Professor Paolo Rossini will present:
The Role of Neurophysiological Techniques in the Quest for Early Diagnosis of Dementia
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:00 am EST (2:00 pm CET).
Early diagnosis of Dementia (Alzheimer & Others) is a pre-requisite for early intervention on modifiable risk-factors (both favoring and contrasting the neurodegeneration).
Technologies to intercept early or prodromal stages of dementia are presently either invasive (i.e. lumbar puncture for CSF) or excessively costly (i.e. PET-SCAN) for a nationwide screening of at-risk population.
Neurophysiological techniques, including EEG/MEG recordings of ongoing or task-related electromagnetic brain activity as well as TMS-EEG are non-invasive, widely available and at relatively low-cost.
Modern methods of EEG/MEG and TMS/EEG signal characteristics via graph-theory, Artificial Intelligence and connectivity analysis provided encouraging results in terms of accuracy/specificity/sensibility for early dementia recognition and follow-up.
Review of the literature as well as innovative and recent approaches for research and clinical application will be offered to the Participants.