Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Effects of General Medical Health on Alzheimer’s Progression Revisited

For several years, studies have suggested that there is a link between health status or lifestyle and rate of progression in Alzheimer’s disease. Research on published in International Psychogeriatrics studied 335 individuals diagnosed with dementia for 11 years in a … Continue reading

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Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person … Continue reading

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New EFNS Guidelines on Other Dementias

The European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS) have published revised guidelines on the diagnosis and management of disorders associated with dementia. These are dementias other than Alzheimer’s disease, such as vascular cognitive impairment, frontotemporal … Continue reading

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My Life as a Car: A Mental Wellness Guide

A unique approach to mental health & wellness for everyone is captured by a new book by Elaine Campbell, MD. Dr Campbell is a nurse who continued her education to medical school and psychiatry training. This gives her a unique … Continue reading

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Reasons Alzheimer’s Patients are Omitted from Clinical Trials

A study in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology assessed the reasons that prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients from being included in clinical trials. It is interesting that no study has evaluated the main medical and non-medical factors that explain … Continue reading

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Migraine And Cognitive Decline Among Women

According to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and published in this month’s British Medical Journal (BMJ), migraines are not associated with cognitive decline. 6349 women aged 65 or older enrolled in the Women’s Health Study and provided information … Continue reading

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Some Depressed Outpatients Who Are Not Assessed to be in Remission, Consider Themselves In Remission

A study in Depression and Anxiety by researchers from Brown Medical School, Rhode Island, examined how many mildly symptomatic depressed patients in ongoing treatment who did not score in the remission range on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) … Continue reading

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Another Advance in Digital Medicine

This week the FDA approved the first “smart pill” that senses when it’s been taken, sends data to wearable patch. Manufactured by Proteus Digital Health, the ingestible sensor which is about 1 square millimeter and made out of silicon and … Continue reading

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