Search Tag: Dementia

IMAGING Management

Retinal Imaging Biomarker for Early Alzheimer's Detection

2019 19 Nov

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is difficult to detect primarily because of the lack of measurable indicators – or biomarkers – before patients exhibit symptoms of this form of dementia. However, damage to the brain occurs years before AD is already symptomatic and advanced. New research from the University of Minnesota has looked into a promising... Read more

Health Management

Volume 19 - Issue 4, 2019

2019 26 Aug

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Executive Health Management

Sensors in Everyday Objects for Dementia Care

2019 26 Aug

Summary: The past, present & future of dementia care using sensors in everyday life objects through four use cases from research labs to large-scale pilots & adoption by pharmaceutical companies.   Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. It is the main cause of dementia, a syndrome defined by loss of cognitive... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Patient Compliance with Future mHealth

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Combine the characteristic of our engagement with social media with existing technology and how we could improve patient compliance in the not so distant future.   Patient treatment compliance is a significant barrier and a challenge for healthcare professionals the world over. While several studies have been conducted leading to... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Pressure Patterns and Incident Dementia

2019 19 Aug

High and low blood pressure have been shown to be associated with cognitive decline and dementia in several studies, suggesting that blood pressure may be a viable target for the primary and secondary prevention of dementia. There is sufficient evidence to prove that hypertension may be a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia.  However,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Atrial fibrillation-related dementia

2019 08 May

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have determined that atrial fibrillation (Afib) is independently associated with changes that occur with aging and dementia. "Atrial Fibrillation and Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities" published in Strokeadvances researchers’ understanding of the mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation-related... Read more

Executive Health Management

Dementia, the lost times

2019 25 Apr

The current techniques for diagnosis and treatment of dementia   Dementia is one of the most difficult challenges in modern neuroscience. It still can’t be cured, and the vast majority of new drug trials have ended in failure. In fact, no new drugs have been approved for the treatment of dementia in well over a decade. Researchers conclude... Read more

IMAGING Management

BREAKING NEWS: MRI measures brain function in milliseconds

2019 17 Apr

MRI elastography: ground-breaking new way to see extremely fast neuronal activity in the brain It is magnificent how fast the human brain operates. In a fraction of a second our  neurons are activated, creating thoughts and reactions to stimuli. The speed at which radiologists can non-invasively  follow brain function using  MRI , however, is... Read more

Cardiology Management

#EHRA2019: BP control reduces risk of atrial fibrillation-associated dementia

2019 27 Mar

A South Korean study of more than 196,000 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that blood pressure control in mid-life could reduce the risk of AF-associated dementia. The findings were presented at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).   The study is the first of its kind to show that AF patients in... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA18: MRI more accurate to predict Alzheimer’s disease

2018 20 Nov

A new study that will be presented next week during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) shows MRI brain scans are better at predicting the development of Alzheimer’s disease in patients compared to clinical tests commonly used today. Until now, the standardized questionnaires and tests to measure cognition and... Read more