Search for dissertations about: "cognitive impairment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 339 swedish dissertations containing the words cognitive impairment.

  1. 1. Cognitive impairment in medical inpatients

    Author : Gustav Torisson; Klinisk minnesforskning; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cognitive impairment; dementia; delirium; hospitalisations; activities of daily living; computerised tomography; quality of life; inpatients;

    Abstract : Background: People aged over 80 years is the most rapidly growing segment of the population in Sweden. This group is susceptible to multimorbidity, disability and cognitive impairment. Managing these issues will be essential in order to obtain a sustainable healthcare system in the near future. READ MORE

  2. 2. Hippocampal volumetry in mild cognitive impairment

    Author : Carl Eckerström; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : mild cognitive impairment; dementia; Alzheimer s disease; vascular dementia; MRI; hippocampus; white matter lesions; CFS biomarkers; neuropsychology;

    Abstract : Dementia is a syndrome with cognitive decline as a prominent feature. MCI is similarly a syndrome of cognitive decline, albeit with much subtler symptoms, and has been identified as a condition at risk for progression to dementia. A considerable clinical challenge lies in identifying MCI patients with an underlying dementia disorder. READ MORE

  3. 3. Blood pressure in advanced age : with focus on epidemiology, cognitive impairment and mortality

    Author : Lena Molander; Hugo Lövheim; Yngve Gustafson; Miia Kivipelto; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Blood pressure; hypertension; very old; mortality; epidemiology; cognitive impairment; dementia; Blodtryck; hypertoni; mycket gamla; dödlighet; epidemiologi; demens; Geriatrics and medical gerontology; Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi; geriatrik; Geriatrics; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : The general conception is that blood pressure increases with age, but that diastolic blood pressure (DBP) starts decreasing in the elderly. There are, however, indications that systolic blood pressure (SBP) might also decline in advanced age, but further studies are needed to establish whether this is true. READ MORE

  4. 4. Prodromal Cognitive Signs of Dementia

    Author : Simona Sacuiu; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : cognitive function; mild cognitive impairment; prediction of dementia; Alzheimer s disease; vascular dementia; population study; birth cohort trends; terminal decline;

    Abstract : The increase in proportion of elderly worldwide, coupled with the fact that increasing age is a primary risk factor for dementia, have fuelled the efforts to unveil the warning signs of dementia. Although important achievements have been made in this field during the last decades, many questions are still to be answered. READ MORE

  5. 5. Validation of brief cognitive tests in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies

    Author : Sebastian Palmqvist; Klinisk minnesforskning; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cognitive tests; neuropsychology; Alzheimer’s disease; dementia with Lewy bodies; mild cognitive impairment; treatment evaluation; acetylcholinesterase inhibitors; differential diagnosis; longitudinal studies; dementia; cerebrospinal fluid; forecasting;

    Abstract : Background It is estimated that 34 million people suffer from dementia, costing society US$422 billion each year. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common dementia and the global prevalence is predicted to increase to over 100 million people by the year 2050, with the greatest increase in developing countries. READ MORE