Cognitive Impairment

Evolocumab Has No Effect on Cognition in Patients Attaining Very Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol

Evolocumab Has No Effect on Cognition in Patients Attaining Very Low Levels of LDL Cholesterol

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Previous reports have suggested that statins or the low levels of LDL cholesterol they promote may have an adverse impact on cognition.

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets May Benefit Cognition in Black Patients

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Targets May Benefit Cognition in Black Patients

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Findings from this trial challenge current recommended systolic blood pressure targets for older adults.

No Association Between Cardiovascular Drugs and Cognitive Impairment

No Association Between Cardiovascular Drugs and Cognitive Impairment

There is no association between use of cardiovascular medication and cognitive impairment in older adults.

Visual Impairment Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Seniors

Visual Impairment Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Seniors

Visual dysfunction is associated with poor cognitive function in older adults.

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction

Cognitive deficits can be caused by sleep-disordered breathing.

Cognitive Decline Related to Site Specific Mid-Life Adiposity

Cognitive Decline Related to Site Specific Mid-Life Adiposity

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An increase in weight ≥5% was associated with lower cognitive scores.

Algorithm Accurately Predicts Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

Algorithm Accurately Predicts Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

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Patients with the highest predictive scores faced a greater risk of developing cognitive impairment and dementia in the first 10 years after disease onset.

Cognitively Impaired Seniors Likely to be Taking Inappropriate Medications

Cognitively Impaired Seniors Likely to be Taking Inappropriate Medications

Many residents in nursing homes with cognitive impairments may be taking potentially inappropriate medications.

Light Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms in Cognitively Impaired Patients

Light Therapy May Improve Depressive Symptoms in Cognitively Impaired Patients

Light therapy has a moderate effect on behavioral disturbances and depression for people with cognitive impairment.

Youth Bipolar Disorder Does Not Impact Cognitive Function in Adulthood

Youth Bipolar Disorder Does Not Impact Cognitive Function in Adulthood

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Youth who have bipolar disorder are not affected by a decline in cognitive function into adulthood.

More Evidence Links Mediterranean Diet to Cognition

More Evidence Links Mediterranean Diet to Cognition

Improved cognitive function in older adults is being linked to the Mediterranean diet.

Several Factors May Predict Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

Several Factors May Predict Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Disease

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Dopamine deficiency, decreases in cortical thickness and volume in certain areas of the brain was predictive of cognitive decline.

Degree of Amyloid Deposition Helps Predict Cognitive Decline

Degree of Amyloid Deposition Helps Predict Cognitive Decline

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The main differentiating factor was the presence of the APOE ε4 allele.

Pain Linked to Memory Decline, Dementia Risk

Pain Linked to Memory Decline, Dementia Risk

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Older adults with chronic pain have been found to have poorer memory and executive function than their younger counterparts.

Comparing Cognitive Dysfunction Assessments in Lupus

Comparing Cognitive Dysfunction Assessments in Lupus

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Cognitive dysfunction is 3 times higher in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Holds No Benefit for Cognitive Impairment: Analysis

Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Holds No Benefit for Cognitive Impairment: Analysis

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An intensive lifestyle intervention including diet and exercise resulted in no improvements in cognitive impairment.

Serum Cytokine Levels May Correlate With Cognitive Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease

Serum Cytokine Levels May Correlate With Cognitive Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease

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Patients with Alzheimer's disease may have higher serum IL-6 levels than subjects with mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls.

In MS, Anxiety, Cognitive Fatigue May Affect Visual Memory

In MS, Anxiety, Cognitive Fatigue May Affect Visual Memory

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Cognitive fatigue and anxiety are common symptoms reported by patients with multiple sclerosis.

Aspirin Regimen Has No Benefit for Cognitive Decline

Aspirin Regimen Has No Benefit for Cognitive Decline

Chronic use of low-dose aspirin was not associated with onset of dementia or cognitive impairment, but was also not associated with significantly better global cognition.

Polypharmacy in Schizophrenia May Have Adverse Effect on Cognition

Polypharmacy in Schizophrenia May Have Adverse Effect on Cognition

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Patients with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and psychotic bipolar disorder were examined for anticholinergic burden.

New Gene Linked to Accelerated Decline in Alzheimer's

New Gene Linked to Accelerated Decline in Alzheimer's

Participants with the Met allele lost memory and cognitive skills more rapidly than those without the gene mutation.

Cognitive Skills Adversely Affected by Thyroid Dysfunction

Cognitive Skills Adversely Affected by Thyroid Dysfunction

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Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism scored worse on tests of processing speed than patients with normal thyroid function.

Evolocumab Does Not Affect Cognition When Combined With Statin Therapy

Evolocumab Does Not Affect Cognition When Combined With Statin Therapy

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Previous research has suggested that statins and PCSK9 inhibitors may adversely affect cognition.

Albuminuria Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

Albuminuria Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

In a review, researchers found that elevated levels of albuminuria were linked to worse global cognitive performance and accelerated cognitive decline.

Treating Pain in Depression May Help Improve Cognition

Treating Pain in Depression May Help Improve Cognition

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Effectively treating pain may help improve cognitive and functional outcomes in patients with depression.

Weight Loss-Focused Intervention Has No Cognitive Benefits

Weight Loss-Focused Intervention Has No Cognitive Benefits

No correlation was found for cognitive function with changes in weight or fitness.

Dysglycemia Impacts Brain Structure, Cognition

Dysglycemia Impacts Brain Structure, Cognition

Patients with dysglycemia have more brain infarcts and white matter hyperintensities and a lower total white matter volume.

TAVR Improves Cognition in Patients With Prior Cognitive Impairment

TAVR Improves Cognition in Patients With Prior Cognitive Impairment

Those with previous cognitive impairment saw a more pronounced improvement.

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

PTSD in 9/11 Responders Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia

About one-fifth of responders to 9/11 developed PTSD.

Anxiety Associated With Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia

Anxiety Associated With Risk for Cognitive Decline, Dementia

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There has been a lack of research on the association between anxiety and dementia.

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