Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19-related death up for adults with Down syndrome

(HealthDay)—Adults with Down syndrome have an increased risk for COVID-19-related death, according to a research letter published online Oct. 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Depression and dementia in the age of COVID-19

Every seven seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. A typical case that I often see in my practice is as follows: A 76-year-old woman has a two-year history of progressive worsening of short-term memory ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Team detects Alzheimer's early using electronic health records

A team of scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Astrophysics and AI may offer key to early dementia diagnosis

Crucial early diagnosis of dementia in general practice could improve thanks to a computer model designed in a collaboration between Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and astrophysicists at the University of Sussex.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain changes may help track dementia, even before diagnosis

Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a study published in the September 11, 2019, online ...

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