Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2015

AAIC 2015 Coverage

AAIC 2015 Coverage Study Links "Positivity Effect" With Subclinical Memory Impairment

Study Links "Positivity Effect" With Subclinical Memory Impairment

Researchers examine age-related alterations in memory.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Locked Wards May Not Prevent Inpatient Suicide, Absconding

Locked Wards May Not Prevent Inpatient Suicide, Absconding

Treatment on open wards was linked to lower odds of suicide attempts and to absconding with and without return.

AAIC 2015 Coverage

Drugs Contraindicated in Pregnancy

Contraindicated pregnancy medications

AAIC 2015 Coverage Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Alzheimer's Disease

Homocysteine Levels Elevated in Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers identified increased fibrinogen levels and amyloid-β deposits in the blood vessels and brain parenchyma of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Marijuana Use in Male Teenagers Linked to Earlier Mortality

Marijuana Use in Male Teenagers Linked to Earlier Mortality

Study links heavy cannabis use in male teens to increased mortality by age 60.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Benefit Seen With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Adolescents With Depression

Benefit Seen With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Adolescents With Depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques improve time to resolution of depression in teens who refuse antidepressants.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Colonic Diverticular Disease May Increase Dementia Risk

Colonic Diverticular Disease May Increase Dementia Risk

Researchers found an elevated risk of dementia after adjustment for age, sex, and comorbidities.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Teens With Autism At Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Teens With Autism At Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Those taking atypical antipsychotics also showed a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Mental Illness and Obesity

Mental Illness and Obesity

A disproportionate number of patients with mental illness are obese compared to the general population.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Intellectual Stimulation Advantageous in Alzheimer Disease

Intellectual Stimulation Advantageous in Alzheimer Disease

Higher educational level and increased cognitive activity has been associated with less amyloid deposition in APOE4 carriers.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Increased ED Visits in Colorado Tied to Cannabis

Increased ED Visits in Colorado Tied to Cannabis

Visits to the emergency department for out-of-state individuals increased following legalization of cannabis in Colorado.

AAIC 2015 Coverage 1% of Physicians Account for 1/3 of Malpractice Claims

1% of Physicians Account for 1/3 of Malpractice Claims

A few doctors account for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Maternal Hormonal Imbalance May Up Autism Odds in Offspring

Maternal Hormonal Imbalance May Up Autism Odds in Offspring

Odds of autism further increased among mothers with both polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity.

AAIC 2015 Coverage New Compound May Reduce Parkinson Drug's Adverse Effects

New Compound May Reduce Parkinson Drug's Adverse Effects

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects, such as restless muscle movements.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Weight Gain in Mid-Life Linked to Earlier Onset of Dementia

Weight Gain in Mid-Life Linked to Earlier Onset of Dementia

However, losing weight might be able to slow the rate of onset.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Exercise Can Reduce Symptoms of Alzheimer's, Mild Cognitive Impairment

Exercise Can Reduce Symptoms of Alzheimer's, Mild Cognitive Impairment

Aerobic exercise, such as walking, running or swimming, can reduce a range of symptoms of neurocognitive disorders.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Summary Score in Middle Age Predicts Dementia Status Later in Life

Summary Score in Middle Age Predicts Dementia Status Later in Life

A five question screening tool focusing on middle-age educational and occupational attainment helps predict dementia risk.

AAIC 2015 Coverage AVP-923 Reduces Agitation in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease

AVP-923 Reduces Agitation in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease

Currently FDA-approved for treating pseudo bulbar affect, the drug also benefits agitation.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Can Amyloid PET Scans Improve Dementia Outcomes?

Can Amyloid PET Scans Improve Dementia Outcomes?

The first randomized-controlled clinical trials are underway to assess if early access to amyloid imaging PET scan results can inform treatment decisions for mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Biogen's Aducanumab Offers Mixed Results in Alzheimer's Progression

Biogen's Aducanumab Offers Mixed Results in Alzheimer's Progression

The big question now is what doses will Biogen examine in aducanumab phase 3 trials.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Investigational Neurotransmitter May Enhance Treatment for Alzheimer's Symptoms

Investigational Neurotransmitter May Enhance Treatment for Alzheimer's Symptoms

RVT-101 improved cognition and function when combined with donepezil in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Caffeine May Help To Maintain Memory, Inhibit Cognitive Impairment

Caffeine May Help To Maintain Memory, Inhibit Cognitive Impairment

Greater intake of caffeine among healthy older adults was associated with better memory and executive functioning.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Solanezumab Shows Modest Effect on Alzheimer's Disease Progression

Solanezumab Shows Modest Effect on Alzheimer's Disease Progression

Investigators identified a possible disease-modifying effect of solanezumab as an early treatment for Alzheimer's disease, but the benefit in clinical practice remains unclear.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Majority of Dementia Patients Take Multiple Psychotropic Drugs

Majority of Dementia Patients Take Multiple Psychotropic Drugs

Dementia patients who were younger, female and lived in nursing homes were most associated with psychotropic polypharmacy.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men

Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men

Among those with mild cognitive impairment, women's cognitive abilities deteriorated twice as quickly as men.

AAIC 2015 Coverage New Tool Could Help Better Diagnose Neurocognitive Disorders

New Tool Could Help Better Diagnose Neurocognitive Disorders

Researchers have begun enrolling 800 patients with a neurodegenerative disorder to test the accuracy of the PredictND tool.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Dementia Management, Quality of Life Improved with Behavioral Interventions

Dementia Management, Quality of Life Improved with Behavioral Interventions

Better balance needed between cure, prevention, and care for patients with dementia.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Non-Wearable Sleep Sensors Show Promise in Older Patients with Dementia

Non-Wearable Sleep Sensors Show Promise in Older Patients with Dementia

The sensors could potentially lead to new treatments as well as early disease detection.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Television Watching Linked to Cognitive Decline in Mid-Life

Television Watching Linked to Cognitive Decline in Mid-Life

Watching too much television and not getting enough physical activity both greatly increase cognitive decline in adults by mid-life.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Huge Rise in Baby Boomers with Alzheimer's Expected

Huge Rise in Baby Boomers with Alzheimer's Expected

By 2050, half of all baby boomers are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dramatically increasing Medicare spending on it.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Antibodies Targeting Alzheimer's May Benefit Other Neurological Diseases

Antibodies Targeting Alzheimer's May Benefit Other Neurological Diseases

Monoclonal antibodies targeting tau and amyloid beta in Alzheimer's disease may benefit other neurodegenerative diseases.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Early-Life Cognitive Ability Predicts Late-Life Dementia Risk

Early-Life Cognitive Ability Predicts Late-Life Dementia Risk

Early academic performance may be better indicator of cognitive reserve than formal education, occupational complexity.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Type 1 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

Type 1 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

Burden of cognitive impairment may be greater in this vulnerable population, who require vigilance and constant self-care.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Biomarker Predicts Dementia-Related Decline Caused by Alzheimer's Disease

Biomarker Predicts Dementia-Related Decline Caused by Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers identify significantly higher levels of neurogranin in patients with Alzheimer's disease versus cognitively normal patients.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Depression, Genetic Variant Exacerbates Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Depression, Genetic Variant Exacerbates Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Elderly patients who were diagnosed with major depression and who carried the APOE-e4 allele had greater cognitive decline.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Brain Fitness Program Effective for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Brain Fitness Program Effective for Mild Cognitive Impairment

In patients with mild cognitive impairment, a holistic, multidisciplinary intervention improved attention, concentration, and problem solving.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Novel Therapy Efficacious for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

Novel Therapy Efficacious for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

NPT088, from NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, targets proteins related to amyloid beta, tau.

AAIC 2015 Coverage New Compound Targets Beta Amyloid and Tau Peptides

New Compound Targets Beta Amyloid and Tau Peptides

TRV 101, from Treventis Corp., may prevent the formation of beta amyloid.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Saliva Test May Distinguish Between Different Forms of Cognitive Decline

Saliva Test May Distinguish Between Different Forms of Cognitive Decline

Metabolites detected in saliva test can be added to the diagnostic armamentarium in Alzheimer's disease.

AAIC 2015 Coverage Biomarkers Identified Patients Most Likely to Develop Alzheimer's Disease

Biomarkers Identified Patients Most Likely to Develop Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have identified biomarkers that have the potential to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

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