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  1. Content type: Research

    Biomarkers such as amyloid imaging are increasingly used for diagnosis in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Very few studies have examined this from the perspective of the patient. To date, there is onl...

    Authors: Gwendolien Vanderschaeghe, Jolien Schaeverbeke, Rose Bruffaerts, Rik Vandenberghe and Kris Dierickx

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:92

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    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, affecting one in eight adults over 65 years of age. The majority of AD cases are sporadic, with unknown etiology, and only 5% of all patients with ...

    Authors: Anna Ochalek, Balázs Mihalik, Hasan X. Avci, Abinaya Chandrasekaran, Annamária Téglási, István Bock, Maria Lo Giudice, Zsuzsanna Táncos, Kinga Molnár, Lajos László, Jørgen E. Nielsen, Bjørn Holst, Kristine Freude, Poul Hyttel, Julianna Kobolák and András Dinnyés

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:90

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  3. Content type: Research

    Clusterin and beta-amyloid (Aβ) are involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The clinical significance of plasma clusterin and Aβ in AD progression remains controversial.

    Authors: Jung-Lung Hsu, Wei-Ju Lee, Yi-Chu Liao, Shuu-Jiun Wang and Jong-Ling Fuh

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:91

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    Minimally invasive specific biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) would facilitate patient selection and disease progression monitoring. We describe the assessment of circulating brain-enriched microR...

    Authors: Kira S. Sheinerman, Jon B. Toledo, Vladimir G. Tsivinsky, David Irwin, Murray Grossman, Daniel Weintraub, Howard I. Hurtig, Alice Chen-Plotkin, David A. Wolk, Leo F. McCluskey, Lauren B. Elman, John Q. Trojanowski and Samuil R. Umansky

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:89

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    African Americans have been reported to have a higher prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than Caucasians, but etiology-specific AD biomarkers have not been systematically analyzed in older African American...

    Authors: Jennifer C. Howell, Kelly D. Watts, Monica W. Parker, Junjie Wu, Alexander Kollhoff, Thomas S. Wingo, Cornelya D. Dorbin, Deqiang Qiu and William T. Hu

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:88

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  6. Content type: Commentary

    This commentary discusses the implications of disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s disease which seem likely to appear in the next few years and results from a meeting of British experts in neurodegene...

    Authors: Craig W. Ritchie, Tom C. Russ, Sube Banerjee, Bob Barber, Andrew Boaden, Nick C. Fox, Clive Holmes, Jeremy D. Isaacs, Ira Leroi, Simon Lovestone, Matt Norton, John O’Brien, Jim Pearson, Richard Perry, James Pickett, Adam D. Waldman…

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:85

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2018 10:73

  7. Content type: Research

    From earlier studies it is known that the APOE ε2/ε3/ε4 polymorphism modulates the concentrations of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) beta-amyloid1–42 (Aβ42) in patients with cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease...

    Authors: Ronald Lautner, Philip S. Insel, Tobias Skillbäck, Bob Olsson, Mikael Landén, Giovanni B. Frisoni, Sanna-Kaisa Herukka, Harald Hampel, Anders Wallin, Lennart Minthon, Oskar Hansson, Kaj Blennow, Niklas Mattsson and Henrik Zetterberg

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:87

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  8. Content type: Research

    A reliable blood-based assay is required to properly diagnose and monitor Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Many attempts have been made to develop such a diagnostic tool by measuring amyloid-β oligomers (AβOs) in the...

    Authors: Seong Soo A. An, Byoung-sub Lee, Ji Sun Yu, Kuntaek Lim, Gwang Je Kim, Ryan Lee, Shinwon Kim, Sungmin Kang, Young Ho Park, Min Jeong Wang, Young Soon Yang, Young Chul Youn and SangYun Kim

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:86

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  9. Content type: Research

    The progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia can be predicted by cognitive, neuroimaging, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers. Since most biomarkers reveal compleme...

    Authors: Lutz Frölich, Oliver Peters, Piotr Lewczuk, Oliver Gruber, Stefan J. Teipel, Hermann J. Gertz, Holger Jahn, Frank Jessen, Alexander Kurz, Christian Luckhaus, Michael Hüll, Johannes Pantel, Friedel M. Reischies, Johannes Schröder, Michael Wagner, Otto Rienhoff…

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:84

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  10. Content type: Review

    Brain lesions in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are characterized by Aβ accumulation, neurofibrillary tangles, and synaptic and neuronal vanishing. According to the amyloid cascade hypothesis, Aβ1-42 oligomers could...

    Authors: Jacques Hugon, François Mouton-Liger, Julien Dumurgier and Claire Paquet

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:83

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  11. Content type: Review

    Gene suppression approaches have emerged over the last 20 years as a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. These include RNA interference and anti-sense oligonucleotides, ...

    Authors: Rhia Ghosh and Sarah J. Tabrizi

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:82

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  12. Content type: Research

    Research has revealed that manifest Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia is preceded by preclinical and prodromal phases during which pathology is accumulating but function remains intact. This understanding and ...

    Authors: Michelle M. Nuño, Daniel L. Gillen, Kulwant K. Dosanjh, Jenny Brook, David Elashoff, John M. Ringman and Joshua D. Grill

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:81

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  13. Content type: Research

    The deposition of neurotoxic amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides in plaques in the brain parenchyma and in cerebral blood vessels is considered to be a key event in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis. Although the pres...

    Authors: Oliver Wirths, Susanne Walter, Inga Kraus, Hans W. Klafki, Martina Stazi, Timo J. Oberstein, Jorge Ghiso, Jens Wiltfang, Thomas A. Bayer and Sascha Weggen

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:80

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  14. Content type: Research

    Tauopathies represent heterogeneous groups of neurodegenerative diseases that are characterised by abnormal deposition of the microtubule-associated protein tau. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent tauop...

    Authors: Radana Karlíková, Kateřina Mičová, Lukáš Najdekr, Alžběta Gardlo, Tomáš Adam, Petra Majerová, David Friedecký and Andrej Kováč

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:78

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  15. Content type: Research

    The choice and appropriate use of animal models in drug discovery for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is pivotal to successful clinical translation of novel therapeutics, yet true alignment of research is challenging...

    Authors: Thomas Blackmore, Soraya Meftah, Tracey Karen Murray, Peter James Craig, Anthony Blockeel, Keith Phillips, Brian Eastwood, Michael J. O’Neill, Hugh Marston, Zeshan Ahmed, Gary Gilmour and Francois Gastambide

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:77

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  16. Content type: Research

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression varies substantially among patients, hindering calculation of residual total life expectancy (TLE) and its decomposition into disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) and dis...

    Authors: Eric Stallard, Bruce Kinosian and Yaakov Stern

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:75

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  17. Content type: Research

    Dysfunction of the serotonergic (5-HTergic) system has been implicated in the cognitive and behavioural symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Accumulation of toxic amyloid-β (Aβ) species is a hallmark of AD an...

    Authors: Christian Ulrich von Linstow, Jonas Waider, Manuela Grebing, Athanasios Metaxas, Klaus Peter Lesch and Bente Finsen

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:74

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  18. Content type: Research

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impacts men and women differently, but the effect of sex on predementia stages is unclear. The objective of this study was to examine whether sex moderates the impact of florbetapir po...

    Authors: Jessica Z. K. Caldwell, Jody-Lynn Berg, Jeffrey L. Cummings and Sarah J. Banks

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:72

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  19. Content type: Review

    Due to the progressive aging of the population, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is becoming a healthcare burden of epidemic proportions for which there is currently no cure. Disappointing results from clinical trials...

    Authors: Marta Crous-Bou, Carolina Minguillón, Nina Gramunt and José Luis Molinuevo

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:71

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  20. Content type: Research

    Amyloid pathology in subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an important risk factor for progression to dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. Predicting the onset of dementia is challenging even in th...

    Authors: Mara ten Kate, Frederik Barkhof, Pieter Jelle Visser, Charlotte E. Teunissen, Philip Scheltens, Wiesje M. van der Flier and Betty M. Tijms

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:73

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  21. Content type: Research

    Polyunsaturated fatty acids play a crucial role in neuronal function, and the modification of these compounds in the brain could have an impact on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Despit...

    Authors: Mélanie H. Thomas, Cédric Paris, Mylène Magnien, Julie Colin, Sandra Pelleïeux, Florence Coste, Marie-Christine Escanyé, Thierry Pillot and Jean-Luc Olivier

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:69

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  22. Content type: Research

    The natural history and disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) are still poorly understood. Very few resources are available to scrutinise patients as early as needed and to use...

    Authors: Carole Dufouil, Bruno Dubois, Bruno Vellas, Florence Pasquier, Frédéric Blanc, Jacques Hugon, Olivier Hanon, Jean-François Dartigues, Sandrine Harston, Audrey Gabelle, Mathieu Ceccaldi, Olivier Beauchet, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, Renaud David, Olivier Rouaud, Olivier Godefroy…

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:67

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  23. Content type: Research

    Little is known about diagnostic work-ups or the costs of diagnosing dementia in specialized care. Here, we analyzed the costs of diagnosing dementia according to specific dementia disorders.

    Authors: Bernhard Michalowsky, Steffen Flessa, Johannes Hertel, Olav Goetz, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Stefan Teipel and Ingo Kilimann

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:65

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  24. Content type: Research

    β-Amyloid (Aβ) peptide is believed to play a pivotal role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Passive immunization with anti-Aβ monoclonal antibodies may facilitate the clearance of Aβ in the brain and ...

    Authors: Alexey Teplyakov, Galina Obmolova and Gary L. Gilliland

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:66

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  25. Content type: Review

    The specific amyloid-beta (Aβ) species or other amyloid-precursor protein cleavage products that are most directly related to human neurodegeneration and clinical dementia of the Alzheimer’s type have not yet ...

    Authors: David L. Brody, Hao Jiang, Norelle Wildburger and Thomas J. Esparza

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:62

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  26. Content type: Research

    Mixed vascular and neurodegenerative dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with concomitant cerebrovascular disease, has emerged as the leading cause of age-related cognitive impairment. The brain white m...

    Authors: Fang Ji, Ofer Pasternak, Siwei Liu, Yng Miin Loke, Boon Linn Choo, Saima Hilal, Xin Xu, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Christopher Li-Hsian Chen and Juan Zhou

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:63

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  27. Content type: Research

    The present study investigated the relationships between thyroid hormone serum levels or thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and two Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-specific biomarkers, cerebral amyloid beta (Aβ) burde...

    Authors: Hyo Jung Choi, Min Soo Byun, Dahyun Yi, Bo Kyung Sohn, Jun Ho Lee, Jun-Young Lee, Yu Kyung Kim and Dong Young Lee

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:64

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  28. Content type: Review

    Basic research advances in recent years have furthered our understanding of the natural history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It is now recognized that pathophysiological changes begin many years prior to clini...

    Authors: Paul S. Aisen, Jeffrey Cummings, Clifford R. Jack Jr, John C. Morris, Reisa Sperling, Lutz Frölich, Roy W. Jones, Sherie A. Dowsett, Brandy R. Matthews, Joel Raskin, Philip Scheltens and Bruno Dubois

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:60

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  29. Content type: Research

    Neuropsychological testing is considered crucial for differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). In-depth neuropsychological assessment revealed ...

    Authors: Sophia Reul, Hubertus Lohmann, Heinz Wiendl, Thomas Duning and Andreas Johnen

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:61

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  30. Content type: Research

    Although recent short-term cross-sectional studies have revealed that chronic periodontitis (CP) may be a risk factor for increased cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), systematic re...

    Authors: Chang-Kai Chen, Yung-Tsan Wu and Yu-Chao Chang

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:56

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  31. Content type: Research

    Diffusion imaging has demonstrated sensitivity to structural brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, there remains a need for a more complete characterization of microstructural alterations occurri...

    Authors: Emilie T. Reas, Donald J. Hagler Jr, Nathan S. White, Joshua M. Kuperman, Hauke Bartsch, Karalani Cross, Richard Q. Loi, Akshara R. Balachandra, M. J. Meloy, Christina E. Wierenga, Douglas Galasko, James B. Brewer, Anders M. Dale and Linda K. McEvoy

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:55

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  32. Content type: Research

    Increased levels of the pathogenic amyloid β-peptide (Aβ), released from its precursor by the transmembrane protease γ-secretase, are found in Alzheimer disease (AD) brains. Interestingly, monoamine oxidase B ...

    Authors: Sophia Schedin-Weiss, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Lenka Hromadkova, Yasuhiro Teranishi, Natsuko Goto Yamamoto, Birgitta Wiehager, Nenad Bogdanovic, Bengt Winblad, Anna Sandebring-Matton, Susanne Frykman and Lars O. Tjernberg

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:57

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  33. Content type: Research

    Antidepressant use has been associated with an increased risk of falling, but no studies have been conducted on whether antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries which often resu...

    Authors: Heidi Taipale, Marjaana Koponen, Antti Tanskanen, Piia Lavikainen, Reijo Sund, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen and Anna-Maija Tolppanen

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:59

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  34. Content type: Research

    Drugs with anticholinergic properties may be associated with various adverse clinical effects. The relationship between the anticholinergic (AC) burden and functional, global cognitive performance and behavior...

    Authors: Virginie Dauphinot, Christelle Mouchoux, Sébastien Veillard, Floriane Delphin-Combe and Pierre Krolak-Salmon

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:58

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  35. Content type: Research

    Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease with dementia (PDD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) share clinical and molecular features. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) bioma...

    Authors: Davide Chiasserini, Leonardo Biscetti, Paolo Eusebi, Nicola Salvadori, Giulia Frattini, Simone Simoni, Naomi De Roeck, Nicola Tambasco, Erik Stoops, Hugo Vanderstichele, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Brit Mollenhauer, Paolo Calabresi and Lucilla Parnetti

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:52

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  36. Content type: Research

    The apolipoprotein E ε4 (APOE4) genotype is a prominent late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk factor. ApoE4 disrupts memory function in rodents and may contribute to both plaque and tangle formation.

    Authors: Hoau-Yan Wang, Caryn Trocmé-Thibierge, Andres Stucky, Sanket M. Shah, Jessica Kvasic, Amber Khan, Philippe Morain, Isabelle Guignot, Eva Bouguen, Karine Deschet, Maria Pueyo, Elisabeth Mocaer, Pierre-Jean Ousset, Bruno Vellas and Vera Kiyasova

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:54

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  37. Content type: Research

    Non-verbal auditory impairment is increasingly recognised in the primary progressive aphasias (PPAs) but its relationship to speech processing and brain substrates has not been defined. Here we addressed these...

    Authors: Chris J. D. Hardy, Jennifer L. Agustus, Charles R. Marshall, Camilla N. Clark, Lucy L. Russell, Rebecca L. Bond, Emilie V. Brotherhood, David L. Thomas, Sebastian J. Crutch, Jonathan D. Rohrer and Jason D. Warren

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:53

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  38. Content type: Research

    Synaptic dysfunction contributes to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease and may be countered by increased intake of nutrients that target brain phospholipid metabolism. In this study, we explored wheth...

    Authors: Anne Rijpma, Marinette van der Graaf, Marieke M. Lansbergen, Olga Meulenbroek, Aysun Cetinyurek-Yavuz, John W. Sijben, Arend Heerschap and Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:51

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  39. Content type: Research

    CAD-31 is an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) drug candidate that was selected on the basis of its ability to stimulate the replication of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural precursor cells as well as in APPswe/...

    Authors: Daniel Daugherty, Joshua Goldberg, Wolfgang Fischer, Richard Dargusch, Pamela Maher and David Schubert

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:50

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  40. Content type: Research

    The Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers Aβ1–42, t-tau, and p-tau181 overlap with other diseases. New tau modifications or epitopes, such as the non-phosphorylated tau fraction (p-taurel)...

    Authors: Joery Goossens, Maria Bjerke, Hanne Struyfs, Ellis Niemantsverdriet, Charisse Somers, Tobi Van den Bossche, Sara Van Mossevelde, Bart De Vil, Anne Sieben, Jean-Jacques Martin, Patrick Cras, Johan Goeman, Peter Paul De Deyn, Christine Van Broeckhoven, Julie van der Zee and Sebastiaan Engelborghs

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:49

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  41. Content type: Research

    This study sought to evaluate gender and APOE genotype-related differences in the concentrations of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and cerebrovascular injury across the life spa...

    Authors: Ge Li, Jane B. Shofer, Eric C. Petrie, Chang-En Yu, Charles W. Wilkinson, Dianne P. Figlewicz, Andrew Shutes-David, Jing Zhang, Thomas J. Montine, Murray A. Raskind, Joseph F. Quinn, Douglas R. Galasko and Elaine R. Peskind

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:48

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  42. Content type: Research

    The original paper Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) is a valid and reliable cognitive assessment tool used to identify individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early dementia. We e...

    Authors: Douglas W. Scharre, Shu ing Chang, Haikady N. Nagaraja, Nicole E. Vrettos and Robert A. Bornstein

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:44

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  43. Content type: Research

    Longitudinal studies of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are rare. Clinically, DLB is usually considered to worsen into Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The aim of our study was to compare the rate of the cognitive de...

    Authors: Frédéric Blanc, Rachid Mahmoudi, Thérèse Jonveaux, Jean Galmiche, Gilles Chopard, Benjamin Cretin, Catherine Demuynck, Catherine Martin-Hunyadi, Nathalie Philippi, François Sellal, Jean-Marc Michel, Gregory Tio, Melanie Stackfleth, Pierre Vandel, Eloi Magnin, Jean-Luc Novella…

    Citation: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2017 9:47

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