Cynthia A Murphy

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Fewer than one-half of all Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients are currently diagnosed; approximately 25% are treated with antidementia compounds. Screening has been proposed to help combat underdiagnosis of AD. An emerging consensus suggest that the three keys to the successful treatment of Alzheimer's disease are early detection, use of currently approved(More)
Recently, focus on early detection, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been increasing. The rationale is that, as with any other serious illness, early intervention will lead to better outcomes for patients and families. Despite the intuitive appeal of this rationale, there is discussion and even debate regarding the issues surrounding(More)
OBJECTIVE Alpha BRAIN® is a nootropic supplement that purports to enhance cognitive functioning in healthy adults. The goal of this study was to investigate the efficacy of this self-described cognitive enhancing nootropic on cognitive functioning in a group of healthy adults by utilizing a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled design. METHODS A(More)
There are numerous measures for detecting the presence of dementia and quantifying its severity and progression. We analyzed the relations between scores on 5 commonly used measures (Mini-Mental State Examination, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale, Activities of Daily Living Scale, and Global(More)
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