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Digital Neuropsychological Assessment May Become Standard After COVID-19

August 5, 2021 - Amsterdam, NL – The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the delivery of health care including neuropsychological evaluations. Telehealth procedures may become a standard feature in healthcare after the crisis has resolved. In a mini-forum published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease experts describe how neuropsychological tests that combine digital technology with standard paper and pencil tests can reveal behavioral information not otherwise obtainable and facilitate earlier identification of individuals with emergent neurodegenerative and other neurological illness.

August 5, 2021

Among Latinos, Obesity and Cardiovascular Factors Combine to Cause Cognitive Decline

August 4, 2021 - San Diego, CA, USA – Obesity is linked to several cardiometabolic abnormalities, such as high blood sugar and hypertension, which are considered to be risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 45 percent of Latino adults are obese, according to data from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. In a new study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, report that obesity alone is not associated with cognitive decline among Latinos.

August 4, 2021

Latin American and Caribbean Research: Major Contributions in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

August 2, 2021 - Amsterdam, NL – Every year there are nearly ten million new cases of dementia globally, of which Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form, accounting for around 60–70% of cases. This special supplement, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, focuses on the challenges posed by brain disease and presents significant research contributions from Latin America and the Caribbean that address these challenges to help improve the lives of individuals with AD.

August 2, 2021

When We Are Born Can Influence How Mentally Fit We Will Be in Old Age

July 29, 2021 - Prague, Czechia – According to a study published in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, people born in winter seem to carry a life-long disadvantage in cognitive ageing. Specifically, their cognitive skills are lower when compared to people born in other seasons, even when taking into account other influencing characteristics, such as their education, depression or cardiovascular diseases.

July 29, 2021