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As I drove to the presentation I was giving to the Association of Educational Therapists, I needed to inject some adrenaline into my system, so I put Pink's Greatest Hits and The Grass Roots Greatest Hits on my CD player in the car. By the time I arrived, I was ready to boogie and spread knowledge everywhere. Seems that isn't

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Good news for red wine drinkers. Science has once again given you permission and encouragement to drink .....red wine that is. It seems there is a substance called Resveratrol (also found in red grapes, my favorite) as well as red wines that may protect us from cognitive decline as well as hearing loss. The Henry Ford Hospital is responsible for

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A recent article in Science Daily reveals that Kansas State University is developing a program in conjunction with Speech Language Pathologists to treat Auditory Processing Disorders . The idea is to identify the areas of specific problem (audiologists do this)  and tailor a program that addresses those needs. Some of the activities included phonemic training, words in noise training and

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Many times, certain drugs don't do a good job with what they were designed to do. Take a recent drug that was designed to treat Alzheimer's Disease . It was a bust but was found to be able to partially reverse hearing loss in mice. Whoa. So who cares about mice? It's the first step for solving hearing loss in

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Wow. Imagine my personal relief when I saw this article "older adults can improve memory and attention through use of computerized brain exercises and the improvements appear to last for months upon cessation of training." Using a Brain Fitness Program by Posit Science (which I bought and used), subjects doubled their processing speed and improved memory and attetnion scores by

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A recent article chronicals the increase of ADHD by 24% in the past ten years. The cause??? Maybe environmental. Maybe genetic. Affects boys more than girls. Disturbing. But most disturbing to me was the sentence stating "one study pubished in Mayo Clinic Proceeings found that multiple exposures to anesthesia at a young age was liked to a higher rate of

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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Alzheimers and Dementia ? I thought I knew but I was wrong. In preparing a presentation to the Hearing Loss Association of LA tomorrow, I learned that Alzheimers is a disease. It gradually destroys brain cells and causes widespread brain damage and shrinkage. It causes Dementia. Dementia, on the other hand,

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I used to fall asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. And I'd sleep all night waking refreshed at 5:30-6:00AM. This is if anyone is refreshed at that hour. Now I toss and turn and it takes me a while to fall asleep. Sometimes, it takes a good hour and a half before I nod out. Am I

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I was sitting in the waiting room at UCLA recently and picked up the current edition of Physicians Update. There was a fascinating article about concussions and athletes. But I realized that athletes are not the only ones who get bumped in the head. Many of the children I test for auditory processing disorders had a "concussion" or a good

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I just came home from Weight Watchers (only 4 lbs from goal weight) and imagine my surprise when the topic was about Hedonistic Eating. Hedonistic???? Never heard that word used with eating disorders before. Interestingly, hedonistic eating comes from our brains and our " eating memories ." Ever thought that your memory cataloged eating experiences? According to Dr. Oz, "

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