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Next week in LA, and online: Brain Longevity Therapy Training by The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

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Heads-up: The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF), a longstanding supporter of SharpBrains events and activities, will be conducting its first Brain Longevity Therapy Training — combining professional development with a certification process — next week in Los Angeles, CA (also with a livestream option).

And they are generously sharing discount codes (below) for interested SharpBrains readers. Read the rest of this entry »

Reminder: Brain Longevity Therapy Training, by The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation, to take place October 19th-22nd

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The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF), a longstanding supporter of SharpBrains events and activities, will be conducting its first Brain Longevity Therapy Training — combining professional development with a certification process — during 4 days late October in Los Angeles, CA (also with a livestream option). And they are generously sharing discount codes for interested SharpBrains readers (see below) Read the rest of this entry »

October 19-22nd: First Brain Longevity Therapy Training by The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

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Heads-up: The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF) will be conducting its first Brain Longevity Therapy Training — combining professional development with a certification process — during 4 days late October in Los Angeles, CA (also with a livestream option). Read the rest of this entry »

To stimulate your brain, find new ways to challenge yourself every day

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For Effective Brain Fitness, Do More Than Play Simple Games (The New York Times):

“…Legions of baby boomers already use computers or apps to stimulate the brain, but they should be thought of as part of a larger engagement with the world…Finding new ways to challenge yourself every day, Mr. Rebok said, is a good idea. This can include lots of ordinary activities like doing mental calculations rather than reaching for a calculator, or taking a new driving route or eating with the opposite hand…

Mr. Fernandez of SharpBrains said he would like to see a more systematic way to measure cognition, such as annual mental health checkups. “If we had better assessments, we could empower consumers,” he said. “That’s the next frontier.”

To learn more:

Out: crossword puzzles. In: digital cognitive assessments and training

brain_mindDo brain games work? (The Boston Globe):

“There’s intense interest?—?and the potential for big money?—?in the world of brain games. Lumosity…claims 60 million users…The market for Lumosity and competitors like Cogmed and Posit Science is growing 25 percent a year, according to SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness research firm. Read the rest of this entry »

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