Healthy Aging for Brain and Body Answers to your Main Questions
Given the growing and often contradictory media coverage regarding aging and Alzheimer's Disease topics, you probably have a good number of questions you would like to see answered on Healthy Aging for Brain and Body.
Let's address some of them in a lively Question & Answer format.
* Question: What is aging?
- Answer: Wikipedia says that Ageing or aging (American English) is the accumulation of changes in an organism or object over time. Ageing in humans refers to a multidimensional...
Top 10 Brain Training Future Trends New Mind Body Focus Brain Trainers and More
In an emerging, dynamic, high growth market, like brain training, it is difficult to make precise projections. But, we can observe a number of trends that executives, consumers, public policy makers, and the media should watch closely in the coming years, as brain fitness and training becomes mainstream, new brain trainers appear, and an ecosystem grows around it.
1. We predict an increased emphasis on brain maintenance in locations ranging from retirement communities to gyms. As a...
Brain Training It Works to Improve Mental Skills and It Doesn t to reduce Brain Age
Brain Training: It Works (to Improve Mental Skills) and It Doesn't (to reduce Brain Age) Researchers from the Mayo Clinic and USC Davis have just announced publication of their IMPACT study at the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The press release announces:
- Of the 487 healthy adults over the age of 65 who participated in a randomized controlled trial, half used the Brain Fitness Program for 40 hours over the course of eight weeks. The Brain Fitness Program consists of six...
Technology For Brain Health an Upcoming Revolution in Cognitive Assessments and Training
In April 2008, Baycrest, a leading research institute focused on aging and brain function, received $10-million from the Ontario Government to create a groundbreaking Centre for Brain Fitness. Its stated goal was to develop and commercialize a range of products designed to improve the brain health of aging Ontarians and others around the world.
Our government is proud to support Baycrest and its invaluable work, which is already leading to the discovery of important new tools and approaches...
Brain Improvement and Cognitive Fitness Fact or Fiction
? You may already have a Nintendo Brain Age game, or at least have heard of it. You may also have read recently that start-up Lumos Labs raised $3m to develop brain training games.
From the press release:
- Lumos Labs is at the center of a booming interest in cognitive exercise and the emerging science about the remarkable plasticity of the brain, said Amish Jani of Pequot Ventures.
This and other developments (such as the success of Nintendo Brain Age, and the PBS special devoted to brain...
Exercise Body and Brain to Maintain Lifelong Cognitive Health
The American Medical News, a weekly newspaper for physicians published by the American Medical Association, just published an excellent article on the importance of Exercise - Physical and Mental:
A few quotes from the article titled Steps to a nimble mind: Physical and mental exercise help keep the brain fit:
Until recently, conventional wisdom held that our brains were intractable, hard-wired computers. What we were born with was all we got. Age wore down memory and the ability to...
Why Meditation and Brain Training Go Beyond Use it or Lose It
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You probably have read many times by now that a brain-healthy lifestyle requires a balanced nutrition, stress management, physical exercise and mental stimulation.
The question is, what exactly is mental stimulation? and, is all mental stimulation the same? is doing your first crossword puzzle the same as doing crossword puzzle number one million?
The answer: it's not all the same. Real mental stimulation or brain training is different from easy, routine,...
The Neuroplasticity Revolution How To Optimize Your Brain Every Single Day
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You probably have already read about neuroplasticity - the capacity of my brain and your brain to change, for the better or the worse, based on what we think, feel and do every single day. In this article we will explore the ways you can ensure that change happens for the better.
Brain fitness is our brain's ability to readily create additional connections between neurons, and even to promote new neurons in certain parts of the brain, contributing to maintain...
Top 7 FAQs on Brain Plasticity and Cognitive Fitness for Life
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What does brain fitness mean? and what about brain plasticity?
These two concepts seem to be everywhere in the media these days, and were nowhere to be seen a few years ago.
What do they mean? How can they help me?
We just polled over a thousand people about their main questions on neuroplasticity and brain fitness. I have selected and answered the 7 most common ones below. I hope you enjoy the FAQ session.
Q: What exactly does neuroplasticity mean, and why...
Top Ten Cognitive Health Events in 2007 Brain Fitness Program Explained and More
By now, you surely are aware that our brains retain the ability to generate neurons and change over our lifetimes, breaking the scientific paradigm prevalent during the 20th century. And you have read about the growing number of brain games and brain fitness programs offered. Now, you may wonder, why is all this happenning now?
To understand that, let's review 10 important events that took place in 2007, a seminal year for the field.
1.In January, many mainstream media publications, such as...