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Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Part 2

Alicia M. Zha, MD and Brendan J. Kelley, MD

March 2015—Cognitive impairment after acute stroke is likely under-appreciated despite its impact.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies: In the News and in the Clinic

Rachel Dolhun, MD

March 2015— Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) has been in the news since it was revealed that Robin Williams suffered hallucinations, paranoia and parkinsonism secondary to the condition.…

Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Part 1

Alicia M. Zha, MD and Brendan J. Kelley, MD

January/February 2015—Cognitive impairment after acute stroke is likely under-appreciated despite its impact.

Dementia Insights: Nutritional Aspects of Cognitive Impairment: Its Role In Prevention and Treatment

Ronald Devere, MD

January/February 2015—Much of the information on nutrition and dementia is not scientifically well-documented, but there is evidence that proper nutrition can be beneficial.

Biomarkers Setting the Pace of Alzheimer’s Research

A Q&A with John Trojanowski, MD, PhD and Russell H. Swerdlow, MD

November/December 2014—Clinicians and researchers must determine how to best use emerging data, such as information on biomarkers.

In The Pipeline: Don’t Bother: Investigational Compound Reduces AD-related Agitation

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

November/December 2014—Alzheimer’s patients who experience agitation saw a nearly 50 percent decline in their symptoms after treatment with an investigational therapy.


September 2014—Untangling the Clinical Challenges

The Texas Experience

Ronald DeVere, MD

September 2014—Experts and care providers in Texas joined forces to develop guidelines that aid diagnosis and care and help elucidate the many types and causes of cognitive impairment.


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