Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: June 16, 2014
If you are in the 50 to 79 age bracket with concerns about memory lapses, we would encourage you to spend about 20 minutes and take the free and private online Brain Health Assessment that is research-based and co-developed by Baycrest Health Sciences and Cogniciti.
We also encourage you to visit our ever-popular blog series on Personal Health Care - Why we need to take control. Your intellectual curiosity is sure to be tweaked and peaked!
We understand your brain health is a serious matter. This is why we give it all our attention and focus. Let us know how we can help!
June is brain injury awareness month.
Kind Regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing BrainHQ in English and French.
According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, brain injury is a silent epidemic, and the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. Statistics further indicate that incidences are two times greater within the male population.
Wondering where those childhood memories went...?
New research from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto sheds light on why we tend to forget childhood memories
, as we get older in years. The study, published in the May 9th edition of Science
, discovered that increased new neuron formation or neurogenesis results in more forgotten memories.
Easily distracted? There may be help!
Scientists from Simon Fraser University have discovered the brain's anti-distraction system, according to research findings published in the Journal of Neuroscience
. With distraction being a leading cause of injury and death, the study is the first to identify this mechanism, which could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.
4 things you may not know about brain CODE:
Brain-CODE is currently collecting a wide range of data related to more than 10 brain disorders across multiple disciplines. The Brain-CODE initiative allows for all of this data to be collected, standardized, and compiled across Ontario, amplifying the value of every data entry point as it becomes accessible to researchers from across the province.
Baby brain on board
A new study from Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal
, suggests that pregnancy may make a woman driver more likely to be involved in a car accident - but it's not a good idea to ask husbands to take over as men in specific age groups might be even more dangerous behind the wheel!