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Update: A brain-friendly lifestyle is the best approach to delay cognitive decline and dementia

While the hip­pocam­pus tends to shrink with age, which con­tributes to cog­ni­tive decline, a recent study shows that this is not always the case (see all those blue lines), sug­gest­ing it can be pos­si­ble to main­tain hip­pocam­pus vol­ume and cog­ni­tive func­tion into our lat­er years.

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Time to wrap-up anoth­er stim­u­lat­ing month with Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing this time a range of promis­ing news for every­one with a (human) brain 🙂

New tech for brain health:

New brain and mind research:

New thinking to shape education and healthcare:

Finally, a few riddles to tease your brain:

 

Have a great Thanks­giv­ing and Decem­ber,

The Sharp­Brains Team

Rethinking Alzheimer’s research, beyond amyloid deposition, via new funding models

Alzheimer_Word_cloud_conceptHow a new approach to fund­ing Alzheimer’s research could pay off (MIT News):

More than 5 mil­lion Amer­i­cans suf­fer from Alzheimer’s dis­ease, the afflic­tion that erodes mem­o­ry and oth­er men­tal capac­i­ties, but no drugs tar­get­ing the dis­ease have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion since 2003…Lo and three co-authors pro­pose Read the rest of this entry »

Questioning brain health status quo in depression and Alzheimer’s

mentalhealthpuzzleTwo good recent pieces in The New York Times bring to the fore­front the need to ques­tion sta­tus quo mind­set and prac­tices about how to mea­sure and enhance brain health.

Sleep Ther­a­py Seen as an Aid for Depres­sion

  • Cur­ing insom­nia in peo­ple with depres­sion could dou­ble their chance of a full recov­ery, sci­en­tists are report­ing. The find­ings, based on an insom­nia treat­ment that uses talk ther­a­py rather than drugs, are Read the rest of this entry »

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