The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia is a neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by a progressive personality change. Given that patients maintain their cognitive abilities relatively intact in the early stages of the disease, the diagnosis requires both a thorough clinical evaluation and biomarkers to support the diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease. Ignacio Illán Gala and Victor … Read moreIn our recent publication, we analyze cortical microstructure in frontotemporal dementia
Today, Ignacio Illán-Gala has defended his Doctoral Thesis entitled “Pathophysiological and structural underpinnings of frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a multimodal biomarker study“, co-directed by Dr. Alberto Lleó and Dr. Juan Fortea. This exceptional work is the result of the investigation in frontotemporal degeneration from a clinical and physiopathological approach. In this thesis, Dr. Ignacio Illán-Gala has … Read moreIgnacio Illán-Gala defends his doctoral thesis on frontotemporal degeneration
Obesity and Alzheimer It has been established that middle-age obesity is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, but the results from studies in older people are contradictory. Our recent study would explain the discrepancies on this topic. This work is the result of a collaborative effort between the Neuroimage team of the Sant Pau Memory … Read moreIs obesity a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?
The Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Institute of Health Carlos III) has awarded subvention grants to four research projects submitted by the Sant Pau Memory Unit in the 2018 call for Health Research and Development Strategy in the modality of Proyectos de Investigación en Salud (Health Research Projects). This is an annual national competitive call that … Read moreThe Instituto de Salud Carlos III awards subvention grants to four projects of the Sant Pau Memory Unit
The Sant Pau Memory Unit attended the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2018) that was held in Chicago between July 22nd and 26th 2018. This conference, the largest dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease, gathers researchers from all over the world that share their knowledge and advances in the field. Here is the list of communications … Read moreThe Sant Pau Memory Unit in the AAIC 2018 – Chicago
A recent study carried out at the Sant Pau Memory Unit in collaboration with the Endocrinology Unit of Hospital Clínic (Barcelona) suggests that unintentional weight loss in cognitively healthy subjects might be related with Alzheimer’s disease. Our work is focused on healthy individuals, in other words, without any sign of cognitive impairment. The study has … Read moreWeight loss in healthy elderly might be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease