Alzheimer’s research has made great strides in recent years. Scientists have found new ways to diagnose the disease while it’s still in its early stages. Blood tests and brain scans may be able to spot the presence of beta-amyloid and other Alzheimer’s markers before symptoms appear. And although no definitive
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What is vascular dementia? It refers to a spectrum of cognitive impairments resulting from damage to blood vessels in the brain.
Stroke, either a significant singular stroke or multiple smaller strokes, is a major cause of vascular dementia (VaD), but any disease process that damages blood vessels in the brain
If you have a loved one who is showing signs of dementia, it can be difficult to figure out what to do. If it is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia that now affects an estimated 5 million Americans, it is important to consider treatment options and
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A simple, 10-question, Yes/No test that can be administered in a clinician’s office can help differentiate among several cognitive disorders, including dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and mild cognitive impairment.
The Lewy Body Composite Risk Score (LBCRS) is intended to improve the detection of