Latest cognitive dysfunction Stories

2014-09-09 23:12:35

According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group one side effect that is just beginning to be understood is that heart disease has consequences for thinking and communication. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 As medical intervention and treatment have improved and as people have become more conscientious about lifestyle factors that improve heart health, deaths from heart disease have declined. According to the American Heart Association,...

Research Confirms Menopause Causes Memory Problems
2012-03-17 03:58:01

According to research published in the journal Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, women really do suffer memory problems when going through menopause. Millions of women going through menopause have complained about forgetfulness or described having "brain fog" in their late 40s and 50s. In a new study, researchers gave women various cognitive tests to validate their experiences and provide some clues to what is happening in the brain as menopause hit....

2012-03-02 01:18:42

MGH researchers find desflurane may be safer anesthetic option for patients with Alzheimer's disease The association of the inhaled anesthetic isoflurane with Alzheimer's-disease-like changes in mammalian brains may by caused by the drug's effects on mitochondria, the structures in which most cellular energy is produced. In a study that will appear in Annals of Neurology and has received early online release, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report that administration of...

2012-02-08 10:16:53

In low- and middle-income countries, mild cognitive impairment–an intermediate state between normal signs of cognitive aging, such as becoming increasingly forgetful, and dementia, which may or may not progress–is consistently associated with higher disability and with neuropsychiatric symptoms but not with most socio-demographic factors, according to a large study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The established 10/66 Dementia Research Group interviewed approximately 15...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.