Category: "Alzheimer’s"

A Computer Test to Speed Up Neurology Exams

A Computer Test to Speed Up Neurology Exams

A new computerized exam has been developed that can drastically speed up the amount of time that it takes for a neurologist to identify areas of concern in patients and deliver more accurate diagnoses, and care. The cognition tests can take about 20 minutes up to one hour depending on the number of areas that […]

Study: Neurologists’ Focus on Face-to-Face Time with Patients Undervalued by Medicare

Study: Neurologists’ Focus on Face-to-Face Time with Patients Undervalued by Medicare

MINNEAPOLIS – Most neurologists provide face-to-face care of neurology patients, many of whom have complex diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and Parksinson’s disease – conditions that require extensive evaluation and management. However, a new study published in the April 1, 2015, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds face-to-face […]

Study suggests possible role for caffeine in Alzheimer’s Treatment Plans

Study suggests possible role for caffeine in Alzheimer’s Treatment Plans

The proposed link between caffeine and reductions in the beta amyloid plaque accumulation characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) suggest a possible role for caffeine in AD treatment. The latest evidence linking beta amyloid protein to Alzheimer’s disease and exploring the relationship between caffeine and beta amyloid are featured in a review article in Journal of […]

Researchers Discover Protein Relationship Linked to Brain Malformation

Researchers Discover Protein Relationship Linked to Brain Malformation

Researchers uncover relationship between two proteins linked to cerebral cavernous malformations Researchers have uncovered new details about the relationship between two proteins associated with the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations, a little understood neurovascular disorder. The study appears in The Journal of Cell Biology. Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are abnormal groups of small blood vessels […]

How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

Would a Data Bank Fill Epilepsy Care Gaps? Epilepsy has scores of factors, each leading to different treatment strategies and complicating the development of an evidence-based approach to seizure control. Because so few epilepsy patients have the same causative and complementary factors, even neurologists with hundreds, if not thousands, of patients would lack sufficient comparison […]

New scoring system may help predict memory and thinking problems in elderly people

New scoring system may help predict memory and thinking problems in elderly people

Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the March 18, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. […]

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