Young-onset dementia (YOD), particularly the Alzheimer’s type, occurs with high frequency among Southeast Asians, according to data from a memory clinic cohort in Singapore. Furthermore, YOD patients with higher education and those who have late-onset dementia with moderate-to-severe cerebrovascular disease burden exhibit a steeper and faster decline in global cognition.
Existing scoring systems for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are sufficiently predictive of cognitive and motor outcomes in term-born infants, a recent study has found. For language assessment, more detailed scoring inventories seem to perform better.
Men are more likely to encounter falls in the acute phase after stroke, a recent study has found. Other notable risk factors include haemorrhagic stroke, moderate stroke symptoms, impaired postural control, and smoking.
Concentrations of tau protein seem to be higher in the tear fluids of neurodegenerative individuals, suggesting a potential role for the biomarker in the detection of cognitive impairment, a recent study has found.
Patients with hyperlipidemia who take their statin medication as prescribed appear to do well, with treatment adherence conferring significant protection against the risk of ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes, as reported in a study.
Most patients with traumatic brain injury receive delayed prophylaxis, with no association seen between incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and prophylaxis regimen, suggests a study. However, a significant difference is observed in VTE incidence stratified by time to prophylaxis.
Short-term treatment with zolpidem or zopiclone in older patients with Alzheimer’s disease and insomnia appears beneficial, even though safety and tolerance issues have yet to be personalized in healthcare settings and further investigated in subsequent trials, according to a study.