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With pharma exiting Alzheimer’s research, new hope (and urgency) seen in the combination of brain training and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

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What does the future hold for the war on Alzheimer’s? (The Globe and Mail):

After spend­ing huge sums on clin­i­cal trails in recent years, the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try has failed to find a drug that can halt the mind-rob­bing dis­ease. And this month, Pfiz­er announced it is end­ing its Alzheimer’s research, although oth­er com­pa­nies haven’t thrown in the tow­el yet. But oth­er pre­ven­tion mea­sures are being explored.

Sev­er­al Toron­to hos­pi­tals are involved in an ambi­tious $10-mil­lion, five-year study to deter­mine whether a com­bi­na­tion of cog­ni­tive reme­di­a­tion – men­tal exer­cis­es – plus elec­tri­cal stim­u­la­tion of the brain can delay Read the rest of this entry »

Explore the latest in cognitive remediation and addressing learning disabilities

Dur­ing Expo Day select­ed Sum­mit Part­ners and Spon­sors show­cased their lat­est ini­tia­tives and solu­tions.

  • Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Sci­en­tif­ic Brain Train­ing (SBT), dis­cussed new part­ner­ships fol­low­ing their ISO 13485 cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for med­ical devices — cog­ni­tive reme­di­a­tion.
  • Jes­si­ca Poulin, Strate­gic Oper­a­tions Man­ag­er at the Arrow­smith Pro­gram, pre­sent­ed plans to bet­ter equip 100+ schools help­ing stu­dents with spe­cial needs.

These pre­sen­ta­tions took place at the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016).

Update: 20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

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Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e-newslet­ter,  pro­vid­ing a win­dow into the ongo­ing brain health and neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty revolutions–plus some fun brain teasers. Hap­py read­ing and, for those of you in the USA, Hap­py Fourth of July, and for those of you in Cana­da, Hap­py Cana­da Day!

New research:

New tools:

New thinking:

Finally, some brain teasers:

Merck and HAPPYneuron partner to include cognitive remediation program in Multiple Sclerosis e-Health Solution

MS_Mood-CognitionMer­ck KGaA In Deal With HAP­PYneu­ron To Offer E-Health Solu­tion For MS Patients (Nas­daq):

Ger­man drug mak­er Mer­ck KGaA (MKGAY.PK) announced Mon­day that it has entered into an agree­ment with HAP­PYneu­ron, a sub­sidiary of SBT Group of France, in which Mer­ck will receive an exclu­sive license to the company’s cog­ni­tive reme­di­a­tion train­ing pro­gram for peo­ple liv­ing with mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Scalable, medication-free relief of cognitive symptoms related to Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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At-Home Cog­ni­tive Reme­di­a­tion May Pro­vide Med­ica­tion-Free Symp­tom Relief for Neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal Issues Asso­ci­at­ed with Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis (press release):

Cog­ni­tive impair­ment is one of the core symp­toms of mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis (MS)—and one of its most trou­bling con­cerns for many peo­ple with the con­di­tion. Now, a new study from NYU Lan­gone Med­ical Cen­ter may pro­vide hope for symp­to­matic relief for Read the rest of this entry »

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