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The Digital Future of Cognitive Screening

With Douglas Scharre, MD

January/February 2017—As continued research elucidates Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers, cognitive screening tools will play an integral role in the early detection of impairment.

The Cognitive Consequences Of Alcohol Use

Ronald Devere, MD

October 2016—In my experience as director of an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and memory disorders center, it appears that an increasing number of my cognitively impaired patients are dri…

Study Spotlight: Clarifying the Link Between Sleep Disturbance and Cognitive Decline

October 2016—A Q&A with Alberto Rafael Ramos, MD and Clinton Wright, MD

In-Focus: Catching Up to Alzheimer's Disease

July/August 2016—Amyloid-β Peptide May Protect Against Microbial Infection Recent data suggest that amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) may play a protective role in innate immunity and t…

A Primer in Neuropsychological Assessment for Dementia

Katya Rascovsky, PhD

July/August 2016—Neuropsychological assessments can be extremely useful in the detection, diagnosis, and management of dementia syndromes.

Busy Alzheimer’s Pipeline Offers Hope for Significant Treatment Advances

With Howard Fillit, MD

July/August 2016—One expert explains why Alzheimer’s research and therapeutics are poised for major gains over the next decade.

Imaging Biomarkers: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Road Ahead

With Liana Apostolova, MD

July/August 2016—Over the last several years, significant advances in the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research spectrum have presented clear opportunities in both the diagnosis and manageme…

Clarifying the Role of Amyloid Burden in Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Ronald Devere, MD

May 2016—New evidence suggests that amyloid burden plays a role in the progression of vascular cognitive impairment, particularly in older patients.


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