author={A. Burns and S. Iliffe},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
13 Citations
Diagnosing dementia in the Arctic: translating tools and developing and validating an algorithm for assessment of impaired cognitive function in Greenland Inuit
Small town residents with a Mini-Cog score of 3 or lower should be referred to a regional hospital for RUDAS, and a score of 23 or less should cause referral to the national hospital for a full work-up of cognitive function. Expand
Evaluation of a multi-component, non-pharmacological intervention to prevent and reduce sleep disturbances in people with dementia living in nursing homes (MoNoPol-sleep): study protocol for a cluster-randomized exploratory trial
It is expected that the intervention will reduce the prevalence of sleep problems in people with dementia, thus not only improving the quality of life for people with Alzheimer's disease, but also relieving the burden on nursing staff caused by sleep problems. Expand
Meat consumption and risk of incident dementia: cohort study of 493,888 UK Biobank participants
Processed-meat consumption is highlighted as a potential risk factor for incident dementia, independent of the APOE ε4 allele, although for processed meat, higher consumption categories were associated with increased risks. Expand
Older Adults in Hospitals: Health Promotion When Hospitalized
The population of older adults (≥60 years) is currently growing. Thus, in the years to come it is expected that a high proportion of patients hospitalized will be in the older age range. In westernExpand
Association between cognitive quotient test score and hippocampal volume: a novel, rapid application-based screening tool
In this analysis of 418 participants, the score of newly developed CQ test was correlated with hippocampus volume, and there was a moderate correlation between the scoring systems and hippocampal volume. Expand
Fear of memory loss predicts increased memory failures and lower quality of life in older adults: preliminary findings from a fear-avoidance of memory loss (FAM) scale.
A preliminary fear-avoidance model is proposed that explains the development and maintenance of dementia-related functional disability in terms of psychological processes. Expand
MIRA – A Gaze-based Serious Game for Continuous Estimation of Alzheimer's Mental State
This work proposes a playful cognitive assessment method based on the antisaccade task, and presents a statistically significant correlation between the game outcome scores and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) score, the golden standard for the analysis of executive functions in early Alzheimer's disease. Expand
Nurses’ burden caused by sleep disturbances of nursing home residents with dementia: multicenter cross-sectional study
There is a need to develop effective interventions for sleep problems and to train nurses how to deal with residents’ sleep disturbances, as nurses report burden associated with sleep disturbances as common problem. Expand