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Brain Boosters-October Anagrams

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Wow, we are almost at the mid point of October and Halloween is just around the corner! As we enter the holiday season, remember how important it is to take care of your health and your brain! Speaking of the brain 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 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.








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!

Alzheimer’s Disease

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I want to share something  very interesting  with all of you. Earlier today Wendy and I attended a marketing meeting which unbeknown to us also featured a guest speaker. This speaker turned out to be so dynamic and impressive that I felt obligated to share her information. The speaker was P.K. Beville, founder of the Virtual Dementia Tour and Second Wind.  To be perfectly honest, neither of us had ever heard of her or of the Virtual Dementia Tour.  Imagine  with all our  years of  experience as Speech-Language Pathologists working with adults, primarily seniors and geriatrics in long term care, sub acute  facilities, and hospitals, having never heard of P.K. Beville’s Virtual Dementia Tour. I am confident we are not alone, and that is why I am compelled to share this information!

Her training program simulates what an individual experiences everyday when battling Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. It is truly fascinating!  I strongly encourage all of you to visit her site and watch some of her videos. I know you will have a completely different outlook and be even more thankful for good brain health!

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