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First, do no harm? Common anticholinergic meds seen to increase dementia risk

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Com­mon­ly Pre­scribed Meds Could Raise Demen­tia Risk (Web­MD):

Doc­tors often pre­scribe anti­cholin­er­gic drugs for a vari­ety of ills. But a new study sug­gests they may increase the risk of demen­tia in old­er patients.

These med­i­cines include every­thing from Benadryl (diphen­hy­dramine) to cer­tain antipsy­chotics and Parkinson’s meds. They’re used to treat a wide range of oth­er con­di­tions, includ­ing depres­sion, chron­ic obstruc­tive pul­monary dis­ease, over­ac­tive blad­der, aller­gies, and gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders.

Anti­cholin­er­gic drugs help con­tract and relax mus­cles, and work by block­ing acetyl­choline, a chem­i­cal that trans­mits mes­sages in the ner­vous sys­tem … the new British study found that peo­ple aged 55 and old­er who took strong anti­cholin­er­gic med­ica­tions dai­ly for three years or more had a 50% increased risk of demen­tia Read the rest of this entry »

Kindle Countdown Deal para leer este verano (y poner en practica!) un gran libro sobre la salud cerebral y mental

Bue­nas noti­cias: La edi­ción kin­dle de Cómo inver­tir en su cere­bro está disponible con un gran des­cuen­to des­de aho­ra has­ta el domin­go 30 de Junio en las tien­das Ama­zon de EEUU y Reino Unido.

Esper­amos que esto le ayude a dis­fru­tar un libro clave para enten­der nue­stros cere­bros y mentes y nave­g­ar las últi­mas inves­ti­ga­ciones cien­tí­fi­cas.

» Acce­da a la pro­mo­ción Aquí (EEUU) o Aquí (Reino Unido)

Una lec­tura estim­u­lante y un reto al mis­mo tiem­po, con infor­ma­ción sól­i­da y con­se­jos prác­ti­cos  para mejo­rar la salud de nue­stro cere­bro”. Kirkus Reviews   

Un recur­so impre­scindible para ayu­darnos a enten­der mejor nue­stro cere­bro y nues­tra mente, y cómo desar­rol­lar­los a lo largo de la vida”. —Susan E. Hoff­man, Direc­tor, Osh­er Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tute en UC Berke­ley Read the rest of this entry »

Kindle Countdown Deal to read over the summer (and apply!) a great book on brain health and brain fitness

Good news: The kin­dle edi­tion of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness is avail­able at a sig­nif­i­cant dis­count, in the US and UK Ama­zon stores, from now until Sun­day, June 30th.

We hope you enjoy the oppor­tu­ni­ty to access and read what has become a key book to nav­i­gate the lat­est in brain health and brain fit­ness!

» Access the pro­mo­tion HERE

Your brain is your most pre­cious asset, and it is wise to invest in it … (This is) A stim­u­lat­ing, chal­leng­ing resource, full of sol­id infor­ma­tion and prac­ti­cal tips for improv­ing brain health.” —Kirkus Reviews

A much-need­ed resource to help us bet­ter under­stand our brains and minds and how to nour­ish them through life.“ —Susan E. Hoff­man, Direc­tor, Osh­er Life­long Learn­ing Insti­tute at UC Berke­ley Read the rest of this entry »

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) announces six new ONtrepreneurs working at the frontier of applied neurotech

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Ontario Brain Insti­tute Deliv­ers Sig­nif­i­cant Boost to Ontario’s Neu­rotech Sec­tor (press release):

As part of its 2019 Neu­roTech Ontario Show­case, the Ontario Brain Insti­tute (OBI) today intro­duced the 2019 ONtre­pre­neurs – recip­i­ents of Canada’s sin­gle largest award for ear­ly-stage brain tech­nol­o­gy entre­pre­neurs … The suc­cess­ful 2019 ONtre­pre­neurs are: Israel Gasperin – Zen­trela, Joshua Lobo – Sta­bi­lo Med­ical, Zachary McMa­hon – LUCID, Maryam Nabavi – Vil­lage Tech­nolo­gies, Michael Philips – Vena Med­ical, and Alexan­der Theodor­ou – Ocuther­a­py. Read the rest of this entry »

Heads-up: You can now watch all Recordings (40+ Speakers, 12+ Hours) from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

The 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (May 7–9th, 2019)  fea­tured over forty of the world’s top experts and inno­va­tors work­ing to improve brain health for all in light of grow­ing neu­ro­science and dig­i­tal tech. You can read some of the main high­lights here.

Addi­tion­al­ly the Sum­mit host­ed the sec­ond edi­tion of the Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test to high­light ways in which emerg­ing sci­en­tif­ic find­ings are being trans­lat­ed into prac­ti­cal and scal­able brain health assess­ments, ther­a­pies, plat­forms and solu­tions.

 

How to Access the Recordings

A) Reg­is­tered Par­tic­i­pants:  Sim­ply click on any ses­sion in the Sum­mit Agen­da to open the cor­re­spond­ing record­ing, using the cre­den­tials we sent you by email.

B) Every­one else: You can pur­chase one-year online access to all record­ings for $95 using the but­ton below; Visa/ AmEx/ Mastercard/ Discover/ Pay­Pal are all accept­ed. Once the pay­ment goes through we will email you login cre­den­tials.

 

Hap­py Sum­mer and Hap­py Learn­ing!

– The Sum­mit Steer­ing Group

Watch All Recordings Now (40+ Speakers, 12+ Hours)

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