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Survey finds significant promise for home-based, data-rich cognitive therapy among stroke survivors

ConstantTherapyTele­health Sees Suc­cess in Ther­a­py (MHealth Intel­li­gence):

Tele­health-based ther­a­py pro­grams for stroke sur­vivors have helped increase cog­ni­tive and lan­guage skills and enabled patients to receive ther­a­py five times more often, accord­ing to one com­pa­ny. Read the rest of this entry »

Brain health research study by AARP: Consumers pursue brain training to support a more enjoyable, self-managed life

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AARP just released a very inter­est­ing brain health research study based on 1,200 online inter­views con­duct­ed in August 2014. Key find­ings include:

  • Main­tain­ing a healthy lifestyle is impor­tant to all con­sumers (99% find it at least some­what impor­tant). Brain health is the sec­ond most impor­tant com­po­nent in main­tain­ing a healthy lifestyle, after heart health (37% find brain health most impor­tant while 51% find heart health most impor­tant). Younger con­sumers Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”

Summit Interviews

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:

New trends:

New stud­ies:

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain FitnessFinal­ly, 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!

Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Every kid should practice stress reduction and targeted cognitive exercises at school

Bar­bara Arrow­smith Young

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As dis­cussed in The Brain that Changes Itself and in my own book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, I launched the Arrow­smith Pro­gram, a suite of cog­ni­tive exercises–now in more that 60 schools–designed to strength­en weak cog­ni­tive areas that under­lie a num­ber of spe­cif­ic learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and dis­abil­i­ties.

I did so based on my jour­ney to over­come my own severe spe­cif­ic learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties Read the rest of this entry »

Why I Wrote The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

We have always thought that “our brain shapes us.” I wrote my new book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (May 2012; Free Press, Fore­word by Nor­man Doidge), to prove that the reverse is equal­ly true. I want­ed to demon­strate how “we can shape our brains.”

Imag­ine hav­ing a brain that is capa­ble and inca­pable at the same time. Grow­ing up, I had severe learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties. I lived in a world that was con­fus­ing and incom­pre­hen­si­ble. As I was to lat­er dis­cov­er, a crit­i­cal part of my brain was not work­ing prop­er­ly, the end result being that all lan­guage was expe­ri­enced as for­eign and my trans­la­tor was Read the rest of this entry »

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