Executive Functions and Dysfunction in Brain Health and Brain Disorders: Dates announced for Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg’s Symposium in Costa Rica

We are pleased to announce a fan­tas­tic 5‑day pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ty fea­tur­ing our Advi­sor and renowned author and neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Elkhonon Gold­berg, Ph.D., ABPP., and titled “Exec­u­tive Func­tions and Dys­func­tion in Brain Health and Brain Dis­or­ders. Frontal Lobes, Dis­trib­uted Net­works, and the Whole Brain.” The infor­ma­tion pre­sent­ed will aid prac­ti­tion­ers and researchers alike in advanc­ing their knowledge…

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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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Questions grow about the validity and usefulness of direct-to-consumer blood tests for Alzheimer’s Disease

For the first time, peo­ple wor­ried about their risk of Alzheimer’s dis­ease can go online, order a blood test, and receive results in the pri­va­cy of their homes. This might seem appeal­ing on the sur­face, but the devel­op­ment has Alzheimer’s researchers and clin­i­cians up in arms. The Quest Diag­nos­tics blood test, AD-Detect, mea­sures ele­vat­ed lev­els of amyloid-beta…

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Without Brain Health, you do not have Health

As you go through life, your brain under­goes extra­or­di­nary devel­op­ment. Your brain is the most adapt­able, mod­i­fi­able organ in your body, and it can change both pos­i­tive­ly and neg­a­tive­ly by how you use it each day. Just by read­ing a book such as this one, your brain has been changed. How has your brain been…

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Ballroom dancing can reduce aging-related brain atrophy in the hippocampus (and, more than treadmill walking!)

Social ball­room danc­ing can improve cog­ni­tive func­tions and reduce brain atro­phy in old­er adults who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s dis­ease and oth­er forms of demen­tia. That’s the key find­ing of my team’s recent­ly pub­lished study in the Jour­nal of Aging and Phys­i­cal Activ­i­ty. In our study, we enrolled 25 adults over 65 years…

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