Tag Archives: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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People With Dementia Living Alone in the Community (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary Research, based on experiences and outcomes concerning people with dementia living alone (with and without help from an informal caregiver) in Germany, indicates that it is possible – provided adequate support services are available – to survive without significant … 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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Systematic Review of Blood Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease Onset and Progression (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary Blood-based protein biomarkers to predict the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) would assist in timely diagnosis and would also be beneficial for clinical trials in helping with the selection of subjects for preventative trials. This systematic review … Continue reading

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Cognitive and Neuroimaging Predictors of Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia (NHS Choices / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary The detection of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s Disease appears to be accomplished best by the use of a combination of information, taken from targeted neuroimaging and complementary neuropsychological assessments of cognitive functioning. This combination of approaches may be necessary in order to … Continue reading

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Two Recent “Behind the Headlines” Critical Appraisals (NHS Choices / Evolution, Medicine and Public Health / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research into dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these: The Association Between Economic Development, Sanitation, Cleanliness and the Estimated Prevalence of … Continue reading

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