Is obesity a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?

Obesity and Alzheimer - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

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?

Our recent study in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania characterizes two markers of frontotemporal degeneration

JNNP- Alcolea et al - Sant Pau Memory Unit

The Sant Pau Memory Unit has published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry the results of a collaborative study with researchers from University of Pennsylvania (Penn FTD Center) that characterize two markers of frontotemporal degeneration. Frontotemporal degeneration Frontotemporal degeneration causes progressive behavioural changes and/or language impairment. Sometimes, it is associated with motor problems such as parkinsonism … Read moreOur recent study in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania characterizes two markers of frontotemporal degeneration

Markers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration

marcadors-ELA-DFT Neurology Sant Pau Memory Unit

The Department of Neurology of Hospital de Sant Pau has published in Neurology the article “CSF sAPPβ, YKL-40, and NfL along the ALS-FTD spectrum”. This study has been carried out by the Sant Pau Memory Unit and the Neuromuscular Disorders Unit of the Department of Neurology to investigate the clinical utility of cerebrospinal fluid markers in the … Read moreMarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration

A blood biomarker can detect Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome

Blood and CSF biomarkers in Down Syndrome - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

The Alzheimer – Down Unit, that comprises researchers from the Sant Pau Memory Unit of the Neurology Service at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down, has published the results of a study of biomarkers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid of adults with Down syndrome in the … Read moreA blood biomarker can detect Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome

Three well-differentiated clinical subtypes within dementia with Lewy bodies

Lewy Body profiles - Morenas-Rodriguez - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a disease with a large clinical heterogeneity in which both symptoms and evolution can vary widely among patients. This clinical heterogeneity is linked to the great neuropathological variability found in autopsy. The Sant Pau Memory Unit of Hospital Sant Pau is a pioneer in the publication of the first study … Read moreThree well-differentiated clinical subtypes within dementia with Lewy bodies

Publication: Challenges associated with biomarker-based classification systems

Biomarker-based classification systems - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona - Alzheimer

The Sant Pau Memory Unit, in collaboration with researchers from the Hospital Clínic (Barcelona), ​​the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA) and the New York University School of Medicine (New York, USA) has recently published a paper in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring entitled “Challenges associated with biomarker-based classification systems for Alzheimer’s … Read morePublication: Challenges associated with biomarker-based classification systems