Memory Improvement Blog

Enjoy Senior Citizenship with These 4 Tips

Posted by Katie C.

Aug 21, 2014 10:00:00 AM

senior_citizenWhat does the term “senior citizen” mean to you? Is it just a polite way of saying someone is elderly? Senior citizen doesn’t have to have negative connotations. Whether you consider yourself to be a senior citizen or not, growing older doesn’t have to mean getting “old”. Learn to embrace aging by incorporating the following four tips into your life.

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Topics: Aging

How to Remember Your Shopping List

Posted by Christine F.

Aug 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000005724004_MediumLike many people, as you grow older one of your concerns may be about forgetfulness. You may not recall where you put things and there’s that nagging worry that your mental capacity may not be what it was when you were younger.

We all experience age-related changes and forgetfulness, like misplacing our car keys from time, but some people find it interrupts their daily life.

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Topics: Memory

How Does Sleep Help your Brain?

Posted by Dr. Moran

Aug 14, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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We all know that sleep is important for a healthy body and brain. And if you read 6 Steps to Better Sleep earlier this week, you might have a couple of ideas on how to get more sleep. But do you know how sleep can help your brain recharge? A recent study examines what happens on a cellular level when we’re asleep. Taking a closer look at the “how and why” of what makes sleep such a vital part of our lives might just be the push you need to develop healthier sleep habits. Read on to learn more.

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Topics: Brain Health, Industry News

6 Steps to Better Sleep

Posted by Matt J.

Aug 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000013483862_SmallAre you dreaming of better sleep? You’re not alone -- nearly half of all Americans are plagued with occasional insomnia, and about 15 percent have chronic sleepless nights.

Simply put, if you’re having sleep problems at night, those sleepless nights can result in numerous health problems. Difficulty sleeping can lead to daytime problems too, like mood disorders, irritability, and a constant feeling of exhaustion.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

Simplify Your Life With These 8 Easy Steps

Posted by Katie C.

Aug 7, 2014 10:00:00 AM

HiResIf you’re like most Americans, you’ve had the experience of feeling overwhelmed. This feeling can often be caused by having too much to do and not enough time to do it. You may have even thought or said that you need to take some steps to simplify your life… but have you actually done that? Do you even know where to begin?

If you’re looking to make some simple changes to simplify your life, but aren’t sure what to do or how to get started, keep reading! Even following just a few of these steps will help you to feel less stressed and get more enjoyment out of the things in life that matter most to you.

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Topics: Brain Health

5 Ways Gardening Boosts Your Health

Posted by Christine F.

Aug 5, 2014 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000019965332_MediumGardening has long been known as a great way to get outdoors and enjoy fresh air and sunshine. And gardening has hidden benefits that can boost your overall health including better brain health.

You don't need a big plot of land to enjoy gardening. Use containers on a porch or patio to grow a wide variety of fruits or vegetables. A five-gallon bucket with holes for drainage can be used to grow a great crop of tomatoes.

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Topics: Brain Health

How Can Caring for a Pet Benefit Your Health?

Posted by Katie C.

Jul 31, 2014 10:00:00 AM

pet_health_benefitslRecent surveys have found that about 68% of U.S. homes have at least one pet. That is a lot! Owning a pet is a big responsibility with routine veterinarian care as well as the daily feeding, grooming, and exercising that is all part of pet ownership. If you have a pet, you already know what a pet can “give back” through their love and affection for you, but did you know that there are many health benefits to owning a pet as well?

You’ve probably heard about studies that had people interact with animals to see how it affected things like their mood and blood pressure. Pet interaction is often studied because there is still some mystery behind the connection between health and our pets. Several studies have found that the health benefit being studied is greatest when the participant is interacting with their own pet rather than an unknown animal or robotic animal.

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Topics: Brain Health

A Simple Health Protection Guide for Caregivers

Posted by Matt J.

Jul 29, 2014 10:38:47 AM

caregiversIf you are a personal caregiver -- you provide support for a family member or friend in their home, don’t forget to take good care of you while you are helping others. Look at your role as a personal caregiver this way. The best gift you can give your friend or family member is your own good health.

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Topics: Mindful Tips

4 Ideas for Brain Healthy Activities to Do With Grandchildren

Posted by Katie C.

Jul 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM


fishing_with_grandpaWith July nearly over, thoughts of the end of summer are beginning to creep in. If you have grandchildren, their thoughts are probably starting to drift to the inevitable return to school. But there is plenty of time left to have some fun while engaging their (and your) brains, and spend some quality time together making memories. Read on for four ideas of activities to do with a grandchild that will challenge your brain and theirs!

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Topics: Making Memories

How a Curious Mind Keeps Your Brain Fit

Posted by Christine F.

Jul 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM

iStock_000031421286_MediumEveryone, every day is aging. But today’s retirees, as well as baby boomers soon to retire are not content whiling away time. They want and demand more from their later years. The good news is that a hunger to learn more is an incredible asset. When you have that, it can translate to better cognitive and physical health. With the passing of time come the inevitable challenges associated with aging. But healthy, active adults can enrich their lives when they engage in learning something new each day of the week.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Brain Health

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