American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

The latest news from the AAN annual meeting along with researcher interviews and clinician insight.
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Transcranial direct stimulation improves anomia in dementia

April 27, 2017
Transcranial direct current stimulation improved picture recognition among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotermporal dementia…
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Apomorphine may reduce ‘off’ time for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease

April 26, 2017
Apomorphine may provide relief for patients with Parkinson’s disease during periods of immobility related to temporary unresponsiveness to…
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Rivastigmine plus citalopram comparable to rivastigmine for depression in Alzheimer’s

April 25, 2017
Rivastigmine plus citalopram did not have superior efficacy compared with rivastigmine alone among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease…
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Adjunctive memantine reduces agitation in Alzheimer's disease

April 24, 2017
Memantine plus cholinesterase inhibitors reduced agitation, delusion and other behavioral symptoms in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease…
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Physicians should discontinue medication to treat medication-overuse headache

April 26, 2016
Researchers found better outcomes when physicians discontinued overused medication when patients presented with medication-overuse headache…
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Improving sleep quality in children with ASD may improve cognitive functioning

April 25, 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder exhibited better memory consolidation across sleep than in wake conditions, despite poorer sleep quality…
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Most older adults with prolonged concussion recovery report multiple symptoms

April 22, 2016
Concussion injury and recovery is substantially different in populations of middle-aged and older adults compared with military and athletic…
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Dementia screening tool may help identify obstructive sleep apnea

April 22, 2016
A unique pattern on the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neurophysical Status test was able to identify patients with obstructive sleep…
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Study shows cognitive, functional differences between Alzheimer’s disease with delusions, hallucinations

April 22, 2016
Among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, those who experienced hallucinations had greater cognitive and functional impairment than those who…
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Women, computer-users at increased risk for prolonged concussion recovery

April 21, 2016
Researchers identified several factors that contribute to concussion recovery time, according to data presented at the American Academy of Neurology…