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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738376/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-cognitive-training-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Maria Grazia Grasso, Marco Broccoli, Paolo Casillo, Sheila Catani, Luca Pace, Alessandra Pompa, Francesco Rizzi, Elio Troisi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in a group of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS: Thirty-four patients were included in this study and randomly allocated either to treatment with multidisciplinary rehabilitation plus cognitive training or to treatment with multidisciplinary rehabilitation alone. RESULTS: After 3 months of cognitive treatment, the patients assigned to the rehabilitation plus cognitive training group displayed an improvement in the cognitive test of executive function and a marked improvement in quality of life (QoL)...
July 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738363/mild-cognitive-impairment-and-driving-cessation-a-3-year-longitudinal-study
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Michael H Connors, David Ames, Michael Woodward, Henry Brodaty
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Driving cessation is associated with significant morbidity in older people. People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be at particular risk of this. Very little research has examined driving in this population. Given this, we sought to identify predictors of driving cessation in people with MCI. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-five people with MCI were recruited from 9 memory clinics around Australia. People with MCI and their carers reported their driving status and completed measures of cognition, function, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and medication use at regular intervals over a 3-year period...
July 22, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738341/unmet-care-needs-in-the-oldest-old-primary-care-patients-with-cognitive-disorders-results-of-the-agecode-and-agequalide-study
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Janine Stein, Alexander Pabst, Tobias Luck, Dagmar Lühmann, Kathrin Heser, Frank Jessen, Horst Bickel, Edelgard Mösch, Michael Pentzek, Angela Fuchs, Birgitt Wiese, Silke Mamone, Hans-Helmut König, Christian Brettschneider, Jochen Werle, Martin Scherer, Wolfgang Maier, Siegfried Weyerer, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
BACKGROUND: In the future, an increase in health care needs in the elderly is expected. Reports on unmet care needs of the oldest old with cognitive disorders are pending. This study aims at exploring unmet needs in the oldest old primary care patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. Furthermore, the association between sociodemographic and clinical factors and unmet needs ought to be analyzed. METHODS: Based on the study "Needs, Health Service Use, Costs and Health-Related Quality of Life in a Large Sample of Oldest-Old Primary Care Patients (85+)" (AgeQualiDe), 749 patients (unimpaired, MCI, and dementia) aged 85 years and older, their relatives (n = 421), and general practitioners (GPs) (n = 607) were assessed...
July 25, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738338/cognitive-impairment-is-reflected-by-an-increased-difference-between-real-and-imagined-timed-up-and-go-test-performance
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Stefanie Rüdiger, Tim Stuckenschneider, Tobias Vogt, Vera Abeln, Brian Lawlor, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Stefan Schneider
BACKGROUND: Recent research suggests using an imaginary version of the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) for a first assessment of cognitive impairment. By using the time difference between a real (TUGr) and an imagined (TUGi) TUG task, the objective of this study was to examine the effect of cognitive impairment on motor imagery ability. METHODS: Fifty-two participants (mean age 69.3 ± 4.0 years) with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive impairment were included in this study...
July 22, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738314/factors-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-in-a-cohort-of-older-homeless-adults-results-from-the-hope-home-study
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Emily Hurstak, Julene K Johnson, Lina Tieu, David Guzman, Claudia Ponath, Christopher T Lee, Christina Weyer Jamora, Margot Kushel
BACKGROUND: We evaluated cognitive function and factors associated with cognitive impairment in a cohort of older homeless adults. We hypothesized that substance use and a history of traumatic brain injury would be associated with cognitive impairment. METHODS: We recruited 350 homeless individuals aged ≥50 years using population-based sampling and conducted structured interviews and neuropsychological testing. We evaluated alcohol use with the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test, defining high-severity alcohol use as a total score ≥16 or ≥4 on the alcohol dependency sub-scale...
July 4, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738300/paternal-and-maternal-preconception-urinary-phthalate-metabolite-concentrations-and-child-behavior
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Carmen Messerlian, David Bellinger, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Megan E Romano, Jennifer B Ford, Paige L Williams, Antonia M Calafat, Russ Hauser, Joseph M Braun
BACKGROUND: Prenatal phthalate exposure has been associated with behavioral problems and lower performance on measures of cognitive ability in children. However, the potential effect of phthalate exposure during the sensitive preconception period is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the association of maternal and paternal preconception urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations with child behavior and evaluate potential modification by child sex. METHODS: We used data from 166 children (111 singletons, 26 pairs of twins, and 1 set of triplets) born to 134 mothers and 100 fathers participating in a prospective preconception cohort study of subfertile couples from the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738140/high-prevalence-of-subclinical-cerebral-infarction-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Rebecca J Cogswell, Faye L Norby, Rebecca F Gottesman, Lin Y Chen, Scott Solomon, Amil Shah, Alvaro Alonso
AIMS: Undetected atrial fibrillation (AF) may be common in the heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) population, and failure to detect this may lead to the missing of opportunities to prevent associated subclinical cerebral infarctions (SCIs) and cognitive decline. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 1527 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, who underwent echocardiography, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and detailed cognitive assessment during 2011-13...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738088/virtual-daily-living-test-to-screen-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-using-kinematic-movement-analysis
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Kyoungwon Seo, Jae-Kwan Kim, Dong Hoon Oh, Hokyoung Ryu, Hojin Choi
Questionnaires or computer-based tests for assessing activities of daily living are well-known approaches to screen for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, questionnaires are subjective and computerized tests only collect simple performance data with conventional input devices such as a mouse and keyboard. This study explored the validity and discriminative power of a virtual daily living test as a new diagnostic approach to assess MCI. Twenty-two healthy controls and 20 patients with MCI were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738061/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-tensor-based-morphometry-in-the-mptp-non-human-primate-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Michel Modo, William R Crum, Madeline Gerwig, Anthony C Vernon, Priya Patel, Michael J Jackson, Sarah Rose, Peter Jenner, Mahmoud M Iravani
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder producing a variety of motor and cognitive deficits with the causes remaining largely unknown. The gradual loss of the nigrostriatal pathway is currently considered the pivotal pathological event. To better understand the progression of PD and improve treatment management, defining the disease on a structural basis and expanding brain analysis to extra-nigral structures is indispensable. The anatomical complexity and the presence of neuromelanin, make the use of non-human primates an essential element in developing putative imaging biomarkers of PD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738042/cognitive-screening-using-the-clock-drawing-test-to-assess-for-preexisting-deficits-in-older-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer%C3%A2
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Janine Overcash, Maddy Perry
BACKGROUND: Older women diagnosed with breast cancer may also have preexisting cognitive deficits.
. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the current study is to describe errors on the clock-drawing test (CDT), which is used to screen for preexisting cognitive deficits in older women diagnosed with breast cancer.
. METHODS: This descriptive study included a convenience sample of women aged 69 years or older with a diagnosis of breast cancer. The CDT was used to screen for cognitive deficits, such as size of the clock, graphic difficulties, stimulus-bound response, conceptual deficit, spatial and/or planning deficit, and perseveration...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737452/memory-rehabilitation-for-the-working-memory-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-ms
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Shokoufeh Mousavi, Hossein Zare, Masoud Etemadifar, Hamid Taher Neshatdoost
OBJECTIVE: The main cognitive impairments in multiple sclerosis (MS) affect the working memory, processing speed, and performances that are in close interaction with one another. Cognitive problems in MS are influenced to a lesser degree by disease recovery medications or treatments,but cognitive rehabilitation is considered one of the promising methods for cure. There is evidence regarding the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation for MS patients in various stages of the disease...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737328/-documenting-a-rehabilitation-program-using-a-logic-model-an-advantage-to-the-assessment-process
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Frédérique Poncet, Bonnie Swaine, Pascale Pradat-Diehl
<ce:para>The cognitive and behavioral disorders after brain injury can result in severe limitations of activities and restrictions of participation. An interdisciplinary rehabilitation program was developed in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Pitié-Salpêtriere Hospital, Paris, France. Clinicians believe this program decreases activity limitations and improves participation in patients. However, the program’s effectiveness had never been assessed. To do this, we had to define/describe this program...
March 6, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736899/trajectories-of-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-older-adults-a-6-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophie E Holmes, Irina Esterlis, Carolyn M Mazure, Yen Ying Lim, David Ames, Stephanie Rainey-Smith, Chris Fowler, Kathryn Ellis, Ralph N Martins, Olivier Salvado, Vincent Doré, Victor L Villemagne, Christopher C Rowe, Simon M Laws, Colin L Masters, Robert H Pietrzak, Paul Maruff
OBJECTIVE: Depressive and anxiety symptoms are common in older adults, significantly affect quality of life, and are risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. We sought to identify the determinants of predominant trajectories of depressive and anxiety symptoms in cognitively normal older adults. METHOD: Four hundred twenty-three older adults recruited from the general community underwent Aβ positron emission tomography imaging, apolipoprotein and brain-derived neurotrophic factor genotyping, and cognitive testing at baseline and had follow-up assessments...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736541/hallucinations-in-healthy-older-adults-an-overview-of-the-literature-and-perspectives-for-future-research
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Johanna C Badcock, Hedwige Dehon, Frank Larøi
KEY POINTS ➢ Studies suggest a substantial minority of healthy older adults have hallucinatory experiences, in line with existing evidence on hallucinations in other age groups, though it is still unclear if hallucination prevalence increases or declines with age in older cohorts.➢ Stigma attached to both hallucinations and ageing leads to considerable under-reporting of these experiences in healthy older adults and may negatively bias how professionals, family members, and the public respond.➢ Why and when hallucinations in healthy older adults remit, persist, or progress to other clinical disorders remains poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736211/applying-contemporary-neuroscience-in-exercise-interventions-for-chronic-spinal-pain-treatment-protocol
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Malfliet Anneleen, Kregel Jeroen, Meeus Mira, Cagnie Barbara, Roussel Nathalie, Dolphens Mieke, Danneels Lieven, Nijs Jo
BACKGROUND: Nonspecific chronic spinal pain is a common problem within the chronic pain population and is characterized by high social, economic and personal impact. To date, therapists are still struggling in adequately treating these types of patients, as seen in the small and short-term benefits of frequently applied primary care treatments. It is remarkable that despite the well-documented presence of abnormalities in central nociceptive processing in nonspecific chronic spinal pain patients, the implementation of this knowledge in clinical practice is still nearly non-existent...
July 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736089/long-term-cognitive-impairment-and-delirium-in-intensive-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Marion L Mitchell, David H K Shum, Gabor Mihala, Jenny E Murfield, Leanne M Aitken
BACKGROUND: Whilst there is a growing body of research exploring the effect of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, the relationship between patient delirium and long-term cognitive impairment has not been investigated in settings where low rates of delirium have been reported. OBJECTIVES: To assess the association between the incidence of delirium, duration of mechanical ventilation and long term cognitive impairment in general ICU patients. METHODS: Prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary level ICU in Queensland, Australia...
July 20, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735832/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-for-headache-pain-an-evaluation-of-the-long-term-maintenance-of-effects
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Melissa A Day, Beverly E Thorn
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the durability of gain patterns following an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for headache pain program. DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial was conducted. Participants (N=19) were individuals with headache pain who completed both the MBCT program as well as a 6-month follow-up assessment at a headache clinic or a university psychology clinic. Standardized measures of the primary outcomes (pain intensity and pain interference) and secondary outcomes (pain catastrophizing, mindfulness, activity engagement, pain willingness, and self-efficacy) were administered...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735797/characteristics-correlates-and-assessment-of-psychosis-in-parkinson-disease-without-dementia
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Matthew J Barrett, Mark E Smolkin, Joseph L Flanigan, Binit B Shah, Madaline B Harrison, Scott A Sperling
INTRODUCTION: Considering that psychosis in Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with worse outcomes, including dementia, we aimed to study the characteristics, correlates, and assessment of PD psychosis in those without dementia. METHODS: 101 PD subjects without dementia (Montreal Cognitive Assessment ≥21/30) were recruited to participate in a study of neuropsychiatric symptoms in PD. This study included a baseline standard neurological exam and common PD symptom assessments...
July 15, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735719/treatment-with-chemotherapy-and-cognitive-functioning-among-older-adult-cancer-survivors
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Ruth T Morin, Elizabeth Midlarsky
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether treatment of cancer with chemotherapy, when compared to surgery and radiation, differentially affects cognitive functioning among older adults. DESIGN: Data were examined prospectively from two years prior to cancer diagnosis to four years after cancer diagnosis. Distinct classes of cognitive functioning were identified using latent class growth analysis techniques (LCGA). Treatment type was assessed as a predictor of class membership...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735695/variation-in-the-early-trajectories-of-autism-symptoms-is-related-to-the-development-of-language-cognition-and-behavior-problems
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Janne C Visser, Nanda N J Rommelse, Martijn Lappenschaar, Iris J Servatius-Oosterling, Corina U Greven, Jan K Buitelaar
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to model more homogeneous subgroups within autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on early trajectories of core symptoms; and to further characterize these subgroups in terms of trajectories of language, cognition, co-occurring (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]-related) traits and clinical outcome diagnosis. METHOD: Children (N = 203) referred for possible ASD at ages 1 to 4 years were assessed at three time points at intervals ranging from 9 months to 3 years...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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