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U-M study finds more than half with signs of dementia haven’t seen a doctor about it, points to need for more use of Medicare’s free cognitive check.
Documents filed by lawyers representing the NFL acknowledge that at least one-fourth of players are likely to wind up suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or other cognitive impairments after their careers are over.
A new study gives insight into the relationship between depression and dementia.
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The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities.
Measuring changes in certain proteins -- called biomarkers -- in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may better predict the progression of the disease.
Researchers have developed a cheap and easy way to test for Alzheimer's disease by simply using a spoonful of peanut butter and a ruler.
A political drive, led by the UK and US, to screen older people for minor memory changes (often called mild cognitive impairment or pre-dementia) is leading to unnecessary investigation and potentially harmful treatment for what is arguably an inevitable consequence of aging.
Five new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association meeting in Boston this week suggest that 'subjective cognitive decline' could be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
"Multiple hospitalizations for complications from a terminal illness may be burdensome for elderly patients and reflect poor quality care," write Joan M. Teno, M.D., M.S., of the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Providence, R.I., and colleagues, who conducted a study to examine whether the occurrence of multiple hospitalizations for the complications of infections or dehydration was associated with survival.
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