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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.

Happy Brain, Healthy Heart = Happy Heart, Healthy Brain
5 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!
5 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
6 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
7 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
7 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

Brain Health and Music: Why I Decided to Learn to Play the Keyboard
8 months 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
9 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
10 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
12 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
1 year 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