Category Archives: Market-Employers

Brain Health and Wellness Apps

The Health 2.0 Conference in Silicon Valley this week provided a forward-looking view on what health care could look like in the next several years. Many of the themes revolved around real time (and personalized) health monitoring, and the growing ability for people to take control of their own health care choices. There are a […]

Cognitive Decline at 45: Fact or Fiction?

Several news stories have appeared in the past month regarding this research study, based on the Whitehall II cohort project, which has followed the overall health of several thousand British civil servants since 1985. Most of the news stories use mildly alarmist terms like “Mental Decline Starts at 45” and “Sorry, Boomers, but a new […]

Brain Health Primer – Four Ways to Maintain Your Brain

Several readers have asked about the best ways to maintain their brain health. Before laying out any money for the latest brain health supplements that are advertised on Google and other search engines, consider the basic lifestyle choices below. There is a large and growing body of research evidence that confirms these important facts on […]

Virtual Reality and Avatars for Cognitive Testing and Rehabilitation

The Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco and related HealthCamp SFBay “unconference” were both forward-looking meetings on where health care will be heading in the next several years. One of the themes I want to pull out and examine in more detail is the use of virtual reality (VR) and avatars for a wide range […]

Privacy and Ethics Challenges on Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

A timely article in the medical journal Neurology speaks to some impending issues that millions of patients and physicians will be facing over the next decade, namely the possible early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in the pre-clinical phase, before functional cognitive impairment is present. New computerized cognitive testing tools and experimental biomarker tests are bringing […]

Cognitive Testing in the Workplace

(Author note: This article refers to basic cognitive testing of workers by companies and employers. Personality tests, aptitude tests, IQ tests, integrity and other similar tests are outside the scope of this article.) The growing prevalence of computerized cognitive testing allows a wide range of employers and organizations to test large numbers of workers in […]