“Alzheimer’s Disease International yesterday released its World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia. This seventh annual report from the federation of Alzheimer associations updates 2009 estimates of [Read more…] about Report: 10 million people develop dementia every year
“Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report.
In fact, non-drug approaches should be the first choice for treating dementia patients’ common symptoms such as [Read more…] about Time is over for “one size fits all” dementia treatments. Next: How to best integrate non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches
“Geek researchers demonstrated the potential of a virtual supermarket cognitive training game as a screening tool for patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among a sample of older adults…
In an article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the researchers [Read more…] about Study: Harnessing a virtual reality brain training game to diagnose mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
Can Training Help Aging Brains? (WebMD):
George Rebok, PhD, conducted one of the largest studies to date looking at how cognitive training affects older adults. Rebok, a professor at the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, talks about the study findings, commercially available brain training, and what he recommends for brain health.
“What we found was I think very encouraging and also somewhat surprising [Read more…] about Must-read interview with George Rebok, PhD: Can cognitive training help aging brains?
What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As the Founding President and Medical Director at the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation for over 20 years, I am more excited than ever about the possibilities for enhanced mental performance and brain longevity for everyone. [Read more…] about Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa (Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation): “You’re not a prisoner of your DNA”
Time for our September 2014 e‑newsletter, featuring a wealth of insights and innovations reports…including four thought-provoking interviews with Sponsors of the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28–30th). Enjoy!
New perspectives at the frontier of Brain, Health & Innovation:
- Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Every kid should practice stress reduction and targeted cognitive exercises at school
- Michael Meagher (Cogniciti): Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”
- Itamar Lesuisse (Peak): My interest in brain training stemmed from my own inadequacies
- Silvia Damiano (About my Brain Institute): Why not democratise access to neuroscience?
- School-based programs to enhance resilience and emotional/ cognitive flexibility
- The next in wearables: Harnessing EEG for “the masses” to track and enhance mind fitness
- Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Therapy
- General Motors to adopt eye, head-tracking technology to reduce distracted driving
- To build a healthier future, let’s empower and equip individuals to be in control of their well-being
- A new psychosocial treatment for Inattentive ADHD
- Long-term use of anxiety and sleeping pills can increase Alzheimer’s risk
- From anti-depressant “magic pills” towards targeted combination of medications and cognitive therapy
- The brain benefits of learning and speaking a second language
Finally, you may want to try this brain teaser to test your multi-tasking abilities…and, if you are interested in all these topics for professional reasons, please consider joining us at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28–30th) — you can register with a 10% discount using promotional code: sharp2014
Have a great month of October!