Tag Archives: Brain

A memory test to measure dementia biomarkers

We have just published a new paper on the recency ratio on the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. An abstract can be found here. A key point we are making with this paper is that we need a range of … Continue reading

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The Conversation: Alzheimer’s disease – don’t give up on plaque-busting drugs just yet

I wrote a piece for The Conversation. It is here. And it is based on this article we just published.

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Beginning and End: Prediction of Cognitive Decline with Memory Tests

I wrote this blurb for fun to “celebrate” our latest accepted article. It includes an interview to myself 🙂 Failure to remember words at the beginning and at the end of a list may signal risk of future cognitive decline … Continue reading

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Heading for Trouble

Our editorial (previously teased) on CTE risks associated with playing football (soccer) is now out on the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It is open access and here. In other news, I was recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, … Continue reading

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Recency ratio and Glutamate

Glutamate is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, and is thought to be involved in the process of memory encoding and storage. Glutamate disturbances have also been reported in psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and major depressive … Continue reading

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Football and Dementia

Our Editorial titled “Heading for trouble: is dementia a game changer for football?” just came up on the British Journal of Sports Medicine blog. And it is here.

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The Primacy Effect and Functional Connectivity

Background: The “primacy effect,” i.e., increased memory recall for the first items of a series compared to the following items, is reduced in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). Memory task-fMRI studies demonstrated that primacy recall is associated with higher activation … Continue reading

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