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Brain Boosters-June Anagrams


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Well, it’s hard to believe it’s already June! Summer is here, and now we’re all planning and taking our family vacations. Remember to schedule time for your health, both physical and mental exercise. Speaking of exercise, it’s  time to exercise your brain, form new brain pathways, build your cognitive reserve, challenge yourself,  engage in new learning!  Become a lifelong learner, and take advantage of your brain or neuroplasticity skills through new learning.  We are never too old for new learning or too young to begin building our cognitive reserves!  Let’s try some anagrams today. Create as many new words as you can from the following words.

Go grab a healthy snack-blueberries, apples, walnuts, almonds, veggie sticks, dark chocolate, paired with a healthy beverage-green tea, water, red wine. I just had some walnuts and peach green tea. Ready? Here are your June inspired words.

TRAVELS

GRADUATION

LEMONADE

SUNBURN

SUNTAN

WEDDINGS

BRIDAL

FATHERS

Remember to exercise your body as well! Physical exercise helps pump blood throughout your body-including your brain. Studies have shown that by walking just 35 minutes a day at least 3 days/week it’s possible to increase the size of your hippocampus, which may correlate to improved memory skills! So, get up, leash that dog and take a walk! Be sure to drink plenty of water, too! Your brain and body need water for optimal function. Here’s to your health!

Brain Boosters-More May Anagrams


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Well, it’s that time again! Time to exercise your brain, form new brain pathways, build your cognitive reserve, challenge yourself,  engage in new learning!  Become a lifelong learner, and take advantage of your brain and neuroplasticity skills through new learning.  We are never too old for new learning or too young to begin building our cognitive reserves!  Let’s try some anagrams today. Create as many new words as you can from the following words.

First, go grab a healthy snack-blueberries, strawberries, apples, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, veggie sticks, dark chocolate, paired with a healthy beverage-green tea, water, red wine. I just had some walnuts and iced green tea. Ready? Here are your words.

PRESSURE

CAMERAS

COMMERCIAL

RESIDENTIAL

SERVICES

IMPORTANT

ARTISAN

DRIVEWAY

Remember to exercise your body as well! Physical exercise helps pump blood throughout your body-including your brain. Studies have shown that by walking just 35 minutes a day at least 3 days/week it’s possible to increase the size of your hippocampus, which may correlate to improved memory skills! So, get up, leash that dog and take a walk!

Brain Boosters-May Anagrams


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Well, it’s that time again! Time to exercise your brain, form new brain pathways, build your cognitive reserve, challenge yourself,  engage in new learning!  Become a lifelong learner, and take advantage of your brain or neuroplasticity skills through new learning.  We are never too old for new learning or too young to begin building our cognitive reserves!  Let’s try some anagrams today. Create as many new words as you can from the following words.

Go grab a healthy snack-blueberries, apples, walnuts, almonds, veggie sticks, dark chocolate, paired with a healthy beverage-green tea, water, red wine. I just had some walnuts and iced green tea. Ready? Here are your words.

MEMBERSHIP

FUNCTIONAL

PERMANENT

FERMENTED

NOURISH

PROGRAM

DISCOUNT

GREENHOUSE

CAMPING

CHIMES

Remember to exercise your body as well! Physical exercise helps pump blood throughout your body-including your brain. Studies have shown that by walking just 35 minutes a day at least 3 days/week it’s possible to increase the size of your hippocampus, which may correlate to improved memory skills! So, get up, leash that dog and take a walk!

Brain Plasticity


Here is a link to our article on brain/neuroplasticity in the East Cobber. Enjoy!

Feed Your Mind!

http://www.eastcobber.com/brain-or-neuroplascity-what-is-it/

Brain Boosters-April Anagrams


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Well, it’s that time again! Time to exercise your brain, form new brain pathways, build your cognitive reserve, challenge yourself,  engage in new learning!  Become a lifelong learner, and take advantage of your brain or neuroplasticity skills through new learning.  We are never too old for new learning or too young to begin building our cognitive reserves!  Let’s try some anagrams today with an April theme. Create as many new words as you can from the following words.

Go grab a healthy snack-fruit, nuts, veggie sticks, dark chocolate, paired with a healthy beverage-green tea, water, red wine. I just had some walnuts and iced green tea. Ready? Here are your words.

STORMING

HAILING

BUTTERFLIES

FERTILE

NESTING

BLOOMED

BEAUTY

MAGNOLIA

FERTILIZER

GARDENING

Remember to exercise your body as well! Physical exercise helps pump blood throughout your body-including your brain. Studies have shown that by walking just 35 minutes a day at least 3 days/week it’s possible to increase the size of your hippocampus, which relates to your memory skills! So, get up, leash that dog and take a walk!

Calendar/Upcoming Events


Check out some of our upcoming events. Please contact us to schedule your classes!

 

Calendar/Upcoming Events.

Brain Boosters-Word Wizards


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It’s that time again-time to exercise your brain. Today let’s try some Word Wizards. These are so fun and designed to address problem solving, thought flexibility, reasoning,  and executive function skills. Word Wizards are great brain exercises for all ages from kids to seniors. Remember, we are never too old for new learning and never too young to begin building our cognitive reserves, thanks to brain/neuroplasticity! The key to forming new pathways is to try and engage in new learning and mix things up. Do things differently so you actually force yourself to think and not go into auto mode.  So, get your healthy brain food and drink-nuts, berries, eggs filled with colorful vegetables, green tea, and water and let’s begin our workout.

Directions for completing Word Wizards:

Change only 1 letter at a time until you have changed the first word to the last word. We have solutions but there can certainly be multiple solutions. Please share your answers and let’s see who can use the fewest words to solve these!

SEND

– – – –

– – – –

– – – –

TAKE

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

SNAP

– – – –

– – – –

– – – –

– – – –

ALOT

Brain Boosters-Spring Brain Cleaning and Anagrams


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Spring Break is winding down and we are all starting to prepare for the upcoming week. I had a relaxing vacation at the beach, and I’m ready to be beach bound again! But for now, it’s back to life and reality.

Time to get back into the business of the brain and forming new 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’re 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’s what we believe at BrainMasters!

Equally important to exercising the brain is the caring for the brain. This includes physical exercise and eating 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’s 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!

Let’s not forget about that healthy diet! Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and whole grains, lean meats and fish loaded with omega 3’s! Limit or eliminate those white things such as white sugar and white flour. Newly released findings by Dr. Suzanne DeLaMonte
Neuropathologist, Rhode Island Hospital strongly suggest that Alzheimer’s Disease is diabetes of the brain! She suggests to reduce the risk for developing this disease it’s essential to decrease your exposure to certain toxins. These toxins include: sodium nitrite, processed foods, white sugars. Try and eat organically grown foods!  She stressed the importance of  healthy eating,  physical exercise, and  brain  stimulation/exercise to help ward off Alzheimer’s Disease or diabetes of the brain! Add some fresh berries, cinnamon and walnuts to greek yogurt-now that’s a delicious snack or meal!  Drink plenty of water and try some green tea. Both have proven health benefits!

Now that you are armed with this powerful new knowledge, it’s time to exercise that 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

 

 

 

Brain Awareness Week & Month 2011-Summary


Heidi & Wendy just finished setting up display at Savannah Ct during Brain Awareness Month

 

Wendy & Heidi presented with proclamation from Tim Lee, Cobb Commission Chair

 

Wendy, Derin with Savannah Ct, & Heidi with the proclamation

Wendy discussing BrainMasters' program

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Well, March is almost finished as is Brain Awareness Week/Month 2011. Although it’s coming to a close, we must all continue to increase our awareness and knowledge about the brain. Studies continue to be published about the brain’s ability for new learning through neuro or brain plasticity and that cognitive training may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s as a result of neuroplasticity. This is really exciting and pretty close to as good as it currently gets! So, as we wrap up March, we want to share a summary of a couple of our big events.

BrainMasters and Your Brain at ManorCare was our first event for BAW. BrainMasters had an exhibit at ManorCare in Marietta, GA. During this time, Speech-Language Pathologists, Heidi Lipman, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP and Wendy Alexander, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP the co-founders and owners of BrainMasters conducted an educational and hands on interactive workshop focused on brain health, fitness, and maintenance. We served some brain healthy dark chocolate just prior to exercising our brains with some cryptograms. Our event targeted patients, family members, caregivers, staff, and professionals in the area. Our primary objective was to increase awareness of brain health,  research and our BrainMasters program. We believe we successfully achieved our goal with this program!

Our second program for BAW was entitled BrainMasters and Your Brain and was conducted at Savannah Ct. Assisted Living. BrainMasters co-hosted an exhibit and open house at Savannah Court. During this time, Speech-Language Pathologists, Heidi Lipman, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP and Wendy Alexander, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP the co-founders and owners of BrainMasters conducted an educational and hands on interactive workshop focusing on brain health, fitness, and maintenance. This event was primarily targeted for adults with a concentration on assisted living residents, family members, caregivers, staff, and professionals in the area, including home health agencies,local businesses, and senior service agencies. We provided our customary dark chocolate prior to participating in some brain exercises. Our highlight of the event occurred when Tim Lee, Cobb County Commission Chair presented Wendy and Heidi with a proclamation honoring us for our efforts in promoting brain health. Commissioner Lee then declared March as Brain Health Awareness Month for all the residents of Cobb County.

We have been busy and are now scheduling classes, lectures and events for April and May. Please contact us for scheduling! Remember, you are never too old for new learning and never too young to begin building that cognitive reserve! Go brains!

Brain Boosters-Anagrams With A Brain Twist


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Well, it’s that time again! Time to exercise your brain, form new brain pathways, build your cognitive reserve, challenge yourself,  engage in new learning! I think you get the point. Let’s try some anagrams today with a brain twist. Create as many new words as you can from the following words.

Go grab a healthy snack-fruit, nuts, veggie sticks, dark chocolate, paired with a healthy beverage-green tea, water, red wine. I just had some red grapes and iced green tea. Ready? Here are your words.

PARKINSONS

STROKE

NEURONS

DENDRITE

AXONS

PLASTICITY

HEMISPHERE

LEARNING

COGNITION

MENTAL

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