Systematic review finds more clinical harm than benefits in Alzheimer’s “treatments” lecanemab, aducanumab, and donanemab

Study ques­tions ben­e­fit of new Alzheimer’s drug (UGA Today): Last sum­mer, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion ful­ly approved the first drug shown to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s. But new research from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Geor­gia sug­gests that patients and care­givers may not expe­ri­ence any ben­e­fit from the drug in their dai­ly lives. The drug, Leqembi,…

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Brain Health in 2030: Navigating Neuroplasticity & the Digital Health Market

Brain Health in 2030: Nav­i­gat­ing Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty & the Dig­i­tal Health Mar­ket from Sharp­Brains Keynote deliv­ered by Álvaro Fer­nán­dez, CEO of Sharp­Brains, dur­ing cor­po­rate retreat. Key mes­sage: Our very human brains and minds are the most sophis­ti­cat­ed tech­nol­o­gy at our dis­pos­al, so we should invest more time learn­ing about how they work and har­ness­ing neu­ro­­plas­tic­i­­ty-based methods…

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Six favorite books of 2023 to help harness the stress response and boost curiosity, wonder, and brain health at work,

It’s hard to address impor­tant issues in our lives or in soci­ety if we are stressed, deplet­ed, and iso­lat­ed. Per­haps that’s why many of 2023’s favorite books offer approach­es for real self-care. They focus on how to man­age stress, find more hap­pi­ness in life, seek won­der and inspi­ra­tion, appre­ci­ate art, under­stand our per­son­al strengths, or…

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Trend: Large US employers deploy apps, AI chatbots, other digital tools to boost brain & mental health at work

Employ­ers Are Offer­ing a New Work­er Ben­e­fit: Well­ness Chat­bots (The Wall Street Jour­nal): More work­ers feel­ing anx­ious, stressed or blue have a new place to go for men­­tal-health help: a dig­i­tal app. Chat­bots that hold ther­a­pist-like con­ver­sa­tions and well­ness apps that deliv­er depres­sion and oth­er diag­noses or iden­ti­fy peo­ple at risk of self-harm are snow­balling across…

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Lifestyle Matters: Let’s optimize cognition, health and life in 2024

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing fas­ci­nat­ing research find­ings on lifestyle, pro­tec­tive brain struc­tures, Inter­net access, men­tal health, brain imag­ing, and more. #1. Lifestyle mat­ters: What we can do in 2024 to opti­mize cog­ni­tion and life, delay­ing cog­ni­tive prob­lems even demen­tia “Actor Chris Hemsworth…watched his grand­fa­ther live with Alzheimer’s and is mak­ing lifestyle…

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