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BrainSpade.com Releases Hundreds of New Brain Fitness Workouts | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

BrainSpade.com Releases Hundreds of New Brain Fitness Workouts | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Brain Spade developers have launched a free brain workout regimen consisting of brain games, brain teasers, and brain health tips that rivals Lumosity.com.
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Estrogen therapy may fight early Alzheimer's

Estrogen therapy may fight early Alzheimer's | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Women who carry a gene that puts them at increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease show signs of early aging at the cellular level long before the first hints of dementia might set in, when they appear otherwise healthy and active, a team...
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Study suggests that women who go on hormone therapy as soon as they start menopause may help prevent dementia. Is this a viable option for you?

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Antioxidants in coffee, tea may not help prevent dementia, stroke

Antioxidants in coffee, tea may not help prevent dementia, stroke | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Drinking coffee and tea rich in antioxidants may not lower your risk of dementia or having a stroke, according to a new study published Wednesday in the online journal Neurology.
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All antioxidants may not be the same.

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Brain exercises may help ADHD, doc says

Brain exercises may help ADHD, doc says | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the number of ADHD diagnoses has increased by nearly 25 percent in the last decade. While medication is the most common method for masking the symptoms, many parents are seeking alternative options.
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Interesting short video on alternative options for children with ADHD.

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How Neuroscience Can Help Us Find True Love

How Neuroscience Can Help Us Find True Love | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Love truly can last a lifetime and get better and better. But only if you recognize the powerful neurological, chemical, and evolutionary forces controlling it.
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Happy Valentine's Day from CogFit-Quest!

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Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories

Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, UC Berkeley scientists have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age.
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Fascinating new study about how important deep slow wave sleep is to storing memory in the hippocampus.

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Pamela Letterman's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:08 PM

This makes sense. Sleep time is consolidation time for memory.

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Retooling Brain-Care With Low-Cost Technology

Retooling Brain-Care With Low-Cost Technology | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
If we are to meet a massive and growing need, we'll need to disrupt today's status quo in which research is based on small and fragmented clinical trials, and where active brain care is often left for patients whose problems have grown until it is...
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Technology is great and I do believe the training can be useful. However at CogFit-Quest we have added the social aspect to the training for people who want to get away from high tech for a while. Much research has been done on how socializing is good for the brain!

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Must Do- Your annual Dementia Test

HAVE A GO YourYearly Dementia Test It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercise of (206833) Must Do- Your annual Dementia Test Gapp-Shapp
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And just for fun- one more dementia test! Watch out for tricky questions....

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Common blood pressure drugs may lower risk of dementia - Pakistan Observer

Common blood pressure drugs may lower risk of dementia - Pakistan Observer | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Common blood pressure drugs may lower risk of dementia
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Monday, January 28, 2013 - COMMON blood pressure drugs taken by million of people have been linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report .
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Snowdrops can fight dementia and lavender may treat hair loss: How medicine's getting a dose of flower power

Snowdrops can fight dementia and lavender may treat hair loss: How medicine's getting a dose of flower power | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A third of new pharmaceuticals since 2008 originated or were inspired by natural products including flowers, says the Society of Chemical Industry. (Will flowers become the new medicine in the treatment of #dementia?
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Flower Power makes a comeback!

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Rock Star With 'Curable' Dementia Nearly Loses Career

Rock Star With 'Curable' Dementia Nearly Loses Career | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Alice Cooper's Dick Wagner Couldn't Play Guitar For Five Years
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Do the Brain Benefits of Exercise Last?

Do the Brain Benefits of Exercise Last? | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Exercise bolsters the structure and function of the brain. But if someone stops exercising, does the brain revert to its former state, much like unused muscles slacken?
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Keep up the exercise to stay cognitively fit!

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Exercise for Alzheimer's? Yes, Say Docs.

Exercise for Alzheimer's? Yes, Say Docs. | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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This new study shows that even simple activity such as washing dishes or moving arms can help reduce the risk of Alzheimers. I highly recommend dancing NIA ( http://www.nianow.com/) which can be done at low and high intensity, standing or sitting. It is an excellent brain/body workout.

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Could a high-antioxidant diet reduce your risk of stroke and dementia?

Could a high-antioxidant diet reduce your risk of stroke and dementia? | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Antioxidants are celebrated as 'brain foods' and 'super foods,' but a new study suggests that not all diets high in antioxidants reduce the risk of dementia and stroke.
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The debate is on. It seems that antioxidants are good for the brain, but which ones?

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Brain Tricks - This Is How Your Brain Works

Get the book: http://amzn.to/U2MRGI TWEET VIDEO - http://clicktotweet.com/SIfb3 Ever wonder how your brain processes information? These brain tricks and illu...

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Fascinating 5 minute video about fast and slow thinking!

 

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:27 PM

A Summary of the book, "Thinking fast and slow".

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Why Obama wants to map the human brain

Why Obama wants to map the human brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
The White House is set to reveal an ambitious, groundbreaking plan to unravel the inner-workings of the mind
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Even the President wants to know more about the brain so that we can understand dementia.

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humor.."Test for Dementia"

humor.."Test for Dementia" | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
"It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test." Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we...
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I highly suggest you do all of the questions, even if you don't get some of them right!

 

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PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimer's Diagnosis | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
New guidelines address which patients might benefit from imaging test for brain plaque
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Why poor sleep and forgetfulness plague the ageing brain

Why poor sleep and forgetfulness plague the ageing brain | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Shrinking cortex region is linked to sleep disturbances and memory impairment.
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Pamela Letterman's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:15 PM

Shrinking cortex region.

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NESARA- REPUBLIC - Galactic News: DEMENTIA QUIZ

NESARA- REPUBLIC - Galactic News: DEMENTIA QUIZ | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Try this quick dementia quiz... no writing allowed!

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Tom Dempsey: Former NFL kicker dealing with dementia - Pioneer Press

Tom Dempsey: Former NFL kicker dealing with dementia - Pioneer Press | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Tom Dempsey: Former NFL kicker dealing with dementia
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JEFFERSON, La. -- "He liked to hit people," Carlene Dempsey said flatly.
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Athletes' head injuries can have long term effects.

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Older Brain Is Willing, but Too Full for New Memories

Older Brain Is Willing, but Too Full for New Memories | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Studies in modified mice suggest that it is harder to make new long-term memories as we age because the brain is full of old ones that are hard to erase.
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Failing to forget makes it hard to remember!!

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Study: Lifelong bilinguals better protected against dementia

Study: Lifelong bilinguals better protected against dementia | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A recent study from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine suggests that lifelong bilingualism may be good for the aging brain, helping protect against Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.
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If you have young children exposing them to a foreign language at a young age will make it easier for them to hear sounds if they study it later in life.

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Research shows the brain quickly determines intent of harmful actions

Research shows the brain quickly determines intent of harmful actions | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Chicago illustrates that individuals can tell very quickly whether a harmful action they witness is intentional or accidental.
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