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2010-07-13 16:30:00

- News briefing/Q&A: AAICAD 2010, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 11:45 am-12:45 pm Hawai'i Convention Center, Room 321A, 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu - HONOLULU, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) today presented the first draft reports from three workgroups convened by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association to update the diagnostic criteria for...

2010-04-07 10:00:00

NEW YORK, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD) announced today the recipients of their third annual research award, Frontotemporal Dementia Drug Discovery Program. The goal of the program is to accelerate the development of novel therapies for frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The program will provide a total of $1,200,000 in research grants over four years. The ADDF/AFTD program awarded...

2009-11-10 14:07:34

Combination therapies to tackle multiple changes in the brain may be needed to combat the growing problem of dementia in ageing societies, according to a study published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine. The study shows that multiple abnormal processes in the brain are often involved in cases of dementia, and that the drugs currently in development to treat individual brain pathologies may have a limited impact on the overall burden of dementia in the population. Dementia...

2009-11-03 12:56:34

New research shows that a rare brain disorder that causes early dementia is highly hereditary. The study is published in the November 3, 2009, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The brain disorder, called frontotemporal dementia, is formerly known as Pick's disease and destroys parts of the brain, leading to dementia, including problems with language or changes in behavior and personality. The disease often affects people under the...

2009-09-21 09:00:00

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias study identifies funding gaps, opportunities for accelerating drug discovery and development NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neurodegenerative disorders called frontotemporal dementias (FTD) are the second-leading cause of early-onset dementia in persons under age 65 and can emerge sometimes as early as age 20. While research over the past 10 years has contributed much to the understanding...

2009-07-06 07:10:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 81, Alberta Sabin's mind is not as sharp as it used to be, and she knows it. She frequently misplaces common items, forgets names and appointments, some of the most frustrating aspects of memory loss, she says. "I had been looking for my cell phone for three days and would you believe I found it laying on the counter in plain sight?," Sabin says. "There it was and I thought why didn't I see it before?" It is that frustration that...

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2009-06-30 15:20:00

 A new neuropsychological memory test is helping to uncover how Parkinson's disease can alter people's ability to learn about the consequences of the choices they make. The test was developed by Dr. Mark Gluck, professor of neuroscience at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University, Newark, working with co-researchers at Rutgers, New York University, and in Hungary.As reported in a forthcoming article in the journal Brain (advanced access published May 4,...

2009-06-15 11:22:37

A new study shows that the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans may improve the accuracy of dementia diagnoses early in disease onset for more than one out of four patients. The results were presented at SNM's 56th Annual Meeting.Early, accurate diagnosis of dementia is critical for providing the best available courses of treatment and therapies in the beginning stages of disease, when treatments can be most effective. PET scans enable physicians to identify the neurological...

2009-01-12 09:17:37

A Mayo Clinic-led international consortium has found a mechanism that may help explain Parkinson's and other neurological disorders. Studying just eight families worldwide, the international team of researchers have discovered a genetic defect that results in profound depression and parkinsonism in a disorder known as Perry syndrome. Although this syndrome is exceedingly rare, the mechanism implicated in it may help explain the origins of a variety of neurodegenerative disorders, such as...

2005-09-16 10:33:03

People with frontotemporal dementia have shorter life spans than Alzheimer's patients, study finds A family confronted with Alzheimer's disease may well believe that it is the worst thing that can happen, but neurologists are describing a related brain condition that is even more troubling. It's called frontotemporal dementia, named after the parts of the brain that it attacks -- the upper lobes of the front part of the organ. Alzheimer's, by comparison, affects the entire brain. And while...


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