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Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Saud Alhusaini, MD, PhD; and Eric E. Smith, MD, MPH

January 2019—Targeting risk factors may decrease vascular cognitive impairments.

Dementia Insights: Blood Pressure Control and Cognitive Impairment

Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

January 2019—Could recommendations for more aggressive blood pressure control worsen prognosis for vascular and neurodegenerative cognitive impairments?

Cognitive Complaints and Neuropsychologic Testing

Nabil Ali, MD; Kendra Corning, PsyD, HSPP; and Laura M. Clark, PhD, ABPP

January 2019—When should neuropsychologic tests be ordered and what questions should testing answer?

Neurosyphilis-Induced Psychosis

Veronica Hocker, MD; and Nabil Ali, MD

January 2019—The return of the great imitator makes it critical to know the guidelines for testing for neurosyphilis.

Study Defines Risk Factors for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—A study published in Neurology online found that taking antidepressants for depression or having anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are correlated with…

Increased Dementia Risk for Female Veterans Who Experienced Brain Injuries

Wednesday, December 12, 2018—In a study published in Neurology, it was found that women who served in the military and have traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depr…

New Drug Candidate for Alzheimer’s Disease to Enter Phase 1 Trials

Monday, December 10, 2018—The investigational drug candidate E2814, designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, will enter phase 1 clinical trials in early 2019. A monoclonal anti…

Tau Aggregation Inhibitor Receives Orphan Drug Status for Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia

Monday, December 10, 2018—Orphan drug designation has been granted to a tau aggregation inhibitor leucomethylthioninium (LMTX) (TauRx, Aberdeen, Scotland) being studied in phase 3 clinical trials for t…


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