April 21st virtual lecture to discuss 25 Must-Know Facts about Brain Health, Neuroplasticity and Technology

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/06/april-21st-virtual-lecture-to-discuss-25-must-know-facts-about-brain-health-neuroplasticity-and-technology/

BrainFitnessJigsaw_webDear SharpBrains friend,

As Dr. Robert Bilder, Tan Le and myself finalize the curriculum for the upcoming virtual lecture on April 21st, we are working hard to select the key brain-related facts that everyone should truly understand in order to navigate the growing stream of news articles, research reports and marketing claims. Focusing on 25 fundamental facts (instead of the 50 initially envisioned) will enable us to discuss each in more depth, empowering participants with more clear and solid take-aways.

With those 25 Must-Know Facts we will zoom into the most significant (and often overlooked) areas in the <str…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/06/april-21st-virtual-lecture-to-discuss-25-must-know-facts-about-brain-health-neuroplasticity-and-technology/

BrainFitnessJigsaw_webDear SharpBrains friend,

As Dr. Robert Bilder, Tan Le and myself finalize the curriculum for the upcoming virtual lecture on April 21st, we are working hard to select the key brain-related facts that everyone should truly understand in order to navigate the growing stream of news articles, research reports and marketing claims. Focusing on 25 fundamental facts (instead of the 50 initially envisioned) will enable us to discuss each in more depth, empowering participants with more clear and solid take-aways.

With those 25 Must-Know Facts we will zoom into the most significant (and often overlooked) areas in the <str…

Billionaire pledges $275 million for free mental health care for veterans, families

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/billionaire-pledges-275-million-for-free-mental-health-care-for-veterans-families/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=billionaire-pledges-275-million-for-free-mental-health-care-for-veterans-families

A billionaire hedge-fund manager has pledged $275 million to build clinics offering free mental health care to veterans and their families. Steven Cohen will build 20 to 25 clinics across the country in the next three to five years, with the first ones opening in July. The initial clinics will be in New York, Dallas,

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/billionaire-pledges-275-million-for-free-mental-health-care-for-veterans-families/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=billionaire-pledges-275-million-for-free-mental-health-care-for-veterans-families

A billionaire hedge-fund manager has pledged $275 million to build clinics offering free mental health care to veterans and their families. Steven Cohen will build 20 to 25 clinics across the country in the next three to five years, with the first ones opening in July. The initial clinics will be in New York, Dallas,

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Why do people with Alzheimer’s stop recognizing their loved ones?

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/why-do-people-with-alzheimers-stop-recognizing-their-loved-ones

by University of Montreal: Alzheimer’s not only steals people’s memories but also their ability to recognize faces, which widens the gulf between people with this disease and their loved ones. A recent study has demonstrated that, beyond causing memory problems,……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/why-do-people-with-alzheimers-stop-recognizing-their-loved-ones

by University of Montreal: Alzheimer’s not only steals people’s memories but also their ability to recognize faces, which widens the gulf between people with this disease and their loved ones. A recent study has demonstrated that, beyond causing memory problems,……

10 Medical Tests to Avoid

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2014/choosing-wisely-medical-tests-to-avoid.html

Doctors warn that some of these common medical tests routinely taken by Americans can do more harm than good….

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2014/choosing-wisely-medical-tests-to-avoid.html

Doctors warn that some of these common medical tests routinely taken by Americans can do more harm than good….

Aging Biology and Health Disparities Research: Team Science for Pathways to Discovery

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/08/aging-biology-and-health-disparities-research-team-science-pathways-discovery

On July 8, 2015, NIA’s Office of Special Populations released PA-15-293, “Aging Research to Address Health Disparities.“ It seeks to support aging research that addresses disparities in health, including preclinical, clinical, social, and behavioral studies. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Felipe Sierra, director of the Division of Aging Biology (DAB) to discuss some opportunities for involving basic researchers in health disparities research….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/08/aging-biology-and-health-disparities-research-team-science-pathways-discovery

On July 8, 2015, NIA’s Office of Special Populations released PA-15-293, “Aging Research to Address Health Disparities.“ It seeks to support aging research that addresses disparities in health, including preclinical, clinical, social, and behavioral studies. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Felipe Sierra, director of the Division of Aging Biology (DAB) to discuss some opportunities for involving basic researchers in health disparities research….

Brain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills?

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/04/15/brain-training-can-we-really-enhance-our-cognitive-skills/

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neuroscience Era, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions.

This is a very interesting and timely question because, as the number of brain training interventions grow, we realize that there are in fact approaches that do work, while others do not. What is the difference between them? What determines whether or not a brain training method will work? These were the main discussion topics of this session.

As Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of SharpBrains, highlighted, one thing needs to be cleared before entering this discussion: how do …

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/04/15/brain-training-can-we-really-enhance-our-cognitive-skills/

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neuroscience Era, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions.

This is a very interesting and timely question because, as the number of brain training interventions grow, we realize that there are in fact approaches that do work, while others do not. What is the difference between them? What determines whether or not a brain training method will work? These were the main discussion topics of this session.

As Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of SharpBrains, highlighted, one thing needs to be cleared before entering this discussion: how do …

Be there or be square! The NACA meeting is the place to be.

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/09/be-there-or-be-square-naca-meeting-place-be

Everyone who is anyone is going to be at the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), including many of NIA’s senior and program staff. If you want the most up-to-date information on NIA’s budget and funding, scientific program activities, and research highlights, tune in and join us for the National Advisory Council on Aging meeting tomorrow morning….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/09/be-there-or-be-square-naca-meeting-place-be

Everyone who is anyone is going to be at the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), including many of NIA’s senior and program staff. If you want the most up-to-date information on NIA’s budget and funding, scientific program activities, and research highlights, tune in and join us for the National Advisory Council on Aging meeting tomorrow morning….

How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

Source: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/all-about-surgery-15/home-self-care?src=RSS_PUBLIC

WebMD explains how to prepare your house so that you can have a smooth recovery from surgery when you return from the hospital.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/all-about-surgery-15/home-self-care?src=RSS_PUBLIC

WebMD explains how to prepare your house so that you can have a smooth recovery from surgery when you return from the hospital.

Does brain training work = Does it improve cognitive performance in a sustained manner?

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/15/does-brain-training-work-does-it-improve-cognitive-performance-in-a-sustained-manner/

BrainFitnessTrajectoryBrain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills? (BrainBlogger):

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions…

As Alvaro Fernandez…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/15/does-brain-training-work-does-it-improve-cognitive-performance-in-a-sustained-manner/

BrainFitnessTrajectoryBrain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills? (BrainBlogger):

“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions…

As Alvaro Fernandez…