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New Study Of HIV−Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) Uses An Innovative Approach To Functional Assessments For Activities Of Daily Living And Correlates To Cogstate Test Performance 

November 23, 2017

Navigating the Internet to get daily shopping and banking tasks done has become a necessary skill for just about all of us. Searching for products, comparing pricing, entering credit card and shipping information across multiple websites can sometimes be challenging even for experienced users. But for those persons who also struggle with cognitive dysfunction from […]

New Study Shows Prolonged Site Exposure Among World Trade Center First Responders Is Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction

November 17, 2017

More than sixteen years after the horrific terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City on September 11, 2001, there is still a large segment of the first responders that suffers from cognitive dysfunction as a result of their rescue and recovery efforts. Two leading explanations include the exposure to contaminated […]

Study Evaluates Computer-Based Cognitive Tests to Detect Impairment in Cirrhosis Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)

October 11, 2017

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is one of the most challenging consequences of cirrhosis, a type of chronic liver disease, as it causes significant cognitive dysfunction in patients. Diagnosing HE has traditionally been done through a psychometric testing battery involving paper and pencil tests designed to assess motor speed, visual perception, visual-spatial orientation, concentration, attention and memory. […]

Pilot Study Demonstrates Working Memory Training May Be Effective For Children With Neurofibromatosis

June 27, 2017

While neurofibromatosis often appears in children as visible spots, freckles or tiny bumps, the genetic disorder can also cause learning disabilities, including problems with attention, working memory, inhibition and planning. Up to 40% of children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). These symptoms can often cause issues at home […]

Cogstate Brief Battery Shows Correlation With Traditional Tests of Cognition In Breast Cancer Population

May 1, 2017

As the complexity and geographic distribution of clinical trials increase, there is a growing need for more efficient cognitive testing of participants. Traditional “pencil and paper” neuropsychological tests have been the gold standard but require expert administration and manual data collection. To scale to hundreds of patients located around the world, computerized cognitive testing offers […]

AMPAR Potentiators May Have Role In The Treatment Of The Cognitive Symptoms Associated With Schizophrenia

March 15, 2017

Treating schizophrenia involves not only addressing the primary positive and negative symptoms but also the frequent cognitive dysfunction that accompanies the disorder, known as cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS). These deficits in attention, working memory and executive function have a detrimental impact on a patient’s quality of life and their functional capacity to manage […]

Cognitive Decline and PTSD Symptoms Linked In Large Study Of Civilian Women

January 20, 2017

Living through a traumatic event is an unfortunate reality for many people with each episode resulting in varying recovery timelines and potentially long-term effects. When lasting effects result in daily challenges to normal activities, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can trigger a treatment protocol of medications, counseling and support to help manage ongoing […]