Tag Archives: Indiana University School of Medicine

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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Structure of Tau Filaments in Alzheimer’s Disease Discovered (MRC / BBC News / Nature / NHS Choices)

Summary Research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology has taken advantage of a “resolution revolution” in microscopy to uncover the atomic structure of Tau filaments (one of the two types of the abnormal tangles associated with Alzheimer’s Disease). “Tau forms … Continue reading

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Assessment of Dementia and Delirium (BMJ Open)

Summary An examination of the neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological symptoms in elderly medical inpatients, attempting to identify distinguishing features of delirium and dementia. Full Text Link Reference Leonard, M. McInerney, S. [and] McFarland, J. [et al] (2016). Comparison of cognitive and … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Persons With Suspected Dementia Who Refuse a Diagnostic Assessment (Alzheimer’s and Dementia)

Summary A study investigated the traits and characteristics of patients who screened positive for dementia (in a USA primary care context) but who refused a formal a diagnostic assessment. The Perceptions Regarding Investigational Screening for Memory in Primary Care (PRISM-PC) … Continue reading

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Blood Type (AB) Association With Memory Problems? (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary US research suggests a possible link between the rare AB blood type, which occurs in 4% of the population, and memory problems in later life. People with blood group AB and those with higher factor VIII (FVIII), appear more … Continue reading

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