The Mini-Mental State Exam, a simple tool for assessing cognitive function in older adults, compares well with and may be easier to use than other such available instruments.
First diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the patient could not tolerate antipsychotic meds.
Patients with mild-to-moderate forms of Alzheimer disease did not experience improvements in cognitive and functional decline after receiving omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid supplement.
Middle-aged people who smoke are more than twice as likely to develop dementia later in life than those who do not.
Caring for a patient with Alzheimers disease involves more than assessment and treatment. Education and legal issues must also be considered.