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2014-04-24 12:19:38

Mayo Clinic research studying the relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suggests that people who have these conditions die at a higher rate than people without MCI. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the study, 862 people with thinking problems and 1,292 with no thinking problems between the ages of 70 and 89 were followed for...

2013-11-12 12:07:07

Using scores obtained from cognitive tests, Johns Hopkins researchers think they have developed a model that could help determine whether memory loss in older adults is benign or a stop on the way to Alzheimer's disease. The risk of developing dementia increases markedly when a person is diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, a noticeable and measurable decline in intellectual abilities that does not seriously interfere with daily life. But physicians have no reliable way to predict...

2013-07-25 23:26:02

Study was published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology and was recently presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. The MCAS has been further validated, as the Rhode Island Hospital Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center recently launched a program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will be utilizing the MCAS to detect early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease as part of two clinical studies investigating ways to delay...

2013-07-03 15:09:37

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to severe cognitive impairment as the disease progresses. Researchers in Italy have found that patients with high educational levels show less impairment on a neuropsychological evaluation compared with those with low educational levels. Their results are published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. MS is a progressive immunologic brain disorder with neuropsychological...

2013-05-29 23:15:30

First clinician-verified test shown to be 96 percent accurate in identifying cognitive changes associated with dementia and Alzheimer´s Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The first interactive, clinician-verified cognitive test that identifies changes potentially associated with Alzheimer´s and other forms of dementia with 96 percent accuracy“  now is available to the public online at CognitiveTest.com.     Alzheimer´s is the sixth leading...

New Dementia Test Assesses Elderly From Home
2012-10-04 10:41:24

Watch the Video! Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Georgia Tech recently revealed that they are developing a tool that allows adults to test themselves for dementia in the comfort of their own home. The computer software was inspired by the paper-and-pencil Clock Drawing Test, a common exam used by medical professional to test cognitive impairment. The new ClockMe dementia test system includes a ClockReader Application and a ClockAnalyzer...

2011-12-06 23:45:29

Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury, according to Penn State researchers. "Testing for a long period of time can induce fatigue," said Semyon Slobonouv, professor of kinesiology. "But at the same time, fatigue is a symptom of concussion. “¦ How do you rule out fatigue if you get fatigued while taking the test?" A standard way to test patients for concussion is to use an hour-and-a-half to two-hour set...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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