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Brain Buzz - Animal Attraction

Brain Buzz - Animal Attraction

The therapeutic value of our relationship with our pets is increasingly being recognized by researchers. Pets calm us down, boost our immunity, improve our heart health, keep us moving, and enhance our social life, all important aspects of keeping our brains healthy.

Brain Buzz - Why Do We Hide Dementia?

Research has demonstrated that, when it comes to medical concerns, the fear of developing Alzheimer’s (and other forms of dementia) exceeds the fear of every other type of health condition.

Brain Buzz - Every Step you Take

Walking is potent mood medicine that enhances your thinking, sharpens your memory, and safeguards brain health. It’s one of the most simple and easiest forms of exercise – but the benefits are huge.

Brain Buzz - On Purpose

Studies find people who are very purposeful and engaged in activities that are meaningful to them exercise their brains in different ways, making their whole brain stronger, and improving their cognition over time.

Brain Buzz - Read Between the Lines

Reading not only keeps us informed about the world around us, but also provides intellectual stimulation and helps keep us mentally sharp.

Brain Buzz - Ray of Hope

Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked with diseases related to mental health and brain function, including depression, schizophrenia, cognitive impairment, and dementia. Are you getting enough to protect your brain health?

Brain Buzz - Best Brain Boosts

Here's some of the "Best Brain Boosts" we've discovered to help women boost their brain health, providing a buffer against cognitive decline.

Brain Buzz - Laugh Out Loud

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection- fighting antibodies to help increase disease resistance. So go ahead, and laugh out loud!

Brain Buzz - Under Pressure

You're not alone if you're feeling stressed, worried, or under pressure. Here are some natural ways to de-stress.

Brain Buzz - You've Got to Have Friends

Your brain also needs friends to lean on! Loving relationships and close friends keep your brain strong. Interacting with others in meaningful ways provides a buffer against the harmful effects of stress on your brain, and guards against depression and isolation, both precursors to dementia.

Brain Buzz - Stay Sharp

Here are some tips to hone your memory skills. Aging doesn’t have to mean memory loss. Our brains are resilient and can adapt with proper training.

Brain Buzz - Stroke of Insight

While anyone can experience a stroke at any age, women experience more stroke events than men and are less likely to recover. “BE FAST” is a checklist of 6 items to keep in mind when assessing whether you might be experiencing a stroke.

Brain Buzz - Is it Depression or Dementia?

The depression-dementia relationship is complex and similar symptoms can make it difficult to tell the difference between depression and dementia. Adding to the complexity is the reality that women and men differ when it comes to depression. But there is hope.

Brain Buzz - Celebrate the Little Things

Although it’s great to celebrate the big achievements, it’s also important to celebrate the small wins.

Brain Buzz - Control and Peace of Mind

Most of us have a will. But do you know about a Power of Attorney (POA)? In some ways it’s more important than a will - it impacts you while you are still alive.

Brain Buzz - Handle with Care

The moment you find out someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia comes with a mixture of complex emotions. For caregivers the future is full of unknowns. Check out these tips to help you cope.

Brain Buzz - Don't Sugarcoat It!

Sugar and salt are present in many of the foods that we eat as part of our everyday diets. Both play several essential roles in our health but they can also be damaging to our brain health when consumed in excess.

Brain Buzz - Head On

A large study found those with a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a 24% increased risk of dementia. Chances are higher the younger you are., and women suffer differently than men.

Brain Buzz - The Heart of the Matter

Women’s heart health – like women’s brain health – is under researched, under diagnosed and under treated. Heart disease symptoms may be different for women. Find out how, and discover what you can do to keep both your heart and your brain healthy.

Brain Buzz - Breaking Bad

The choices you make today will affect your future and have a big impact on your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, especially if you are a woman. Discover the habits that may be speeding up the decline of your brain.

Brain Buzz - Pump Up Your Brain

Pump up your brain to prevent or slow down the progression of cognitive decline. You can reap the benefits with just 10 minutes of exercise a day.

Brain Buzz - Do You Have the Guts?

Do you have the guts to keep your brain healthy? You can’t separate the mind from the body. It’s like a second brain is in our guts. When one is imbalanced, the other likely is too.

Brain Buzz - No Strain, No Gain

Your memory is like muscle strength, you either use it or lose it. The more you work out your brain – the more you process and remember information. Find out about the best brain-boosting activities.

Brain Buzz - Stay 2 Steps Ahead of Memory Loss

Dancing is not only beneficial for our bodies, but also for our brains, and may even reduce the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Brain Buzz - What Dreams Are Made Of

Want a reason to get a good night’s sleep? Studies show sleep is extremely important to boost brain health. Discover tips on how to sleep well and help protect your brain from dementia.

Brain Buzz - Truth or Myth

The younger you start making healthy brain choices, the more you can protect yourself against Alzheimer's. Exceptional health into old age is possible!

Brain Buzz - Music is Medicine for Your Mind

Research has shown music can stimulate your brain, keep it engaged as you age, and help with memory. It’s a total brain workout!

Brain Buzz - Calm Your Mind

As we live through uncertain times, we need to keep our level of stress down. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to keep our brain healthy. It’s simple - but may not be easy. Here are some tips to do it at home.

Brain Buzz - Mind What You Eat

As you're making choices about what to chew on ..digest this. Research has shown eating certain foods could help reduce your chances of prematurely aging your brain.