Mild memory loss: Is it Alzheimer ’s disease?

As my patients aged along with me, I noticed both the expected increased numbers of people with some form of dementia and even more patients who were worried about this topic. Unless you have been away on a ten-year safari, you are very aware that dementia is a growing problem. Some 5.8 million Americans are […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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ConclusionsThe results provide in vivo evidence for selective vulnerability of ON and DMN in AD and significantly improves the viable clinical applications of olfactory testing. A network ‐based approach, focusing on network integrity rather than focal pathology, seems beneficial to olfactory prediction of dementia in AD.
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Condition:   Falls (Accidents) in Old Age Interventions:   Behavioral: FallsTalk-C;   Behavioral: FallsTalk Sponsors:   Brookside Research & Development Company;   National Institute on Aging (NIA);   Alzheimer's Association- Washington State Chapter Recruiting
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It’s funny how people only start thinking about death when either a loved one has passed away, or they’re facing their own imminent mortality. But the time to talk and think about death is not at the end — but throughout your life. Because unbeknownst to you, there is an entire profession aligned against you having a good death. And that is (nearly) the entire profession of doctors. I was listening to “Fresh Air” on NPR yesterday with Terry Gross speaking to bioethicist Tia Powell about having a good death with dementia, among other topics. It made me think of my own dad’s recent death...
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1159Objectives: To review and describe multi-modality imaging findings in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with attention to PET imaging biomarkers currently utilized. To discuss the recent advancements and future trends in the development of PET radiopharmaceuticals for imaging neurofibrillary tau protein, a protein associated with neurodegenerative diseases including AD. Content overview: AD, the most common neurodegenerative dementia, is one of the leading causes of mortality in the elderly population, affecting 1 in 8 people over the age of 65 with the clinical hallmark of cognitive decline and memory loss. AD is charact...
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In this study, we have examined the molecular mechanism of the toxicity of acetylated K274-tau. We incorporated an acetylation mimicking mutation at K274 (K->Q) residue of tau. The mutation (K274Q) strongly reduced the ability of tau to bind to tubulin and also to polymerize tubulin while K274R mutation did not reduce the ability of tau either to bind or polymerize tubulin. In addition, K274Q-tau displayed a higher aggregation propensity than wild-type tau as evident from thioflavin S fluorescence, tryptophan fluorescence, and electron microscopic images. Furthermore, dynamic light scattering, atomic force microscopy, a...
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(Natural News) Many people assume that dementia is a “normal” part of the aging process — but the truth is that memory loss and cognitive decline are not rites of passage in your golden years. Recent survey data from the Dementia Attitudes Monitor shows that over 20 percent of people in the United Kingdom believe...
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