Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline

Results from a new study suggest that lifestyle changes may help to improve cognition in older adults experiencing cognitive decline that precedes dementia.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

The number of cases of dementia in the U.S. is rising as baby boomers age, raising questions for boomers themselves and also for their families, caregivers and society. Dementia, which is not technically a disease but a term ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hope for 500,000 insomniacs in Norway

Approximately 500,000 Norwegians suffer from chronic sleep disorders, also called insomnia. Researchers have long known that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is the best documented treatment, but few people have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Phone-based therapy beneficial for depression in Parkinson's disease

Telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy (T-CBT) seems to be an effective intervention for depression in Parkinson disease (PD), outperforming treatment-as-usual (TAU) on all depression, anxiety, and quality-of-life measures, ...

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Executive functions

The executive system is a theorized cognitive system in psychology that controls and manages other cognitive processes. It is also referred to as the executive function, executive functions, supervisory attentional system, or cognitive control.

The concept is used by psychologists and neuroscientists to describe a loosely defined collection of brain processes which are responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information.[citations needed]

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