Tag Archives: Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)

Screening Tools for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in Hospitals: Validity and Accuracy (PLoS One)

Summary A Swiss systematic review investigated the diagnostic accuracy and validity of various tools for screening dementia and / or cognitive impairment in hospital patients. The aim was to provide up-to-date evidence for the choice of cognitive tests best suited … Continue reading

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Re-Examining the Potential of Brain Training for Reducing Risk of Developing Dementia (NHS Choices / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary There appears to be some evidence that brain training (cognitive stimulation) using computer-based memory training games may assist in the preservation of cognitive functioning in older adults, aged 65 or above, and might have some limited potential to help … Continue reading

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Young Blood Infusion Recapitulates Folklore: Vampire Therapy for Dementia? (Telegraph / CTAD / JPAD)

Summary A small trial to check the safety and tolerability of youthful blood infusions for the treatment or amelioration of Alzheimer’s Disease has detected early signs of improvement in activities of daily living. Randomly selected individuals from just 18 over-65 … Continue reading

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Under-Diagnosis of Dementia in the Community: an International Review (BMJ Open / JGCR)

Summary A literature review and meta-analysis of 23 international studies on the under-detection (i.e. the failure to achieve a diagnosis) of dementia identified a pooled rate of undetected dementia assessed to be 61.7%. The rate of under-detection was higher in … Continue reading

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Probiotics For the Alleviation of Symptoms in Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease? (NHS Choices / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience / BioResearch Open Access)

Summary Iranian researchers appear to have discovered minor improvements in the symptoms of elderly people with severe Alzheimer’s Disease, associated with the regular consumption of probiotic drinks. The effects of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism were also investigated. … Continue reading

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