Search for dissertations about: "Alzheimer’s."

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  1. 1. Stress steroids as accelerators of Alzheimer's disease. : Effects of chronically elevated levels of allopregnanolone in transgenic AD models

    Author : Sara Bengtsson; Mingde Wang; Torbjörn Bäckström; Maja Johansson; Caroline Graff; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Allopregnanolone; Alzheimer s disease; beta-amyloid; synaptophysin; chronic stress; Morris water maze; obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; medicinsk farmakologi; Medical Pharmacology; Neurology; neurologi; Geriatrics; geriatrik; medical behavioral science; medicinsk beteendevetenskap;

    Abstract : Background Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia are devastating con­ditions not only for the affected patients but also for their families.  The economical costs for the society are tremendous. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cognitive erosion and its implications in Alzheimer’s disease

    Author : Selina Mårdh; Thomas Karlsson; Anders Wallin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Alzheimer’s disease; longitudinal study; mixed methods design; semantic memory; awareness; metacognition; central coherence; emotions; Alzheimers sjukdom; longitudinell studie; mixed methods design; semantiskt minne; medvetande; metakognition; central koherens; emotioner; Dementia; Cognition; Do Psychology; Do Psychology;

    Abstract : The aim of the present thesis was twofold, first to map the semantic memory decline in Alzheimer patients over time, second to take the patient’s perspective and create a multifaceted picture of the individual with Alzheimer’s disease through the study of memory, awareness, central coherence and emotions. Further issues concerned how Alzheimer individuals handled their cognitive erosion in everyday life and if they were well calibrated with their spouse in disease related matters. READ MORE

  3. 3. Remembering in Alzheimer's disease : utilization of cognitive support

    Author : Agneta Herlitz; Lars-Göran Nilsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Alzheimer s disease; Dementia; Memory; Episodic memory; Semantic memory; Severity of dementia; Alzheimers sjukdom; demens; minne;

    Abstract : The aim of the present doctoral thesis was to investigate the ability of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) to utilize cognitive support in order to improve episodic remembering. A review of previous research indicated that most studies have failed to find beneficial effects of encoding support on memory in AD patients. READ MORE

  4. 4. Amyloid-β Protofibril Formation and Neurotoxicity : Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Author : Ann-Sofi Johansson; Lars Lannfelt; Frida Ekholm Pettersson; Pär Gellerfors; Tobias Hartmann; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Neurosciences; Amyloid-β; Neurotoxicity; Aggregation; Protofibrils; Alzheimer s disease; Neurovetenskap;

    Abstract : Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia. A characteristic feature of AD is the presence of amyloid plaques in the cortex and hippocampus of the brain. The principal component of these plaques is the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, a cleavage product from proteolytic processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP). READ MORE

  5. 5. Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease : Focus on NF-κB and C/EBP transcription factors

    Author : Veronica Ramberg; Kerstin Iverfeldt; Josep Saura; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : Alzheimer’s disease; neuroinflammation; NF-κB; C EBP; apoptosis; caspases; FRET; neurokemi och neurotoxikologi; Neurochemistry and Neurotoxicology;

    Abstract : Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among elderly. The disease is characterized by amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, loss of synapses and neurons and chronic neuroinflammation. READ MORE