Memory Improvement Blog

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.

What are some of the specific health benefits to owning a pet?

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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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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

How Drinking Water Can Improve Your Brain

Posted by Katie C.

Jul 17, 2014 10:00:00 AM


drink_water_for_brain_healthlYou’ve probably heard the recommendation to drink at least eight 8-oz glasses of water each day in order to keep your body (and brain) hydrated. That may sound like a lot of water! Luckily for Americans, water is something that is easy to get and safe to drink. And drinking a glass of water is one of the easiest things you can do to better your brain health.

Wondering how to find the time to add more water into your day? Why not start right now? Challenge yourself to drink a whole glass while you’re reading this post.

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Topics: Mindful Tips, Brain Health

10 Ways to Improve Your Brain's Health

Posted by Matt J.

Jul 15, 2014 10:00:00 AM

brain_healthTaking the right supplements is a great way to keep both your body and mind healthy. In addition to smart supplementation, regular brain exercise and challenges will help to keep your mind healthy and functioning at its best. Below are ten things you can try to help sharpen your mind.

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How to Make Your Next Family Reunion a Memorable One

Posted by Katie C.

Jul 10, 2014 10:00:00 AM


Family_Reunion_MemoriesThis is the time of year when many families get together and have a large (or small) family reunion. Family reunions are a great way to learn about your family’s history while making memories with older and younger generations.

Read on for easy tips to make this year’s family reunion one to remember!

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Topics: Brain Games, Memory, Making Memories

Walk This Way for Better Memory

Posted by Christine F.

Jul 8, 2014 10:50:34 AM

iStock_000019123519_LargeIf you have found it challenging to stick to an exercise plan this past year, listen up! Routine exercise isn’t just good for your physical health, new research has found when you ride a bike, hike, walk outdoors or do laps around an indoor walking track, and you’re also helping your memory.

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Topics: Memory, Brain Health

4th of July Fun Facts to Get Your Memory Going

Posted by Katie C.

Jul 3, 2014 10:00:00 AM

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When you think about all the years you have celebrated the 4th of July, what is the most memorable to you? Do you enjoy spending time with family, having a picnic or grilling out? Maybe watching fireworks or a parade is your favorite part of the day. For many, the most important thing about the 4th of July is the history behind it – it is not just a day off of work, but the day the United States celebrates its independence.

While none of us are old enough to remember the first Independence Day, you probably have memories dating all the way back to childhood that include learning about events surrounding the Revolutionary War. As time passed, some of those memories have probably faded. We all know how important our personal memories are to our identity, but let’s not forget the moments that make up this country’s identity. Read on for a quick refresher!

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Why Having Good Friends is Great Medicine

Posted by Matt J.

Jul 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM

iStock_000016313066_SmallIs it possible that having close connections to good friends, old and new, is good for your health? Research suggests that if you cultivate a strong inner circle of friends-people you can count on through thick and thin-you may indeed gain an abundance of health benefits.

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About Prevagen

Only Prevagen contains the ingredient apoaequorin, a unique protein originally obtained from a specific species of jellyfish called Aequorea victoria found in the Puget Sound. Apoaequorin is a protein our brains need for healthy function but is diminished in the aging process.

Prevagen is very safe and extremely well-tolerated. There are no known contraindications with any supplements or medications.

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