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The Silence of Doctors Around Alzheimer’s

“A fate worse than death,” my colleague muttered to me as we examined an elderly man admitted to the hospital with severe dementia. From his medical chart we knew that the patient had been an accomplished sculptor and intellectual contrarian. … Continue reading

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Measuring Cognitive Change in Subjects With Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Objective: To investigate the sensitivity of a large set of neuropsychological tests to detect cognitive changes due to prodromal Alzheimer’s disease(AD); to compare their metrological properties in order to select a restricted number of these tests for the longitudinal follow-up … Continue reading

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What Is Fisetin? And Does It Slow Dementia?

This is the Medscape Neurology Minute. I am Dr. Alan Jacobs. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have published a series of studies evaluating a flavonol called fisetin, found in many fruits and vegetables, that has been shown … Continue reading

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Alzheimers: Where do biomarkers fit in diagnosis?

Where do biomarkers fit into the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease? That’s the question we asked of three eminent Alzheimer’s disease researchers and clinicians: Constantine Lyketsos, MD, MHS, of Johns Hopkins University; Marc Gordon, MD, of Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y.; … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Accelerated Alzheimer’s

This is the Medscape Neurology Minute. I am Dr. Alan Jacobs. There are thought to be epidemiologic and pathophysiologic links between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer disease. Amyloid plaques have been found in the brains of up to 30% … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Is Expensive, Deadly and Growing. So Where’s the Research Money?

Sitting before a mostly absent Senate committee in February, actor Seth Rogen sought to draw attention to an as yet incurable disease that is quietly killing millions of Americans and, perhaps worse, reducing their final years to a harrowing ordeal … Continue reading

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Anesthesia, Surgery May Double Dementia Risk

Anesthesia and surgery significantly increase the risk for dementia, new research suggests. A large population-based study conducted by investigators at the Neurological Institute in Taipei Veterans General Hospital, in Taipei City, Republic of China, showed that the risk of developing … Continue reading

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New study ranks Alzheimer’s as third-leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer

Alzheimer’s disease likely plays a much larger role in the deaths of older Americans than is reported, according to a new study that says the disease may be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for … Continue reading

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Elevated Serum Pesticide Levels and Risk for Alzheimer Disease

Jason R. Richardson, PhD1,2; Ananya Roy, ScD2; Stuart L. Shalat, ScD1,2; Richard T. von Stein, PhD2; Muhammad M. Hossain, PhD1,2; Brian Buckley, PhD2; Marla Gearing, PhD4; Allan I. Levey, MD, PhD3; Dwight C. German, PhD5 ABSTRACT Importance  The causes of late-onset Alzheimer disease (AD) are not yet understood but likely include a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. … Continue reading

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Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease

(CNN) — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a healthy person will develop the disease. Though much work still needs to be done, it is hoped the test … Continue reading

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