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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054264/using-artificial-neural-networks-to-select-the-parameters-for-the-prognostic-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-elderly-individuals
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A J C C Lins, M T C Muniz, A N M Garcia, A V Gomes, R M Cabral, C J A Bastos-Filho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A huge number of solutions based on computational systems have been recently developed for the classification of cognitive abnormalities in older people, so that individuals at high risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer?s disease, can be identified before the manifestation of the diseases. Several factors are related to these pathologies, making the diagnostic process a hard problem to solve. This paper proposes a computational model based on the artificial neural network to classify data patterns of older adults...
December 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053874/tau-pathology-and-neurodegeneration-contribute-to-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Alexandre Bejanin, Daniel R Schonhaut, Renaud La Joie, Joel H Kramer, Suzanne L Baker, Natasha Sosa, Nagehan Ayakta, Averill Cantwell, Mustafa Janabi, Mariella Lauriola, James P O'Neil, Maria L Gorno-Tempini, Zachary A Miller, Howard J Rosen, Bruce L Miller, William J Jagust, Gil D Rabinovici
Neuropathological and in vivo studies have revealed a tight relationship between tau pathology and cognitive impairment across the Alzheimer's disease spectrum. However, tau pathology is also intimately associated with neurodegeneration and amyloid pathology. The aim of the present study was therefore to assess whether grey matter atrophy and amyloid pathology contribute to the relationship between tau pathology, as measured with 18F-AV-1451-PET imaging, and cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease. We included 40 amyloid-positive patients meeting criteria for mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease (n = 5) or probable Alzheimer's disease dementia (n = 35)...
October 7, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993004/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-cognitive-impairment-the-search-for-a-specific-neuropsychological-pattern
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M Planton, N Raposo, J-F Albucher, J Pariente
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is diagnosed in stroke units after lobar intracerebral hemorrhage. CAA can also be diagnosed in memory clinics when patients are referred for cognitive impairment assessment, and may be a reason for admission to emergency or neurology departments because of rapidly progressive cognitive or neurological decline, or a transient focal neurological episode. CAA may even be observed in older community-dwelling individuals. Neuropsychological impairment in CAA has been described over the past 20 years...
October 6, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990425/mendelian-forms-of-disease-and-age-at-onset-affect-survival-in-frontotemporal-dementia
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Maura Cosseddu, Alberto Benussi, Stefano Gazzina, Rosanna Turrone, Silvana Archetti, Elisa Bonomi, Giorgio Biasiotto, Isabella Zanella, Raffaele Ferrari, Maria S Cotelli, Antonella Alberici, Alessandro Padovani, Barbara Borroni
OBJECTIVE: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a common cause of young onset dementia. Very few reports on disease duration are currently available and predictors of survival are still undefined. The aim of the present study was to assess the natural history of FTD and to define predictors of survival. METHODS: Four hundred amd eleven FTD patients, including 294 with behavioural variant FTD, 77 with agrammatic variant primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and 40 with semantic variant PPA, were consecutively enrolled and demographic and clinical variables carefully recorded...
October 8, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984585/memory-correlates-of-alzheimer-s-disease-cerebrospinal-fluid-markers-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Babette L R Reijs, Inez H G B Ramakers, Sebastian Köhler, Charlotte E Teunissen, Marleen Koel-Simmelink, Pradeep J Nathan, Magda Tsolaki, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Gunhild Waldemar, Lucrezia Hausner, Rik Vandenberghe, Peter Johannsen, Andrew Blackwell, Hugo Vanderstichele, Frans Verhey, Pieter Jelle Visser
BACKGROUND: Performance on episodic, semantic, and working memory tests is impaired in Alzheimer's disease (AD)-type dementia, but it is unclear which type of memory test is most strongly associated with early AD biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and most useful for monitoring disease progression. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ42) and tau in CSF with performance on different memory domains at baseline, and how these CSF markers are related with memory decline...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975068/longitudinal-white-matter-change-in-frontotemporal-dementia-subtypes-and-sporadic-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
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Fanny M Elahi, Gabe Marx, Yann Cobigo, Adam M Staffaroni, John Kornak, Duygu Tosun, Adam L Boxer, Joel H Kramer, Bruce L Miller, Howard J Rosen
BACKGROUND: Degradation of white matter microstructure has been demonstrated in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). In preparation for clinical trials, ongoing studies are investigating the utility of longitudinal brain imaging for quantification of disease progression. To date only one study has examined sample size calculations based on longitudinal changes in white matter integrity in FTLD. OBJECTIVE: To quantify longitudinal changes in white matter microstructural integrity in the three canonical subtypes of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and AD using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961897/body-mass-index-and-decline-in-cognitive-function-in-older-black-and-white-persons
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Zoe Arvanitakis, Ana W Capuano, David A Bennett, Lisa L Barnes
Background: While body mass index (BMI) is higher in black compared to white persons, little is known about BMI and change in cognition in cohorts with a large proportion of blacks. We examine relations of BMI with decline in global cognition and five cognitive domains, in older blacks and whites, and determine whether relations differ by race. Methods: Participants were 2134 persons without baseline dementia (33% black; 75% women; mean age =77.9 [range 53-100] and education =14...
August 7, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955261/a-semantic-and-episodic-memory-test-semep-developed-within-the-embodied-cognition-framework-application-to-normal-aging-alzheimer-s-disease-and-semantic-dementia
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Guillaume T Vallet, Carol Hudon, Nathalie Bier, Joël Macoir, Rémy Versace, Martine Simard
Embodiment has highlighted the importance of sensory-motor components in cognition. Perception and memory are thus very tightly bound together, and episodic and semantic memories should rely on the same grounded memory traces. Reduced perception should then directly reduce the ability to encode and retrieve an episodic memory, as in normal aging. Multimodal integration deficits, as in Alzheimer's disease, should lead to more severe episodic memory impairment. The present study introduces a new memory test developed to take into account these assumptions...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951166/what-semantic-dementia-teaches-us-about-the-functional-organization-of-the-left-posterior-fusiform-gyrus
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Catherine Merck, Isabelle Corouge, Pierre-Yves Jonin, Béatrice Desgranges, Jean-Yves Gauvrit, Serge Belliard
After demonstrating the relative preservation of fruit and vegetable knowledge in patients with semantic dementia (SD), we sought to identify the neural substrate of this unusual category effect. Nineteen patients with SD performed a semantic sorting task and underwent a morphometric 3T MRI scan. The grey-matter volumes of five regions within the temporal lobe were bilaterally computed, as well as those of two recently described areas (FG1 and FG2) within the posterior fusiform gyrus. In contrast to the other semantic categories we tested, fruit and vegetable scores were only predicted by left FG1 volume...
September 23, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949080/everyday-task-knowledge-and-everyday-function-in-dementia
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Emily E Roll, Tania Giovannetti, David J Libon, Joel Eppig
Tests of everyday action semantics were developed and piloted in a group of healthy adults (n = 53) and then administered to individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD; n = 17) or Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD; n = 20). Relations between everyday action knowledge and everyday function were explored. Three action semantic tests were developed: Probe Test - 45 forced-choice questions regarding task sequences, objects, and steps; Picture Sequencing Test - sequential ordering of 4-5 cards depicting task steps; Script Test - open-ended verbal description of the steps required to complete everyday tasks...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947182/pain-aging-and-dementia-towards-a-biopsychosocial-model
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Lucia Gagliese, Lynn R Gauthier, Nadine Narain, Tamlyn Freedman
Dementia is a progressive disease associated with irreversible impairment and loss of cognitive abilities. About half of older people with dementia experience pain. In this paper, we propose that pain in older people with dementia can be conceptualized as the final result of the interaction of three heterogeneous phenomena, pain, aging, and dementia, which are created and influenced by the interactions of predisposing, lifelong, and current biopsychosocial factors. We review pain assessment in people with dementia using both self-report and observational/behavioral measures...
September 22, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947063/semantic-dementia-and-the-left-and-right-temporal-lobes
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Julie S Snowden, Jennifer M Harris, Jennifer C Thompson, Christopher Kobylecki, Matthew Jones, Anna M Richardson, David Neary
Semantic dementia, a circumscribed disorder of semantic knowledge, provides a unique model for understanding the neural basis for semantic representation. The study addressed areas of contention: the relative roles of the left and right temporal lobe, the contribution of anterior versus posterior temporal cortex and the status of the anterior temporal lobes as amodal hub. Naming and word comprehension was examined in 41 semantic dementia patients, 31 with left-predominant and 10 right-predominant atrophy. In keeping with expectation, naming and comprehension were significantly poorer in left-predominant patients...
August 31, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932108/cognitive-and-behavioral-evaluation-of-nutritional-interventions-in-rodent-models-of-brain-aging-and-dementia
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Devin Wahl, Sean Cp Coogan, Samantha M Solon-Biet, Rafael de Cabo, James B Haran, David Raubenheimer, Victoria C Cogger, Mark P Mattson, Stephen J Simpson, David G Le Couteur
Evaluation of behavior and cognition in rodent models underpins mechanistic and interventional studies of brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases, especially dementia. Commonly used tests include Morris water maze, Barnes maze, object recognition, fear conditioning, radial arm water maze, and Y maze. Each of these tests reflects some aspects of human memory including episodic memory, recognition memory, semantic memory, spatial memory, and emotional memory. Although most interventional studies in rodent models of dementia have focused on pharmacological agents, there are an increasing number of studies that have evaluated nutritional interventions including caloric restriction, intermittent fasting, and manipulation of macronutrients...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930751/dementia-predicting-cognitive-risk-score-and-its-correlation-with-cortical-thickness-in-parkinson-disease
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Byoung Seok Ye, Seun Jeon, Jee Hyun Ham, Jae Jung Lee, Jong Min Lee, Hye Sun Lee, Phil Hyu Lee, Young H Sohn
BACKGROUND: We developed a risk score system to predict risks of developing dementia in individual Parkinson disease (PD) patients using baseline neuropsychological tests. METHODS: A total of 216 nondemented PD patients underwent a baseline neuropsychological evaluation and were followed up for a mean of 2.7 (±1.1) years. Univariate Cox regression models controlled for age, gender, and education selected neuropsychological tests individually predicting dementia risk...
September 21, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926415/semantic-memory-in-the-clinical-progression-of-alzheimer-disease
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Christophe T Tchakoute, Kristin L Sainani, Victor W Henderson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Semantic memory measures may be useful in tracking and predicting progression of Alzheimer disease. We investigated relationships among semantic memory tasks and their 1-year predictive value in women with Alzheimer disease. METHODS: We conducted secondary analyses of a randomized clinical trial of raloxifene in 42 women with late-onset mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease. We assessed semantic memory with tests of oral confrontation naming, category fluency, semantic recognition and semantic naming, and semantic density in written narrative discourse...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926308/neuropsychological-differences-between-men-and-women-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Joseph J Ryan, Laura Glass Umfleet, David S Kreiner, Amanda M Fuller, Anthony M Paolo
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that men and women with Alzheimer's disease (AD) at comparable levels of global cognitive impairment perform differently on neuropsychological measures. Such differences may have practical implications for designing cognitive interventions that address symptoms of dementia. METHODS: We compared men (n = 86) and women (n = 96) with AD on tests of immediate and delayed prose memory, verbal fluency, semantic fluency, semantic memory, and confrontation naming...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922167/statins-and-cognition-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Benjamin L Deck, Jacqueline Rick, Sharon X Xie, Alice Chen-Plotkin, John E Duda, James F Morley, Lana M Chahine, Nabila Dahodwala, John Q Trojanowski, Daniel Weintraub
The relationship between statins and cognition in Parkinson's disease (PD) is poorly understood. Analyses were performed to determine associations between statin use and cross-sectional and longitudinal cognitive performance in PD. Neuropsychological tests, medication logs, and ratings of functional abilities were collected from 313 PD participants longitudinally. At baseline, statin users (SU; N = 129) were older, more likely male, and had shorter PD duration than non-statin users (NSU; N = 184). In Cross-sectional analysis, SU performed better on global cognition, Trails B, semantic fluency, and phonemic fluency tasks...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914737/evidence-of-semantic-processing-impairments-in-behavioural-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-and-parkinson-s-disease
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Katheryn A Q Cousins, Murray Grossman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Category-specific impairments caused by brain damage can provide important insights into how semantic concepts are organized in the brain. Recent research has demonstrated that disease to sensory and motor cortices can impair perceptual feature knowledge important to the representation of semantic concepts. This evidence supports the grounded cognition theory of semantics, the view that lexical knowledge is partially grounded in perceptual experience and that sensory and motor regions support semantic representations...
September 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912709/extending-xnat-platform-with-an-incremental-semantic-framework
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Santiago Timón, Mariano Rincón, Rafael Martínez-Tomás
Informatics increases the yield from neuroscience due to improved data. Data sharing and accessibility enable joint efforts between different research groups, as well as replication studies, pivotal for progress in the field. Research data archiving solutions are evolving rapidly to address these necessities, however, distributed data integration is still difficult because of the need of explicit agreements for disparate data models. To address these problems, ontologies are widely used in biomedical research to obtain common vocabularies and logical descriptions, but its application may suffer from scalability issues, domain bias, and loss of low-level data access...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912300/-18-f-av-1451-binding-in-vivo-mirrors-the-expected-distribution-of-tdp-43-pathology-in-the-semantic-variant-of-primary-progressive-aphasia
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W R Bevan-Jones, Thomas E Cope, P Simon Jones, Luca Passamonti, Young T Hong, Tim D Fryer, Robert Arnold, Kieren S J Allinson, Jonathan P Coles, Franklin I Aigbirhio, Karalyn Patterson, John T O'Brien, James B Rowe
INTRODUCTION: Semantic dementia, including the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia (svPPA), is strongly associated with TAR-DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) type C pathology. It provides a useful model in which to test the specificity of in vivo binding of the putative tau ligand [(18)F]AV-1451, which is elevated in frontotemporal lobar degeneration tauopathies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven patients (five with svPPA and two with 'right' semantic dementia) and 12 healthy controls underwent positron emission tomography brain imaging with [(18)F]AV-1451...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
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