Older Age, Dementia, and Circadian Rhythms

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/09/22/older-age-dementia-and-circadian-rhythms/

It is common knowledge that sleep patterns change with age. Older people tend to sleep less, their sleep can be shallow and fragmented. Often they sleep very little at night, spending few hours in bed during the daytime. The problem becomes serious in older people suffering from dementia, especially from the caretaker’s perspective.

Researchers discovered several brain processes that influence these sleeping pattern changes. One particularly interesting finding from this research (which may also inform approaches for addressing the problem) is the finding that light exposure has serious effects on the circadian rhythm in the elderly.

Our visual sensory system performs two major tasks: the gathering and processing of visual information (the visual response), and the control of the biological clock that regulates the production of several important hormones (the non-visual response). The majority of living organisms have a non-visual response to the day-night cycle,…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2017/09/22/older-age-dementia-and-circadian-rhythms/

It is common knowledge that sleep patterns change with age. Older people tend to sleep less, their sleep can be shallow and fragmented. Often they sleep very little at night, spending few hours in bed during the daytime. The problem becomes serious in older people suffering from dementia, especially from the caretaker’s perspective.

Researchers discovered several brain processes that influence these sleeping pattern changes. One particularly interesting finding from this research (which may also inform approaches for addressing the problem) is the finding that light exposure has serious effects on the circadian rhythm in the elderly.

Our visual sensory system performs two major tasks: the gathering and processing of visual information (the visual response), and the control of the biological clock that regulates the production of several important hormones (the non-visual response). The majority of living organisms have a non-visual response to the day-night cycle,…

Exercise is key to staving off Alzheimer’s

Source: http://www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu/news_page/exercise-is-key-to-staving-off-alzheimers

Center for BrainHealth’s Discovery Group is a strength-focused resource for those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s and their caregivers….

Source: http://www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu/news_page/exercise-is-key-to-staving-off-alzheimers

Center for BrainHealth’s Discovery Group is a strength-focused resource for those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s and their caregivers….

Conversation With: Leanne Young, UTD Brain Performance Institute

Source: http://www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu/news_page/conversation-with-leanne-young-utd-brain-performance-institute

Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Center for BrainHealth’s Brain Performance Institute at The University of Texas at Dallas, discusses how the Institute’s doors opening in October will continue to impact on how people think, work and live….

Source: http://www.brainhealth.utdallas.edu/news_page/conversation-with-leanne-young-utd-brain-performance-institute

Dr. Leanne Young, executive director of the Center for BrainHealth’s Brain Performance Institute at The University of Texas at Dallas, discusses how the Institute’s doors opening in October will continue to impact on how people think, work and live….

Announcement: The Brainnovations Pitch Contest is Accepting Submissions!

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/09/21/announcement-the-brainnovations-pitch-contest-is-accepting-submissions/

The Brainnovations Pitch Contest just started accepting submissions from startups worldwide working on ways to harness brain research and emerging technologies to help every human being thrive in the digital age.

Startups: Please submit your idea and pitch your solution in front of our expert Judges and 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit participants for a chance to get feedback, boost industry recognition, meet like-minded pioneers and win a prize package that could give a boost to your venture and solution.

Who Should Apply

The competition is open to every st…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/09/21/announcement-the-brainnovations-pitch-contest-is-accepting-submissions/

The Brainnovations Pitch Contest just started accepting submissions from startups worldwide working on ways to harness brain research and emerging technologies to help every human being thrive in the digital age.

Startups: Please submit your idea and pitch your solution in front of our expert Judges and 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit participants for a chance to get feedback, boost industry recognition, meet like-minded pioneers and win a prize package that could give a boost to your venture and solution.

Who Should Apply

The competition is open to every st…

Stay Safe in the Sun After Skin Cancer

Source: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/features/sun-after-skin-cancer?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Are beach days and baseball games a thing of the past when you’ve had skin cancer? They don’t have to be. Follow these tips to protect yourself from UV rays.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/features/sun-after-skin-cancer?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Are beach days and baseball games a thing of the past when you’ve had skin cancer? They don’t have to be. Follow these tips to protect yourself from UV rays.

Your Invitation to Connect with Us! Join One of Our FREE Webinars!

Source: http://totalbrainhealth.com/your-invitation-to-connect-with-us-join-one-of-our-free-webinars-3/

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Join One of Our FREE Webinars!
What Makes TBH Toolkits So Effective?
Date: September 28th
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Our next TBH Toolkits phone meet up is on July 13th and is exclusive

Source: http://totalbrainhealth.com/your-invitation-to-connect-with-us-join-one-of-our-free-webinars-3/

Your Invitation to Connect with Us!
Join One of Our FREE Webinars!
What Makes TBH Toolkits So Effective?
Date: September 28th
Time: 12:30 – 1:00 pm ET
Click HERE to register
 

Our next TBH Toolkits phone meet up is on July 13th and is exclusive

Mom Pushes for Bed Rail Safety After Son’s Fall

Source: http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/news/20170920/mom-pushes-for-bed-rail-safety-after-sons-fall?src=RSS_PUBLIC

clark jacobs in the therapy room

Clark Jacobs fell from his college loft bed. After emergency brain surgery, his recovery was difficult, and lengthy.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/news/20170920/mom-pushes-for-bed-rail-safety-after-sons-fall?src=RSS_PUBLIC

clark jacobs in the therapy room

Clark Jacobs fell from his college loft bed. After emergency brain surgery, his recovery was difficult, and lengthy.

Stopping Alzheimer’s Years Before It Starts

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/wishful-thinking/stopping-alzheimers-years-before-it-starts

by Erica Rheinschild for Medical XPress: Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States—Alzheimer’s disease—with a new study that intervenes decades before the disease develops. The school is……

Source: https://womensbrainhealth.org/wishful-thinking/stopping-alzheimers-years-before-it-starts

by Erica Rheinschild for Medical XPress: Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States—Alzheimer’s disease—with a new study that intervenes decades before the disease develops. The school is……

Playing American football before age 12 is linked to long-term neuropsychiatric and cognitive problems

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/09/20/playing-american-football-before-age-12-is-linked-to-long-term-neuropsychiatric-and-cognitive-problems/

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Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders (Ars Technica):

“Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward neurological problems later, a new study suggests.

Among 214 former amateur and professional male football players, those who started playing early—particularly before the age of 12—had greater risks of reporting depression and impaired behavioral regulation and executive function around their 5…

Source: https://sharpbrains.com/blog/2017/09/20/playing-american-football-before-age-12-is-linked-to-long-term-neuropsychiatric-and-cognitive-problems/

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Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders (Ars Technica):

“Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward neurological problems later, a new study suggests.

Among 214 former amateur and professional male football players, those who started playing early—particularly before the age of 12—had greater risks of reporting depression and impaired behavioral regulation and executive function around their 5…

Brain News You Can Use | September 2017

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

Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:

2017 AARP Cognitive Activity and Brain Health Survey | AARP conducted a study of adults age 40+ to characterize participation in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs). (Source: AARP | Laura Mehegan, Chuck Rainville, and Laura Skufca).

7 Things People Who Feel Half Their Age Do Every Week | SilverSneakers provides 7 habits to adopt and you just might find your own fountain of youth. (S…

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

Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:

2017 AARP Cognitive Activity and Brain Health Survey | AARP conducted a study of adults age 40+ to characterize participation in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs). (Source: AARP | Laura Mehegan, Chuck Rainville, and Laura Skufca).

7 Things People Who Feel Half Their Age Do Every Week | SilverSneakers provides 7 habits to adopt and you just might find your own fountain of youth. (S…