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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088928/multi-modal-mri-investigation-of-volumetric-and-microstructural-changes-in-the-hippocampus-and-its-subfields-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-alzheimer-s-disease-and-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Elijah Mak, Silvy Gabel, Li Su, Guy B Williams, Robert Arnold, Luca Passamonti, Patricia Vazquez Rodríguez, Ajenthan Surendranathan, W Richard Bevan-Jones, James B Rowe, John T O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Volumetric atrophy and microstructural alterations in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) measures of the hippocampus have been reported in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, no study to date has jointly investigated concomitant microstructural and volumetric changes of the hippocampus in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). METHODS: A total of 84 subjects (23 MCI, 17 DLB, 14 AD, and 30 healthy controls) were recruited for a multi-modal imaging (3T MRI and DTI) study that included neuropsychological evaluation...
January 16, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088604/alba-screening-instrument-asi-a-brief-screening-tool-for-lewy-body-dementia
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M M Garcia Basalo, M C Fernandez, M Ojea Quintana, J I Rojas, M J Garcia Basalo, E Bogliotti, N Campora, M Fernandez, W Berrios, E Cristiano, A Golimstok
BACKGROUND: Early detection of neurodegenerative diseases is essential for treatment and proper care of these patients. Screening tools available today are effective for several types of dementia. However, there is no one specific for Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to present a tool for early detection of LBD, accessible even for non-medical staff. METHODS: We stratified subjects (MMSE>20) into four groups: health controls (HC), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), LBD and other dementias (Alzheimer and vascular)...
January 5, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088191/predicting-probable-alzheimer-s-disease-using-linguistic-deficits-and-biomarkers
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Sylvester O Orimaye, Jojo S-M Wong, Karen J Golden, Chee P Wong, Ireneous N Soyiri
BACKGROUND: The manual diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related Dementias has been a challenge. Currently, these disorders are diagnosed using specific clinical diagnostic criteria and neuropsychological examinations. The use of several Machine Learning algorithms to build automated diagnostic models using low-level linguistic features resulting from verbal utterances could aid diagnosis of patients with probable AD from a large population...
January 14, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079014/predicting-cognitive-decline-across-four-decades-in-mutation-carriers-and-non-carriers-in-autosomal-dominant-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ove Almkvist, Elena Rodriguez-Vieitez, Steinunn Thordardottir, Kaarina Amberla, Karin Axelman, Hans Basun, Anne Kinhult-Ståhlbom, Lena Lilius, Anne Remes, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Matti Viitanen, Lars Lannfelt, Caroline Graff
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive performance including preclinical and clinical disease course in carriers and non-carriers of autosomal-dominant Alzheimer's disease (adAD) in relation to multiple predictors, that is, linear and non-linear estimates of years to expected clinical onset of disease, years of education and age. METHODS: Participants from five families with early-onset autosomal-dominant mutations (Swedish and Arctic APP, PSEN1 M146V, H163Y, and I143T) included 35 carriers (28 without dementia and 7 with) and 44 non-carriers...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078323/genetic-architecture-of-age-related-cognitive-decline-in-african-americans
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Towfique Raj, Lori B Chibnik, Cristin McCabe, Andus Wong, Joseph M Replogle, Lei Yu, Sujuan Gao, Frederick W Unverzagt, Barbara Stranger, Jill Murrell, Lisa Barnes, Hugh C Hendrie, Tatiana Foroud, Anna Krichevsky, David A Bennett, Kathleen S Hall, Denis A Evans, Philip L De Jager
OBJECTIVE: To identify genetic risk factors associated with susceptibility to age-related cognitive decline in African Americans (AAs). METHODS: We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) and an admixture-mapping scan in 3,964 older AAs from 5 longitudinal cohorts; for each participant, we calculated a slope of an individual's global cognitive change from neuropsychological evaluations. We also performed a pathway-based analysis of the age-related cognitive decline GWAS...
February 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077020/relationship-between-18-f-flutemetamol-uptake-and-rbans-performance-in-non-demented-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Dustin B Hammers, Taylor J Atkinson, Bonnie C A Dalley, Kayla R Suhrie, Britney E Beardmore, Lance D Burrell, Kevin P Horn, Kelli M Rasmussen, Norman L Foster, Kevin Duff, John M Hoffman
OBJECTIVE: The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) has been used extensively for clinical care and in research for patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, relatively few studies have evaluated the relationship between RBANS performance and AD imaging biomarkers. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the association between a relatively new amyloid positron emission tomography imaging biomarker and performance on the RBANS...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064175/neuroimaging-of-inflammation-in-memory-and-related-other-disorders-nimrod-study-protocol-a-deep-phenotyping-cohort-study-of-the-role-of-brain-inflammation-in-dementia-depression-and-other-neurological-illnesses
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W Richard Bevan-Jones, Ajenthan Surendranathan, Luca Passamonti, Patricia Vázquez Rodríguez, Robert Arnold, Elijah Mak, Li Su, Jonathan P Coles, Tim D Fryer, Young T Hong, Guy Williams, Franklin Aigbirhio, James B Rowe, John T O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation of the central nervous system is increasingly regarded as having a role in cognitive disorders such as dementia and depression, but it is not clear how such inflammation relates to other aspects of neuropathology, structural and functional changes in the brain and symptoms (as assessed via clinical and neuropsychological assessment and MRI). This study will explore these pathophysiological mechanisms using positron emission tomography (PET) which allows in vivo imaging of inflammation, amyloid and τ deposition, together with neuropsychological profiling, MRI and peripheral biomarker analysis...
January 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052883/association-of-dietary-cholesterol-and-egg-intakes-with-the-risk-of-incident-dementia-or-alzheimer-disease-the-kuopio-ischaemic-heart-disease-risk-factor-study
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Maija Pt Ylilauri, Sari Voutilainen, Eija Lönnroos, Jaakko Mursu, Heli Ek Virtanen, Timo T Koskinen, Jukka T Salonen, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Jyrki K Virtanen
BACKGROUND: There is little information about the associations of intakes of cholesterol and eggs, a major source of dietary cholesterol, with the risk of cognitive decline in general populations or in carriers of apolipoprotein E ɛ4 (APO-E4), a major risk factor for dementia. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the associations of cholesterol and egg intakes with incident dementia, Alzheimer disease (AD), and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older men from Eastern Finland...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048971/insulin-resistance-plays-a-potential-role-in-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-patients-following-cardiac-valve-surgery
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Ni Tang, Rongrong Jiang, Xiaobin Wang, Jian Wen, Li Liu, Jiali Wu, Chunxiang Zhang
Severe insulin resistance(IR) promotes the development of Alzheimer disease. IR and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) are a common complication during the cardiac perioperative period. The authors hypothesized that IR of individuals with cardiac valve surgery would have increased the risk of POCD. The purpose of the study was to analyze the association of IR and POCD after cardiac valve surgery. Total 131 patients who underwent valve replacement via cardiopulmonary bypass(CPB) were included. Cognitive function was assessed by a series of neuropsychological measurements at 1 day before and 7 days after the surgery...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039765/exploring-the-contribution-of-spatial-navigation-to-cognitive-functioning-in-older-adults
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Jan Laczó, Ross Andel, Zuzana Nedelska, Martin Vyhnalek, Kamil Vlcek, Sebastian Crutch, John Harrison, Jakub Hort
Spatial navigation (SN) impairment is present early in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We tested whether SN performance, self-centered (egocentric) and world-centered (allocentric), was distinguishable from performance on established cognitive functions-verbal and nonverbal memory, executive and visuospatial function, attention/working memory, and language function. 108 older adults (53 cognitively normal [CN] and 55 with amnestic mild cognitive impairment [aMCI]) underwent neuropsychological examination and real-space navigation testing...
December 14, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017255/cognitive-deficits-in-non-demented-diabetic-elderly-appear-independent-of-brain-amyloidosis
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Gloria C Chiang, Eileen Chang, Sneha Pandya, Amy Kuceyeski, James Hu, Richard Isaacson, Christine Ganzer, Aaron Schulman, Vivian Sobel, Shankar Vallabhajosula, Lisa Ravdin
BACKGROUND: To determine the effects of Type 2 diabetes (DM2) on levels of brain amyloidosis and cognition in a community-dwelling cohort of nondemented elderly individuals. METHODS: 33 subjects (16 DM2, 17 nondiabetic) were prospectively recruited. Subjects underwent a PET scan using the amyloid tracer, Pittsburgh Compound B, and a neuropsychological evaluation. Associations between DM2, brain amyloidosis, and cognition were assessed using multivariate regressions, adjusting for age and APOE4 status...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013307/why-almost-always-animals-ranking-fluency-tasks-for-the-detection-of-dementia-based-on-receiver-operating-characteristic-roc-and-quality-roc-analyses
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F Javier Moreno-Martínez, Marcos Ruiz, Pedro R Montoro
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Category fluency tasks have been widely used to assess cognitive functioning in both clinical and experimental environments as an index of cognitive and psycholinguistic dysfunctions in dementia. Typically, a reduced group of semantic categories has been selected for neuropsychological assessment (e.g., animals, fruits or vegetables), although empirical support for the prevalence of one category among others is absent in the literature. METHODS: We provide an empirical evaluation of the ability of 14 category fluency tasks to discriminate between subjects with dementia of the Alzheimer type and healthy elderly participants...
December 24, 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012370/determinants-of-theory-of-mind-performance-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-data-mining-study
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Siddharth Ramanan, Leonardo Cruz de Souza, Noémie Moreau, Marie Sarazin, Antônio L Teixeira, Zoe Allen, Henrique C Guimarães, Paulo Caramelli, Bruno Dubois, Michael Hornberger, Maxime Bertoux
Whether theory of mind (ToM) is preserved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains a controversial subject. Recent studies have showed that performance on some ToM tests might be altered in AD, though to a lesser extent than in behavioural-variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD). It is however, unclear if this reflects a genuine impairment of ToM or a deficit secondary to the general cognitive decline observed in AD. Aiming to investigate the cognitive determinants of ToM performance in AD, a data-mining study was conducted in 29 AD patients then replicated in an independent age-matched group of 19 AD patients to perform an independent replication of the results...
November 30, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009725/cognitive-decline-and-dementia-in-down-syndrome
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Rosalyn Hithersay, Sarah Hamburg, Bernice Knight, André Strydom
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Alzheimer's disease is most likely universal in older individuals with Down syndrome, due to having three copies of the amyloid precursor protein gene, resulting in amyloid-beta plaque deposition. Down syndrome is an important population in which to consider clinical trials of treatments to prevent or delay the development of dementia. However, assessment of subtler cognitive changes is challenging due to the presence of intellectual disability. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research confirmed that older adults with Down syndrome often present with cognitive decline: more than 80% may experience dementia by age 65 years...
December 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005562/neuropsychological-testing-in-pathologically-verified-alzheimer-disease-and-frontotemporal-dementia-how-well-do-the-uniform-data-set-measures-differentiate-between-diseases
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Aaron R Ritter, Gabriel C Leger, Justin B Miller, Sarah J Banks
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Differences in cognition between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Alzheimer disease (AD) are well described in clinical cohorts, but have rarely been confirmed in studies with pathologic verification. For emerging therapeutics to succeed, determining underlying pathology early in the disease course is increasingly important. Neuropsychological evaluation is an important component of the diagnostic workup for AD and FTD. Patients with FTD are thought to have greater deficits in language and executive function while patients with AD are more likely to have deficits in memory...
December 21, 2016: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997711/alzheimer-neuropathology-without-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-hallmarks-tar-dna-binding-protein-43-inclusions-in-missense-progranulin-mutation-cys139arg
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Veronica Redaelli, Giacomina Rossi, Emanuela Maderna, Gabor G Kovacs, Elena Piccoli, Paola Caroppo, Francesca Cacciatore, Sonia Spinello, Marina Grisoli, Giuliano Sozzi, Andrea Salmaggi, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Giorgio Giaccone
Null mutations in progranulin gene (GRN) reduce the progranulin production resulting in haploinsufficiency and are tightly associated with tau-negative frontotemporal lobar degeneration with TAR DNA-binding protein 43-positive inclusions (FTLD-TDP). Missense mutations of GRN were also identified, but their effects are not completely clear, in particular unanswered is the question of what neuropathology they elicit, also considering that their occurrence has been reported in patients with typical clinical features of Alzheimer disease...
December 20, 2016: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994360/the-clinical-significance-of-brain-microbleeds-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-preliminary-study
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Jae-Hyeok Heo, Dong-Gyu Im, Seung-Hyeon Lee, Jin-Young Ahn
BACKGROUND: Microbleeds (MBs) are observed frequently in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and suggested to play a crucial role in the pathophysiology, but their clinical significance remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study recruited 100 patients with AD who were diagnosed at the memory clinic in Seoul Medical Center in 2014. For each patient, baseline characteristics, neuropsychological tests, cerebrovascular risk factors, medial temporal lobe atrophy (MTLA), and severity of small vessel disease (SVD) according to the existence of MBs were evaluated...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990134/allocentric-spatial-memory-testing-predicts-conversion-from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-dementia-an-initial-proof-of-concept-study
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Ruth A Wood, Kuven K Moodley, Colin Lever, Ludovico Minati, Dennis Chan
The hippocampus is one of the first regions to exhibit neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and knowledge of its role in allocentric spatial memory may therefore aid early diagnosis of AD. The 4 Mountains Test (4MT) is a short and easily administered test of spatial memory based on the cognitive map theory of hippocampal function as derived from rodent single cell and behavioral studies. The 4MT has been shown in previous cross-sectional studies to be sensitive and specific for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to AD...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983554/validation-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-lassi-l-for-diagnosing-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jordi A Matías-Guiu, Rosie E Curiel, Teresa Rognoni, María Valles-Salgado, Marta Fernández-Matarrubia, Roshan Hariramani, Alejandro Fernández-Castro, Teresa Moreno-Ramos, David A Loewenstein, Jorge Matías-Guiu
BACKGROUND: The Loewenstein-Acevedo Scale for Semantic Interference and Learning (LASSI-L) is a novel cognitive test that measures recovery from proactive semantic interference, which may be an early cognitive marker of Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: To generate normative data for a Spaniard population and to validate the LASSI-L for the diagnosis of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and mild AD. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study in which 97 healthy participants, 34 with aMCI, and 33 with mild AD were studied with LASSI-L and a comprehensive neuropsychological protocol...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983553/down-syndrome-partial-trisomy-21-and-absence-of-alzheimer-s-disease-the-role-of-app
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Eric Doran, David Keator, Elizabeth Head, Michael J Phelan, Ron Kim, Minodora Totoiu, Jorge R Barrio, Gary W Small, Steven G Potkin, Ira T Lott
Overexpression of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene on chromosome 21 in Down syndrome (DS) has been linked to increased brain amyloid levels and early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). An elderly man with phenotypic DS and partial trisomy of chromosome 21 (PT21) lacked triplication of APP affording an opportunity to study the role of this gene in the pathogenesis of dementia. Multidisciplinary studies between ages 66-72 years comprised neuropsychological testing, independent neurological exams, amyloid PET imaging with 11C-Pittsburgh compound-B (PiB), plasma amyloid-β (Aβ) measurements, and a brain autopsy examination...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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