Practice imperfect: Repeated cognitive testing can obscure early signs of dementia
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that often begins with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), making early and repeated assessments of cognitive change crucial to diagnosis and treatment. Researchers have now found that repeated testing of middle-age men produced a 'practice effect' which obscured true cognitive decline and delayed detection of MCI.
Herpes linked to Alzheimer's: Antivirals may help
A new commentary on a study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. When the authors looked at subjects who suffered severe herpes infection and who were treated aggressively with antiviral drugs, the relative risk of dementia was reduced by a factor of 10.
Food and music - caring for people with dementia the Caribbean way
Valerie Paragon has created an African-Caribbean cultural setting at a Birmingham care home.
Vitamin D no defense against dementia
New research has shown that vitamin D (also commonly known as the sunshine vitamin) is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease or other brain-related disorders.
'Husband with dementia drew short straw'Older articles »
A wife describes losing a husband to dementia and worrying about how to pay for his care.