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[9 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 5,743 views]

By Rita Watson, MPH

From brain training games to mindful listening taught by Rebecca Shafir, 
Hallowell Center, enhancing short and long-term memory improves quality of life.

As a society, our connections and interconnections through social media and technology are cramming vast amounts of information into our brains. When forgetfulness sets in, at first we dismiss it as “brain overload.” Then one day we feel as if our brain is in tangles. The good news is that there are programs to help keep the brain fit.
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[25 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,988 views]

Here is a link to my Psychology Today article: ADHD Diagnosis Saves Marriages: Dr. Hallowell talks to Dr. Oz

By Rita Watson on October, 24, 2011 in Psychology Today

“Women wanting more responsible ADHD husbands get nowhere by pummeling, but rather by saying ‘Your brain is wired differently. How can we work together so that we can rediscover the flame and the passion?’” says Dr. Hallowell. Read More 

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[25 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,437 views]

By Rita Watson
August 9, 2011:  Leading physicians at the recent Paris International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease “offered suggestions, but no definitive answers.”  While physicians talked about prevention, research is ongoing for early detection.  The by-words in Paris were diet, exercise, socialization, and stimulating activities, according to physicians interviewed about prevention.
Dr. James Ellison, Harvard, on evidence to date

Many wonder about the usefulness of recommendations once the disease is manifest: James M. Ellison, M.D., is clinical director of geriatric psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., and an associate professor of psychiatry …