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File495 - Episodic memory enhancement in aging: the role of cognitive training combined with (bilateral) tDCS in the medial-temporal cortex and cerebellum on episodic memory performance in the elderly2015-07

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-495
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
495 - Episodic memory enhancement in aging: the role of cognitive training combined with (bilateral) tDCS in the medial-temporal cortex and cerebellum on episodic memory performance in the elderly
Duration: 2015-07
Researcher(s):
Mário Manuel Rodrigues Simões, Felipe Fregni, Filipe Fernandes, Jorge Evandro de Araújo Alves, Marcel Simis, Ana Rita Simões Martins
Institution(s): CINEICC - Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental/Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Simões, M. R.
Secondary author(s):
Fregni, F., Fernandes, F., Alves, J. E., Simis, M.
Keywords:
Memory decline assessment / Cognitive training / tDCS / Cerebellum / Psychophysiology

DocumentNeuromodulation as a cognitive enhancement strategy in healthy older adults: promises and pitfalls2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-495
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
495 - Episodic memory enhancement in aging: the role of cognitive training combined with (bilateral) tDCS in the medial-temporal cortex and cerebellum on episodic memory performance in the elderly
Duration: 2015-07
Researcher(s):
Mário Manuel Rodrigues Simões, Felipe Fregni, Filipe Fernandes, Jorge Evandro de Araújo Alves, Marcel Simis, Ana Rita Simões Martins
Institution(s): CINEICC - Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental/Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Simões, M. R.
Secondary author(s):
Fregni, F., Fernandes, F., Alves, J. E., Simis, M.
Keywords:
Memory decline assessment / Cognitive training / tDCS / Cerebellum / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-495.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Neuromodulation as a cognitive enhancement strategy in healthy older adults: promises and pitfalls
Publication year: 2016
URL:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13825585.2016.1176986?tab=permissions&scroll=top
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Increases in life expectancy have been followed by an upsurge of age-associated cognitive decline. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have risen as promising approaches to prevent or delay such cognitive decline. However, consensus has not yet been reached about their efficacy in improving cognitive functioning in healthy older adults. Here we review the effects of TMS and tDCS on cognitive abilities in healthy older adults. Despite considerable variability in the targeted cognitive domains, design features and outcomes, the results generally show an enhancement or uniform benefit across studies. Most studies employed tDCS, suggesting that this technique is particularly well-suited for cognitive enhancement. Further work is required to determine the viability of these techniques as tools for long-term cognitive improvement. Importantly, the combination of TMS/tDCS with other cognitive enhancement strategies may be a promising strategy to alleviate the cognitive decline associated with the healthy aging process.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Martins, A.
Secondary author(s):
Fregni, F., Simis, M., Almeida, J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Martins, A., Fregni, F., Simis, M., & Almeida, J. (2016). Neuromodulation as a cognitive enhancement strategy in healthy older adults: promises and pitfalls. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 24(2), 158-185. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2016.1176986
2-year Impact Factor: 1.919|2018
Times cited: 5|2019-06-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q3
Keywords: Neuromodulation / Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) / Cognitive function / Healthy / Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS)

DocumentMemory enhancement in aging - the role of cognitive training combined with tDCS: preliminary results2017

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-495
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
495 - Episodic memory enhancement in aging: the role of cognitive training combined with (bilateral) tDCS in the medial-temporal cortex and cerebellum on episodic memory performance in the elderly
Duration: 2015-07
Researcher(s):
Mário Manuel Rodrigues Simões, Felipe Fregni, Filipe Fernandes, Jorge Evandro de Araújo Alves, Marcel Simis, Ana Rita Simões Martins
Institution(s): CINEICC - Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental/Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Simões, M. R.
Secondary author(s):
Fregni, F., Fernandes, F., Alves, J. E., Simis, M.
Keywords:
Memory decline assessment / Cognitive training / tDCS / Cerebellum / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-495.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Memory enhancement in aging - the role of cognitive training combined with tDCS: preliminary results
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.brainstimjrnl.com/article/S1935-861X(17)30216-4/abstract
Abstract/Results: Document does not exist in file
Language: eng
Author:
Amaral, L.
Secondary author(s):
Martins, A., Alves, J., Fernandes, F., Fregni, F., Simis, M., Almeida, J., Simões, M. R.
Document type:
Abstract
Reference:
Amaral, L., Martins, A. R., Alves, J., Fernandes, F., Fregni, F., Simis, S., Almeida, J., Simões, M. R. (2017). Memory enhancement in aging - the role of cognitive training combined with tDCS: preliminary results (Conference Abstract). Brain Stimulation, 10(2), 411. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.216
2-year Impact Factor: 6.120|2017
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2019
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) / Cognitive training / Aging / Memory

DocumentAlzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog): Normative data for the Portuguese population2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-495
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
495 - Episodic memory enhancement in aging: the role of cognitive training combined with (bilateral) tDCS in the medial-temporal cortex and cerebellum on episodic memory performance in the elderly
Duration: 2015-07
Researcher(s):
Mário Manuel Rodrigues Simões, Felipe Fregni, Filipe Fernandes, Jorge Evandro de Araújo Alves, Marcel Simis, Ana Rita Simões Martins
Institution(s): CINEICC - Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental/Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Simões, M. R.
Secondary author(s):
Fregni, F., Fernandes, F., Alves, J. E., Simis, M.
Keywords:
Memory decline assessment / Cognitive training / tDCS / Cerebellum / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-495.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog): Normative data for the Portuguese population
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/8859/5353
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
INTRODUCTION:
The Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale is a brief battery developed to assess cognitive functioning in Alzheimer’s disease that encompasses the core characteristics of cognitive decline (e.g. memory, language, praxis, constructive ability and orientation). The early detection, as well as the monitoring of cognitive decline along disease progression, is extremely important in clinical care and interventional research. The main goals of the present study were to analyze the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale, and to establish normative values for the Portuguese population.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
The Portuguese version of Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale was administered to 223 cognitively healthy participants according to a standard assessment protocol consisting of the Mini-Mental State Examination, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and the Adults and Older Adults Functional Assessment Inventory. Normal performance on the
assessment protocol was the inclusion criteria for the study.
RESULTS:
The Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale revealed good psychometric properties when used in the Portuguese population. Age was the main predictor of the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale total score
(R2 = 0.123), whereas the influence of education level was lower (R2 = 0.027). These two variables explained 14.4% of the variance on the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale scores and were used to stratify the normative values for the Portuguese population presented here.
CONCLUSION:
On the total sample, the average total score in the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale was 6 points. The normative data were determined according to age and educational level as these were the sociodemographic variables that
significantly contributed to the prediction of the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale total scores, explaining 14.4% of their variance. The normative data are of the utmost importance to ensure proper use of this battery in Portugal.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Nogueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Freitas, S., Duro, D., Tábuas-Pereira, M., Guerreiros, M., Almeida, J., Santana, I.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Nogueira, J., Freitas, S., Duro, D., Tábuas-Pereira, M., Guerreiros, M., Almeida, J., & Santana, I. (2018). Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog): Normative data for the Portuguese population. Acta Médica Portuguesa, 31(2), 94-100. doi: 10.20344/amp.8859
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Alzheimer disease / Cognitive dysfunction / Neuropsychological tests / Portugal / Surveys and questionnaires / Translations

Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog): Normative data for the Portuguese population

Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale - Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog): Normative data for the Portuguese population