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Six Amazing Drugs in Development

Reposted with permission from Gap Medics At any one time, there are hundreds of drugs being developed around the world. Some of them could change Read More

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Dementia Tops AIDS As No. 7 Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide, According To WHO

Bloomberg: Dementia Joins Ranks of Top Global Killers With No Drug in Sight “Dementia has unseated AIDS as one of the world’s top killers, new figures from the World Health Organization show, as drugmakers struggle to either curb or cure it. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia killed 1.54 million people in 2015, more…More

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PLOS Medicine Podcast episode 2: Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe

PLOS Medicine’s Associate Editor Tom McBride interviews Bruce Miller, Guest Editor for our Special Issue on Dementia, in the first of two podcasts. ; Dr. Bruce Miller is the Director of the Memory and Aging Center at

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Dementia across the lifespan and around the globe—Pathophysiology, prevention, treatment, and…

The PLOS Medicine Editors announce a Special Issue on Dementia to be guest edited by Dr. Carol Brayne and Dr. Bruce Miller. Submissions are now being accepted ahead of the deadline of September 30. PLOS

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The Alzheimer Disease International Conference 2016 – “Think Global, Act Local”

Members of the World Young Leaders in Dementia reflect on the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference. The Alzheimer Disease International Conference 2016 (ADI 2016) took place in Budapest (22 – 21 April 2016) and was open

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How does dementia onset in parents influence unmarried adult children’s wealth

Publication date: March 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 152 Author(s): Kanika Arora There is a growing concern that long-term care (LTC) needs of older adults lead to negative financial consequences for their family members.

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Knowledge management in dementia care networks: a qualitative analysis of successful…

Stakeholders involved in community dementia support services often work on their own and without coordination with other services.

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Dementia in the USA: state variation in prevalence

Background The number of dementia patients will increase over the next decades.

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@PLOSMedicine: Dementia Guidelines, COIs + Dz Definitions, Cervical Cancer Neglect

This week PLOS Medicine publishes the following new articles: Image Credit: Dierk Schaefer, Flickr Ethical issues are important for clinical practice guidelines (CPG) to address, for the medical profession to understand how to approach patient care, and for patients, their relatives, and the general public seeking information and advice. Daniel Strech and colleagues find that twelve national dementia CPGs include only half of 31 ethical issues identified as important in patient care. The study suggests that, although clinical practice guidelines are meant to improve standards through evidence-based information on benefits and harms, clinical practice guideline development manuals worldwide fail to address how to include disease-specific ethical issues. Ray Moynihan and colleagues assess expert members of panels making decisions about definitions or diagnostic criteria for common conditions in the US, which were published in heathcare guidelines, and report that most members had industry ties.

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Adapting to Meet the Health Needs of Elderly with Dementia

One of the main health challenges for the elderly in Africa are non-communicable diseases such as dementia, but current health systems are not designed to meet such chronic care needs. Dementia is set to become a major problem for African countries. The World Alzheimer report 2011, from Alzheimer’s Disease International, estimated that by 2050 the number of people living with dementia would rise from 36 million to 115 million. The proportion living in low- and middle-income countries would rise from 58% to 71%, and African countries are part of the list. According to World Health Organization (WHO), health systems in Africa, need to adapt to meet the chronic care needs of the elderly as the shift to aging populations gathers pace in low- and middle-income countries in the world.

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