Search for dissertations about: "dementia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 538 swedish dissertations containing the word dementia.

  1. 1. Dementia Proteomics

    Author : Julia Remnestål; Peter Nilsson; Anna Månberg; Pieter Jelle Visser; KTH; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Dementia; Proteomics; Alzheimer s disease; Frontotemporal dementia; Antibody array; Suspension bead array; Cerebrospinal fluid; Protein profiling; Biomarker discovery; Bioteknologi; Biotechnology;

    Abstract : The term dementia encompass a number of conditions arising as a consequence of tissue degeneration in the brain. This degeneration is caused by molecular events occurring on a cellular level including inflammation, defective waste disposal and accumulation of insoluble proteins and peptides. READ MORE

  2. 2. Predictors of Dementia : Insulin, Fatty Acids and Vascular Risk Factors

    Author : Elina Rönnemaa; Lena Kilander; Lars Lannfelt; Björn Zethelius; Laura Fratiglioni; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; dementia; Alzheimer’s disease; vascular dementia; insulin secretion; diabetes; fatty acids; epidemiology; vascular risk factors; Geriatrics; Geriatrik;

    Abstract : Identification of modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is crucial in order to diminish suffering from this devastating disease. The aim of this thesis was to investigate if different aspects of glucose metabolism, insulin, fatty-acid composition or other vascular risk factors predict the future development of AD and dementia. READ MORE

  3. 3. Biochemical markers in dementia - Exploring Swedish registry data and the human proteome

    Author : Tobias Skillbäck; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Biomarkers; Dementia; Alzheimer s disease; Vascular dementia; Creutzfeldt Jakob disease; Lewy body dementia; Frontotemporal dementia; Parkinson s disease dementia;

    Abstract : Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases have a wide scope of applications in diagnostics, prognosis assessment, disease staging, treatment evaluation and more. In this PhD project we aimed to expand the understanding of the properties of known CSF biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases, including the most prevalent dementia disorders. READ MORE

  4. 4. Towards feminist health empowerment for self-testing apps : testing for dementia

    Author : Alexandra Kapeller; Jelmer Brüggemann; Lisa Guntram; Kristin Zeiler; Federica Lucivero; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Self-testing apps; MHealth; Empowerment; Phenomenology; Dementia; Självtest-appar; Mobilhälsa; Empowerment; Fenomenologi; Demens;

    Abstract : Health empowerment, the idea to enable people to assume more control over their health decisions, has been a buzzword in health care organisation and has recently received even more attention through the popularisation of mobile health (mHealth) apps. One form of mHealth are self-testing apps, which offer users to test themselves for medical conditions as severe as dementia and Parkinson’s disease. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dementia and learning : The use of tablet computers in joint activities

    Author : Elias Ingebrand; Lars-Christer Hydén; Christina Samuelsson; Ray Wilkinson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Dementia; Situated learning; Conversation analysis; Collaboration; Scaffolding; Demens; Situerat lärande; Samtalsanalys; Samarbete; Stöttande;

    Abstract : Living with dementia is generally associated with terms such as loss, confusion, and dependency; not development, agency and collaboration. Contributing to a growing body of research that acknowledges the remaining abilities of people living with dementia, and how they cope with challenges in their everyday lives, this thesis concerns a topic habitually framed by negative presumptions, namely learning. READ MORE