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Cognitive Function: Is It All Downhill From Age 24?

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April 15, 2014
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A new study out of Canada says cognitive motor performance begins deteriorating around age 24. Video provided by Newsy


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Cognitive Rehab: Train Your Brain

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Ivanhoe (June 25, 2013) — Mild cognitive impairment happens when a person has memory problems, but can still function well in everyday life. Now, there’s good news! Doctors say a form of rehab can help these patients train their brains.
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Exercise Keeps Older Brains in Shape

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) — A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning reach peak performance between the ages of 40 and 56. Ernst Poeppel says young and old brains show very little difference. So there's no reason they can't function optimally a whole life long - provided they're kept in shape like muscles. They can even grow new brain cells. The neuro-networks and transmitters, on the other hand, can get a bit rusty with age.
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Transition & Continuity: Improving Learning for Students

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FORA.tv (Feb. 18, 2013) — The critical window for developing the cognitive, social, academic foundation that helps children thrive in later learning is between birth and age eight. This session will provide an overview of PreK-3rd and research supporting the benefits of a continuum approach for young learners. Participants will come away from the session with practical examples of effective practices to build a more aligned and articulated Pre-K to TK to 3rd grade connection.
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