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A new study has found that performing well on two brief tests measuring cognitive ability and ability to identify odors indicates very low risk for Alzheimer’s.
“FTD basically peaks in middle age,” Edward D. Huey says, “as opposed to Alzheimer’s, where your chances of getting it go up as you get older.”
- August 1, 2018
A clinical trial conducted by Columbia University and Duke University suggest that donepezil may not improve cognitive performance in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease who also had depression.
Source:MedscapeJune 6, 2018
Dr. John Mann said this study used much more sophisticated statistical techniques than previous studies to rule out an association between lithium in groundwater and lower risk of bipolar disorder.
Source:NBC NewsMarch 15, 2017
People living with HIV and their loved ones should be aware of the symptoms of HIV-associated dementia, so the appropriate diagnostic investigation and treatment can be initiated as soon as possible.
- July 26, 2016
Smell Test May Predict Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease