ADHD – human training vs digital training

Not only do children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently struggle with memory and speed of information processing, they also navigate deficits in social cognition and self-esteem.  Mainstream approaches to treating ADHD such as central nervous system stimulants and behavioral therapy do not adequately address these struggles.  Although several companies market computerized brain […]

For better brain health, preserve your hearing

About 38 million Americans have untreated hearing loss—and you might be surprised to hear that hearing loss puts you at a higher risk for dementia than social isolation, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, and many other potential factors. Most people with hearing loss can do something about it, which protects cognitive function—but they often […]

Estrogen, Menopause, and Alzheimer’s

Two-thirds of all Alzheimer’s patients are women. Why? The answer often given is that women live longer, so there are more of them around—but the math doesn’t really add up. Researchers Lisa Mosconi and Roberta Diaz Brinton have a different idea. Their work suggests that during the transition to menopause, the depletion of estrogen (which […]