Tag Archives: JAMA Neurology

Screening for Dementia at the Opticians? (BBC News / NHS Choices / JAMA Neurology)

Summary A simple eye test, at high street opticians, for thinning of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) could in future help predict which persons are at risk of developing dementia. Full Text Link Reference Optician’s eye test ‘could spot … Continue reading

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Vitamin E and / or Selenium for Dementia Prevention? (JAMA Neurology)

Summary The Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease by Vitamin E and Selenium (PREADViSE) trial investigated the potential use of antioxidant supplementation (whether Vitamin E and / or selenium) for the prevention of dementia in asymptomatic older men. This study has now … Continue reading

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase the Risk of Dementia? (NHS Choices / JAMA Neurology)

Summary One of NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines‘ “Top News Stories of 2016”. It appears that people using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may have a 44% higher risk of developing dementia over a seven-year period. “This finding is supported by … Continue reading

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Future Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (MRC / Guardian / JAMA Neurology)

Summary Professor Bart De Strooper has been appointed as the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Prof. De Strooper currently leads the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and is scientific … Continue reading

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Urine Test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)? (BBC News / MRC / JAMA Neurology / NEJM)

Summary It may one day be possible to use a non-invasive diagnostic urine test to discover whether or not patients have sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD). Full Text Link Reference A urine test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease may be possible. London: Medical … Continue reading

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Unexpected Antisocial Behaviour / Criminality: a Potential Indicator of Frontotemporal Dementia? (JAMA Neurology / BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary The authors of this article investigated criminal behavior among patients diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer Disease to understand how these disorders can result differentially in antisocial and criminal behaviour. A retrospective medical record review of 2397 patients covered … Continue reading

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DDT (Pesticide): Potential Link with Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / JAMA Neurology)

Summary Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was used commonly after WW2, may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research published in JAMA Neurology. Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, statistically, had four times more residual DDT lingering in … Continue reading

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