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Sheryl Berardinelli, Psy.D., ABPP

Senior Neuropsychologist

Dr. Berardinelli is a licensed neuropsychologist who completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Widener University. Her dissertation examined the relationship between dementia and depressive symptoms and its effects on verbal memory. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, providing assessment and interventions to individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Prior to joining Bancroft, Dr. Berardinelli served as the primary psychologist at Moss Rehab’s Neuro Mental Health Clinic. Dr. Berardinelli is a board-certified Rehabilitation Psychologist. She is a board member to the Pennsylvania and Delaware Directors of Training organization, and teaches a graduate psychology course at Widener University. Dr. Berardinelli coordinates the graduate psychology practicum training at Bancroft NeuroRehab.

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Coping with COVID re-entry anxiety

As the region continues to implement more reopenings and opportunities to step outside our homes into the community, there is also a level of fear and anxiety that comes with it. For some, getting back to social events and outings remains scary. Sheryl Berardinelli, PsyD, ABPP, Senior Neuropsychologist and Board Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist at Bancroft NeuroRehab, provides the following insights as you prepare to go into the community in the weeks ahead.
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Why you need to catch some Zzz’s tonight

Sleep is critical to our health, but can be elusive. Bancroft NeuroRehab's Dr. Sheryl Berardinelli shares tips for improving the quality of the Zzz's you catch tonight.
Sleep is one of the most important ways you can reset and refresh your mind every day. It benefits almost every part of the body: your brain, heart lungs, immune system, metabolism and mood. It helps the brain function properly, can boost attention and memory, and feeds creative-thinking skills. Importantly, sleep also allows the brain to clean itself everyday and rid itself of toxins such as those associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
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Your Friends are Good for Your Spirit - and Your Mind!

Here are 5 ways your social life impacts more than just your calendar.
Physical activity isn’t the only type of activity that’s good for you. Increasingly, we’re learning that being socially active throughout your life is just as important for your overall well-being. From helping us to learn social cues and boosting our self-esteem as children, to keeping our minds young as we age, it’s becoming clear that relationships - from close friendships, to romantic connections, to fun group interactions - are key to a healthy brain across the lifespan.
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