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Should We Scare People Into Wearing Hearing Aids?

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/blogs/info-2016/hearing-loss-dementia-depression.html

How recent studies on dementia may add to the stigma of hearing loss and prevent many from seeking help….

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/blogs/info-2016/hearing-loss-dementia-depression.html

How recent studies on dementia may add to the stigma of hearing loss and prevent many from seeking help….

Goodreads giveaway: 20 copies of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, named a Best Book by AARP

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/23/goodreads-giveaway-20-copies-of-the-sharpbrains-guide-to-brain-fitness-named-a-best-book-by-aarp/

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Heads-up: From today until Sunday you can enter this goodreads giveaway and receive a free print copy of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

Giveaway ends in:
6 days and 17 hours
Availability:
20 copies available, 319 people requesting
Giveaway dates:
May 21 – May 29, 2016
Countries available:
USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.
Format:
Print…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/23/goodreads-giveaway-20-copies-of-the-sharpbrains-guide-to-brain-fitness-named-a-best-book-by-aarp/

goodreads-giveaway

Heads-up: From today until Sunday you can enter this goodreads giveaway and receive a free print copy of the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

Giveaway ends in:
6 days and 17 hours
Availability:
20 copies available, 319 people requesting
Giveaway dates:
May 21 – May 29, 2016
Countries available:
USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.
Format:
Print…

Many with mild cognitive impairment missed in screening

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-it-over/many-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-missed-in-screening

by Bradley J. Fikes for The San Diego Union-Tribune: In a finding with potentially big significance for combating age-related dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, a study by UC San Diego and VA San Diego scientists has found a disturbingly high……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-it-over/many-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-missed-in-screening

by Bradley J. Fikes for The San Diego Union-Tribune: In a finding with potentially big significance for combating age-related dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, a study by UC San Diego and VA San Diego scientists has found a disturbingly high……

Leaky blood-brain barrier linked to Alzheimer’s

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/leaky-blood-brain-barrier-linked-to-alzheimers

by Medical XPress: Researchers using contrast-enhanced MRI have identified leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of people with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The results suggest that increased BBB permeability……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/leaky-blood-brain-barrier-linked-to-alzheimers

by Medical XPress: Researchers using contrast-enhanced MRI have identified leakages in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of people with early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The results suggest that increased BBB permeability……

Status quo is not enough: Common tests for Mild Cognitive Impairment lack both sensitivity and specificity

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/25/status-quo-is-not-enough-common-tests-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-lack-both-sensitivity-and-specificity/

misdiagnosisCurrent screening methods miss worrisome number of persons with mild cognitive impairment (ScienceDaily):

“Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a slight but noticeable and measurable decline in cognitive abilities, such as remembering names or a list of items. While changes may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of MCI indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

In a paper published in the current Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System say existing screening tools for MC…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/25/status-quo-is-not-enough-common-tests-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-lack-both-sensitivity-and-specificity/

misdiagnosisCurrent screening methods miss worrisome number of persons with mild cognitive impairment (ScienceDaily):

“Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a slight but noticeable and measurable decline in cognitive abilities, such as remembering names or a list of items. While changes may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of MCI indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.

In a paper published in the current Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System say existing screening tools for MC…

Public Brain Health vs. Private Brain Research Funds: How the NFL tried to influence NIH studies

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/31/public-brain-health-vs-private-brain-research-funds-how-the-nfl-tried-to-influence-studies/

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How the NFL tried to manipulate a government study on football and brain injuries (Los Angeles Times):

“The National Institutes of Health seems to have discovered what communities across the land already know: The National Football League is an untrustworthy partner.

According to a report released Monday by the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the NFL pressured the NIH to cancel a $16-million grant to study football-related brain injuries to a prominent Boston brain researcher who the league claimed was biased. The NIH had found no evidence that the researc…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/31/public-brain-health-vs-private-brain-research-funds-how-the-nfl-tried-to-influence-studies/

football_concussions——-

How the NFL tried to manipulate a government study on football and brain injuries (Los Angeles Times):

“The National Institutes of Health seems to have discovered what communities across the land already know: The National Football League is an untrustworthy partner.

According to a report released Monday by the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the NFL pressured the NIH to cancel a $16-million grant to study football-related brain injuries to a prominent Boston brain researcher who the league claimed was biased. The NIH had found no evidence that the researc…

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