Tag Archives: MCI

Case-Finding of Dementia in General Practice (BMC Public Health)

Summary Since dementia is often undiagnosed until relatively late, case finding and proactive care may be beneficial for both patients and carers by clarifying the reasons for cognitive decline and facilitating support, care planning and access to services. This paper … Continue reading

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Neuroimaging for Early Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disease

Summary The roles of magnetic resonance and radionuclide imaging in the early diagnosis and pre-clinical detection of dementia and parkinsonism are reviewed. Structural imaging has traditionally been used to exclude alternate diagnoses, but recent advances in magnetic resonance and multimodal … Continue reading

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Pre-Dementia More Common in Men than Women (BBC Health News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary Men show a higher risk of developing the earliest signs of dementia, namely mild cognitive impairment (MCI), whereas women are more likely to … Continue reading

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People Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease are Potentially Identifiable Ten Years Earlier (Department of Health, Dementia)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary People at risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) could be pre-diagnosed ten years before the disease becomes manifest, according to a … Continue reading

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Stages in the Progression to Alzheimer’s Disease

Abstract Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and pre-MCI are stages which precede Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) dementia. The authors assessed descendants of individuals with a mutation in presenilin 1 (PSEN1) which causes familial Alzheimer’s Disease, hoping to identify distinct stages in the … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids For Treatment of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

Abstract This is the protocol for a Cochrane systematic review which is in progress. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the effect of omega 3 fatty acids supplementation on cognitive functions in patients with dementia or mild cognitive … Continue reading

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Prevalence: 25% People with Parkinson’s Disease Without Dementia Have Mild Cognitive Impairment

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 7 February 2011]. Abstract This international study investigated the frequency of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) without dementia. Although different tests of cognitive assessment … Continue reading

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