One Ring to Rule Them All: Cure-all Drug for Neurodegenerative Conditions Possible

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/10/23/one-ring-to-rule-them-all-single-drug-for-several-neurodegenerative-conditions-looks-possible/

The secret to finding a single drug treatment for neurodegenerative conditions may lie in unfolding the mystery of misfolded proteins. Most of the non-infectious neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) are characterized by progressive death of neurons due to the accumulation of misfolded proteins in brain cells.

To understand the pathogenesis of these diseases we have to first understand proteins.  They are essential for building our body structures and functional regulation. Thus, there are thousands of different proteins with various functions. These proteins are made up of only 20 amino acids. These 20 amino acids are like the alphabet in a language, they can create thousands or millions of proteins when used in different combinations. A single misplaced letter in a word results in a spelling error. Similarly, a misplaced amino acid can create the wrong kind of protein. Misplaced words can create a grammatically wrong and incomprehensible sentenc…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/10/23/one-ring-to-rule-them-all-single-drug-for-several-neurodegenerative-conditions-looks-possible/

The secret to finding a single drug treatment for neurodegenerative conditions may lie in unfolding the mystery of misfolded proteins. Most of the non-infectious neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) are characterized by progressive death of neurons due to the accumulation of misfolded proteins in brain cells.

To understand the pathogenesis of these diseases we have to first understand proteins.  They are essential for building our body structures and functional regulation. Thus, there are thousands of different proteins with various functions. These proteins are made up of only 20 amino acids. These 20 amino acids are like the alphabet in a language, they can create thousands or millions of proteins when used in different combinations. A single misplaced letter in a word results in a spelling error. Similarly, a misplaced amino acid can create the wrong kind of protein. Misplaced words can create a grammatically wrong and incomprehensible sentenc…

The Puzzle of Multiple Personality Disorder

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/11/14/the-puzzle-of-multiple-personality-disorder/

Dissociative identity disorder (DID, commonly referred to as multiple personality disorder) is well known to the general public through multiple movies and books. However, the disease remains poorly understood and rather mysterious for the medical specialists. The definition of this disorder implies that a patient has at least two distinctive and relatively long-lasting identities (sometimes called “alters”) that manifest themselves in a person’s behavior. Their presence is accompanied by memory impairments that cannot be explained by usual forgetfulness.

However, there are no clear clinical criteria to help in the diagnostics. There is a whole range of dissociative disorders that range from daydreaming and lapses in attention to serious pathologies. The diagnos…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/11/14/the-puzzle-of-multiple-personality-disorder/

Dissociative identity disorder (DID, commonly referred to as multiple personality disorder) is well known to the general public through multiple movies and books. However, the disease remains poorly understood and rather mysterious for the medical specialists. The definition of this disorder implies that a patient has at least two distinctive and relatively long-lasting identities (sometimes called “alters”) that manifest themselves in a person’s behavior. Their presence is accompanied by memory impairments that cannot be explained by usual forgetfulness.

However, there are no clear clinical criteria to help in the diagnostics. There is a whole range of dissociative disorders that range from daydreaming and lapses in attention to serious pathologies. The diagnos…

Medicare Part B Cost Rising for Social Security Beneficiaries

Source: https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-2017/medicare-part-b-premiums-fd.html

by Dena Bunis, AARP, November 20, 2017|Comments: 5. Medicare Part B
Premiums. Andrew Unangst/Getty Images. Seniors have until Dec. 7 to make
their ……

Source: https://www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-2017/medicare-part-b-premiums-fd.html

by Dena Bunis, AARP, November 20, 2017|Comments: 5. Medicare Part B
Premiums. Andrew Unangst/Getty Images. Seniors have until Dec. 7 to make
their ……

Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Source: https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/vegetables-fruit-diet-fd.html

by Kent Allen, AARP, November 17, 2017|Comments: 0. Not Eating Enough
Fruits and Vegetables. Wanwisa Hernandez/Getty Images. For adults the ……

Source: https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/vegetables-fruit-diet-fd.html

by Kent Allen, AARP, November 17, 2017|Comments: 0. Not Eating Enough
Fruits and Vegetables. Wanwisa Hernandez/Getty Images. For adults the ……

Why Sleep Apnea Is Often Misdiagnosed In Women

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/why-sleep-apnea-is-often-misdiagnosed-in-women

by Kate Mitchell for Bustle: Sexism can ruin walking down the street, going to work, and even talking on the phone. But did you know that, thanks to sexism, women are more likely to be misdiagnosed by their doctors, too? Women……

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/why-sleep-apnea-is-often-misdiagnosed-in-women

by Kate Mitchell for Bustle: Sexism can ruin walking down the street, going to work, and even talking on the phone. But did you know that, thanks to sexism, women are more likely to be misdiagnosed by their doctors, too? Women……

Re-Learning the Joy of Living with Journaling and Meditation

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/11/20/re-learning-the-joy-of-living-with-journaling-and-meditation/

Moving along the treadmill of life, many of us succumb to the ever-present pressures to be faster, stronger, more efficient, and smarter. Perspective on what is happening in our lives is lost. We focus on failure and lacking within ourselves, rather than the abundance and opportunities for growth that surround us.

We stop taking the time to appreciate the simple pleasures of our lives as we spiral our way into a depleted existence—physically, emotionally, and mentally. Now more than ever, there is a global need to circumvent this pattern of being. We need to learn to unconditionally love and appreciate ourselves just as we are, how we are.

Growing Epidemic

Traditionally, it was believed the cause of stress, anxiety, and <a href="http://brainblogger.com/…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/11/20/re-learning-the-joy-of-living-with-journaling-and-meditation/

Moving along the treadmill of life, many of us succumb to the ever-present pressures to be faster, stronger, more efficient, and smarter. Perspective on what is happening in our lives is lost. We focus on failure and lacking within ourselves, rather than the abundance and opportunities for growth that surround us.

We stop taking the time to appreciate the simple pleasures of our lives as we spiral our way into a depleted existence—physically, emotionally, and mentally. Now more than ever, there is a global need to circumvent this pattern of being. We need to learn to unconditionally love and appreciate ourselves just as we are, how we are.

Growing Epidemic

Traditionally, it was believed the cause of stress, anxiety, and <a href="http://brainblogger.com/…

Could Fish Oil, Vitamin D Help Ease Lupus?

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/could-fish-oil-vitamin-d-help-ease-lupus/

People with lupus may fare better if they have enough vitamin D and omega-3 fats in their diet, preliminary research suggests. At least 1.5 million Americans have the disease, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. It mostly strikes women, usually starting in their 20s or 30s. In separate studies, researchers linked the two nutrients —

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/could-fish-oil-vitamin-d-help-ease-lupus/

People with lupus may fare better if they have enough vitamin D and omega-3 fats in their diet, preliminary research suggests. At least 1.5 million Americans have the disease, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. It mostly strikes women, usually starting in their 20s or 30s. In separate studies, researchers linked the two nutrients —

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'Mental Viagra' Stimulates Arousal Hormone

Source: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/mental-stimulation-men-fd.html

by Stephen Perrine, AARP|Comments: 0. Mental viagra. Getty Images. A
prescription for this ‘Mental Viagra’ may still be a few years away. Thanks to drugs
such ……

Source: https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/mental-stimulation-men-fd.html

by Stephen Perrine, AARP|Comments: 0. Mental viagra. Getty Images. A
prescription for this ‘Mental Viagra’ may still be a few years away. Thanks to drugs
such ……

The future (of Brain Health & Enhancement) is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/11/20/the-future-of-brain-health-enhancement-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/

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The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed” — William Gibson

Last week we asked the question, Have you ever used–for yourself or for others–technologies or products that you think would fall into the category of brain enhancement? a) If Yes, what did you use and what lessons learned can you share? b) If No, what issues would you like to see addressed before considering doing so?

Thank you everyone for your great answers and comments!

They are very valuable in helping us finalize the agenda of the the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age&nbs…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/11/20/the-future-of-brain-health-enhancement-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/

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The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed” — William Gibson

Last week we asked the question, Have you ever used–for yourself or for others–technologies or products that you think would fall into the category of brain enhancement? a) If Yes, what did you use and what lessons learned can you share? b) If No, what issues would you like to see addressed before considering doing so?

Thank you everyone for your great answers and comments!

They are very valuable in helping us finalize the agenda of the the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age&nbs…

Brain News You Can Use | October 2017

Source: http://totalbrainhealth.com/brain-news-you-can-use-october-2017/

Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:

5 Steps for Improved Brain Health | Improving brain function is a common concern as we age, but there are things we can begin doing early on to decrease the risk of dementia and other cognitive disorders. (Source: Palm Beach Post | Dr. Po-Heng Tsai, MD).

5 Steps to find the Best Workout Shoes for Older Adults| Find the perfect athletic shoe for you by following these guidelines from Judith Baumhauer, M.D., a professor of orthopaedics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Source: SilverSneakers | Jessica Scott).

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Source: http://totalbrainhealth.com/brain-news-you-can-use-october-2017/

Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:

5 Steps for Improved Brain Health | Improving brain function is a common concern as we age, but there are things we can begin doing early on to decrease the risk of dementia and other cognitive disorders. (Source: Palm Beach Post | Dr. Po-Heng Tsai, MD).

5 Steps to find the Best Workout Shoes for Older Adults| Find the perfect athletic shoe for you by following these guidelines from Judith Baumhauer, M.D., a professor of orthopaedics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. (Source: SilverSneakers | Jessica Scott).

<a href="http://www.kare11.com/entertainment/television/programs/breaking-the-news/no-sleep-can…