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Intervention Improves Quality of Life, Agitation in Nursing Home Patients With Dementia

Intervention Improves Quality of Life, Agitation in Nursing Home Patients With Dementia

Patients randomly assigned to the intervention experienced a statistically significant improvement in quality of life, agitation, and overall neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Goal-Oriented Cognitive Rehabilitation vs As-Usual Care Outcomes in Parkinson Disease

Goal-Oriented Cognitive Rehabilitation vs As-Usual Care Outcomes in Parkinson Disease

Cognitive rehabilitation may be an effective therapy for Parkinson-associated dementias.

AAN Issues New Guidelines for Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment

AAN Issues New Guidelines for Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment

The AAN has issued new recommended guidelines for treating mild cognitive impairment.

High BMI Associated With Increased Risk of Dementia

High BMI Associated With Increased Risk of Dementia

Higher BMI was linked to an increased risk of dementia when weight was measured 20 years before dementia diagnosis.

Does Alcohol Use Increase Cognitive Impairment in HIV-Positive Individuals?

Does Alcohol Use Increase Cognitive Impairment in HIV-Positive Individuals?

HIV-positive patients with higher alcohol consumption levels did worse on several neurocognitive tests, however alcohol was not the primary factor.

Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in Childhood Epilepsy Predicted by Seizure Frequency

Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in Childhood Epilepsy Predicted by Seizure Frequency

Findings suggest that children with BECTS is predictive of neuropsychological outcomes, not age of first seizure.

Early Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery May Lead to Improved Cognitive Outcomes

Early Evaluation for Epilepsy Surgery May Lead to Improved Cognitive Outcomes

In order to maximize cognitive benefits in patients with epilepsy, early consideration of and evaluation for epilepsy surgery is key.

Patients With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness May Benefit From Sodium Oxybate

Patients With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness May Benefit From Sodium Oxybate

Sodium oxybate seems to be well tolerated in patients with Parkinson's disease and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Subjective Cognitive Decline Linked to Alzheimer Biomarker

Subjective Cognitive Decline Linked to Alzheimer Biomarker

There were associations found between SCD and region-specific tauopathy.

Is Hypertension Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia?

Is Hypertension Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia?

A recently published study reports that women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s could be at a higher risk for developing dementia later in life.

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