By Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens, Jeffrey L. Cummings
This quantity serves as a development file on state of the art learn within the box of Alzheimer's ailment and other kinds of dementia, yet with an emphasis on subject matters which are appropriate to scientific perform. during this most up-to-date installment, Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens and Jeffrey Cummings hide many of the rising treatments for Alzheimer's disorder, together with statins, GAG minetics, and immunotherapy, in addition to using hormonal treatment and peculiar anti-psychotic brokers within the remedy of alternative similar dementias. Chapters also will summarize the present realizing of the pathophysiology of gentle cognitive impairment in addition to study into tau pathologies.
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This quantity serves as a development file on state-of-the-art examine within the box of Alzheimer's sickness and other kinds of dementia, yet with an emphasis on subject matters which are appropriate to medical perform. during this most recent installment, Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens and Jeffrey Cummings conceal a few of the rising cures for Alzheimer's illness, together with statins, GAG minetics, and immunotherapy, in addition to using hormonal treatment and bizarre anti-psychotic brokers within the therapy of different comparable dementias.
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Senile 35 03-Chapter 3 5 8/31/05 11:23 AM Page 36 36 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS ANNUAL However, ECF, rather than memory loss, appears to a major predictor of functional outcomes. Thus, the issue of ECF impairment has implications for dementia case-finding that go well beyond ‘MCI’. In contrast to memory or other non-executive cognitive impairments, the presence of ECF impairment suggests disability, and thus ‘dementia’ as well. The recognition of ECF impairment as being ‘essential’ to dementia would have far-ranging consequences for the epidemiology of that condition.
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Moreover, the demonstrable functional impairment associated with executive dyscontrol argues against the idea of ‘mild’ executive impairment. 52 Very few studies have specifically tested the prevalence of ECF impairment in the community. 63 The label ‘MCI’ obscures their lack of association with AD pathology, misleads us towards inappropriate therapeutic strategies, and blinds us to their disabling cognitive declines. CONCLUSION ECF impairment is common in ‘non-demented’ populations, and may also contribute significantly to the dementia risk of ‘amnestic’ MCI.
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Annual 5 by Serge Gauthier, Philip Scheltens, Jeffrey L. Cummings