Tag Archives: Diagnosis

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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NHS Digital’s Dementia Diagnosis Data Now Includes Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribing Rate for Dementia Patients (NHS Digital)

Summary NHS Digital dementia statistics, as published in the now expanded version the monthly Recorded Dementia Diagnoses report, indicate that 9.4% of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis receive an antipsychotic medication prescription currently (i.e. based on data from the … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England (NHS Digital)

Summary NHS Digital – formerly the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) – has released statistical information on recorded dementia diagnoses for April 2017. Data about people with dementia is recorded for each GP practice, enabling GPs and commissioners … Continue reading

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Lost and All At Sea: Game-Players Feed Dementia Research? (BBC News / Neuroscience 2016 Conference / Alzheimer’s Research UK / JGCR / Brain)

Summary Researchers at University College London have used a popular video game called Sea Hero Quest to investigate how players’ sense of direction and navigational ability typically decline over a lifetime. Analysis of the results could help dementia researchers develop … Continue reading

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Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and DLB Using CSF Biomarker? (BBC News / Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology)

Summary Research at the University of Edinburgh indicates that test for synuclein, which measures how sticky this protein molecule has become (i.e. alpha-synuclein aggregation), might be the key to diagnosing accurately the early stages of both Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia … Continue reading

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Timely Reflections on Dementia Awareness (NHS England / UKMi)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, marks National Dementia Awareness Week. Full Text Link Reference Great strides are being made in dementia awareness – Professor Alistair Burns. London: NHS England, May 20th 2016. Further elaboration, … Continue reading

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