Sep 23, 2016
The Times They Are a-Changin.
In a recent survey, 91% of those polled said that “Doctors should monitor cognitive health systematically, especially when prescribing new medicaments.”
This is important news, as anyone who has experienced negative side-effects, cognitive or otherwise, knows.
We need to upgrade our brain health system to reflect the realities, challenges and opportunities in the 21st century, in the midst of the Digital Age we live in.
Where should we start? In this edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, let’s take a look at some emerging tools, scientific studies and fresh ideas. Happy reading, and have a great Fall:
- The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) launches funding program to spark R&D and commercialization initiatives
- AARP wants to engage Gen X and Millennials with Staying Sharp brain health platform
- IBM and MIT partner to upgrade cognitive computing
- Learning how to mindfully navigate mindfulness apps
- FDA clears two computerized cognitive tests to assist in medical evaluations following brain injury or concussion
- Scientists call for regulations for brain stimulation devices sold directly to consumers
- Train your cingulate cortex to reduce bias and regulate emotions
- Apparently neither Google nor smartphones are frying our brains
- Review finds mixed results on the effectiveness and safety of brain and memory supplements
- Job satisfaction in your 20s and 30s has a significant impact on your physical and mental health in your 40s
- Mastering a new language can promote neural flexibility and increase learning speed
- Three pioneers of neuroplasticity research discuss the present and future of rewiring the brain
- Retooling brain health care with pervasive, inexpensive, data-driven digital technologies
- The Nine Habits of Highly Effective Brains
- More healthcare and research facilities offer multipronged brain fitness programs
- New book on how to practice mindfulness meditation with humor and playfulness
- Harnessing information and communications technology (ICT) to address mental health challenges affecting 700 million people today