The latest on Brain Health and Resilience, plus a few fun Brain Teasers

Wel­come to a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing fas­ci­nat­ing neu­ro­science find­ings and tips, com­bined with fun brain teasers. #1. To cel­e­brate this quite-chal­leng­ing Thanks­giv­ing, here are five fun brain teasers that read­ers have enjoyed the most this year so far. It is always good to learn more about (and appre­ci­ate) that most pre­cious resource…

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Next: Analyzing typing speed, speech and sleep patterns to identify cognitive decline, dementia, Parkinson’s, and more

AI May Help Iden­ti­fy Patients With Ear­­ly-Stage Demen­tia (The Wall Street Jour­nal): Researchers are study­ing whether arti­­fi­­cial-intel­li­­gence tools that ana­lyze things like typ­ing speed, sleep pat­terns and speech can be used to help clin­i­cians bet­ter iden­ti­fy patients with ear­­ly-stage dementia.

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Trend: With 25% of US physicians aged 65+, hospitals test older doctors on mental and physical acuity

— When Are Doc­tors Too Old to Prac­tice? (The Wall Street Jour­nal): “In Feb­ru­ary, Robert Brown received an email that left him trou­bled. The New Jer­sey hos­pi­tal where the 71-year-old pedi­a­tri­cian was prac­tic­ing informed him that doc­tors age 72 and old­er would have to take a test to assess their phys­i­cal and men­tal health—or risk…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: is our Healthcare System Ready?

In the midst of much health­care reform talk, not enough atten­tion seems focused on ensur­ing health­care sys­tems’ pre­pared­ness to deal with cog­ni­tive health issues ‑with Alzheimer’s Dis­ease as the most dra­mat­ic exam­­­ple- which are pre­dict­ed to grow giv­en aging pop­u­la­tion trends. Today is World Alzheimer’s Day, and the USA Today com­ments on a new report…

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