Healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training program results in slower mental decline for older people (Science Daily):
“A comprehensive program providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down cognitive decline, according to the first ever randomised controlled trial of its kind, published in The Lancet.
After two years, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. David Rabiner
Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD, and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation.
Academic outcomes can be measured in 2 different ways — academic achievement and academic performance — and both are compromised in children with ADHD. Academic achievement refers to the information and skills that children acquire and is typically measured by standardized tests. Academic performance focuses on direct measures of success at school such as grades, grade retention, high school graduation, and college enrollment.
An important question then, for millions of kids diagnosed with ADHD and for their parents and educators, is whether long-term academic functioning can improve with appropriate treatment. Read the rest of this entry »
Time to ‘just say no’ to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients? Experts say yes (Medical Xpress):
“Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report.
In fact, non-drug approaches should be the first choice for treating dementia patients’ common symptoms such as Read the rest of this entry »
Quick heads-up: March 16-22nd is Brain Awareness Week!
Every March, BAW, organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages. Activities are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations and include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; social media campaigns; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.
AnthroTronix Named Edison Awards Finalist for Brain Health Assessment Tool (press release):
“AnthroTronix, an engineering research and development firm committed to optimizing the interaction between people and technology, announced today it has been named a 2015 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™ for the company’s mobile Read the rest of this entry »
Quick heads-up: The Scattergood Foundation and the Kennedy Forum have partnered to recognize innovations that challenge how behavioral healthcare is currently viewed, organized, and practiced through the creation of catalytic concepts, products, processes, services and/or technologies. Read the rest of this entry »