Cognitive Impairment

Details of Montreal Cognitive Assessment Widely Publicized

Details of Montreal Cognitive Assessment Widely Publicized

Many published news articles included details of the MoCA in association with President Trump, some of which invited readers to self-administer the test.

Declines in Vision Tied to Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Declines in Vision Tied to Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Older adults' worsening vision may drive declines in cognitive function.

11.2% of U.S. Adults Aged ≥45 Report Subjective Mental Decline

11.2% of U.S. Adults Aged ≥45 Report Subjective Mental Decline

More than 11% of adults aged ≥45 years in the United States report subjective cognitive decline.

In Children, Food Insecurity Tied to Behavior, Cognition

In Children, Food Insecurity Tied to Behavior, Cognition

Food insecurity may be linked to behavioral problems and poorer cognitive performance in children.

Thinner Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Tied to Worse Cognitive Function

Thinner Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Tied to Worse Cognitive Function

For individuals without neurodegenerative disease, a thinner retinal nerve fiber layer is associated with worse cognitive function.

Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Cognitive Decline

Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Cognitive Decline

Both patients with type 1 and patients with type 2 diabetes show overall worse cognition than people without diabetes.

Review IDs Exercise 'Dose' That May Improve Cognition in Seniors

Review IDs Exercise 'Dose' That May Improve Cognition in Seniors

For older adults, exercise is associated with improved cognition.

Higher HDL-C Linked to Better Cognition in Older DM Patients

Higher HDL-C Linked to Better Cognition in Older DM Patients

Higher serum HDL-C is associated with better executive function among older patients with diabetes mellitus.

Aerobic and Strength Exercise Doesn't Slow Cognitive Decline

Aerobic and Strength Exercise Doesn't Slow Cognitive Decline

An aerobic and strength exercise program does not slow cognitive impairment among people with mild-to-moderate dementia.

Nonlanguage Mathematical, Visuospatial Learning Disabilities Likely in Focal Neurodegenerative Syndromes

Nonlanguage Mathematical, Visuospatial Learning Disabilities Likely in Focal Neurodegenerative Syndromes

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Individual patients with PCA and LDs demonstrated more right-lateralized patterns of atrophy and greater preservation of global cognition compared with patients with PCA without LDs.

Handgrip Strength Predicts Cognitive Function in Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression

Handgrip Strength Predicts Cognitive Function in Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression

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Handgrip strength was significantly associated with improved visual memory reaction time, prospective memory, and reasoning in patients with bipolar disorder.

Trintellix Labeling Updated With Data on Improved Processing Speed in MDD

Trintellix Labeling Updated With Data on Improved Processing Speed in MDD

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Lundbeck announced that the FDA has approved a sNDA for Trintellix to include data regarding improved processing speed.

Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection

Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits do not appear to substantially increase the detection of cognitive impairment in older adults.

Small Link for Cannabis Use, Reduced Cognitive Functioning

Small Link for Cannabis Use, Reduced Cognitive Functioning

For adolescents and young adults, frequent or heavy cannabis use has a small association with reduced cognitive functioning.

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss

Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life.

MIND Diet Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline Among Stroke Survivors

MIND Diet Linked to Slower Cognitive Decline Among Stroke Survivors

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The MIND diet, a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets, was associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline among stroke survivors.

Untrimmed Toenails: A Marker of Functional Status in Older Patients?

Untrimmed Toenails: A Marker of Functional Status in Older Patients?

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For older patients, toenail length can provide important insight into a patient's functional status.

Assessing and Treating Cognitive, Mood Impairments in Patients With Stroke

Assessing and Treating Cognitive, Mood Impairments in Patients With Stroke

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The ultimate goal of stroke assessment is to enable physicians to make treatment decisions that are individualized and appropriate to the patient's needs, thereby improving patient outcomes.

Retinopathy Associated With Greater Risk for 20-Year Cognitive Decline

Retinopathy Associated With Greater Risk for 20-Year Cognitive Decline

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Retinopathy as well as an overall loss of vascular integrity was significantly associated with a greater 20-year cognitive decline after controlling for attrition.

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

Hormone Therapy May Impact Brain Structure, Cognition

3 years after menopausal HT, change in brain volumes were not significantly different from placebo.

High Total Cholesterol Neuroprotective Against Cognitive Decline

High Total Cholesterol Neuroprotective Against Cognitive Decline

For older adults with high cholesterol, the risk for cognitive decline is reduced.

Cognitive Decline in Men Linked to Low Serum Sodium

Cognitive Decline in Men Linked to Low Serum Sodium

For community-dwelling older men, low serum sodium is associated with cognitive impairment and cognitive decline.

Solanezumab Has No Effect on Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer Disease

Solanezumab Has No Effect on Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer Disease

Solanezumab does not alter cognitive decline in patients with mild Alzheimer disease.

Lifestyle Intervention May Improve Cognition in APOEε4 Carriers

Lifestyle Intervention May Improve Cognition in APOEε4 Carriers

In older at-risk individuals, even APOE ε4 carriers, a multidomain lifestyle intervention seems to be beneficial.

Elderly With Cognitive Impairment More Likely to Experience Falls

Elderly With Cognitive Impairment More Likely to Experience Falls

Cognitive therapies may help reduce falls in order adults.

No Cognitive Improvement With Idalopirdine in Mild Alzheimer Disease

No Cognitive Improvement With Idalopirdine in Mild Alzheimer Disease

For patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease, the use of idalopirdine does not improve cognition.

Guidelines: AAN Recommends Exercise, Cautious Prescribing for Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Guidelines: AAN Recommends Exercise, Cautious Prescribing for Patients With Mild Cognitive Impairment

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A lower education level was associated with higher MCI prevalence in 8 of the class I studies.

Subcortical Microinfarcts Associated With Decreased Blood Pressure in Elderly

Subcortical Microinfarcts Associated With Decreased Blood Pressure in Elderly

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Greater yearly declines in systolic and diastolic blood pressure were noted in individuals with subcortical microinfarcts.

Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss

Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia Linked to Age-Related Hearing Loss

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Clinicians might benefit from standard guidelines on how to assess and refer patients with hearing loss.

Increasing Leafy Vegetable Intake May Boost Cognition

Increasing Leafy Vegetable Intake May Boost Cognition

Intake of nutrients in green leafy vegetables is linked to a slower cognitive decline.

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