A promising new pilot study published in the journal Science has good news regarding a potential therapy for people with Down syndrome. The researchers have reported GnRH injections led to improved cognitive function and brain connectivity in six out of the seven patients enrolled.
It’s always uplifting to see someone with dementia light up when they hear a favorite song from decades ago. Because the disorder impacts memory, thinking, communication, and decision-making, it’s helpful to know that music can often provide enough familiarity and enjoyment to trigger a positive memory for someone with Alzheimer’s. But a new study published in the August 25, 2022 issue of Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders has also found that incorporating music therapy as an intervention for people with Alzheimer’s improved their well-being and social engagement with their caregiver.
Like many parents, you may be concerned about the effects of using technology—such as tablets and smartphones—right before bed. And with good reason. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have publicly stated that exposure to blue light (and white light, which contains blue light) before bed can make it difficult to both fall asleep and stay asleep.
After losing a family member to COVID in 2020, my husband and I decided to enroll our kids in remote learning for the 2020-2021 school
Most people think of dyslexia as just a reading problem. But maybe it’s not that simple. New research is bringing light to this multi-faceted issue.
I’ve often wondered what role personality traits play in cognitive fitness. Are people who are outgoing, conscientious and organized less likely to develop cognitive impairment
Do people with autism have a greater quality of life if they are aware of their diagnosis? New research published in the April 11, 2022
Children who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and are diagnosed prior to age eight are more likely to receive the services they need to
You don’t need to be a doctor or caregiver to someone with a traumatic brain injury to recognize some of the visible symptoms. But new
When my son was 9 years old, he announced he wanted to play hockey. Having written about brain injuries for 15 years, I was well
A professor of economics from the Otago Business School, Dr. Stephen Knowles, worked with a team of scientists to investigate how deadlines impact task completion…or not. The authors surmised that delayed deadlines give people permission to procrastinate.
According to research from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, messages pertaining to morbidity and illness were the most motivating as compared to more typical fitness motivators such as social stigma or obesity, and cost-related concerns.
Research published in Health Psychology Review described the difference between performance goals and learning goals. While performance goals may help us visualize a final outcome, learning goals ensure we get there.
From the Editor-in-Chief In 4th grade, my youngest son could not spell his own name. His brain had a problem. I discovered it standing in
Recent research confirms that social support benefits the body and brain in profoundly positive ways. The Journal of American Medical Association published an article in Neurology which examined the connection between social support and cognitive function. “The results of this cross-sectional cohort study suggest that social support in the form of supportive listening is associated with greater cognitive resilience.”
Scientists reviewed and analyzed seven studies investigating behavioral outcomes of a busy mindset. The personal perspective of busyness affected multiple domains of self-control, with a decrease of indulgent behaviors.