4 Steps to Better Brain Health

The brain is much like a newborn baby. It is fragile and needs all of the proper care and nutrition to help it grow into a strong organ to carry us throughout our lifespan. We are sharing four important steps to better brain health that you can start today. No. 1: Volunteer with today’s youth…

Four Lifestyle Factors that Affect Brain Health

What’s the most important thing we can do to maintain brain health as we age? According to a new study, it’s not one thing but a combination of several things that may help slow cognitive decline in older adults. A recent study was done over three years with nearly 1,700 older adults who had mildmemory…

Throw Out Your Resolutions

We are more than a month into the new year, so how are you doing with those resolutions? If you’re struggling to keep up with your 2015 goal, you’re not alone. “So many of us look to the start of a new year to make big changes,” says Elizabeth Somer, nutritionist and author of ‘Eat…

Games and puzzle week

Did you know November 18-24 was National Game and Puzzle Week? Celebrate by playing your favorite board game with friends and family. Not only will you have fun, you will also give your brain a workout! Research indicates that keeping your mind active may help to generate new brain cells and make new connections in…

The relationship between creative expression and aging

The National Center for Creative Aging distributed a newsletter earlier this month, which highlighted research conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center supporting the concept that creative thinking keeps the brain healthy. The study associated creativity with openness, with regards to the measure of cognitive flexibility and the willingness to entertain novel ideas. Researchers…

New Children’s Study

A study published online in PLOS-One Journal found that supplementation with 600 mg algal DHA for 16 weeks improves reading and behavior in healthy school-aged children with low reading scores. The Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Oxford Learning and Behavior (DOLAB) trial is the first large, randomized and placebo-controlled study demonstrating the benefits of DHA in reading and…

Positive Benefits of Memorization

Recently, Best Colleges Online posted “10 Proven Brain Benefits.”  One of the key messages in the post, says Dr. Majid Fotuhi, MD, Ph.D is, “the importance of practicing preventative measures against cognitive decline early in life.”  Whether it’s a student focusing on remembering facts for an exam or a parent reading a child rhythmic patterns…

Beautiful Minds Traveling Exhibit

life’sDHA™ has partnered with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) to celebrate the most beautiful minds in America. Together we invited people 55 and older to submit an essay or video describing what they are doing to keep their minds beautiful, without letting age be a barrier. Eleven men and women from across the…

Healthy Aging Month

Research indicates that keeping your brain active as you age may help to generate new brain cells and make new connections in the brain. In celebration of Healthy Aging Month, make a pledge to lifelong learning and pursue your intellectual curiosity. Whether it’s participating in continuing education classes, reading / joining a book club, learning…

AARP Life@50+ National Expo

Beautiful Minds, inspired by the National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA™, is a Silver Sponsor at this year’s AARP Life@50+ National Expo in New Orleans Sept. 20-22. The three-day conference is filled with live concerts, Southern food, home and garden tips, information for your health and more. The Beautiful Minds booth (#1721) will empower Americans to maintain…

Exercise your brain

Neurologist Dr. Majid Fotuhi says keeping your brain active as you age may help to generate new brain cells and make new connections in the brain. “I recommend my patients keep their minds engaged by doing brain-boosting activities such as brain games,” said Dr. Fotuhi. Happy Neuron is a game that uses logic, mental visualization, working…