PET, AI show women's brains age differently than men's

Are women's brains really that much different from men's? In a word, yes. A...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET's view of tau could explain women's early dementia Men greatly outnumber women in academic nuclear medicine Why is soccer ball heading more risky for women? Alzheimer's biomarkers could affect races differently Machine learning predicts working-memory performance
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MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Former professional soccer players have a significantly increased risk of death from brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, a new study finds. Former soccer players were about 3.5 times more likely to die of...
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MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline among U.S. Hispanic/Latino patients, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in Alzheimer's&Dementia. Alberto R. Ramos, M.D., from the University of Miami...
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Brain-training apps can ’t match the several ways that exercise benefits the mind, research shows.
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Can a person's progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's be...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: FDG-PET reigns supreme for assessing Alzheimer's PET model tracks beta amyloid, Alzheimer's risk Florbetapir-PET links lack of financial acumen to dementia Flortaucipir-PET shows promise for detecting CTE Alzheimer's biomarkers could affect races differently
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Most of us who have cared for someone living with dementia have tried our best to determine how best to provide that care. We research. We try putting ourselves in their place. We do our best to be patient because we understand that they can’t help their having the disease. Still, we are human and we make mistakes. While we shouldn’t wallow in guilt when we do make mistakes as a care partner, there are situations that we should try extra hard to avoid. Here are nine of them. Read more on HealthCentral to learn about some of the things that you should avoid (when possible) while you are caring for someone w...
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We present the theoretical considerations of f-FTLD and the aims/objectives of this protocol. We also describe the design and methodology for evaluating and rating subjects, in which detailed clinical and neuropsychological assessments are performed, biofluid samples are collected, and magnetic resonance imaging scans are performed using a standard protocol.DiscussionThese data and samples, which are available to interested investigators worldwide, will facilitate planning for upcoming disease-modifying therapeutic trials in f-FTLD.
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I have been publishing a series of articles that clarify how individuals can use advance directives to avoid late stage dementia. Avoiding Late-stage Dementia with Advance Directives for Stopping Eating and Drinking (KevinMD 2019) Response...
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This study examined whether a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with age at onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in three racial-ethnic groups. METHODS: Data from 7,577 non-Hispanic Caucasian, 792 African American, and 870 Hispanic participants with clinically diagnosed AD were obtained from the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center. Participants were categorized by the presence or absence of self-reported remote history of TBI (>1 year before diagnosis of AD) with loss of consciousness (LOC) (TBI+) or no history of TBI with LOC (TBI-). Any group differences in education; sex; APOE ε4 all...
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Predicting incident dementia 3-8 years after brief cognitive tests in the UK Biobank prospective study of 500,000 people. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 Oct 13;: Authors: Calvin CM, Wilkinson T, Starr JM, Sudlow C, Hagenaars SP, Harris SE, Schnier C, Davies G, Fawns-Ritchie C, Gale CR, Gallacher J, Deary IJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: Prospective studies reporting associations between cognitive performance and subsequent incident dementia have been subject to attrition bias. Furthermore, the extent to which established risk factors account for such associations requires further elucidation. METHODS: We us...
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ConclusionsMildly elevated tau-PET binding was observed in a subset of amyloid-negative patients at risk for CTE, in a distribution consistent with CTE pathology stages III-IV. FTP-PET may be useful as a biomarker of tau pathology in CTE but is unlikely to be sensitive to early disease stages.
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