Reading is a passion we can take into our old age and not worry about our performance! After all, it’s not a game we’re playing… we’re just keeping our brains functioning at optimum level. Let’s be clear…
As women over 60, one thing we can agree on is that time doesn’t stand still. Fortunately for us, neither does research into the ways aging affects our brains. And it couldn’t come at a better time, given the looming Alzheimer’s epidemic…
When you concentrate on what you’re thankful for instead of what bothers you, you’re decentering. If things aren’t going well, Dr. Medina advises, simply write down three things that make you grateful…
When you think about using diet and exercise to stay fit and healthy after 60, how many of those thoughts go into a fitness plan for your brain?
The idea that you can retain the power to stretch your mind after you hit 60 and still have the ability to mentally defend yourself against the negative influences that often pervade your consciousness powerfully increases your sense of self and well-being.
“You have to meet Miss Fiona!” my friend gushed, knowing my passion for celebrating dynamic, thriving seniors. “She’s truly amazing!”
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.
Think school is something reserved for your adolescent years?
Perhaps in the traditional sense… but studies show that education is particularly important for people in their 60s and beyond.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the many benefits of probiotics. They are good for just about everything – from your sinusitis to irritable bowel. But, did you know they could be beneficial for your memory?
Do you sometimes start looking for something and then forget what it is you wanted to find? Do you find yourself beginning a task only to find your brain meandering off away from the chore at hand? Gentle yoga can help you re-train your brain to focus and concentrate.
Here are a few tips when it comes to yoga for concentration and memory.