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Painful spine jab could help spot dementia

Thousands of patients could soon be sent for a controversial ‘spinal tap’ to check whether they have dementia instead of being asked questions such as who is the Prime Minister.
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Conclusion: Our patient had no further symptoms besides loss of visual acuity, which is rare in patients with VWMD of the same age and genetic mutation.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
Conclusion: The variable clinical findings associated with the S170F mutation highlight the relevance of atypical phenotypes in the context of research and under a clinical perspective. CSF sampling and detection of A β species may be essential to indicate AD pathology in unclear cases presenting with cognitive and motor symptoms at a younger age.Neurodegener Dis 2018;18:57-68
Source: Neurodegenerative Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Heavy alcohol use is the most important preventable risk factor in the onset of all types of dementia, according to a large study conducted in France.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Royall DR, Palmer RF Abstract The "δ" (for "dementia") is a latent dementia phenotype that can be constructed by a unique confirmatory bifactor model in a structural equation model framework. Because it is derived from Spearman's general intelligence factor, "g," δ can be constructed from any cognitive battery. This may allow for accurate dementia case-finding by telephone and in the absence of expert clinical evaluation or review. The authors constructed a new δ homolog in a large ethnically diverse convenience sample: the Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care...
Source: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Sandy Cambron, 69, and her husband Wayne have delivered more than 200 dolls to nursing homes in Louisville, Kentucky, despite controversy over the effectiveness of doll therapy.
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Study of over 1 million people diagnosed with dementia in France reveals biggest avoidable risk factor. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: Self-Acceptance Practices For Emotional Healing Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alcohol Source Type: blogs
What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?
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___ RFA Now Open: CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative release): “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications to join the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative initiative to increase understanding of the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders. Applications are being accepted for two funding mechanisms: CZI Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards: investigator awards for early career academic investigators, especially those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration CZI Collaborative Science Awards: awards for small group ...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Chan Zuckerberg Chan Zuckerberg Initiative computational machine-learning neurodegeneration Neurodegeneration Challenge Network neurodegenerative disorders Source Type: blogs
(Natural News) Aerobic exercise, such as taking a brisk walk, each day can help protect the brain from cognitive decline, according to a recent study. In the U.S., approximately 50 million people are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the country, or other forms of dementia. A team of researchers...
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Conclusion: A relevant reduction of AD and VaD cases in Europe and Italy could be obtained through primary prevention.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Extra 2018;8:60 –71
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
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