Cognitive ability, traumatic brain injury and dementia: the opportunities of register-based studies - Arrondo G.

Both reduced cognitive ability and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been proposed as risk factors for dementia later in life. Moreover, a 2008 case-control study comparing 55 controls to 197 TBI patients from the Vietnam War indicated that higher intel...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated in some studies with clinical dementia, and neuropathological features, including amyloid plaque deposition and Tau neurofibrillary degeneration commonly identified in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the molecu...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
In this study, we investigated this problem by estimating single-trial P300 amplitude and latency using a modified Woody filter and examined the relation between amplitudes and latencies from the single-trial level to the averaged ERP level. ERPs were recorded from 30 military service members returning from combat deployment at two time points separated by 6 or 12 months. A conventional visual oddball task was used to elicit P300. We observed that the extent of changes in the within-subject average P300 amplitude over time was significantly correlated with the amount of change in three single-trial measures: (1) the latenc...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
__________ $50 million gift is foundation for brain disorders research (UW press release): “UW Medicine is creating the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions to develop effective new treatments for brain disorders, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and Alzheimer’s disease. The foundational $50 million gift to establish the institute was made by local philanthropists Lynn and Mike Garvey… In its first five years, the Garvey Institute will work on three flagship projects that have the potential to benefit millions of people: cognitive aging and brain wellness, the effects ...
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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The effect of cognitive resources on the risk of dementia following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been scarcely investigated. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of cognitive ability and education in young adulthoo...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
A new study from Stony Brook University in New York has found that 9/11 first responders with PTSD were 2.6 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment, and are at risk of developing dementia.
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Authors: Desmarais P, Weidman D, Wassef A, Bruneau MA, Friedland J, Bajsarowicz P, Thibodeau MP, Herrmann N, Nguyen QD Abstract BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been reported to increase the risk for dementia in veterans and civilians. Conversely, case reports have described the delayed onset of PTSD in individuals developing dementia, suggesting a complex relationship between these two conditions. OBJECTIVES: To critically review studies investigating the association between PTSD and dementia and to assess the evidence for a bidirectional relationship between the two conditions. METHOD...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) are now recognized as a major component of neurocognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). NPS in dementia, also referred to as behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), can take various forms, including: psychotic symptoms, mood disturbances (e.g., depressive symptoms and anxiety), and socially inappropriate behaviours.1,2 NPS are highly prevalent in the course of these disorders, with a large cross-sectional study reporting up to 80% of individuals exhibiting a clinically significant neuropsychiatric manifestation after onset of...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research
In this paper, we conduct a literature survey about various virtual reality (VR) treatments in psychiatry. We collect 36 studies that made use of VR to provide clinical trials or therapies for patients with psychiatric disorders. In order to gain a better understanding of the management of pain and stress, we first investigate VR applications for patients to alleviate pain and stress during immersive activities in a virtual environment. Particularly for anxiety, VR exposure therapies are effective in provoking realistic reactions to feared stimuli. On top of that, the exposure therapies with simulated images are beneficial...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have received widespread media attention in recent years as being a risk factor for the development of dementia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This has sparked fears about the potential long-term effects of TBI o...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
The UK market for cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis, will soon be worth £1bn. But consumers are being connedRoll up, roll up, ladies and gentleman, and gather around. Do you, your loved one – or family pet – suffer from any of the following conditions? Cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety, menstrual cramps, insomnia, dry skin, psychosis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, anger, depression, ADHD, Crohn’s and IBS, PTSD, opiate addiction, Parkinson’s, pain of any kind, migraine, or canine uptightness? Then it’s your lucky day.Related:CBD: a marijuana miracle or just another hea...
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