Title: Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action
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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 »
Heads-up: The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a branch of the National Academy of Sciences, is putting together a forward-looking workshop on Non-Invasive Neuromodulation of the Central Nervous System. March 2-3rd, 2015, in Washington, DC.
Description: Based on advances in biotechnology and neuroscience, neuromodulation devices are poised to gain clinical importance in the coming years and to be of increasing interest to patients, health care providers and payers, Read the rest of this entry »
By: Rosemarie Truman
Dear SharpBrains community,
We have read Alvaro Fernandez’s publication regarding the BRAIN Initiative in Venture Beat and thought our first-of-a-kind Brain Start-up Challenge would be of interest to many of you.
To provide some background, the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Advancing Innovation and the Heritage Provider Network, have partnered to create a “first of a kind” Brain Challenge. The Challenge will feature 20 rigorously selected brain related inventions that have commercial viability and are important to public health. Read the rest of this entry »
1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why? (The Atlantic):
“The staggering increase in cases of ASD should raise more suspicion in the medical community about its misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis than it does. The science stacks up in favor of catching and treating ASD earlier because it leads to better outcomes…What gets lost in the debate is Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We’re having a good conversation among SharpBrains Summit participants, prompted by the blog post Lifelong brain wellness and performance–not medical disease–drives growing demand for digital brain health solutions. In what is a beautiful example of the need to see both the forest and the trees Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Whitehouse will discuss why and how we need to revamp Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Prevention and Care, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012), building on this quote he gave to an ABC News story 2 days ago:
“The field of Alzheimer’s research is getting a little distorted. There’s a constant need to focus on magic bullets and single molecules,” Whitehouse told ABC News. “It really requires a public health focus. The most effective interventions are not going to be drugs.” Read the rest of this entry »
Description: “The report “Dementia: a public health priority” has been jointly developed by WHO and Alzheimer’s Disease International. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels.
Dementia is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities. The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at Read the rest of this entry »