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Dementia Symptoms and Causes

Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with Dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. They may lose their ability to solve problems or control their emotions. Their personalities may change. They may become agitated or see things that are not there.

Memory loss is a common symptom of Dementia. However, memory loss by itself does not mean you have Dementia. People with Dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Although Dementia is common in very elderly people, it is not part of normal aging.

Many different diseases can cause Dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Drugs are available to treat some of these diseases. While these drugs cannot cure Dementia or repair brain damage, they may improve symptoms or slow down the disease.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Dementia Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Not yet recruiting Intervention Study to Improve Life and Care for People With Dementia and Their Caregivers in Primary Care
Condition: Dementia
Intervention: Other: Provision of a "Dementia Care Manager"
Outcome Measures: change in quality of life;   change in caregiver burden;   change in behavioral and psychological symptoms of Dementia;   change in medical treatment with antiDementia drugs;   reduction of potential inapropriate medication (PIM);   person with Dementia: change in activities of daily living;   person with Dementia: change in cognitive status;   person with Dementia: change in social support;   person with Dementia and caregiver: change in health status;   person with Dementia: change in utilization of health care resources;   person with Dementia: change in medication
2 Unknown  Dementia Early Recognition and Response in Primary Care
Condition: Dementia
Intervention: Other: Educational Dementia training
Outcome Measures: An increase in the proportion of patients with Dementia receiving two Dementia reviews per year, from 20% to 50%;   quality of life, met and unmet need in carers and/or people with Dementia;   documented concordance with intervention recommendations on recording disclosure decisions & consequences;   documented concordance with screening for depression;   documented concordance with referral to social services;   documented concordance with informing people with Dementia and their carers about relevant local voluntary organisations;   documented concordance with provision of legal information;   documented concordance with shared management of cholinesterase inhibitor medication
3 Unknown  Implementation Study of Dementia Guidelines in Primary Care
Condition: Dementia
Intervention: Procedure: Dementia Training Program
Outcome Measures: Number of Dementia diagnoses and cognitive assessments during 9 months;   Accuracy tot Dementia guidelines, GP and nurse knowlegde and attitude and competence regarding Dementia. Patient satisfaction, caregiver burden and satisfaction
4 Not yet recruiting Improving Well-being and Health for People With Dementia
Condition: Dementia
Interventions: Other: Optimised WHELD intervention;   Other: Treatment as usual
Outcome Measures: Quality of Life (DEMQOL-proxy);   Quality of life in late - stage Dementia (QUALID);   Global Deterioration Scale (GDS).;   Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI);   Neuropsychiatric Inventory nursing home version (NPI-NH);   Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD);   The Abbey Pain Scale;   Camberwell Assessment of Need for the Elderly (CANE Version IV);   Quality of Interaction Scale (QUIS);   Sheffield Care Environment Assessment Matrix (SCEAM);   Client Service Receipt Inventory (CSRI)
5 Unknown  Multidisciplinary Intervention for Challenging Behaviour (Agitation) in Patients With Dementia
Condition: Dementia
Intervention: Behavioral: Psychosocial intervention
Outcome Measures: Agitation measured by the C-MAI (The Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory);   The Cornell scale for depression in Dementia (CSDD);   Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI ) which measures neuropsychiatric symptoms and behaviour;   Lawton's self-maintenance scale (Lawton and Brody 1969), which measures function in activities of daily living (ADL);   Quality of life in Alzheimers's Disease (QUALID) (Weiner et al. 2000), which measures quality of life;   Staff measures: Psychosocial factors in work life will be measured by a scale developed by Sund (1992).;   Use of antipsychotic drugs;   Staff measures:P-cat:Person-centered Care Assessment Tool
6 Recruiting Study of Factors Influencing Post-stroke Dementia
Conditions: Cerebrovascular Disorders;   Dementia
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Dementia occurrence;   Dementia occurrence and cognitive impairment;   Dementia occurence and cognitive impairment;   cognitive impairment
7 Not yet recruiting Driving in Mild Dementia Decision Tool
Condition: Dementia
Intervention: Other: Driving in Mild Dementia Decision Tool
Outcome Measures: Number of patients reported to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation;   The number of "false positives", i.e. number of patients reported to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation as potentially being unsafe drivers who are deemed by expert consensus to be safe drivers.;   Number of recommendations given for specialized on-road testing;   Quality of Doctor-Patient Relationship
8 Recruiting Reducing Agitation in People With Dementia: the Customized Activity Trial
Condition: Dementia
Interventions: Behavioral: Tailored Activity Program;   Other: Home Safety and Education Program
Outcome Measures: Frequency of Agitated Behavior in person with Dementia;   Frequency of agitated behaviors and quality of life in person with Dementia;   Caregiver wellbeing and time spent providing care;   Cost effectiveness
9 Recruiting The Primary Care - Dementia Assessment and Treatment Algorithm
Conditions: Dementia;   Alzheimer's Disease
Intervention: Other: PC-DATA tool
Outcome Measures: Change in number of Dementia care process quality indicators achieved.;   Impact on learning and knowledge application;   Client-centred care
10 Recruiting Observational Study on Determinants of Dementia After Stroke
Conditions: Ischemic Stroke;   Hemorrhagic Stroke
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Dementia occurrence;   cognitive impairment
11 Unknown  Preventing Aggression In Veterans With Dementia (PAVED) - Telephone Sub-Study With Rural Veterans
Conditions: Dementia;   Pain
Intervention: Behavioral: Preventing Aggression in Veterans with Dementia (PAVeD)
Outcome Measure: Incidence of Aggression
12 Recruiting Volunteers Adding Life in Dementia
Conditions: Dementia;   Alzheimer Disease;   Behavior
Intervention: Behavioral: Volunteers Adding Life in Dementia (VALID) Program
Outcome Measures: Change in Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) score;   Clinically significant reduction in agitation;   Remission of neuropsychiatric symptoms;   Change in Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) score;   Change in depression symptoms (Cornell Depression in Dementia Rating Scale);   Dementia Quality of Life (DemQoL) Scale;   Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGI-C);   Use and dose of required medication;   Short form health survey;   Change in Modified Nursing Care Assessment Scale score
13 Recruiting Indiana University Dementia Screening Trial
Conditions: Dementia;   Alzheimer's Disease;   Mild Cognitive Impairment
Intervention: Behavioral: Collaborative Dementia Care Program
Outcome Measures: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL);   Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9);   Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7);   Health Care Utilization;   Advanced Care Planning
14 Unknown  Study of Escitalopram Versus Placebo in the Treatment of Depressive Syndrome in Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, and Mixed Vascular and Alzheimer’s Dementia
Condition: Depressive Syndrome
Intervention: Drug: Escitalopram
Outcome Measures: Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) total score;   Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI; Cohen-Mansfield et al. 1989)
15 Recruiting Clinical Characteristics of Dementias That Occur Remotely After Traumatic Brain Injury in Retired Military Personnel
Conditions: Dementia;   Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI);   Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI);   Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE);   Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Prevalence of Dementia or MCI in the two groups (TBI versus no TBI);   Characterization of the types of Dementia or MCI that occur in the two groups (TBI or no TBI)
16 Recruiting Resource Use and Disease Course in Dementia (REDIC)
Conditions: Neurodegenerative Diseases;   Dementia
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Cost of Dementia;   The course of neuropsychiatric symptoms;   Quality of Life;   Prescription of medication;   DNA polymorphism;   Organizational factors of the nursing homes
17 Recruiting Young Onset Dementia - the Difficult Diagnosis and the Stressful Life for the Whole Family
Conditions: Frontotemporal Dementia;   Alzheimer's Disease.
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Quality of life;   Change from baseline in quality of life at 12 months;   Change from baseline in quality of life at 24 months;   Specific needs;   Use of healthcare resources;   Cognition;   Neuropsychiatric symptoms;   Activities of Daily Living (ADL);   Relative's stress
18 Unknown  Lighthouse Project on Dementia, Ulm, Germany
Condition: Dementia
Intervention: Behavioral: advice (e.g. medical and social aspects, care, support at home, residential advice, legal aspects, demonstration of help and support for the relatives)
Outcome Measures: Quality of life;   health economical effects, progress of disease, level of evidence based on diagnosis, institutionalization, hospitalization, using support possibilities, use of drugs
19 Recruiting Delta-THC in Dementia
Conditions: Behavioural Disturbances;   Pain;   Dementia;   Alzheimer's Dementia;   Vascular Dementia
Interventions: Drug: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-THC);   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Acetaminophen
Outcome Measures: Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI);   Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate Dutch version (PACSLAC-D);   Caregiver Clinical Global Impression of Change (CCGIC);   Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI);   Quality of Life-Alzheimer's Disease Scale (QoL-AD);   Barthel Index;   Paired Associates Learning test Wechsler Memory Scale Revised(PAL WMS-R);   Safety assessments;   Verbal Rating Scale (VRS)
20 Unknown  Evaluating the Effects of Music Interventions on Hospitalised People With Dementia
Conditions: Dementia;   Alzheimer's Disease;   Dementia, Vascular;   Lewy Body Disease
Intervention: Procedure: Music Therapy
Outcome Measures: Mini Mental State Examination: baseline cf. post intervention scores.;   Hierarchic Dementia Scale: baseline cf. post intervention scores.;   Geriatric Depression Scale: baseline cf. post intervention scores.;   Note: post intervention measures taken within 24 hours of final therapeutic intervention session;   EEG fast/slow ratio: baseline cf. post intervention scores.;   EEG Coherence: baseline cf. post intervention scores.;   EEG evoked potentials:baseline cf. post intervention scores.