Area-level deprivation is an independent risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in older adults.
Many published news articles included details of the MoCA in association with President Trump, some of which invited readers to self-administer the test.
Researchers from NeuroActiva, Inc. presented results of their randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2A clinical trial of NA-831.
Older adults' worsening vision may drive declines in cognitive function.
Adults with depressive symptoms and apathy in middle and late life were at a higher risk for conversion to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia.
More than 11% of adults aged ≥45 years in the United States report subjective cognitive decline.
Investigators reviewed data from patients aged 45 to 64 years who were enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and who attended additional visits for cognitive function evaluation and repeat cardiovascular risk factor assessment.
Food insecurity may be linked to behavioral problems and poorer cognitive performance in children.
For individuals without neurodegenerative disease, a thinner retinal nerve fiber layer is associated with worse cognitive function.
Both patients with type 1 and patients with type 2 diabetes show overall worse cognition than people without diabetes.
For older adults, exercise is associated with improved cognition.
Higher serum HDL-C is associated with better executive function among older patients with diabetes mellitus.
The findings from the study are limited in generalizability to the dementia-free patient population.
An aerobic and strength exercise program does not slow cognitive impairment among people with mild-to-moderate dementia.
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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 was significantly associated with improved visual memory reaction time, prospective memory, and reasoning in patients with bipolar disorder.
Lundbeck announced that the FDA has approved a sNDA for Trintellix to include data regarding improved processing speed.
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits do not appear to substantially increase the detection of cognitive impairment in older adults.
For adolescents and young adults, frequent or heavy cannabis use has a small association with reduced cognitive functioning.
Using hearing aids may slow cognitive decline in later life.
The MIND diet, a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets, was associated with a slower rate of cognitive decline among stroke survivors.
For older patients, toenail length can provide important insight into a patient's functional status.
Investigators obtained data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) database on patients with normal cognition (n=111) and MCI (n=193), all of whom had CSF Ng samples at baseline as well as memory and executive function evaluations at follow-up.
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 as well as an overall loss of vascular integrity was significantly associated with a greater 20-year cognitive decline after controlling for attrition.
3 years after menopausal HT, change in brain volumes were not significantly different from placebo.
For older adults with high cholesterol, the risk for cognitive decline is reduced.
PET imaging may help clinicians track progression of the disease and evaluate response to disease-modifying treatments.
For community-dwelling older men, low serum sodium is associated with cognitive impairment and cognitive decline.
Investigators sought to examine factors that influence a cognitively normal individual's risk for developing symptoms of mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer disease.
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