Tag Archives: Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

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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Grounds for Cautious Optimism Regarding Two Drugs Re-Purposed for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research, involving mice, has indicated promising results for the potential of two re-purposed drugs in helping to slow or halt the progression of a number of neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. “The best known drug of the pair … Continue reading

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Driving With Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (EBMH / The Mental Elf / Canadian Geriatrics Journal)

Summary A review the current guidelines and evidence relating to driving and dementia (and driving with mild cognitive impairment) which is intended to help clinicians offer advice and make decisions about driving safety. The assessment tools / strategies available are … Continue reading

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Altered Humour Predicts Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia? (BBC News / MRC / JAD / Cortex)

Summary Researchers at University College London are interested in whether sense of humour changes might help predict frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Their latest paper suggests that changes in sense of humour can be an early sign of this type of dementia, … Continue reading

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Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias: Three Reviews (Lancet)

Summary The Lancet has published a series of three up-to-date reviews concerning non-Alzheimer’s dementia. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access). Reference Dementia – not all about Alzheimer’s. [Editorial]. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reserve: the Benefits of Mentally Challenging Occupations and Bilingualism (Daily Mail / Neurology / CMAJ / Neuropsychology)

Summary Research published in the Neurology journal suggests that having a challenging occupation can potentially halve the rate of decline in memory and thinking capacity in later life, compared to pursuing mentally undemanding work. Workers performing complex jobs (such as … Continue reading

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Frontotemporal Dementia: Basic Disease Processes Uncovered? (Alzheimer’s Society / Journal of Cell Biology)

Summary Researchers studying the connections between neurons in fruit flies may have identified mechanisms which are involved neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). FTD affects the frontal and temporal lobes (in human brains). A protein called CHMP2B can cause neuronal connections … Continue reading

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