Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection by Brain Scan

Earlier Diagnosis Research: the Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study (BBC News / GtR)

Summary The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study aims to discover new ways of diagnosing dementia, ideally decades before the symptoms become apparent in order to give future drug treatments the best chance of working. The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study … Continue reading

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Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study: Dementia Early Detection and Biomarkers Research Programme (MRC / NIHR)

Summary The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study will explore improvements in biomarker research and the development of tests to detect Alzheimer’s Disease early on. This research programme will be funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the … Continue reading

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Brain Scans for Alzheimer’s Disease Detect tau Protein (BBC News)

Summary Innovative brain imaging techniques, which are understood to be better at detecting the build-up of tau protein (linked to Alzheimer’s Disease), have been developed by Japanese scientists. Read more: BBC News: Alzheimer’s brain scan detects tau protein. Reference Gallagher, J. (2013). Alzheimer’s brain scan detects tau protein. … Continue reading

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MRI Versus CT Brain Imaging Compared (BMC Neurology)

Summary The ability to identify the underlying causes of dementia has the potential to enable the provision of the most appropriate treatment(s) and possibly (one day) slow or halt progression of the disease. This systematic review and meta-analysis compares the … Continue reading

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PM’s Challenge On Dementia, Part 3: Dementia Friendly Communities and Improving Dementia Research (Department of Health, Dementia)

Summary In this Department of Health video web blog posting, Professor Alistair Burns (National Clinical Dementia Director, Department of Health) talks, in his third web blog video on the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, about the creation of dementia-friendly communities and efforts to improve … Continue reading

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Brain Scans Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract An advanced computer programme has been developed to compare patients’ brain scans against a database of 1,200 images of brains … Continue reading

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