In the Journals

OCT may detect biomarkers for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

July 27, 2018
Thinner retinal nerve fiber layer may be a biomarker for dementia, according to a study. Alzheimer disease (AD), the most common subtype of…

Meeting News

Yoga meditation may prevent Alzheimer’s disease in women

July 27, 2018
Kirtan Kriya, a form of yoga meditation, improved cognitive function and may protect women against the development of Alzheimer’s disease…

In the Journals

Scuba diving may pose CV risks for aging divers with overweight

July 26, 2018
Scuba diving fatalities are rare, but many divers are aging, overweight and/or have CV risk factors, and routine diving fitness assessments should be…

Meeting News

Memantine fails to produce added benefit in combination therapy

July 26, 2018
Patients with mild-to-moderate-Alzheimer’s disease receiving monotherapy with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors reported cognitive and physical

Meeting News

Fruits, vegetables, lower risk for dementia, increase cognition

July 26, 2018
Different foods provided benefits associated with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and cognition, according to several abstracts presented at the…

In the Journals

Thinner RNFL may predict cognitive decline

July 26, 2018
A thinner retinal nerve fiber layer may predict cognitive decline, according to a study on a large cohort of healthy individuals. Previous studies…

Meeting News

Compound shows significant potential as Alzheimer’s disease modifier

July 25, 2018
Bryostatin, a compound that showed an ability to induce synaptogenesis and prevent neuronal death in pretrials, now shows potential as a modifier of…

Meeting News

Synthetic cannabinoid may be effective for agitation in Alzheimer’s disease

July 25, 2018
Nabilone — a synthetic cannabinoid — reduced agitation and improved neuropsychiatric symptoms, cognition and nutrition in patients with…

Meeting News

Normal BP reduces risk for mild cognitive impairment

July 25, 2018
Patients at increased risk for CVD but without diabetes, who were treated to a systolic BP target of 120 mm Hg or less had significantly less risk…

Meeting News

Monitored light intervention helps improve sleep in Alzheimer’s disease

July 24, 2018
Daytime light — when carefully delivered and tailored to individual patients’ eyes and monitored with a calibrated instrument — can…

Meeting News

‘Z-drugs’ may increase fracture risk in older adults

July 24, 2018
Non-benzodiazepine hypnotic “Z-drugs,” such as zolpidem, zopiclone and zaleplon, which are often prescribed to help treat insomnia in…

Guidelines

Alzheimer’s Association guidelines emphasize establishing cognitive behavioral syndrome

July 23, 2018
Establishing that a patient has cognitive behavioral syndrome was the first priority in identifying new guidelines related to that syndrome, as well…

In the Journals

Older adults with apathy may be at higher risk for dementia

July 18, 2018
Among older adult patients in memory clinics, apathy was linked with an almost doubled risk for incident dementia, according to findings published in…

In the Journals

Treatment effect of apixaban consistent regardless of history of falls

July 13, 2018
In a subanalysis of the ARISTOTLE trial, history of falls had no bearing on the improved safety and efficacy of apixaban vs. warfarin in patients…

In the Journals

Tianeptine shows promise in elderly patients with recurrent depression

July 10, 2018
Study findings showed that 8 weeks of treatment with tianeptine 25 mg to 50 mg was effective and well-tolerated in adults aged 65 years or older with…

In the Journals

Current Shingrix vaccination schedule unlikely cost-effective

July 9, 2018
Last year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made a recommendation to vaccinate adults aged 50 years and older with the new…

In the Journals

Consider risks when prescribing benzodiazepines for insomnia in elderly

July 9, 2018
Data published in Psychiatric Annals revealed that although benzodiazepines are FDA-indicated for short-term use in insomnia, long-term use in older…

In the JournalsPerspective

New tool uses audio, visual stimuli to help detect cognitive decline

July 6, 2018
Responses to audio and video stimuli were effective as a cognitive impairment screening tool, according to findings recently published in Scientific

Meeting News

Asymptomatic carotid stenosis raises risk for falls

July 3, 2018
Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis confers mobility impairment and cognitive dysfunction and increases the risk for falls, according to data…

In the Journals

Picture-based tool detects cognitive impairment

July 3, 2018
The Picture-Based Memory Impairment Screen — a four-photo screening tool used to assess memory and mental acuity in clinical settings —…