Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Association

Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Spinal Fluid? (NHS Choices / Cell Reports)

Summary A recent diagnostic study has investigated the possibility of diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease, years before disease onset, using cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The technique for identifying people with Alzheimer’s Disease would be based on detecting very small amounts of abnormal (misfolded) … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit Preamble Underway (Alzheimers Disease International)

Summary The G8 Dementia Summit, dedicated to tackling dementia research globally, takes place on December 11th 2013 in London. Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) will take part, along with the Alzheimer’s Society (UK), the Alzheimer’s Association (US), amongst others. “The summit will … Continue reading

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Higher Risk of Dementia Following Anaesthesia and Surgery (British Journal of Psychiatry / Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A large study has been performed to investigate the association between anaesthesia, surgery and onset of dementia, and to discover whether the risk of dementia increases after surgery with anaesthesia. Patients aged 50 years and older, who had been … Continue reading

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Monetary Costs of Dementia in the United States (New England Journal of Medicine / RAND)

Summary The societal cost of dementia in the United States has been estimated to range from $157 billion to $215 billion annually according to RAND economists, making the disease more costly than heart disease or cancer. Read more: Cost of Dementia Tops $157 … Continue reading

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Passive Case-Finding for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Two United States Communities (Alzheimer’s Association)

Summary Passive surveillance – which uses documentation from existing health records – has the advantages of lower research costs and a lower impact on the population studied, but effectiveness is limited by the comprehensiveness of the healthcare coverage in a … Continue reading

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Two “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Lancet Neurology / BMJ Open)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these: New Drug NA-1 Could Reduce Stroke Risk of … Continue reading

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