A Computerized Test May Help Detect Cognitive Impairment

The study covered in this summary was published on researchsquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways The Loewenstein-Acevedo Scales for Semantic Interference and Learning, Brief Computerized Version (LASSI-BC) measured early cognitive change in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and was able to differentiate between cognitively unimpaired (CU) and amnestic … Read more

First ‘Before-and-After’ COVID Brain Imaging Study Shows Changes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Even mild cases of COVID-19 are associated with brain changes including decreased gray matter, an overall reduction in brain volume, and cognitive decline, a new imaging study shows. In the first study to use magnetic resonance brain imaging, before and after … Read more

Healthy Gut Tied to Better Cognition

A healthy, diverse gut microbiome is associated with better cognitive function in middle age, new research suggests. Investigators cognitive conducted testing and analyzed stool samples in close to 600 adults and found that beta-diversity, which is a between-person measure of gut microbial community composition, was associated with cognitive scores. Three specific bacterial genera showed a … Read more