Good history taking coupled with pattern recognition to identify specific subtypes of dementia, and along with prudent use of functional and pathological imaging, are vital in the diagnostic approach for dementia.
Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have established a familial link between rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder and neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia.
A study by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently shown that low-dose imipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), is efficacious for patients with functional dyspepsia not responsive to standard treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or prokinetics.
A recent study by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) indicates that acupuncture may be effective for treating sleep problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Meanwhile, investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have uncovered a possible explanation for the cognitive impairment experienced by patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Elderly patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as part of prostate cancer treatment may be at an increased risk of depression, a recent study states.
Multidomain intervention which includes nutrition, exercise, cognitive training and vascular risk monitoring is effective in preventing dementia, findings from the FINGER study have shown.
Use of a ginkgo biloba extract on top of standard preventive treatment is shown to improve cognitive function and overall condition after acute ischaemic stroke.