Category: "Alzheimer’s"

Acting Out Dreams Is Often Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

Acting Out Dreams Is Often Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new review of previous research suggests. About half of people who have a condition known as rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder will develop Parkinson’s disease or a related disorder within a decade […]

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Children who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than youngsters without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience. Moreover, health care providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza […]

Arts and craft activities, computer use may stave off memory problems

Arts and craft activities, computer use may stave off memory problems

People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the April 8, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the […]

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 […]

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