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On Bruce Willis, Word Finding, and Dementia Worries

In recent weeks, the family of actor Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense) announced that he would be stepping away from his acting career due to an ongoing struggle with aphasia. We spoke with Neurotrack clinical researcher and speech-language pathologist Jennifer Myers, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP, about this condition, its connection to dementia, […]

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featured, Prevention

Lifestyle is key to preventing memory loss

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about aging is that there’s nothing anyone can do to prevent memory loss. In fact, in recent years researchers around the globe have discovered just the opposite! It turns out that simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact on brain health and cognitive longevity. The groundbreaking FINGER […]

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featured, From the CEO, Prevention

On Seahorses and Memory

Seahorses mate for life, and it is now becoming clear that social engagement is critical for both memory preservation and for keeping cognitive decline at bay. Our logo of two seahorses facing one another, as they are so often seen in the wild, is therefore rooted in this analogy of connectivity, both out in the world and within the confines of the brain itself.

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featured, Prevention

Mom Was Right, Eat Your Veggies

What we now know about the link between poor diet and cognitive decline should set off alarm bells in all of us. Each of us makes choices every day about what to put in our mouths, and those choices—though we assume ourselves to have free will—are often subconsciously affected by what we see on TV, in our own homes, and even in the aisles of grocery stores.

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Diagnosis, Innovation, Memory, Prevention

When One Door Closes

What the Failure of Biogen’s Aducanumab Tells Us About Alzheimer’s — Risk Reduction is Still Our Best Weapon Today I serve as Neurotrack’s Head Writer. But three years ago, in a different professional incarnation, I had the privilege of sitting in a packed conference room with a bright, articulate representative from the pharmaceutical company Biogen […]

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