Written by Kate Boor Ellis
On 21 September 2020, Alzheimer Europe marked World Alzheimer’s Day with a social media campaign, calling attention to the damage COVID-19 is doing to the field of dementia research, together with a call for urgent… Continue Reading
Alliance for Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias
October 4th – 5th 2019, Pavia, Italy
This first congress on Alliance for Alzheimer’s diesease and other Dementias is organised by the University of Pavia, the Institute for Advanced Study and the Mondino… Continue Reading
Stroke Live Course - SLICE 2018
31st Annual Congress of the EANM - Joint Symposium Clinical Trials in Dementia: Expectations on Molecular Imaging
2nd Rijeka Forum on Neurodegenerative Diseases
3rd MENA Headache Conference
Despite its large use, recommendations for the use of brain F-18 FDG-PET in clinical practice were still lacking.
The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) promoted a concerted action with 7 specialists from the two Societies and a group of facilitators in order to make the point on this issue. Extensive literature review and analysis of available data led, together with expert opinion (Delphi consensus), to deliver these recommendations that cover practically all the main brain neurodegenerative conditions causing cognitive impairment.
The Guideline will address important areas of dementia management where the medical doctor plays a pivotal role, which includes treatment of epilepsy in dementia, pain in dementia, treatment with antipsychotics in dementia, vascular risk factors in dementia and systematic medical follow-up in dementia.
An international research team led by Prof Vincenzo Bonifati (Department of Clinical Genetics, Erasmus MC Rotterdam) has discovered for the first time variants in a gene linked to familial forms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), Parkinson’s disease Dementia (PDD), and Dementia… Continue Reading
The year’s BRAIN prize was awarded to Professors Bart de Strooper (Leuven),Christian Haass (Munich), Michael Goedert (Cambridge) and John Hardy (London) for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease, with far-reaching implications for the… Continue Reading
Portugal has a long tradition in the study of behavioral disorders, dating back to the work of Egas Moniz and his attempt to improve some psychosis with psychosurgery. In the early 1970’s Antonio Damasio, who was taking his PhD… Continue Reading
David B. Vodušek (DBV): When looking back at your long and varied career, can you tell us what was crucial for you to choose neurology as your specialty, and headache as your primary research field of interest?
Jes Olesen (JO): Already as a medical student, I was interested in neurology. I thought at that time – and I still think so today – that the brain is by far the most interesting organ in a human being.
For December 2017, we have selected: Dwivedi R, Ramanujam B, Chandra PS, et al. Surgery for drug-resistant epilepsy in children. NEJM 2017;377:1639-1647.
Drug-resistant epilepsy can be particularly devastating in children due to the heavy impact on psychosocial aspects and quality of life of these little patients and their family.
SP on Dementia and Cognitive Disorders Panel met during recent EAN Congress in Amsterdam. Co-chairs Reinhold Schmidt from Austria and Jakub Hort from Czech Republic welcomed members and announced that Prof. Dafin Muresanu from Romania has been appointed as… Continue Reading