Latest Mild cognitive impairment Stories

2013-10-02 12:51:46

Results presented at World Parkinson Congress Researchers at the University of Montreal and the Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal examined brain changes over 20 months in Parkinson's patients with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at the early stages of the disease. Results showed that patients with MCI had significantly more cortical thinning and subcortical atrophy over time compared with patients without MCI, suggesting that early MCI in PD patients may indicate...

2013-09-25 23:34:16

Nationwide study to help determine whether two research-tested strategies can work together to improve cognitive functioning in adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI}. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Researchers at the University of Sydney, Australia, have announced the start of a large-scale study to investigate the effectiveness of combining two promising interventions in helping to combat age-related cognitive decline leading to dementia. Research suggests that the...

2013-09-24 13:36:50

Patients suffering from early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease who were diagnosed sooner than usual using a brain imaging test received Alzheimer-specific medications earlier than those who did not have the brain imaging results available to their doctors or themselves. These patients also had significantly better clinical outcomes during the subsequent years they were clinically monitored, UCLA researchers have found for the first time. The Metabolic Cerebral Imaging in Incipient Dementia...

2013-09-24 11:07:02

For years, scientists have attempted to understand how Alzheimer’s disease harms the brain before memory loss and dementia are clinically detectable. Most researchers think this preclinical stage, which can last a decade or more before symptoms appear, is the critical phase when the disease might be controlled or stopped, possibly preventing the failure of memory and thinking abilities in the first place. Important progress in this effort is reported in October in Lancet Neurology....

Cognitive Enhancers Not Effect Against Cognitive Impairment
2013-09-17 08:41:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Memory and concentration-improving drugs do not improve cognition or brain function, and may actually cause adverse health effects in people with mild cognitive impairment, according to research in Monday’s edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. These medications, which are known as cognitive enhancers, were found to be ineffective in treating patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment, a condition marked by...

2013-09-10 14:32:55

UK and US policies risk conscription into an unwanted 'war against dementia' Analysis: Political drive to screen for pre-dementia: not evidence based and ignores the harms of diagnosis 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, warn experts on bmj.com...

Early Warning Signs For Cognitive Decline
2013-09-10 13:25:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new studies have revealed readily-detectable, early-warning signs of cognitive impairment. One study from researchers at the University of California, Davis revealed that the degeneration of a small structure deep in the brain called the fornix provides early clues for the future onset of memory loss or dementia. The other study from the University of Toronto in Canada showed a new link between early-onset Parkinson's disease and a...

2013-09-09 23:02:11

The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain may provide the earliest clues to future cognitive decline, long before healthy older people exhibit clinical symptoms of memory loss or dementia. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain may provide the earliest clues to future cognitive decline, long before healthy older people exhibit clinical symptoms of memory loss or dementia, a...

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