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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…

Neurology in the Media

June 2016—Neurology in the Media NFL Player Donates to Studies Investigating Cannabinoids for Pain and CTE NFL player Eugene Monroe has donated $80,000 to researchers at Johns…

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.

In-Focus: Communication

May 2016—Review Finds Poor Public Understanding of Dementia Findings from a new review indicate that the general public possesses only a fair to moderate knowledge and understanding…

Comfort Always: The Role of the Physician in Alzheimer’s Care

With Howard Fillit, MD

May 2016—Empathy and communication constitute the foundation of sound patient care in Alzheimer’s disease.

In-Focus: Parkinson’s Disease

April 2016—New Findings Clarify Cognitive Difficulties in Communication for PD patients The ability to keep up with conversations can be a challenge for some patients with Parkinson&r…

A Diagnosis of Exclusion: Keys to Consider on the Diagnostic Accuracy of Alzheimer’s Disease

Ronald Devere, MD, FAAN

January/February 2016—New research suggests that the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is not as simple as previously thought.

Managing Agitation and Aggression in Alzheimer’s Disease

A Q&A with Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD

November/December 2015—Physicians should consider a range of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions when addressing agitation.

 
 

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