Latest NINCDS-ADRDA Alzheimer's Criteria Stories

2012-07-23 06:17:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Memories - we spend our whole lives making them, but imagine your brain being wiped of all your precious moments. For 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, memory loss is a part of life. Researchers now link the condition to your walking pattern. Problems walking, including slow gait and a short stride, are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline. Researchers measured the stride length, cadence and velocity of more than 1,341 participants...

2011-05-10 16:28:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical experts from around the world gathered at The Eden Roc Hotel on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, to discuss the latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer's Disease treatment and diagnosis at the 9th annual Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Symposium hosted by Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach. The annual symposium aims to provide a forum for new information and in-depth discussions about advances in research related to...

2009-03-18 09:53:28

U.S. pathologists say they have developed a biomarker diagnostic test that can confirm or rule out Alzheimer's disease. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers said their test is also capable of predicting conversion from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease. By measuring cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of two of the disease's biochemical hallmarks -- amyloid beta42 peptide and tau protein -- the test also predicts whether a person's mild cognitive impairment...

2005-08-01 15:16:58

Washington -- By combing through dozens of Alzheimer's disease (AD) studies, psychologists have gained a clear picture of cognitive problems in people who will develop the degenerative brain disease. The meta-analysis reveals that people can show early warning signs across several cognitive domains years before they are officially diagnosed, confirming that Alzheimer's causes general deterioration and tends to follow a stable preclinical stage with a sharp drop in function. The findings...

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