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Update: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow guidelines recommended for brain development

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Dear read­er,

Time for Sharp­Brains month­ly e-newslet­ter, dis­cussing the lat­est inno­va­tions for brain health and men­tal health, and open­ing in this occa­sion with an impor­tant wake-up call.

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Hap­py Hal­loween and have a great month of Novem­ber,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

New study reinforces need for proactive cognitive monitoring after heart surgery

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Heart surgery: Does it impact cog­ni­tive abil­i­ty? (Med­ical News Today):

Almost 8 mil­lion peo­ple in the Unit­ed States under­go car­dio­vas­cu­lar surgery or oth­er relat­ed pro­ce­dures each year.

Thanks to the steady improve­ments made by med­ical sci­ence, the pro­ce­dures are becom­ing ever safer and can give peo­ple a new lease of life.

Aware of improve­ments in phys­i­cal health due to car­dio­vas­cu­lar surgery, sci­en­tists know less about the cog­ni­tive impact of open heart surgery.

A recent study set out to under­stand pre­cise­ly how heart surgery might influ­ence the mind Read the rest of this entry »

Cognitive Functioning Impacts Health, Life. Better Monitoring Emerges as Critical

New Research Links Mild Cog­ni­tive Impair­ment (MCI) to Increased Iso­la­tion and Risk of Death (AAIC press release):

- “Two stud­ies pre­sent­ed today at the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Van­cou­ver pro­vide evi­dence of con­nec­tions between mild cog­ni­tive impair­ment (MCI) and neg­a­tive health out­comes – increased iso­la­tion and death.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Holly Jimison on Cognitive Health Coaching: A Home-based Approach to Cognitive Monitoring and Intervention

Dr. Jimi­son will dis­cuss lat­est research, tools and trends on Cog­ni­tive Health Coach­ing: A Home-based Approach to Cog­ni­tive Mon­i­tor­ing @ 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012).

Hol­ly B. Jimi­son, PhD is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of med­ical infor­mat­ics and clin­i­cal epi­demi­ol­ogy at Ore­gon Health & Sci­ence Uni­ver­sity, with exper­tise and research expe­ri­ence in the design and eval­u­a­tion of home mon­i­tor­ing and Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Cognitive Markers or Biomarkers to manage Cognitive Health across the Lifespan?

Pre­dict­ing Alzheimer’s Dis­ease More Accu­rate Through Cog­ni­tive Changes Than Bio­mark­ers (Med­ical News):

  • Mea­sur­ing people’s changes in cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties is a bet­ter pre­dic­tor of Alzheimer’s dis­ease than changes in bio­mark­ers, researchers from the Ben­i­to Men­ni Com­plex Assis­ten­cial en Salut Men­tal, Barcelona, Spain, report­ed in Archives of Gen­er­al Psy­chi­a­try, a JAMA jour­nal.”
  • The inves­ti­ga­tors used a range of tests to assess Read the rest of this entry »

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