#Brain Health


Short term memory problems can be improved with laser therapy, according to new study

Laser light therapy has been shown to be effective in improving short term memory in a study published in Science Advances. Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and Beijing Normal University in China, demonstrated that the therapy, which is non-invasive, could improve short term, or working memory in people by up to 25%.
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3 Outstanding Food Swaps to Improve Brain Health

Instead of processed meat, choose fish and unprocessed meat alternatives. Sub out refined carbohydrate snacks for nuts, seeds and berries. Instead of soda and energy drinks, opt for sparkling water and unsweetened coffee. Research over the last decades has made it abundantly clear that what we eat plays a major...
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Assessing scalable strategies for early detection of cognitive decline

In a new study published in Translational Psychiatry, researchers at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) and the School of Psychology at Trinity College describe how technology can help detect early signs of cognitive decline in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Cognitive decline is more likely as people age. Over...

Why You Need to Practice Falling After 60

“Until you actually learn to fall, your nervous system will never truly know that it is actually safe to fall.” – Dr. Shante Cofield. I spend the majority of my time discussing concerns about falls with my clients, so it’s on my mind often. As a physical therapist specializing in empowering adults throughout the aging process, both the future and current risk of falls comprise the number one concern each of my clients expresses.

December Public Health Update

Tuolumne County Public Health says “COVID-19 cases have increased over the past month as have other respiratory illnesses.” On the CDC COVID tracker, Tuolumne County was updated to the Medium Community level on December 1st with data from the previous week, and remains in the High Transmission level. The community level is based on new cases and hospitalizations, transmission level is based on rate of new cases. Public Health recommends testing three to five days following travel, gatherings, and potential exposure. The LHI testing site at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and will be closed on Sunday, December 25th for and Sunday, January 1st for the holidays.
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Short Term Memory Problems Can Be Improved With Laser Therapy

Summary: Transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM), a laser therapy delivered to the right prefrontal cortex appears to improve short-term memory in both human and animal models. The therapy, which is non-invasive and has no side effects, could help treat those with short-term memory deficits. Source: University of Birmingham. Scientists at the University...

COVID Loss Of Smell: A Sign of Alzheimer’s?

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — About 5% of COVID patients worldwide have reported loss of smell that lasts longer than six months. While this side effect of the virus can be annoying, researchers are finding it may also be a predictor for cognitive decline in some people. If COVID-19...

Better than a hole in the head: Modernizing intracranial pressure sensing methods

Just as blood pressure informs heart health, intracranial pressure (ICP) helps indicate brain health. ICP sensing is the burgeoning focus of Jana Kainerstorfer's biomedical optics lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Her team is working to modernize ICP sensing approaches, which historically have been invasive and risky. Their noninvasive alternatives will ease risk of infection, pain and medical expenses, as well as present new monitoring capabilities for patients with an array of brain injuries and conditions, from stroke to hydrocephalus.

3 distinct food swaps for improving brain health

Research over the past decades has made it clear that what we eat plays a major role in brain health in general, and in particular. For example, we know that people who eat certain dietary patterns (such as the Mediterranean diet or the MIND diet) may protect themselves against conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and depression. We also know that inflammation in our brains (spurred in part by unhealthy diets) may have the opposite effect. However, it is often difficult to make a sudden change from an unhealthy diet to a healthy one. With this in mind, making some simple food swaps is a great way to ease into a brain-healthy diet. Here are three easy ways to cut out your nutritional junk in favor of healthier alternatives for your brain.

Tips to Improve Brain and Memory

Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Hospital Neurology Specialist Prof. Dr. Sultan Tarlacı made three important recommendations for developing brain and memory. Do you know that it is possible to improve the brain and memory with some routines that will add to life in daily life? Neurology Specialist Prof. Dr. Sultan Tarlacı said that doing regular exercise for 10 minutes a week increases the blood flow in the brain and ensures more regeneration of the brain. Recommending using the toothbrush with the other hand for a week, Tarlacı noted that when this order is reversed for a week, the other hemisphere of the brain will be activated. Suggesting to read the book regularly every day, Prof. Dr. Sultan Tarlacı stated that books that will teach new concepts, new people and new information are preferred.

These 4 Foods Can Help Boost Your Brain

Eating well might be the secret to staying sharp. Have you ever noticed how sluggish you feel after a heavy fast-food lunch? Or how grouchy you turn when you forget to eat breakfast — or crash after a bowl of sugary cereal? Fueling your body with the proper nutrients throughout the day helps keep your brain and mood in balance. Our noggins work around the clock, so they need well-rounded nourishment to function at their sharpest. Without the right nutrients, you’re like a car running out of gas on a busy freeway: “You might feel fatigued, foggy, or become ‘hangry,’” says Toby Amidor, a registered dietitian, and author of The Family Immunity Cookbook.

Memory Boosting Techniques to Sharpen Your Mind

As we age, it’s normal for our memory to start to decline. But there are a number of things you can do to keep your mind sharp. Here are some memory-boosting techniques that experts say can help:. Get organized. A cluttered home can be a source of stress and...

5 toxic brain foods to avoid, according to a Harvard nutritionist

5 toxic brain foods to avoid, according to a Harvard nutritionist (via CNBCMakeIt) Harvard nutritionist and brain expert, Dr. Uma Naidoo, breaks down five foods that are 'toxic' to the brain. Harvard nutritionist and brain expert, avoid if you want to keep your brain and memory sharp.In Cambridge, about...

6 best foods for brain health and memory: Fish, berries & more

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Check with a qualified medical professional before engaging in physical activity or making any changes to your diet, medication, or lifestyle. “You are what you eat” isn’t just an old adage...
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Bad childhood linked to worse midlife learning and memory

In a study from the University of Turku, scientists found that cumulative adverse psychosocial factors in childhood are linked to worse midlife learning and memory, and specifically a child’s self-regulation and social adjustment. Along with the aging population, the prevalence of cognitive deficits is growing. Thus, revealing the role...

Clinical Depression And Power Of Routine

LIVING with clinical depression can be particularly challenging because the disorder saps one's energy and capacity to carry out regular activities. It is precisely this lack of motivation that makes recovery so challenging. For the majority of us, our obligations to work, study, and our families need a certain amount of routine. However, clinical depression has a way of making us lose interest in, control over, and motivation for such large tasks, as well as for regular self-care. We need to establish a routine in these situations to get us through to happier days. But managing a routine might need a lot of concentration and willpower. Here are some ideas for using routine to your advantage when treating clinical depression.