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Sunday, June 11, 2006



Scans such as PET (positron emission tomography) scans have been used to detect changes in glucose and oxygen use in the brain, as well as blood flow in the occipital lobe which could point toward a diagnosis of Lewy Body dementia. Recently, researchers at UCLA successfully used PET scans in conjunction with a radiotracer named 18F-FDDNP to chart the spread of lesions in the brain in Alzheimer's patients. Individuals with MCI (mild cognitive impairment) were included in the tests, and while "a more limited pattern of 18F-FDDNP distribution" was found in these cases, the use of this radiotracer with PET scans in the future will help to diagnose Alzheimer's with greater accuracy in clinical settings. UCLA researchers Jorge R. Barrio and Gary W. Small lead these exciting studies.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006



Publisher Buttonberry Books offers a new mini gift book for caregivers of persons with dementia. Portions of the proceeds from the sale of the books will be donated to Alzheimer's and dementia organizations around the world. It's called "Nurturing Nuggets For Dementia Caregivers: 25 Supportive Stratigies In Caring For Persons With Dementia." It's listed on the Nurturing Nuggets website at nurturingnuggets.com for $6.95. I love that word "nurturing" as you know from my business title "M.I.N.D. in Memory Care" stands for "Moving In Nurturing Directions in Memory Care."


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