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Dr. Gary Small, M.D.

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Gary Small, M.D., is Chair of Psychiatry at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Physician in Chief for Behavioral Health Services at Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive and integrated healthcare network. Dr. Small has often appeared on the TODAY show, Good Morning America, and CNN and is co-author (with his wife Gigi Vorgan) of 10 popular books, including New York Times bestseller, “The Memory Bible,” “The Small Guide to Anxiety,” and “The Small Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Tags: seasonal factors | Alzheimers | cognitive tests

Alzheimer's Symptoms Vary by Season

Dr. Small By Wednesday, 16 September 2020 04:34 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of cognitive decline in older adults, afflicting 10 percent of people ages 65 or older.

A study has revealed that time of year has an impact on patients’ cognitive symptoms.

In the journal PLOS Medicine, investigators reported on their analysis of results from more than 3,300 participants with Alzheimer’s disease.

They performed cognitive testing and obtained cerebrospinal fluid samples to test for Alzheimer’s biomarkers and determine links between seasons and biomarker measures.

They found that cognitive abilities were higher during the summer and fall months compared with winter and spring.

Moreover, cerebrospinal fluid amyloid levels, which are an indication of the disease, were highest in the summer.

The findings point to the importance of providing greater support for patients during the winter and spring months, but did not explain what may be driving the seasonal variations in symptoms.

Possible explanations include environmental (light, temperature), behavioral (activity, sleep), or mood factors that vary according to season.

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of cognitive decline in older adults, afflicting 10 percent of people ages 65 or older.
seasonal factors, Alzheimers, cognitive tests
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