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The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) launches funding program to spark R&D and commercialization initiatives


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 »

The billion dollar question: Under what conditions can brain training result in real-world benefits?



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 a second language, at any age, leads to better cognitive abilities

HolaLearning 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 »

Update: 5 ways to pro­tect your brain, and boost your career

human-brainTime 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!

Inter­view Series:

SharpBrains in the News:

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  • 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.

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Lynn Steffes: Let’s better integrate physical therapy and cognitive fitness

Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT

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 »

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