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Study suggests way to relieve cognitive deficits caused by Parkinson’s disease

Sep. 14, 2023—Vanderbilt research raises the possibility of using DBS to slow the decline of cognitive function, a major source of disability, diminished quality of life, and death in more than three-quarters of patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s genetic risk tracked across sex, race

Jul. 17, 2023—A Vanderbilt study of genetic risks for cognitive impairment later in life uses data from 32,426 research participants ages 60 and older to elaborate these risks across sex and across the intersection of sex and race.

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How arterial “stiffness” may impair cognition

Jan. 24, 2023—New findings from Vanderbilt neurologists suggest that cardiovascular disease may increase the spaces surrounding blood vessels in the brain and lead to cognitive decline.

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Team helps patients battle post-COVID cognitive issues

Mar. 30, 2022—Jane Stories is one of many COVID-19 patients still plagued by debilitating symptoms that include achy muscles, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and cognitive impairment.

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Mood and cognition after chemotherapy

Jul. 26, 2021—Validation of cognitive complaints appears to improve mood in patients with persistent chemotherapy-cognitive impairment, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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Study to explore how COVID affects cognition over time

Jul. 22, 2020—The Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is following patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 over time to see if they develop long-term cognitive impairment, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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