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QD: News Every Day--Brief screening for cognitive impairment may not affect outcomes

Researchers performed a systematic review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to examine whether brief cognitive screening instruments were diagnostically accurate and to investigate the benefits and harms of ... The review also found that
February 2020

Was granny sent home from the hospital too soon?

However, this patient may be 89 years old, riddled with arthritis and needs to attend to a spouse suffering from Alzheimer's disease. ... Sometimes, a patient needs to be readmitted to the hospital and it's simply no one's fault.
February 2020

Rapid demise

These latter two typically progress more quickly than Alzheimer's, but there is wide variation. ... Alzheimer's disease." Courageous for going public with his condition, his family's effort did much to increase and de-stigmatize dementia in America.
February 2020

Alzheimer's markers make management tougher

The good news is great advances are being made in diagnostics for Alzheimer's disease and its precursors. ... All of the tools are there right now. I'm not worried about the tools,” said Eric Tangalos, FACP, an internist at the Mayo Clinic's
September 2011

New Alzheimer's guidelines emphasize early detection, frightening some

New Alzheimer's guidelines emphasize early detection, frightening some. For the first time in 30 years, an expert panel has updated guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. ... In a report last summer for example, the Alzheimer's Association
February 2020

Minding your second favorite organ

This is the backstory for a careful consideration of the Alzheimer's disease crisis we now face. ... There has been enormous attention of late to the grim and genuinely frightening problem of Alzheimer's disease.
February 2020

Personal genomics--maybe an excellent idea?

It is possible to detect increased or decreased risk of certain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, melanoma and breast cancer. ... Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease in which iron builds up in the tissues, causing arthritis, fatigue, diabetes, heart
February 2020

Technology is unkind to the elderly

By the age of 85, about 1 in 3 of people have Alzheimer's disease, per the Alzheimer's Association.
February 2020

Population health: what might it look like?

She is bright and cheerful, with progressive Alzheimer’s disease and chronic lung disease from a long gone habit of smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day. ... This approach would be difficult in most healthcare settings. Last week I treated a young
February 2020

Alzheimer's patients prepare, enlighten future physicians

About 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer's disease, according to the most recent data from the Alzheimer's Association. ... of neurology and associate director of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center.
May 2014

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