Tag Archives: Early Differential Diagnosis

Functional Memory Disorders: a Potential Reason for Dementia Misdiagnoses? (BJGP)

Summary The authors of this review speculate whether a proportion of persons receiving referrals to memory clinics may not have dementia (or perhaps not even pre-clinical neurodegenerative disease at all); this category of patients may instead have functional disorders of … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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Skin Cells: A New Non-Invasive Biomarker? (BBC News / American Academy of Neurology)

Summary Skin may be a good candidate biomarker for detecting hidden brain disorders earlier. Abnormal proteins which accumulate in the brain in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease can be found in the skin too. Research is … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis Using Breath Test? (BBC News / Parkinsonism and Related Disorders)

Summary There are early hopes for a simple breath test to assist in the early detection and diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, based on non-invasive biomarkers in the form of exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. … Continue reading

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Further Dementia Diagnostic Test Accuracy Systematic Review Protocols (Cochrane Database)

Summary This is an additional list of diagnostic testing-related protocols, further to the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group (CDCIG) Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) protocols and protocol templates listed earlier in Generic Protocol(s) for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews in Dementia … Continue reading

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Concerning the Diagnostic Accuracy of Plasma and CSF Biomarkers (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review investigates the diagnostic accuracy of blood plasma and CSF Aß levels for detecting patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and who are likely to progress to Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of dementia. The accuracy of … 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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New Blood Test May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Medicine)

Summary Researchers at Georgetown University in Washington DC claim to have devised a new blood test which promises to be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 90% accuracy. The test is based on the levels of 10 … Continue reading

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary The degenerative processes causing Alzheimer’s Disease are believed to start often years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers have been investigating ways of detecting the disease earlier. Such tests should help in learning more about how the disease progresses. Tests … Continue reading

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COGNISION™ for Neurological Disorders Including Dementia (NIHR)

 Summary The COGNISION™ system, developed by Neuronetrix, is intended to assist in the diagnosis and evaluation of Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other neurological disorders. It uses non-invasive detection of differences in the neural processing of auditory stimuli in people with … Continue reading

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