Tag Archives: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra

Evidence Versus Mythology: Challenging Cherished Orthodoxies (British Journal of General Practice)

Summary A brief communication in the British Journal of General Practice points to recent evidence raising some interesting questions which many might prefer to duck. This “devil’s advocate”-style letter challenges readers to question some supposedly established axioms in modern dementia … Continue reading

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Severe, Persistent and Fatal Delirium (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary Delirium is typically a transient syndrome, but this study concentrates on severe persistent and potentially fatal delirium. Just 15 cases are considered, involving diverse diagnoses including Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. Full … Continue reading

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Rates of Conversion From Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary This systematic review examines and summarises published estimates for the rate(s) of conversion from mild cognitive impairment or amnestic mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia. Wide variations in conversion rates are observed. Full Text Link Reference Ward, … Continue reading

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Research into White Matter Hyperintensities (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary Two articles from 2012 covering research exploring the possible influence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in the brain. Full Text Link (a) Reference Oppedal, K. Aarsland, D. [and] Firbank, MJ. [et al] (2012). White matter hyperintensities in mild lewy … Continue reading

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