ESNR survey taps into future of imaging for dementia

VIENNA - While there is considerable consensus on which modalities and protocols...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows physical activity can slow dementia, Alzheimer's MR scans may detect signs of early dementia in elderly MRI, PiB-PET may help distinguish dementias
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Publication date: Available online 20 June 2018 Source:NeuroImage: Clinical Author(s): Christian Lambert, Eva Zeestraten, Owen Williams, Philip Benjamin, Andrew J. Lawrence, Robin G. Morris, Andrew D. Mackinnon, Thomas R. Barrick, Hugh S. Markus Sporadic cerebral small vessel disease is an important cause of vascular dementia, a syndrome of cognitive impairment together with vascular brain damage. At post-mortem pure vascular dementia is rare, with evidence of co-existing Alzheimer's disease pathology in 95% of cases. This work used MRI to characterize structural abnormalities during the preclinical phase of vascular deme...
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One of the biggest challenges Alzheimer's Caregivers face is how to communicate effectively with someone living with Alzheimer's disease. This challenge is particularly difficult when a person living with dementia becomes nasty and mean.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomAt the beginning, my mother turned meaner than a junkyard dog.She said mean and nasty things to me every day.This was new. My mother had never engaged in these behaviors with me before.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaI had a leg up on this one because I studied communication in college and graduate school.Subscribe to the A...
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The use of PET scans to confirm the presence of dementia-inducing amyloid plaque...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET links amyloid, vascular factors to cognitive decline PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's JNM: Florbetaben-PET detects cardiac amyloidosis
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A fair amount of research on raised blood pressure, hypertension, and its risks has been published of late. Hypertension is a downstream consequence of loss of elasticity in blood vessels. That loss of elasticity arises from the molecular damage at the root of aging, and the resulting hypertension is one of the more noteworthy mediating mechanisms by which that low-level biochemical damage is translated into structural damage to organs. Hypertension causes pressure damage to sensitive tissues, increasing the rate at which small blood vessels rupture, killing the nearby cells. This is particularly important in the brain, wh...
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A study of brain CT scans of patients with memory problems found that diabetes and smoking were linked to hippocampal calcifications.
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Approximately 20% to 30% of patients diagnosed as having Alzheimer disease (AD) in an expert setting do not meet pathological criteria at autopsy. In 2 recent clinical trials, 20% of all patients (and more than 33% of those who were noncarriers of the apolipoprotein E ε4 allele) with mild or moderate Alzheimer dementia did not show an elevation in amyloid on positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Individuals with a nonamyloid amnestic dementia in those 2 trials had a more benign clinical course.
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This cohort study explores the association between amyloid-positive and amyloid-negative results of positron emission tomography and changes in diagnosis, diagnostic confidence, and patient treatment in patients with Alzheimer disease, dementia, or cognitive decline attending a memory clinic.
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Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Have I become numb to living with diabetes? And is that just ok? Sometimes I wonder! My sister was here yesterday and our truck was done at the shop. He comes out and asks me if I want to take him to get it. I said, "when we're done with our visit." I thought my tone was pleasant - I was enjoying my sister's company. He immediately turned snarky and said, "you don't have to if you don't want to." and walked out the door to the mail box.I looked at my sister with nothing but sorry in my eyes. Sorrow that she had to see him get in a snit because I didn't jump at his...
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