Last week’s article on dementia certainly got you thinking! And you posed some great questions so here is some further information on dementia and the tests for dementia.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines dementia as: “… [A] word for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities, such as getting dressed or eating. They may lose...Read Full Story
Clinical Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians
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Featuring updates and revisions, the second edition of Clinical Neuropsychology provides trainee and practicing clinicians with practical, real-world advice on neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.Offers illustrated coverage of neuroimaging techniques and updates on key neuro-pathological findings underpinning neurodegenerative...Read Full Story
I have worked in the charity sector for some time and often used this resource 'Look to the Stars' which tells you which charities celebrities support, and which charities are supported by which celebrities. It's useful when you are researching someone to see if they support a charity like yours, or have a particular interest. And also interesting if you just like finding out about celebrities.Annie Lennox supports more than 30 different charitiesWhen I looked at education, cancer...Read Full Story
Alzheimer's and frontotemporal lobar degeneration can can be difficult to tell apart, researchers report
By -- Alan Mozes
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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- In the vast majority of cases, researchers can distinguish between Alzheimer's and another form of dementia with shared symptoms by using a specific type of PET scan that looks for evidence of plaque in the brain, new research suggests.
Known as...Read Full Story
Vascular Cognitive Impairment: Preventable Dementia
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In recent years there has been a radical reapprisal of the concept of vascular dementia. There has been a move away from an Alzheimer-based diagnostic paradigm towards one more appropriately tailored for vascular disease. Vascular Cognitive Impairment presents a new definition for this class of cerebrovascular, neurodegenerative process with an emphasis on early detection...Read Full Story
VASCULAR DEMENTIA: Stroke risk and sequelae define therapeutic approaches Although the mainstay of treatment remains control of risk factors for stroke, … cognitive decline. (Postgraduate Medicine)
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The symptoms of vascular dementia are often distinct from those of Alzheimer’s disease. The memory deficits that define Alzheimer’s disease are not always observed in the initial stages of vascular dementia, which is usually...Read Full Story
An Alzheimer's guide, with links, news, and comments. The disease is progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia, first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech.