F June 2014 Newsletter
June 2014 - Discover and learn about brain functions, along with the latest news on brain plasticity and research!
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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!

Kind Regards,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing BrainHQ in English and French.

June is brain injury awareness month.
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. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

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. Read more.

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! Read more.


In This Issue

June is brain injury awareness month.
Wondering where those childhood memories went...?
Easily distracted? There may be help!
4 things you may not know about brain CODE.
Baby brain on board.
Some mental health statistics that may surprise you.
Troubled brains don't learn.
Ten brain "Must-Knows" to live & work with more ease.
Wealthy Canadian family provides $50 million for brain research.
Events and Conferences
Blogs - Personal Health Care Series




Hearing and Cognitive Training

Traumatic Brain Injury

HIV-Related Cognitive Decline

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

Other Scientific Studies

Some mental health statistics that may surprise you:
According to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life. Read more.

Troubled brains don't learn.
A random sample of 5,000 Memorial University students were asked to participate in the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey, which captured student behaviours and attitudes on a broad range of health issues, ranging from nutrition and exercise, drugs and alcohol, personal safety, sexual health, stress, depression and anxiety. Read more.

Ten brain "Must-Knows" to live & work with more ease:
Neuroscience is now the "it" topic and this sizzling (and deeply stimulating) area of science is no longer the exclusive domain of neuroscientists, brain wizards and academics. We are all getting in on the action and that's a good thing! Read more.

Wealthy Canadian family provides $50 million for brain research
Canada's largest privately funded national initiative is aimed at accelerating breakthrough discoveries for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases of aging, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). In 2013, approximately 2.9 million Canadians were directly impacted by these conditions, either as patients or caregivers. Read more.

Events and Conferences
Brain Injury Conference - Kelowna, BC
Neuroplasticity Across The Lifespan - Sheridan Centre for Elder Research
New Horizons Lecture 2014 - University of Ottawa
Make a Wish Eastern Ontario, Rope for Hope Fund-Raising Event

Blogs - Personal Health Care Series
Personal Health Care - Why We Need to Take Control
Eating Well for Physical and Brain Fitness
Curing Insomnia: 7 Steps to a Good Night's Sleep
Physical Fitness
Brain Fitness
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