Brain News You Can Use | April 2018

Brain News You Can Use – Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:


In Their Own Words: Living With Dementia | Mary Radnofsky, Tracey Lind, Brian Van Buren, and Brian LeBlanc spoke frankly at this year’s PEAK Leadership Summit about the challenges and blessings of living with dementia, and how providers of aging services can offer meaningful support to them and others who share their journey. (Source: LeadingAge | Geralyn Megan).

Portable Brain Imaging System to Shed Light on Concussions | It’s one of the most talked about injuries in sport today, concussion. Yet, there is no accepted way to image a concussion. Scientists hope to change that. They have developed a portable brain imaging system that uses light to detect and monitor damage in the brain from concussion. (Source: University of Calgary | Unknown).

These Techniques are Proven to Boost Certain Cognitive Functions | Meditation is an ancient practice that rests on training your brain to focus its attention on the present moment, rather than the past or future. (Source: Popular Science | Claire Maldarelli and Rachel Feltman).

Too Much Sitting Is As Bad For The Brain As It Is For The Body: StudyIf you didn’t quite believe that sitting is one of the worst things we can do for our health, a new study should clear any lingering doubt. It finds that sitting isn’t just a physical health risk—it’s a neurological risk as well. (Source: Forbes | Alice G. Walton).

What Not to Say to an Isolated Older Adult | Well-intentioned comments can reinforce feelings of loneliness (Source: Next Avenue | Michelle Seitzer).

Why You Shouldn’t Bother With Memory or Brain Health Supplements | The signs of memory loss can be bewildering and scary: misplaced keys, a forgotten street name, that task you suddenly can’t remember. It’s no wonder that, according to the Nutrition Business Journal, sales of supplements touted as memory boosters nearly doubled between 2006 and 2015. (Source: Consumer Reports | Unknown).