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Bill Gates announces $50 million investment to fight Alzheimer’s Disease

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Why I’m Digging Deep Into Alzheimer’s (Bill Gates):

“In every part of the world, people are living longer than they used to. Thanks to scientific advancements, fewer people die young from heart disease, cancer, and infectious diseases. It’s no longer unusual for a person to live well into their 80s and beyond. My dad will celebrate his 92nd birthday in a couple weeks, a milestone that was practically unimaginable when he was born.

This fact—that people are living longer than ever before—should always be a wonderful thing. But what happens when it’s not? Read the rest of this entry »

The Luria Neuroscience Institute announces new webinar series on Executive Functions, Dementia, TBI, Creativity and more

Happy to share that the Luria Neuroscience Institute, an esteemed Partner of the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, is hosting a new webinar series aimed at better equipping professionals helping those with mental health and with brain and brain disorders.

Dates and topics: Read the rest of this entry »

UT Dallas, October 19th: Public grand opening of the new Brain Performance Institute by the Center for BrainHealth

New Brain Performance Institute at UT Dallas (Photo by Albert Vacerka, Esto Photographics)

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We are happy to announce that the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas, an esteemed Partner of the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, is opening a fantastic new home for its Brain Performance Institute.

Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute, makes one crucial point about their mission and vision: Read the rest of this entry »

Virtual reality games and related neurotechnologies spark a new generation of dementia & cognitive tests

The Sea Hero Quest virtual reality game is played on a Samsung Gear VR headset. Source: Glitchers Ltd.

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The Virtual Reality Game Gathering Data for Dementia Researchers (Bloomberg):

“Navigating an ice-walled lake or scouring a swamp for a hidden monster may sound like a fun premise for a virtual-reality video game. But there’s a serious purpose behind the new game Sea Hero Quest VR: helping neuroscientists design a new test for dementia. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: 35% of worldwide dementia cases could be prevented by modifying these 9 modifiable risk factors

Time for SharpBrains’ July e-newsletter, featuring fascinating scientific findings, emerging brain health practices and insights…and some fun teasers.

New research

Let’s start with the key take-aways from a new and very insightful evidence review which found nine modifiable risk factors for dementia — accounting for 35% of all cases:
— Education by age 15 (during early life)
— Hypertension; Obesity; Hearing loss (in mid-life)
— Depression; Diabetes; Physical inactivity; Smoking; Low social contact (in later life)

New thinking

Upcoming events

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Finally, you may want to Test your Brain and Mind with these 9 Classic Optical Illusions 🙂

 

Have a great August!

The SharpBrains Team

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