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.
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Researchers find association between retinal nerve fiber layer thinning, poor cognition

July 28, 2016
Patients who scored abnormally on any one cognition test had a thinner retinal nerve fiber layer thickness compared with patients who did not score…
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AAIC data: Cognitive training reduces dementia risk by 48%

July 26, 2016
Speed processing training significantly reduced risk for dementia among older adults, according to longitudinal data presented at the…
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Antipsychotic dose reduction effective in long-term care residents with dementia

July 26, 2016
Data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference indicated deprescribing antipsychotics among long-term care residents…
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Annual wellness visits often a missed opportunity for cognitive assessment

July 26, 2016
PCPs should make a greater effort to identify Medicare patients who regularly skip annual wellness visits, otherwise they represent a missed…
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WHO: Prevention tops list of dementia research priorities

July 26, 2016
Reducing risk for dementia was among the highest global research priorities, according to findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association…
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Comorbidity management not optimal in many patients with Alzheimer's disease, related dementias

July 25, 2016
Patients with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias do not have other medical conditions managed adequately, according to data presented at the…
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Health care costs, mortality rates lower among treated patients with Alzheimer’s disease

July 25, 2016
Individuals treated for Alzheimer’s disease had lower all-cause health care costs and lower mortality rates, compared with untreated…
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