Weight loss in healthy elderly might be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

Pèrdua de pes i alzheimer

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 more

SPIN cohort

Volunteer - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

Sant Pau Initiative on Neurodegeneration 1. What is the SPIN cohort? The main objective of the SPIN cohort (Sant Pau Initiative on Neurodegeneration) is to widen our knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal lobe degeneration, through the study of biochemical and neuroimaging markers (also known as biomarkers). This … Read more


Neuroimage - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

In the Memory Unit we perform imaging studies focused on Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders that allow us to correlate structural, functional or even metabolic brain measures with several cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), clinical or neuropsychologic biomarkers. The neuroimage research line, led by Dr. Fortea, is funded by 3 active grants from the Spanish Government … Read more

Mateus Rozalem Aranha

Mateus Rozalem Aranha – Sant Pau Memory Unit – Alzheimer – Barcelona

Mateus Rozalem Aranha obtained his Medical degree from the University of São Paulo and completed his specialization in Radiology. He was subespecialized in diagnostic neuroradiology and molecular neuroimaging in the same institution. His main interests are the multimodal neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases and quantitative neuroimaging. He currently develops his research activity at the Memory Unity neuroimaging core … Read more