Alzheimer’s Disease

Cognitive Impairment, Dementia and Mortality

Two interesting research articles this week about cognition and Alzheimer’s disease. One in the Archives of General Psychiatry that found that cognitive markers at baseline were more robust predictors of conversion than most biomarkers. And a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine  reports that cognitive impairment, even when detected at an early, mild stage, […]

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Over Half of Alzheimer’s Cases May Be Preventable

New research presented at the 2011 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease in Paris, France, and published online on July 19, 2011 in Lancet Neurology states that “very simple lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity and quitting smoking, could have a tremendous impact on preventing Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the United States […]

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By R Kennedy | Alzheimer's Disease . News
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CME Outfitters Receives Approval for Alzheimer’s Disease Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Sessions

CME Outfitters, LLC announces the approval by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) to offer Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities on Alzheimer’s disease for the next three years. MOC activities support continued professional development leading to maintenance of ABPN board certification. The purpose of the MOC program is to advance the clinical practice […]

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By R Kennedy | Alzheimer's Disease . Education
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Overall Good Health May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as dental, vision and hearing, may lower a person’s risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in Neurology. [Read more]

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By R Kennedy | Alzheimer's Disease . Dementia . News
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New Criteria for AD and MCI

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association sponsored a series of advisory round table meetings in 2009 whose purpose was to establish a process for revising diagnostic and research criteria for AD. The recommendation from these advisory meetings was that three separate work groups should be formed with each assigned the task […]

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Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Guidelines Updated

For the first time since 1984, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease dementia have been revised, and research guidelines for earlier stages of the disease have been characterized to reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder. The National Institute on Aging/Alzheimer’s Association Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease outline some new approaches for clinicians and provides […]

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By R Kennedy | Alzheimer's Disease . Dementia
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MRI to Spot the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the Maudsley Hospital, London, Kings College London, and the Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, are field testing an ‘Automated MRI’ software package that compares a patient’s brain scan against 1,200 others showing varying stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The goal is […]

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