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Memory problems in patients with FM not linked to risk for Alzheimers

February 27, 2015

Patients with fibromyalgia and severe episodes of memory problems or cognitive dysfunction, known as “fibrofog,” were not at higher risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which has a different profile of memory loss, according to new research.

Frank Leavitt, PhD and Robert S. Katz, MD, of Rush Medical College in Chicago, studied 149 female patients with fibromyalgia (FM) confirmed by the American College of Rheumatology criteria. Based on a pre-examination questionnaire, in which patients were asked to report the duration of their memory problems, patients were divided into two cohorts: one with 94 participants who reported short-term cognitive problems (≤12 months; mean: 7.3 months), and one with 55 patients who reported long-term cognitive problems (≥84 months; mean: 13.3 years).

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center granted $1 million for Alzheimer’s disease research

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Study: 30-year CVD risk high in homeless adults with mental illness

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Increase in older adult suicides may be attributed to financial crises

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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, February 2015, Volume 53 Issue 2
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services January 2015 CNE Activity

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services Jan 2015 CNE Activity

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