FDA Has Cleared New Cognitive Screening Tests (Alzforum):
“The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared, meaning it deemed safe, two tests that may help doctors screen for cognitive decline. One is the so-called Cognision system from Neuronetrix, a company based in Read the rest of this entry »
Virtual reality brain training game can detect mild cognitive impairment, a condition that often predates Alzheimer’s disease (press release):
“Geek researchers demonstrated the potential of a virtual supermarket cognitive training game as a screening tool for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among a sample of older adults…
In an article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the researchers Read the rest of this entry »
Hard Evidence We Can Slow Alzheimer’s By Exercising The Body And The Mind (Forbes):
“Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most feared diagnoses among patients…once the disease has been diagnosed, there is nothing modern medicine can do to stop it.
But it can be slowed, and a new study presented Read the rest of this entry »
Feeding the Brain’s Curiosity Helps Delay Alzheimer’s, Study Says (Bloomberg):
“People genetically prone to Alzheimer’s who went to college, worked in complex fields and stayed engaged intellectually held off the disease almost a decade longer than others, a study found. Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Training Database: Treasure Trove for Preclinical Alzheimer’s Research? (Alzforum):
“Some researchers think brain games in general—which adapt to each user’s cognitive ability—may one day serve as cognitive diagnostics to Read the rest of this entry »
USPSTF: No to Routine Screening for Cognitive Impairment (Medscape):
“There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cognitive decline in older adults in the primary care setting, according to a new review by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)…The USPSTF reviewers looked at drug therapy and nondrug therapy options for cognitive impairment and found more evidence on both than at the 2003 review, but not enough evidence that they lead to better health outcomes.
Elaborating on the views of the Alzheimer’s Association, Maria Carrillo, PhD, vice president of medical and scientific relations, explained that ”…no one should misconstrue this USPSTF guidance document to imply that there are no benefits to regular cognitive evaluations, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Dr. Son Preminger
Israel’s first international BrainTech conference took place this week, on October 14 and 15th. It was organized by Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a non-profit organization whose mission is to position Israel as a global brain technology and research center. The conference included talks representing multiple stakeholders in the neurotechnology sector worldwide – patients, clinicians, academic leaders, public officials, entrepreneurs and industry executives. An important session in the conference was the BrainBlitz — a roundtable session where different brain technology topics were discussed in smaller interest groups.
Our table, devoted to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive training, Read the rest of this entry »