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Brain SPECT Imaging Predicts Outcomes in Depressed Patients

March 20, 2018 - Costa Mesa, US – New research from the Amen Clinics shows that brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging, a study that measures blood flow and activity patterns, identifies who is likely to get better from depression and who is not. The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, because depression is a highly treatable risk for cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.

March 20, 2018

Exploring the Role of Cognitive Factors in a New Instrument for Elders’ Financial Capacity Assessment

March 13, 2018 - Thessaloniki, Greece – Although the general public and mental health professionals seem to disregard incapacity regarding financial issues and relevant decision making in mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and focus only on severe dementia cases, a PhD study in Greece reveals that noticeable deficits do exist in the handling of financial issues in elders suffering from MCI. The results are published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

March 13, 2018

The Role of Verb Fluency in the Detection of Early Cognitive Impairment in Alzheimer’s Disease

March 12, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain – The ability to generate spoken verbs in infinitive in a given time begins to worsen in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, the verb fluency test has been found to be a suitable neuropsychological tool for the detection of healthy aging people at risk of developing cognitive impairment, according to a recent research of the Research Center and Memory Clinic, Fundació ACE, Institut Català de Neurociències Aplicades, UIC-Barcelona, Spain (

March 12, 2018

Fipronil and Other Pyrazole Insecticides Induce Amyloid-β42 Production

March 7, 2018 - Roscoff, France – A new study led by Laurent Meijer of ManRos Therapeutics shows that some pyrazole insecticides, of which fipronil is an archetype, trigger enhanced in vitro production of Aβ42/Aβ43 over Aβ40 amyloid peptides in a cell-free, highly purified preparation of γ-secretase, in various cell lines and in neurons differentiated from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from a healthy or a familial Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patient with the APP K724N mutation. Findings are published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

March 7, 2018