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2012-05-23 18:54:40

Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found. Older people with robust brain 'wiring' — that is, the nerve fibers that connect different, distant brain areas — can process information quickly and that this makes them generally smarter, the study suggests. According to the findings, joining distant parts of the brain together with better wiring improves mental performance,...

2012-05-21 23:00:39

Dominating the market with their respected memory improvement software, Ultimate Memory today announces new tips for keeping the brain healthy and in tip top shape. New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Anyone would agree that brain health is vital to a great memory. Nobody understands this better than the team behind Ultimate Memory, a world-class leading software designed to improve memory. Armed with a wealth of information to help people everywhere, the team today share some of their...

2012-04-24 09:55:54

New research by VCH and UBC shows the trajectory of cognitive decline can be altered in seniors at risk for dementia Cognitive decline is a pressing global health care issue. Worldwide, one case of dementia is detected every seven seconds. Mild cognitive impairment is a well recognized risk factor for dementia, and represents a critical window of opportunity for intervening and altering the trajectory of cognitive decline in seniors. A new study by researchers at the Centre for Hip...

2012-04-05 23:03:02

Pinterest members have spotted Daisy Brains´ new brain training workouts and are joining the brain fitness movement. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 Adding brain exercises such as brain games and brain teasers to fitness routines is a growing trend among women. Since its launch in February 2012, DaisyBrains.com has seen strong interest from women across the United States “We have a new member signing-up about every ten minutes,” says Claire Herring,...

2012-03-27 14:00:57

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine showed that cognitive training was able to improve reasoning, memory, language and hand eye co-ordination of healthy, older adults. It is estimated that by 2050 the number of people over 65 years old will have increased to 1.1 billion worldwide, and that 37...

2012-03-14 06:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos, a.k.a. "The International Man of Memory," has memorized details about every single member of the 535-person United States Congress, including each Senator's and Congressperson's first name, last name, state, district number, assigned Congressional Committees, and special positions held within those committees. This totals well over 4,000 pieces of data stored in his mind like a computer. This event, the...

2012-03-12 12:00:00

750,000-Person Study Reveals Tips to Better Brain Health for Brain Awareness Week San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 In honor of Brain Awareness Week, Lumosity, the leader in online brain training, today announced results from its brain health survey on how sleep, exercise and alcohol consumption correlate to cognitive abilities. The study used online tests of memory, speed and problem-solving to map how cognitive performance relates to healthy (or unhealthy) lifestyles. The survey...

2012-02-23 02:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CogniFit, a leading developer of online brain training and cognitive programs announces the release of its new application, "Concentration", designed to assess and train higher-order attentional processes such as focused attention and vigilance. The capacity to concentrate and focus is one of the most important abilities we possess. In a society overloaded with information, a growing number of individuals are complaining of their lack of...

2012-02-15 02:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CogniFit, a leading developer of online brain fitness and cognitive programs announces the release of a new free intelligent reminder system integrated in its scientifically validated brain training platform. Memory loss is today one of the top health concern of baby boomers, seniors and the aging population. People around the world are looking for tools to help them improve their memory and cognition. Carlos Rodriguez, Chief Operating...

2012-02-13 21:14:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Honorable William J. Bennett, Ph.D., former U.S. Secretary of Education, today announced his review of a new computer game called ifocus designed to improve attention, concentration and memory for children ages 6 to 12. Following discussions with company founders and the pediatric neuropsychologist key to developing ifocus, Dr. Bennett found significant value in the concepts behind the ifocus system. Dr. Bennett, a popular radio and TV...