The first study is "Relationship between objective and subjective memory impairment in Patients with mild cognitive impairment and normal aging." This is based on the results of the analysis done on 317 people -all over 49 years- at Fundació ACE.
It concludes that subjective memory impairment is associated with depressive symptoms. And highlights that the score patients got at FNAME, a test designed to find memory deficits in people in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease, is related to the results on other tests that evaluate episodic memory.
The second study is "Retinal Assesment with optical coherence tomography in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment." This is an ophthalmologic study on 290 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's. According to the results, the retina of patients with Alzheimer's tends to get thinner although further studies should be conducted to determine if age is the decisive factor for this phenomenon.
ACE researchers who have participated in these studies:
Octavio Rodríguez-Gómez MD, Ángela Sanabria MS, Alba Pérez-Cordón MS, Susana Ruiz, M. Tarragona, D. Sánchez-Ruíz MD, Sonia Moreno-Grau MS, Montserrat Alegret PhD, Ana Espinosa MS, Gemma Ortega PhD, Carla Abdelnour MD, Maitée Rosende-Roca MD, Ana Mauleón MD, Liliana Vargas MD, Elvira Martín MSc, Sergi Valero PhD, Oscar Sotolongo-Grau PhD, Agustín Ruiz MD PhD, Isabel Hernández MD PhD, Lluís Tárraga MS, Mercè Boada MD PhD.