Not all children benefit from medication, some experience intolerable side effects, and many continue to struggle despite the benefits provided by medication. [Read more…] about Is working memory training the priority for ADHD patients?
- “People concussed in their youth show subtle signs of mental and physical problems even more than 30 years later, say Canadian researchers.”
- “Dr Louis de Beaumont, who led the study, said: “This study shows that the effects of sports concussions in early adulthood persist beyond 30 years post-concussion, and that it can cause cognitive and motor function alterations as the athletes age.”
- “Athletes should be better informed about the cumulative and persistent effects of sports concussion on mental and physical processes so they know about the risk associated with returning to their sport.”
The study in question:
De Beaumont L, Theoret H, Mongeon D at al. Brain function decline in healthy retired athletes who sustained their last sports concussion in early adulthood. Brain 2009, Advanced online publication January 27
Given the importance of this topic, which we covered in our 2008 Market Research, we are happy to read about new resources like a new book titled Sports Neuropsychology: Assessment and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
From a recent book review by Gary S. Solomon, Ph.D.:
- “The past 15 years has yielded an explosion of information on [Read more…] about Neurocognitive assessments and sports concussions
As mentioned before, the World Economic Forum asked me to write “an 800 words summary of your most compelling actionable idea on the challenges of gerontology”, in preparation for the Inaugural Summit of the Global Agenda that will take place November 7 to 9th in Dubai.A good number of SharpBrains readers and clients offered their insights — and expressed an interest in reading the draft. So below you have — a proposal to create a Global Consortium for Neurocognitive Fitness Innovation, building on our existing market research and advisory services work. Your thoughts?
Growing Demands on Our Brains: Picture 6.7 billion Primitive Brains inhabiting a Knowledge Society where lifelong learning and mastering constant change in complex environments are critical for productive work, health and personal fulfillment.
Welcome to Planet Earth, 2008.
Further stretched by increased longevity: Now picture close to 1 billion of those brains over the age of 60 – and please remember that, less than 100 years ago, life expectancy was between 30 to 40 years. The rapidly evolving Knowledge Society is placing new and enormous demands on our “primitive” human brains. And the longer our lifespans, the more obvious the “cognitive gap”. Hence, from a health point of view, the growing [Read more…] about Update: Global Consortium for Neurocognitive Fitness Innovation