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Faktory ovlivňující vznik a průběh kognitivních poruch u seniorů

Title in English Internal medicine and cognitive decline in seniors


Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Vnitřní lékařství
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other specializations of internal medicine
Keywords cognitive functions; dementia; early diagnostics; secondary dementia; nutrition in elderly; depression
Description Authors show the situation in diagnostics and treatment of cognitive deterioration in elderly. There are strssed chronic diseases influencing significantly influencing the development of dementia. Adequate treatment of these diseases was proved as a factor delaying the cognitive decline. The relationship between different groups of medications and cognitive performance discussed. The importance of nutrition of elderly and possible microelements deficits are mentioned - specially group B vitamines, polyunsaturated fatty acids etc. Special part of the article show the importance of physical and psychical activities from the cognition point of view. Depression is discussed as a potentiating factor of dementia development. The table of recommendations to preventive, prophylactical and diagnostic measures how to improve the management of cognitive deterioration in elderly.

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