Dementias

Common Name(s)

Dementias

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2012

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

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Last Updated: 25 Oct 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Dementias" returned 68 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Occupational differences between Alzheimer's and aphasic dementias: implication for teachers.
 

Author(s): Keith A Josephs, Sarah M Papenfuss, Joseph R Duffy, Edythe A Strand, Mary M Machulda, Jennifer L Whitwell, Ronald C Petersen

Journal: Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2013 Sep;28(6):612-6.

 

We aimed to determine whether there is an association between teaching and the development of progressive speech and language disorders (SLDs). Occupation was compared between 100 patients with a progressive SLD, 404 patients with Alzheimer's dementia, and the 2008 US census. In SLDs, ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2013

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Dissociable executive functions in behavioral variant frontotemporal and Alzheimer dementias.
 

Author(s): Katherine L Possin, Dana Feigenbaum, Katherine P Rankin, Glenn E Smith, Adam L Boxer, Kristie Wood, Sherrie M Hanna, Bruce L Miller, Joel H Kramer

Journal: Neurology. 2013 Jun;80(24):2180-5.

 

The objective of this study was to determine which aspects of executive functions are most affected in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and best differentiate this syndrome from Alzheimer disease (AD).

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2013

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Neuroimaging of dementias.
 

Author(s): Lucien M Levy

Journal: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Apr;34(4 Suppl):S1-2.

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013

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The terms "Dementias" returned 35 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of informal care time and costs in different age-related dementias: a review.
 

Author(s): Nadège Costa, Laura Ferlicoq, Hélène Derumeaux-Burel, Thomas Rapp, Valérie Garnault, Sophie Gillette-Guyonnet, Sandrine Andrieu, Bruno Vellas, Michel Lamure, Alain Grand, Laurent Molinier

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():852368.

 

Age-related dementia is a progressive degenerative brain syndrome whose prevalence increases with age. Dementias cause a substantial burden on society and on families who provide informal care. This study aims to review the relevant papers to compare informal care time and costs in ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013

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Vascular disease and dementias: paradigm shifts to drive research in new directions.
 

Author(s): Mitchel A Kling, John Q Trojanowski, David A Wolk, Virginia M Y Lee, Steven E Arnold

Journal: Alzheimers Dement. 2013 Jan;9(1):76-92.

 

Vascular disease was once considered the principal cause of aging-related dementia. More recently, however, research emphasis has shifted to studies of progressive neurodegenerative disease processes, such as those giving rise to neuritic plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and Lewy ...

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2013

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Autophagy in dementias.
 

Author(s): Christine Lund Kragh, Kiren Ubhi, Tony Wyss-Coray, Tony Wyss-Corey, Eliezer Masliah

Journal: Brain Pathol.. 2012 Jan;22(1):99-109.

 

Dementias are a varied group of disorders typically associated with memory loss, impaired judgment and/or language and by symptoms affecting other cognitive and social abilities to a degree that interferes with daily functioning. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2011

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Evaluating the Effects of Music Interventions on Hospitalised People With Dementia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Dementia; Alzheimer's Disease; Dementia, Vascular; Lewy Body Disease

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2007

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Effect of Insulin Sensitizer Metformin on AD Biomarkers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Alzheimer's Disease; Vascular Dementia; Dementia; Memory Impairment

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2013

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Characterization of Inclusion Body Myopathy Associated With Paget's Disease of Bone and Frontotemporal Dementia (IBMPFD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Inclusion Body Myopathy With Early-onset Paget Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia; Paget Disease of Bone; Frontotemporal Dementia; Myopathy

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2011

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