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
A new study, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, looked specifically at HIV patients who also suffered from HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), which may affect these instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
New Study Shows Prolonged Site Exposure Among World Trade Center First Responders Is Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction
More than sixteen years after the horrific terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, 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 dust during their time on-site and severe and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.
Study Evaluates Computer-Based Cognitive Tests to Detect Impairment in Cirrhosis Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
Hepatic encephalopathy is one of the most challenging consequences of cirrhosis as it causes significant cognitive dysfunction in patients. Researchers recently investigated whether the use of computerized test batteries could supplement or replace some of the traditional tests and improve diagnostic accuracy and efficiency.
Pilot Study Demonstrates Working Memory Training May Be Effective For Children With Neurofibromatosis
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.
Cogstate Brief Battery Shows Correlation With Traditional Tests of Cognition In Breast Cancer Population
In a recent paper published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist, researchers investigated the Cogstate Brief Battery’s correlation with traditional neuropsychological tests in a group of breast cancer patients and healthy control volunteers.
AMPAR Potentiators May Have Role In The Treatment Of The Cognitive Symptoms Associated With Schizophrenia
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).
Cognitive Decline and PTSD Symptoms Linked In Large Study Of Civilian Women
In research published this month in Depression and Anxiety, a large cohort of female nurses participating in the Nurses’ Health Study II were invited to complete a self-administered, online version of the Cogstate Brief Battery to assess their psychomotor, attention, visual learning and working memory abilities.