Cadja Bachmann

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CONTEXT Subjective memory impairment (SMI) is receiving increasing attention as a pre-mild cognitive impairment (MCI) condition in the course of the clinical manifestation of Alzheimer disease (AD). OBJECTIVES To determine the risk for conversion to any dementia, dementia in AD, or vascular dementia by SMI, graded by the level of SMI-related worry and by(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the costs of care for community-dwelling dementia patients with the costs of care for dementia patients living in nursing homes from the societal perspective. DESIGN Cross-sectional bottom-up cost of illness study nested within the multicenter German AgeCoDe-cohort. SETTING Community and nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS One hundred(More)
BACKGROUND Depression among the elderly is an important public health issue. The aims of this study were to report the prevalence of depression and to determine the impact of socio-demographic variables, functional impairment and medical diagnoses, lifestyle factors, and mild cognitive impairment on depression as part of the German Study on Ageing,(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse predictors of costs in dementia from a societal perspective in a longitudinal setting. METHOD Healthcare resource use and costs were assessed retrospectively using a questionnaire in four waves at 6-month intervals in a sample of dementia patients (N = 175). Sociodemographic data, dementia severity and comorbidity at baseline,(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevailing opinion in the literature that disclosing the diagnosis of dementia to patients is important is not always put into practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between GPs and specialists (neurologists and psychiatrists) in the German ambulatory care system concerning the disclosure of the diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop learning objectives for a core communication curriculum for all health care professions and to survey the acceptability and suitability of the curriculum for undergraduate European health care education. METHODS Learning objectives for a Health Professions Core Communication Curriculum (HPCCC) in undergraduate education were developed(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the diagnostic accuracy of the Total Score of the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease neuropsychological assessment battery (CERAD-NP) both for cross-sectional discrimination of Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia and short-term prediction of incident AD dementia. DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study with two(More)
OBJECTIVE to determine incidence and predictors of late-life depression. METHODS this is a 3-year observational cohort study of 3,214 non-demented patients aged 75 and over completing three waves of assessment. The patients were recruited in 138 primary care practices in six urban areas in Germany. Depressive symptoms were measured at baseline, and 18(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Communication is object of increasing attention in the health professions. Teaching communication competencies should already begin in undergraduate education or pre-registration training. The aim of this project was to translate the Health Professions Core Communication Curriculum (HPCCC), an English catalogue of learning objectives,(More)
A variant within the clusterin gene has been recently associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) in genome wide association studies. Here we tested the association of the respective single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs11136000) with plasma concentration of clusterin in 67 AD subjects and 191 cognitively unimpaired elderly individuals. We(More)