Category: dementia

Mental Health in Older Adults

Originally found on https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/older-adults-and-mental-health/index.shtml It’s just as important for an older person with symptoms of depression to seek treatment as it is for someone younger. The impact of depression on health in older adults can be severe: much research has reported that depression is associated with worse health in people with conditions like heart disease,…

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Brain-imaging technique helps people control emotions using amygdala feedback

Originally found on http://newatlas.com/brain-imaging-amygdala-neurofeedback/45373/ Although stress-related disorders can be treated with medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and benzodiazepines, unwanted side effects and the risk of dependency make them more ideal for patients that don’t respond to other available treatments. One such treatment is neurofeedback, a process that uses an auditory or visual…

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Promising anxiety treatment awaiting acceptance

Originally found on http://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/article/Promising-anxiety-treatment-awaiting-acceptance-8325136.php At his private clinic near Greenway Plaza, Steve Cochran practices one of the most promising therapies you’ve likely never heard of. He specializes in neurofeedback, a technique designed to make a person calmer and more focused. Clients, who fly in from as far as California, come to the Neurotherapy Center of…

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10 Tips to Manage Stress

Originally found on https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/10-steps-for-staying-calm-and-de-stressing/ The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and…

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New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory

Originally found on http://gizmodo.com/new-research-shows-electric-brain-stimulation-can-help-1794502581 Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn’t a brand new concept, however a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania are the first to successfully demonstrate that electrical…

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Electric Brain Stimulation May Help Boost Memory In Dementia Patients

Originally found on http://www.techtimes.com/articles/205484/20170422/electric-brain-stimulation-may-help-boost-memory-in-dementia-patients.htm People affected with brain injuries or impairment often face trouble in recollecting memories and thoughts. A group of neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania conducted an experiment to demonstrate how a pacemaker-like approach, can help reduce brain injury effects and associated problems. The Department of Defense is funding the research and the study…

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