Tag: "cognitively" at medical news
Elderly people cared for by spouse are at greater risk for abuse, Pitt researchers find
...re for--particularly those caregivers who are more cognitively
impaired, in poorer health, more depressed, or tak...egivers were at risk for clinical depression, were cognitively
impaired, had reported physical symptoms in the previous week, or were taking care of more needy rec...
Effects of autism reach beyond language, new research suggests
... stress," Beversdorf said. "But how students react cognitively
has largely been ignored." -----------------------... stress," Beversdorf said. "But how students react cognitively
has largely been ignored." The researchers gave 19 medical students three tests each. The first test...
Study shows inadequate psychiatric care in assisted living facilities
...mmon depiction of AL as "a residential setting for cognitively
normal elderly people with minor functional limitations." Due to the prevalence of residents presenting with dementia and other psychiatric disorders in the facilities visited, and the subsequent rates of recognition and treatment, data suggests tha...
Cruise ships -- An alternative to assisted living facilities for the elderly?
...indquist also interviewed a group of non-bedbound, cognitively
intact, community-dwelling seniors aged 65 to 85 for their response to possible cruise ship living. The seniors routinely rated the utility for cruise ship care higher than for traditional options and agreed that a market exists for cruise ship livin...
Anxiety good for memory recall, bad for solving complex problems
... stress," Beversdorf said. "But how students react cognitively
has largely been ignored." The researchers gave 19 medical students three tests each. The first test assessed short-term memory students listened as the researchers read strings of up to 9 numbers. The students were then asked to write down the exac...
Estrogen or stimulating environment boost memory
...no beneficial effect of estrogen in the animals in cognitively
and physically stimulating environments (also know...stimulating environments more than those raised in cognitively
and physically stimulating environments."...
National Institute on Aging, industry launch Alzheimer's disease neuroimaging initiative
...o participate in the research -- approximately 200 cognitively
normal older individuals to be followed for 3 years, 400 people with MCI to be followed for 3 years, and 200 people with early AD to be followed for 2 years. The study will compare neuroimaging, biological, and clinical information from these partic...
Study: Dementia often undiagnosed in clinical settings
... impaired; more than 43 percent were identified as cognitively
impaired, including 29.7 percent classified as mil...mpaired. Researchers studied the medical charts of cognitively
impaired individuals for evidence they were examined, diagnosed or treated for dementia, such as not...
OHSU study: Rate of brain volume loss predicts dementia
...ach person twice a year. None of the subjects were cognitively
impaired at the start of the study. Tests were con...cantly" different between the three groups. Mildly cognitively
impaired individuals who progressed to dementia had a greater rate of atrophy than the cognitively
Alzheimer's drug improves memory, cognition in MS patients
...sclerosis (MS) patients who are mild to moderately cognitively
impaired. Study details and results will be presen...imer's patients, may also show promise in treating cognitively
impaired MS patients. Sixty-nine MS patients from Stony Brook University Medical Center participated...
Going low tech, low cost to ease the terrors of dementia
...ing homes were caring primarily for people who are cognitively
impaired. "Back when I started, Alzheimer's disease wasn't well recognized, and most people with dementia were treated with heavy-duty medications, reality therapy, and restraints. Now there are newer medications that have fewer side effects, and th...
Exercise sharpens focus, decision-making among aging adults
...leagues had documented that aging adults do better cognitively
if they are physically fit and that parts of the brain in active older people contain more white and gray matter. The new study -- the first involving an exercise intervention in human subjects along with state-of-the-art neuroimaging -- focused on a...
Research clarifies how Alzheimer's medicines may reduce interference with learning and memory
...ects by elderly individuals, especially if they're cognitively
impaired, would be highly discouraged. Use of such medications, particularly during waking hours, would be expected to interfere with acquisition and future recall of new and, especially, related memories."...
Behavior patterns of some nursing home residents may provoke other residents, resulting in injuries
...ere more likely (than non-injured residents) to be cognitively
impaired, exhibit wandering, be verbally abusive, ...ves in harm's way,' be verbally aggressive, and be cognitively
impaired. Intervention to prevent these incidents should focus on the behavior of the injured perso...
University of Pittsburgh imaging agent study suggests breakthrough in Alzheimer's research
...unctions alone. This means a person with AD can be cognitively
helpless while being physically robust. Actual visual inspection of amyloid in the brain has been the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of AD, and previously could only be done at autopsy. With PIB, the distribution of amyloid in the brains of ...
Distress-prone people more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease
...gnitive activity by asking them how often they did cognitively
stimulating activities, such as reading a book. To see whether cognitive activity could account for the relationship between distress proneness and Alzheimer's, the researchers analyzed the data while controlling for cognitive activity, but the resul...
Interracial interactions are cognitively demanding
...l, makes negotiating interracial interactions more cognitively
demanding. Similar to the depletion of a muscle after intensive exercise, the data suggest that the demands of the interracial interaction result in reduced capacity to engage in subsequent cognitive tasks, say the researchers. For the study, thirty ...
News tips for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003
...tract #2654 Most cardiac arrest survivors are not cognitively
impaired. In a prospective study, 57 survivors fr...ed" on all tests and 11 percent to 28 percent were cognitively
impaired, depending on the test. Another 19 percent had limited daily activities. "Patients who re...
PET scan predicts Alzheimer's more accurately
...tive PET scans were 12 times more likely to remain cognitively
stable during the follow-up period than those with positive scans. Overall, patients with positive PET scans experienced a significant decline in general brain function years later. Those patients' performance fell significantly on the Mini-Mental St...
The name of the game
...ome type of cognitive impairment and the other was cognitively
intact, the researchers from USC, Sweden's University of Gtenberg and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden found that greater overall participation in leisure activities reduced the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease, even wh...