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  • The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning News.click here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites CVL.click here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive performance.click here

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CVl Annual Review


CVl Annual Review

Charting Our Progress is CVL’s annual review, with archives available

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Can Video-Game Training Improve Cognition? Depends on the Game

Oct. 3, 2017 – Science Daily
The Type of Video Game Can Affect the Cognitive Benefit of Video Game Training

Dr. Chandramallika Basak explains the effects of two different types of games in Science Daily.

Researchers Calculating Alzheimer’s Effects

Sept. 20, 2017 – Dallas Innovates
Degraded Connections in Some Parts of the Brain Associated with Decreased Ability to do Financial Calculations

Research by Dr. Kristen Kennedy and David Hoagey originally published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Doing What You Can to Improve Memory

Sept. 10, 2017 – KLIF 570 AM
Scott Murray’s “Relationship Roundtable”: Good Advice for Memory & Learning with Dr. Michael Rugg

Center Director joins Scott Murray’s Sunday radio show for segment on memory.

The Amazing Fertility of the Older Mind

August 28, 2017 – BBC News
It’s never too late to learn – if you go about it in the right way

Dr. Denise Park speaks about the benefits of getting out of your cognitive comfort zone.

Annual BvB Game a Success with Proceeds Benefiting CVL, Among Others

August 13, 2017 – Dallas Observer
Brunettes Beat Blondes This Year, But All for a Good Cause

After a competitive first half, the “Bru Crew” pulled away for their fourth straight victory. Visit the Dallas Observer’s photo gallery.

The Inspiration of a Girl’s Grandparents Lives at the Cotton Bowl

August 7, 2017 – MySweetCharity
Game on Saturday to Raise Money for Research at CVL

D Magazine blog features personal story of 20-something who finds way to raise research funding for Alzheimer’s. CVL among beneficiaries of this year’s effort.

How Blondes & Brunettes Tackle Alzheimer’s One Powder-puff Flag at a Time

July 20, 2017 – DMN MEDIA
Center for Vital Longevity and UT Southwestern Among Awardees of Research Grants
10th annual BvB (formerly Blondes vs. Brunettes) Dallas Powder-Puff Football Game will benefit CVL among others.

Gene Subtly Alters Brain Network Activity With Age

July 1, 2017 – ALZ FORUM
CVL Research Team Publishes News Results in Journal of Neuroscience
Alzheimer’s Forum features CVL research on how APOE4 affects brain function and increases risk of memory loss.

Alzheimer’s Risk Gene and its Potential Impact on Brain Performance

June 28, 2017 – IBT NEWS
Drs. Chris Foster and Karen Rodrigue Highlight Characteristics of APOE4
The genetic variant is associated with a 10 to 12 fold increase in the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Playing Video Games: The Bad, the Ugly, and the (Potentially) Good

April 10, 2017 – AAAS NEWS
Dr. Basak Discusses Differences Among Video Games
Some strategy-based games may provide cognitive benefits and help delay dementia.

The Effect of Video Game Training on Cognition and Attention

March 14, 2017 – DMN MEDIA
Special Senior Living Section about Distraction and Cognition
Dr. Basak speaks to the DMN’s Senior Living about the cognitive effect of video game training.

The Cognitive Benefits of Playing Chess

March 10, 2017 – CHESS NEWS
Dr. Basak Speaks about the Effect Chess-playing Can Have on Attention.
Some strategy-based games like chess may improve brain plasticity as we get older.

Making Music Might be Good for the Brain

Jan. 27, 2017 – NY TIMES
Making Music Might be Good for the Brain
Dr. Denise Park speaks to The New York Times about engaging in cognitively demanding tasks.

Can Keeping Busy Help the Brain?

Jul. 20, 2016 – WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
Can Keeping Busy Help Your Brain?
Wisconsin Public Radio interviews Drs. Park and Festini about busyness and cognition.

Avoiding Alzheimer’s

Jun. 28, 2016 – KERA NEWS
David Bennett Comments on CVL Research During Hour 1 of “Think”
Rush University Medical Center expert in Alzheimer’s Disease highlights Synapse findings.

Q-and-A with the Center for Vital Longevity

Jun. 26, 2016 – KATY TRAIL WEEKLY
Katy Trail Weekly Profiles The Center for Vital Longevity
Question and answer spotlights Center’s research and educational activities.

How Busyness Affects Your Brain and Health

Jun. 20, 2016 – FAST COMPANY
Busyness and the Brain
CVL research on cognitive differences among busy and non-busy people.

Using Card and Board Games to Keep Minds Sharp

Dec. 8, 2015 – NY TIMES
Dr. Denise Park on Using Card and Board Games to Keep Minds Sharp
New York Times interviews Dr. Park about maintaining mental acuity.

CENTER NEWS