Tip of the Day

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month One type of brain injury is Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. TBI occurs when an individual sustains an injury to the head and internal brain damage results. The damage may be restricted to a small specific area of the brain or may be more serious and involve more comprehensive […]

Brain Health Strategies for Each Life Stage

Brain Health Strategies for Each Life Stage If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you’d see that it’s constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in […]

Nature May Help You Sleep Better

Nature May Help You Sleep Better Having your eyes glued to various screens before bed (watching TV, surfing smart phones and tablets, etc.) could be interrupting your sleep patterns and causing restlessness. Researchers have uncovered more evidence to suggest that the solution to these sleeping woes could be as simple as spending more time outdoors […]

Stay Curious

Stay Curious Push yourself in fresh directions. Learn a new language, how to play an instrument or dive deeper into a hobby you already enjoy. It’s never too early or too late to focus on your brain health. It’s always important to stay mentally and physically active, challenge your thinking and get moving at any age. Source: […]

Mind-body Practices Can Ease Early Memory Loss

Mind-body Practices Can Ease Early Memory Loss A recent pilot study from West Virginia University suggests that two simple mind-body practices – meditation and listening to music – may reduce early memory loss in older adults who have subjective cognitive decline (SCD) – a condition that may represent a preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers […]

Playing Music Can Keep Your Brain Sharp

Playing Music Can Keep Your Brain Sharp Findings from a recent University of Montreal study suggest that learning to play a musical instrument could keep your brain sharp as you age, and may help to prevent certain aspects of cognitive decline in older adults. Science has also shown that when musical training starts during childhood […]

Make a Fist to Improve Your Mood

Make a Fist to Improve Your Mood What simple action can lift your mood and help you build confidence? Squeezing your right hand into a fist. Try this next time you are feeling anxious about something – a difficult conversation, a nerve-wracking presentation or some other challenge. Source: PsychologyToday

Food for Thought: Spices and Brain Health

Food for Thought: Spices and Brain Health Many of the spices that add a special touch to your favorite holiday foods can also benefit your brain health. Researchers have discovered that cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices mixed into baked goods and savory dishes contain nutrients that can sharpen memory, reduce stress or improve sleep. Source: […]

First Impressions Can Equal Lasting Impressions

First Impressions Can Equal Lasting Impressions According to scientists at Cornell University, the adage that “first impressions are the most lasting,” appears correct. New research finds that people tend to be influenced by another person’s initial appearance even after a 20-minute face-to-face interaction. Source:Psych Central