Navigation Links
Mental Test Spots Alzheimer's Risk
Date:7/1/2008

Questionnaire for those close to patient pinpointed who was likely to progress to dementia

TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new questionnaire may help in both diagnosing older adults facing dementia and also in identifying individuals who need help with daily living.

The Everyday Cognition instrument consists of 39 questions to be answered by people who know the patient well.

"There have been a number of studies that show that people with mild cognitive impairment who have functional problems in addition to performing poorly on neuropsychological testing are more likely to progress in the near future," said study author Sarah Tomaszewski Farias, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento. "One of our hopes is that this instrument will be able to help identify very early on those people at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease."

That would help both patients and family members prepare for what lies ahead and identify patients who need to be more closely monitored.

In addition, Farias said, the test would also help identify "people who are having [functional] problems so that we know who needs help and who doesn't."

"What's nice about this is that it is designed to pick up very early memory problems, and it's an entirely caregiver-based survey," said Dr. Scott Turner, incoming director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. "This is something the caregiver can fill out, while the practitioner is looking at the patient. It could be used for screening, for diagnosis and for drug development, if you want to look for some proof that your drug is having some effect, so it has a lot of potential uses."

"They want something that they could use to ask a family member about the potential patient's everyday functioning to see if that's sensitive to picking up the li
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Improve Conditions at a Nebraska Developmental Center
2. NYU, Rutgers study shows how using mental strategies can alter the brains reward circuitry
3. Homosexual behavior due to genetics and environmental factors
4. Combined Insurance: Consider Supplemental Accident Insurance and Disability Insurance During Safety Awareness Month
5. Mental and physical exercise improves genetic mental impairment
6. Experimental Drug Fights Multiple Sclerosis Activity
7. Premier Web Site on Child and Teen Mental Health Now in Spanish
8. Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patients Melanoma
9. Psych Central Selected by TIME Magazine as Top 50 Web Site in 2008 for Its Top Mental Health Content and Social Media Platform
10. Penn researchers find key developmental pathway activates lung stem cells
11. New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Awards 2 Million Unit Bid to The Female Health Company
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mental Test Spots Alzheimer's Risk
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... Red Hot & Blue Restaurants, Inc. took home the “Best Burger ... was selected as “Best BBQ” in a Texas-based Living Magazine Reader’s Choice ... Randy McCann said, “Everyone knows Red Hot & Blue serves smokin’ fresh Barbecue (smoked ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... An opinion piece published May 28th ... had over breast implants when reconstructing breasts after a mastectomy. The author asserted ... natural,” have increased sensation, and are less likely than implant reconstructions to interfere ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... New Energy Works Timberframers invites ... and 11th 2015. Timber frame post and beam raisings offer a chance to witness ... timber frame is an important and exciting event – it is an ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... Board ... ENT and Allergy Center . , Dr. Antunes is a ... sinus and ear procedures. In addition to performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Tennessee (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... of CorrectChemo®, the drug response profiling test to help oncologists provide personalized ... , “The CorrectChemo® assay provides the oncologist with valuable insight on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants Voted "Best Burger" in Virginia and "Best Barbecue" in Texas 2Health News:Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants Voted "Best Burger" in Virginia and "Best Barbecue" in Texas 3Health News:Recent Article Advocating for Breast Reconstruction with Fat Transfers Successfully Outlines the Advantages of Transfer Procedures, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Recent Article Advocating for Breast Reconstruction with Fat Transfers Successfully Outlines the Advantages of Transfer Procedures, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians 3Health News:Join New Energy Works Timberframers in Raising the Frames in Western New York 2Health News:Join New Energy Works Timberframers in Raising the Frames in Western New York 3Health News:Join New Energy Works Timberframers in Raising the Frames in Western New York 4Health News:Atlanta Otolaryngologist Dr. Marcelo Antunes Joins Northwest ENT and Allergy Center 2Health News:Atlanta Otolaryngologist Dr. Marcelo Antunes Joins Northwest ENT and Allergy Center 3Health News:Correct Chemo Joins NextGxDx Online Genetic Testing Marketplace 2Health News:Correct Chemo Joins NextGxDx Online Genetic Testing Marketplace 3
... includes a boy, study finds , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay ... the infants, size and delivery date -- might be affected ... Sharing the womb with a female produces better results, in ... with a male, whether the other twin is male ...
... BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE--Cancer cells fueled by the mutant KRAS oncogene, ... by blocking a more vulnerable genetic partner of KRAS, report ... of Harvard and MIT. The laboratory results, published by ... online publication and later in a print edition, demonstrate a ...
... say they can protect healthy tissue , WEDNESDAY, ... may have found a way to protect healthy tissue ... radiation therapy. , The key is a biochemical signaling ... healthy and cancerous cells. In experiments with mice, the ...
... Four New Judges Will Speed Veterans, Appeals , ... Shinseki announced the addition of four new Veterans Law Judges ... the board to increase the number of cases being decided. ... professional review of their claims for benefits," Secretary Shinseki said. ...
... The International Serious Adverse Events Consortium (SAEC) announced today ... to improve the safe use of drugs by exploring ... more likely to experience serious drug-related adverse events (SAEs). ... consortium. The HMORN is the nation,s premier resource ...
... Oct. 21, 2009 The eyes may be the windows ... mirror a brain ravaged by Alzheimer,s disease. UC Irvine ... have Alzheimer,s undergo changes similar to those that occur in ... lesions. In addition, the scientists discovered that when Alzheimer,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes 2Health News:Sex of Twins May Affect Outcomes 3Health News:Researchers exploit genetic 'co-dependence' to kill treatment-resistant tumor cells 2Health News:Researchers exploit genetic 'co-dependence' to kill treatment-resistant tumor cells 3Health News:Radiation Treatments Made Safer for Cancer Patients 2Health News:Secretary Announces Expansion of Veterans Appeals Board 2Health News:Research partnership will study how electronic medical records can address genetics of drug safety 2Health News:Alzheimer's lesions found in the retina 2
(Date:6/30/2015)... Calif. , June 30, 2015 A new ... California,s exposure to high-priced Hepatitis C ... if only 5 percent of Californians infected with Hepatitis C ... the costly impact of new Hepatitis C treatments on public ... grapple with hefty price tags for drugs like Gilead Sciences, ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015 Olympus, a ... solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other ... replacements for surgical equipment at no additional charge. ... offer this type of guarantee. The service became ... Agreement earlier this year. Olympus, ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015  Today, the National ... of the 2015 National Mobility Awareness Month Local Heroes ... Local Hero online entries that received 1.3 million votes. ... Chrysler , Toyota Mobility , and Valley ... BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International (VMI) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Analysis Reveals High-Priced Hepatitis C Drugs Could Have Costly Impact on State 2New Analysis Reveals High-Priced Hepatitis C Drugs Could Have Costly Impact on State 3New Analysis Reveals High-Priced Hepatitis C Drugs Could Have Costly Impact on State 4Olympus Introduces Industry-First Next-Day Product Replacement Guarantee for Surgical Business 2Olympus Introduces Industry-First Next-Day Product Replacement Guarantee for Surgical Business 3NMEDA Announces National Contest Winners 2NMEDA Announces National Contest Winners 3
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Interventional Cardiology Devices - ... Forecasts to 2016 ... Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment ...
... ... if ... var shortURL = ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = ... to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = data.results[r]; break; } for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 2Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 3Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 4Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 5Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 6Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 7Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 8Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 9Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 10Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 11Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 12Reportlinker Adds Interventional Cardiology Devices - Global Pipeline Analysis, Opportunity Assessment and Market Forecasts to 2016 13PharmaPendium(TM) Launches Pharmacokinetics Module 2PharmaPendium(TM) Launches Pharmacokinetics Module 3PharmaPendium(TM) Launches Pharmacokinetics Module 4PharmaPendium(TM) Launches Pharmacokinetics Module 5PharmaPendium(TM) Launches Pharmacokinetics Module 6PharmaPendium(TM) Launches Pharmacokinetics Module 7PharmaPendium(TM) Launches Pharmacokinetics Module 8
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: