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To address the upcoming Alzheimer’s “epidemic”, let’s approach 2016 with these 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention

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As you prob­a­bly know, we are in a health care cri­sis. The num­ber of peo­ple with Alzheimer’s dis­ease con­tin­ues to sky-rock­et as peo­ple age and may reach cri­sis pro­por­tions.  A nation­al goal has been set to pre­vent and cure Alzheimer’s by 2020 or no lat­er than 2025, with a lion’s share of this mon­ey going into drug research, which, while ongo­ing, has thus far has been elu­sive.

This focus entire­ly on drugs may be chang­ing how­ev­er, as the Read the rest of this entry »

Time is over for “one size fits all” dementia treatments. Next: How to best integrate non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches

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Time to ‘just say no’ to behav­ior-calm­ing drugs for Alzheimer patients? Experts say yes (Med­ical Xpress):

Doc­tors write mil­lions of pre­scrip­tions a year for drugs to calm the behav­ior of peo­ple with Alzheimer’s dis­ease and oth­er types of demen­tia. But non-drug approach­es actu­al­ly work bet­ter, and car­ry far few­er risks, experts con­clude in a new report.

In fact, non-drug approach­es should be the first choice for treat­ing demen­tia patients’ com­mon symp­toms such as Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: Driving health innovation via patient engagement and market-driven “consumerism”

Dr.-Joseph-HahnRetir­ing founder of Cleve­land Clin­ic Inno­va­tions talks tech, Oba­macare and deep brain stim­u­la­tion (Med­C­i­ty News):

…When I start­ed my career at the Clin­ic, doc­tors were the author­i­ty fig­ure and what­ev­er was said was tak­en as appro­pri­ate. It has been long over­due for patients to get more involved in Read the rest of this entry »

Under what conditions can mindfulness courses help health care workers manage stress and burnout?

stressed_nurseMed­ical pro­fes­sion­als are bur­dened dai­ly with the pain and suf­fer­ing of patients. Many work long hours, and reg­u­lar­ly face stress­ful sit­u­a­tions. This bur­den does not come with­out con­se­quence: 60 per­cent of physi­cians report hav­ing expe­ri­enced burnout at some point in their careers.

Mind­ful­ness cours­es designed to help health care work­ers Read the rest of this entry »

New SharpBrains Summit Partner: The Mars Discovery District

mars discoveryWe’re hap­py to count on the sup­port from MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict, a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre locat­ed in Toron­to and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies Read the rest of this entry »

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