Archives de catégorie : Alzheimer

Anosognosia and Neurobehavioral assessment

The neurobehavioral assessment consists of a battery of standardized tests and questionnaires and has a variable duration of 2-3 hours. Knowing the exact reason for the assessment (in our cabinet it is often the suspicion of dementia) helps in order … Continuer la lecture

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Chess, brain and Alzheimer’s disease

The modern version of chess spread in Europe, Asia and Russia during the 10th century. It is a table game of extraordinary beauty and power and it will follow the human race forever. It is a democratic game and all, … Continuer la lecture

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MINI-COG: to do absolutely

The MINI-COG (Borson and al. 2000) is an excellent screening test for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. I always suggest to general doctors or to relatives to perform the test to the person with memory difficulties. The test requires only three … Continuer la lecture

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Alzheimer’s disease: when the cure?

To answer this question we should list some significant facts about the disease. There are 36 millions patients with the disease in the world, a diagnosis of Alzheimer disease is made every three seconds in the USA, the costs of … Continuer la lecture

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Preventing Alzheimer: 7 guidelines

Based on the evidence which is possible to find in the scientific literature here some guidelines for preventing Alzheimer’s disease. These guidelines are summarized and discussed in this interesting recent paper by Barnard et al. Neurobiology of aging 35(2014) : … Continuer la lecture

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Alarm: Alzheimer’s disease

The Alzheimer’s Association has developed a checklist of common symptoms to help recognize the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.     They are: 1Memory loss 2 Difficulty performing familiar tasks 3 Problems with language 4 Disorientation to time and … Continuer la lecture

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Close to the model (the closing-in phenomenon in Alzheimer disease).

The closing-in phenomenon occurs when a drawing is reproduced close, next or partially superimposed on the original model, despite a clear consign to do not do so. This behavior has been often reported in patients with Alzheimer disease. However, patients … Continuer la lecture

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Prevention de la maladie d’Alzheimer

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Preventing Alzheimer

The best you can do to prevent Alzheimer disease, according to scientific studies, is having a healthy midlife life. You should run (at least 30min by day or what is sufficient for sweating) (Defina et al. Ann Med Int 2013) … Continuer la lecture

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Looking at the spouse

I often observe this peculiar behavior of the person with Alzheimer’s disease, already since the first consultation and at the earliest stages of the disease. When questioned for simple autobiographical events of the last weeks or months (for example what … Continuer la lecture

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