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Developing a dementia treatment tool for caregivers

Developing a dementia treatment tool for caregivers

June 11, 2013

Aside from memory loss and cognitive impairments, often the most difficult aspect of caring for people with dementia is treating their disruptive changes in behavior. With no reliable medications to treat them and limited information for caregivers regarding alternative therapies, these behavior changes are frequently the source of increased upset,

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U-M dementia study named to journal’s top 10 list

U-M dementia study named to journal’s top 10 list

March 18, 2013

Journal Watch Psychiatry has named a University of Michigan Health System study as one of the top 10 stories of 2012. The study – whose lead author is Helen C. Kales, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the U-M Medical School and researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System – evaluated

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Antipsychotics routinely used for dementia patients despite warnings

Antipsychotics routinely used for dementia patients despite warnings

August 16, 2011

Antipsychotic medications are routinely prescribed to older patients with Parkinson’s disease, a pattern that has remained steady despite a warning from the Food and Drug Administration about the risk of death in elderly adults with dementia.  This finding comes from a study published in the Archives

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