Archive for Lifelong learning

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit

New mental exercises, games can keep aging minds fit
Arizona Republic, AZ Jun 25, 2007
For Perls, the challenging exercise has been Sudoku. It’s something that meets the important criteria for brain fitness: novel, complex and challenging. Those activities engage the frontal lobe, the CEO of the brain. It’s important to tackle new tasks,

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Serious Games: Who Said Games Had To Be Fun?

Who Said Games Had To Be Fun?
Kotaku.com, NY -Jul 1, 2007
“In a stark counterpoint to the Slate editorial entitled ‘World of Borecraft,’ Gamasutra has their own feature – this one on the rise of serious games and …”

To support the point: we see more and more science-based “serious games” used for brain training to improve cognitive skills: MindFit and Posit Science, Cogmed, Basketball IntelliGym, emWave in Golf Digest. And more are coming. You can keep informed by reading our brain health blog and Brain Fitness Topics section.

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Brain Health Roadmap

We mentioned this great initiative (by the CDC and Alzheimer’s Association) before. Andreas just wrote a good summary of the Brain Health Roadmap, reviewing the Top 10 actions outlined. Enjoy

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Brain Fitness survey

Today we would like to ask for your opinions on the emerging Brain Fitness field, your interests and needs. We would really appreciate if you can devote 5-minutes to complete this online survey. As a token of appreciation, we will give you a discount of 10% on all stress management and brain workout products offered in our main website, valid for a month after you complete the survey.

Thanks!

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Remember: Playing video game not simple way to boost memory

Remember: Playing video game not simple way to boost memory
Orlando Sentinel, FL 

“Staying socially connected is also linked to reduced cognitive decline. A single activity, though, is not enough to sustain mental sharpness.”

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Keep your brain nimble as you age

Keep your brain nimble as you age
MSNBC -May 13, 2007
“If using your computer as a mental gym sounds good to you, www.SharpBrains.com‘s Fernandez suggests asking a few questions first to determine a product’s …”

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Study: Hormones May Ward Off Dementia

Study: Hormones May Ward Off Dementia 
BOSTON (AP) – “New research suggests that hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may help protect against the mental decline of dementia, even though it raises that risk in elderly women.” 

“…in recent weeks, mounting evidence has emerged that women who take such drugs closer to menopause may get more benefit or confront less risk than women who start taking them later. An analysis this month indicated the drugs do not raise the risk of heart attack for women ages 50-to-59, and they seem to survive longer with the drug.”

For more information, check Menopause and Brain Fitness – Crisis or Just Change?

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All about Brain Fitness

Announcement:  

  • We have just launched a new website section titled Hot Topics for you to be informed on latest Brain Fitness developments. Topics include Memory, Brain Fitness, Brain Teasers, Mental Exercise, Stress Management, Physical Exercise, Nutrition, News, Products, Events, Students, Science, Resources, and more.

Some good posts:

- Nintendo BrainAge, Lumosity, Happy Neuron, MyBrainTrainer…

- Posit Science, Nintendo Brain Training, Dakim…WebMD on Brain Fitness.

We hope to hear from you!

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Easy Steps to Improve Your Brain Health Now

Check the blog post Improve Your Brain Health

With tips on

  • Physical Exercise
  • Mental Exercise
  • Good Nutrition
  • Stress Management
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    Book explores relationship between body and brain

    Book explores relationship between body and brain
    Milan News-Leader, MI
    “He believes the three are intertwined and has written a book titled, “Brain Fitness – A Recipe for Feeding Your Child’s Dreams and Unlocking Their Maximum Brain Power.” Evans says the book is meant to help parents understand the links between body and

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