New Dementia Risk Score Predicts Dementia Probability

Researchers have developed a point-based score that can help clinicians predict an individual’s risk of developing dementia over 13 years, allowing for early action to delay or prevent cognitive problems. However, some experts are skeptical. The risk score does not require neuroimaging and “may achieve nearly 100% prediction accuracy,” study investigator Xi-jian Dai, PhD, with … Read more

Spirituality an Important Coping Mechanism for Neurologic Disease

Spirituality is linked to higher quality of life (QOL) and emotional well-being for patients with neurologic disorders ― and may even be associated with a lower incidence of neurologic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research suggests. In a review of 13 studies, investigators found that spirituality and religiosity were closely related to better … Read more