News Round-Up: April 2010 4th Edition

Research in Dementia

  • At the Alzforum, this post links to a report on a recent virtual conference on Mild Cognitive Impairment with a focus on biomarkers
  • Further fMRI evidence (n=36) to support discrimination between behavioural variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease using functional networks – the Default Mode Network and Salience Network
  • An autopsy study n=168) comparing patients with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and a control group and finding a significant reduction in comorbid ‘severe cerebrovascular disease or history of stroke‘ in the LBD group
  • A negative finding for benefit of statins on cognitive function (n=548) in older adults

Psychiatry 2.0 – Blog Round-Up

  • At Psych Central, there is a look at  a recent large study in older adults  (n=15638) in which a significant association was found between quality of sleep and longevity
  • The Neurocritic looks at two studies. One examines interference on cognitive tasks and the other is the recent brain training study. The interference study has implications for the other study
  • The Tangled Neuron blog links to a recent NIH conference website on prevention in Alzheimer’s Disease in this post
  • Buckeye Psychiatry looks at a recent study examining a short self-assesment task for detection of cognitive impairment
  • Mind Hacks has another episode of Spike Activity in which he looks at recent evidence agains the XR virus association with Chronic Fatigue as well as an upcoming film about Freud and Jung
  • There is a critical look at  a recent paper on psychotherapy at PsychBrown Bag which is a good example of critical appraisal

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