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2012-07-30 23:00:50

Gustavo C. Román M.D., Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of The Nantz National Alzheimer Center a scholarly partnership between The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University., to join board of LightBridge Healthcare Research, Inc. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 The Alzheimer´s Caregiver today announced that Gustavo C. Román...

Walking Ability Precursor To Alzheimer’s Disease
2012-07-16 08:39:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A person´s walking patterns or ability to do so could be an early warning sign of cognitive decline and warrants advanced testing, according to researchers at a health conference on Sunday. The findings are the result of three studies linking changes in walking ability to a weakening mental state, an early sign of dementia or Alzheimer´s disease. The findings were reported at the Alzheimer´s Association...

2012-05-08 09:22:33

Study also finds late-life depression may signal Alzheimer's disease Depressive symptoms that occur in both midlife and late life are associated with an increased risk of developing vascular dementia, while symptoms that occur in late life only are more likely to be early signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to University of California at San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente researchers. The study, which appears in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, is the first...

2012-05-08 09:18:04

Depressive symptoms that are present in midlife or in late life are associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. Nearly 5.3 million individuals in the United States have Alzheimer disease (AD) and the resulting health care costs in 2010 were roughly $172 billion, the authors write as background information in the study. "Prevalence and costs of AD and other dementias are...

2012-05-01 23:00:59

According to QuickMedical, this new study should encourage more people to monitor their heart and brain health via cholesterol screening. Issaquah, Wa (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 QuickMedical, a leading distributor of the CardioChek® cholesterol testing instrument for healthcare professionals, and the CardioChek® home cholesterol analyzer released a statement today hailing a new study by Kaiser Permanente. The study suggests that high cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for...

2012-02-16 14:16:10

Simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke. That's according to new research that was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. "These are basic office tests which can provide insight into risk of dementia and stroke and can be easily performed by a neurologist or general...

2012-02-16 06:51:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Dementia and stroke affect thousands of Americans each year, with stroke being the third leading cause of death. However, simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength are helping doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop these debilitating, often fatal, diseases. Erica C. Camargo, MD, MSc, PhD, with the Boston Medical Center and her colleagues performed basic office tests to gain insight into the risk of dementia and...


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