Archivi categoria: Alzheimer

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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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) : … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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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) … Continua a leggere

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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 … Continua a leggere

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