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Carol and Bob Blackwell’s experience with Alzheimer’s by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Read the USAToday story: “US launches national war on Alzheimer’s.” Learn about one couple’s experience with Alzheimer’s More: Living with Alzheimers, The ... Read on »
People behave socially and “well” even without rules by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image:Flickr~Dan Brady Millions of human interactions were assessed during the study which included actions such as communication, founding and ending friendsh ... Read on »
Vitamin D linked to depression risk by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts image:stockXpert Most of us know that we need vitamin D for strong bones. Now it appears researchers have identified a relationship between vitamin D levels ... Read on »
What’s the definition of happiness? Show me the money by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Britain's PM David Cameron has spent 2 million pounds in a project to measure wellbeing and happiness in the UK. Today Isabel Oakeshott writes in the Sunday Times ... Read on »
Can Meditation Bring Happiness? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts The BBC’s David Sillito has been finding out if there is a scientific basis for meditation leading to greater levels of happiness. Source: BBC Read on »
Hotter homes produce smarter babies by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts A hotter home appears to produce babies with better cognitive abilities – but before you turn up the home heater to make your baby brainier, the research was conducte ... Read on »
Facebook, Twitter and other new, risky recruitment tools by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts When it comes to job hunting, candidates no longer have to worry simply about their CV, interview skills and aptitude for psychometric tests, they also need to think ... Read on »
People with smart phones fall victim to social networking stress by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Banish the thought that smart phones reduce stress levels. Whilst they do help people keep on top of their work load, new research has found smart phones are stressfu ... Read on »
Think Yourself Healthy by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Feeling overwhelmed by all the digital chatter in your life, or wondering how to unplug? This podcast reveals how you can develop a healthier relationship with modern ... Read on »
Stress in America by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Since 2006, the American Psychological Association has commissioned an annual nationwide survey as part of its Mind/Body Health campaign to examine the state of stre ... Read on »
Understanding why we get happier as we age? by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: istockphoto Older people tend to be happier. But why do older people view life in a sunnier light than the young? Have older folks come to terms with ... Read on »
New treatment for chronic depression targets personality style by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with psychologists from six other universities, have started a study to assess the impact of a new ps ... Read on »
Put Your Memory To The Test by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Scanning the brains of volunteers can provide insights into the neuroscience of memory. © istockphoto As part of the Guardian/Observer Memory Week, researchers ... Read on »
The Royal Institution’s 2011 Christmas Lectures by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Meet Your Brain Image: The Royal Institution The Royal Institution’s 2011 Christmas lectures are now available to view online Read on »
Happy Birthday @shrinkgurl by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts istockphoto January 6th, is my @shrinkgurl ‘s birthday! I know, I know, everything’s going south, and now according to the Whitehall II study I discove ... Read on »
Mental Decline Sets In By The Age of 45 by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts According to a new study ,mental decline sets in by the age of 45, much earlier than previously thought. Experts said that efforts to prevent dementia should start ... Read on »
Looking For Love: Putting Online Dating to the Test by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Today, one-in-five Americans finds his or her spouse via online dating websites, but according to Drexel researchers, marriage isn’t the only measure of success ... Read on »
“Silent Strokes” Lead to Memory Loss in Elderly by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Getty Images New research links “silent strokes”—small spots of dead brain cells, found in about 1 of 4 older adults—to memory loss in the elderly. “The new ... Read on »
When Writing Is Good for Your Waistline by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Image: iStockphoto Is losing weight as simple as doing a 15-minute writing exercise? In a new study published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Assoc ... Read on »
Alzheimer’s damage occurs early by Kathy J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts istockphoto The first changes in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be observed as much as ten years in advance – ten years before the person ... Read on »