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2014-07-16 16:23:55

20,000 people have taken free online memory checkup since May launch TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - A free online brain health assessment for Canadians worried about their memory reached a milestone today. Cogniciti Inc. reports that 20,000 people have taken the memory checkup after seeing news stories announcing the launch of the free test. While not a diagnostic tool, the 20-minute assessment (available at www.cogniciti.com) is like a temperature check for the mind that will help a person...

2014-06-10 23:01:50

DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States find doctors by diagnosis, treatment, specialty, sub-specialty, and location, has announced that Dr. David Raffle, a Los Angeles, California Neuropsychologist, has added his profile to the growing number of doctors using the site. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States located doctors by diagnosis, treatment, specialty, sub-specialty, and location, has announced...

2013-07-12 23:16:53

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler and her team of researchers for conducting a study that could help cancer survivors with their mental recovery. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 On July 12, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler, a Stanford University clinical neuropsychologist, and her colleagues for using brain-training...

2012-03-30 23:03:09

Dedicated to serving those recovering from strokes, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other neurological impairments, Hannon's commitment proves to be a good fit for the mission of Healings in Motion. Stockton, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 Roseann Hannon, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Stockton, CA. She specializes in neuropsychological evaluations for individuals who have had a stroke, head trauma and other disorders that affect brain functioning. Such...

2012-02-09 10:36:50

The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone. Baycrest has published the strongest evidence yet that a smartphone training program, theory-driven and specifically designed for individuals with memory impairment, can result in "robust" improvements in day-to-day functioning, and boost independence and confidence levels. The promising results appear online this week, ahead of print publication, in the international journal...

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2011-04-21 09:19:43

Research explores possible link between early musical study and cognitive benefits Those childhood music lessons could pay off decades later - even for those who no longer play an instrument "“ by keeping the mind sharper as people age, according to a preliminary study published by the American Psychological Association. The study recruited 70 healthy adults age 60 to 83 who were divided into groups based on their levels of musical experience. The musicians performed better on several...

2011-03-17 20:06:16

Researchers at the University of Granada have proved that neuropsychological rehabilitation helps in significantly reducing cognitive, emotional and behavioural after-effects in patients with acquired brain injury, generaly due to traumatic brain injury and ictus. These patients should not wait to be treated later by the social services, since early intervention (within six months after the traumatism) reduces further after-effects. Despite the prevention campaigns launched for reducing...

2011-01-10 09:19:00

HAMILTON, N.J., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedAvante, Inc., the leader in centralized expert evaluation of treatments for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced the appointment of Christopher Randolph, PhD, ABPP-CN, to the new position of Vice President, Neurocognition. Dr. Randolph will lead a growing team of clinical and training experts and experienced, calibrated clinicians focusing on Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and other neurocognitive...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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