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.

2 months ago

My Not So Normal Adventures in Mental Health

When Prozac first hit the marketplace, I asked my psychotherapist if he thought it could help. “Probably not,” he said, “as it would do nothing for your core abandonment issues.” My mother committed suicide when I was nine, after years of struggling…

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2 months ago

The Amazing Domino Effect of the 5 Health Pillars for Stunning Brain Health

Science is constantly evolving, but when it comes to our brain health, there are some elements that we know have a serious impact on the health and longevity of one of our most important organs. Your brain health depends on five major lifestyle pillars…

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2 months ago

An Interview with a Neuroscientist – Ways to Decrease Alzheimer’s Risk

or the past decade, I’ve had a front-row seat to the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s. The neurodegenerative disease has wreaked havoc on my mother-in-law. And those who love her. According to neuroscientist Dr. Jeanette Norden, Alzheimer’s…

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3 months ago

How Sharing Stories Boost Your Brain, Especially After 60

When we hear stories, our brains sync and minds meld. We tend to think, “What’s in it for me?” so here’s some information you may find helpful. When you read or listen to facts, or watch a PowerPoint presentation, the language processing parts of your brain…

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3 months ago

How to Make Your Memories Stick

Even after the printing press’s invention and the mass production of books, for centuries, an average person could only afford a few books. Those they owned weren’t just read, they were digested completely, the entirety of their contents committed to memory…

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3 months ago

6 Compelling Books by a Neuroscientist

Still Alice, published in 2007, was a tough book for me to read. My dear mother-in-law suffered from Alzheimer’s, and the novel hit way too close to home. As I muddled through the touching story, a combination of neurological facts…

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3 months ago

Remembering My Dad on Father’s Day

My father was a decent and thoughtful man whose life was shattered by World War Two. An accountant by training, he arrived in Canada, penniless and unable to speak English, with a young family in tow. It was a classic immigrant success story. We weren’t wealthy…

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4 months ago

Brain Health and Aging: How Are They Related? (VIDEO)

The brain is a fascinating and mysterious part of the human anatomy. There is still much we don’t know about how the brain functions in its many varied ways. We lose brain cells as we age, and the dilemma of dementia and Alzheimer’s is increasing, worldwide…

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4 months ago

Make Mother’s Day about Wellness and Self-Care

We can all agree that mothers do it all; a feat that requires a lot of brain power! As we age and the kids grow up, we often lose the efficiency that we used to have by constantly engaging in all of these activities. But a healthy mind is a happy one, and it’s important…

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5 months ago

Have You Turned into a Lazy Old Lady?

Is it activity that keeps us young, or is it something else? Personally, I don’t believe it’s physical activity that keeps us young. There are some days when it can make us feel much older. You know what I mean; those days when everything aches, especially your knees!

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