Cognition

Does Sports Concussion Impact Men and Women Differently?

Research presented at AAN Sports Concussion Conference this month,  suggests that concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at baseline testing. [More…]

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ADHD Drug Can Improve Cognition in Menopause

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in Psychopharmacology showed that menopausal women who took lisdexamfetamine showed improvement in both subjective and objective measures of cognitive decline that are often experienced at menopause. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Menopause . News . Women
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Institute of Medicine Report on Cognitive Aging

The Institute of Medicine has recently released a report entitled Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action. This special report addresses “the emerging concept of cognitive aging, the importance of this issue for the nation’s public health, and actions the nation needs to take to better understand and maintain the cognitive health of […]

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Walnuts May Improve Memory

According to researchers at UCLA, eating walnuts may improve performance on cognitive function tests, including those for memory, concentration and information processing speed [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Cognition . Food . News
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Many Dementia Patients Never Screened

A study by researchers from the University of Michigan found that despite clear signs that their memory and cognitive abilities have diminished, more than half of seniors with these symptoms have not seen a doctor about them. The study, published in Neurology, documents a clear lack of clinical testing for seniors with signs of cognitive […]

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Sense of Smell May Predict Risk for Cognitive Decline

Two studies presented at the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AICC) in Copenhagen this month demonstrated that a decrease in the ability to identify odors was significantly associated with loss of brain cell function and progression to Alzheimer’s disease. There is growing evidence that the decreased ability to correctly identify odors is a predictor of cognitive impairment and an […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s Disease

Investigators from Brown University and two Rhode Island hospitals are participating a clinical trial investigating the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. DBS is currently FDA approved to treat Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome and resistant Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The collaboration of the two hospitals is part of […]

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New Guidelines on Sleep Apnea

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers. Published in the June, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the new guidelines, are an update of a 1994 ATS statement on sleep apnea. It is estimated that up to 20 […]

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