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Study: 10-minute cognitive test MoCA helps predict long-term motor, cognitive and mortality outcomes after stroke

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Sim­ple test may help pre­dict long-term out­come after stroke (Sci­ence Dai­ly):

We found that this test, which takes less than 10 min­utes, can help pre­dict whether peo­ple will have impaired think­ing skills, prob­lems that keep them from per­form­ing dai­ly tasks such as bathing and dress­ing and even whether they will be more like­ly to die,” said study author Mar­tin Dich­gans, MD, of Lud­wig-Max­i­m­il­ians Uni­ver­si­ty Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Practice effect due to repeated testing can delay detection of cognitive impairment and dementia

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Prac­tice Imper­fect: Repeat­ed Cog­ni­tive Test­ing Can Obscure Ear­ly Signs of Demen­tia (UC San Diego Health press release):

Alzheimer’s dis­ease (AD) is a pro­gres­sive, neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive con­di­tion that often begins with mild cog­ni­tive impair­ment or MCI, mak­ing ear­ly and repeat­ed assess­ments of cog­ni­tive change cru­cial to diag­no­sis and treat­ment.

But in a paper pub­lished online in the jour­nal Alzheimer’s & Demen­tia: Diag­no­sis, Assess­ment & Dis­ease Mon­i­tor­ing, a team of researchers led by sci­en­tists at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia San Diego School of Med­i­cine found that repeat­ed test­ing of mid­dle-age men pro­duced a “prac­tice effect” which obscured true cog­ni­tive decline and Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e-newslet­ter explor­ing the lat­est in brain health.

New research:

New thinking:

New tools:

 

Final­ly, if you’re look­ing for some extra men­tal stim­u­la­tion, don’t for­get to check out our Top 25 Brain Teasers, Games and Illu­sions.

Have a great month of March!

The Sharp­Brains Team

Lumos Labs ranked #13 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

lumosity labsLumos Labs pro­duces the pop­u­lar brain train­ing web and mobile app named Lumos­i­ty. With 60 mil­lion reg­is­tered users, Lumos­i­ty is the world’s largest cog­ni­tive train­ing ser­vice. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in fund­ing, and the com­pa­ny sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand­ed its IP port­fo­lio in 2014 through Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To improve memory and thinking, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ May e-newslet­ter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain and mind stud­ies, per­va­sive neu­rotech­nol­ogy news, and brain fit­ness insights.

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New report on innovation & IP:

 

Have a great month of June!

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