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[16 May 2012 | No Comment | 5,721 views]

by Rita Watson

by Hilgos
When Berna Huebner was told about her mother, “The lights are out,” she sought help in the world of art. Huebner, who is herself a mother, says:  “This unfortunately is not a story about a miraculous cure – rather it is a tale of transformation.” Depicted in a documentary she created  I Remember Better When I Paint,  narrated by Olivia de Havilland the story gives hope to children whose mothers live in a world in which their memories have been hijacked by a debilitating disease. Huebner said …

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[26 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 5,470 views]

By James M. Ellison, M.D., M.P.H.

compelling new article in USA Today about early onset Alzheimer’s reminds us that dementia is not solely a disease of the elderly.  In fact, the first patient in whom Alzheimer described the disease — that would later bear his name —  was in her 50’s when symptoms became apparent.  Diagnosis shocks young dementia victims – USATODAY.com  Though age is the most powerful risk factor for dementia, some 5 percent of those afflicted by Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia, develop symptoms before reaching …

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[26 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 6,060 views]

Once again, Ritalin is in the news. Researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute tell us that “Individuals who take Ritalin are significantly more aware of their mistakes.” Ritalin Increases Awareness of Mistakes | Psych Central News. Given the recent scare reports this is good news.  Boston Brain Fitness has an interview with Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., leader in the field of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder that addresses the earlier controversy. Dr Hallowell

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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 4,867 views]
Cognitive Fitness: The Challenge of a Youthful Brain

By James M. Ellison, M.D., M.P.H
Baby boomers approaching retirement age have perhaps the most defiant attitude in history. As a group, the baby boomers are proactive and instrumental in setting goals and achieving objectives. Thus, life changes associated with aging, and particularly the twin spectrums of cognitive and physical decline and disability, will be vigorously resisted by this population. This generation is also concerned with stress-related depression and how this affects memory.
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