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Are We Overlooking B-12 Deficiency as a Cause of Dementia?

Ronald Devere, MD

March/April 2009—Frequently sought as a cause of dementia, B-12 deficiency is considered a clinically uncommon cause. Appropriate assessment may detect deficiency's role in certain cases.

A Complete Approach to Dementia Management

Zac Haughn, Associate Editor

January 2009—The theft of cognitive function is the calling card of dementia. But neurologists must recognize and manage other aspects of this disease that can be of immeasurable importance in maintaining quality of life.

Olfactory Testing in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neuro-Degenerative Disorders

Ronald Devere, MD

July/August 2009—Olfactory testing can be a convenient and relatively inexpensive method to gather supporting information for the diagnosis of neuro-degenerative diseases.

Pipeline Watch: Promising Developments Reported

Several recent reports highlight progress in the development of new therapeutic agents for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and stroke. While final market approval could still be yea…

Tracing a Future for Diagnostic Imaging in AD

Paul Winnington, Editorial Director

July/August 2009—An insider offers an update on the progress of development and clinical challenges that remain.


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