Tip of the Day

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

6 Ways Gratitude Can Affect Your Brain

6 Ways Gratitude Can Affect Your Brain As the holiday centered around thankfulness approaches, here are six ways gratitude can affect your brain: Your brain floods with reward chemicals Anxiety and depression symptoms may lessen Your hypothalamus works better You can become more resistant to stress Falling asleep becomes easier You experience more positive emotions […]

Synthesize Your Thoughts

Synthesize Your Thoughts The next time you go see a movie or read a good book, try to synthesize your thoughts afterwards. Synthesizing complex thoughts or ideas requires taking in facts, filtering the meanings, and transforming these into abstract concepts by drawing upon the rich experiences and knowledge that come from your uniquely built mind.

Leverage Stress to Benefit Your Brain Health

Leverage Stress to Benefit Your Brain Health “While we tend to want to limit negative events in our lives, the research is clear that moderate stress, properly handled, increases alertness which in turn helps brain circuits function more efficiently,” says Center for BrainHealth’s Dr. Ian Robertson in a recent Q&A. “We can learn to better control […]