Alzheimer’s Disease- September 2011


This fact sheet provides an overview of recent evidence relevant to Alzheimer’s Disease information on

how the “Outreach Librarian Service” can support you to keep up-to-date .


Selected Evidence



Cognitive enhancers provide some benefits in patients with moderate to severe

Alzheimer’s disease

Drugs & Therapy Perspectives, 2011: 27(4) 9-12



Collaborative project to co-ordinate care for patients with dementia

Nursing Management, May 2011: 18(2) 27-31


Archer T

Physical exercise alleviates debilities of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 2011: 123(4) 221-238


Aznar S & Knudsen GM

Depression and Alzheimer’s disease: Is stress the initiating factor in a common

neuropathological cascade?

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2011: 23(2) 177-193


Ballard C, Gauthier S, Corbett A & Brayne C

Three stages of Alzheimer’s disease

The Lancet, 30 April 2011: 377(9776) 1465


Barnes DE & Yaffe K

The projected effect of risk factor reduction on Alzheimer’s disease prevalence

The Lancet Neurology, August 2011: 10(11) 819-828


Bergvall N, Brinck P, Eek D, & Gustavasson A

Relative importance of patient disease indicators on informal care and caregiver burden in

Alzheimer’s disease

International Psychogeriatrics, February 2011: 23(1) 73-85


Biondi E

Prescription of lipophilic statins to Alzheimer’s disease patients: Some controversies to


Neurological Sciencies, 2011: 32(2) 195-201


Bittner EA, Yun Y & Zhongcong X

Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, February 2011: 58(2) 216-223


Chang JY, Tsai PF, Beck, C & Jody L

The effect of Tai Chi on cognition in elders with cognitive impairment

Medical/Surgical Nursing, March/April 2011: 674-676


Crean S, Ward A, Mercaldi CJ & Collins JM

Apolipoprotein E 4 prevelance in Alzheimer,s disease patients varies across global popu-

lations: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 2011: 31(1) 20-30


Duyckaerts C

Disentangling Alzheimer’s disease

The Lancet Neurology, September 2011: 10(9) 774-775


Eckerstrap AP, GM C, Ollson E, Klasson, N & Bjerke M

High white matter lesion load is associated with hippocampal atrophy in mild cognitive


Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, March 2011: 31(2) 132-138


Fang Y

Guiding research and practice: A conceptual model for aerobic exercise training in

Alzheimer’s disease

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Diseases   & other Dementias, May 2011: 26(3) 184-194


Flanagan NM

Driving and dementia: What nurses need to know.

Journal of Gerontological Nursing, August 2011: 37(8) 10-13


Flirski M, Sobow T & Kloszewska I

Behavioral genetics of Alzheimer’s disease: A comprehensive review

Archives of Medical Science, 2011: 7(2) 195-210


Hollingworth P, Harold D, Jones L, Owen MJ & Williams J

Alzheimer’s disease genetics: Current knowledge and future challenges

International Journal Geriatric Psychiatry, August 2011: 26(8) 870-880


Humpel C

Chronic mild cerebrovascular dysfunction as a cause for Alzheimer’s disease?

Experimental Gerentology, 2011: 46(4) 225-232


Murray M, Graff-Radford N & Owen A

Neuropathologically defined subtypes of Alzheimer’s disease with distinct clinical

characteristics: A retrospective study

The Lancet neurology, September 2011: 10(9) 785-786


Padillia R

Effectiveness of interventions designed to modify the activity demands of the occupa-

tions of self-care and leisure for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2011: 65(5) 523-531


Rosness TA, Haugen PK & Engedal K

The clinical dementia rating scale could be helpful in differentiating frontemporal de-

mentia from Alzheimer’s disease

American Journal Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, June 2011: 26(4) 273-281


Salami O, Lyketsos C & Rao V

Treatment of sleep disturbance in Alzheimer’s dementia

International Journal Geriatric Psychiatry, August 2011: 26(8) 793-802


Salamanca S

Treatment guidelines for Alzheimer’s type dementia

Nurse Practitioner’s, June 2011: 14(6) 47-55


Tomljenovic L

Aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease: After a century of controversy, is there a

plausible link?

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2011: 23(4) 567-598


Weitzel T, Robinson S, Barnes MR & Tammy A

The special needs of hospitalized patients with dementia

Medical/Surgical Nursing, January/February 2011: 20(1) 13-19


Yamaguchi H, Maki T & Takahashi K

Rehabilitation for dementia using enjoyable video-sports games

International Psychogeriatrics, May 2011: 674-676




How can I help you?


Literature search service

I can offer an expert, in-depth literature search service to help you locate the evidence on any health

related topic.



If you want to learn to navigate the wealth of available online healthcare information and how to

search  databases more effectively, the ‘Trust trainer’ can offer timetabled hands-on training sessions

or can      provide customised one-to-one support. Telephone: 0121 424 0583 or email:

[email protected]


Current awareness services

If you need to keep up-to-date on a particular topic I can advise on suitable RSS feeds and help you

set up article alerts from the major healthcare databases.


Online resources

Whilst many good quality resources are freely available, most full-text journals and the main biblio-

graphic databases (e.g. Medline and CINAHL) require an Athens username and password. To regis-

ter for an Athens login go to      or


The Library web pages contain detailed information about library services and training opportunities,

online  request  and registration forms     and several   guides   on key online resources     and evidence-

based websites at



The Outreach Librarian is located in the education centre at Heartlands Hospital, on the first floor,

next to the Library.