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The Clinician Assessment of Fluctuation and the One Day Fluctuation Assessment Scale. Two methods to assess fluctuating confusion in dementia.
BACKGROUND The identification of fluctuating confusion is central to improving the differential diagnosis of the common dementias. AIMS To determine the value of two rating scales to measureExpand
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Chewing gum selectively improves aspects of memory in healthy volunteers
CognitiveDrugResearchLtd.,ReadingRG301EA,UKMany people chew gum partly due to the belief that itincreases aspects of mental performance, including concen-tration. To the best of our knowledge noExpand
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Optimised Anaesthesia to Reduce Post Operative Cognitive Decline (POCD) in Older Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery, a Randomised Controlled Trial
Background The study determined the one year incidence of post operative cognitive decline (POCD) and evaluated the effectiveness of an intra-operative anaesthetic intervention in reducingExpand
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Characterizing mild cognitive impairment in incident Parkinson disease
Objective: To describe the frequency of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Parkinson disease (PD) in a cohort of newly diagnosed incident PD cases and the associations with a panel of biomarkers.Expand
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AROMAS OF ROSEMARY AND LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OILS DIFFERENTIALLY AFFECT COGNITION AND MOOD IN HEALTHY ADULTS
This study was designed to assess the olfactory impact of the essential oils of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and rosemary (Rosmarlnus officinalis) on cognitive performance and mood in healthyExpand
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Neuropsychological study of underweight and "weight-recovered" anorexia nervosa compared with bulimia nervosa and normal controls.
OBJECTIVE To compare executive, memory and visuospatial functioning of DSM-IV anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and normal controls (NC). METHOD A comparison of women involving: (i) 16Expand
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Quantifying fluctuation in dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s disease, and vascular dementia
Background: Case reports and clinical observations suggest that fluctuating cognition (FC) is common in the major dementias, particularly dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), where it is one of threeExpand
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Impaired attention predicts falling in Parkinson's disease.
BACKGROUND Cognitive deficits, in particular deficits of attention and executive function, may affect postural sway and balance in Parkinson's disease (PD). Our objective was to determine whetherExpand
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Cigarette Smoking and Abstinence: Comparative Effects Upon Cognitive Task Performance and Mood State over 24 Hours
Twenty regular smokers were assessed over 24‐h of normal cigarette smoking, and an equivalent period of abstinence. In both conditions, a non‐deprived baseline was followed by performance tests 2, 6Expand
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Cognitive performance in recreational users of MDMA or 'ecstasy': evidence for memory deficits
Cognitive task performance was assessed in three groups of young people: 10 regular users of 3,4- methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) who had taken 'ecstasy' 10 times or more; 10 novice MDMA usersExpand
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