Tag Archives: Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Blood Test Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Decades Before Symptoms? (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Research published in the Neurology journal claims a significant breakthrough in the development of a blood test (for plasma Aβ42/Aβ40) which may be able to predict Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 94% accuracy. Due caution: “But it’s important to note … Continue reading

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Eye Tests for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Digital / Ophthalmology Retina)

Summary Further discussion about the possibilities of using inexpensive eye tests to detect Alzheimer’s Disease, perhaps years before symptoms appear. This particular technique involves the examination of blood vessels and blood flow in the retina, as detected by Octa (Optical … Continue reading

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The ALCOVE Project Revisited: Review of Timely Diagnosis (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary The ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) project was a Joint Action co-financed by the European Commission to produce a set of evidence-based recommendations for policymakers on dementia. This article reports on progress regarding the work-stream devoted to timely diagnosis. … Continue reading

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Blood Test Potentially Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary Research published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association may indicate a significant step forwards in developing a blood test which could be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 87% accuracy. Research … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis and Care in England: Learning from CCGs (NHS England and NHS Improving Quality)

Summary This report presents the findings from visits to Clinical Commissioning Groups(CCGs) led by Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) with help from NHS Improving Quality. A national picture is emerging, concerning what is working well … Continue reading

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Package of Support for Improving Dementia Diagnosis Rates (NHS England)

Summary In a recent letter, Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia from NHS England describes a package of tools and resources available for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to help improve dementia diagnosis rates. The offer of intensive support is … Continue reading

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Dementia Calculator: Version Three Launched in April 2014 (NHS England)

Summary A new version of the Dementia Prevalence Calculator was launched earlier this month. It gives local information about dementia care and facilitates the local planning of services (primarily concerning the diagnosis of people with dementia). Note: This resource appears … Continue reading

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