Cogniciti Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation to Evaluate Online Cognitive Screening to Identify Individuals at Risk for Dementia (Baycrest press release):
“Cogniciti Inc., the Toronto-based developer of a 20-minute online cognitive test for adults concerned about memory changes, today announced a collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to evaluate online screening strategies for early identification of dementia.
The collaboration, facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will explore the potential for Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
My colleague Dr. Murali Doraiswamy just wrote an excellent opinion piece for The New York Times: With Age Comes Wisdom, and Some Concerns For Candidates.
He ends it up saying that, “As Henry Ford noted, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” We should shift the debate away from worrying about the age of our candidates and focus instead on their cognitive skill set and practical wisdom.”
I couldn’t agree more with those wise words.
But, I do disagree with the words just preceding them: “Warren Buffett, at the age of 85, would still be a highly viable candidate, should he choose to run.”
To see why I disagree–and why it matters–let me synthesize some recent research on brain health, cognition and aging. Read the rest of this entry »
Decreased Activity Levels in MS Patients Linked To Cognitive Impairment (Multiple Sclerosis News):
“A new study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy assessed the cognitive factors affected in multiple sclerosis patients concerning their activity and participation in everyday life Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
It is a pleasure to announce the publication of the Polish edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, by Polish Scientific Publishers (PWN), and with a beautiful and powerful cover! Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ June e-newsletter, wrapping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health innovation.
New thinking to promote lifelong brain health
Emerging non-invasive neurotechnologies
Have a great, and sharp, month of July!
Title: Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action
Report brief (opens PDF)
Read full report online
Description: People forget things—a name, where they put their keys, a phone number—and yet what is dismissed as a minor inconvenience at 25 years of age, can evolve into a momentary anxiety at 35, and a major source of personal worry at ages 55 or 60. Forgetfulness at older ages is often equated with a decline in Read the rest of this entry »