Tag Archives: University of British Columbia

Review of Internet-Based Support for Family Carers of People With Dementia (JMIR)

Summary A recent systematic review investigates: (i) the main components of existing internet-based interventions which support family carers of people living with dementia, (ii) those components which are most valued by caregivers themselves, and (iii) the evidence for the effectiveness … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Disease: a Blood Test “Speedometer”? (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Early research shows promise that a protein biomarker in the blood, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), which is released from damaged brain cells in Huntington’s Disease, may be the basis for a blood test able to predict whether people … Continue reading

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Potential Relationship Between Vitamin A Deficiency and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk? (NHS Choices / Acta Neuropathologica)

Summary NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines covers Chinese and Canadian research, based on both humans and animals, indicating potential associations between Vitamin A deficiency and later development of Alzheimer’s Disease. “ …vitamin A deficiency is a problem in the developing … Continue reading

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International Variations in Cancer Referrals and Cancer Survival (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary An international survey of 2795 GPs across six countries indicates that patients with possible cancer in the UK are less likely to be referred immediately for tests or to specialists, compared with comparable countries. UK cancer survival rates are … Continue reading

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Primary Age Related Tauopathy (PART): A New Type / Cause of Cognitive Impairment?

Summary The authors of this article propose the introduction of a new term to describe a pathology found to be commonly present in the brains of aged persons; namely “Primary Age-Related Tauopathy (PART). Autopsy studies indicate brains with neurofibrillary tangles … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Pharmacological Treatments

Some of the following articles are available freely, but a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or one-off payment may be needed for access to the full-text of the other articles. The Bibliographic Citations Irwin, R.W. [and] Brinton, R.D. (2013). … Continue reading

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