Alzheimer's Association International Conference

Healio brings you the highlights from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AAIC, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

Excessive napping indicates elevated dementia risk in older men

July 24, 2018
Older men who napped for 120 minutes or more per day were significantly more likely to develop dementia than those who napped for shorter durations…
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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…
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Miscarriage increases risk for dementia

July 24, 2018
Women who experienced miscarriage and those with early and late menarche had an elevated dementia risk, according to a presentation at the…
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‘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…
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Top takeaways for PCPs from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

August 4, 2017
The annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, touted as the largest forum for dementia research, recently wrapped up in London. …
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Annual wellness visits underutilized to detect cognitive impairment

July 31, 2017
Only about 12% of Medicare beneficiaries underwent an annual wellness visit in 2013, according to findings presented at the Alzheimer’s…
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Nonelective hospitalizations may accelerate cognitive decline in older adults

July 28, 2017
Although elective hospitalizations were not significantly related to a decline in cognitive function among older adults, emergency hospitalizations…
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Good dietary practices may reduce Alzheimer’s risk in old age

July 26, 2017
Practicing healthy eating habits can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk for dementia later in life, according to data from four large…
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Patients with Alzheimer’s disease experience related comorbidities prior to diagnosis

July 24, 2017
Even before an official diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, patients had significantly higher — and increasing — rates of…
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