Friday 03 November 2023Guttmann Cognitest®, preliminary validation of a digital solution to test cognitive performance
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
The study validated the "Guttmann Cognitest", a digital solution for cognitive assessment, by comparing it with traditional neuropsychological tests. 274 individuals of different ages participated in the study. The results showed that the Cognitest measures four main cognitive domains, negatively correlates with age, is related to educational level, and has a gender effect. It was concluded that this digital solution is useful for assessing cognitive functioning in large population samples.
Thursday 17 August 2023Brain Connectivity Correlates of Cognitive Dispersion in a Healthy Middle-Aged Population: Influence of Subjective Cognitive Complaints
The Journals of Gerontology: Series B
The study examines cognitive dispersion, which represents fluctuations in cognitive performance within an individual, in middle-aged adults. 520 healthy volunteers from the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative, aged 40-66, were analyzed and stratified into high and low subjective cognitive complaints (SCC) groups. It was found that cognitive dispersion was negatively related to cognitive performance and resting-state functional connectivity of brain networks but not to white matter integrity. These associations were stronger in those with high SCC, suggesting that cognitive dispersion may serve as an early indicator of age-related cognitive and functional changes in middle age.
Friday 14 July 2023Remote cognitive assessment to early detection of cognitive decline
The increase in life expectancy has led to a significant rise in the aging population, which poses a substantial challenge for public health. Age-related cognitive decline is a pressing issue, with a growing number of initiatives seeking early detection and intervention strategies. Self-administered computerized cognitive assessments, like "Gutmann Cognitest," offer a cost-effective and scalable solution for population-wide screenings in middle to old-aged adults. They can identify subtle cognitive changes, facilitating early interventions or monitoring cognitive function in diagnosed individuals over time. These digital tools will play a vital role in providing efficient clinical services and tracking cognitive functioning in an aging world.
Wednesday 01 March 2023The age-related contribution of cognitive function to dual-task gait in middle-aged adults in Spain: observations from a population-based study
The Lancet Healhty Longevity
The study aimed to characterize the relationship between age, dual-task gait performance, and cognitive function in middle-aged adults (40-64 years). Non-linear associations were found between age and deterioration in dual-task gait performance, starting at around 54 years. Additionally, in individuals aged 54 or older, lower cognitive function correlated with worse dual-task gait performance.
Thursday 03 November 2022"Guttmann Cognitest"®, preliminary validation of a digital solution to test cognitive performance
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (2022)
Thanks to technological advances, the administration of cognitive assessments via digital solutions continues to increase, both in research and clinical practice. “Guttmann Cognitest”® is a digital solution for cognitive assessment which includes seven computerized tasks designed to assess main cognitive functions requiring approximately 20 min to be completed.
Monday 28 March 2022Sense of Coherence Mediates the Relationship Between Cognitive Reserve and Cognition in Middle-Aged Adults
Frontiers in Psychology (2022)
In recent years, supported by new scientific evidence, the conceptualization of cognitive reserve (CR) has been progressively enriched and now encompasses not only cognitive stimulating activities or educational level, but also lifestyle activities, such as leisure physical activity and socialization.
Friday 11 November 2022Coffee Brains 6: Guttmann Cognitest: oportunidades de detección precoz del deterioro cognitivo
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