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Memories Fade, But Emotions Remain

Image by ba1969 on Stock.Xchng One of the biggest concerns for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers is the worry that visits from  loved ones don’t matter,  that the memory loss robs them of the kindnesses, comforts and care that their friends and family try to offer them.   Patients hate the idea that they’ll lose the knowledge of those they love, and caregivers fear that their efforts are pointless exercises.

But a new study suggests that those visits and small kindnesses definitely matter – because even when the direct memory of the visit fades, the warm feelings from it remain.

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May 7, 2010 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Going Green as Brain Exercise?

Recycling Saves The Earth: Image by nazreth on Stock.Xchng This week marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide effort to raise environmental awareness.   Everyone is encouraged to participate by making changes to their lifestyle, changes like recycling household trash, saving energy and water, changing habits that can negatively impact the natural world around us.

What’s this got to do with brain exercise? (more…)

April 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Could You Start Your Own Brain Fitness Group?

imageThis morning, I was wandering the web looking for blog post ideas, when I ran  across a brief MayoClinic.com article on starting your own walking group. Walking (like any exercise) is good for the brain, and getting together in a group, making a commitment, and making it social (also good for the brain) sounded like a good idea.  I was about to build on their article, when it occured to me…

Why not take it a step farther, and start a brain fitness group? (more…)

October 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm 3 comments

The More, The Better: Brain Exercise Benefits Are Cumulative!

King of Hearts image by Lusi on Stock.XchngWhen you think of exercising your brain, do you think about which activities you  should focus on, trying to pick and choose the one that might be best? Do you wonder if card playing might be better than crosswords, and crosswords better than reading?

A newly released  study suggests a different approach – instead of choosing a “best” exercise for the brain, we should be doing as many mentally stimulating activities as possible…   because the effects are cumulative!

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August 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

Communication, Connection, Contribution to the Community, & Ye Olde Cognitive Skills

Your Brain and Community: Part of Alzheimer's Prevenion & Help (Image Credit: Lusi from StockXChange) Social Activity and Stress Reduction.

… Two of the “Seven Keys” to aging successfully and keeping  a healthy, fit brain. These two keys also can be two of the most challenging aspects as we grow older, when our links to community may fade, and communication  may become a struggle because of hearing problems or cognitive declines.

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May 20, 2009 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

… I Hope You Dance: The Benefits of Social Dance for Successful Seniors

“I hope you still feel small when you stand behind the ocean.
I hope whenever one door closes, another opens.
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance…
I Hope You Dance.

Those lyrics from country music superstar Lee Ann Womack’s signature song might have been sung with her young daughters in mind, but in light of brain fitness theory, her advice might be just as appropriate for the girls’ grandparents and great grandparents!

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May 5, 2009 at 1:00 am Leave a comment


About This Blog


A healthy mind and brain is key to a healthy, active life. Come along for the ride as we explore the basics of brain health, with topics including:
  • Physical Exercise
  • Cognitive Training
  • Stress Management
  • Social Interaction
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • A Sense of Purpose & Connection
Authored by Tori Deaux
Sponsored by Dakim Brain Fitness

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