Posts Tagged ‘memory screening’

Memory Loss & Money Loss

27th February 2013 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A number of news articles and reports on elder financial abuse do a good job of highlighting the growing problem of older adults being targeted for financial theft and fraud. This study by MetLife lists the types of financial predation towards seniors that can and do happen. What tends to be missing from these studies […]

The Benefits of Annual Screening for Cognitive Health

7th November 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Routine health screenings are now common for a variety of conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and glaucoma. Many health insurance plans, including Medicare, provide no cost or low cost health screenings to their members. The main intent behind these preventive health screenings, or wellness screenings, is to provide an early warning system for both consumers and […]

New Poll Reveals Strong Consumer Interest in Screening for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

21st July 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A new survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe points to a strong consumer desire for “predictive testing” – the promise of a medical screening test that can gauge the likelihood of a person declining into Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) as they age. Over two thirds of respondents said that they […]

The Stages and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Part One

11th July 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

In April the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and Alzheimer’s Association released revised criteria and guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Spread over several documents, the revisions are written in the usual impenetrable language of medical research journals – which makes sense, since the target audience is the medical research professional community. Here at MyBrainTest […]

Spinal Fluid Test for Alzheimer’s Disease

23rd June 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A recent study published in Neurology points to some interesting results with measuring protein levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The research effort looked at levels of amyloid precursor protein (APPB) in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and found that the patients with high APPB levels at the beginning of the study period had a […]