Trouble reading? Try these workarounds

Once you learn how to read, it’s easy to take the skill for granted. Like breathing or walking, we don’t give the ability much thought unless it begins to deteriorate. But trouble reading can develop at any age for a variety of reasons, including difficulty concentrating, mild cognitive impairment, and physical changes. Mental roadblocks can cause trouble reading Fuzzy thinking and difficulty concentrating can get in the way of reading. “If your attention isn’t focused on the sentence you’re reading, you’re not likely to register enough of the sentence to understand what your eyes just passed over,” notes Dr. Joel Salinas, a neurologist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. You might experience fuzzy thinking or difficulty concentrating because of a lack of sleep stress nutrient deficiency a medication that makes it harder to concentrate reading or learning disabilities. Sometimes age-related cognitive changes affect reading skills. Reading requires attention, short-term memory, and recall, which decline a little as we get older. “It’s normal when you’re older that your reading might be slower or that you have to occasionally read a sentence more than once to get its meaning. Your ability to read and retain information may take more effort,” Dr. Salinas explains. Mild cognitive impairment can cause trouble reading Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may also be behind a decline in reading skills. ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Brain and cognitive health Eye Health Memory Source Type: blogs

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ConclusionsThe use of adhesive can improve masticatory performance of new complete dentures users with normal mandibular ridges in the initial adaptation period up to 60 days after insertion. For resorbed ridges subjects, the use of adhesive had a negative impact on masticatory discomfort/disability OHRQoL at 30 days after insertion.
Source: Journal of Prosthodontic Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Date: Wednesday, 09 18, 2019; Speaker: Robert A. Star, MD, Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Amphitheater
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Conclusions and implicationsThe current findings suggest the unique features of invented spelling development in L2 learners and identified precursors to L2 spelling difficulties. Very young average and at-risk L2 spellers showed differential gains in L2 invented spelling. Implications of the present study are (1) invented spelling at kindergarten is able to differentiate average and at-risk spellers and (2) invented spelling training and vocabulary intervention could be useful in the remediation of spelling difficulties.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 92Author(s):
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 92Author(s):
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Publication date: 21 August 2019Source: Neuron, Volume 103, Issue 4Author(s): Matthew P. WalkerWe are suffering a global sleep-loss epidemic. The health consequences within an individual are well characterized. But does society suffer just as much? Here, I discuss how insufficient sleep erodes our societal fabric as much as it does our biological fabric, and offer some prescriptive remedies.
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: 21 August 2019Source: Neuron, Volume 103, Issue 4Author(s): Leonard K. KaczmarekMutations in voltage-dependent sodium channels cause severe autism/intellectual disability. In this issue of Neuron, Spratt et al. (2019) show that lowering expression of Nav1.2 channels attenuates backpropagation of action potentials into dendrites of cortical neurons, preventing spike-timing-dependent synaptic plasticity.
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In conclusion, this multicenter study demonstrated an association between preoperative smoking and increased risk of infection following new DBS implantation surgery. Counseling about this risk should be considered in preoperative evaluation of patients who are considering undergoing a DBS procedure.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Developmental Cognitive NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Andrea Manzotti, Francesco Cerritelli, Jorge E. Esteves, Gianluca Lista, Erica Lombardi, Simona La Rocca, Alberto Gallace, Francis P. McGlone, Susannah C. WalkerAbstractPreterm birth is a significant risk factor for a range of long-term health problems and developmental disabilities. Though touch plays a central role in many perinatal care strategies, the neurobiological basis of these approaches is seldom considered. C-Tactile afferents (CTs) are a class of unmyelinated nerve fibre activated by low force, dynamic touch....
Source: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We examined the association of prescription size with new persistent opioid use after cardiothoracic surgery.MethodsOpioid-naive Medicare patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery between 2009 and 2015 were identified. Patients who filled an opioid prescription between 30 days before surgery and 14 days after discharge and with continuous Medicare enrollment 12 months before and 6 months after surgery were selected (n = 24,549). New persistent use was defined as continued prescription fills 91 to 180 days after surgery. Prescription size was reported in oral morphine equivalents. Multivariable regression was performe...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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