Tag Archives: Early Diagnosis

Dementia Biomarkers Re-Explored? (General Psychiatry / JGCR)

Summary A recent systematic review examines biomarkers, as strictly defined, for neurodegenerative diseases. “Vast improvements in neuroimaging techniques have led to newly discovered biomarkers and diagnostics”. p.5 Behavioural biomarkers are mentioned hardly at all. Full Text Link Reference Maclin, JMA. … Continue reading

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Smell Test for Early Detection of Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Disease has a distinctive odour for certain gifted individuals, which has been analysed chemically and may now be replicated for automated detection by machine. This may, in future, permit earlier diagnosis and open the possibilities for timely treatments … 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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Latest Dementia Assessment and Referral Data for 2018 (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has published dementia assessment and referral statistics, as of November 2018. These statistics aim to monitor and improve (i) the identification of older patients with dementia and delirium, (ii) assessment and appropriate referral and (iii) follow-up after people have been … Continue reading

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More on Possible Blood Tests for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Digital / Nature Medicine)

Summary People with a rare hereditary form of Alzheimer’s Disease (Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease) have raised levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain (NfC) in their blood, arising from damage to previously healthy nerve cells. These elevated levels of … Continue reading

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Signs of Dementia or Depression Often First Detected at Christmas? NHS England)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has again written briefly about the role of family and friends in identifying early signs of dementia or depression when meeting older people / … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England (NHS Digital / NHS England)

Summary NHS Digital – formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) – continues to release monthly statistical information on recorded dementia diagnoses Full Text Link Reference Recorded dementia diagnoses, June 2018. [Online]: NHS Digital, July 13th 2018. Background information on … Continue reading

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