Tag: cognition

Cognitive Deficits Linked to CV Risk Factors in Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes (T2D), a greater degree of hyperlipidemia and hypertension, although not hyperglycemia, was associated with measurable cognitive impairment even among patients with...

Anticholinergics a Key Contributor to Cognitive Impairment

Anticholinergic medication burden from antipsychotics, antidepressants, and other psychotropics has a cumulative effect of worsening cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia, new research indicates. “The...

Weight Gain Does Not Protect Cognition

In contrast to previous research, a new study suggests that weight gain in older adults does not preserve cognition — and may actually be detrimental....

Novel Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Phase 2 Trial 

Results from a phase 2 placebo-controlled trial of the investigational antiamyloid drug donanemab show that the novel agent met the primary outcome of slowing cognitive...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Early Cognitive Impairment in MS

Vitamin D deficiency detected at the time of diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with cognitive impairment and may also affect disability, according to...

Different MS Cognitive Phenotypes Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have developed a new classification of cognitive function for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that is based on the identification of five cognitive phenotypes....

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

Heavy Drinking by Teens May Affect White Matter Integrity

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence is linked to disruptions in white matter integrity, new research suggests. In a case control study of more than 400...

Music’s Charms May Soothe Heart Failure’s Effects

Music listening and singing each showed early, promising evidence for producing cardiovascular benefits, part of a burgeoning area of research that is exploring and documenting...

OTC ‘Brain Boosters’ May Pose Serious Risks, Experts Say

Over-the-counter supplements advertised to improve memory and cognitive function may contained unapproved pharmaceutical drugs in potentially dangerous combinations and dosages, new research shows. “Americans spend...

Researchers Identify Five Cognitive Phenotypes in MS

Researchers have identified five cognitive phenotypes among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The lead researcher described the clinical characteristics and MRI findings unique to each...

Cognitive Decline With Endocrine Tx for Breast Ca

Cognitive impairment seen in women with early breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy ― so-called chemobrain ― has now been reported in patients who are treated...

Strong Support for Amyloid as Dementia Prevention Target

The first published data from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (A4) trial support the hypothesis that higher brain amyloid levels represent an early...

How Stimulants Really Work to Improve Attention

Rather than improving concentration, methylphenidate and similar stimulants actually work by increasing individuals’ motivation to complete difficult tasks by raising dopamine levels, new research shows....