Hearing loss is associated with an increased prevalence of dementia, according to a Singapore population-based study. Cognitively normal individuals with hearing loss have a twofold risk of developing neurocognitive disorders (mild cognitive impairment [MCI] or dementia).
Elderly patients on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as part of prostate cancer treatment may be at an increased risk of depression, a recent study states.
This is the case of a 32-year-old male who called the Early Assessment Service for Young People with Psychosis (EASY Program) hotline due to insomnia in February 2014. The patient had no history of substance abuse, did not smoke, and did not drink alcohol. Family history was negative for mental illness. At the time of the call, he worked as a hairstylist, had one sibling, and lived in a public housing estate. He had a poor employment history, having worked at various jobs with no job lasting more than 2 years. Medical history was unremarkable.
Recent advances in MRI techniques allow faster and more accurate neuroimaging, which greatly facilitates the characterization of brain structure and function associated with normal ageing and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
The use of social robots can improve gesture recognition and application in local schoolchildren with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), data from the new Robotic Intervention Programme of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have shown.
Neurogenesis, the birth of neurons or nerve cells in the hippocampus, continues during adulthood, new research suggests.