Dementia Risk Declines, And Education May Be One Reason Why (NPR):
“Some encouraging news in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia: The rate at which older Americans are getting these conditions is declining. That’s according to Read the rest of this entry »
— Incidence rate of dementia per 1,000 person years in CFAS I (twenty years ago) and CFAS II (now) by age at baseline interview. Source: Study linked below.
Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ eNewsletter, full of fascinating brain studies and emerging thinking and tools for lifelong mental health and performance. Happy reading!
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Have a great month of May!
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— Incidence rate of dementia per 1,000 person years in CFAS I (conducted in the 90s) and CFAS II (just finished) by age at baseline interview. Natural scale. Source: Study referenced below.
Drop in dementia rates suggests disease can be prevented, researchers say (The Guardian):
“In the UK, dementia has fallen by a fifth over the past 20 years, possibly down to lifestyle and education changes, highlighting benefits of preventative action…
A team from three British universities concluded that as a result the number of new cases of dementia is lower than had been predicted in the 1990s Read the rest of this entry »
By: Judith Hanna, PhD
— The Dance for Athletes class at Glen Burnie High School performs a swing piece
Dance. Is it merely art? Is it just recreation? Think again.
Dance is now being studied as a pathway to enhance learning. And, scientists say, educators and parents should take note of the movement.
Recently at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, more than 6,800 attendees paid rapt attention to renowned choreographer Mark Morris as he answered questions about Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions (NPR):
“Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person’s future — some aspects of it, anyway.
Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with Read the rest of this entry »