Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: February 17, 2015
Did you know that your ability to keep your balance has a lot to do with how your brain operates? Problems with mobility and increased risk of falls are linked to declining overall cognitive ability, executive function, attention, speed, and visual processing. But, there is some good news. All these cognitive systems are plastic and capable of improvement through the right cognitive exercises.
In recent studies on fall risk and mobility, researchers have shown substantial improvement in participants who used our BrainHQ's visual exercises - I'd like to invite you to try the following two exercises used in the study:
Each year, one out of every three adults aged 65 and over experiences a fall. These falls create a downward spiral as fear of more falls limits mobility and, in turn, further increases fall risk. If you know someone who would benefit from improved balance, please share this information and the BrainHQ link, or better yet, treat them with the Gift of BrainHQ - they'll thank you forever!
Any questions, just let us know.
The Brain's Way of Healing
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program, BrainHQ in English and French.
Dr. Norman Doidge, a Canadian psychiatrist has just published The Brain's Way of Healing
, a sequel to his international bestseller The Brain That Changes Itself
. Dr. Doidge and our co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Merzenich (the brain behind BrainHQ), have been working together on many fronts over the past decade. In his new book, Dr. Doidge shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. You can find out more about it in the Wall Street Journal
Using Our Immune Systems to Fight Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is an ever-present worry in our aging population. A new study out of the University of South Carolina looked at how triggering an immune system response in mice helped remove plaque from the brain - a hallmark of Alzheimer's. By using the immune system to remove this toxic plaque, memory-loss and brain-cell damage are restored. While further study is required, this is a very interesting first step in examining how our own bodies could help fight off Alzheimer's disease.
Read about the study here
Salt on the Brain: How it Affects Blood Pressure
While we all know that reducing our salt intake has immediate benefits for our heart's health, researchers at McGill University are finally uncovering exactly how salt intake increases blood pressure. What they've discovered is fascinating. High salt intake actually reprograms the neurons acting as the safety control valve for blood pressure, making them less able to do their job. So, take a look at the sodium content on food labels before grabbing a snack and reading about this study here