Alzheimer’s Disease

Caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients and factors influencing institutionalization of loved ones: some considerations on existing literature.

Sansoni J, Anderson KH, Varona LM, Varela G. Ann Ig. 2013 May-Jun;25(3):235-46. doi: 10.7416/ai.2013.1926. SOURCE:  Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Nursing Research Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy – School of Nursing, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA – School of Nursing, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. Background: Informal caring or […]

Read More »»

Weight loss in adults with Down syndrome and with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease.

An association between weight loss and Alzheimer’s disease has been established in the general population but little information is available regarding this association in people with intellectual disabilities. A 4-year longitudinal study of adults with Down syndrome with and without Alzheimer’s disease was undertaken. Age-associated weight loss was seen in virtually all older adults with […]

Read More »»