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Detection, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease dementia stratified by severity as reported by caregivers in Japan

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2018
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Title
Detection, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease dementia stratified by severity as reported by caregivers in Japan
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2018
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s160591
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William Montgomery, Amir Goren, Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski, Tomomi Nakamura, Kaname Ueda

Abstract

Dementia of Alzheimer's disease (AD) imposes burdens on patients, caregivers, and society. This cross-sectional study examined caregiver-reported history of disease onset and AD dementia to inform efforts promoting early disease detection and diagnosis. An online survey collected self-reported cross-sectional data - demographic characteristics, diagnosis, treatment experiences, and other information on disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment - from caregivers of patients with AD dementia. These characteristics were examined as a function of AD dementia severity. Three hundred patients with AD dementia were trichotomized by long-term care insurance levels reported by caregivers: 12.3% (n=37) as low severity, 63.7% (n=191) as medium severity, and 24.0% (n=72) as high severity. The Short-Memory Questionnaire and patient dependency scores both varied significantly across severity groups. AD dementia symptoms were most frequently first detected by a caregiver (58.7%) or the patient's family (45.7%). However, in 13.7% of cases, symptoms were detected by a health care provider during a routine visit. Memory problems were the most frequent first symptoms (77.3%), followed by repetition (55.7%). Patients (73.7%) were taking symptomatic treatment such as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors or memantine. High-severity patients were older, had been diagnosed with AD dementia for a longer time, had more frequent reports of memory problems as the first symptoms detected, and required more hours of care per day, compared with low-severity patients. Caregivers and families play an integral role in the identification of AD dementia patients, with memory problems being common first symptoms noticed by caregivers that led to a diagnosis of AD dementia. These results provide novel insight into the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of AD dementia in Japan and how these factors differ across the spectrum of disease severity.

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Geographical breakdown

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 29%
Student > Postgraduate 1 14%
Student > Master 1 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 14%
Librarian 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 14%
Mathematics 1 14%
Computer Science 1 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 14%
Other 1 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 July 2018.
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#1,563,971
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#247
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#51,518
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Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#6
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