Neuropsychological Tests: Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.Cognition Disorders: Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.Cognition: Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.Neuropsychology: A branch of psychology which investigates the correlation between experience or behavior and the basic neurophysiological processes. The term neuropsychology stresses the dominant role of the nervous system. It is a more narrowly defined field than physiological psychology or psychophysiology.Executive Function: A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.Memory: Complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory.Wechsler Scales: Tests designed to measure intellectual functioning in children and adults.Memory Disorders: Disturbances in registering an impression, in the retention of an acquired impression, or in the recall of an impression. Memory impairments are associated with DEMENTIA; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ENCEPHALITIS; ALCOHOLISM (see also ALCOHOL AMNESTIC DISORDER); SCHIZOPHRENIA; and other conditions.Verbal Learning: Learning to respond verbally to a verbal stimulus cue.Brain Concussion: A nonspecific term used to describe transient alterations or loss of consciousness following closed head injuries. The duration of UNCONSCIOUSNESS generally lasts a few seconds, but may persist for several hours. Concussions may be classified as mild, intermediate, and severe. Prolonged periods of unconsciousness (often defined as greater than 6 hours in duration) may be referred to as post-traumatic coma (COMA, POST-HEAD INJURY). (From Rowland, Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p418)Attention: Focusing on certain aspects of current experience to the exclusion of others. It is the act of heeding or taking notice or concentrating.Intelligence: The ability to learn and to deal with new situations and to deal effectively with tasks involving abstractions.Malingering: Simulation of symptoms of illness or injury with intent to deceive in order to obtain a goal, e.g., a claim of physical illness to avoid jury duty.Psychomotor Performance: The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.Intelligence Tests: Standardized tests that measure the present general ability or aptitude for intellectual performance.Dementia: An acquired organic mental disorder with loss of intellectual abilities of sufficient severity to interfere with social or occupational functioning. The dysfunction is multifaceted and involves memory, behavior, personality, judgment, attention, spatial relations, language, abstract thought, and other executive functions. The intellectual decline is usually progressive, and initially spares the level of consciousness.Mild Cognitive Impairment: A prodromal phase of cognitive decline that may precede the emergence of ALZHEIMER DISEASE and other dementias. It may include impairment of cognition, such as impairments in language, visuospatial awareness, ATTENTION and MEMORY.Mental Processes: Conceptual functions or thinking in all its forms.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.Mental Status Schedule: Standardized clinical interview used to assess current psychopathology by scaling patient responses to the questions.Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders: Cognitive disorders including delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. These may be the result of substance use, trauma, or other causes.Trail Making Test: The subject's ability to connect 25 numbered and lettered circles in sequence in a specific length of time. A score of 12 or below is suggestive of organic brain damage.Verbal Behavior: Includes both producing and responding to words, either written or spoken.Alzheimer Disease: A degenerative disease of the BRAIN characterized by the insidious onset of DEMENTIA. Impairment of MEMORY, judgment, attention span, and problem solving skills are followed by severe APRAXIAS and a global loss of cognitive abilities. The condition primarily occurs after age 60, and is marked pathologically by severe cortical atrophy and the triad of SENILE PLAQUES; NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES; and NEUROPIL THREADS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1049-57)Problem Solving: A learning situation involving more than one alternative from which a selection is made in order to attain a specific goal.Amnesia: Pathologic partial or complete loss of the ability to recall past experiences (AMNESIA, RETROGRADE) or to form new memories (AMNESIA, ANTEROGRADE). This condition may be of organic or psychologic origin. Organic forms of amnesia are usually associated with dysfunction of the DIENCEPHALON or HIPPOCAMPUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp426-7)Schizophrenic Psychology: Study of mental processes and behavior of schizophrenics.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Atrophy: Decrease in the size of a cell, tissue, organ, or multiple organs, associated with a variety of pathological conditions such as abnormal cellular changes, ischemia, malnutrition, or hormonal changes.Psychiatric Status Rating Scales: Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Memory, Short-Term: Remembrance of information for a few seconds to hours.Schizophrenia: A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.Brain Damage, Chronic: A condition characterized by long-standing brain dysfunction or damage, usually of three months duration or longer. Potential etiologies include BRAIN INFARCTION; certain NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ANOXIA, BRAIN; ENCEPHALITIS; certain NEUROTOXICITY SYNDROMES; metabolic disorders (see BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC); and other conditions.AIDS Dementia Complex: A neurologic condition associated with the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and characterized by impaired concentration and memory, slowness of hand movements, ATAXIA, incontinence, apathy, and gait difficulties associated with HIV-1 viral infection of the central nervous system. Pathologic examination of the brain reveals white matter rarefaction, perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes, foamy macrophages, and multinucleated giant cells. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp760-1; N Engl J Med, 1995 Apr 6;332(14):934-40)Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Frontal Lobe: The part of the cerebral hemisphere anterior to the central sulcus, and anterior and superior to the lateral sulcus.Brain Injuries: Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.Word Association Tests: Lists of words to which individuals are asked to respond ascertaining the conceptual meaning held by the individual.Language: A verbal or nonverbal means of communicating ideas or feelings.Language Disorders: Conditions characterized by deficiencies of comprehension or expression of written and spoken forms of language. These include acquired and developmental disorders.Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted: Application of computer programs designed to assist the physician in solving a diagnostic problem.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Epilepsy, Rolandic: An autosomal dominant inherited partial epilepsy syndrome with onset between age 3 and 13 years. Seizures are characterized by PARESTHESIA and tonic or clonic activity of the lower face associated with drooling and dysarthria. In most cases, affected children are neurologically and developmentally normal. (From Epilepsia 1998 39;Suppl 4:S32-S41)Dominance, Cerebral: Dominance of one cerebral hemisphere over the other in cerebral functions.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Mental Recall: The process whereby a representation of past experience is elicited.Dementia, Vascular: An imprecise term referring to dementia associated with CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS, including CEREBRAL INFARCTION (single or multiple), and conditions associated with chronic BRAIN ISCHEMIA. Diffuse, cortical, and subcortical subtypes have been described. (From Gerontol Geriatr 1998 Feb;31(1):36-44)Drive: A state of internal activity of an organism that is a necessary condition before a given stimulus will elicit a class of responses; e.g., a certain level of hunger (drive) must be present before food will elicit an eating response.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Temporal Lobe: Lower lateral part of the cerebral hemisphere responsible for auditory, olfactory, and semantic processing. It is located inferior to the lateral fissure and anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE.Reaction Time: The time from the onset of a stimulus until a response is observed.Neurologic Examination: Assessment of sensory and motor responses and reflexes that is used to determine impairment of the nervous system.Learning Disorders: Conditions characterized by a significant discrepancy between an individual's perceived level of intellect and their ability to acquire new language and other cognitive skills. These disorders may result from organic or psychological conditions. Relatively common subtypes include DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA, and DYSGRAPHIA.Brain Diseases: Pathologic conditions affecting the BRAIN, which is composed of the intracranial components of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. This includes (but is not limited to) the CEREBRAL CORTEX; intracranial white matter; BASAL GANGLIA; THALAMUS; HYPOTHALAMUS; BRAIN STEM; and CEREBELLUM.Motor Skills: Performance of complex motor acts.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Reference Values: The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery: A series of tests designed to assess neuropsychological function. The battery is used to diagnose specific cerebral dysfunction and also to determine lateralization.Psychomotor Disorders: Abnormalities of motor function that are associated with organic and non-organic cognitive disorders.Language Tests: Tests designed to assess language behavior and abilities. They include tests of vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and functional use of language, e.g., Development Sentence Scoring, Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Scale, Parsons Language Sample, Utah Test of Language Development, Michigan Language Inventory and Verbal Language Development Scale, Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, Northwestern Syntax Screening Test, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Ammons Full-Range Picture Vocabulary Test, and Assessment of Children's Language Comprehension.Task Performance and Analysis: The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.Post-Concussion Syndrome: The organic and psychogenic disturbances observed after closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED). Post-concussion syndrome includes subjective physical complaints (i.e. headache, dizziness), cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These disturbances can be chronic, permanent, or late emerging.Statistics as Topic: The science and art of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data that are subject to random variation. The term is also applied to the data themselves and to the summarization of the data.Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe: A localization-related (focal) form of epilepsy characterized by recurrent seizures that arise from foci within the temporal lobe, most commonly from its mesial aspect. A wide variety of psychic phenomena may be associated, including illusions, hallucinations, dyscognitive states, and affective experiences. The majority of complex partial seizures (see EPILEPSY, COMPLEX PARTIAL) originate from the temporal lobes. Temporal lobe seizures may be classified by etiology as cryptogenic, familial, or symptomatic (i.e., related to an identified disease process or lesion). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p321)Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Event-Related Potentials, P300: A late-appearing component of the event-related potential. P300 stands for a positive deflection in the event-related voltage potential at 300 millisecond poststimulus. Its amplitude increases with unpredictable, unlikely, or highly significant stimuli and thereby constitutes an index of mental activity. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 6th ed)Space Perception: The awareness of the spatial properties of objects; includes physical space.Electroencephalography: Recording of electric currents developed in the brain by means of electrodes applied to the scalp, to the surface of the brain, or placed within the substance of the brain.Affect: The feeling-tone accompaniment of an idea or mental representation. It is the most direct psychic derivative of instinct and the psychic representative of the various bodily changes by means of which instincts manifest themselves.Practice (Psychology): Performance of an act one or more times, with a view to its fixation or improvement; any performance of an act or behavior that leads to learning.Psychosurgery: Treatment of chronic, severe and intractable psychiatric disorders by surgical removal or interruption of certain areas or pathways in the brain, especially in the prefrontal lobes.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Parkinson Disease: A progressive, degenerative neurologic disease characterized by a TREMOR that is maximal at rest, retropulsion (i.e. a tendency to fall backwards), rigidity, stooped posture, slowness of voluntary movements, and a masklike facial expression. Pathologic features include loss of melanin containing neurons in the substantia nigra and other pigmented nuclei of the brainstem. LEWY BODIES are present in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but may also be found in a related condition (LEWY BODY DISEASE, DIFFUSE) characterized by dementia in combination with varying degrees of parkinsonism. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1059, pp1067-75)Geriatric Assessment: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.Psychotic Disorders: Disorders in which there is a loss of ego boundaries or a gross impairment in reality testing with delusions or prominent hallucinations. (From DSM-IV, 1994)Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Perceptual Disorders: Cognitive disorders characterized by an impaired ability to perceive the nature of objects or concepts through use of the sense organs. These include spatial neglect syndromes, where an individual does not attend to visual, auditory, or sensory stimuli presented from one side of the body.Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.Multilingualism: The ability to speak, read, or write several languages or many languages with some facility. Bilingualism is the most common form. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Apolipoprotein E4: A major and the second most common isoform of apolipoprotein E. In humans, Apo E4 differs from APOLIPOPROTEIN E3 at only one residue 112 (cysteine is replaced by arginine), and exhibits a lower resistance to denaturation and greater propensity to form folded intermediates. Apo E4 is a risk factor for ALZHEIMER DISEASE and CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.Brain Mapping: Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.Visual Perception: The selecting and organizing of visual stimuli based on the individual's past experience.Learning: Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.Athletic Injuries: Injuries incurred during participation in competitive or non-competitive sports.Functional Laterality: Behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot.Set (Psychology): Readiness to think or respond in a predetermined way when confronted with a problem or stimulus situation.Automobile Driving: The effect of environmental or physiological factors on the driver and driving ability. Included are driving fatigue, and the effect of drugs, disease, and physical disabilities on driving.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Creatine: An amino acid that occurs in vertebrate tissues and in urine. In muscle tissue, creatine generally occurs as phosphocreatine. Creatine is excreted as CREATININE in the urine.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Factor Analysis, Statistical: A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity: A behavior disorder originating in childhood in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Although most individuals have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, one or the other pattern may be predominant. The disorder is more frequent in males than females. Onset is in childhood. Symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experience the full complement of symptoms into mid-adulthood. (From DSM-V)Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Individuality: Those psychological characteristics which differentiate individuals from one another.Cross-Cultural Comparison: Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.Bipolar Disorder: A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Psychological Tests: Standardized tests designed to measure abilities, as in intelligence, aptitude, and achievement tests, or to evaluate personality traits.Hepatic Encephalopathy: A syndrome characterized by central nervous system dysfunction in association with LIVER FAILURE, including portal-systemic shunts. Clinical features include lethargy and CONFUSION (frequently progressing to COMA); ASTERIXIS; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; brisk oculovestibular reflexes; decorticate and decerebrate posturing; MUSCLE SPASTICITY; and bilateral extensor plantar reflexes (see REFLEX, BABINSKI). ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY may demonstrate triphasic waves. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1117-20; Plum & Posner, Diagnosis of Stupor and Coma, 3rd ed, p222-5)Cerebral Cortex: The thin layer of GRAY MATTER on the surface of the CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES that develops from the TELENCEPHALON and folds into gyri and sulchi. It reaches its highest development in humans and is responsible for intellectual faculties and higher mental functions.Image Processing, Computer-Assisted: A technique of inputting two-dimensional images into a computer and then enhancing or analyzing the imagery into a form that is more useful to the human observer.Disease Progression: The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.Underachievement: Performance, usually in school work, poorer than that predicted from aptitude and/or intelligence testing.ReadingDemography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Recognition (Psychology): The knowledge or perception that someone or something present has been previously encountered.Prefrontal Cortex: The rostral part of the frontal lobe, bounded by the inferior precentral fissure in humans, which receives projection fibers from the MEDIODORSAL NUCLEUS OF THE THALAMUS. The prefrontal cortex receives afferent fibers from numerous structures of the DIENCEPHALON; MESENCEPHALON; and LIMBIC SYSTEM as well as cortical afferents of visual, auditory, and somatic origin.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Epilepsy: A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Aphasia: A cognitive disorder marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or express language in its written or spoken form. This condition is caused by diseases which affect the language areas of the dominant hemisphere. Clinical features are used to classify the various subtypes of this condition. General categories include receptive, expressive, and mixed forms of aphasia.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Anticonvulsants: Drugs used to prevent SEIZURES or reduce their severity.Self Report: Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Emotions: Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Agnosia: Loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning or recognize the importance of various forms of stimulation that cannot be attributed to impairment of a primary sensory modality. Tactile agnosia is characterized by an inability to perceive the shape and nature of an object by touch alone, despite unimpaired sensation to light touch, position, and other primary sensory modalities.Aspartic Acid: One of the non-essential amino acids commonly occurring in the L-form. It is found in animals and plants, especially in sugar cane and sugar beets. It may be a neurotransmitter.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Anomia: A language dysfunction characterized by the inability to name people and objects that are correctly perceived. The individual is able to describe the object in question, but cannot provide the name. This condition is associated with lesions of the dominant hemisphere involving the language areas, in particular the TEMPORAL LOBE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p484)Multiple Sclerosis: An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects: The consequences of exposing the FETUS in utero to certain factors, such as NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA; PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; DRUGS; RADIATION; and other physical or chemical factors. These consequences are observed later in the offspring after BIRTH.Principal Component Analysis: Mathematical procedure that transforms a number of possibly correlated variables into a smaller number of uncorrelated variables called principal components.Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Amnesia, Retrograde: Loss of the ability to recall information that had been previously encoded in memory prior to a specified or approximate point in time. This process may be organic or psychogenic in origin. Organic forms may be associated with CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS; SEIZURES; DEMENTIA; and a wide variety of other conditions that impair cerebral function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp426-9)Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Stroke: A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.Alcoholism: A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Hippocampus: A curved elevation of GRAY MATTER extending the entire length of the floor of the TEMPORAL HORN of the LATERAL VENTRICLE (see also TEMPORAL LOBE). The hippocampus proper, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.Apraxias: A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. The two major subtypes of this condition are ideomotor (see APRAXIA, IDEOMOTOR) and ideational apraxia, which refers to loss of the ability to mentally formulate the processes involved with performing an action. For example, dressing apraxia may result from an inability to mentally formulate the act of placing clothes on the body. Apraxias are generally associated with lesions of the dominant PARIETAL LOBE and supramarginal gyrus. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp56-7)Alcohol Amnestic Disorder: A mental disorder associated with chronic ethanol abuse (ALCOHOLISM) and nutritional deficiencies characterized by short term memory loss, confabulations, and disturbances of attention. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1139)ROC Curve: A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Spectroscopic method of measuring the magnetic moment of elementary particles such as atomic nuclei, protons or electrons. It is employed in clinical applications such as NMR Tomography (MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING).Automobile Driver Examination: Government required written and driving test given to individuals prior to obtaining an operator's license.Developmental Disabilities: Disorders in which there is a delay in development based on that expected for a given age level or stage of development. These impairments or disabilities originate before age 18, may be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial impairment. Biological and nonbiological factors are involved in these disorders. (From American Psychiatric Glossary, 6th ed)Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Central Nervous System Diseases: Diseases of any component of the brain (including the cerebral hemispheres, diencephalon, brain stem, and cerebellum) or the spinal cord.Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Memory, Episodic: Type of declarative memory, consisting of personal memory in contrast to general knowledge.Neuroimaging: Non-invasive methods of visualizing the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the brain, by various imaging modalities.Concept Formation: A cognitive process involving the formation of ideas generalized from the knowledge of qualities, aspects, and relations of objects.Reactive Inhibition: Tendency toward a lessened strength of response due to practice or activity. It is independent of the effect of reward and is a direct function of time interval since the last response and the number of preceding responses.Amnesia, Anterograde: Loss of the ability to form new memories beyond a certain point in time. This condition may be organic or psychogenic in origin. Organically induced anterograde amnesia may follow CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; SEIZURES; ANOXIA; and other conditions which adversely affect neural structures associated with memory formation (e.g., the HIPPOCAMPUS; FORNIX (BRAIN); MAMMILLARY BODIES; and ANTERIOR THALAMIC NUCLEI). (From Memory 1997 Jan-Mar;5(1-2):49-71)Boxing: A two-person sport in which the fists are skillfully used to attack and defend.Names: Personal names, given or surname, as cultural characteristics, as ethnological or religious patterns, as indications of the geographic distribution of families and inbreeding, etc. Analysis of isonymy, the quality of having the same or similar names, is useful in the study of population genetics. NAMES is used also for the history of names or name changes of corporate bodies, such as medical societies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, etc.European Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.Motor Skills Disorders: Marked impairments in the development of motor coordination such that the impairment interferes with activities of daily living. (From DSM-V)Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale: A scale comprising 18 symptom constructs chosen to represent relatively independent dimensions of manifest psychopathology. The initial intended use was to provide more efficient assessment of treatment response in clinical psychopharmacology research; however, the scale was readily adapted to other uses. (From Hersen, M. and Bellack, A.S., Dictionary of Behavioral Assessment Techniques, p. 87)Schizotypal Personality Disorder: A personality disorder in which there are oddities of thought (magical thinking, paranoid ideation, suspiciousness), perception (illusions, depersonalization), speech (digressive, vague, overelaborate), and behavior (inappropriate affect in social interactions, frequently social isolation) that are not severe enough to characterize schizophrenia.

*  Medical Xpress - neuropsychological tests
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*  .. A compendium of neuropsychological tests : administration, norms, and commentary / .. Similar I
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*  Research Grants - 2007
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*  Neuropsychological Testing and Cognitive Aging - UCTV - University of California Television
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*  Psychological Disabilities - Western Piedmont Community College
and results of neuropsychological tests, rating scales, or psychological testing used to support current diagnosis A ... Psychological Disabilities - Western Piedmont Community College. webmaster@wpcc.edu Pioneer Pass Financial Aid Library Catalog Class Schedules Moodle Student Email A to Z Index. Home Students Workforce Development Continuing Education About WPCC Foundation Contact Us. Select Page. Psychological Disabilities Documentation Guidelines for Psychological Disabilities. Psychological/psychiatric disorders are mood and anxiety disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Documentation involves establishing the credibility of the diagnosis, the severity of the impairment, and the suitability of recommended accommodations. History of the disorder including onset, consistency, pervasiveness, and severity obtained through a structured interview Diagnosis using the DSM-IV TR criteria and description of presenting ch...
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*  Morris, J.C. (2006) Mild cognitive impairment is early-stage Alzheimer disease: Time to revise di
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*  March/April 2012 - Family Practice Management
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*  Epilepsy - Comprehensive Program | University of Michigan Health System
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*  Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performance - Peter Arnett - Oxford University Pres
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*  Benton Visual Retention Test
... Purpose: Designed to assess visual perception, visual memory, and visuoconstructive abilities. Population: Ages 8 and over. Score: Difference between error score and correct score. Time: Not reported. Author: Arthur Benton. Description: The Benton Revised Visual Retention Test is a widely used instrument that assesses visual perception, visual memory, and visuoconstructive abilities. Because it measures perception of spatial relations and memory for newly learned material, it is used in clinical diagnosis of brain damage and dysfunction in children and adults, as well as in research. The Benton, as it is usually called, has three alternate forms, each of which consists of ten designs. In addition, there are four possible modes of administration. The examiner compares the examinee’s obtained scores with the expected scores found in the norm tables. When examining the difference between these scores for the number correct, the wider the discrepancy in favor of the expected score, the more probable it is th...
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*  Dysexecutive syndrome
... "Frontal amnesia and the dysexecutive syndrome." 'Brain and Cognition, 7', 212-230. to describe a common pattern of dysfunction in executive functions, such as planning, abstract thinking, flexibility and behavioural control. The syndrome was once known as frontal lobe syndrome, however dysexecutive syndrome is preferred because it emphasizes the functional pattern of deficits the symptoms over the location of the syndrome in the frontal lobe, which is often not the only area affected. "The behavioural assessment of the dysexecutive syndrome BADS in schizophrenia and its relation to functional outcomes." 'Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 17', 192-205. Behavioural symptoms. Causes Comorbid disorders with DES Assessment of dysexecutive syndrome The behavioural assessment of the dysexecutive syndrome. Individuals with DES will have very poor working memory and short term memory due to executive dysfunction. Behavioural symptoms. Perseveration is also often seen in patients with DES. Stuck-in-set persevera...
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Frontal amnesia and the dysexecutive syndrome. to describe a common pattern of dysfunction in executive functions, such as planning, abstract thinking, flexibility and behavioural control. The syndrome was once known as frontal lobe syndrome, however dysexecutive syndrome is preferred because it emphasizes the functional pattern of deficits the symptoms over the location of the syndrome in the frontal lobe, which is often not the only area affected Katz, N., Tadmor, I., Felzen, B., & Hartman-Maeir, A. The behavioural assessment of the dysexecutive syndrome BADS in schizophrenia and its relation to functional outcomes. Behavioural Symptoms. Causes Comorbid Disorders with DES Assessment of Dysexecutive Syndrome The Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome. Individuals with DES will have very poor working memory and short term memory due to executive dysfunction. Behavioural Symptoms. Perseveration is also often seen in patients with DES. Stuck-in-set perseveration is most often seen in dysexecutive s...
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*  Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status
... the repeatable battery for the assessment of neuropsychological status is a neuropsychological assessment initially introduced in it consists of ten subtests which give five scores one for each of the five domains tested immediate memory visuospatial constructional language attention delayed memory there is no assessment of executive function category fluency and motor responses it takes about half an hour to administer it was originally introduced in the screening for dementia but has also found application in other situations such as hepatic encephalopathy references category neuropsychology category neuropsychological tests...
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*  Rey–Osterrieth complex figure
... The 'Rey–Osterrieth complex figure test' 'ROCF' is a neuropsychological assessment in which examinees are asked to reproduce a complicated line drawing, first by copying it freehand recognition, and then drawing from memory recall. Many different cognitive abilities are needed for a correct performance, and the test therefore permits the evaluation of different functions, such as visuospatial abilities, memory, attention, planning, and working memory executive functions. First proposed by Swiss psychologist André Rey in 1941 and further standardized by Paul-Alexandre Osterrieth in 1944, it is frequently used to further explain any secondary effect of brain injury in neurological patients, to test for the presence of dementia, or to study the degree of cognitive development in children. 'Immediate recall:' After a short delay, the examinee is asked to reproduce the figure from memory. Examinees are not told beforehand that they will be asked to draw the figure from memory; the Immediate and Delayed Recall...
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*  Holdings: Neuropsychological assessment /
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*  Memory function in cardiac arrest survivors and patients with myocardial infarction
... UJDigispace Repository Memory function in cardiac arrest survivors and patients with myocardial infarction. UJDigispace Home → Theses and Dissertations → Department of Psychology ETDs → View Item. Memory function in cardiac arrest survivors and patients with myocardial infarction. Given that anoxia has more serious neuropsychological ramifications than hypoxia, it was hypothesized that the cardiac arrest group would perform poorer than the myocardial infarction group in visuo-spatial and auditory-verbal recall and recognition memory. The mean age for the cardiac arrest group and myocardial infarction group was 59.47 years SD = 9.24 and 58.87 years SD = 7.22, respectively. There was no significant difference on the BDI, and both groups were moderately depressed, the cardiac arrest BDI: mean score = 17.07, SD = 16.97 and myocardial infarction BDI: mean score = 18.33, SD = 18.35. The neuropsychological test battery comprised: Rey-Auditory Verbal Learning Test RAVLT, Rey-Osterreith Complex Figure Test ...
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*  Cognitive Rehabilitation Protocol in HIV/AIDS outpatients with ANI and MND: results and clinical
... applicability. Cognitive Rehabilitation Protocol in HIV/AIDS outpatients with ANI and MND: results and clinical applicability. of Psychology, University of Turin, 3* Infectious Diseases Unit University of Turin ABSTRACT Background By reason of proven effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in individuals with acquired brain damage, in our study we applied this method to HIV/AIDS patients with ANI or MND to improve their cognitive functioning. 30 HAND patients 21 males, 9 female; median age 50 yrs, median CD4 count 595/ l, CDC disease stage was: 3 A, 13 B, 14 C, all patients HIV-RNA undetectable were included in the study and divided into 2 groups: the experimental group treatment N=15, group A, and the control group no-treatment N=15, group B. The project provided 5 steps: NC screening with MMSE and IHDS; NP test T0 ; NP treatment for group A, standard of care for controls gr. B ;; NP Re-test for both groups T1 ; follow-up at 3 months after treatment for group A T2. The rehabilitation has provided for ...
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*  Neuropsychological Tests - Concord Hospital - Concord, NH
... Classes Events. Neuropsychological Tests. Neuropsychological Tests Skip to the navigation Test Overview Neuropsychological testing can help your doctor find out how a problem with your brain is affecting your ability to reason, concentrate, solve problems, or remember. Doctors use a wide variety of tests for neuropsychological testing. Why It Is Done This testing gives your doctor an overall picture of how well your brain works. Your doctor may recommend this testing if: You have a disease that can affect the brain, such as: Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. How To Prepare Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have regarding the need for the test, its risks, how it will be done, or what the results will mean. Risks Your doctor may not be able to find the cause of your symptoms, because some problems are hard to diagnose. Results Test results give your doctor an overall picture of how well you are able to think, reason, and remember. You don't make your best effort to do well on the tests. Anoth...
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*  Neuropsychological outcomes of standard risk and high risk patients treated for acute lymphoblastic
... leukemia on Dana-Farber ALL consortium protocol 95-01 at 5 years post-diagnosis. BioMedSearch. Home. Advanced Search. Tools. Search Tutorial. Login. Create Free Account. Document Detail. Neuropsychological outcomes of standard risk and high risk patients treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Dana-Farber ALL consortium protocol 95-01 at 5 years post-diagnosis. MedLine Citation:. PMID: 21721112 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE. Abstract/OtherAbstract:. BACKGROUND: Children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL as High Risk HR patients may be more vulnerable to neurocognitive late effects because of the greater intensity of their therapy. We compared neuropsychological outcomes in children treated for Standard Risk SR or HR ALL on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute DFCI Consortium ALL Protocol 95-01. We also evaluated their performance relative to normative expectations. PROCEDURE: Between 1996 and 2000, 498 children with newly diagnosed ALL were treated on Protocol 95-01, 298 of whom were eligible for neu...
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*  JENNIFER JAIE MANLY
Publications Reading level attenuates differences in neuropsychological test performance between African American and White elders Jennifer J Manly Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA J Int Neuropsychol Soc 8:341-8. 2006 Cognitive decline and literacy among ethnically diverse elders Jennifer J Manly Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol 18:213-7. 2005 Acculturation, reading level, and neuropsychological test performance among African American elders Jennifer J Manly Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer s Disease and the Aging Brain, Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA Appl Neuropsychol 11:37-46. Cognitive decline and literacy among ethnically di...
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*  Alison Cernich
Publications Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics sports medicine battery Alison Cernich Baltimore Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, BT 116 MH, 10 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:S101-14. 2010 Assessment of co-occurring disorders in veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injury Alison N Cernich Department of Veteran s Affairs Office of Rehabilitation Services, Washington, District of Columbia, USA J Head Trauma Rehabil 27:253-60. 2012 Sources of error in computerized neuropsychological assessment Alison N Cernich Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:S39-48. 2013 Assessing change with the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics ANAM : issues and challenges Tresa Roebuck-Spencer National Rehabilitation Hospital, 102 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, United States Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:S79-87. Detail Information Publications 10 Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics sports me...
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*  Joseph Bleiberg
2004 Automated neuropsychiatric measurements of information processing in fibromyalgia Brian Walitt Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, Washington, DC 20010, USA Rheumatol Int 28:561-6. 2008 Assessing change with the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics ANAM : issues and challenges Tresa Roebuck-Spencer National Rehabilitation Hospital, 102 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010, United States Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:S79-87. 2006 Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics sports medicine battery Alison Cernich Baltimore Veteran s Affairs Medical Center, BT 116 MH, 10 N Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:S101-14. 2007 Sources of error in computerized neuropsychological assessment Alison N Cernich Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:S39-48. Automated neuropsychiatric measurements of information processing in fibromyalgia Brian Walitt Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, Washingt...
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*  Neuropsychological Tests - Lawrence Memorial Hospital
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*  Judgment of Line Orientation
... 'Judgment of Line Orientation' JLO is a standardized test of visuospatial skills commonly associated with functioning of the parietal lobe in the right hemisphere. 1 The test measures a person's ability to match the angle and orientation of lines in space. 2 Subjects are asked to match two angled lines to a set of 11 lines that are arranged in a semicircle and separated 18 degrees from each other. 3 The complete test has 30 items, but short forms have also been created. There is normative data available for ages 7-96. 4 In 1994, Arthur L. Benton developed the test from his study of the effects of a right hemisphere lesion on spatial skills. 5 Clinical performances Neurological disorders. Psychiatric disorders. Procedure Scoring. See also References. Clinical performances. In a study measuring JLO scores and on-road performance, JLO was correlated with better backing-up scores. 6 Neurological disorders. Patients with the following disorders often fail the JLO test:. Dementia William's syndrome. 7. Neurofi...
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*  Analysis of "task-positive" and "task-negative" functional networks during the performance of the Sy
Analysis of task-positive and task-negative functional networks during the performance of the Symbol Digit Modalities Test in patients at presentation with clinically isolated syndrome suggestive of multiple sclerosis. BioMedSearch. Home. Advanced Search. Tools. Search Tutorial. Login. Create Free Account. Document Detail. Analysis of "task-positive" and "task-negative" functional networks during the performance of the Symbol Digit Modalities Test in patients at presentation with clinically isolated syndrome suggestive of multiple sclerosis. MedLine Citation:. PMID: 23288324 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE. Abstract/OtherAbstract:. An abnormal pattern of brain activations has been shown in patients with multiple sclerosis during the performance of several cognitive tasks. The aim of this study is to investigate abnormalities of the patterns of activation/deactivation in the functional networks related to "task-positive" and "task-negative" events during the execution of the Symbol Digit Modalities Test SDMT in pat...
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*  3967 Hwy 5, Benton, AR 72019 - Movoto
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*  Webtype > Fonts > Benton Modern Display Bold Italic Web Font
Webtype Fonts Benton Modern Display Bold Italic Web Font. It seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. Webtype works best with JavaScript enabled. Email:. Password:. Remember Me or Register Forgot password. close. Better fonts for better websites. 0 items Sign in. Introduction Fonts Tools Blog Gallery Support Your Account go. Benton Modern Display Family. Add to Favorites. Add to Cart. The Benton Modern series by Font Bureau started with the design of text styles for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Form and proportions were inspired by Morris Fuller Benton’s Century Expanded, drawn for ATF around 1900, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and newspaper face. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook. Benton Modern Display was prepared by Dyana Weissman and Richard Lipton in 36 styles of different width and weight, offering many options for distinct and flexible typography on the web. The family is made for compact headlines and splendidly large display typog...
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*  The Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
neuropsychological deficits: include difficulties with tactile and visual perception, psychomotor coordination, tactile and visual attention, nonverbal memory, reasoning, executive functions, and specific aspects of speech and language. These primary neuropsychological deficits include tactile perception, visual perception, and motor coordination. In turn, these secondary deficits lead to tertiary deficits, particularly in nonverbal memory, abstract reasoning, executive functions, and specific aspects of speech and language. academic deficits : Deficits in math calculations, mathematical reasoning, reading comprehension, specific aspects of written language, and handwriting. social-emotional/adaptational deficits :Social deficits include problems with social perception and social interaction. Children with NVLD present with a wide range of visual-spatial, visual motor, sensory, and motor deficits. These strengths include simple motor skills, auditory perception, simple auditory attention, and rote memory for ...
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*  Cognitive Exercise and Its Role in Cognitive Function in Older Adults - ResearchGate
CT programs adhering to this definition have been studied across the age and clinical spectrum, from healthy older adults to those with preclinical dementia or mild cognitive impairment MCI to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease AD. However, the paucity of randomized controlled trials makes it difficult to make Curr Psychiatry Rep 2010 12:20–2721 Page 3 Table 1 Cognitive training characteristics and cognitive outcomes in randomized controlled trials of healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease Study Sample size, n Cognitive training Control condition Duration,min/wk Total sessions, n Follow-up, mo Primary cognitive outcome measures Generalization outcome measures Scogin and Bienias 27 healthy older adults Memory strategy training by completion ofa 92-page manual No contact NR NR 36 Cognitive specific: immediate and delayed recall of 20 nouns, 15 names and faces, 15 shopping items; Benton Visual Retention Test; Digit Span Test Metamemory Questionnaire, Self-Rati...
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*  Das–Naglieri cognitive assessment system
... The 'Das–Naglieri cognitive assessment system' CAS test is an individually administered test of cognitive functioning for children and adolescents ranging from 5 through 17 years of age that was designed to assess the planning, attention, simultaneous and successive cognitive processes as described in the. History The CAS battery Planning Scale. Attention Scale. Simultaneous Scale. 1979 Das, J. Simultaneous and successive cognitive processes. CAS is based on the planning, attention-arousal, simultaneous and successive PASS cognitive processing theory or the PASS Theory of Intelligence, a modern theory within the information-processing framework Das, Naglieri & Kirby, 1994 Das, J. Assessment of cognitive processes. Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children. K-ABC has used several references to the early research of Das and his colleagues Das, Kirby & Jarman,1979 on simultaneous and successive processing, a precursor to PASS theory. verbal, as in Simultaneous Verbal, and Word-series, see next section but the...
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*  Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition ... - Ennio Cipani PhD, K
... even M. Schock MA, BCBA - Google Books. books.google.com - As a teaching and instructional guide, Functional Behavior Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment is a first-rate resource for students and young professionals new to the field of ABA or looking to expand their knowledge and practice competencies.--New England Psychologist the practicing... Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition : A Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings. Ennio Cipani PhD, Keven M. Schock MA, BCBA Springer Publishing Company, Nov 20, 2010 - Psychology - 340 pages 0 Reviews https://books.google.com/books/about/Functional Behavioral Assessment Diagnos.html?id=w8PCY7QV-BoC. Provides a methodology for functional behavioral assessment, including indirect as well as direct measurement techniques such as analogue and in-situ methods Includes innovative recommendations for conducting descriptive and trigger analyses and discusses how to use them in assessment and treatment evaluation Pre...
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*  Minocycline for HIV+ Cognitive Impairment in Uganda - Study Results - ClinicalTrials.gov
Uganda Neuropsychological Test Battery Summary measure U NP Sum is the average z-scores of the 9 neurupsychological tests:Grooved Pegboard Dominant Hand,Grooved Pegboard Non-dominant Hand,Color Trail1,Color Trail2,Symbol Digit,WHO/UCLA Verbal Learning Test Trial 5,WHO/UCLA Verbal Learning Test Delayed Recall,Digit Span-Forward,Digit Span-Backward Since the score depends on age and education levels, the raw score was standardized as follows: Zx = x x / x where Zx is the age and education adjusted z-score, x is the raw score, and x and x are the age and education stratified norms. Since the score depends on age and education levels, the raw score was standardized as follows: Zx = x x / x where Zx is the age and education adjusted z-score, x is the raw score, and x and x are the age and education stratified norms. Since the score depends on age and education levels, the raw score was standardized as follows: Zx = x x / x where Zx is the age and education adjusted z-score, x is the raw score, and x and x are the ...
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*  AC Motor Speed Controller
... Home. Circuits. This AC motor speed controller can handle most universal type brushed AC motors and other loads up to about 250W. Note that the circuit can only control brushed AC motors. R7 1 60K Ohm 1/4W Resistor. R8 1 3K Linear Taper Trim Pot. R9 1 5K Linear Taper Pot. R10 1 4.7K Linear Taper Trim Pot. R12 1 100 Ohm 1/4W Resistor. R13 1 47 Ohm 1W Resistor See Notes. TR1 1 TRIAC See Notes. Most generic TRIACs with ratings to support your load will work fine in this circuit. R13 must be chosen to match the load. Related Circuits. Air Flow Detector, Wire Loop Alarm, Simple Two Speed Contactor DC Motor Controller, 7 Segment LED Counter, Simple Lie Detector, Low Voltage Alarm, Video Stabilizer/MacroVision Removal, Pulse Width Modulation DC Motor Control, Simple Polarity Tester, Pine Racecar Victory Judge, Rain Detector, Time Delay Relay, Time Delay Relay II, Stepper Motor Controller, Touch Switch, Video Activated Relay, Digital Keypad Combination Lock, AC Motor Speed Controller, Simple Servo Controller, Wa...
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*  is there much performance difference between a 2.2 gig P4 and a 1.8 gig Celeron? | Velocity Reviews
is there much performance difference between a 2.2 gig P4 and a 1.8 gig Celeron. Velocity Reviews. Velocity Reviews Home. Forums. Computer Information. is there much performance difference between a 2.2 gig P4 and a 1.8 gig Celeron. It had a Celeron 1.8 gig CPU, 256mb ram will be upgraded ,LAN,32mb video, 40gig HD, pci slots, etc.. I could have bought a Netvista with a P4 2.2 gig CPU for the same price as the Celeron. Could I upgrade the Celeron to a P4 CPU. ----== Posted via Newsfeeds.Com - Unlimited-Unrestricted-Secure Usenet News==---- http://www.newsfeeds.com The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World. Does the shipping cost more than the computer. In any event for what you use your computer for increasing the RAM would be the wisest move to boost performance. babaloo, Mar 9, 2007. Does the shipping cost more than the computer. In any event for what you use your computer for increasing the RAM would be the wisest move to boost performance. The PC is $65, so $90 total for a IBM Netvista with 1.8 gog Celeron CPU...
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*  Increase Stepper Motor Speed - Page 2
Re: Increase Stepper Motor Speed #15 Feb 03, 2012, 03:38 am. Re: Increase Stepper Motor Speed #16 Feb 03, 2012, 03:41 am. Re: Increase Stepper Motor Speed #17 Feb 03, 2012, 03:42 am. Re: Increase Stepper Motor Speed #18 Feb 03, 2012, 03:51 am. // the previous reading from the analog input int previous = 0; void setup { // set the speed of the motor to 30 RPMs stepper.setSpeed 30 ; } void loop { // get the sensor value int val = analogRead 0 ; // move a number of steps equal to the change in the // sensor reading stepper.step val - previous ; // remember the previous value of the sensor previous = val; } there it is I told you I am simple the error code it gives me is stepper was not declared in this scope motorknob.cpp: in function void loop etc. Re: Increase Stepper Motor Speed #19 Feb 03, 2012, 04:02 am. Re: Increase Stepper Motor Speed #20 Feb 03, 2012, 04:14 am. Re: Increase Stepper Motor Speed #21 Feb 03, 2012, 04:30 am. // change this to the number of steps on your motor #define dirPin 10 #define stepPi...
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*  Gollin figure test
... multiple issues the gollin figure test is a psychological test used to assess someone s implicit and explicit memory subjects are shown a series of drawings in a sequence from least to most clear and asked to identify the image the object cannot possibly be identified in the first sketch and most people must see several of the panels before they can identify it on a retention test some time later however subjects identify the image sooner than they did on the first test indicating some form of memory for the image amnesia c subjects also show improvement on this test even though they do not recall taking the test before b kolb i q wishaw an introduction to brain and behaviour nd ed references category psychological testing...
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*  Digit Cancellation Test
... a neuropsychological test used in the diagnosis of alzheimer s disease the subject gets one of more digits s he has to cross out from a list of numbers the resulting score consists of the correctly crossed out numbers minus the incorrectly crossed out numbers references category neuropsychological tests...
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*  CAS Latency 9 vs 10 vs 11 Help - AnandTech Forums
... AnandTech Forums. CAS Latency 9 vs 10 vs 11 Help. Forums. Software. *nix Software. Forum Issues. Technical Forum Issues. 04-07-2012, 01:01 PM # 1. hardoc Junior Member. Join Date: Apr 2012 Posts: 2. Sapphire 7850 2gb memory 3. I want to have 16gb memory... What does matter is that I see that if I go wit the 2x8 the CAS latency is 10 or 11 vs the 9 on the 4x4 sticks... in the grand scheme of things, would I notice any performance difference between 4 sticks of CAS 9 vs 2 sticks 2x8 of CAS 10 or 11. hardoc. View Public Profile. Find More Posts by hardoc. 04-07-2012, 01:11 PM # 2. dma0991 Platinum Member. Join Date: Mar 2011 Posts: 2,723. Quote: Originally Posted by hardoc. in the grand scheme of things, would I notice any performance difference between 4 sticks of CAS 9 vs 2 sticks 2x8 of CAS 10 or 11. Because Quote: Originally Posted by hardoc. and Quote: Originally Posted by hardoc. dma0991. View Public Profile. Find More Posts by dma0991. 04-07-2012, 01:45 PM # 3. DigDog Diamond Member. You may not post...
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*  Long-term cognitive impairment too common after critical illness -- ScienceDaily
... Long-term cognitive impairment too common after critical illness. Patients treated in intensive care units across the globe are entering their medical care with no evidence of cognitive impairment but oftentimes leaving with deficits similar to those seen in patients with traumatic brain injury TBI or mild Alzheimer's disease AD that persists for at least a year, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Delirium, a form of acute brain dysfunction common during critical illness, has consistently been shown to be associated with higher mortality, but this large study of medical and surgical ICU patients demonstrates that it is associated with long-term cognitive impairment in ICU survivors as well. Long-Term Cognitive Impairment after Critical Illness. "Long-term cognitive impairment too common after critical illness." ScienceDaily. Long-term cognitive impairment too common after critical illness. "Long-term cognitive impairment too common after critical illness." S...
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*  Does Hypoxia Affect Intensive Care Unit Delirium or Long-Term Cognitive Impairment After Multiple Tr
... auma Without Intracranial Hemorrhage. Article Does Hypoxia Affect Intensive Care Unit Delirium or Long-Term Cognitive Impairment After Multiple Trauma Without Intracranial Hemorrhage. ABSTRACT Within the traumatic brain injury population, outcomes are affected by hypoxic events in the early injury period. We hypothesize that intensive care unit ICU delirium and long-term cognitive impairment LTCI are more likely in patients who have a hypoxic event within the first 48 hours of ICU admission. Hypoxic events in the ICU do not have a direct correlation with ICU delirium or LTCI in the patients with multiple injuries without evidence of intracranial hemorrhage. Page 1 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Does Hypoxia Affect Intensive Care Unit Delirium or Long-Term Cognitive Impairment After Multiple Trauma Without Intracranial Hemorrhage. We hypothesize that intensive care unit ICU delirium and long-term cognitive impairment LTCI are more likely in patients who have a hypoxic event within the first 48 hours of ICU admission. Pr...
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*  Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
... Skip to Content Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities University of Colorado Boulder. Declaration of The Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access. Cognitive Technology Database. Welcome to the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities The Institute was established in 2001 by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado System. Declaration Commentaries Declaration Commentary by Bill Coleman. Bill Coleman has posted the fouteenth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration. Peter Blanck has posted the eleventh in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration. Mary Kay Rizzolo has posted the tenth in an ongoing series of commentaries on The Declaration. Community News & Events Personalization Computing Project Funding "Disability Innovation Fund-Automated Personalization Computing Project." Funding available from Rehabilitation Services Administration RSA. Technology, Disability & Aging Expo 2015 The Technology, Disability Aging Exp...
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*  Mild Cognitive Impairment at Parkinsons Disease Diagnosis Linked With Higher Risk for Early Demen
... tia Stavanger University Hospital Study. Post Jobs. Jobs. News by Disease. Search News. Mild Cognitive Impairment at Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis Linked With Higher Risk for Early Dementia, Stavanger University Hospital Study. 3/26/2013 7:39:17 AM Mild cognitive impairment at the time of Parkinson disease PD diagnosis appears to be associated with an increased risk for early dementia in a Norwegian study, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. Patients with PD have an increased risk for dementia PDD compared with healthy individuals and researchers sought to examine the course of mild cognitive impairment MCI and its progression to dementia in a group of patients with PD. Read at EurekAlert. Read at MedicalXpress. Related News University of Wisconsin Researchers Discover the Brain Origins of Variation in Pathological Anxiety Vitamin D Benefits Breathing In Tuberculosis Patients, Catholic University of Korea Study Night Shifts May be Linked to Increased...
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*  Medical Xpress - cognitive disabilities
... Home cognitive disabilities. News tagged with cognitive disabilities. sort by:. Date. 6 hours. 12 hours. 1 day. 3 days. all. Rank. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. LiveRank. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. Popular. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes. New study on brain exercises for healthy ageing in people with Down syndrome. Researchers specialising in ageing in persons with an intellectual disability at Trinity College Dublin have just begun a new study to examine if cognitive training for adults with Down syndrome can have a protective effect ... May 19, 2015 300 0. Psychology & Psychiatry. Research shows brain differences in children with dyslexia and dysgraphia. University of Washington research shows that using a single category of learning disability to qualify students with written language challenges for special education services is not scientifically supported. Some students ... Apr 28, 2015 27 0. Genetics. Link between autism genes and higher intelligence, study s...
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*  Smoking, drinking, and incident cognitive impairment: a cohort community based study included in the
... Gospel Oak project -- Cervilla et al. Article. Smoking, drinking, and incident cognitive impairment: a cohort community based study included in the Gospel Oak project J A Cervilla,. Current smoking status predicted cognitive impairment risk ratio RR 3.7; 95% confidence interval 95% CI =1.1–12.3 independently from sex, age, alcohol, occupational class, education, handicap, depression, and baseline cognitive function. Both models were adjusted for age, sex, time 1 OBS score, time 1 depression, occupational class, education, and handicap. After adjusting for age, sex, time 1 OBS score, time 1 depression, occupational class, education, handicap, and either alcohol before the age of 65 model 1 or after the age of 65 model 2, those subjects who were current smokers were at a significantly higher risk of being cognitively impaired than never smokers or ex-smokers. SMOKING AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT Current smokers were between 3.6 times model 1 and four times model 2 more likely to be cognitively impaired than ne...
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*  The influence of latent viral infection on rate cognitive decline over four years
... Login. Home → Research Collections → Epidemiology, Department of SPH → View Item. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. The influence of latent viral infection on rate cognitive decline over four years. Aiello, Allison E.; Haan, M. N.; Moore, K. A.; Blythe, L.; Gonzalez, J. K.; Jagust, W. Aiello, Allison E.; Haan, M. N.; Moore, K. A.; Blythe, L.; Gonzalez, J. K.; Jagust, W. 2006. Citation: Journal of American Geriatrics Society 54:1046-54 http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55418. Handle:. http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55418. Show full item record. Download. Name: Aiello A, The ... Size: 116.5KB. Format: PDF. This item appears in the following Collection s. Public Health, School of SPH. Epidemiology, Department of SPH. Search Deep Blue. Search query. Advanced Search. Browse by. Communities Collections. Titles. Authors. Subjects. Date. My Account. Login. Information. About Deep Blue. Help. Contact Us....
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*  Mental Status Exam
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*  .. Cognitive Impairment Following the ICU Experience .. Instructor: TBD
cognitive impairment following the icu experience text increase font size decrease font size print instructor tbd length hours recent reports show that medical and surgical management of acute illnesses can result in new or accelerated cognitive decline in survivors this is most likely to occur in older patients with co morbidities and less reserve but may also be devastating and costly for younger patients unable to return to work critical care healthcare professionals must be concerned not only with hospital survival but also with preservation of survivors cognitive abilities prevention of functional decline and quality of life this program will provide an overview of cognitive impairment that follows hospitalization in an intensive care unit a review of risk factors and strategies for modifying them will review effective treatment after discharge at the end of this program participants will be able to define cognitive impairment identify the risk factors for icu related long term cognitive impairment descr...
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*  RE: Mail order catalogues was Re: Cognition Simulation from Anne Pemberton on 2001-08-30 (w3c-wai-gl
RE: Mail order catalogues was Re: Cognition Simulation from Anne Pemberton on 2001-08-30 w3c-wai-gl@w3.org from July to September 2001. W3C home. Mailing lists. Public. w3c-wai-gl@w3.org. July to September 2001. RE: Mail order catalogues was Re: Cognition Simulation. This message : Related messages :. From : Anne Pemberton apembert@. Date : Thu, 30 Aug 2001 18:15:13 -0400 Message-Id : 5.1.0.14.0.20010830173309.00a05880@pop.erols.com. To : Charles F. Munat. chas@., WAI GL. w3c-wai-gl@. Chas, At 11:15 PM 8/29/01 -0700, Charles F. Munat wrote: Anne: I'm not sure that judicious use of graphics will accommodate the folks who need it so much as a comprehensive use of graphics to enhance comprehensibility on we pages .... I think that maybe the problem here is confusion about the meaning of the word judicious. According to my dictionary, it means Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful. [Webster's New World, 2nd College Edition] Nowhere in sound judgment, wise, or careful is ...
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*  global cognitive function
... Home About us Contact. Global Cognitive Function global + cognitive function. Distribution by Scientific Domains. Medical Sciences 100%. Selected Abstracts Serum Calcium and Cognitive Function in Old Age. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, Issue 11 2007 Miranda T. Schram PhD OBJECTIVES: To determine whether serum calcium is associated with cognitive function in elderly individuals in the general population. DESIGN: Prospective follow-up study of two independent, population-based cohorts. SETTING: The Rotterdam Study median follow-up 11 years and the Leiden 85-plus Study median follow-up 5 years. PARTICIPANTS: Three thousand nine hundred ninety-four individuals, mean age 71, from the Rotterdam Study and 560 individuals, all aged 85, from the Leiden 85-plus Study. MEASUREMENTS: Global cognitive function was assessed in both cohorts using the Mini-Mental State Examination; attention, psychomotor speed, and memory function were assessed in the Leiden 85-plus Study only. Linear regression and linear mixe...
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*  Cognitive Disability Complicates Search And Rescue | KUER
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*  Postoperative cognitive dysfunction
... It occurs most commonly in older patients and those with pre-existing cognitive impairment. It may be mediated by the body's inflammatory response to surgery. Epidemiology Causes Footnotes Further reading External links. POCD is common after cardiac surgery, and recent studies have now verified that POCD also exists after major non-cardiac surgery, although at a lower incidence. The risk of POCD increases with age, and the type of surgery is also important because there is a very low incidence associated with minor surgery. POCD is common in adult patients of all ages at hospital discharge after major noncardiac surgery, but only the elderly aged 60 years or older are at significant risk for long-term cognitive problems. Patients with POCD are at an increased risk of death in the first year after surgery. POCD is just as likely to occur after operations under regional anesthesia as under general anesthesia. More likely after major operations than minor operations. People with lower educational level are ...
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*  Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk of Age-Related Cognitive Decline, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
... DC News Update. Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk of Age-Related Cognitive Decline, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease By James P. Meschino, DC, MS The Neuroprotective Effects of Omega-3 Fats: Biological Mechanisms Several recent studies suggest higher intake and blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids may help to reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 8-11 The epidemiological and experimental studies suggest omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. More specifically, the results showed that elderly men who consumed an average of approximately 400 mg per day of omega-3 fatty acids from EPA and DHA had significantly less cognitive decline over the five-year period than did those consuming an average of approximately 20 mg per day of omega-3 fatty acids. 7 Summary A number of epidemiological studies and experimental studies suggest higher intake levels, brain levels and blood levels of EPA and DHA may help preserve cognitive function as we age, and red...
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*  Medical Xpress - cognitive decline
... Home cognitive decline. News tagged with cognitive decline. sort by:. Date. 6 hours. 12 hours. 1 day. 3 days. all. Rank. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. LiveRank. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. Popular. Last day. 1 week. 1 month. all. Related topics: dementia · older adults · alzheimer s disease · cognitive functioning · brain. Neuroscience. Increased activity in older brains may point to new avenues for treating memory loss. Northwestern Medicine scientists have examined activity in a little-studied part of the brain associated with memory and found for the first time the reason that neurons there become more active in old age, findings that ... Sep 22, 2015 153 0. Alzheimer's disease & dementia. Identifying typical patterns in the progression towards Alzheimer's disease. How the brain progresses from mild cognitive impairment MCI to Alzheimer's-type dementia has been an enigma for the scientific community. However, a recent study by the team of Dr. Sylvie Belleville, PhD, Director of the ... Sep 18, 2...
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*  Study Finds Improved Cognitive Health among Older Americans, February 25, 2008 News Release - Natio
... nal Institutes of Health NIH. Study Finds Improved Cognitive Health among Older Americans Rates of cognitive impairment among older Americans are on the decline, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health NIH comparing the cognitive health of older people in 1993 and 2002. Higher levels of education were associated with better cognitive health. These data suggest that we may be experiencing a shift in the cognitive health of older Americans, said Richard J. The National Institute on Aging NIA, part of the National Institutes of Health NIH, and Harvard University, funded the study conducted by Kenneth M. The data come from the NIA-supported Health and Retirement Study HRS, a national, longitudinal examination of health, retirement and economic conditions of more than 20,000 men and women over 50. The scientists then followed each group for two years to track death rates. They also looked at levels of education, income, and other factors in each group, finding that the 2002 part...
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*  UT College of Liberal Arts
... Search the College of Liberal Arts. GIVE. Academic Units. Graduate Resources. Undergraduate Resources. Courses. Online Courses. Dean's Office. Alumni Giving. Faculty by Department. Staff Faculty Resources. LAITS: IT Facilities. Search the College of Liberal Arts. Academics Students Research Alumni Giving Faculty Staff About. Self-Reported Cognitive Difficulties May Indicate Early Signs of Cerebrovascular Disease, Research Shows. Wed, Oct 5, 2011. AUSTIN, Texas Middle-aged adults at risk for cardiovascular disease CVD can perceive and complain about related cognitive difficulties long before standard neuropsychological screening tools detect any problems, according to a recent study from The University of Texas at Austin. The topic of subjective complaints is widely debated among researchers, some of whom feel very strongly that these complaints relate more to emotional state and personality than to objective functioning, says Andreana Haley, lead author of the study, which was published in the Journal of...
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*  Brain circuitry loss may be an early sign of cognitive decline -- ScienceDaily
... Brain circuitry loss may be an early sign of cognitive decline. Date: September 9, 2013 Source: University of California - Davis Health System Summary: The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain may provide the earliest clues to future cognitive decline, long before healthy older people exhibit clinical symptoms of memory loss or dementia. The degeneration of a small, wishbone-shaped structure deep inside the brain may provide the earliest clues to future cognitive decline, long before healthy older people exhibit clinical symptoms of memory loss or dementia, a study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center has found. University of California - Davis Health System. "Brain circuitry loss may be an early sign of cognitive decline." ScienceDaily. University of California - Davis Health System. Brain circuitry loss may be an early sign of cognitive decline. Retrieved October 5, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130909172219.htm University of ...
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*  What Is Impaired Cognition? (with pictures)
What Is Impaired Cognition. wise GEEK clear answers for common questions. What Is Impaired Cognition. Cognitive impairment from aging is usually a precursor to dementia. Cognitive impairment may be managed through the application of therapy in some cases. Medication may be used to treat some cases of impaired cognition. For some people, cognitive impairment is the result of the normal process of aging. wiseGEEK Slideshows These 10 animal facts will amaze you Top 10 amazing movie makeup transformations Top 10 facts about the world Top 10 unbelievable historical concurrencies 10 most extreme places on Earth You won't believe these 10 facts about people Adorable animal families that will make you "aww" Can you see through these real-life optical illusions. Cognition refers to mental processes that involve the use of the brain as part of the daily functions of understanding, reasoning and thinking. A cognitive impairment may be the result of an accident that involves an injury to the brain or it may be the result...
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*  CCR2
'C-C chemokine receptor type 2' 'CCR2' or 'CD192' cluster of differentiation 192 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the 'CCR2' gene. CCR2 is a chemokine receptor. Gene Function Animal studies Clinical significance See also References Further reading External links. This CCR2 gene is located in the chemokine receptor gene cluster region. This gene encodes two isoforms of a receptor for monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 CCL2, a chemokine which specifically mediates monocyte chemotaxis. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 is involved in monocyte infiltration in inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis as well as in the inflammatory response against tumors. In an observational study of gene expression in blood leukocytes in humans, Harries 'et al.' found evidence of a relationship between expression of 'CCR2' and cognitive function assessed using the mini-mental state examination, MMSE. 5 Higher 'CCR2' expression was associated with worse performance on the MMSE assessment of cognitive function. ...
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*  Plaque in brain could guide treatment decisions for patients at risk for Alzheimer's
... Plaque in brain could guide treatment decisions for patients at risk for Alzheimer's Published on March 11, 2014 at 8:06 AM. Brain imaging using radioactive dye can detect early evidence of Alzheimer's disease that may predict future cognitive decline among adults with mild or no cognitive impairment, according to a 36-month follow-up study led by Duke Medicine. The national, multicenter study confirms earlier findings suggesting that identifying silent beta-amyloid plaque build-up in the brain could help guide care and treatment decisions for patients at risk for Alzheimer's. The current study, which enrolled 152 adults ages 50 and older, was designed to assess whether silent pathological changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer's and detected with positron emission tomography PET can predict cognitive decline. Of the participants, 69 had normal cognitive function at the start of the study, 52 had been recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, and 31 were diagnosed with Al...
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*  Cholesterol Metabolism in the Brain and Dementia - D-Scholarship@Pitt
We examined the relationship between plasma oxysterol metabolites and cerebrovascular disease, amyloid deposition in the brain, and incident cognitive impairment using two longitudinal cohorts of older adults with extensive characterization of cognition and brain structure. Quantitative marker of brain structure were prior to clinical disease using magnetic resonance imaging MRI and positron emission tomography PET .Results: Our review found inconsistent associations between brain-derived plasma oxysterols and AD. Our original research examined the longitudinal association between oxysterols, cognition and brain imaging markers in non-demented older adults. We found higher levels of brain-derived oxysterols were associated with MRI markers of cerebrovascular disease and a greater risk of cognitive impairment over 8 years of follow-up. Brain-derived plasma oxysterols may be an important marker of underlying cerebrovascular disease preceding cognitive impairment and risk for developing cognitive impairment. We ...
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*  JAMA Network | JAMA Neurology | Diabetes, Glucose Control, and 9-Year Cognitive Decline Among Old
Diabetes, Glucose Control, and 9-Year Cognitive Decline Among Older Adults Without Dementia. Article. COMMENT. ARTICLE INFORMATION. Objectives To determine if prevalent and incident diabetes mellitus DM increase risk of cognitive decline and if, among elderly adults with DM, poor glucose control is related to worse cognitive performance. Participants with prevalent DM had lower baseline test scores than participants without DM 3MS: 88.8 vs 90.9; DSST: 32.5 vs 36.3, respectively; t = 6.09; P = .001 for both tests. Compared with those without DM, participants with prevalent DM had slightly lower mean 3MS baseline scores 89.7 vs 90.5; t = 2.5; P = .01 and DSST scores 34.3 vs 35.5; t = 2.24; P = .03 Figure 1. After an average of 9 years, participants with prevalent DM had significantly greater decline on both the 3MS t = 2.66; P = .008 and the DSST t = 3.69; P = .001 compared with those without DM Table 2. Among participants with prevalent DM with an HbA 1c value, at a mean follow-up of 3.5 years, those with a mi...
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*  Gallery: The top ingredients for cognitive health
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*  Study Finds that Cognitive Status Predicts Functional Decline in ALS | MDA/ALS Newsmagazine
Study Finds that Cognitive Status Predicts Functional Decline in ALS. Study Finds that Cognitive Status Predicts Functional Decline in ALS. Results from a new study suggest that the presence of cognitive impairment in the first 12 months after diagnosis is associated with a more rapid decline in muscle function in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, while absence of early cognitive impairment is associated with slower functional decline. People who have both ALS and FTD are said to have ALS-FTD. Of the 186 people who participated in the study, 22 were found to have ALS-FTD. Data showed that cognitive impairment — particularly difficulties with executive dysfunction — that appeared within the first 12 months after receiving an ALS diagnosis was associated with higher study dropout rates and faster decline in motor progression. Study participants in whom no cognitive abnormality was detected at baseline the first study visit had slower rates of motor decline and a tendency to remain "cognitively intact."...
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*  Obese in Middle Age? You May Suffer Faster Cognitive Decline Later On | TIME.com
Obese in Middle Age. TIME.com. Time.com. Subscribe Newsletters Feedback Privacy Policy Your California Privacy Rights Terms of Use Ad Choices. 2015 Time Inc. Sign In Subscribe. Obese in Middle Age. Maintaining a normal weight in midlife may be a good way to keep your brain healthy as you age. If you re obese in middle age and you have high blood pressure or other metabolic abnormalities — like high blood sugar or low HDL good cholesterol — you may be setting yourself up for faster cognitive decline over time than your normal weight peers, a recent study found. Thirty-one percent of the participants had two or more metabolic abnormalities — including high blood pressure or taking medication for it, low levels of HDL, high blood sugar or taking diabetes medication and high triglycerides or taking cholesterol-lowering drugs. Among the obese participants, 60% were considered metabolically abnormal. Based on the participants test performance, the researchers found that those who were obese and metabolically abnorm...
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*  Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment
... 'Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment' 'PCCI' also known as 'chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction' or 'impairment', 'chemo brain', or 'chemo fog' describes the cognitive impairment that can result from chemotherapy treatment. The clinical relevance of PCCI is significant, considering the increasing number of long-term cancer survivors in the population, many of whom may have been treated with aggressive dosing of chemotherapeutic agents, or with chemotherapy as an adjuvant to other forms of treatment. The importance of hormones, particularly estrogen, on cognitive function is underscored by the presence of cognitive impairment in breast cancer patients before chemotherapy is begun, the similarity of the cognitive impairments to several menopausal symptoms, the increased rate of PCCI in pre-menopausal women, and the fact that the symptoms can frequently be reversed by taking estrogen. Deficits in visuo-spatial, visual-motor, and visual memory functions are among the symptoms seen in post-chemother...
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*  Canine cognitive dysfunction
... 'Canine Cognitive Dysfunction CCD ' is a disease prevalent in dogs that exhibit symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer's disease shown in humans. As the dog ages, nerve cells die, and cerebrospinal fluid fills the empty space left by the dead nerve cells. 3 Clinical signs Diagnosis Treatment Precautions References. Clinical signs. Dogs with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction may exhibit many symptoms associated senile behavior and dementia. http://www.lapoflove.com/diseases/CognitiveDysfunctionSyndrome.pdf Although some of these symptoms may be attributed to old age itself, when they are exhibited together, there is a higher likelihood of CCD. furniture, corners of rooms Interaction changes – decreased interest in social interaction i.e. Medical diagnoses that may contribute to these symptoms include thyroid disorders, Cushing's disease, diabetes, kidney disease, musculoskeletal disease, cancer, liver problems, and sensory loss. There is no cure for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, but there are medical aids to help m...
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*  Psych Central - Smoking linked to accelerated cognitive decline in the elderly
... Quizzes News Experts Ask the Therapist Blogs Experts Daily News Research Updates World of Psychology Research Resources Find a clinical Trial Resources Forums Support Groups Find Help Ask the Therapist Drugs Medications Find a Therapist Psychotherapy 101 Forums Support Groups Take a Quiz Mood Tracker Pro. Home Conditions Quizzes Ask the Therapist Drugs Blogs News Research Resources Find Help Psychotherapy 101 Forums Support Groups Pro. Smoking linked to accelerated cognitive decline in the elderly. The rate of decline was found to be an average of five times higher per year in current smokers than those who never smoked. Among those who never smoked 41 percent, the MMSE score declined .03 points per year. The score for current smokers 22 percent declined .16 points per year, about five times more. Former smokers 37 percent dropped .06 points per year. "On the group level, rates of change are more informative and show that smoking has an impact on cognitive function in the elderly." Greater cognitive decl...
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*  Socializing may keep elderly minds sharp | Senior Solutions - Home
Socializing may keep elderly minds sharp. Senior Solutions - Home. Socializing may keep elderly minds sharp. Published On: Oct 29 2012 09:52:48 AM EDT. By Pure Matters. The team at Rush University Medical Center found that elderly people with the highest levels of social activity -- doing things such as visiting friends, going to parties or attending church -- showed much lower levels of cognitive decline than those who were the least socially active. The study included 1,138 adults, average age 80, who are participants in the ongoing Rush Memory and Aging Project. At the start of the study, none of the participants had any signs of cognitive impairment. They were assessed annually and provided information about their social activities. The study participants were tested for various types of cognitive function, including memory, perceptual speed the ability to quickly and accurately compare things and visuospatial ability the capacity to visually perceive the spatial relationship between objects. Over an aver...
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*  Four boxes test
... the four boxes test is a computer based test used to measure reaction times in the test a black circle appears in one of four boxes on the screen and the patient presses the corresponding key on the keyboard as quickly as possible the next circle appears after ms until circles have been exposed the computer measures the time the subject takes to complete the test and the number of errors they make the test has been used to measure long term cognitive dysfunction in elderly people who have undergone an operation when subjects had undergone anesthesia with different drugs and were then tested using the stroop colour and word interference test the digit symbol substitution test and the four boxes test recovery times varied both by anesthetic and by type of test other studies have shown that there is an association between postoperative cognitive dysfunction pocd and impaired performance in the four boxes test but that the test is not a good predictor of pocd references category neuropsychological tests...
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*  Sun Advocate - Developing and maintaining "cognitive health" is important to quality of life - July
... 4, 2002. Today is October 6, 2015. Front Page. July 4, 2002. Carbon Senior Scene. Developing and maintaining "cognitive health" is importan... Published 4,842 days ago. Developing and maintaining "cognitive health" is important to quality of life. Print Page. Email Page. Share. Get Reprints. As brain research advances, experts are finding that some physical and mental changes typically associated with aging may not be normal, but the result of treatable and preventable health conditions. By some estimates, only 30 percent of physical aging can be traced to genes. The rest is up to the individual. According to the AARP Andrus Foundation, developing and maintaining "cognitive health" is as important to a person's quality of life at any age as maintaining good physical health. A series of four booklets, Staying Sharp: Current Advances in Brain Research, provides information and tips based on research. The booklets were derived from public forums conducted in partnership with the Dana Alliance for Brain Init...
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*  Innomed: AddNeuroMed Study
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*  Innomed: AddNeuroMed Study
innomed addneuromed study home contact the innovative medicines initiative scientific aims and objectives of addneuromed the addneuromed objectives are to produce improve experimental models of alzheimer s for biomarker discovery identify a biomarker for alzheimer s disease suitable for diagnosis especially early diagnosis prediction in particular helping to identify those people with mild cognitive impairment at increased risk of developing dementia monitoring disease progression for use in clinical trials and in clinical practice more details public aims and objectives of addneuromed the overall aim of addneuromed is to find a biomarker for alzheimer s disease a biomarker is a test that can be used to help diagnose a condition or to help monitor a condition or response to treatment biomarkers are used in many areas of medicine both in ordinary medical practice and also in research especially in clinical trials more details addneuromed as part of innomed is a precursor of the innovative medicines initiative ...
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*  Frank Dylla | Cognitive Systems
Frank Dylla. Cognitive Systems Site Network: Cognitive Systems. SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition. Universit t Bremen. Site menu: Home News Research Areas Projects Teaching Staff Publications Login. Frank Dylla. About me I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Cognitive Systems Group CoSy, Universit t Bremen and principal investigator of the 'SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition' project R3- Reasoning about Paths, Shapes Configurations. Interests The core of my research deals with qualitative spatial and temporal reasoning QSTR, spatial change, cognitive robotics, reasoning about action and change RAC, cognitive systems, and applied ontologies. Project In my doctoral thesis An Agent Control Perspective on Qualitative Spatial Reasoning - Towards More Intuitive Spatial Agent Development I investigated how qualitative spatial calculi can be applied to model an generate collision avoidance behavior in accordance to the official regulations of the International Maritime Organization IMO. Spatial Cognition. Projects: Cogniti...
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*  Literature and Cognitive Difference: SAMLA Convention, Nov. 2013 | cfp.english.upenn.edu
Literature and Cognitive Difference: SAMLA Convention, Nov. cfp.english.upenn.edu. cfp.english.upenn.edu a service provided by penn english subscribe to CFP. search the archive. categories. african-american. american. bibliography and history of the book. childrens literature. classical studies. cultural studies and historical approaches. ecocriticism and environmental studies. eighteenth century. ethnicity and national identity. gender studies and sexuality. graduate conferences. interdisciplinary. international conferences. journals and collections of essays. modernist studies. popular culture. postcolonial. professional topics. science and culture. twentieth century and beyond. Home Literature and Cognitive Difference: SAMLA Convention, Nov. full name / name of organization: Mark Osteen / Society for Critical Exchange. contact email: mosteen@loyola.edu. SAMLA 2013. Literature and Cognitive Difference. Accompanying the popular recent attention to autism and neurological disorders has been the publication of...
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*  Perspectives on the dynamic development of cognitive capacities - BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional R
... esearch Online. . BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online. Home. About. Browse by Year. Browse by School. Browse by Person. Browse by Journal. Browse by Types. Login. Create Account. Perspectives on the dynamic development of cognitive capacities. Karmiloff-Smith, Annette 2012 Perspectives on the dynamic development of cognitive capacities. Current Opinion in Neurology 25 2, pp. 106-111. ISSN 1350-7540. Full text not available from this repository. Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/WCO.0b013e3283518130. Abstract. Purpose of review: This article identifies an increasing change from rather static approaches to neurodevelopmental disorders and the search for 'intact' and 'impaired' domain-specific modules, to more recent dynamic perspectives that take account of cross-domain interactions and changes over developmental time. Recent findings: Research on Williams syndrome is taken as a model, used to demonstrate the static versus dynamic perspectives, covering new work on social cogniti...
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*  Medical Xpress: The research is in: Physical activity enhances cognition
... The research is in: Physical activity enhances cognition February 17, 2013. Exercise doesn't only strengthen your heart and muscles – it also beefs up your brain. Dozens of studies now show that aerobic exercise can increase the size of critical brain structures and improve cognition in children and older adults. University of Illinois psychology professor Art Kramer, a nationally recognized expert on the role of physical fitness on cognition, will discuss these brain-changing outcomes at a session of the 2013 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston on Feb. 16. Kramer is the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the U. of I. "Populations throughout the industrialized world are becoming increasing sedentary as a result of the changing nature of work and leisure activities," Kramer said. "As a result of these societal changes, increases in diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers are increasing. Physical a...
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*  Genes to Cognition Project
... Genes to Cognition G2C is a neuroscience research programme that studies gene s, the brain and behaviour in an integrated manner. It is engaged in a large-scale investigation of the function of molecules found at the synapse. This is mainly focused on proteins that interact with the NMDA receptor, a receptor for the neurotransmitter, glutamate, which is required for processes of synaptic plasticity such as long-term potentiation LTP. One key discovery that led to the G2C project was the characterization of a group of proteins that interact with this receptor, called the "NMDA Receptor Complex NRC " and the observation that dysfunctions of many of these proteins are characteristic of numerous diseases of the nervous system. Proteomic analysis of NMDA receptor-adhesion protein signaling complexes. Nature Neuroscience 3, 661-669 2000 The NRC contains 185 proteins, 48 of which have so far been implicated in 54 human nervous system disorders. Synapse proteomics of multiprotein complexes: en route from genes t...
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*  Cognitive skill
... cognitive functioning is a term referring to a human s ability to process to thoughts that should not deplete on a large scale in healthy individuals cognition mainly refers to things like memory the ability to learn new information speech understanding of written material the brain is usually capable of learning new skills in the aforementioned areas typically in early childhood and of developing personal thoughts and beliefs about the world old age and disease may affect cognitive function causing memory loss and trouble thinking of the right words while speaking or writing drawing a blank multiple sclerosis ms for example can eventually cause memory loss an inability to grasp new concepts or information and depleted verbal fluency not all with the condition will experience this side effect and most will retain their general intellect and the ability humans generally have a capacity for cognitive function once born so almost every person is capable of learning or remembering however this is tested usin...
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*  How to maintain a healthy brain | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
How to maintain a healthy brain. SanDiegoUnionTribune.com. Text Alerts. News +. Health. Communities. Chargers. NFL. Chargers stadium. Business +. Real Estate. Small Business. Finance. People. Food / Cooking. Guides. Special Forces. News. Business. News Obituaries. The San Diego Union-Tribune allows marketers to connect directly with the our audience by enabling them to create content and participate in the conversation. An estimated 5.5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer's disease. As baby boomers age, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease will increase dramatically. Diane Darby Beach, MPH, Ed.D, director of education and outreach for Vista Gardens Memory Care Community, explains what people can do to keep their brain functioning properly. Recent research studies show that regular physical exercise three to four times a week may have significantly positive effects on brain function. If one can combine cardio or aerobic exercise with strength and flexibility training, this will provide the great...
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*  Category:Symptoms and signs: Cognition, perception, emotional state and behaviour
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*  Jakub Voracek Used To Have Cognitive Abilities, Until Niklas Kronwall Exploded Him
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*  Clinical Neuropsychology Concentration | Department of Psychology | Drexel University
Clinical Neuropsychology Concentration. Advanced Search. Home Academics News & Events Research Clinic Resources Contact About. Clinical Neuropsychology Concentration. Clinical Neuropsychology Concentration. The clinical neuropsychology concentration includes courses, research, and clinical experiences designed to train the students for professional practice in neuropsychology. The knowledge of brain-behavior functioning and the incorporation of neuropsychological conceptualizations with traditional clinical conceptualizations of functioning are aimed at providing the student with a wider perspective regarding the range of human functioning and disability. One neuropsychology practicum 800 hours A neuropsychology-focused thesis and dissertation Required classes: Brain and Behavior, Neuropsychological Assessment, Case Analysis and Integration At least two neuropsychology electives: Cognitive Neuroscience, Rehabilitation Psychology, Neuroimaging and Physiology of Behavior, Advanced Neuropsychology Assessment and...
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*  Clinical Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurology of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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*  9780195384871 | Clinical Neuropsychology | Heilman, Kenneth M.; Valenstein, Edward @knetbooks.com
Clinical Neuropsychology. Heilman, Kenneth M.; Valenstein, Edward @knetbooks.com. FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER. RETURN MY RENTAL. MY ACCOUNT. HELP. FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER. RETURN BY: 12/21/2015 You may extend rentals at any time. Clinical Neuropsychology by: Heilman, Kenneth M. ; Valenstein, Edward. Why Rent from Knetbooks. Because Knetbooks knows college students. Our rental program is designed to save you time and money. Top 5 reasons to order all your textbooks from Knetbooks: We have the lowest prices on thousands of popular textbooks Free shipping both ways on ALL orders Most orders ship within 48 hours Need your book longer than expected. Now in its Fifth Edition,Clinical Neuropsychologyreviews the major neurobehavioral disorders associated with brain dysfunction and injury. Like previous editions of this book, the Fifth Edition focuses on the clinical presentation of the major neurobehavioral syndromes, including symptoms, signs, methods of assessment that are useful for diagnosis, and also their...
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*  LINGUIST List 9.760: Cognitive Neuropsychology,Language Engineering
... LINGUIST List 9.760 Thu May 21 1998 Jobs: Cognitive Neuropsychology,Language Engineering Editor for this issue: Julie Wilson julie linguistlist.org. Dr James M Scobbie, Funded PhD in cognitive neuropsychology of speech and language Ruslan Mitkov, Research Fellow in Language Engineering. Message 1: Funded PhD in cognitive neuropsychology of speech and language Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 10:00:59 +0100 From: Dr James M Scobbie j.scobbie sls.qmced.ac.uk Subject: Funded PhD in cognitive neuropsychology of speech and language Applications are invited for one Research Studentship in the area of Cognitive neuropsychology of speech and language: efficacy of interventions; assessment of dysarthria PhD Fees and a stipend of approx pounds 5,000 are paid for 3 years. Department of Speech and Language Sciences, Queen Margaret College Edinburgh Scotland Contact Dr Carmel Lum, c.lum sls.qmced.ac.uk +44 131 317 3686= for details. Dept website is http://sls.qmced.ac.uk Deadline 22 May 1998 reference SLD/2 For application for...
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*  Neuropsychology
... is a relatively new discipline within the field of psychology. It has taken hundreds of years to develop our understanding of the brain and how it affects our behaviors. At the time, Descartes was convinced the mind had control over the behaviors of the body controlling the man – but also that the body could have influence over the mind, which is referred to as dualism. Armed with the understanding that specific, independent areas of the brain are responsible for articulation and understanding of speech, the brains abilities were finally being acknowledged as the complex and highly intricate organ that it is. Clinical neuropsychology is the application of neuropsychological knowledge to the assessment see neuropsychological test and neuropsychological assessment, management, and rehabilitation of people who have suffered illness or injury particularly to the brain which has caused neurocognitive problems. Cognitive neuropsychology is a relatively new development and has emerged as a distillation of the c...
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*  Clinical Neuropsychology - American Board of Professional Psychology
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*  Psych Central: Division 40 Clinical Neuropsychology (APA)
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*  Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital : Specialized Services : Neuropsychology Services : Program Descript
... ion. See what's new at Madonna. Contact Us Madonna is one of the largest independent rehabilitation hospitals in the country, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital-Lincoln Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital-Bellevue Researcher. Clinical Informatics Center of Excellence. Specialized Services. Neuropsychology Services Neuropsychology Services Overview. Neuropsychology Services. Madonna's Neuropsychology Department is an integral part of Madonna's comprehensive rehabilitation programs. The department includes a diverse group of neuropsychologists, rehabilitation counselors, post-doctoral residents and graduate student interns. The Neuropsychology Department serves both inpatients and outpatients, with staff members on all of Madonna's CARF-accredited rehabilitation teams: brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and pediatrics. The Neuropsychology department provides a variety of services, including neuropsychological assessment, adjus...
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*  Neuropsychology
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*  Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship - Children's National Health System
... Find a Provider. Education and Training. Residency Programs. Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs. Other Pediatric Fellowship Programs. Other Pediatric Fellowship Programs. The Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children s National Health System offers two-year, full-time postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology. The postdoctoral training program at Children's National belongs to the Association for Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology APPCN, and is therefore designed to meet the criteria set forth by the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Applicants should have completed APA/CPA-approved doctoral programs in Clinical, School, or Counseling Psychology and an APA/CPA-accredited predoctoral internship. Usually this would be an APA- or CPA-approved PhD or PsyD program in Clinical Psychology or Neuropsychology. Substantial prior clinical experience in both neuropsychology and in child and adolescent/ pediatric psychology. Q: Can I apply if ...
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*  Neuropsychological Services Rehabilitation Therapy, WakeMed Raleigh, NC
... About WakeMed Rehab. Brain Injury Program. About WakeMed Rehab. WakeMed's Neuropsychology Services. How to Make an Appointment or Referral. Neuropsychological assessment is available with a physician referral for patients with a variety of medical illnesses or when cognitive change or impairment is suspected due to: Traumatic, anoxic, metabolic or toxic brain injury Substance Abuse Stroke Dementia / Degenerative Disorders Mild cognitive impairment Seizure disorders Multiple sclerosis Brain Tumors Developmental disorders. Neuropsychological Services The WakeMed Neuropsychology offices are located in the rehabilitation hospital at WakeMed Raleigh Campus on New Bern Avenue. If you have questions, call the Neuropsychology Referral Line at 919-350-7878. The appointment will likely take several hours and if it goes into the afternoon, you will be given a lunch break please bring a lunch or money to purchase lunch. Leach joined WakeMed Neuropsychology in 1995. She is board certified by the American Board of Pro...
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*  Neuropsychological Services Rehabilitation Therapy, WakeMed Raleigh, NC
... About WakeMed Rehab. Brain Injury Program. About WakeMed Rehab. WakeMed's Neuropsychology Services. How to Make an Appointment or Referral. Neuropsychological assessment is available with a physician referral for patients with a variety of medical illnesses or when cognitive change or impairment is suspected due to: Traumatic, anoxic, metabolic or toxic brain injury Substance Abuse Stroke Dementia / Degenerative Disorders Mild cognitive impairment Seizure disorders Multiple sclerosis Brain Tumors Developmental disorders. Neuropsychological Services The WakeMed Neuropsychology offices are located in the rehabilitation hospital at WakeMed Raleigh Campus on New Bern Avenue. If you have questions, call the Neuropsychology Referral Line at 919-350-7878. The appointment will likely take several hours and if it goes into the afternoon, you will be given a lunch break please bring a lunch or money to purchase lunch. Leach joined WakeMed Neuropsychology in 1995. She is board certified by the American Board of Pro...
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*  BrainBlog: Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for Multiple Scler
... osis. Friday, November 11, 2011 Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis. SEARCH STRATEGY: A systematic literature search was carried out on reports drawn from Cochrane MS Group Specialised Register To October 2010, Evidence-based medicine EBM reviews To September 2010, MEDLINE January 1950 to September 2010, EMBASE 1974 to September 2010, PsycINFO January 1806 to September 2010, WEB OF SCIENCE WOS January 1986 to September 2010, CINAHL 1982 to September 2010, and identified from the references in these reports. Results were combined quantitatively with meta-analyses according to the intervention type: 1 Cognitive training and 2 Cognitive training combined with other neuropsychological rehabilitation methods. On the basis of these studies, low level evidence was found that neuropsychological rehabilitation reduces cognitive symptoms in MS. Cognitive training was found to improve memory span standardised mean difference 0.54 95% confidence interval 0.2 t...
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... Number 3 Spring 1997 INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY LIAISON COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER INSNET on Target By the Editor. INSNET has received a high compliment. Matthews that the International Neuropsychological Society INS took action to expand its international scope. INSNET is the newsletter of the International Liaison Committee UC of the International Neuropsychological Society INS. More than 700 neuropsychologists are working in such clinical settings e.g., rehabilitation clinics, neurology -patients. Oil an average, they received their diploma 10 years earlier and from their nine years of clinical experience six years were spent in neuropsychological rehabilitation. There are several scientific neuropsychological organizations in Germany. The Society of Neuropsychology GNP and the German Society of Neurotraumatology and Clinical Neuropsychology DCYNYN are the largest of them. hi 1986 the Society of Neuropsychology GNP was founded as a specialty group for psychologists and is today the largest neu...
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*  BrainBlog: Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Frontotemporal Dementia
... BrainBlog News about our knowledge of the brain and behavior from Anthony Risser, Ph.D. Thursday, March 27, 2008 Neuropsychology Abstract of the Day: Frontotemporal Dementia. The Early Neuropsychological and Behavioral Characteristics of Frontotemporal Dementia. Neuropsychological Review. 2008 Feb 29 Memory and Aging Center, University of California—San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. Although the cognitive disorder can be difficult to document, particularly early in the dementia course, neuropsychological evaluation can assist in the diagnosis. This review summarizes the current state of the field in the diagnosis of FTLD and discusses the emerging role of neuropsychology in elucidating the brain organization of complex processes including empathy, behavioral control and inhibition, reward systems, appetitive behaviors, emotional regulation, and goal-orientation. As this review underscores, frontotemporal dementia remains a powerful model for studying brain-behavior relationships. PMID...
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(1/12115) Disrupted temporal lobe connections in semantic dementia.

Semantic dementia refers to the variant of frontotemporal dementia in which there is progressive semantic deterioration and anomia in the face of relative preservation of other language and cognitive functions. Structural imaging and SPECT studies of such patients have suggested that the site of damage, and by inference the region critical to semantic processing, is the anterolateral temporal lobe, especially on the left. Recent functional imaging studies of normal participants have revealed a network of areas involved in semantic tasks. The present study used PET to examine the consequences of focal damage to the anterolateral temporal cortex for the operation of this semantic network. We measured PET activation associated with a semantic decision task relative to a visual decision task in four patients with semantic dementia compared with six age-matched normal controls. Normals activated a network of regions consistent with previous studies. The patients activated some areas consistently with the normals, including some regions of significant atrophy, but showed substantially reduced activity particularly in the left posterior inferior temporal gyrus (iTG) (Brodmann area 37/19). Voxel-based morphometry, used to identify the regions of structural deficit, revealed significant anterolateral temporal atrophy (especially on the left), but no significant structural damage to the posterior inferior temporal lobe. Other evidence suggests that the left posterior iTG is critically involved in lexical-phonological retrieval: the lack of activation here is consistent with the observation that these patients are all anomic. We conclude that changes in activity in regions distant from the patients' structural damage support the argument that their prominent anomia is due to disrupted temporal lobe connections.  (+info)

(2/12115) Non-motor associative learning in patients with isolated degenerative cerebellar disease.

In recent decades it has become clear that the cerebellum is involved in associative motor learning, but its exact role in motor learning as such is still controversial. Recently, a contribution of the cerebellum to different cognitive abilities has also been considered, but it remains unclear whether the cerebellum contributes to cognitive associative learning. We compared nine patients with an isolated cerebellar degenerative disease in a cognitive associative learning task with 10 controls. Patients and controls were matched for age, sex, handedness, level of education, intelligence and capabilities of visual memory. The subjects were asked to learn the association between six pairs of colours and numerals by trial and error. Additionally, a simple reaction time and a visual scanning test were conducted in order to control for the influence of motor performance deficits in cerebellar patients. In comparison with the controls, it took the patients significantly longer to learn the correct associations between colours and numerals, and they were impaired in recognizing them later on. Two patients showed no associative learning effect at all. Neither the simple reaction time nor the visual scanning time correlated substantially with the results of associative learning. Therefore, motor-associated disabilities are unlikely to be the reason for the learning deficit in cerebellar patients. Our results suggest that the cerebellum might contribute to motor-independent processes that are generally involved in associative learning.  (+info)

(3/12115) Unilateral neglect and disambiguation of the Necker cube.

Three groups of patients (right brain-damaged patients with or without left neglect, and left brain-damaged patients) and a group of healthy subjects, matched for age and educational level to the three groups of patients, were asked to report which of the two frontal surfaces of Necker cubes oriented in four different ways looked, at first sight, nearer to the viewer. The extent to which, and the way in which, disambiguation of the apparent perspective of Necker cubes occurred was found to vary across the four orientations and to be different in left-neglect patients compared with subjects of the other three groups. With normal subjects, the disambiguating factor is suggested to be a disposition to perceive the upper surface, which is nearly orthogonal to the frontal plane, as external to the cube. This would result from a navigation of the observer's spatial attention towards its target along a particular path that is altered in patients suffering from left neglect. It is suggested that comparison of the paths followed by the attentional vectors of normal subjects and left-neglect patients is potentially fruitful for a better understanding of the brain's normal mechanisms of spatial attention and of unresolved issues concerning the perception of the Necker cube.  (+info)

(4/12115) Impairment in preattentive visual processing in patients with Parkinson's disease.

We explored the possibility of whether preattentive visual processing is impaired in Parkinson's disease. With this aim, visual discrimination thresholds for orientation texture stimuli were determined in two separate measurement sessions in 16 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. The results were compared with those of 16 control subjects age-matched and 16 young healthy volunteers. Discrimination thresholds were measured in a four-alternative spatial forced-choice paradigm, in which subjects judged the location of a target embedded in a background of distractors. Four different stimulus configurations were employed: (i) a group of vertical targets among horizontal distractors ('vertical line targets'); (ii) targets with varying levels of orientation difference on a background of spatially filtered vertically oriented noise ('Gaussian filtered noise'); (iii) one 'L' among 43 '+' signs ('texton'), all of which assess preattentive visual processing; and (iv) control condition, of one 'L' among 43 'T' distractors ('non-texton' search target), which reflects attentive visual processing. In two of the preattentive tasks (filtered noise and texton), patients with Parkinson's disease required significantly greater orientation differences and longer stimulus durations, respectively. In contrast, their performance in the vertical line target and non-texton search target was comparable to that of the matched control subjects. These differences were more pronounced in the first compared with the second session. Duration of illness and age within the patient group correlated significantly with test performance. In all conditions tested, the young control subjects performed significantly better than the more elderly control group, further indicating an effect of age on this form of visual processing. The results suggest that, in addition to the well documented impairment in retinal processing, idiopathic Parkinson's disease is associated with a deficit in preattentive cortical visual processing.  (+info)

(5/12115) The role of ventral medial wall motor areas in bimanual co-ordination. A combined lesion and activation study.

Two patients with midline tumours and disturbances of bimanual co-ordination as the presenting symptoms were examined. Both reported difficulties whenever the two hands had to act together simultaneously, whereas they had no problems with unimanual dexterity or the use of both hands sequentially. In the first patient the lesion was confined to the cingulate gyrus; in the second it also invaded the corpus callosum and the supplementary motor area. Kinematic analysis of bimanual in-phase and anti-phase movements revealed an impairment of both the temporal adjustment between the hands and the independence of movements between the two hands. A functional imaging study in six volunteers, who performed the same bimanual in-phase and anti-phase tasks, showed strong activations of midline areas including the cingulate and ventral supplementary motor area. The prominent activation of the ventral medial wall motor areas in the volunteers in conjunction with the bimanual co-ordination disorder in the two patients with lesions compromising their function is evidence for their pivotal role in bimanual co-ordination.  (+info)

(6/12115) Episodic memory in transient global amnesia: encoding, storage, or retrieval deficit?

OBJECTIVES: To assess episodic memory (especially anterograde amnesia) during the acute phase of transient global amnesia to differentiate an encoding, a storage, or a retrieval deficit. METHODS: In three patients, whose amnestic episode fulfilled all current criteria for transient global amnesia, a neuropsychological protocol was administered which included a word learning task derived from the Grober and Buschke's procedure. RESULTS: In one patient, the results suggested an encoding deficit, and in two others, a storage deficit. CONCLUSIONS: The encoding/storage impairment concerning anterograde amnesia documented in our patients stands in clear contrast with the impairment in retrieval which must underly the retrograde amnesia that also characterises transient global amnesia. This dissociation in turn favours the idea of a functional independence among the cognitive mechanisms that subserve episodic memory.  (+info)

(7/12115) Pure apraxic agraphia with abnormal writing stroke sequences: report of a Japanese patient with a left superior parietal haemorrhage.

A 67 year old Japanese male patient had pure agraphia after a haemorrhage in the left superior parietal lobule. He developed difficulty in letter formation but showed no linguistic errors, consistent with the criteria of apraxic agraphia. He manifested a selective disorder of sequencing writing strokes, although he was able to orally state the correct sequences. The patient's complete recovery after 1 month, without new learning, showed that he had manifested a selective disorder of writing stroke sequences. These findings indicate that the final stage of the execution of writing according to acquired sequential memory shown as a stroke sequence can be selectively disturbed, and should be considered to be distinct from the ability of character imagery and the knowledge of the writing stroke sequence itself. This case also indicates that the left superior parietal lobule plays an important part in the execution of writing.  (+info)

(8/12115) Cognitive outcome after unilateral pallidal stimulation in Parkinson's disease.

OBJECTIVES: Chronic high frequency electrostimulation of the globus pallidus internus mimics pallidotomy and improves clinical symptoms in Parkinson's disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the cognitive consequences of unilateral deep brain stimulation. METHODS: Twenty non-demented patients with Parkinson's disease (age range 38-70 years) were neuropsychologically assessed 2 months before and 3 months after unilateral pallidal stimulation. The cognitive assessment included measures of memory, spatial behaviour, and executive and psychomotor function. In addition to group analysis of cognitive change, a cognitive impairment index (CII) was calculated for each individual patient representing the percentage of cognitive measures that fell more than 1 SD below the mean of a corresponding normative sample. RESULTS: Neurological assessment with the Hoehn and Yahr scale and the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale disclosed a significant postoperative reduction in average clinical Parkinson's disease symptomatology (p<0.001). Repeated measures multivariate analysis of variance (using right/left side of stimulation as a between subjects factor) showed no significant postoperative change in cognitive performance for the total patient group (main effect of operation). The side of stimulation did not show a significant differential effect on cognitive performance (main effect of lateralisation). There was no significant operation by lateralisation interaction effect. Although the patients experienced significant motor symptom relief after pallidal stimulation, they remained mildly depressed after surgery. Analysis of the individual CII changes showed a postoperative cognitive decline in 30% of the patients. These patients were significantly older and took higher preoperative doses of levodopa than patients showing no change or a postoperative cognitive improvement. CONCLUSIONS: Left or right pallidal stimulation for the relief of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease seems relatively safe, although older patients and patients needing high preoperative doses of levodopa seem to be more vulnerable for cognitive decline after deep brain stimulation.  (+info)


Where can we go for a Neuropsychological test for children?


My daughter who is 10 years old just recovered from dengue shock syndrome grade 3 was diagnosed with impulse control disorder. Her doctor asked us to have an MRI, EEG and Neuropsychological test. Any idea where can we go for the Neuropsychological test here in Manila?
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Incase you don't get any answers hun..there are two things,first off call your own insurance company(I'm assuming you have insurance ofcourse as these are all expensive tests),they should be able to tell you a list of places themselves that they are affilated with that do these specific tests.

Secondly,I know in our area,they generally do that type of testing  at the major CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS.

Good Luck:-)


Is it possible to do well in Neuropsychological tests, and still have ADD?


I am an ivy league student, but have always had horrible symptoms of ADD. They were always masked by my high performances. It is really starting to get worse, now that I am in college and I cannot just get by using my intelligence. There are a bunch of achievement tests that I have to take before I get diagnosed. Could I still have ADD even if I do well in them?
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If you have ADD, you'd probably do really well in some and badly in others: you could score really high on language and math aptitude, for example, but not as well in short-term memory, attention, or reaction time tests. It doesn't have anything to do with intelligence... just patience and your ability to forget about quantum particles or Kantean philosophy as soon as you see something shiny.

(additionally, it's pretty impressive that you've made it this far if you DO have ADD. AD(H)D, like autism, is on a spectrum. Everyone has *symptoms*, but not everyone has it to the point where it reaches "disorder" status by preventing normal functioning.)


What tests one should undergo after unsafe sex with a stranger?


What are medical tests that one should undergo after having unprotected sex with a stranger?  Are there any symptoms that a male can look for in his body?  What is the standard time when any such symptoms or STDs would surface?
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Preg test lol, take an std test dude.


What pregnancy tests detect better than others?


What are some pregnancy tests that are very sensitive and get an accurate result early. My period is due the 30th of this month. I was wondering how early I can take a test and it come out positive and which ones will pick up very early. Thanks!
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You can TRY 4-5 days before with Dollar store tests, Answer Early Detection, First Response Early Detection, Walmart's Equate Early tests, and Walgreens early detection tests. They ALL detect 25 mlu of the pregnancy hormone. They ALL work well. I used the Dollar Store tests myself.


What is the name of the test that tests for the cholesterol particles in the blood?


What is the name of the test that tests for the cholesterol particles in the blood? It tests to see if the particles are big or small and damaging particles. This is not the same as a standard cholesterol check.
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Lipid profile test. A coronary risk profile is a group of blood tests used to measure your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. The profile can help determine your risk for heart disease.  The five major groups of lipoproteins, which, in order of sizes, largest to smallest, are chylomicrons, VLDL, IDL, LDL, and HDL.
Cardiac risk ratio: This is the ratio between total cholesterol & HDL (good). The target values are < 5 for men and < 4.4 for women.


What tests are performed on baby of gestational diabetic mother?


Obviously sugar level will be tested. But how is it done? any other  tests you know please tell me.
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They only test the sugar level. They do a heel prick and test the blood. They check it every few hours for the first 24 hours.
I had gd and my son's blood sugar was a bit low. As long as you're able to feed the baby right away, it shouldn't be a problem.


What tests are given to diagnose developmental disorders?


What tests are given to diagnose different types of developmental disorders and who does the testing?
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Hi I am in the UK my daughter has just go through a full assessment. these are done by a number of different please. including a paediatric consultant physiotherapist psychologist, speech-therapist a specialist nursery teacher and a few others. I could not really tell that they was doing the tests we went to a play centre (children's development centre) for one afternoon for 5 weeks. They know how to spot things that you would never have thought about. like who a child draws a picture, how they play with toys weather they use their imagination. with the speech therapist its more what they understand. so they play games like put the banana next to the cup then in the cup and under the cup etc etc. they also used a book that she had to pick out the right picture to what the women was asking. hope that this all helps. If you have a child that's going through all of this please don't worry to much they don't notice whats going on to them its just a game. take care good luck


How well do the dollar store pregnancy tests work?


Drug store tests can really start to add up at 17 bucks a pop. I see the really cheap tests at the dollar stores but I'm not sure if they're reliable. Thoughts?
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I used the New Choice tests from Dollar Tree and they worked great. No evaporation lines, and I got my positive 2 days before I expected my period. Good luck!