Severe COVID-19 linked to cognitive loss equal to 10 IQ points, researchers say
May 05, 2022
Severe COVID-19 may have lasting cognitive consequences equivalent to 20 years of aging — or the loss of 10 IQ points, a new study finds.
Memory concerns stable, but incidence of cognitive decline increased
Mar 31, 2022
Women, those older than 80 years, and those living in more deprived areas more likely to have memory concern, cognitive decline recorded in primary care
Cognitive decline rates more than double over 10 years: study
Mar 25, 2022
Within three years of reporting memory concerns to their doctors, 46% of adults aged 65 to 99 years old developed dementia, investigators report.
Lasting cognitive decline common in older COVID-19 patients: study
Mar 14, 2022
One year after hospital discharge, 9% of study participants who survived severe disease had dementia and 26% had mild cognitive impairment — a higher proportion than their uninfected peers, investigators...
Clinical briefs for Friday, Feb. 18
Feb 18, 2022
CDC reforming COVID-19 guidance … Nearly three-quarters of the U.S. now estimated to be immune to omicron variant … Brain synapse destruction culprit behind Alzheimer’s cognitive decline … Treatment...
Mental disorders increase risk of dementia later in life
Feb 17, 2022
Preventing and treating mental health disorders earlier in life might reduce or delay the risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study.
Improved air quality may slow cognitive decline in older women
Feb 09, 2022
No differences in associations seen according to age, geographic region, education, apolipoprotein E e4 genotypes, or cardiovascular risk factors
Stable body mass index helps predict better cognitive health in seniors
Jan 28, 2022
Significant fluctuations in body mass index are linked to a 60% faster progression of cognitive decline in older adults, researchers say.
Stable body mass index tied to slower cognitive decline in older adults
Jan 25, 2022
Findings seen regardless of whether a person has normal, overweight, or obese BMI at baseline
Study: ‘Cognitive frailty’ may be result of aging — not the brain changes found in dementia
Jan 11, 2022
Reduced cognitive function without substantial memory complaints may be a normal part of aging and not an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, investigators say.