Alzheimer's electroencephalogram event scalp and source localization

Pedro Miguel Rodrigues, João Paulo Teixeira, Diamantino R. S. Freitas

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Abstract

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia which causes a progressive and irreversible impairment of several cognitive functions. The aging population has been increasing significantly in recent decades and this disease affects mainly the elderly. Its diagnostic accuracy is relatively low and there is not a biomarker able to detect AD without invasive tests. Despite the progress in better understanding the disease there remains no prospect of cure at least in the near future. The electroencephalogram (EEG) test is a widely available technology in clinical settings. It may help diagnosis of brain disorders, once it can be used in patients who have cognitive impairment involving a general decrease in overall brain function or in patients with a located deficit. This study is a new approach to improve the scalp localization and the detection of brain anomalies (EEG temporal events) sources associated with AD by using the EEG.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on trends in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions
EditorsDimitrios I. Fotiadis
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter2
Pages33-49
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781466688292
ISBN (Print)1466688289, 9781466688285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

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