Search Tag: Dementia

IMAGING Management

Current Screening Misses Early Dementia Diagnosis

2016 24 May

While changes in cognitive abilities may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. In a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA15: Study Shows Link Between Early-Stage Brain and Heart Disease

2015 03 Dec

Researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy adults have found a connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease, according to a study presented on Wednesday, 2 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The finding provides more insight into the heart-brain connection, which is important... Read more

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology.Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cognitive Problems are Common after Cardiac Arrest

2015 19 Apr

A major international study led by Lund University (Sweden) has found that half of all cardiac arrest survivors experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention. Also, researchers were surprised to learn that a control group comprising heart attack patients had largely the same level of problems. The results suggest that it... Read more

IMAGING Management

Noninvasive Ultrasound Technology Could Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 15 Mar

Researchers at the University of Queensland (Australia) have found that noninvasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease and restore memory. In a report published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the researchers say the innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques that result in memory... Read more

Cardiology Management

Healthy Heart Could Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

2015 05 Mar

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study associating heart function with the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Participants with decreased heart function, measured by cardiac index, were two to three times more likely to develop significant memory loss over the follow-up period."Heart function could... Read more

Pharmacy Management

35 Partners Join In European Research Initiative for Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 17 Jan

The European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Consortium (EPAD) has announced the start of collaboration between academic and private sectors to test treatments for the prevention of Alzheimer's dementia.  The EPAD project is part of a global effort in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. It is sponsored by the European Commission and the European... Read more

Health Management

Health: The Economic Growth Engine of the 21st Century

2014 08 Nov

Key Points • The economic and social development of the leading industrialised countries is significantly determined by economic cycles that last between 40 and 60 years. • In honour of their discoverer Nikolai Kondratieff, these long waves are called Kondratieff cycles. • A new long cycle, the sixth Kondratieff cycle began around the turn of this past... Read more

Health Management

European Society of Neuroradiology

2014 08 Nov

As the newly installed President of the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), what are your goals for your term of office? The ESNR is a professional society with more than 3,000 members. A strategic plan and mission for the ESNR was initiated a few years ago. Under my presidency we will expand, improve and update this concept. The ESNR will continue... Read more

Health Management

Fighting the Rising Tide of Dementia

2014 08 Nov

AuthorsProf. Karl A. Stroetmann empirica Communication & Technology Research Bonn, Germany School of Health Information Science University of Victoria, BC, Canada Dr. Rainer Thiel empirica Communication & Technology Research Bonn, Germany [email protected] Veli Stroetmann, MD empirica Communication & Technology Research Bonn, Germany  Key Points • As... Read more

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