What Medicare Will Cover Even if You’re Not Likely to Get Better (The New York Times):
“Should the federal government cover the costs of many kinds of treatments for patients who aren’t going to get any better? It didn’t, for many years. But after the settlement of a landmark class-action this week, Medicare will soon Read the rest of this entry »
Quick heads-up: Interesting upcoming event (Oct. 25-26th) in Nice, France, organized by the French American Biotechnology Symposium, focused on “Contribution of digital technologies to maintain the autonomy of aging people,” and discussing innovation around telemedicine, medical devices in home care, bioengineering, neurostimulation, neural implants.
The organizers want to engage French and American academic researchers, students, scientists involved in R&D projects, entrepreneurs and representatives of the ICT and pharmaceutical industries.
To Learn More, visit FABS 2012.
We are pleased to offer the first self-paced course designed to equip lifelong learners with the understanding and information required to apply neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve findings and tools to enhance their own brain health and functionality.
Detailed information is available at How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach. Registered participants can immediately log into the course and gain access to four recorded lectures–each lasting two hours– and to online materials and discussions. Registration fees are $95, and students have six months to complete course.
TOP 40 QUESTIONS ON BRAIN HEALTH, BRAIN FITNESS AND BRAIN TRAINING TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE COURSE: Read the rest of this entry »
By: Veronika Litinski
In an increasingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, human brains—not financial capital—are becoming the primary drivers of business success. Engaged, creative citizens and workers mean the difference between success and failure at the organizational and societal levels.
Looking at the problem from the perspective of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »
“Within 20 years, older adults will account for almost 25% of the U.S. population. From a healthcare perspective, a major concern with an aging population is a higher prevalence of age-related impairment in cognitive function. This expanding aging population highlights the need to identify quick, effective, low-cost solutions to delay pathological cognitive decline associated with aging. Developing interventions that can preserve cognitive function can also help to maintain quality of life and independence well into old age. With the help of new technology, Read the rest of this entry »
If you followed latest headlines surrounding the release of the National Alzheimer’s Plan, you’d probably conclude that the likely solution to maintain lifelong brain health is simple: simply wait until 2025 for a “magic bullet” to be discovered, to cure (or end or prevent) Alzheimer’s disease and aging associated cognitive decline. These kinds of beliefs, often reinforced by doctors and advertising, may explain the billions spent today by pharma companies on discovering new compounds, and by consumers on supplements like ginkgo biloba. But Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Stern will discuss the latest evidence and implications on What the Cognitive Reserve Means for Brain Health, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Dr. Yaakov Stern directs the Cognitive Neuroscience Division of the Sergievsky Center and is Director of Neuropsychology for the Memory Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He also directs the post-doctoral training program Neuropsychology Read the rest of this entry »