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New studies reinforce Education and Cognitive Reserve –instead of drugs targeting beta amyloid– as most promising avenue to prolong cognitive health and reduce dementia risk

dementia-progressionDementia Risk Declines, And Education May Be One Reason Why (NPR):

“Some encouraging news in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia: The rate at which older Americans are getting these conditions is declining. That’s according to Read the rest of this entry »

Challenging the outdated “fixed brain” dogma, the cognitive training market keeps growing

brain-scan-impairedThis Man’s Brain Recovery Has Baffled Scientists And Provided Hope For Others (The Telegraph):

“…The odds of surviving a coma are notoriously hard to predict, brain injury being the most complex of problems afflicting the most complex organ in the body…In Lewis’s case, it took a village to rebuild his mind Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Traumatic Brain Injury patients with high cognitive reserve recover 7 times better

Car_AccidentPeople with More Education May Recover Better from Traumatic Brain Injury (Neurology):

“The study examined people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, most of which were from motor vehicle accidents or falls. All were taken to Read the rest of this entry »

Ask your Questions about Cognitive Enhancement across the Lifespan

Heads-up: the most brain-friendly book discussion continues today, and you can Send Your Questions to 7 recognized experts! These are the two next webchats in the series: Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Sherrie All: A neuropsychologist shaping the future of cognitive wellness

Dr. Sherrie All

Sherrie D. All, Ph.D

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I’m the founder of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness and consultant to Mather LifeWays.  What excites me about working at both places is that it enables me to be a pioneer in helping people better understand and take care of their brains. Read the rest of this entry »

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