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Playing a Musical Instrument Helps Improve Function of the Brain

A study has made an important discovery as to why the elderly can retain listening skills as well as reduce the chances of age-related cognitive decline by playing a musical instrument. This discovery could help with developing brain rehabilitation therapies by way of musical training.[1] It was discovered that learning how to play sounds with… Read More »

Tracking Symptoms After Brain Injury

August 2020 Print this issue Health Capsule A fall, car accident, or sports injury can cause a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. Most people will recover in a few weeks to months. But some people’s symptoms continue long afterward. Researchers want to better understand why some people’s brains don’t heal after a concussion. This… Read More »

3 Studies Point the Way to Better Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

The National Institutes of Health supports studies that look for better ways to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Here are some recent findings: Mental health issues may appear after a head injury. About one in five people may experience mental health issues up to six months after a mild head injury or concussion. Researchers found… Read More »

How Does Sugar Affect the Brain?

Contrary to what some people may think, sugar doesn’t actually increase mental performance. Glucose, a fundamental substance in the correct functioning of the brain, helps us with the most intense intellectual tasks. A drop in glucose levels can lead to poorer performance on tasks involving memory, learning or attention.  So why doesn’t brain performance improve… Read More »