Tag: Cognitive Function


How accurate are virtual assessments of cognitive function?

May 5, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Virtual care provided through telephone or videoconference has been broadly implemented in recent months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new analysis of published studies has examined the accuracy and reliability of virtual compared with in-person cognitive assessments for diagnosing […]

Innovation, Research

Wearing facemask does not affect indicators of cognitive performance, shows study

October 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A novel study shows that facemask use does not affect indicators of cognitive performance when the wearers are resting or performing moderate physical work in hot environments. However, wearing a facemask does make it more difficult to breathe when performing […]


Using personalized precision medicine to treat cognitive decline

July 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Latest research from Affirmativ Health succeeds in treating cognitive decline using personalized, precision medicine. Affirmativ Health sought to determine whether a comprehensive and personalized program, designed to mitigate risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease could improve cognitive and metabolic function in […]

Biomarker, Innovation, Research

Brain imaging can predict cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease

July 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have imaged tau protein in the brains of living patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The amount and spread of tau proved a predictor of future memory loss. Brain imaging for measuring tau can be useful […]

Innovation, Research

Study: Older adults who regularly play word and number puzzles have sharper brains

May 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date. The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their […]

Innovation, Research, Wellness

How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson’s?

March 5, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that usually stands out for the motor symptoms that it causes, which include tremors, rigidity in the limbs, impaired balance, and a lack of control over movements. However, this condition also has numerous other […]

Innovation, Research

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth […]