Antonella Piani

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OBJECTIVE The occurrence of dementia among the elderly has been associated with several, often not modifiable, risk factors. Recent epidemiological studies focused their interest on a possible association between cognitive decline and sleep, a potentially modifiable risk factor. Due to controversial results and limitations of the previous studies, we(More)
Prevention of drug-related problems is a key issue in the aged. Anticholinergic (ACH) drugs are a biologically plausible and potentially modifiable risk factor for cognitive impairment. Therefore, we intended to evaluate the association between ACH drugs and cognitive impairment. Our study comprised 750 subjects aged 65 years or older. Cognitive impairment(More)
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) has acquired a relevant role in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). Despite being a safe procedure, it may expose patients to an increased risk to experience cognitive and emotional difficulties. Impairments in emotion recognition, mediated both by facial and prosodic expressions, have been(More)
Sleep in elderly people shows progressive changes caused by general aging processes. Several alterations are described in medical literature: changes of sleep/wake rhythm and modifications both in sleep duration and in sleep architecture. The aim of our study was to evaluate sleep disturbances in elderly people, with and without cognitive impairment,through(More)
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