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BACKGROUND Not all cognitively impaired people have dementia, but those who do not meet current criteria for dementia have received little study. We report a comprehensive estimate of the prevalence of "cognitive impairment, no dementia" (CIND) in an elderly population. METHODS The Canadian Study of Health and Aging gathered population representation(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive decline among seniors is a pressing health care issue. Specific exercise training may combat cognitive decline. We compared the effect of once-weekly and twice-weekly resistance training with that of twice-weekly balance and tone exercise training on the performance of executive cognitive functions in senior women. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Informing patients and families about the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a complex ethical and practical issue. This qualitative study explores the psychosocial impact of disclosing a diagnosis of AD on patients and family members. METHODS This study identified 14 patients and their accompanying family members undergoing a(More)
Online social media is widespread, easily accessible and attracts a global audience with a widening demographic. As a large proportion of adults now seek health information online and through social media applications, communication about health has become increasingly interactive and dynamic. Online health information has the potential to significantly(More)
The early detection of dementia carries implications for clinical management for patients and their families and is of utmost concern if an effective pharmacological treatment is to be found. The utility of an enhanced cued recall paradigm for predicting dementia in a group of elderly subjects was examined. Forty-five subjects referred for clinical(More)
Standardization of diagnostic procedures for cognitive impairment in large epidemiologic surveys remains difficult. This paper reports results of diagnostic standardization in a subsample of 2,914 elderly (age 65 years+) Canadians from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA; n = 10,263). The objectives were to measure the consistency of the CSHA(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether the core symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) consistently predict patient self-rated quality of life (QOL) as assessed by a variety of QOL measures in a large national sample of AD patients. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Fifteen dementia and geriatric clinics across Canada. PARTICIPANTS Community-living patients with AD(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess whether the core symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) and caregiver factors consistently predict family caregiver ratings of patient quality of life (QOL) as assessed by a variety of QOL measures in a large national sample. DESIGN : Cross-sectional. SETTING Fifteen dementia and geriatric clinics across Canada. PARTICIPANTS : Family(More)
Fourteen patients who had clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease with mild to severe dementia (mean age 69.1 years) were evaluated by calculation of local cerebral metabolic rate for glucose (LCMR-gl) based on uptake of 18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG) detected with positron emission tomography (PET). PET scanning showed that the patients had(More)
Positron emission tomographic (PET) data on local cerebral metabolic rates for glucose (LCMR) are reported for 32 regions of interest (ROI)s in cross-sectional studies on 57 patients with clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease (AD) and 20 neurologically normal controls, and in serial studies on 13 of the AD cases, including a familial, young-onset case(More)