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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632523/frontotemporal-dementia-presenting-as-gambling-disorder-when-a-psychiatric-condition-is-the-clue-to-a-neurodegenerative-disease
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Giacomo Tondo, Fabiola De Marchi, Emanuela Terazzi, Marta Sacchetti, Roberto Cantello
Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, the most common form of frontotemporal dementia, is characterized by executive dysfunction and changes in personality and behavior, sometimes with associated psychiatric disorders. We report a man who suddenly developed a gambling disorder when he was 55 years old. A year later he developed personality changes of agitation, euphoria, and disinhibition, along with binge eating and dysthymia. He did not improve on paroxetine 40 mg/day. Two years after the onset of his symptoms, he came to our clinic for evaluation...
June 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625940/prodromal-stage-of-disease-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-how-to-diagnose-in-practice
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Frédéric Blanc, Marc Verny
Disease with Lewy bodies or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), particularly at the prodromal stage, is a complex disease to diagnose because of different clinical beginnings and variable paths in terms of clinical expression. Thus DLB can be entcountered in different input modes: mild cognitive impairment, depression, acute behavioral disorders, confusion and delirium, or sleep disorders. In the aim to better diagnose the disease, should be sought obviously to search for the key symptoms: fluctuations, hallucinations, extra-pyramidal syndrome, and REM sleep behavior disorder...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605073/antibody-mimetic-peptoid-nanosheet-for-label-free-serum-based-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ling Zhu, Zijian Zhao, Peng Cheng, Zhaohui He, Zhiqiang Cheng, Jiaxi Peng, Huayi Wang, Chen Wang, Yanlian Yang, Zhiyuan Hu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia characterized by progressive cognitive decline. Current diagnosis of AD is based on symptoms, neuropsychological tests, and neuroimaging, and is usually evident years after the pathological process. Early assessment at the preclinical or prodromal stage is in a great demand since treatment after the onset can hardly stop or reverse the disease progress. However, early diagnosis of AD is challenging due to the lack of reliable noninvasive approaches...
June 12, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605056/mild-cognitive-impairment-as-a-risk-factor-for-parkinson-s-disease-dementia
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Jeroen Hoogland, Judith A Boel, Rob M A de Bie, Ronald B Geskus, Ben A Schmand, John C Dalrymple-Alford, Connie Marras, Charles H Adler, Jennifer G Goldman, Alexander I Tröster, David J Burn, Irene Litvan, Gert J Geurtsen
BACKGROUND: The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society criteria for mild cognitive impairment in PD were recently formulated. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this international study was to evaluate the predictive validity of the comprehensive (level II) version of these criteria by assessment of their contribution to the hazard of PD dementia. METHODS: Individual patient data were selected from four separate studies on cognition in PD that provided information on demographics, motor examination, depression, neuropsychological examination suitable for application of level II criteria, and longitudinal follow-up for conversion to dementia...
June 12, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596248/examining-the-language-and-behavioural-profile-in-ftd-and-als-ftd
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Jennifer A Saxon, Jennifer C Thompson, Matthew Jones, Jennifer M Harris, Anna Mt Richardson, Tobias Langheinrich, David Neary, David Ma Mann, Julie S Snowden
BACKGROUND: A proportion of patients with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is currently unknown whether the behavioural and cognitive syndrome in bvFTD with ALS (ALS-FTD) is indistinguishable from that of bvFTD alone. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 241 patients with clinical diagnoses of bvFTD (n=185) or ALS-FTD (n=56) was examined with respect to behavioural, cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586818/association-between-persistent-pain-and-memory-decline-and-dementia-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-elders
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Elizabeth L Whitlock, L Grisell Diaz-Ramirez, M Maria Glymour, W John Boscardin, Kenneth E Covinsky, Alexander K Smith
Importance: Chronic pain is common among the elderly and is associated with cognitive deficits in cross-sectional studies; the population-level association between chronic pain and longitudinal cognition is unknown. Objective: To determine the population-level association between persistent pain, which may reflect chronic pain, and subsequent cognitive decline. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cohort study with biennial interviews of 10 065 community-dwelling older adults in the nationally representative Health and Retirement Study who were 62 years or older in 2000 and answered pain and cognition questions in both 1998 and 2000...
June 5, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579482/precuneus-degeneration-and-isolated-apathy-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Jung Hwan Shin, Seong A Shin, Jee-Young Lee, Hyunwoo Nam, Jae-Sung Lim, Yu Kyeong Kim
INTRODUCTION: To investigate isolated apathy in a set of consecutively enrolled Parkinson's disease (PD) patients without dementia, depression, and significant motor response fluctuations, by conducting neuropsychological and neuroimaging analyses. METHODS: One hundred twenty-four patients were eligible for inclusion in this study. Clinical information and data were collected from a predefined neuropsychological test battery, including the mini-mental status examination, apathy scale, geriatric depression scale, digit span test, Boston naming test, Seoul verbal learning test, controlled oral word association test, go-no-go test, and the Rey figure copy test...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535075/variance-in-caregiver-burden-predicted-by-patient-behaviors-versus-neuropsychological-profile
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Camille Branger, Joe Enright, Megan E O'Connell, Debra G Morgan
Informal caregivers provide the majority of care to persons with dementia; efforts to support caregivers' well-being are increasingly important in the context of limited formal healthcare supports. Informal caregiving is commonly associated with caregiver burden and burden may depend upon patient characteristics including neuropsychological profile, dementia severity, and dementia etiology. This study investigated predictors of caregiver burden in a sample of 213 Memory Clinic patients diagnosed with dementia and whose caregivers provided collateral information...
May 23, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509343/the-influence-of-vascular-risk-factors-on-cognitive-function-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
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Maxime Doiron, Mélanie Langlois, Nicolas Dupré, Martine Simard
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity are well-established risk factors for cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults. In contrast, previous studies that have assessed the impact of vascular risk factors (VRFs) on cognition in Parkinson's disease (PD) have had methodological limitations and reported conflicting findings. We address this question in a large well-characterized cohort of de novo PD patients. METHODS: A total of 367 untreated and non-demented patients aged 50 years and older with early PD (H&Y = 1...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482211/neuropsychological-measures-that-detect-early-impairment-and-decline-in-preclinical-alzheimer-disease
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Suzanne E Schindler, Mateusz S Jasielec, Hua Weng, Jason J Hassenstab, Ellen Grober, Lena M McCue, John C Morris, David M Holtzman, Chengjie Xiong, Anne M Fagan
Identifying which neuropsychological measures detect early cognitive changes associated with Alzheimer disease (AD), brain pathology would be helpful clinically for the diagnosis of early AD and for the design of clinical trials. We evaluated which neuropsychological measures in our cognitive battery are most strongly associated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers of AD brain pathology. We studied a large cohort (n = 233) of middle-to older-aged community-dwelling individuals (mean age 61 years) who had no clinical symptoms of dementia and underwent baseline CSF collection at baseline...
April 14, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468552/accelerated-age-dependent-hippocampal-volume-loss-in-parkinson-disease-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Christine B Schneider, Markus Donix, Katharina Linse, Annett Werner, Mareike Fauser, Lisa Klingelhoefer, Matthias Löhle, Rüdiger von Kummer, Heinz Reichmann, Alexander Storch
BACKGROUND: Patients with Parkinson disease are at high risk of developing dementia. During the course of the disease, a substantial number of patients will experience a cognitive decline, indicating the dynamics of the underlying neuropathology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become increasingly useful for identifying structural characteristics in radiological brain anatomy existing prior to clinical symptoms. Whether these changes reflect pathology, whether they are aging related, or both often remains unclear...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441649/home-based-physical-behavior-in-late-stage-parkinson-disease-dementia-differences-between-cognitive-subtypes
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Bernhard Cerff, Walter Maetzler, Patricia Sulzer, Malte Kampmeyer, Jos Prinzen, Markus A Hobert, Dominik Blum, Rob van Lummel, Silvia Del Din, Susanne Gräber, Daniela Berg, Inga Liepelt-Scarfone
BACKGROUND: For the early diagnosis of Parkinson disease dementia (PDD), objective home-based tools are needed to quantify even mild stages of dysfunction of the activities of daily living (ADL). OBJECTIVES: In this pilot study, home-based physical behavior was assessed to examine whether it is possible to distinguish mild cognitive impairment (PD-MCI) from PDD. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with mild to severe Parkinson disease (PD) participated in this cross-sectional study...
April 26, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428166/vascular-cognitive-impairment-in-a-memory-clinic-population-rationale-and-design-of-the-utrecht-amsterdam-clinical-features-and-prognosis-in-vascular-cognitive-impairment-trace-vci-study
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EDITORIAL
Jooske Marije Funke Boomsma, Lieza Geertje Exalto, Frederik Barkhof, Esther van den Berg, Jeroen de Bresser, Rutger Heinen, Huiberdina Lena Koek, Niels Daniël Prins, Philip Scheltens, Henry Chanoch Weinstein, Wiesje Maria van der Flier, Geert Jan Biessels
BACKGROUND: Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI) refers to cognitive dysfunction due to vascular brain injury, as a single cause or in combination with other, often neurodegenerative, etiologies. VCI is a broad construct that captures a heterogeneous patient population both in terms of cognitive and noncognitive symptoms and in terms of etiology and prognosis. This provides a challenge when applying this construct in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: This paper presents the rationale and design of the TRACE-VCI study, which investigates the clinical features and prognosis of VCI in a memory clinic setting...
April 19, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420323/study-protocol-insight-46-a-neuroscience-sub-study-of-the-mrc-national-survey-of-health-and-development
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Christopher A Lane, Thomas D Parker, Dave M Cash, Kirsty Macpherson, Elizabeth Donnachie, Heidi Murray-Smith, Anna Barnes, Suzie Barker, Daniel G Beasley, Jose Bras, David Brown, Ninon Burgos, Michelle Byford, M Jorge Cardoso, Ana Carvalho, Jessica Collins, Enrico De Vita, John C Dickson, Norah Epie, Miklos Espak, Susie M D Henley, Chandrashekar Hoskote, Michael Hutel, Jana Klimova, Ian B Malone, Pawel Markiewicz, Andrew Melbourne, Marc Modat, Anette Schrag, Sachit Shah, Nikhil Sharma, Carole H Sudre, David L Thomas, Andrew Wong, Hui Zhang, John Hardy, Henrik Zetterberg, Sebastien Ourselin, Sebastian J Crutch, Diana Kuh, Marcus Richards, Nick C Fox, Jonathan M Schott
BACKGROUND: Increasing age is the biggest risk factor for dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease is the commonest cause. The pathological changes underpinning Alzheimer's disease are thought to develop at least a decade prior to the onset of symptoms. Molecular positron emission tomography and multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging allow key pathological processes underpinning cognitive impairment - including β-amyloid depostion, vascular disease, network breakdown and atrophy - to be assessed repeatedly and non-invasively...
April 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403621/examining-factors-affecting-caregiver-burden-a-comparison-of-frontotemporal-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Özlem Küçükgüçlü, Burcu Akpınar Söylemez, Görsev Yener, Canan Demir Barutcu, Merve Aliye Akyol
This study was conducted to compare the caregiver burden with regard to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and to determine the factors affecting the caregiver burden of patients with AD and FTD. A comparative descriptive study design was used. The sample consisted of 90 patients with AD and 44 patients with FTD and their caregivers. Sociodemographic questionnaire, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Caregiver Burden Inventory (CBI), Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), and Functional Activities Questionnaire (FAQ) were used...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394770/the-biocard-index-a-summary-measure-to-predict-onset-of-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Ned Sacktor, Anja Soldan, Maura Grega, Leonie Farrington, Qing Cai, Mei-Cheng Wang, Rebecca F Gottesman, Raymond S Turner, Marilyn Albert
BACKGROUND: Changes in neuropsychological testing, neuroimaging, and cerebrospinal fluid may precede mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, these markers are not routinely performed in outpatient clinical visits. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether a simple clinical index, consisting of questions given to patients and their informants, could predict the onset of symptoms of MCI among cognitively normal individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred twenty-two participants in the BIOCARD study received a detailed history, physical examination, and neuropsychological testing annually...
April 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387684/neuropsychological-subgroups-in-non-demented-parkinson-s-disease-a-latent-class-analysis
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Laura Brennan, Kathryn M Devlin, Sharon X Xie, Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, Baochan Tran, Howard H Hurtig, Alice Chen-Plotkin, Lama M Chahine, James F Morley, John E Duda, David R Roalf, Nabila Dahodwala, Jacqueline Rick, John Q Trojanowski, Paul J Moberg, Daniel Weintraub
BACKGROUND: Methods to detect early cognitive decline and account for heterogeneity of deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD) are needed. Quantitative methods such as latent class analysis (LCA) offer an objective approach to delineate discrete phenotypes of impairment. OBJECTIVE: To identify discrete neurocognitive phenotypes in PD patients without dementia. METHODS: LCA was applied to a battery of 8 neuropsychological measures to identify cognitive subtypes in a cohort of 199 non-demented PD patients...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348918/correlation-of-visuospatial-ability-and-eeg-slowing-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Dominique Eichelberger, Pasquale Calabrese, Antonia Meyer, Menorca Chaturvedi, Florian Hatz, Peter Fuhr, Ute Gschwandtner
Background. Visuospatial dysfunction is among the first cognitive symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD) and is often predictive for PD-dementia. Furthermore, cognitive status in PD-patients correlates with quantitative EEG. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the correlation between EEG slowing and visuospatial ability in nondemented PD-patients. Methods. Fifty-seven nondemented PD-patients (17 females/40 males) were evaluated with a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery and a high-resolution 256-channel EEG was recorded...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330539/-state-of-the-art-work-up-of-dementia-disorder
#19
Steen Gregers Hasselbalch
Early diagnosis of a dementia disorder is required for early support, treatment and information. A basic programme including history taking, somatic and neurological examination, blood screening and a structural scan will suffice in typical cases. For patients with uncertain or atypical symptoms or disease course, supplementary investigations are warranted, including biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid, functional imaging and neuropsychological testing. Also, imaging of specific protein accumulations in Alzheimer's disease may serve to monitor disease progression and effects of interventions...
March 20, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322777/preeclampsia-and-cognitive-impairment-later-in-life
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Julie A Fields, Vesna D Garovic, Michelle M Mielke, Kejal Kantarci, Muthuvel Jayachandran, Wendy M White, Alissa M Butts, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Brian D Lahr, Kent R Bailey, Virginia M Miller
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Women with hypertensive episodes during pregnancy report variable neurocognitive changes within the first decade following the affected pregnancy. However, long-term follow-up of these women into their postmenopausal years has not been conducted. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether women with a history of preeclampsia were at increased risk of cognitive decline 35-40 years after the affected pregnancy...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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