Alzheimer's Disease And Dementia

Memory Scores May Not Be Good Alzheimer's Screening Tool

Memory Scores May Not Be Good Alzheimer's Screening Tool

Low memory scores are an early marker for amyloid positivity, but not for measuring early Alzheimer's disease.

Magnesium Plus Environmental Enrichment Boosts Cognition, Memory in Alzheimer's Mouse Model

Magnesium Plus Environmental Enrichment Boosts Cognition, Memory in Alzheimer's Mouse Model

For improving cognition in a mouse model of AD, combining environmental enrichment and MgT is more effective than either alone.

MRI, CSF Biomarkers Predictive of Alzheimer's Dementia Risk

MRI, CSF Biomarkers Predictive of Alzheimer's Dementia Risk

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The findings may be particularly useful at the individual level to determine personalized risk of progression to Alzheimer's dementia.

Predicting Alzheimer Dementia Risk With CSF, MRI Clinical Biomarkers

Predicting Alzheimer Dementia Risk With CSF, MRI Clinical Biomarkers

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There is an urgent need for individualized risk assessments for patients with mild cognitive impairment.

Novel Alzheimer Drug Wins FDA Fast-Track Designation

Novel Alzheimer Drug Wins FDA Fast-Track Designation

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The FDA has granted Fast Track status to an investigational agent for the treatment of Alzheimer disease.

Intepirdine Shows No Significant Benefit  for Alzheimer Disease

Intepirdine Shows No Significant Benefit for Alzheimer Disease

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Axovant Sciences announced that intepirdine did not meet its primary endpoints.

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Similar in Women and Men With APOE ε3/ε4 Genotype

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Similar in Women and Men With APOE ε3/ε4 Genotype

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The APOE ε2/ε3 genotype was associated with a protective effect in women and decreased their AD risk to a greater degree than men.

Some Women Face Extended High-Risk Period of Developing Alzheimer's

Some Women Face Extended High-Risk Period of Developing Alzheimer's

Some female carriers of the APOE4 gene have a 10-year window where they are more likely to develop Alzheimer's than men.

Majority of Dementia Care Costs Fall on Families

Majority of Dementia Care Costs Fall on Families

Lifetime care costs are increased for people with dementia.

Early Markers of Alzheimer's Disease Identified

Early Markers of Alzheimer's Disease Identified

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Depressive symptoms could be used as an early detection marker of Alzheimer's disease.

Differentiating Dementia Subtypes With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Differentiating Dementia Subtypes With Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Using a transcranial magnetic stimulation approach might make it easier to distinguish Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal dementia.

Functional Improvements in Alzheimer's Possible With Medication, Training

Functional Improvements in Alzheimer's Possible With Medication, Training

Alzheimer's patients can relearn some basic skills such as dressing and bathing themselves.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing, OSA Associated With Amyloid Deposition

Sleep-Disordered Breathing, OSA Associated With Amyloid Deposition

There may be a relationship between sleep disordered breathing and Alzheimer's disease caused by biological changes in the brain.

HbA1c, Plasma Glucose Linked to Alzheimer's in Diabetes

HbA1c, Plasma Glucose Linked to Alzheimer's in Diabetes

For T2DM patients, FPG and HbA1c are independently associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Sleep Quality May Impact Alzheimer's Risk

Sleep Quality May Impact Alzheimer's Risk

Sleep quality is associated with risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to research published in Neurology.

Dementia Caregivers Are Often Women

Dementia Caregivers Are Often Women

Family members, especially women, provide most of the care for dementia patients.

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