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Famous Faces Test Can Help Spot Early Dementia
2013-08-13 05:03:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Simple tests that measure the ability to recognize and name famous people may help doctors identify early dementia in people 40 to 65 years of age, Northwestern University researchers reported Tuesday in the journal Neurology. "These tests also differentiate between recognizing a face and actually naming it, which can help identify the specific type of cognitive impairment a person has," said lead author Tamar Gefen, a doctoral...

2013-01-16 10:39:04

Double special issue on aphasia, hemispatial neglect and related disorders published in Behavioural Neurology Approximately half a million individuals suffer strokes in the US each year, and about one in five develops some form of post-stroke aphasia, the partial or total loss of the ability to communicate. By comparing different types of aphasia, investigators have been able to gain new insights into the normal cognitive processes underlying language, as well as the potential response to...

2010-07-10 23:01:00

HONOLULU, Hawaii, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association recognized four scientists for their extraordinary achievements in advancing Alzheimer research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honorees for their professional and scientific contributions to Alzheimer research are: Takeshi Iwatsubo, MD, Department of Neuropathology, Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo....

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...

2007-02-12 11:14:23

CHICAGO --- Northwestern University researchers have discovered men with an unusual form of dementia have a higher rate of vasectomy than men the same age who are cognitively normal. The dementia is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), a neurological disease in which people have trouble recalling and understanding words. In PPA, people lose the ability to express themselves and understand speech. It differs from typical Alzheimer's disease in which a person's memory becomes impaired. Sandra...

2005-11-28 17:15:31

Most people with a rare type of dementia called primary progressive aphasia (PPA) have a specific combination of prion gene variants, a new study shows. The study is the first to link the prion protein gene to this disorder. It was funded in part by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and appears in the December 2005 issue of the Annals of Neurology.[1] The researchers, led by James A. Mastrianni, M.D., Ph.D.,...


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