Tag Archives: Transition from Cognitive Impairment to Dementia

National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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Concerning the Diagnostic Accuracy of Plasma and CSF Biomarkers (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review investigates the diagnostic accuracy of blood plasma and CSF Aß levels for detecting patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and who are likely to progress to Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of dementia. The accuracy of … 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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Rates of Conversion From Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra)

Summary This systematic review examines and summarises published estimates for the rate(s) of conversion from mild cognitive impairment or amnestic mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia. Wide variations in conversion rates are observed. Full Text Link Reference Ward, … Continue reading

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Factors in Patients’ and Carers’ Experiences of Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment (PLoS Medicine)

Summary Early diagnosis and intervention for people with dementia is becoming a priority, as has been reflected in the “Dementia Case Finding Scheme”. Some GPs are concerned about the effects of early diagnosis and disclosure on patients and carers, however. … Continue reading

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Experiences of the Transition from Cognitive Impairment to Dementia (NIHRSDO Report)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 11, June 2011]. Abstract This qualitative exploratory study investigated the experience receiving a diagnosis of dementia and how this affects people; the help and … Continue reading

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