Migraine Diagnoses Positively Associated with All-Cause Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in Women in the UK

August 14, 2019 - Frankfurt, Germany – Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. However, most of these studies have failed to simultaneously adjust for several common comorbidities, thus potentially introducing bias into their findings. More...

August 14, 2019

Measuring the Brain’s Amyloid Buildup Less Effective in Identifying Severity, Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease Compared to Other Imaging Methods

Researchers find fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET is a better indicator of cognitive performance for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, when compared to PET scans that detect amyloid protein

August 7, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA, USA – While the presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain may be a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, giving patients an amyloid PET scan is not an effective method for measuring their cognitive function, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University. More...

August 7, 2019

Analysis Reveals Economic Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia are “Tip of the Iceberg”

July 29, 2019 - Cambridge, UK – A new research review highlighting the hidden costs of dementia suggests that traditional measures only show the "tip of the iceberg" of the cost impact on society. The analysis, from an international team of experts from academia, research institutes, health care organizations, consulting firms and Alzheimer's Research UK, looked at the true cost of Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The study found that socioeconomic costs such as the cost of healthcare for care partners/carers, reduced quality of life and "hidden" costs that stack up before diagnosis are overlooked by current estimates of the condition's economic impact. The authors argue that better data on the extent of these costs is vital for informing future dementia policy. The paper is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. More...

July 29, 2019

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Partners with Advanced Continuing Education Association to Launch New CME Article Series

July 15, 2019 - Amsterdam and Boston – The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Advanced Continuing Education Association (ACEA) to provide a new series of fully accredited continuing medical education (CME) journal articles. The program, accredited under the ACCME and open to US and Canadian physicians, launches today with 10 landmark articles published in JAD, each with a corresponding CME post-test providing 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. More...

July 15, 2019