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Living with Dementia

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Structural Imaging

An important advance in the evaluation of people with suspected dementia of the Alzheimer type is the use of structural imaging to assess in vivo neuroanatomical changes. This technique can also be used in conjunction with neuropsychological test data to better understand the relationship between the structural brain changes and the cognitive… Structural Imaging   

Study finds genes associated with hippocampal atrophy

In a genome-wide association (GWA) study, researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH) have identified several genes which influence degeneration of the hippocampus, the part of the brain most associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). The study, which currently appears online as a Rapid Communication in the Annals of Neurology,… Study finds genes associated with hippocampal atrophy   

Researchers discover gender-based differences in Alzheimer’s disease

All patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) lose brain cells, which leads to a shrinking, or atrophy, of the brain. But the pattern of gray matter loss is significantly different in men and women, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

“We found that… Researchers discover gender-based differences in Alzheimer’s disease   

Parkinson’s Disease Dementia

magnetic resonance imaging3 - parkinsons related dementia1 - progressive movement disorder2 - risk of death1 - motor deficits1 - vascular risk factors2 - rem-sleep behavior disorder1 - congestive heart failure1 - examination of handwriting1 - aggression or irritability1 - selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor2 - parkinsonism1 - sleepiness1 - abnormal tau protein1 - amyloid β1 - amyloid-beta4 - sundowning2 - beta amyloid3 - coffee consumption1 - short-term memory problems1 - mayo clinic1 - social withdrawal1 - tetrahydrocannabinol1 - cancer1 - fish consumption1 - memory impairment2 - amyloid-ß peptide1 - dementia with lewy bodies3 - general anesthesia1 - neuritic plaque1 -