Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
An Introduction to Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Major advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, have occurred over recent years, but the need for truly disease-modifying therapies remains. Novel pharmacotherapy strategies under investigation include the repurposing of medications used to treat non-AD illnesses and multi-target-directed ligands, offering promise in this challenging treatment landscape.
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Kristian Steen Frederiksen, EAN 2023: The new EAN guidelines
Dr Kristian Steen Frederiksen (Danish Dementia Research Center, Denmark, Copenhagen) summarizes some of the key updates to the EAN guidelines, and the take-home messages presented at the annual European Academy of Neurology (EAN), July 1–4, 2023. Disclosures: Kristian Steen Frederiksen has no financial or non-financial conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this video. Support: Interview and filming was supported by Touch […]
Kristian Steen Frederiksen, EAN 2023: Highlights in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Dr Kristian Steen Frederiksen (Danish Dementia Research Center, Denmark, Copenhagen) discusses his highlights from the annual European Academy of Neurology (EAN), July 1–4, 2023 in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Disclosures:Kristian Steen Frederiksen has no financial or non-financial conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this video. Support: Interview and filming was supported by Touch Medical Media. The interview was conducted by Sophie Nickelson. […]
Foreword: touchREVIEWS in Neurology, Volume 19, Issue 1, 2023
Welcome to the latest edition of touchREVIEWS in Neurology, featuring a range of interviews, reviews and reports on some of the key recent developments in neurological disease. We open with three expert interviews with key members of the pan-European organisation, Alzheimer Europe on the topic of care for people with dementia. In the first, Owen […]
Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2022: Employment and Related Social Protection for People with Dementia and Their Carers
touchREVIEWS in Neurology. 2023;19(1): DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USN.2023.19.1.2
In an expert interview, Owen Miller, Policy Officer at Alzheimer Europe, Luxembourg, discusses the Dementia in Europe Yearbook 2022: Employment and Related Social Protection for People with Dementia and their Carers (henceforth, the Yearbook).1 The Yearbook is a report that provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that people with dementia and their caregivers face in Europe. It is published by […]
Alzheimer Europe lunch debate: Dealing with behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) in dementia care
Dealing with behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) in dementia care The Alzheimer Europe lunch debate of 21 March 2023, focusing on “Dealing with behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) in dementia care”, was a hybrid event attended by MEPs and other representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, Health Ministries and other national policymakers, industry […]
Exploring the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 on Dementia: A Review
touchREVIEWS in Neurology. 2023;19(1): DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USN.2023.19.1.16
The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 has caused a worldwide pandemic, and its impact on healthcare systems around the world is still being investigated. The potential effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on people living with dementia and the ability of COVID-19 to precipitate the risk of developing dementia are particular areas of concern. This article provides an overview of the current understanding of the impact […]
Sex, Gender and Sexuality in the Context of Dementia: A Guide to Raise Awareness Amongst Health and Social Care Workers
touchREVIEWS in Neurology. 2023;19(1): DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USN.2023.19.1.4
The report entitled “Sex, gender and sexuality in the context of dementia: A guide to raise awareness amongst health and social care workers“ is a guide published by Alzheimer Europe that offers practical advice to health and social care workers on how to address issues related to sex, gender and sexuality in the context of dementia.1 The guide […]
Guidelines for the Ethical and Inclusive Communication About/Portrayal of Dementia and People with Dementia and People with Dementia
touchREVIEWS in Neurology. 2023;19(1): DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USN.2023.19.1.6
The Guidelines for the ethical and inclusive communication about portrayal of dementia and people with dementia were published by Alzheimer Europe and the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD).1,2 The document provides guidance on how to communicate about dementia and people living with dementia ethically and inclusively. The guidelines emphasize the importance of respecting the rights and dignity of individuals with dementia and of avoiding stigmatizing […]
Blood-based biomarkers: Supporting the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Watch Professors Jeffrey Cummings, Liana Apostolova, Oskar Hansson and Charlotte Teunissen discuss the use of blood-based biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease during the live symposium at the AD/PD™ 2023 International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related neurological disorders.
- Recognize the importance of a timely and accurate biological diagnosis of AD to inform treatment decisions
- Assess clinical data for diagnostic AD blood-based biomarkers and identify their advantages and limitations
- Evaluate how blood-based biomarkers can be integrated into the diagnostic workup of patients and facilitate disease management
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