Alzheimer’s disease research: frustration, perseverance and hope

Hope is a tricky thing. It can be difficult to decide what to hope for, how much emotion to invest in that hope and how to transfer hope from frustrated outcomes to new ones. After all, the psychological cost of fallen hopes is high—especially so when those hopes are for significant progress towards the treatment or cure of a life-stealing disease. A disease like Alzheimer’s. The field of Alzheimer’s disease research has taken some hits lately, in the form of some disappointingly failed clinical trials [...]

By |2018-02-28T00:48:31+00:00February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Depression: Affecting Others, Resisting Treatment

Many people suffering from depression don’t seriously contemplate treatment when considering only themselves and their own experience of life. This truth is sad, of course, but also consistent with the effects of depression itself. For such people, sometimes only when they perceive how the disease has negatively impacted others (e.g., family relationships, job performance) do they “surrender” to treatment. And afterwards, they regret having held out for so long, especially when they regain some of the self-worth stolen from them by their depression. Can you [...]

By |2018-02-21T23:50:28+00:00February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Escaping the Rabbit Hole: Diagnosis of Learning Differences

I just want to do the best for my son. When he was in second grade, the notes starting coming home. The calls to pick him up early from school. Unruly? Defiant? Whatever...sometimes you just get one of those teachers… But honestly, I began to see some of the same behaviors at home. I didn’t want to accept it, but it was true—sometimes. Most of the time, he was the same happy, energetic kid he’d always been. But increasingly, he’d fall into distracted, sullen fits, [...]

By |2018-02-13T22:23:31+00:00February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Children in Recovery: The Dreaded Phone Call

None of the parenting books you read told you about what it would be like to discover him passed out and pale at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. None of your plans for celebrating high school graduation included an appointment with a lawyer to discuss options for his DUI. And certainly, none of your parenting chats with friends and family prepared you for the day you kicked your kid out of the house until he agreed to go to rehab. But you—somehow—managed. Your kid agreed [...]

By |2018-02-07T00:55:32+00:00February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Childhood Cognitive Ability: Seize the Day!

We all intuitively know that childhood is a critical window for cognitive development. And research massively backs our intuition. Opportunities to build strengths and resilience are seized--or missed--during the childhood years. And the more we learn, the greater the benefits of addressing cognitive issues during childhood seem to be. To take just one recent example, consider the results of a recent, large-scale and long-term study published in JAMA Psychiatry (also described briefly here). Studying more than 4000 individuals, from birth through age 20, the work [...]

By |2018-02-01T17:26:27+00:00February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Link Between Diabetes & A1C Levels and Cognitive Decline

A new study tracking over 5000 patients for up to 10 years reports a significant association of blood A1C levels (often used as a risk factor for pre-diabetes and diabetes) and cognitive decline (in cognition, memory and executive functioning). Importantly, the analysis adjusted for other possible contributors to cognitive decline that can also occur in diabetes patients, such as obesity and depression. Although more work needs to be done to establish just how A1C levels may impact cognitive decline--and eventually, dementia--it seems clear that at [...]

By |2018-01-31T18:29:43+00:00January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Treatment Research: a Long and Winding Road

The search for a viable drug to combat Alzheimer's keeps taking hits, with a few more drugs-in-trial proving ineffective: http://www.chicagotribune.com/…/sc-hlth-why-alzheimers-is-h… This is maybe not so surprising; Alzheimer's is a notoriously complicated disease, and high-powered research on it has really ramped up only over the last decade. Untangling its root causes, markers and opportunities for intervention will take time! And it will probably happen incrementally, withoccasional fits and starts. In the meantime, we at Neurologics are excited about the proven ability of our advanced brain mapping [...]

By |2018-01-30T23:14:49+00:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Brilliant Kid with Learning Differences

Got a brilliant kid with attention issues? Then seize the moment. Childhood is the most promising time to clearly diagnose and intervene ADHD and other learning differences. Neurologics uses a powerful technology called quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) to capture the actual, real-time brain activities that underlie attention and learning. These precise measurements are visualized in a unique Brain Map. Using the Brain Map, Neurologics builds customized neurotraining programs, one child at a time, to target critical brain activities and help your child to train their brain! [...]

By |2018-01-30T23:13:35+00:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yet Another Point for Leafy Greens

You already know that you should be eating your leafy greens. But if you're, ahem, a bit longer in the tooth, here's another reason! Eating at least one serving per day of leafy greens may slow cognitive decline! According to the authors of a recent study of more than 900 persons aged 58 to 99, "Consumption of approximately one serving per day of green leafy vegetables and foods rich in phylloquinone, lutein, nitrate, folate, α-tocopherol, and kaempferol may help to slow cognitive decline with aging." [...]

By |2018-01-30T23:12:53+00:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chronic Sleep Issues and Cognitive Decline

Do you suffer from chronic sleep problems? Know anyone who does? Beyond feeling tired and cloudy the day after a sleepless night, chronic sleep issues (especially in midlife) can contribute to cognitive decline later in life. See this eye-opening article for more: https://www.reuters.com/…/middle-age-sleep-problems-tied-to… Neurologics advanced brain mapping and customized neurotraining programs can visualize the brain activities impacted by cognitive decline and even help to ameliorate them. So, if you suffer from chronic sleep issues, please address them with your doctor--and visit Neurologics today athttps://neurologics.com/programs/dementia/ to learn [...]

By |2018-01-30T23:12:16+00:00January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments