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News about Neuroplasticity, Learning, Dance, ADHD, Brain Training, Smell, and more

dance brainTime for a new edition of SharpBrains’ enewsletter, starting with this fascinating article about What Educators and Parents Should Know About Neuroplasticity, Learning and Dance.

Enjoy!

New brain research:

New brain fitness and digital health tools:

Best of 2015:

 

Have a great month of February,

The SharpBrains Team

Akili Interactive Labs raises $30.5 million to develop FDA-approved brain training videogame for ADHD

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Videogame Maker Seeks to Treat ADHD (The Wall Street Journal):

“Doctors don’t usually prescribe videogame play. But one company, which has just raised $30.5 million from venture-capital investors, hopes to change that.

Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs Inc. is developing a videogame it believes could replace pills as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s new at Baycrest, Lumosity, BrainBaseline, SharpBrains

Dur­ing Expo Day at the The 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit selected Sum­mit Spon­sors show­cased their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solutions:

  • Bay­crest: Meet the new $100m+ Cana­dian Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion, with Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Smell tests to help detect brain injury and neurodegenerative ailments

smell_systemSmell Tests Could One Day Reveal Head Trauma and Neurodegenerative Disease (Scientific American):

“Name that smell—if you can’t, it could be an indicator of a problem somewhere in your brain. New research suggests that scratch-and-sniff smell tests could become Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Brain teasers and brain fitness tips to improve attention and memory in 2016

3_BRAINSDear SharpBrains friend,

Time for SharpBrains’ December e-newsletter…and we are honored to announce that the Japanese edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness just became available, and is doing well! (more below)

Let us wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, and share a few resources and insights that may come handy in 2016.

Resources to enhance brain fitness in 2016:

New brain research:

Take-aways from the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit:

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Meanwhile, in Japan…

 

Best wishes for a sharp, healthy and happy 2016!

The Sharp­Brains Team

To address the upcoming Alzheimer’s “epidemic”, let’s approach 2016 with these 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention

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As you probably know, we are in a health care crisis. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease continues to sky-rocket as people age and may reach crisis proportions.  A national goal has been set to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s by 2020 or no later than 2025, with a lion’s share of this money going into drug research, which, while ongoing, has thus far has been elusive.

This focus entirely on drugs may be changing however, as the Read the rest of this entry »

First, do no harm? Study finds association between androgen deprivation therapy and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

prostate_cancer_therapyProstrate Cancer Treatment Tied To Alzheimer’s Risk (New York Times):

“Hormone therapy, a common treatment for prostate cancer, is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has found…Overall, those treated with hormone therapy had an 88 percent increased risk of Alzheimer’s compared with other patients. The longer Read the rest of this entry »

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