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Brain Health

Nothing is more important to health aging than brain health. Fortunately, there is plenty that we can do to keep our minds sharp. From brain foods to exercise, we can help you to give your brain the love it deserves.

Brain Health and Music: Why I Decided to Learn to Play the Keyboard
2 weeks ago

Brain Health and Music: Why I Decided to Learn to Play the Keyboard

I will admit that I have been thinking about my age and my brain lately. What can I do to give my brain the best chance at staying healthy through my later years? Read More

À Votre Santé! Champagne May Help with Alzheimer’s Prevention
2 months ago

À Votre Santé! Champagne May Help with Alzheimer’s Prevention

If you pay attention to the latest news on Alzheimer’s prevention, you have probably heard plenty of stories about different substances that may or may not slow down memory loss. One recent study claimed that a compound found in Marijuana may help to remove toxic proteins from the brain. Other research has pointed to red wine as having potential benefits. Read More

Son Singing with Dad Shows that Alzheimer’s Doesn’t Mean the End of Laughter
3 months ago

Son Singing with Dad Shows that Alzheimer’s Doesn’t Mean the End of Laughter

It’s difficult to think about Alzheimer’s without getting a little sad.

My parents died when I was quite young, so, I haven’t experienced this horrible disease directly. That said, I have spoken with many women in the community who are caregivers for one or more parents with dementia. Their stories of struggle are simultaneously heart-breaking and inspiring. Read More

“Why Did I Walk Into This Room?” and Other Things We Forget After 60
5 months ago

“Why Did I Walk Into This Room?” and Other Things We Forget After 60

You know that awful moment when you’re standing in the middle of the living room, wondering, “Why am I here?” No, not the existential “Why am I here?” as in your reason for living, but the more ordinary “Why did I just walk into this room?” Read More

Hey Grandparents – Babysitting Boosts Your Brain Power
7 months ago

Hey Grandparents – Babysitting Boosts Your Brain Power

When my wife and I babysat our two grandchildren this past weekend, we knew we would have fun. But we didn’t know we would be boosting our brain power as well. Read More

How to Take Care of Your Brain as You Age
11 months ago

How to Take Care of Your Brain as You Age

As we grow older, we all experience our own unique set of health challenges. Few things cause more fear than the thought of losing your cognitive abilities. Read More

Don’t Take Life After 60 Too Seriously – Let’s Embrace Nonsense!
1 year ago

Don’t Take Life After 60 Too Seriously – Let’s Embrace Nonsense!

When my children were young, I used to love to read Dr. Seuss books to them. There was something about the strange characters and wonderful worlds that sent all of us into uncontrollable fits of giggling. It’s a shame that, as adults, we are expected to be so serious. It’s almost as if we forget how to appreciate the silly, nonsensical moments in life. Read More

Why Older Brains Are Amazing, According to Science
2 years ago

Why Older Brains Are Amazing, According to Science

If movies, TV shows and magazines are to be believed, turning 60 marks the beginning of a downward spiral towards forgetfulness, dementia and, eventually, death. From this perspective, the brain is a wonderful machine that gets rustier and rustier, until it finally breaks for good. Talk about depressing! Read More

Want to Sharpen Your Brain After 60? Use a Sword!
2 years ago

Want to Sharpen Your Brain After 60? Use a Sword!

Most people in their 60s aren’t overly concerned about brain health. After all, most boomers are decades away from encountering any potential brain health issues. At the same time, there is a growing body of evidence that says that the decisions that we make now, 60s, may have a profound impact on our health in our later years. Read More

How Finding Your Purpose Could Protect Your Brain
2 years ago

How Finding Your Purpose Could Protect Your Brain

As we reach 60s, baby boomers are starting to reevaluate our place in the world. This is only natural. After decades of looking after other people, many of us finally have an opportunity to take a step back and ask the “big questions.” It’s not that we are less busy. If anything, baby boomers are ramping up, not winding down. At the same time, as we get a little older, our focus is shifting.

Surviving is not enough. We want our lives to matter. Just like we did as teenagers, we are once again asking, “What’s my purpose in life?” Read More