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Dysfunction of the brain reward system in apathy associated with Alzheimer"s disease

Shehnaz Moosa

Dysfunction of the brain reward system in apathy associated with Alzheimer"s disease

neuroanatomical correlates and evaluation of measures sensitive to changes induced by dextroamphetamine.

by Shehnaz Moosa

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The etiology of apathy in Alzheimer"s disease (AD) remains to be elucidated. For this thesis, it was hypothesized that apathy was linked to dysfunction in the Brain Reward System (BRS). Two studies were conducted. In the first, 24 apathetic compared with 29 non-apathetic AD outpatients showed significant perfusion differences in key BRS areas as shown by Technetium-99m-labelled ethylcysteinate dimer (99mTc-ECD SPECT). In the second, important characteristic subjective and objective effects of a BRS stimulant were detected in five apathetic and one non-apathetic AD outpatients prior to and following a 10mg dose of dextroamphetamine. Hence, there may be an underlying dysfunction in the BRS that may lead to the manifestation of apathy in AD patients.

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The Nervous System: Alzheimer 's Disease Words | 5 Pages The nervous system has an important role in our bodies, it is a network of nerve cells that transmit a variety of nerve impulses throughout all parts of the body. Sleep-Disordered Breathing Linked to Alzheimer Disease Brain Changes. April 7, New data suggest that brain changes in the posterior cingulate cortex and precuneus as a result of SDB may increase the risk of Alzheimer disease, supporting prior . is generally deleterious. Apathy can be related to a dysfunction of the anatomical-system that supports the generation of voluntary actions, namely the prefrontal cortex and/or the prefrontal-subcortical circuits. In Alzheimer’s disease, pathological and neuroimaging data indicate that apathy is likely due to a dysfunction.


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Dysfunction of the brain reward system in apathy associated with Alzheimer"s disease by Shehnaz Moosa Download PDF EPUB FB2

To assess the role of the dopaminergic brain reward system (BRS) in apathy associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). BRS function was probed in 20 AD patients using dextroamphetamine (d-amph) challenge. Apathy, or loss of motivation, is arguably the most common change in behavior in Alzheimer's disease (AD) but is underrecognized.

Apathy represents a form of executive cognitive dysfunction. Patients with apathy suffer from decreased daily function and specific cognitive deficits and rely on families to provide more care, which results in Cited by: Dopamine neuronal loss contributes to memory and reward dysfunction in a model of Alzheimer’s that are associated with brain atrophy1,2.

The main. J Alzheimers Dis. ;55(2) Brain Regions Involved in Arousal and Reward Processing are Associated with Apathy in Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal by: 9. Abstract.

Background: Apathy is a common and problematic symptom of several neurodegenerative illnesses, but its neuroanatomical bases are not understood. Objective: To determine the regions associated with apathy in subjects with mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using a method that accounts for the significant co-linearity of regional atrophy and neuropsychiatric Cited by: 9.

The most common neuropsychiatric symptom in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is apathy [1•, 2], defined as loss of or diminished motivation in at least two out of three domains — goal-directed behaviour, cognitive activity or emotion — sufficient to cause significant impairment in everyday life [].Recent work in both healthy people and AD confirms the emerging view that Cited by:   Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurological disorder characterized by cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms that are associated with brain atrophy 1, main histopathology accompanying AD Cited by: Start studying ALZHEIMERS DISEASE.

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By the final stages of Alzheimer’s, this process—called brain atrophy—is widespread, causing significant loss of brain volume. Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.

In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first File Size: KB. ortant aspect of executive function in daily life: multitasking [assessed with the Modified Six Elements Task (MSET)], and its relationship with apathy in AD.

Sixty-seven participants (37 AD patients matched with 30 control participants) were screened using the MSET. Simultaneously, a close relative of each patient was given the Apathy Inventory, which assesses 3 distinct.

Objective. This review has evaluated the Dysfunction of the brain reward system in apathy associated with Alzheimers disease book of pharmacological treatment of apathy in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Methods. A systematic literature search was conducted on published clinical trials assessing the effects of pharmacological treatment on apathy in AD over the last 10 years. by: Alzheimer disease, degenerative brain disorder that develops in mid-to-late adulthood. Alzheimer disease is characterized by a progressive and irreversible decline in memory and deterioration of other cognitive abilities.

Learn more about the symptoms. Interestingly, personality changes and some of the neuropsychiatric symptoms (agitation, dysphoria and apathy) are better correlated with the severity of cognitive, functional and behavioral signs than with the patient’s age, gender, education or disease duration (Mega et al., ; Talassi et al., ).Cited by: 2.

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Methods: It is a prospective Author: Neelesh Gupta, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Malligurki Raghurama Rukmani, Talakad N Sathyaprab. Apathy is one of the most common psychological problems associated with dementia.

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Huey, ED, Lee, S, Cheran, G, Grafman, J & Devanand, DP' Brain Regions Involved in Arousal and Reward Processing are Associated with Apathy in Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia ', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. Cited by: 9.

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Introduction. There is currently no consensus on the nosological position of apathy in clinical practice. The clinical significance of negative symptoms such as apathy is increasingly recognized in neurological and psychiatric disorders, particularly those associated with frontal-subcortical dysfunction (Starkstein et al., ; Moretti et al., ).Cited by: 3.

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Recent studies. The disease process leads to autonomic dysfunction or dys-autonomy possibly linked to increased rates of morbidity and mortality.

Objective: The aim of this review was to analyze the cortical, subcortical, and more caudal autonomic-related regions, and the specific neurodegenerative process in Alzheimer’s disease that affects these structures.

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Apathy, a prominent feature of Alzheimer disease, impairs motivation, reduces spontaneous behavior, and has been associated with a heavier caregiver burden. In a week trial, investigators randomized 60 community-dwelling male veterans with mild Alzheimer disease and apathy to methylphenidate (target dose, 10 mg twice daily) or placebo (mean Author: Joel Yager.

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Alzheimer's disease attacks the brain; it is not a normal part of aging. People with AD have a gradual memory loss and difficulties with language and emotions. The progressive loss of intellectual abilities is termed dementia.

As the disease advances, the person may need help in all aspects of life: bathing, eating, and using the restroom. The pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by cerebral atrophy in frontal, temporal, and parietal regions, with senile plaques, dystrophic neurites, and neurofibrillar tangles within defined areas of the brain.

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