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What piece of the Brain Health Puzzle are you missing? Read and share $1 e-book in honor of Brain Awareness Week

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In honor of Brain Aware­ness Week –start­ing today!– we’d like to bring your atten­tion to a great book for any­one inter­ested in dis­tin­guish­ing between the myths and real­i­ties of neu­ro­plas­tic­ity and brain health.  Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Enhancing brain functioning, and preventing cognitive decline, via diet, exercise and cognitive training

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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 »

To improve academic outcomes, children with ADHD need both medication and non-medication treatments

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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 is over for “one size fits all” dementia treatments. Next: How to best integrate non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches

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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 »

Brain Awareness Week 2015 to take place March 16-22nd

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.

Recognition grows for digital brain health innovation

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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 »

Upcoming award for behavioral health innovation

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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 »

May 2015 Online Course: How to Nav­i­gate Con­ven­tional and Com­ple­men­tary ADHD Treat­ments for Healthy Brain Development

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