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Video: What is Mild Cognitive Impairment?

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Video: Mild Cognitive Impairment – Ten Years Later

You can read the full test of the study he talks about at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3081688/.

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Link: Iron in Chronic Brain Disorders: Imaging and Neurotherapeutic Implications

Iron is important for brain oxygen transport, electron transfer, neurotransmitter synthesis, and myelin production. Though iron deposition has been observed in the brain with normal aging, increased iron has also been shown in many chronic neurologic disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. In vitro studies have demonstrated that excessive iron can lead to free radical production, which can promote neurotoxicity. However, the link between observed iron deposition and pathologic processes underlying various diseases of the brain is not well understood. It is not known whether excessivein vivo iron directly contributes to tissue damage or is solely an epiphenomenon. In this article we focus on the imaging of brain iron and the underlying physiology and metabolism relating to iron deposition. We conclude with a discussion of the potential implications of iron-related toxicity to neurotherapeutic development.

The full study can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1963417/. Posted by G.D. on 24th April 2015.

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Link: Hypometabolism in brain regions of cognitively normal patients associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease has been linked in many studies to amyloid plaque buildup in the brain, but new research is finding a common thread between amyloid burden and lower energy levels, or metabolism, of neurons in certain areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease-even for people with no sign of cognitive decline. This is a new development in the understanding of Alzheimer’s pathology, say neuroscientists unveiling the research at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2013 Annual Meeting.

This link posted by T.A.O. on 30th August, 2014 talks about hypometabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease. The full article can be found at http://www.news-medical.net/.

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Video: ABC NIGHTLINE Tells America About the Virtual Dementia Tour®

ABC News reporter Cynthia McFadden experiences the Virtual Dementia Tour and shares the story of a family facing Alzheimer’s disease. The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction. Created by P.K. Beville, M.S., an award-winning geriatric specialist and founder of Second Wind Dreams®, proceeds from the sale of Virtual Dementia Tour® kits support the work of Second Wind Dreams®, an international, nonprofit organization recognized as the first in the nation committed to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams for elders. For more information about Second Wind Dreams® and The Virtual Dementia Tour® visit www.secondwind.org.

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Link: Recommendations for optimal ICD codes to study neurologic conditions – a systematic review

Administrative health data are frequently used for large population-based studies. However, the validity of these data for identifying neurologic conditions is uncertain.

This may rest in the realm of research obscura; however, it may benefit some who dig through their records or come across coding in their search for answers.

The full text can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3430709/.

 

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Link: Comparison of MRI based and PET template based approaches in the quantitative analysis of amyloid imaging with PIB-PET

This link leads to the full abstract for a study conducted using FDG-PET scanning for brain amyloid to track the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. We have been unable to find the full article; however, it can be purchased at Science Direct. The full abstract does provide interesting information for further research, if desired.

Copyright © NeuroImage, Volume 70 15th April, 2013 P. Edison, S.F. Carter, J.O. Rinne, G. Gelosa, K. Herholz, A. Nordberg, D.J. Brooks, R. Hinz

 

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Link: The added value of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia.

The full abstract can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24576796; however, to read the entire study you will need a Sage Publications account. We have not been able to find the full study online at this time.

 

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Specialist/Consultant Profile: Professor Karl Herholz MD, FRCP Professor of Clinical Neuroscience

This link leads to a Manchester Institute of Brain, Behaviour, and Mental Health at the University of Mancheseter profile for neuroscientist and MD, Dr. Karl Herholz.

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