Katharina V Reichelt

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BACKGROUND Behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia are frequent and are a major management problem, especially for patients with severe cognitive impairment. Preliminary reports have indicated positive effects of aromatherapy using select essential oils, but there are no adequately powered placebo-controlled trials. We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) are a common reason for placement in long term care and are often associated with indiscriminate prescription of psychotropic medication. AIMS To determine the prevalence of BPSD in care environments, their relationship with severity of dementia and the pattern of psychotropic(More)
BACKGROUND Behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) are common and distressing for patients and caregivers, but little is known about the natural history of these symptoms, particularly among patients in care facilities. This information is essential for informed clinical management. We report a 1-year follow-up study of the prevalence,(More)
Despite growing demands for effective training there remains a lack of convincing evaluations. Reviews of the training literature specify the need for multiple measures, homogeneous therapies, generalization assessments and longitudinal designs. The present analysis responds by evaluating the training of 20 mental health professionals in cognitive therapy(More)
Many people with dementia reside in care facilities. Little is known about how key parameters impact upon their quality of life (QOL). All 209 people with dementia in six facilities received a standardized assessment (Neuropsychiatric Inventory [NPI], Barthel Scale, psychotropic drugs). One hundred twelve residents were assessed using Dementia Care Mapping,(More)
BACKGROUND The quality of care and overuse of neuroleptic medication in care environments are major issues in the care of elderly people with dementia. METHOD The quality of care (Dementia Care Mapping), the severity of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms (BPSD--Neuropsychiatric Inventory), expressive language skills (Sheffield Acquired Language(More)
Polyphenol-rich plant extracts have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity against oral pathogen-induced cytokine release in model systems of inflammation. Here, it was hypothesized that a flavanone-rich extract of E. angustifolium exhibits an anti-inflammatory potential against endotoxin-induced inflammatory response in human gingival fibroblasts(More)
Starting from previous structure-activity relationship studies of taste modifiers based on homoeriodictyol, dihydrochalcones, deoxybenzoins, and trans-3-hydroxyflavones as obvious analogues were investigated for their masking effect against caffeine. The most active compounds of the newly investigated taste modifiers were phloretin, the related(More)
The identification of flavor modulating compounds, for example, bitter masking or sweet enhancing compounds, in complex mixtures such as botanical extracts or food preparations is difficult and time- and work-intensive. To accelerate this process, an improved screening method was developed on the basis of the separation of complex matrixes by the so-called(More)