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Study Provides Evidence that Falls Screening Should Assess Executive, as well as Physical, Function

Study Provides Evidence that Falls Screening Should Assess Executive, as well as Physical, Function

BY ELDERBRANCH TEAM ON FEBRUARY 25, 2014 · Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, Associate Professor, is a Canada Research Chair and a Peter Wall Institute Scholar at the University of British Columbia,Department of Physical Therapy. She directs the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory as well as the Vancouver General Hospital’s Falls Prevention Clinic. Her research program focuses broadly on defining the role of targeted exercise training […]

Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

This book includes interviews from Dr. Liu-Ambrose regarding how exercises improves cognitive function. This book is available on Amazon. For more information, visit this website.

Strength training key in preventing Alzheimer’s

Strength training key in preventing Alzheimer’s

It’s well-known that exercising to maintain a healthy heart also helps create a healthy mind. But several new studies suggest that when it comes to preventing dementia, not all forms of exercise are created equal. Studies presented at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that resistance training was particularly beneficial for improving the cognitive […]

CBC TV Interview with Dr. Liu-Ambrose

CBC TV Interview with Dr. Liu-Ambrose

Please check CBC TV website through this link, to watch an interview with Dr. Liu-Ambrose.

Mental exercise best for boosting memory, study says

Mental exercise best for boosting memory, study says

Put down the fish oil supplements and pick up a crossword puzzle if you want to ward off age-related cognitive decline, a new Canadian study says. Researchers at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital say that some of the treatments currently prescribed to older patients are doing little, if anything, to prevent cognitive impairment, which is marked […]

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise – The New York Times

Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise – The New York Times

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Britt Erlanson/Getty Images Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Two new experiments, one involving people and the other animals, suggest that regular exercise can substantially improve memory, although different types of exercise seem to affect the brain quite differently. The news may offer consolation for the growing numbers of us who are […]

Dr. Oz’s 7 Reasons to Start Building Muscle Today

Dr. Oz’s 7 Reasons to Start Building Muscle Today

Photo: Jonny Valiant A few years ago I traveled to four “blue zones,” storied places around the globe where people commonly live to be 100 or more. I wanted to discover what these people were doing right, so my first stop was the healthiest blue zone on Earth: the Nicoya Peninsula, a region in Costa […]

Movements That Boost Memory

Movements That Boost Memory

You’ve probably seen elderly family members and friends slowly lose their memories, and you’re determined to do everything that you can to stay sharp. But if you think that keeping your brain healthy is something that’s really difficult or time-consuming, then I’ve got some very exciting news to share with you today. There’s a trick, […]

Harper Government Invests in Research Excellence Across the Country – Vancouver

Harper Government Invests in Research Excellence Across the Country – Vancouver

Canadian universities retain and attract brightest minds with federal funding Vancouver, British Columbia, October 12, 2012—Top researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada will continue to spur innovation thanks to a Harper Government investment in the Canada Research Chairs program. These world-class researchers bring new perspectives and solutions to the critical issues facing Canadians today, addressing […]

What’s good for your heart and muscles is good for your brain

What’s good for your heart and muscles is good for your brain

Assistant Professor Terese Liu-Ambrose from the Brain Research Center at the University of British Columbia recently published a study examining whether there were any benefits to be gained in brain function from resistance & aerobic training in people who exhibited a mild degree of cognitive impairment. It is known that people who show a decline […]