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13-12-2018 | Neurology | Main feed | News

Biomarkers predict cognitive impairment risk

US researchers have used population-based data to predict an individual’s absolute risk of developing cognitive impairment according to imaging-based biomarkers of amyloid and neuronal injury.

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Ann Neurol 2018; doi:10.1002/ana.25388

06-12-2018 | Alzheimer's disease | News | Article

Factors predicting misclassification in brief cognitive testing identified

Over a third of patients tested for dementia in the primary care setting may be misclassified due to specific biases in commonly used brief cognitive tests, study findings indicate.

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Neurol Clin Pract 2018; doi:10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000566

29-11-2018 | Alzheimer's disease | News | Article

Global burden of dementia estimated

The number of people living with dementia globally has more than doubled between 1990 and 2016, estimates the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.

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Lancet Neurol 2018; doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30403-4

Lancet Neurol 2018; doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(18)30456-3

22-11-2018 | Alzheimer's disease | Highlight | Article

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Most patients with Down’s syndrome will have dementia at the time of death

Dementia is the proximate cause of death in 70% of older adults with Down’s syndrome, show findings from a large community-based study published in JAMA Neurology.

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JAMA Neurol 2018; doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.3616

JAMA Neurol 2018; doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.3443

15-11-2018 | Alzheimer's disease | News | Article

CSF neurofilament light a ‘preferred’ biomarker for MCI progression

Elevated cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament light levels are associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment, indicate findings from a population-based study.

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JAMA Neurol 2018; doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.3459

11-10-2018 | Neurology | News | Article

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Anticoagulants could stave off increased risk of dementia associated with AF

Study findings show an increased risk of dementia in older people with atrial fibrillation and support the use of anticoagulants to reduce the likelihood.

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Neurology 2018; doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000006456

Neurology 2018; doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000006458

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