How Baking Cookies Benefits Your Brain

Posted by Katie C.

Dec 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Baking_CookiesWhen most people think of baking related to the holiday season, the first thing that comes to mind is cookies! While eating lots of cookies is probably not the best for your health, did you know that baking cookies is a great brain health activity?

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Topics: Making Memories

Pump Up Your Brain With the Continuous Learning Health Club

Posted by Matt J.

Dec 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000016198123_SmallYou’ve probably heard that people who age well have a healthy diet, exercise regularly, don’t smoke and keep their brains fit and active. A healthy lifestyle is easy to understand but not everyone realizes the more you work out your brain, the better you’ll be able to process and remember information. 

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Aging

3 Steps to Manage Stress

Posted by Katie C.

Dec 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

manage_stressThe holidays are a stressful time of year for many people – and each person can cite their own source of stress. Whether it is meeting end-of-the-year deadlines for work or planning for a visit with the in-laws, this time of year always seems to create the perfect storm of stress making what should be a relaxing and enjoyable time of year full of negative and frazzled feelings.
What can you do to help you manage stress?
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Topics: Brain Health

5 Tips to Learn Faster and Better

Posted by Christine F.

Dec 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000024110120_LargeKeep yourself healthy and fit by learning new things. The sky is the limit when it comes to trying your hand at new projects that you’ve been thinking about. The good news is there are literally millions of activities and classes out there to choose from.

When you get on board, there’s a bonus to boot. Anything that engages your focus and attention can slow down the typical aging process. No matter what you have in mind, neurologists say if you ask your brain to learn, it will learn.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Memory

Want to Connect in a Meaningful Way? Try Writing a Letter to a Friend

Posted by Katie C.

Dec 4, 2014 10:00:00 AM

write_a_friendHow do you feel when you check your mail? It’s probably not that exciting because it is mostly filled with bills or junk mail. Now think about how you would feel if you got a letter from a friend. You would probably feel more excited or even grateful that your friend decided to reach out to you in this way.

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Topics: Making Memories

Keep Your Brain Rejuvenated With These 4 Tips

Posted by Matt J.

Dec 2, 2014 10:00:00 AM

caregiver_healthNo one has a Fountain of Youth in their back yard so we have to consciously work at making good choices to stay healthy and rejuvenated -- every single day.

Who says you have to wait until New Year’s to come up with a list of good resolutions. You can write that list anytime so if you haven’t put together a plan to live a healthier life, get started today.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Celebrate What You Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by Katie C.

Nov 27, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Give_ThanksHappy Thanksgiving! Whether you know it or not, you’ve got a lot to be thankful for this year. Why not take some time while you’re waiting for your turkey to cook to reflect on everything you’re grateful for in your life.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

3 Ways to Make Your Next Family Reunion Successful (and When to Start Planning)

Posted by Christine F.

Nov 24, 2014 4:00:00 PM

iStock_000048956772_MediumOne of the most important things we know about memory: There is no greater impact than the precious moments spent with our family and friends and the value of staying connected. Commonly, over the holidays is when families spend time planning the next family get-together or perhaps a summer reunion. Today, we’d like to share with you our guide to making your next family reunion a very memorable one.

Regardless of whether you're planning a class reunion, large family reunion or reunion of friends, use these tips to make your next get-together the most memorable event yet!

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Topics: Making Memories

Play Games to Improve Memory ... While Making New Ones

Posted by Katie C.

Nov 20, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Play_gamesThe third week in November is National Game and Puzzle Week. This is perfect timing – as families begin to gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, they are looking for fun things to do while spending time together. Games and puzzles are the perfect solution to help bring family and friends closer together and to give your brain a boost as well!

Read on for a refresher of some perfect family games to try this season!

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Topics: Making Memories

4 Smart Ways to Dial Down Holiday Stress

Posted by Matt J.

Nov 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

christmas-woman-running-with-giftsAre you looking forward to the holidays this year? Many people want to enjoy the festivities at this special time of year, but they are too bogged down with worry and stress to get in the spirit of the season.

If that sounds like you, you may have way too much to do. You’re thinking about cooking, staying within a budget, shopping and preparing for holiday guests. Any of these things may keep you from getting a good night’s rest.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

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