Neurocognitive Disorders

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.

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.

Exercise Benefits Cognition in Older Adults

Exercise Benefits Cognition in Older Adults

Significant benefits were seen with aerobic exercise, resistance training, multicomponent training, and tai chi.

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.

Insulin Resistance Affects Cognition Later in Life

Insulin Resistance Affects Cognition Later in Life

The researchers found that higher baseline HOMA-IR and fasting insulin levels were independent predictors of poorer verbal fluency performance.

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.

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Dementia Risk Later in Life

Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Dementia Risk Later in Life

Middle-aged adults with orthostatic hypotension were found 40% more likely to develop dementia over time.

Using fMRI to Uncover Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Using fMRI to Uncover Cognitive Dysfunction in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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The study results suggest that patients with non-NPSLE have impaired memory function indicative of working memory-related neural dysfunction.

Mentally Stimulating Activities May Curb Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Mentally Stimulating Activities May Curb Cognitive Decline in Elderly

Engaging in mentally stimulating activities like games, crafting, and computers may help slow cognitive decline in the elderly.

MRI May Help ID Suicide Risk in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

MRI May Help ID Suicide Risk in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

Specific differences were found in the brains of those who attempted suicide and those who did not.

Can Cognitive Training Help Patients Cope With Tinnitus?

Can Cognitive Training Help Patients Cope With Tinnitus?

Patients reported feeling improvements in their tinnitus, as well as their memory, attention, and concentration.

Dexmedetomidine May Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Elderly

Dexmedetomidine May Reduce Postoperative Delirium in Elderly

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A low dose of dexmedetomidine may reduce the incidence of postoperative delirium in the elderly.

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.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Linked to Poor Academic Performance

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Linked to Poor Academic Performance

Test scores for children with NAS, on average, were sharply lower than those of both groups of children.

Post-Chemo Cognitive Impairment Apparent in Breast Cancer Survivors

Post-Chemo Cognitive Impairment Apparent in Breast Cancer Survivors

Patients reported significant cognitive difficulties from pre-chemotherapy to post-chemotherapy and from pre-chemotherapy to 6-month follow-up.

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.

Effect of Antihypertensives, Statins on Cognitive Decline Uncertain

Effect of Antihypertensives, Statins on Cognitive Decline Uncertain

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The effect of antihypertensive drugs and stains on cognition is uncertain.

Cognitive Dysfunction Not Likely After Coronary Intervention

Cognitive Dysfunction Not Likely After Coronary Intervention

In patients with suspected coronary heart disease, mild cognitive impairment was common.

Significant Cognitive Defects in Those At High Risk of Psychosis

Significant Cognitive Defects in Those At High Risk of Psychosis

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Studying cognition deficits during the clinical high risk period allows researchers to look at changes in the near psychotic state before chronicity and long-term medication use obscure the core deficits.

Cognitive Rehabilitation Intervention Improves Cognition in Cancer Patients

Cognitive Rehabilitation Intervention Improves Cognition in Cancer Patients

There were significantly lower levels of anxiety/depression and fatigue noted in the intervention group.

Spike Localization May Predict Cognitive Outcomes in BECTS

Spike Localization May Predict Cognitive Outcomes in BECTS

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Patients with these EEG characteristics may benefit from early screening and intervention.

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Cognition in Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Aerobic Exercise May Improve Cognition in Vascular Cognitive Impairment

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Future studies should explore ways to increase ongoing exercise adherence among participants

Ghrelin Levels May Predict Cognitive Impairment in Diabetes

Ghrelin Levels May Predict Cognitive Impairment in Diabetes

Ghrelin was a significant predictor for executive function impairment in patients with T2DM.

Mercury Exposure Attentuates Cognitive Benefits of Exercise

Mercury Exposure Attentuates Cognitive Benefits of Exercise

Aerobic exercise benefits cognition, but not after high levels of prenatal mercury exposure.

Cognitive Impairment in Coronary Artery Disease Linked to White Matter Lesions

Cognitive Impairment in Coronary Artery Disease Linked to White Matter Lesions

In subjects with a low risk of preclinical Alzheimer's disease indexed by the absence of MTA, findings were confirmed.

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.

Does Late-Onset Depression Increase Risk of Dementia?

Does Late-Onset Depression Increase Risk of Dementia?

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Dementia risk was elevated in those who had higher scores on cognitive tests at baseline.

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