AAIC 2015

Summary Score in Middle Age Predicts Dementia Status Later in Life

Summary Score in Middle Age Predicts Dementia Status Later in Life

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

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

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

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

Can Amyloid PET Scans Improve Dementia Outcomes?

Can Amyloid PET Scans Improve Dementia Outcomes?

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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.

Investigational Neurotransmitter May Enhance Treatment for Alzheimer's Symptoms

Investigational Neurotransmitter May Enhance Treatment for Alzheimer's Symptoms

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

Solanezumab Shows Modest Effect on Alzheimer's Disease Progression

Solanezumab Shows Modest Effect on Alzheimer's Disease Progression

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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.

Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men

Memory Decline More Rapid in Women Than Men

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

Dementia Management, Quality of Life Improved with Behavioral Interventions

Dementia Management, Quality of Life Improved with Behavioral Interventions

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

Early-Life Cognitive Ability Predicts Late-Life Dementia Risk

Early-Life Cognitive Ability Predicts Late-Life Dementia Risk

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

Type 1 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

Type 1 Diabetes Increases Dementia Risk

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

Brain Fitness Program Effective for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Brain Fitness Program Effective for Mild Cognitive Impairment

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

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