Healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training program results in slower mental decline for older people (Science Daily):
“A comprehensive program providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down cognitive decline, according to the first ever randomised controlled trial of its kind, published in The Lancet.
After two years, Read the rest of this entry »
Exploring Targeted Cognitive Training for Clinical Disorders (Association for Psychological Science):
“Research on the treatment of mental disorders often centers on understanding which treatments work. But knowing that a treatment is effective doesn’t necessarily tell us why the treatment works. A better understanding of the precise mechanisms that 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 »
Time for SharpBrains’ December e-newsletter, featuring a wide range of insights on brain health and innovation, and a deep analysis of this new study that found large gaps between research and practice in ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Did you know, for example, that over 40% of diagnoses, and over 70% of the treatment plans, fall short of the guidelines established by the American Academy of Pediatrics?
Finally, we are proud to share that The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance is Amazon’s #1 Bestseller in Preventive Medicine (and the Spanish edition is #1 en Medicina).
Have a great 2015! Feliz 2015!
Can Training Help Aging Brains? (WebMD):
George Rebok, PhD, conducted one of the largest studies to date looking at how cognitive training affects older adults. Rebok, a professor at the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, talks about the study findings, commercially available brain training, and what he recommends for brain health.
“What we found was I think very encouraging and also somewhat surprising Read the rest of this entry »