Navigation Links
Attention Breakdown Is The Harbinger Of Alzheimer's Disease

A new study has found that breakdown in attention plays an important role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

People in early stages of Alzheimer's disease find it more difficult to shift attention back// and forth between different sources of information.

The study, published in the recent issue of the journal Neuropsychology, suggests that routine tasks that require the shifting of attention, such as driving a car while talking to a passenger, may become increasingly difficult for people in very early stages of Alzheimer's disease. David A. Balota, a professor of psychology in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, said, "our results indicate that breakdowns in attention produce a clear change in the early stages of Alzheimer's-related dementia.

“Because attention is prerequisite for memory, one might suspect that attention is one of the contributing culprits, at least early on in the disease," said lead researcher Janet M. Duchek.

The Alzheimer’s patient’s behaviour is often inappropriate, he cannot remember words and his social skills and reasoning start fading.

Participants for the study were drawn from volunteers at the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University. The researchers studied 94 older participants, average age mid-70s, who were healthy control individuals or individuals diagnosed with very mild, or mild dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

In an effort to measure each group's ability to effectively monitor and switch among competing channels of information, the researchers relied on a well-established psychological testing technique know as the dichotic listening task. The study confirms that very early in the disease, people have problems with selective attention. This problem, although not as obvious as memory loss, may also explain why early-stage patients start to struggle with everyday tasks that call for processing a lot of information, such as drivin.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The Best Way To Get Your Childs Attention
2. Attention! Spells of momentary blindness following visual disturbance
3. Iron Supplementation Aid In Relief From Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
4. India Needs To Pay More Attention To Detecting Cancer
5. Caffeine Boosts Memory, Improves Attention Span
6. Flu Pandemic Gets More Attention Than AIDS
7. NHS To Pay More Attention To Its Finances
8. Heart Brakes: Hearts in European Union Invite Health Attention
9. India Need To Pay More Attention to Manpower in Healthcare
10. Childbirth On Road Drew Public Attention In West Bengal
11. Study Reveals AIDS, Malaria Need More Attention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Accreditation Commission for ... Care Association of America (HCAOA). This agreement allows HCAOA members to receive special ... as discounts on Accreditation University (AU) educational resources that help prepare HCAOA members ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... Horizon Blue Cross ... the company’s credit rating of “A” and its outlook as “stable.” At the same ... reserves, which have fallen in recent years, dip below “capital adequacy” thresholds required for ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... Replace tubes . These lamps offer an instant energy-saving solution for F32T8 fluorescent ... rewire fixtures or disconnect ballasts. These 50,000 hour rated lamps utilize the existing ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... The Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB), a program ... delivery team at Women’s Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg for their outstanding efforts in ... and decide to donate. , “Women’s Hospital at Renaissance has been a collection ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Bill Howe started his sewer and drain ... After Tina Howe joined the team, the Bill Howe brand was born and they ... rates, and giving back to the San Diego community in which they worked, lived ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 Research ... Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and ... to their offering. ... market for drug delivery technologies will rise from USD 20 Billion ... Global Drug Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies ... ... was valued at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and is ... a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - CRH Medical Corporation (TSX: CRH) (NYSE MKT: CRHM) (the ... Co. Healthcare Investor Conference 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in ... Chief Executive Officer of the Company is scheduled to present on ... Bear and the Chairman of the Board, Tony Holler ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: