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The Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Hearing Loss, Part 1

Ronald Devere, MD

October 2017—Evidence suggests a causal link between hearing decline and cognitive impairment.

US Postal Service Issues Alzheimer’s Disease Semipostal Stamps

Monday, October 02, 2017—New stamps for Alzheimer’s disease awareness are coming soon from the US Postal Service. Under its semipostal discretionary program, the Postal Service will issue five s…

Blood Test Shown to Accurately Identify Alzheimer’s Disease

Monday, September 11, 2017—A blood test may help identify and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,…

Study: Women and Men with APOE Epsilon 4 Gene at Equal Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, August 31, 2017—Although women with the APOE e3/e4 genotype have been thought to be at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that men and women between 55 and 85 y…

Neurology Workforce Shortage Projected to Impact Alzheimer’s Care

July/August 2017—Nearly half of US states are “deserts” for neurology, according to a report presented at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Meeting. These stat…

Conference Digest: Insights from Summer Neurology Meetings

July/August 2017—Alzheimer’s Association International Conference Diet and Cognition: A New Link. Research suggests that the benefits of a healthy diet may extend to cognitive health.…

AAIC 2017: Healthy Diets Tied to Decreased Likelihood of Cognitive Impairment In Older Individuals

Monday, July 17, 2017—The benefits of a healthy diet may extend to cognitive health, according to findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London. Among n…

AAIC 2017: Electronic Self-Administered Test Performs Similarly to Pen-and-Paper Version in Detecting MCI and Early Dementias

Monday, July 17, 2017—Findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London indicate that the self-administered eSAGE (BrainTest Inc.) test performs simila…

 
 

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