Walk to a Dementia diagnosis

Two of the most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Although the two are expressed differently in the brain, the early-stage symptoms are very similar, making diagnosis difficult. Now, researchers have found a new tool for determining whether a person has Alzheimer’s or Lewy body dementia: how they walk! Learn […]

No quick fix for ADHD but a variety of different strategies

There is no quick fix for ADHD. Although medication can help treat people’s symptoms, it’s only part of an overall ADHD treatment strategy. Another significant element of that strategy are Cognitive and Behavioral training and techniques, such as the ones developed here in Hong Kong by PowerBrain Rx. For many years, it has proven to […]

Starring role for Long-Term Memory

Scientists have long considered neurons to be the stars in the brain. But star-shaped cells called astrocytes—previously thought to play a supporting role to neurons—turn out to be major players in long-term memory. New research shows that when these cells aren’t functioning properly, it can cause deficits in long-term memory, a finding that may have […]

Left-Handedness in the brain

About 10% of people are left-handed, but what makes them so? Scientists have recently made some headway in answering this question. They found several genetic regions linked to brain development that are associated with handedness, as well as certain differences in brain structure between righties and lefties. It’s already been established that whether we’re right- or left-handed […]