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New Findings for Alzheimer's

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

 

Alzheimer's Quiz.

 

Findings published in JAMA Neurology “showed that each added year of life does not lead to an increased prevalence of ADP, unlike cerebrovascular disease.” However age and APOE genotype are the strongest known amyloid risk factors. It was also found that intellectual enrichment was not a significant predictor of amyloid or AD-pattern neurodegeneration. “It has been shown that the APOE ε4 is related to amyloid but not related to tau pathology or AD-pattern neurodegeneration after accounting for an individual’s clinical status,” according to information cited in the article, aside from APOE genotype only midlife dyslipidemia was associated with amyloid deposition.  Absence of the APOE ε4 allele may act as a protective factor to amyloid by delaying patient age at onset and slowing rate of accumulation.

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Second Nature Care Better Brain Health.

1. Which of the following statements is/are TRUE regarding Alzheimer disease pathophysiology (ADP) and amyloid?

Age is one of the strongest amyloid risk factors
Prevalence of ADP increases with each added year of life
Amyloid burden is greater among male patients, compared to female patients

 2. In study findings, intellectual enrichment was a significant predictor of __________.

A. Alzheimer disease (AD)-pattern neurodegeneration
B. Amyloid
C. A and B
D. None of the above

 3. APOE ε4 is related to __________, after accounting for patient clinical status.

A. AD-pattern neurodegeneration
B. Amyloid
C. Tau pathology
D. A and C

 4. According to study findings, __________ was NOT a significant predictor of amyloid deposition.

A. APOE genotype
B. Cardiac and metabolic conditions (CMCs)
C. Demographics
D. Midlife dyslipidemia

 5. Absence of the APOE ε4 allele may act as a protective factor to amyloid by __________.

A. Delaying patient age at onset
B. Slowing rate of accumulation
C. A or B
D. None of the above
 

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Answer Key:

1. A. Age is one of the strongest amyloid risk factors

2. D. None of the Above

3. B. Amyloid

4. B. Cardiac and metabolic conditions (CMCs)

5. C. A or B

For complete information, see:

Vemuri P, Knopman DS, Lesnick TG, et al. Evaluation of amyloid protective factors and Alzheimer disease neurodegeneration protective factors in elderly individuals. [Published online ahead of print April 17, 2017]. JAMA Neurol. Accessed May 8, 2017.

Topics: Brain Health

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

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