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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…

Sleep Disturbances Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Thursday, July 06, 2017—Poor sleep may be a sign that otherwise healthy individuals may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life over those who do not have sleep p…

Phase 3 Results Suggest Promise of Investigational Alzheimer’s Agent in Mild Disease

Tuesday, June 27, 2017—New Phase 3 findings published in the Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease show that Alzheon’s investigational agent tramiprosate (ALZ-801) may offer c…

In-Focus: Alzheimer’s Disease

June 2017—Neurodegenerative Diseases Linked by Abnormal Proteins Causing Similar Damage to Brain Cells By the Numbers The percentage increase in death rates in patients with Alz…

Intervention and Prevention: The State of Care and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

Jeffrey L. Cummings, MD, ScD

June 2017—Several promising threads in research and policy are paving the way for much needed therapeutic interventions.

The Rapidly Evolving Front in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

With Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD, a Q&A

June 2017—Imaging technologies may pave the way toward early diagnosis and the development of disease modifying therapies.

Music and Dementia: An Overview

Ronald Devere, MD

June 2017—Music appears to be a unique and powerful stimulus for reaffirming personal identity and social connectedness in individuals with dementia.

Neurodegenerative Diseases Linked by Abnormal Proteins Causing Similar Damage to Brain Cells

Tuesday, May 30, 2017—Abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease share a similar ability to cause damage when they invade brain cells,…

 
 

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