Tag Archives: Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)

Dementia Biomarkers Re-Explored? (General Psychiatry / JGCR)

Summary A recent systematic review examines biomarkers, as strictly defined, for neurodegenerative diseases. “Vast improvements in neuroimaging techniques have led to newly discovered biomarkers and diagnostics”. p.5 Behavioural biomarkers are mentioned hardly at all. Full Text Link Reference Maclin, JMA. … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia (JGCR / Journal of Neurology / ARUK)

A Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR) case report discusses the neuropsychological assessments preparatory to the differential diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). PPA is a rare form of non-Alzheimer’s dementia featuring language impairment with progressive decline in word … Continue reading

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Recent Brain Research / Neurology-Related Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Summary Recent reviews and meta-analyses on neurology-related topics are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access are required to obtain the full-text … Continue reading

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Famous Faces Test for Identification of Early Dementia (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary A face recognition test could one day be added to mental agility tests when screening for the early signs of dementia. A small study with 30 patients performed at Northwestern University in Chicago, and reported in the Neurology journal,  found that a facial recognition … Continue reading

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