OBJECTIVES A comparison was made between the depressive symptom profiles of thirty patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) who did not have co-existing depression and thirty patients with major depression who did not have co-existing dementia. The main objective was to identify symptoms common to both disorders and those which may be able to differentiate AD… (More)
In order to measure cerebral atrophy due to neurodegenerative diseases, the major confounding factor of normal age-related atrophy must be taken into account. Furthermore, in order to compare cerebral volume measurements across multiple subjects, normalisation for differences in head size is also required. We describe an investigation of these… (More)
Genetic variations represent major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). While familial early onset AD is associated with mutations in the amyloid precursor protein and presenilin genes, only the e4 allele of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene has so far been established as a genetic risk factor for late onset familial and sporadic AD. It has been… (More)
This is a case of a rapidly enlarging cutaneous pedunculated tumor on a patient's thumb during her pregnancy. This was excised and identified as a hemangioma. A literature search identified a possible hormonal factor in causing an accelerated growth of this tumor.
Anticholinesterases are known to be effective against cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) but their effect on the personality changes in the disease is not known. This study examines the effect of anticholinesterase treatment on personality changes in AD. It involved the carers of patients with mild to moderate AD who were… (More)