Brain News You Can Use | June 2017

Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:

56-Year-Old Father of 5 Copes with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s by Helping Others | Brian Kursonis was working as a financial analyst managing 401ks in Charlotte, North Carolina, last year when things started to seem fuzzy. He was at his desk reviewing spreadsheets when he thought maybe he’d fallen asleep. | (Source: People Magazine | Author: Michelle Boudin). 

Are Friends Better For Us Than Family | The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships. | (Source: EurekAlert! | Author: Andy Henion).

The Brain: An Owner’s Guide Lecture Videos | Every Tuesday night in February hundreds of people attended The Center for Brain Health’s annual lecture series, The Brain: An Owner’s Guide. | (Source: Better Health While Aging | Author: Various).

Tips to Tackle Family Tension Around Alzheimer’s Disease | New findings from an Alzheimer’s Association survey, released in conjunction with Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, show that people greatly fear becoming a burden to their caregivers as they age, but they have not planned accordingly. | (Source: Alzheimer’s Association | Author: N/A).

Uncovering Why Playing a Musical Instrument Can Protect Brain Health. | A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. (Source: ScienceBlog | Author: N/A).