This database contains 34 studies, archived under the term: "executive function"
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Results of the citalopram to enhance cognition in Huntington disease trial
Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate citalopram for executive functioning in Huntington’s disease (HD).; Methods: The study was randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled. Thirty-three adults with HD, cognitive complaints, and no depression (Hamilton Depression [HAM-D] rating scale ≤ 12) were administered citalopram 20 mg or placebo (7 visits, 20 weeks), with practice and […]
A brief neuropsychological battery for use in the chronic heart failure population
Background: Cognitive impairment is a recognized consequence of heart failure; however, there are no neuropsychological batteries with documented psychometric data in the chronic heart failure population.; Aims: To document the psychometric properties of a brief neuropsychological battery in a chronic heart failure sample.; Methods: The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status, Trail Making […]
Exergaming and older adult cognition: a cluster randomized clinical trial
Background: Dementia cases may reach 100 million by 2050. Interventions are sought to curb or prevent cognitive decline. Exercise yields cognitive benefits, but few older adults exercise. Virtual reality-enhanced exercise or “exergames” may elicit greater participation.; Purpose: To test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours (“cybercycle”) will enhance executive function and […]
Lipid lowering agents, cognitive decline, and dementia: the three-city study
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the effects of lipid lowering agent (LLA) intake on cognitive function in 6,830 community-dwelling elderly persons. Cognitive performance (global cognitive functioning, visual memory, verbal fluency, psychomotor speed, and executive function), clinical diagnosis of dementia, and fibrate and statin use, were evaluated at baseline, and 2, […]