Navigation Links
Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early
Date:7/13/2014

% African-American, 36% Hispanic) sample of 1037 non-demented elderly people in New York City, with an average age of 80.7, and assessed them in a variety of ways at three time periods from 2004-2006, 2006-2008, and 2008-2010. UPSIT was administered in English and Spanish between 2004 and 2006. During follow-up 109 people transitioned to dementia (101=Alzheimer's); there were 270 deaths.

At AAIC 2014, Devanand reported that, in 757 subjects who were followed, lower odor identification scores on UPSIT were significantly associated with the transition to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, after controlling for demographic, cognitive, and functional measures, language of administration, and apolipoprotein E genotype. For each point lower that a person scored on the UPSIT, the risk of Alzheimer's increased by about 10%. Further, lower baseline UPSIT scores, but not measures of verbal memory, were significantly associated with cognitive decline in participants without baseline cognitive impairment.

"Odor identification deficits were associated with the transition to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and with cognitive decline in cognitively intact participants, in our community sample. The test was effective in both English and Spanish," said Devanand. "If further large-scale studies reproduce these results, a relatively inexpensive test such as odor identification may be able to identify subjects at increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease at a very early stage, and may be useful in identifying people at increased risk of cognitive decline more broadly."

Eye Exam for Beta-Amyloid Correlates with Levels in the Brain and Detects People with Alzheimer's

Recent studies have identified beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of people with Alzheimer's similar to those found in the brain suggesting the possibility of simple, non-invasive methods of early detection.

At AAIC 2014, Shaun Frost of the CSIRO (Commonw
'/>"/>

Contact: Alzheimer's Association Media Line
media@alz.org
312-335-4078
Alzheimer's Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine news :

1. Why does bacon smell so good? (video)
2. Claim that raw milk reduces lactose intolerance doesnt pass smell test, study finds
3. Detecting sickness by smell
4. Smells BeGone Air Freshening Aerosol Sprays on Sale at SmellsBeGone.com
5. Mosquitoes smell you better at night, study finds
6. Smells BeGone Launches New Pinterest Page
7. Age-related smelling loss significantly worse in African-Americans
8. Black, Stinky, Smelly Sludge In Pond?
9. Do Latex Mattresses Smell? SleepJunkie.org Clears the Air with Latest Article
10. Foul-smelling gas shows health benefits in reducing joint swelling
11. Smell and taste experts to discuss new discoveries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 The ... is an essential source of information on and analysis ... US. The population of the US in 2013 amounted ... Growth Rate (CAGR) of 0.8% from 2008. The country’s ... of chronic diseases will help to boost the growth ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Naples, FL and London, UK (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... solution, announced today that it has appointed Sean Fitzgerald, ... the role of Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief ... Vice President of leading education technology innovator, EverFi, backed ... Eric Schmidt, and Twitter founder Evan Williams. Prior to ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... GrassrootsHealth, an international nonprofit public health ... NOW! vitamin D demonstration project April 7 in the ... (MUSC), and will soon follow with a second phase ... to a minimum of 500 pregnant women at 17 ... service areas. The project will include patient and health ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 When struck with the aftermath ... know where to begin. The latest eBook released ... attorney, offers accident victims a clear and concise process ... ensure their personal injury claim is seen through to ... first actions that should be taken immediately following the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Trail mix is the perfect, healthy snack ... hikes and during the game! It’s portable, lightweight and provides ... to introduce a new line of specialty trail mixes that ... flavorful selections packed with nutritious, 100% all natural ingredients. , ... that add protein and fiber to your diet and boost ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Pharmaceutical Market worth $548.4 billion by 2020 Says a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:US Pharmaceutical Market worth $548.4 billion by 2020 Says a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:US Pharmaceutical Market worth $548.4 billion by 2020 Says a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:GenSight Appoints Former Technology Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:GrassrootsHealth Moves Vitamin D into Practice with Pregnant Women 2Health News:GrassrootsHealth Moves Vitamin D into Practice with Pregnant Women 3Health News:GrassrootsHealth Moves Vitamin D into Practice with Pregnant Women 4Health News:Dax Jones Updated eBook on Trucking Accidents Offers Helpful Information to Crash Victims 2Health News:Aurora Product, Inc. Introduces New Line of Specialty Trail Mixes 2
... Older adults who don,t get enough vitamin D ... at increased risk of developing mobility limitations and disability, according ... "This is one of the first studies to look at ... mobility limitations or disability in older adults," said lead author ...
... been approved since March 2011 in men with metastatic ... with hormone blockers and have already been pre-treated with ... pursuant to the "Act on the Reform of the ... Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) examined whether ...
... of Physicians (ACP), the second-largest physician group in the United ... aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in ... Empowering Americans to make healthy choices such as preventing ... can reduce the number of people who need medical treatment ...
... Vitamin D deficiency is not healthy. However, new research from ... level of the essential vitamin is not good either. The ... results have just been published in the reputed scientific ... is instrumental in helping calcium reach our bones, thus lessening ...
... aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against ... a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the ... to the benefits of these commonly used medications. ... NSAIDs, which include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, as well ...
... Aggressive efforts to lower blood pressure in people with ... a new study The research shows that there ... with diabetes in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, with ... controlled and 94 percent getting appropriate BP treatment. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Older adults may need more vitamin D to prevent mobility difficulties 2Health News:Cabazitaxel can offer an advantage in certain patients 2Health News:Cabazitaxel can offer an advantage in certain patients 3Health News:ACP joins Million Hearts to help save lives from preventable heart attacks and strokes 2Health News:Too much vitamin D can be as unhealthy as too little 2Health News:Commonly used painkillers may protect against skin cancer 2Health News:1 size doesn't fit all when treating blood pressure in people with diabetes, VA/U-M study suggests 2Health News:1 size doesn't fit all when treating blood pressure in people with diabetes, VA/U-M study suggests 3
(Date:3/26/2015)... 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; CSE:PVO), ("Pivotal" ... focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall ... 763,752 common shares of the Corporation (the "Common Shares"). ... period of December 5 th , 2014 to March ... that is due on or before April 1, 2015. ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... -- "Whether it,s our family, our friends, all of ... a single sentence, Dr. Anthony Coyle , senior ... Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI), sums up what ... biopharmaceutical companies. CTI,s unique model allows ... and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to bridge ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015 Cardiologists at Beaumont Hospital, ... commercial implant of a device recently approved by the ... fibrillation. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure implant is ... to reduce the risk of stroke. Atrial ... more than 5 million Americans. Twenty percent of all ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pivotal Therapeutics announces payment of interest on outstanding convertible notes 2Collaboration for Cures: Teaming Up to Advance Science and Save Lives 2Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak among first to offer alternative to blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation 2Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak among first to offer alternative to blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation 3
... SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 20, 2010 Each year, ... drugs that treat a wide variety of conditions and ... recent significant FDA approvals for generic medications, go to ... notices of new FDA Consumer Updates at: ...
... Inc. today announced the development of software that uses ... assist ophthalmologists and optometrists in diagnosing retinal and optic ... is an imaging technique used to provide ophthalmologists and ... (RNFL) which can help them diagnose diseases like glaucoma. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Software for Improving the Analysis of OCT Images 2
... The HypercleanTM 22 fume containment ... as a one- or two-person ... fume containment system comes ... and four charcoal filters. (For ...
... steel, detachable disposable concentric needle has a ... (.08-in) brass plug connector. Needles sold in ... shielded cable with 5-pin DIN connector is ... nonsterile and may be autoclaved or disinfected ...
... The Strep B OIA test provides ... antigen directly from cervical or vaginal ... culture results are unknown at the ... B OIA offers physicians additional information ...
... is a high performance assay for the ... B with a simple, easy-to-use test that ... minutes. Assay advantages include superior performance with ... to 14-day viral culture enables you to ...
Medicine Products: