News tagged with cognitive impairment
Related topics: dementia , older adults , mild cognitive impairment , brain , cognitive decline
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common brain disorders, with an estimated 35 million people affected worldwide. In the last decade, research has advanced our understanding of how AD affects the brain. However, ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Children who are given anaesthetic before the age of three may have an increased risk of developing learning difficulties, according to a new study involving researchers at The University of Western Australia.
Pediatrics Aug 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is present in nearly half of patients with lacunar stroke, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Annals of Neurology.
Neuroscience Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In research studies, scientists regularly use positron emission tomography (PET) scans to detect signs of Alzheimer's disease. Now, Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital are the first ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Current drug therapy for patients with HIV is unable to control the complete replication of the virus in the brain. The drugs therefore do not have any effect against the complications associated with neurocognitive impairment ...
HIV & AIDS Aug 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Eating cocoa flavanols daily may improve mild cognitive impairment, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.
Cardiology Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Major depression or chronic stress can cause the loss of brain volume, a condition that contributes to both emotional and cognitive impairment. Now a team of researchers led by Yale scientists has discovered ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 12, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 3 |
The possibility of an inexpensive, convenient test for Alzheimer's disease has been on the horizon for several years, but previous research leads have been hard to duplicate.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 09, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Treatment with growth hormone-releasing hormone appears to be associated with favorable cognitive effects among both adults with mild cognitive impairment and healthy older adults, according to a randomized clinical trial ...
Neuroscience Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The physical benefits of the Olympic sports are pretty obvious: strength, endurance and agility, to name a few. But did you know they also can help the brain?
Health Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The debate over ecstasy continues: New study finds evidence of memory impairments with 1 year of recreational use
There has been significant debate in policy circles about whether governments have over-reacted to ecstasy by issuing warnings against its use and making it illegal. In the UK, David Nutt said ecstasy was less dangerous than ...
Addiction Jul 25, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 2 |
New study evaluates link between physical activity in middle age and onset of dementia in later life
(Medical Xpress) -- Dementia and cognitive impairment are important public health issues, due to the morbidity associated with deteriorating memory, and the cost of caring for patients by both families and ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
In a new Alzheimer's disease risk assessment study unveiled this week during the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) are offering genetic testing and Alzheimer's ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Diagnostic tests are increasingly capable of identifying plaques and tangles present in Alzheimer's disease, yet the disease remains untreatable. Questions remain about how these tests can be used in research studies examining ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Three new studies suggest that a person's walking ability or type of gait may give hints about oncoming Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |