Category Archives: Healthy Aging

SuperAgers Super Memory Brains Alzheimers Reading Room


SuperAgers retain their sharp memory well into their 80s and beyond. Sceintist are identifying clues as to why they have the memory of person in their 50s.

via SuperAgers Super Memory Brains Alzheimers Reading Room.

Brain Food


Healthy food

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Nestlé invests in US brain food maker: ‘This is a big strategic move for us’.

How Crossword Puzzles May Keep Alzheimer’s Away | Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation


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How Crossword Puzzles May Keep Alzheimer’s Away | Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.

Resveratrol could enhance exercise performance


Resveratrol was first isolated from Senna quin...

Resveratrol was first isolated from Senna quinquangulata (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More good news about the potential health benefits of resveratrol from a study just published in the Journal of Physiology.

Resveratrol could enhance exercise performance.

Red Wine Increases Lifespan, Says New Study | WorldHealth.net Anti-Aging Forum


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Red Wine Increases Lifespan, Says New Study | WorldHealth.net Anti-Aging Forum.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Dutch Village Dubbed ‘Truman Show’ for Dementia Patients – ABC News


An innovative concept for Alzheimer’s patients, a nursing home disguised as a village.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease: Dutch Village Dubbed ‘Truman Show’ for Dementia Patients – ABC News.

Spring Brain Cleaning and Anagrams


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Spring has sprung and is here in full force! Allergies, pollen, blossoms, and maybe even the spring cleaning bug. How about a spring cleaning for your brain? Get rid of those cobwebs that crowded your brain during your winter hibernation and return to the business of forming new brain pathways while building a cognitive reserve  through neuroplasticity or brain plasticity. Let’s build a buff brain! Challenge yourself with something new or just do something differently or change the order of things in your daily, morning or evening rituals. Yes, it can actually be that simple-anything that causes or forces us to think differently is beneficial! It doesn’t matter if you are a senior, a baby boomer, a gen X or Y, approaching 50, 40, or even 30. We all need to embrace the concept of lifelong learning.  It’s as simple as ABC-Always Brain Challenging-that is what we believe at BrainMasters!

Equally important to exercising the brain is the caring for the brain. This includes physical exercise and eating healthy brain foods. By engaging in physical exercise and consuming healthy foods we become active participants in the anti-aging, longevity, and anti-Alzheimer’s Disease campaign.  I know everyone is busy-we all are. Surely, we all can allocate 30 minutes each day to exercise whether it is a walk, yoga, biking, or playing Wii Fit-just get moving! If you have a dog, then walk it; after all pets need exercise too!

Now that you are armed with this powerful new knowledge, it is time to exercise your brain and form new pathways! Here are some spring themed anagrams. Form as many new words as possible, and let us know how you do!

ALLERGIES

DOGWOODS

FESTIVALS

BLOOMING

GRILLING

FLOWERS

FLORAL

BLOSSOMS

NATURE

OUTDOORS

Spring Anagrams


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Have you ever challenged your brain with anagrams? Anagrams are another great brain exercise to help build your cognitive reserve. Yes, anagrams are anti aging for the brain promoting brain health and fitness.  Anagrams are fun for people of all ages- kids, teens, young adults, middle aged, baby boomers, and seniors of course! Anagrams target the cognitive areas of problem solving, reasoning, executive function, memory, and vocabulary. Before you attempt these dementia fighting, anti Alzheimer’s Disease mentally stimulating brain exercises, let’s be sure everyone knows what anagrams are. You will be provided with a single word and your challenge is to rearrange all the letters and form new words. You may form more than one word with the letters as long as all the letters are utilized. Here is an example. If BRAIN is the starter word, the letters may be rearranged to form the words: RAN BI. I think you get the point. Enjoy, laugh, take a deep breath, sit back relax and get ready to challenge yourself. Let’s promote mental fitness, mental stimulation, healthy aging, health and wellness, longevity, and brain health. So, here’s to your brain.

Try anagrams for the following list of spring inspired words. Create as many new word combinations as you can. Happy Spring!

FLOWERS

BLOOMING

ADVENTURE

TROPICAL

CHERRIES

ALLERGIES

Omega-3 rich diet could protect against brain aging!


Are you getting enough Omega-3s in your diet? Studies continue to report that diets rich in Omega-3s may help protect the brain against aging. Read more here….

 

Omega-3 rich diet could protect against brain aging: Study.

Decaffeinated coffee may boost brain metabolism and functions: Mouse Study


Looking to boost your brain power without caffeine? Did you know that decaf coffee may provide a memory boost and improved brain function? Read the article here.

 

Decaffeinated coffee may boost brain metabolism and functions: Mouse Study.

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