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2011-03-31 00:00:29

"Staying Mentally Sharp" is a priority; how to retool lifelong brain health in light of emerging research is key question Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 The second annual virtual SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century, will be held March 30th "“April 1st. This year's summit will showcase innovations in research labs, educational and healthcare practice and policy forums as well as innovations by insurers and fitness companies. "Staying sharp mentally...

2011-03-29 08:13:00

BRADLEY, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BMA Management, Ltd., one of the 25 largest assisted living providers in the U.S., has selected the Dakim BrainFitness System as a key component in their health and wellness initiatives. BMA piloted the computer-based program in two of its 33 Illinois communities for a year, and now plans to expand the program to 12 additional communities during 2011. "Our company focus is on maintaining the health, wellness, dignity and independence of each...

2011-03-22 10:18:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of seniors trying to maintain their mental acuity have now completed more than one million 20-minute sessions of Dakim BrainFitness, the #1 cognitive stimulation program in America's senior living market. The award-winning program - clinically tested and shown to improve memory - has been installed in more than 450 senior living communities nationwide since its introduction in 2006. The 1 million milestone reflects the appeal...

2011-03-03 12:51:50

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast are taking the first step towards discovering the true effectiveness of brain training exercises with the release of their own app aimed at those over 50. The Brain Jog application is available to download free for iPhone, iPod or iPad. It is the product of 18 months of work by researchers at Queen's School of Music and Sonic Arts to find out what the over 50's are looking for in a brain training app. Queen's researchers are encouraging as many people...

2011-02-19 00:00:39

LearningRx brain training's nationwide President's Day Video Contest saw young kids display their multitasking abilities and improved memory skills. The results of the Contest are out and the winning videos can be viewed at: http://www.learningrx.com/video-contest Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 A nationwide video contest launched by LearningRx has inspired a slew of impressive videos of kids reciting the presidents from memory while hitting baseballs, doing gymnastics, and...

2011-01-28 00:13:29

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty member leads study resulting in new insight on rehabilitating brain function in addicts People with addictions to stimulants tend to choose instant gratification or a smaller but sooner reward over a future benefit, even if the future reward is greater. Reduced value of a future reward, called "delay discounting" by neuroscientists, is the major challenge for treatment of addiction. A new study in the February 2011 (Vol. 69, Issue 3)...

2011-01-25 08:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, a leading scientific research institute dedicated to understanding, protecting, and healing the brain, today announced the launch of the BrainHealth Institute for Professional Athletes. The institute will comprehensively address brain health issues associated with sports-related concussions and traumatic brain injuries while providing long-term follow-up and brain repair...

2011-01-06 08:12:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In just 20 minutes a day, seniors can now combat the threat of memory loss and dementia with the first clinically tested brain fitness software program specifically designed for people over 60. The new Dakim BrainFitness product - a software edition of the #1 brain training system used in senior living communities - has been shown in clinical testing by a major university to produce a significant improvement in memory. Yet its scientifically based...

2010-12-15 12:13:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinite Mind, a software company based in Salt Lake City, has released information about how their brain enhancement and speed reading program has increased overall productivity at work and in working professional's personal lives. Infinite Mind's software program, called eyeQ(TM), is a series of high-speed mental imaging exercises that help increase a user's processing ability, resulting in higher reading and comprehension speeds. The eyeQ...

2010-11-04 10:57:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) proves that the right kind of brain training can produce cognitive improvements that transfer to real-world skills. The study, available online and in the November 2010 issue of JAGS found that older drivers who completed 10 sessions of speed-of-processing training or reasoning training had an approximately 50 percent reduction in at-fault motor-vehicle collisions...