI) and dual sensory impairment (DSI), which is a combination of both, is increasing as the population ages. These sensory impairments are expected to increase the cognitive load of information processing from hearing and vision and impair appropriate cognitive processing. Although an association between DSI and cognitive decline has been reported, a more detailed study of the effects on each cognitive domain is required. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of self-reported sensory impairment in community-dwelling older adults and to examine the impact of DSI on the severity of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and on each cognitive domain (memory, attention, executive function, and processing speed). Methods: The participants were recruited from a sub-cohort of the National Center for Geriatric Gerontology-Study on Geriatric Syndromes (NCGG-SGS) conducted by the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. We included 4,471 community-dwelling older adults (age: 75.9 ± 4.3 years; females: 52.3%) who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The HI and VI were identified using a self-report questionnaire. Cognitive and other parameters were also assessed by trained staff. Logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate the relationship between the presence of HI and VI and the severity of MCI, and functional decline in each cognitive domain. Results: DSI was identified in 11.4% of community-dwelling older adults. Regarding sensory impairment and MCI severity, the odds ratio (OR) for single-domain MCI was significantly higher in VI (OR: 1.31; 95% CI: 1.06–1.61), and the OR for multiple-domain MCI was significantly higher in DSI (OR: 1.58; 95% CI: 1.10–2.29). In relation to the four cognitive domains, ORs for impaired executive function were higher for VI and DSI (VI, OR: 1.37; 95% CI: 1.09–1.72. DSI, OR: 1.39; 95% CI: 1.06–1.81). DSI also exhibited a higher odds ratio for reduced processing speed (OR: 2.03; 95% CI: 1.42–2.91). Discussion/Conclusion: DSI is predicted to increase as the population ages and is associated with various health problems. Further, DSI has been reported to decrease quality of life, which needed to establish appropriate treatment and prevention measures.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 13:08:57 +020
       
  • Evaluation of the Dementia Apraxia Test in Parkinson’s Disease
           Patients

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      Abstract: Introduction: Ideomotor apraxia, a disorder of skilled movements affecting limbs and/or face, can be seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), yet tests of apraxia in PD are rare. The aim of this project was to evaluate the psychometric properties and validity of the Dementia Apraxia Test (DATE) in a PD sample. Methods: 118 PD patients were included. Besides DATE performance, motor and non-motor burden, cognition, and activity of daily living (ADL) function were assessed. Patients were classified as cognitively impaired (n = 41) or non-cognitively impaired (n = 77). Results: Interrater reliability of the DATE (sub-)scores between video ratings and on-site ratings by the investigator was good (0.81 ≤ rk ≤ 0.87). Items were mostly easy to perform, especially the buccofacial apraxia items, which had also low discriminatory power. DATE scores were associated with cognition and ADL function. DATE performance was confounded by motor impairment and patients’ age; however, when analysed for both cognitive groups separately, the correlation between DATE and motor performance was not significant. Discussion/Conclusion: The DATE seems to be an objective and predominantly valid apraxia screening tool for PD patients, with a few items needing revision. Due to the potential effect of motor impairment and age, standardized scores adjusting for these confounders are needed.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2022;51:271–278
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:20:19 +020
       
  • Impact of Social Isolation on the Physical and Mental Health of Older
           Adults: A Follow-Up Study at the Apex of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil

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      Abstract: Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s lives and caused changes in habits. The World Health Organization recommends social isolation as a way of minimizing the risk of contagion of the disease. Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of social isolation due to COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of older adults and to investigate how anthropometric, functional, and clinical aspects are associated with this process. Methods: Fifty healthy older adults were followed-up during 5 months. The subjects had their physical and mental health assessed during social isolation (pre-vaccine situation) and after the opening of stores and activities in the municipality (post-vaccine situation). Physical evaluation was performed using the 30-s sit and stand test. Participants’ mental health was assessed with the Geriatric Depression Scale and the Loneliness Index. In this methodological design, muscle strength, depressive symptoms, and loneliness index were subject to pre-post analyses. In addition, these variables were included as outcomes in linear regression models. Participants’ anthropometric, functional, and clinical factors were included as predictors of the statistical model. Results: Participants’ scores at baseline were consistent with mild depressive symptoms and low loneliness. The muscle strength of the subjects was appropriate to their ages. After 5 months of social isolation, all variables declined, but with statistical significance only for depressive symptoms (p = 0.017, effect size of 0.11). Anthropometric, functional, and clinical factors explained 42.8% of depressive symptoms, 22.3% of loneliness, and 30.2% of muscle strength in the elderly. Discussion/Conclusion: Older adults presented baseline scores consistent with mild depressive symptoms and low loneliness. The muscular strength of the subjects was appropriate for their ages. After 5 months of social isolation, all variables declined. Anthropometric, functional, and clinical factors explained a substantial part of the depressive symptoms, loneliness, and muscular strength in the elderly. Health care professionals should be aware of performing a wide assessment in subjects’ lives to ensure better health status.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 11:41:40 +020
       
  • Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire Associated with Cognitive
           Function, Age, and Duration of Education in Patients with Alzheimer’s
           Disease

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      Abstract: Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cognitive disease, and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) can place a heavy burden on families. The presence of these symptoms related to AD is commonly assessed using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire (NPI-Q). This study sought to clarify the relationship between scores on the 12-domain NPI-Q and individual factors in patients with AD. Methods: Participants were 218 new outpatients with AD at five memory clinics. Cognitive function was assessed using the Revised Hasegawa Dementia Scale (HDS-R) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). We examined which individual factors were associated with the total NPI-Q score and the number of domains. We also examined which domains were associated with the factors identified. Results: A higher total NPI score was significantly associated with lower scores on both cognitive assessments and a longer duration of education. Exhibiting symptoms on a greater number of domains was significantly associated with lower scores on both cognitive assessments, longer duration of education, and advanced age. The nighttime disturbances domain was significantly associated with lower scores on both cognitive assessments and advanced age. The delusions domain was significantly associated with lower education. Conclusions: BPSD may appear more easily with reduced quality of life and ongoing dissatisfaction. Effective individualized services are important for patients with AD, and therefore, we should account for age, cognitive function, and duration of education in the services provided.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 11:37:54 +020
       
  • Normative Data of Mini-Mental State Examination, Montreal Cognitive
           Assessment, and Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale
           of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Taiwan

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      Abstract: Introduction: Appropriate tools and references are essential for evaluating individuals’ cognitive levels. This study validated the Taiwan version of the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale (ADAS-cog) and provided normative data for the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and ADAS-cog in community-dwelling older adults. Methods: MMSE, MoCA, and ADAS-cog were administered to 150 nondemented healthy adults aged 55–85 years during 2018–2020 as part of the Northeastern Taiwan Community Medicine Research Cohort. ADAS-cog was translated from the original English version to traditional Chinese with cultural and language considerations in Taiwan. Cronbach’s alpha (α) tested the reliability of ADAS-cog, and Pearson correlations examined its external validity using MMSE and MoCA as comparisons. Normative data were generated and stratified by age and education, and the one-way analysis of variance compared scores between age and education groups. Another 20 hospital-acquired participants with cognitive impairment joined the 150 healthy participants. Comparisons in the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) tiers tested the discriminability of the tests for different cognitive levels. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUROC) analyzed the power of ADAS-cog in predicting CDR 0.5 from CDR 0. Results: The Taiwan version of ADAS-cog had fair reliability between items (α = 0.727) and good correlations to MMSE (r = −0.673, p #x3c; 0.001) and MoCA (r = −0.746, p #x3c; 0.001). The normative data of MMSE, MoCA, and ADAS-cog showed ladder changes with age (p = 0.006, 0.001, and 0.437) and education (p #x3c; 0.001, #x3c;0.001, and #x3c;0.001) in the 150 nondemented older adults. Next, in the 170 mixed participants from the communities and the hospital, MMSE, MoCA, and ADAS-cog scores were well differentiable between CDR 0, 0.5, and 1. In addition, ADAS-cog discriminated CDR 0.5 from 0 by an AUROC of 0.827 (p #x3c; 0.001). Discussion/Conclusion: The three structured cognitive tests consistently reflect cognitive levels of healthy older adults. The Taiwan version of ADAS-cog is compatible with MMSE and MoCA to distinguish people with mildly impaired from normal cognition. In addition, this study derived MMSE, MoCA, and ADAS-cog norms tailored to demographic factors. The findings highlight the need for stratification of age and education rather than applying a fixed cutoff for defining normal and abnormal cognition.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 11:26:53 +020
       
  • Social Connectedness among Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents with
           Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Exploring Individual and Facility-Level
           Variation

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      Abstract: Introduction: This study sought to explore individual and facility-level variation in social connectedness among long-stay nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementias (ADRD). Methods: We identified 721,074 long-stay residents with ADRD using 2016 Minimum Data Set 3.0 data. Social connectedness was defined using the social connectedness index (SCI) (high: SCI = 5, lower: 0 #x3c; SCI ≤ 4). Adjusted odds ratios (aOR) provided estimates of the associations between resident-level and facility-level characteristics, and high SCI was derived from logistic models. Results: The SCI Cronbach’s alpha was 0.69; 78.6% had high SCI scores. Men were less likely than women to have higher SCI scores (aOR = 0.97; 95% CI: 0.97–0.98). Increasing age was associated with higher SCI scores (e.g., aOR [85–94 vs. 40–64 years]: 1.07; 95% CI: 1.06–1.07). Those with moderate cognitive impairment (aOR: 0.87) and severe cognitive impairment (aOR: 0.85) had reduced odds of SCI = 5 relative to those with mild/intact cognitive function. Residents living in homes with special care dementia units and with higher percentage of residents with dementia had decreased odds of high social connectedness. Discussion/Conclusion: Understanding resident- and nursing home-level variation in social connectedness may be important for targeting interventions that reduce isolation among residents with ADRD.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 10:49:09 +020
       
  • Factors Associated with Caregiver Burden and Depressive States among
           Family Caregivers of Patients Admitted due to Behavioral and Psychological
           Symptoms of Dementia

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      Abstract: Introduction: Among those caring for people with dementia (PwD) at home, more than 60% feel a caregiver burden (CB), and one in three are depressed. Reducing feelings of burden and depressive states in caregiving families will improve the living environment for PwD. However, very few studies have focused on effective methods and reducing feelings of burden and depressive states of caregivers. Thus, using data from a previous study, we aimed to determine the factors associated with perceived CB and depressive states experienced by caregivers for PwD with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) at home. Methods: We performed single regression analysis on 285 participants’ data to determine the association between each item and the Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview and Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale scores. We performed multiple regression analysis with variables considered in the single regression analysis as independent variables. Results: Severity of BPSD, caregivers’ subjective health status (SHS), time of caregiving, and depressive states were related to CB, and caregivers’ SHS and CB were related to depressive states. Conclusions: Similar to previous studies, we identified an association between family caregivers’ perceived CB and BPSD in PwD. Additionally, we found that caregivers’ SHS is commonly associated with both perceived CB and depressive states. This is a new finding. Our results suggest that interventions focusing on family caregivers’ health status can help not only to reduce family caregivers’ CB and depressive states but also stabilize patients’ symptoms and provide home-based care for a longer time.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:32:13 +020
       
  • Plasma Oxytocin Is Not Associated with Social Cognition or Behavior in
           Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Syndromes

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      Abstract: Introduction: Changes in social behavior and emotion processing are common in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and semantic dementia (SD), and less so in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Recent research has investigated oxytocin as a potential treatment for these symptoms; however, whether plasma oxytocin is associated with social-emotional symptoms of dementia remains underexplored. Methods: Thirty behavioral-variant FTD (bvFTD), 28 SD, 39 AD, and 24 controls underwent blood sampling to measure oxytocin. Participants completed an emotion processing battery. Carers completed the Cambridge Behavioral Inventory and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory. Results: Patients with bvFTD were severely impaired in emotion processing and behavioral ratings, with milder impairment in SD and AD. No difference in plasma oxytocin was observed between groups (p = 0.632). No significant associations were found between oxytocin and social behavior or emotion processing (r values between −0.241 and 0.227, all p values #x3e;0.099). Conclusion: Our results indicate that plasma oxytocin is not reduced in dementia and is unrelated to social, emotional, and behavioral features. We noted high interindividual variability in our data; hence, future investigations should consider methodological influences such as serum versus saliva and diurnal variation on oxytocin function. These results demonstrate that current measurement measures of plasma oxytocin have limited utility in determining the role of oxytocin in FTD. Alternative oxytocin measures may prove more sensitive and should be considered when conducting clinical trials.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 07:42:03 +020
       
  • Mental Health of Caregivers Working in Nursing Homes during the COVID-19
           Pandemic

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      Abstract: Introduction: There have been numerous reports of cluster outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in hospitals and nursing homes. Healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 experience mental health issues. Caregivers in nursing homes experienced increased psychological distress and concern about deterioration of their mental health. We conducted a large-scale web-based survey exploring mental health among caregivers working in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of identifying their support needs. Methods: Survey participants were caregivers working at 284 nursing homes in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. The survey period was from September 2020 to March 2021. Participants responded to a questionnaire covering gender, age, occupation, infections at facilities, infection protection, changes in nursing home users, cooperation with other medical institutions, and prejudice/discrimination. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used to evaluate participants’ depression and anxiety. Results: In total, 676 participants completed the survey; 350 (52.5%) were with anxiety symptoms and 378 (56.7%) were with depressive symptoms (scores exceeding the HADS cut-off points). The risk for anxiety was associated with being care worker or social worker. The risk of anxiety or depression was high when family caregivers’ mental state changed. Discussion/Conclusion: This study found that caregivers working in nursing homes were exposed to high levels of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic and were at high risk for developing depression and anxiety.
      Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:33:20 +020
       
 
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