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SAGE Advice: Helping Patients Spot AD Earlier

A Q&A with Douglas Scharre, MD

April 2014—It’s not meant to replace clinical assessment, but there are hopes a new test will find Alzheimer’s when treatments may be most effective.

Letters to the Editor

March 2014—Caution: Distinguish Cauda Equina v. Conus Medullaris Syndromes The case report “Cauda equina syndrome: A case report and review of the literature” (Practical…

Impaired Driving Related to Medications and Neurological Diagnoses

A Q&A with Amanda Hetland

January/February 2014—Researchers investigated the degree to which various common agents, including benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, may affect driving ability. Therapy selection and patient counseling are key to safe use.

Cognitive Consequences of Vitamin D Deficiency

Ronald Devere MD FAAN

January/February 2014—I vividly remember (as may many of our readers), taking two tablespoons of cod liver oil every morning in the winter as a child growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the…

Prescription Medical Food for Alzheimer’s: A Novel Approach to Neurologic Disease

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH

July/August 2013—The potentially confusing category of medical foods may present options for disease management.

The Brain Activity Map: Answers for Alzheimer’s and More?

Zac Haughn, Senior Associate Editor

March/April 2013—An ambitious new research goal seeks to better understand how the brain works. Will the project succeed, and what will it actually show?

Alzheimer’s: Bad Blood Runs Deep

Q&A with Costantino Iadecola, MD

March/April 2013—A new study says damaged blood vessels loaded with amyloid worsen cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease. What are the implications?

Alzheimer’s Association: Trends, Biomarkers, and New Approaches to Diagnosis

March/April 2013—The latest data report from the association highlights the current and future burden of AD and outlines proposed new approaches to diagnosis.


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