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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.

What are the Benefits of Learning a Second Language after 60?
3 years ago

What are the Benefits of Learning a Second Language after 60?

One of the biggest myths about women over 60 is that we live in a “shrinking world” and we’re not interested in learning new things. Nothing could be further from the truth! Read More

Keep Your Brain Healthy with These Online Brain Games
4 years ago

Keep Your Brain Healthy with These Online Brain Games

As we have discussed before, one of the best ways for women over 60 to reduce their risk of dementia and keep their minds sharp is by playing cognitively challenging “brain games.” Even if you are not at high risk for dementia, perhaps you would like to feel more mentally sharp and energized, with faster memory and better attention to detail? Read More

Simple Rules for Better Brain Health – Interview with John Medina (Video)
4 years ago

Simple Rules for Better Brain Health – Interview with John Medina (Video)

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show I speak with the amazing brain scientist and best-selling author of Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina. He is the Director of the Brain Centre for Research at Seattle Pacific University and on the faculty at the University of Washington. His passion for the human brain is infectious and stimulating! Read More

Better Memory and Brain Fitness – Cynthia Green (Video)
4 years ago

Better Memory and Brain Fitness – Cynthia Green (Video)

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I speak with the dynamic Dr. Cynthia Green, one of America’s foremost memory fitness and brain health experts. She shares with us how we can preserve our memory and maintain our mental agility and brain health as we grow older. Read More

Can Brain Games Really Help You to Improve Your Memory?
4 years ago

Can Brain Games Really Help You to Improve Your Memory?

The first time I put my keys in the fridge, I thought I was just busy and forgetful. But, when, later that day, I lost my phone in a bag of vegetables, I really started to worry. Convinced that I had allowed my brain to fall into lazy patterns, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Since my son has a passion for technology and learning (he speaks 6 languages), I turned to him for advice. He suggested that I try Lumosity.com, an online service that provides fun brain games that are specially designed to get your neurons pumping (i.e. make your brain work better). Read More

Keeping Your Brain Healthy – Indre Viskontas (Video)
4 years ago

Keeping Your Brain Healthy – Indre Viskontas (Video)

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I had the unique opportunity to speak with Dr. Indre Viskontas, a neuroscientist (and opera singer) who shares her insights on how to keep the brain healthy after 60 in four different ways – nutrition, stress management, mental stimulation and exercise. Her observations are both inspirational and practical. Read More

Exercise Your Brain with these 6 Creative Tasks
4 years ago

Exercise Your Brain with these 6 Creative Tasks

I saw a poster once that said “don’t fear getting older, fear getting boring”. One of our biggest fears as we age is that we will lose our ability to think in new and creative ways and lose our mental sharpness. The good news is that, contrary to popular belief, it is not a given that your brain degenerates as you age. Read More

6 Suggestions for a Healthy Brain
4 years ago

6 Suggestions for a Healthy Brain

We all care about keeping our brains healthy as we age. Unfortunately, with so much conflicting information, it’s difficult to know where to start. It’s even challenging to know what is “normal” when it comes to brain health. Read More