Neurocognitive Disorders

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.

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.

Improving Diagnosis of Mild HIV-Related Neurocognitive Disorders

Improving Diagnosis of Mild HIV-Related Neurocognitive Disorders

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Effective cognitive screening instruments are needed in order to assess and manage milder forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

Cognitive Impairment Not Common Post-Skull Radiation

Cognitive Impairment Not Common Post-Skull Radiation

Most patients undergoing skull base irradiation for cancer do not have detectable cognitive impairment.

Exposure to Flame Retardants May Have Adverse Effect on Pediatric IQ

Exposure to Flame Retardants May Have Adverse Effect on Pediatric IQ

Reduced intelligence may be linked with developmental exposures to polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

Cognition in Male Fighters Linked to Specific Imaging Biomarkers

Cognition in Male Fighters Linked to Specific Imaging Biomarkers

A set of biomarkers is associated with cognition in male professional fighters.

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.

C-Reactive Protein Tied to Delirium

C-Reactive Protein Tied to Delirium

The researchers found that postoperative delirium occurred in 24% of participants and that 12% had 2 or more delirium days.

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.

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