Dementia Risk Declines, And Education May Be One Reason Why (NPR):
“Some encouraging news in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia: The rate at which older Americans are getting these conditions is declining. That’s according to Read the rest of this entry »
We often view memory, thinking, emotions, as completely separate entities, but they truly are part of the same process. So, if we want to improve brain health, we need to pay attention to the “weak link” in that process. In today’s society, managing stress and negative emotions is often that weak link, as we discuss during October Q&A session with participants in SharpBrains’ new e-course. Time now for SharpBrains’ October 2012 eNewsletter, featuring new science, new resources and new thinking.
That’s it for now. Have a Happy Halloween!
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Plaque Build-Up in Your Brain May Be More Harmful Than Having Alzheimer’s Gene (Science Daily):
“A new study shows that having a high amount of beta amyloid or “plaques” in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease may cause steeper memory decline in mentally healthy older people than does having the APOE ?4 allele, also associated with the disease. “Our results show that plaques may be a more important factor in determining which people are Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ January 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion multiple thought-provoking perspectives on how emerging neuroscience can and should make us rethink prevailing practices in education, healthy aging and preventive medicine.
Finally, you may want to read our answers to the many excellent questions we received about the upcoming Online Course: How to Be Your Own Brain Fitness Coach in 2012
. 80 individuals have registered so far, representing a fascinating diversity of backgrounds: health and medical professionals, educators, business executives, traders, consultants, coaches, software engineers, therapists, and more. Please remember that early-bird rates end on Tuesday, January 31st!
Have a great month of February.
Very significant findings reported today. Keeping brain sharp may ward off Alzheimer’s protein (Reuters):
“People who challenge their brains throughout their lifetimes — through reading, writing and playing games — are less likely to develop protein deposits in the brain linked with Alzheimer’s, researchers said on Monday.” Read the rest of this entry »