E Scherder

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cranial electrostimulation (CES) in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease
    E J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 128:215-7. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on self-efficacy and mood in elderly with mild cognitive impairment
    Marijn W Luijpen
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:166-75. 2004
  3. pmc The implementation of the serial trial intervention for pain and challenging behaviour in advanced dementia patients (STA OP!): a clustered randomized controlled trial
    Marjoleine J C Pieper
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:12. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Understanding higher level gait disturbances in mild dementia in order to improve rehabilitation: 'last in-first out'
    Erik Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:699-714. 2011
  5. pmc Recent developments in pain in dementia
    Erik Scherder
    Centre of Human Movement Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, Netherlands
    BMJ 330:461-4. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and executive functions in the elderly with mild cognitive impairment
    E J A Scherder
    Centre of Human Movement Sciences, K├┐ksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 9:272-80. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint [Chronic pain in dementia and in disorders with a high risk for congnitive impairment]
    E J A Scherder
    Afdeling Klinische Neuropsychologie, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 36:116-21. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Pain in Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis: its relation to the medial and lateral pain systems
    Erik Scherder
    Centre of Human Movement Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:1047-56. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Pain in Alzheimer's disease: nursing assistants' and patients' evaluations
    Erik Scherder
    Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 52:151-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating the effects of right median nerve stimulation on memory in Alzheimer's disease: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Erik J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Aging Res 33:177-86. 2007

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Cranial electrostimulation (CES) in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease
    E J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 128:215-7. 2002
    ..Eighteen AD patients, divided into an experimental and a placebo group, were treated for 30 min per day, 5 days a week, for 6 weeks. No improvements in cognition and (affective) behavior were found after CES...
  2. ncbi request reprint Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on self-efficacy and mood in elderly with mild cognitive impairment
    Marijn W Luijpen
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:166-75. 2004
    ..In contrast, the placebo group showed a considerable reduction in self-efficacy and an increase in depression. Limitations of the present study and suggestions for future research are discussed...
  3. pmc The implementation of the serial trial intervention for pain and challenging behaviour in advanced dementia patients (STA OP!): a clustered randomized controlled trial
    Marjoleine J C Pieper
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 11:12. 2011
    ..This article outlines the study protocol...
  4. doi request reprint Understanding higher level gait disturbances in mild dementia in order to improve rehabilitation: 'last in-first out'
    Erik Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:699-714. 2011
    ..These new strategies emerge from five neural networks: the superior longitudinal fasciculus, the uncinate fasciculus, the fronto-cerebellar and fronto-striatal connections, and the cingulum...
  5. pmc Recent developments in pain in dementia
    Erik Scherder
    Centre of Human Movement Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, Netherlands
    BMJ 330:461-4. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and executive functions in the elderly with mild cognitive impairment
    E J A Scherder
    Centre of Human Movement Sciences, K├┐ksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 9:272-80. 2005
    ..Firm conclusions about the effectiveness of mild physical activity on EF in the oldest old can only be drawn after studies with larger number of subjects...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Chronic pain in dementia and in disorders with a high risk for congnitive impairment]
    E J A Scherder
    Afdeling Klinische Neuropsychologie, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 36:116-21. 2005
    ..Finally, a number of instruments which are most appropriate to assess pain in communicative and non-communicative patients are discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pain in Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis: its relation to the medial and lateral pain systems
    Erik Scherder
    Centre of Human Movement Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:1047-56. 2005
    ..These hypotheses should be a challenge for new research in this important but neglected area...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pain in Alzheimer's disease: nursing assistants' and patients' evaluations
    Erik Scherder
    Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Adv Nurs 52:151-8. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that nursing assistants would overestimate the pain experience of patients with Alzheimer's dementia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating the effects of right median nerve stimulation on memory in Alzheimer's disease: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Erik J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Exp Aging Res 33:177-86. 2007
    ..The results show that the various aspects of memory did not respond positively to RMNS. A study with a much longer treatment period is suggested before firm conclusions about the ineffectiveness of RMNS on memory in AD can be drawn...
  11. doi request reprint Relationship between chronic pain and cognition in cognitively intact older persons and in patients with Alzheimer's disease. The need to control for mood
    Erik J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gerontology 54:50-8. 2008
    ..Brain areas that are involved in cognition and mood also play a role in pain processing...
  12. doi request reprint Higher-level hand motor function in aging and (preclinical) dementia: its relationship with (instrumental) activities of daily life--a mini-review
    Erik Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gerontology 54:333-41. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint [Pain and physical (in)activity in relation to cognition and behaviour in dementia]
    E Scherder
    Afdeling Klinische Neuropsychologie, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 40:270-8. 2009
    ..In the present paper, the various topics will be addressed in this order...
  14. doi request reprint The more physical inactivity, the more agitation in dementia
    Erik J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 22:1203-8. 2010
    ..The use of physical restraints coincides with stress, further aggravating the already existing neuropathology, which may increase stress and agitation even more. Exercise may reduce stress and agitation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Activation of the dorsal raphe nucleus and locus coeruleus by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in Alzheimer's disease: a reconsideration of stimulation-parameters derived from animal studies
    Erik J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BTAmsterdam, The Netherlands
    Chin J Physiol 46:143-50. 2003
    ..The results derived from animal experimental studies show that for an optimal stimulation of the LC and DRN, the pulse width should be more than 0.1 ms. Limitations and suggestions for future research will be discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of low-frequency cranial electrostimulation on the rest-activity rhythm and salivary cortisol in Alzheimer's disease
    Erik Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 17:101-8. 2003
    ..The present study examined the effects of low-frequency CES on the rest-activity rhythm and cortisol levels of patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  17. ncbi request reprint The Acute versus Chronic Pain Questionnaire (ACPQ) and actual pain experience in older people
    E J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Ment Health 6:304-12. 2002
    ..The present findings suggest that the selection of one or more acute items of the ACPQ (high-ACPQ group) may point to an alteration in subjects' actual pain experience...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of TENS and methylphenidate in tuberculous meningo-encephalitis
    E J Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Brain Inj 15:545-58. 2001
    ..Furthermore, as aggression and overactive behaviour were also prominent clinical symptoms, the effects of methylphenidate were investigated...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pain assessment in patients with possible vascular dementia
    Erik J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry 66:133-45. 2003
    ..There was a tendency for an increase in scores on the CNPI in the VaD group. These results suggest that patients with possible VaD suffer more pain than healthy elderly without cognitive impairment...
  20. ncbi request reprint Repeated pain assessment in Alzheimer's disease
    E Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1109, NL 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 12:400-7. 2001
    ..e. compared to elderly persons without dementia, AD patients appear to perceive less pain intensity and pain affect. These findings support the hypothesis that AD is characterized by an alteration in pain experience...
  21. ncbi request reprint Acute versus chronic pain experience in Alzheimer's disease. a new questionnaire
    E J Scherder
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 11:11-6. 2000
    ..The results support our hypothesis. Limitations of the present study are discussed...
  22. ncbi request reprint Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) improves the rest-activity rhythm in midstage Alzheimer's disease
    E J Scherder
    Free University, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 101:105-7. 1999
    ..It is concluded that TENS increased the coupling between the rest activity rhythm and supposedly stable Zeitgebers in an advanced stage of AD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pain processing in dementia and its relation to neuropathology
    Erik J A Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet Neurol 2:677-86. 2003
    ..Future studies should combine data from experimental pain studies and neuropathological information for pain assessment in dementia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Low use of analgesics in Alzheimer's disease: possible mechanisms
    E J Scherder
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry 63:1-12. 2000
    ..Suggestions for future pain assessment in AD are made...
  25. ncbi request reprint Alzheimer patients report less pain intensity and pain affect than non-demented elderly
    E Scherder
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychiatry 62:265-72. 1999
    ..In contrast, the number of AD patients using analgesics did not differ from the number of controls. These findings suggest that pain assessment for patients with AD should be focused on both quantitative and qualitative aspects of pain...
  26. doi request reprint Functional status of masticatory system, executive function and episodic memory in older persons
    E Scherder
    Institute of Human Movement Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Oral Rehabil 35:324-36. 2008
    ..The conclusion of this study is that only in older persons with full dentures the relationship between mastication, episodic memory, and executive function becomes evident when the functional status of the masticatory system decreases...
  27. doi request reprint Hand motor activity, cognition, mood, and the rest-activity rhythm in dementia: a clustered RCT
    Laura H P Eggermont
    VU University, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 196:271-8. 2009
    ..Physical activity such as walking may exert a positive impact on cognition and behaviour in older persons with dementia, but due to the frailty of the population it may be worthwhile to consider other motor activities as well...
  28. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory but sedentary: impact on cognition and the rest-activity rhythm in nursing home residents with dementia
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P279-87. 2008
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  29. doi request reprint Observation of hand movements by older persons with dementia: effects on cognition: a pilot study
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 27:366-74. 2009
    ..Hand movement observation activates mirror neurons, located in brain areas that are vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease. We examined the effects of hand movement observation on cognition in older persons with dementia...
  30. pmc Physical activity and executive function in aging: the MOBILIZE Boston Study
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1750-6. 2009
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  31. ncbi request reprint Non-pharmacological interventions in cognitively impaired and demented patients--a comparison with cholinesterase inhibitors
    Marijn W Luijpen
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Rev Neurosci 14:343-68. 2003
    ..32) and by cholinesterase inhibitors (d' = 0.31) were of similar effect-size. Possible mechanisms underlying the non-pharmacological stimulation effects are discussed and suggestions offered for future research...
  32. doi request reprint Psychotropic medication use and cognition in institutionalized older adults with mild to moderate dementia
    Laura H P Eggermont
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int Psychogeriatr 21:286-94. 2009
    ..The present study examined the relationship between different types of psychotropic medication and specific cognitive functions in older people with dementia...
  33. ncbi request reprint Timed executive functions and white matter in aging with and without cardiovascular risk factors
    Joukje M Oosterman
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Rev Neurosci 15:439-62. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that an important distinction exists between untimed and timed EF tests, and that this distinction should be taken into account when interpreting the results of such tests...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on memory in elderly with mild cognitive impairment
    Marijn W Luijpen
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 158:349-57. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that TENS did not improve memory in a MCI population. Mechanisms that might underlie the absence of positive effects of the TENS treatment in a MCI population are discussed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Peripheral electrical stimulation in Alzheimer's disease
    Koene R A van Dijk
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 19:361-8. 2005
    ..The lack of treatment effects calls for reconsideration of electrical stimulation as a symptomatic treatment in AD...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on non-pain related cognitive and behavioural functioning
    Koene R A van Dijk
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Rev Neurosci 13:257-70. 2002
    ..It is argued that arousal may underlie the beneficial influence of TENS in various conditions. Finally, suggestions are offered for future research...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pain intensity and pain affect in relation to white matter changes
    Joukje M Oosterman
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pain 125:74-81. 2006
    ..These results suggest that pain experience may change as a result of aging and that white matter changes might be indicative for these alterations...
  38. ncbi request reprint High-frequency cranial electrostimulation (CES) in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease
    Erik J A Scherder
    Institute of Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:614-8. 2006
    ..Similar to the previous study, no improvements on cognition and (affective) behavior were found...
  39. ncbi request reprint Distinguishing between vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease by means of the WAIS: a meta-analysis
    Joukje M Oosterman
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 28:1158-75. 2006
    ..These results indicate that several subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale can differentiate between these two clinical groups, and that most of these tests reveal more impaired performance in the vascular dementia group...
  40. doi request reprint Somatosensory functioning and experienced pain in ADHD-families: a pilot study
    Erik J A Scherder
    Institute of Human Movement Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, A Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 12:461-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate these aspects in children with ADHD and their non-affected siblings, and to investigate how these aspects were related to each other...
  41. ncbi request reprint Executive ability in relation to blood pressure in residents of homes for the elderly
    Joukje M Oosterman
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:731-8. 2007
    ..The present study indicates that specifically SBP might be important with regard to executive ability in residents of homes for the elderly...
  42. ncbi request reprint Distortions in rest-activity rhythm in aging relate to white matter hyperintensities
    J Oosterman
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 29:1265-71. 2008
    ..The results indicated that frontal DWMH related to both IS and AMP. A reduction in the most active 10-h period mediated the relationship between frontal DWMH and AMP. Possible underlying mechanisms of these associations are discussed...
  43. ncbi request reprint Rehearsal strategies during motor-sequence learning in old age: execution vs motor imagery
    Arjan J R Stoter
    Center for Human Movement Sciences, University Medical Center, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Percept Mot Skills 106:967-78. 2008
    ..The current study was exploratory and involved a relatively small sample of 15 participants per age group. Caution must be taken when considering the results...
  44. doi request reprint White matter hyperintensities and working memory: an explorative study
    Joukje M Oosterman
    Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vrije Universiteit, Van der Boechorststraat 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 15:384-99. 2008
    ..Furthermore, a division between several white matter regions seems important; hyperintensities in the frontal deep white matter regions were the strongest predictor of working memory performance...
  45. ncbi request reprint Relationships between neuropsychological measures of executive function and behavioral measures of ADHD symptoms and comorbid behavior
    Solveig Jonsdottir
    Psychological Health Services, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 21:383-94. 2006
    ..As intelligence and language ability are important covariates they were also assessed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on cognition, behavior, and the rest-activity rhythm in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type
    Solveig Jonsdottir
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:212-21. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on cognition, behavior, and the rest-activity rhythm in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type (ADHD-CT)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Peripheral electrical nerve stimulation and rest-activity rhythm in Alzheimer's disease
    Koene R A van Dijk
    Department of Neurocognition, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Sleep Res 15:415-23. 2006
    ..In addition, the present post-hoc findings indicate that future studies on non-pharmacological interventions should take medication use into account...
  48. ncbi request reprint The impact of specific language impairment on working memory in children with ADHD combined subtype
    Solveig Jonsdottir
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Landspitali University Hospital, Dalbraut 12, 105 Reykjavik, Iceland
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 20:443-56. 2005
    ..The importance of screening for language disorders in studies of neuropsychological functioning in children with ADHD is emphasized...
  49. ncbi request reprint Circadian and age-related modulation of thermoreception and temperature regulation: mechanisms and functional implications
    Eus J W Van Someren
    The Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Meibergdreef 33, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ageing Res Rev 1:721-78. 2002
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  50. pmc Motor-skill learning in Alzheimer's disease: a review with an eye to the clinical practice
    Ilse A D A van Halteren-van Tilborg
    Elkerliek Hospital, P O Box 98, 5700 AB, Helmond, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychol Rev 17:203-12. 2007
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