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Dr David Ryan added a discussion to the group Neuropsychology

An Approach to the Cognitively-impaired Adult

Assessment of patients with cognitive complaints requires generic clinical neurological skills of history taking and examination, supplemented by 'bedside' cognitive testingDetailed history taking from the patient and a knowledgeable informant is mandatory when assessing a cognitively impaired adult Bedside screening tests of cognition supplement the history: the individual tests have particular strengths and weaknesses; they are not diagnostic in isolation.Certain cognitive tests probe…See More

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Key concepts of neurodegenerative dementias

Neurodegenerative diseases are associated with deposition of abnormal proteins, leading to neuronal cell loss and symptomsThe pathological processes leading to neurodegenerative dementias start years before symptomsMild cognitive impairment is a transition stage between normal ageing and dementiaDementia – a syndrome not a diagnosis – commonly arises in the elderly, and it may be difficult to distinguish the earliest pathological stages from normal ageingDementia is currently defined as…See More

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Myths and Facts about Cortisol and Its Role in the Body

Posted by Adrienne Santos-Longhurst on July 12, 2014 at 12:39am 0 Comments

Anyone who reads or watches television has heard about cortisol and what it does in the body, particularly in regard to weight loss and stress. There have been a ridiculous amount of supplements on the market that have the word—or part of the word—cortisol conveniently tucked into its name, all claiming to help you lose weight or lower your stress levels with this magic ingredient or reasonable facsimile of. Before spending your money or telling an overweight or stressed out friend about the…


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