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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628537/needs-of-stroke-survivors-as-perceived-by-their-caregivers-a-scoping-review
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Shilpa Krishnan, Monique R Pappadis, Susan C Weller, Marsja Stearnes, Amit Kumar, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, Timothy A Reistetter
OBJECTIVE: Caregivers usually are not involved while planning the stroke survivor's medical and rehabilitation goals and interventions. This review aimed to identify the needs of stroke survivors as perceived by their caregivers. DESIGN: A literature search from 2003 to 2014 was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, PsychINFO, and Google Scholar. Sixty-six studies were included. Most studies excluded did not encompass caregivers' perspectives. Four reviewers screened the titles, abstracts, and full texts of the articles for inclusion...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591201/hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-volume-in-migrating-and-wintering-semipalmated-sandpipers-calidris-pusilla
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Nara Gyzely de Morais Magalhães, Cristovam Guerreiro Diniz, Daniel Guerreiro Diniz, Ediely Pereira Henrique, Patrick Douglas Corrêa Pereira, Isis Ananda Matos Moraes, Mauro André Damasceno de Melo, David Francis Sherry, Cristovam Wanderley Picanço Diniz
Long distance migratory birds find their way by sensing and integrating information from a large number of cues in their environment. These cues are essential to navigate over thousands of kilometers and reach the same breeding, stopover, and wintering sites every year. The semipalmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) is a long-distance migrant that breeds in the arctic tundra of Canada and Alaska and winters on the northeast coast of South America. Its fall migration includes a 5,300-kilometer nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575257/the-relationship-of-social-engagement-and-social-support-with-sense-of-community
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Fengyan Tang, Iris Chi, Xinqi Dong
Background: We aimed to investigate the relationship of engagement in social and cognitive activities and social support with the sense of community (SOC) and its components among older Chinese Americans. Methods: The Sense of Community Index (SCI) was used to measure SOC and its four component factors: membership, influence, needs fulfillment, and emotional connection. Social engagement was assessed with 16 questions. Social support included positive support and negative strain...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556813/cognitive-motivational-determinants-of-residents-civic-engagement-and-health-inequities-in-the-context-of-noise-action-planning-a-conceptual-model
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Natalie Riedel, Irene van Kamp, Heike Köckler, Joachim Scheiner, Adrian Loerbroks, Thomas Claßen, Gabriele Bolte
The Environmental Noise Directive expects residents to be actively involved in localising and selecting noise abatement interventions during the noise action planning process. Its intervention impact is meant to be homogeneous across population groups. Against the background of social heterogeneity and environmental disparities, however, the impact of noise action planning on exposure to traffic-related noise and its health effects is unlikely to follow homogenous distributions. Until now, there has been no study evaluating the impact of noise action measures on the social distribution of traffic-related noise exposure and health outcomes...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539130/the-relation-of-education-occupation-and-cognitive-activity-to-cognitive-status-in-old-age-the-role-of-physical-frailty
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Andreas Ihle, Élvio R Gouveia, Bruna R Gouveia, Duarte L Freitas, Jefferson Jurema, Angenay P Odim, Matthias Kliegel
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear so far whether the role of cognitive reserve may differ between physically frail compared to less frail individuals. Therefore, the present study set out to investigate the relation of key markers of cognitive reserve to cognitive status in old age and its interplay with physical frailty in a large sample of older adults. METHODS: We assessed Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) in 701 older adults. We measured grip strength as indicator of physical frailty and interviewed individuals on their education, past occupation, and cognitive leisure activity...
May 25, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511783/is-elaboration-of-affective-content-sufficient-to-attenuate-emotional-responses-during-reappraisal-procedures
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Miroslaw Wyczesany, Tomasz S Ligeza
Reappraisal is an emotion regulation strategy which involves changing the interpretation of emotional stimuli. It decreases measures of negative affect together with markers of emotional processing, including late positive potential (LPP). Affective responses can also be attenuated by various cognitive tasks. As reappraisal tasks require cognitive effort to elaborate emotional stimuli, it is possible that the observed reduction of the LPP amplitude during reinterpretation is, at least partly, caused by an unspecific cognitive activity...
May 13, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455361/what-is-the-difference-in-concussion-management-in-children-as-compared-with-adults-a-systematic-review
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Gavin A Davis, Vicki Anderson, Franz E Babl, Gerard A Gioia, Christopher C Giza, William Meehan, Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Laura Purcell, Philip Schatz, Kathryn J Schneider, Michael Takagi, Keith Owen Yeates, Roger Zemek
AIM: To evaluate the evidence regarding the management of sport-related concussion (SRC) in children and adolescents. The eight subquestions included the effects of age on symptoms and outcome, normal and prolonged duration, the role of computerised neuropsychological tests (CNTs), the role of rest, and strategies for return to school and return to sport (RTSp). DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE (OVID), Embase (OVID) and PsycInfo (OVID)...
June 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423745/reasoning-and-data-representation-in-a-health-and-lifestyle-support-system
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Sten Hanke, Karl Kreiner, Johannes Kropf, Marc Scase, Christian Gossy
Case-based reasoning and data interpretation is an artificial intelligence approach that capitalizes on past experience to solve current problems and this can be used as a method for practical intelligent systems. Case-based data reasoning is able to provide decision support for experts and clinicians in health systems as well as lifestyle systems. In this project we were focusing on developing a solution for healthy ageing considering daily activities, nutrition as well as cognitive activities. The data analysis of the reasoner followed state of the art guidelines from clinical practice...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422708/a-brief-essay-on-non-pharmacological-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Alberto Raggi, Domenica Tasca, Raffaele Ferri
Current pharmacological therapies for Alzheimer's disease (AD) do not modify its course and are not always beneficial. Therefore, the optimization of quality of life represents the best possible outcome achievable in all stages of the disease. Cognitive and behavioural rehabilitation represents the main therapeutic approach for this purpose, also in order to mitigate indirectly the burden of distress of family caregivers. The aim of this mini-review is to go through this theme by discussing cognitive activation, virtual reality and neuromodulation techniques...
April 19, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400244/the-interconnection-of-mental-fatigue-and-aging-an-eeg-study
#10
Stefan Arnau, Tina Möckel, Gerhard Rinkenauer, Edmund Wascher
Mental fatigue, a state of reduced alertness and decreased overall performance due to prolonged cognitive activity, is a major cause for a large number of accidents in traffic and industry. Against the background of an aging workforce, the investigation of the interconnection of mental fatigue and aging is of great practical relevance. In the present study, a group of younger and a group of older adults performed a cognitive task for 3h. The experimental design also comprised breaks with various durations. Beside behavioral data, the spectral properties of the ongoing EEG with respect to time on task and breaks were analyzed...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389718/oscillatory-reactivity-to-effortful-cognitive-processing-in-the-subthalamic-nucleus-and-internal-pallidum-a-depth-electrode-eeg-study
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Martina Bočková, Jan Chládek, Pavel Jurák, Josef Halámek, Steven Z Rapcsak, Marek Baláž, Jan Chrastina, Ivan Rektor
This study investigates how complex motor-cognitive activities are processed in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and internal globus pallidum (GPi), as adverse neuropsychiatric effects may accompany deep brain stimulation (DBS), mainly in Parkinson's disease (PD) and STN-DBS. Dystonia patients with GPi-DBS electrodes (n = 5) and PD subjects (n = 5) with STN-DBS electrodes performed two tasks: (1) copying letters; and (2) writing any letter other than that appearing on the monitor. The cognitive load of the second task was greater than that of the first...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373835/no-evidence-that-short-term-cognitive-or-physical-training-programs-or-lifestyles-are-related-to-changes-in-white-matter-integrity-in-older-adults-at-risk-of-dementia
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Patrick Fissler, Hans-Peter Müller, Olivia C Küster, Daria Laptinskaya, Franka Thurm, Alexander Woll, Thomas Elbert, Jan Kassubek, Christine A F von Arnim, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Cognitive and physical activities can benefit cognition. However, knowledge about the neurobiological mechanisms underlying these activity-induced cognitive benefits is still limited, especially with regard to the role of white matter integrity (WMI), which is affected in cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease. To address this knowledge gap, we investigated the immediate and long-term effects of cognitive or physical training on WMI, as well as the association between cognitive and physical lifestyles and changes in WMI over a 6-month period...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369164/the-time-trends-of-cognitive-impairment-incidence-among-older-chinese-people-in-the-community-based-on-the-clhls-cohorts-from-1998-to-2014
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Mingyue Gao, Weihong Kuang, Peiyuan Qiu, Huali Wang, Xiaozhen Lv, Min Yang
Objective: to examine a 16-year trend in cognitive impairment (CI) incidence and associated factors among older Chinese people. Subjects: aged 60 and above whose cognitive function were normal at their first test. Methods: a secondary analysis that identified subjects from the database of Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS). The database contained mixed longitudinal cohorts of older Chinese people surveyed in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008-09, 2011-12 and 2014...
March 21, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368719/fatigue-does-not-conjointly-alter-postural-and-cognitive-performance-when-standing-in-a-shooting-position-under-dual-task-conditions
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José Luis Bermejo, Xavier García-Massó, Thierry Paillard, Frédéric Noé
This study investigated the effects of fatigue on balance control and cognitive performance in a standing shooting position. Nineteen soldiers were asked to stand while holding a rifle (single task - ST). They also had to perform this postural task while simultaneously completing a cognitive task (dual task - DT). Both the ST and DT were performed in pre- and post-fatigue conditions. In pre-fatigue, participants achieved better balance control in the DT than in the ST, thus suggesting that the increased cognitive activity associated with the DT improves balance control by shifting the attentional focus away from a highly automatised activity...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363508/risk-factors-associated-with-the-onset-and-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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Mona Hersi, Brittany Irvine, Pallavi Gupta, James Gomes, Nicholas Birkett, Daniel Krewski
A systematic review was conducted to identify risk factors associated with the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Moderate and high quality systematic reviews were eligible for inclusion. Primary studies reporting on non-genetic risk factors associated with neuropathologically or clinically confirmed AD were considered. Eighty one systematic reviews reporting on AD onset and 12 reporting on progression satisfied the eligibility criteria. Four hundred and thirty-two relevant primary studies reporting on onset were identified; however, only those published between 2010 and 2012 (n=65) were included in the qualitative synthesis...
March 28, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360996/the-role-of-cognitive-activity-in-cognition-protection-from-bedside-to-bench
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REVIEW
Bin-Yin Li, Ying Wang, Hui-Dong Tang, Sheng-Di Chen
BACKGROUND: Cognitive decline poses a great concern to elderly people and their families. In addition to pharmacological therapies, several varieties of nonpharmacological intervention have been developed. Most training trials proved that a well-organized task is clinically effective in cognition improvement. MAIN BODY: We will first review clinical trials of cognitive training for healthy elders, MCI and AD patients, respectively. Besides, potential neuroprotective and compensatory mechanisms in animal models of AD are discussed...
2017: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348645/the-feeling-of-understanding-an-exploration-with-neural-models
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Eduardo Mizraji, Juan Lin
There exists a dynamic interaction between the world of information and the world of concepts, which is seen as a quintessential byproduct of the cultural evolution of individuals as well as of human communities. The feeling of understanding (FU) is that subjective experience that encompasses all the emotional and intellectual processes we undergo in the process of gathering evidence to achieve an understanding of an event. This experience is part of every person that has dedicated substantial efforts in scientific areas under constant research progress...
April 2017: Cognitive Neurodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322422/use-it-or-lose-it-cognitive-activity-as-a-protec-tive-factor-for-cognitive-decline-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Panagiota Mistridis, Jutta Mata, Stefan Neuner-Jehle, Jean-Marie Annoni, Andreas Biedermann, Irene Bopp-Kistler, Dominique Brand, Andrea Brioschi Guevara, Hedi Decrey-Wick, Jean-François Démonet, Ulrich Hemmeter, Reto W Kressig, Brian Martin, Luca Rampa, Egemen Savaskan, Andreas Stuck, Philipp Tschopp, Dina Zekry, Andreas Monsch
Because of the worldwide aging of populations, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias constitute a devastating experience for patients and families as well as a major social and economic burden for both healthcare systems and society. Multiple potentially modifiable cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors have been associated with this disease. Thus, modifying these risk factors and identifying protective factors represent important strategies to prevent and delay disease onset and to decrease the social burden...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318904/dual-memory-neural-networks-for-modeling-cognitive-activities-of-humans-via-wearable-sensors
#19
Sang-Woo Lee, Chung-Yeon Lee, Dong-Hyun Kwak, Jung-Woo Ha, Jeonghee Kim, Byoung-Tak Zhang
Wearable devices, such as smart glasses and watches, allow for continuous recording of everyday life in a real world over an extended period of time or lifelong. This possibility helps better understand the cognitive behavior of humans in real life as well as build human-aware intelligent agents for practical purposes. However, modeling the human cognitive activity from wearable-sensor data stream is challenging because learning new information often results in loss of previously acquired information, causing a problem known as catastrophic forgetting...
August 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301554/can-volunteering-in-later-life-reduce-the-risk-of-dementia-a-5-year-longitudinal-study-among-volunteering-and-non-volunteering-retired-seniors
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Yannick Griep, Linda Magnusson Hanson, Tim Vantilborgh, Laurens Janssens, Samantha K Jones, Martin Hyde
We propose that voluntary work, characterized by social, physical and cognitive activity in later life is associated with fewer cognitive problems and lower dementia rates. We test these assumptions using 3-wave, self-reported, and registry data from the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Swedish National Prescribed Drug Register. We had three groups of seniors in our data: 1) no volunteering (N = 531), 2) discontinuous volunteering (N = 220), and 3) continuous volunteering (N = 250). We conducted a path analysis in Mplus to investigate the effect of voluntary work (discontinuously and continuously) on self-reported cognitive complaints and the likelihood of being prescribed an anti-dementia treatment after controlling for baseline and relevant background variables...
2017: PloS One
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