Category Archives: Market-Employers

Five Key Habits for Better Sleep

Sleep problems, ranging from the occasional fitful night to full blown insomnia can have an immediate, negative effect on cognitive health. Poor concentration, difficulty remembering details, and falling asleep during the next day are common signs of disrupted sleep. Over 70 Million people in the U.S. suffer from bouts of insomnia over the course of… Read More »

The Science of Learning How to Learn, Part Two

This is Part Two of Learning How to Learn. In Part One, we covered how chunking relevant pieces of information together, and then using these chunks to form new associations is a foundation for new learning. We also reviewed the concept of focused versus diffuse thinking, with the ability to alternate between these thinking styles… Read More »

Market Update: Memory Assessment Tests with Computerized Screening Tools

New computerized memory screening methods begin to move standardized memory health tests into the home and physician’s office. Screening for early, subtle signs of cognitive impairment becomes important as pharmaceutical companies shift focus to Alzheimer’s drug candidates that may prevent or slow buildup of amyloid protein in the brain. Purchase Report, a research… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »