Linda C. W. Lam

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OBJECTIVES We reported the interim findings of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to examine the effects of a mind body physical exercise (Tai Chi) on cognitive function in Chinese subjects at risk of cognitive decline. SUBJECTS 389 Chinese older persons with either a Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR 0.5) or amnestic-MCI participated in an exercise program.(More)
The importance of the role of inflammation has been suggested in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine that may modulate the progression of the disease through the inhibition of the action of pro-inflammatory cytokines. In this study, three polymorphisms in the regulatory region of the IL-10(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the epistatic effect between haplotypes of glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK3B) gene and microtubule-associated protein Tau (MAPT) gene in Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS A genetic association study of three AD cohorts was made. Linear regression analyses were used to examine effects of MAPT polymorphisms on gene expression and(More)
Zinc, copper, and iron aggregate Aβ and accumulate in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) plaques. Some metals are increased in AD vs. control serum. The authors examined levels of 12 metals in serum of 44 AD and 41 control subjects. Zinc decreased from 12.3 to 10.9 μmol/L (means, p = 0.0007). Arsenic positively correlated with Mini-Mental State Examination score (p <(More)
Data on mental disorder prevalence and health service utilization required to inform healthcare management and planning are lacking in Hong Kong. The current study determined the prevalence of common mental disorders (CMD), and examined the patterns of mental health service utilization and associated factors. We analyzed data from the Hong Kong Mental(More)
This study examines the prevalence of dementia in elderly Chinese aged 70 years and older in Hong Kong using a two-phase design. In phase 1, 1,034 elderly were interviewed with the Cantonese version of the Mini-Mental State Examination. Those who scored below the cutoff points and a subsample of those with scores in the normal range were interviewed in(More)
BACKGROUND Agitated behaviours among persons with dementia are distressing to both patients and their caregivers. As pharmacological interventions may be limited by their potentially adverse effects, the use of complementary therapies for treatment of agitation has become more popular and aromatherapy is the fastest growing one. OBJECTIVES This study(More)
The memory profile of acute and chronic schizophrenic patients was examined according to the information processing model, with which encoding, retention and retrieval processes of these patients were compared. The effects of an external organizational strategy on their verbal learning and memory were also examined. Twenty chronic and 20 acute schizophrenic(More)
Over the past few years, a number of genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been proposed. IL-1beta gene polymorphism such as IL-1beta-511 and IL-1beta+3953 have been reported to be associated with the risk of AD in a number of studies in a Caucasian population. However, conflicting results have been reported recently which showed that(More)