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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.

Stomach for Brains! How Probiotics Can Help You with Your Memory
10 hours ago

Stomach for Brains! How Probiotics Can Help You with Your Memory

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? Read More

5 Practical Memory Tips for Older Adults
4 days ago

5 Practical Memory Tips for Older Adults

Where did I leave my keys? What did I come here to buy? What’s her name?

As we go through life, we need to remember many things. Though this may seem harder as we grow older, it isn’t necessarily so. Read More

When Should You See Your Doctor for Memory Loss?
3 weeks ago

When Should You See Your Doctor for Memory Loss?

My husband has memory loss. It is more advanced lately, so we finally went to see a neurologist. Read More

Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? Mysteries of the Aging Brain
2 months ago

Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? Mysteries of the Aging Brain

One of the scariest anticipations of old age is what will happen to the mind. Will I develop Alzheimer’s or slip into dementia? Will I suffer brain damage from a stroke? Will I become a doddering old lady with nothing interesting to say? Read More

29 Powerful Ways to Stimulate Your Brain After 60
2 months ago

29 Powerful Ways to Stimulate Your Brain After 60

Want to think like a genius?

Take some of the 29 tips in the recent book by I. C. Robledo, The Secret Principles of Genius, who picked them up by studying the lives of great thinkers and doers, like Aristotle, DaVinci, Mozart, Tesla, Grace Hopper, Jackson Pollock, Prince (!), Einstein, Madame Curie, Buckminster Fuller, Steve Jobs et al. Read More

Happy Brain, Healthy Heart = Happy Heart, Healthy Brain
3 months ago

Happy Brain, Healthy Heart = Happy Heart, Healthy Brain

“You have to meet Miss Fiona!” my friend gushed, knowing my passion for celebrating dynamic, thriving seniors. “She’s truly amazing!” Read More

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

Saved by the Spinach! Leafy Greens Are Good for Brain Health, Study Says
4 months ago

Saved by the Spinach! Leafy Greens Are Good for Brain Health, Study Says

If there was one food that I hated as a little girl, it was spinach.

I don’t know if I really disliked the taste or just the fact that my mom said it was healthy. Or, maybe, I subconsciously resented the fact that they needed an entire cartoon to sell spinach to kids. How could something that adults pushed so hard actually taste good? Read More

The Fascinating Connection Between Crossword Puzzles and Alzheimer’s
5 months ago

The Fascinating Connection Between Crossword Puzzles and Alzheimer’s

Despite the billions of dollars that have been spent on Alzheimer’s research, we still don’t have a complete understanding of how this devastating disease works. So, it may be decades before we have an Alzheimer’s cure, if one is in the future at all. Read More

4 Surprising Benefits of Crossword Puzzles for Older Adults
5 months ago

4 Surprising Benefits of Crossword Puzzles for Older Adults

Have you ever noticed how the simplest activities can bring you the most pleasure?

Take crossword puzzles, for example. There is something so relaxing about sitting down with a cup of steaming-hot tea to fill in the Sunday crossword puzzle in the newspaper. And, if a biscuit or two happen to escape from their tin and into your mouth, so much the better! After all, when it comes to enjoying simple pleasures, there are no rules! Read More