Up to $500,000 Available Through Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation’s Spark Program to Fund New Innovations (Baycrest press release):
The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) announced today the launch of its Spark Program, an initiative designed to provide point-of-care workers in the healthcare delivery or service industry in North America with as much as Read the rest of this entry »
Does anyone care if “brain games” actually work? (Fortune):
“The cognitive fitness market — loosely defined as non-invasive neurotechnologies that monitor or enhance cognition — is booming…The “brain game” industry is already a billion dollar market, and will reach the $6 billion mark within the next five years says SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness market research firm.
But key questions remain: Do these programs live up to the hype? Read the rest of this entry »
Learning second language ‘slows brain ageing’ (BBC):
“Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests…Using data from intelligence tests on 262 Edinburgh-born individuals at the age of 11, the study looked at how their cognitive abilities had changed when they were tested again in their seventies Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ August 2013 e-newsletter, featuring 8 excellent interviews with Speakers and Participants in the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th), 7 insightful media stories, and more. Enjoy!
SharpBrains in the News:
Book review contest:
- The winners are: Deborah Zamin, Frank Ra, Matt Barret, Nelson Calderon, Ellen Sommers and Annette Goodman. Thank you very much for your thoughtful and valuable reviews!
Finally, we hope more sharp brains can join us at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th): Here is the full Summit Agenda and here the incredible Speaker Bios.
You can REGISTER HERE with a 20% discount using promotional code: sharp2020
Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT
What excites you the most about your job?
Thanks to the rehabilitation consulting service I run, I have the amazing opportunity to work with physical rehabilitation practices and associations across the country on program development, marketing & business operations. Professionals in the rehab field are passionate about keeping our population active, independent and enjoying optimal quality of life, and that is why bringing programs that address brain health and wellness excites me! Read the rest of this entry »