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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: Dementia

Dementia current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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June 2024

20‐year depressive symptoms, dementia, and structural neuropathology in older women 10.1002/alz.13781

The ABC's of Alzheimer risk gene ABCA7 10.1002/alz.13805

Age of Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in people with Down syndrome and associated factors: results from the Horizon 21 European Down syndrome consortium 10.1002/alz.13779

Alzheimer's disease drug development pipeline: 2024 10.1002/trc2.12465

Brain artery diameters and risk of dementia and stroke 10.1002/alz.13712

Clinical value of Alzheimer's disease biomarker testing 10.1002/trc2.12464

Dementia prevention and treatment: a narrative review 10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.8522

Dementias Platform UK: bringing genetics into life 10.1002/alz.13782

Early detection of diseases causing dementia using digital navigation and gait measures: a systematic review of evidence 10.1002/alz.13716

Equine-assisted services for people living with dementia: a systematic review 10.1186/s13195-024-01453-4

Gene networks and systems biology in Alzheimer's disease: insights from multi‐omics approaches 10.1002/alz.13790

The impact of incident stroke on cognitive trajectories in later life 10.1186/s13195-024-01479-8

Is use of psychedelic drugs a risk or protective factor for late-life cognitive decline? 10.1177/23337214241250108

Mapping racial and ethnic healthcare disparities for persons living with dementia: a scoping review 10.1002/alz.13612

Matrix remodeling enzymes as potential fluid biomarkers of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease 10.3390/ijms25115703

Minimal clinically important difference in Alzheimer's disease: rapid review 10.1002/alz.13770

Multiple adverse outcomes associated with antipsychotic use in people with dementia: population based matched cohort study 10.1136/bmj-2023-076268

Occupational and domestic exposure associations with cerebral small vessel disease and vascular dementia: a systematic review and meta‐analysis 10.1002/alz.13647

Risk of conversion to mild cognitive impairment or dementia among subjects with amyloid and tau pathology: a systematic review and meta-analysis 10.1186/s13195-024-01455-2


Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Apr-May); Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions (Apr-Jun); Alzheimer's Research and Therapy (Apr-May); BMJ, The (17th Apr); Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (Apr-May); International Journal of Molecular Sciences (May); JAMA Internal Medicine (May)

April 2024

Attitudes towards assisted dying in dementia 10.1177/00302228211063297

Biomarker changes during 20 years preceding Alzheimer’s disease 10.1056/NEJMoa2310168

Evaluation of racial and ethnic heterogeneity in the associations of sleep quality and sleep apnea risk with cognitive function and cognitive decline 10.1002/trc2.12441  

Gut microbiota and its metabolites in Alzheimer’s disease: from pathogenesis to treatment 10.7717/peerj.17061

The HOMESIDE Study—a research project to support people living with dementia and their family caregivers: preliminary report on reading intervention 10.1177/233372142412391

The impact of age-related hearing loss on working memory among older individuals: An event-related potential study 10.1159/000538109

Knowledge gaps in end-of-life family caregiving for persons living with dementia 10.1177/10499091231176298

Live discharge of hospice patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias 10.1177/10499091231168401

Models for delivery and co‐ordination of primary or secondary health care (or both) to older adults living in aged care facilities (Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD013880.pub2

Molecular mechanisms linking osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease: shared pathways, mechanisms and breakthrough prospects 10.3390/ijms25053044

Occupational complexity of paid work and housework, and its impact on the cognitive performance in community dwelling older adults, preliminary results 10.1590/1980-5764-DN-2023-0038

Population-level interventions for the primary prevention of dementia: a complex evidence review 10.1016/j.eclinm.2024.102538

Primary microgliopathy presenting as degenerative dementias: A case series of novel gene mutations from India 10.1159/000538145

Progression analysis versus traditional methods to quantify slowing of disease progression in Alzheimer’s disease 10.1186/s13195-024-01413-y

Psychological therapies for depression in older adults residing in long‐term care settings 10.1002/14651858.CD013059.pub2

Relationship between cognitive impairment and depression among middle aged and older adults in primary care 10.1177/233372142312142

Sex matters in the association between cardiovascular health and incident dementia: evidence from real world data 10.1186/s13195-024-01406-x


Alzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions (Jan-Mar); Alzheimer's Research and Therapy (Mar); American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, The (Feb-Mar); Cochrane Library (Mar); Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra (Mar); Dementia and Neuropsychologia (Feb-Mar); eClinicalMedicine (Apr); Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine (Mar); International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Mar); NEJM (22nd Feb); OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying (Feb); PeerJ (Mar)  

February 2024

Assessment, diagnosis, care and support for people with dementia and their carers (new SIGN guideline 168)

Association between clinical dementia rating and clinical outcomes in Alzheimer's disease DOI: 10.1002/dad2.12522

Can residents with late-stage dementia still engage? DOI: 10.1177/15333175241228

Dementia incidence trend in England and Wales, 2002–19, and projection for dementia burden to 2040: analysis of data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(23)00214-1

Diet patterns and cognitive performance in a UK Female Twin Registry (TwinsUK) DOI: 10.1186/s13195-024-01387-x

Evaluating in-home assistive technology for dementia caregivers DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2023.2169652

The experiences of people living with dementia and their care partners participating in an online therapeutic songwriting program DOI: 10.1177/14713012231224069

Exploring the interplay between dementia, multiple health conditions and couplehood: A qualitative evidence review and meta-ethnography DOI: 10.1177/14713012231214017

Iatrogenic Alzheimer’s disease in recipients of cadaveric pituitary-derived growth hormone DOI: 10.1038/s41591-023-02729-2

Interest in genetic susceptibility testing and disclosure of AD dementia risk in cognitively normal adults: a survey study DOI: 10.1186/s13195-023-01364-w

'A lot of people think it's just a Mickey Mouse role': Role ambiguity among dementia support workers within secondary care and community hospital settings DOI: 10.1177/14713012231220461

Racial differences in clinical presentation in individuals diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.3093

The relationship at the heart of the experience of daughter caregivers of a parent with dementia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis DOI: 10.1177/14713012231220223

Setting individualised goals for people living with dementia and their family carers DOI: 10.1177/14713012231222309

Stimulation of TREM2 with agonistic antibodies—an emerging therapeutic option for Alzheimer's disease DOI: 10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00247-8

Vascular cognitive impairment: When memory loss is not the biggest challenge DOI: 10.1177/14713012231214299

Sources used: Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring (Jan-Mar); Alzheimer's Research and Therapy (Jan, Feb); American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and  Other Dementias (Jan); Clinical Gerontologist (Jan, Feb); Dementia (Jan, Feb); JAMA Neurology (Nov); Lancet Neurology, The (Nov); Lancet Public Health, The (Nov); SIGN website (Nov)