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…

Memory: M-E-M-O-R-Y. Memory.

How did you do during your grade school spelling bee? If the answer is “not well,” try for a second chance at the AARP National Spelling Bee. The AARP Spelling Bee is taking place on August 11, and it is open to anyone 50+ years old. There are ways to prepare for memory tests, such…

Focus on Mental Health for International Chess Day

Gay Powell Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A and executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) says that brain-stimulating activities keep the mind active. The NCCA is dedicated to fostering and understanding the relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. Research indicates that keeping your brain active as you age may help to generate new brain…

Neurologist Majid Fotuhi, M.D., will join the world’s leading dementia experts for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver this week to share and learn about the latest information in the field. Watch the video below to learn more about the conference or  visit the AAIC website to learn about what topics are being discussed.

4th of July: Four Ways to Help Maintain a Healthy Brain

We hope you had a great July 4th! In honor of the holiday, Neurologist Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D. provides four tips to help maintain a healthy mind. Exercise regularly Research has found associations between physical activity and improved cognitive skills. Tip: Engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes every day to help build…

Put Your Memory to Work

You’ve heard about how the three R’s – reading, writing and arithmetic – are crucial to success. But are we forgetting memory? A recent online survey conducted by NMI Research and DSM Nutritional Products asked more than 1,000 participants working in eight professional fields as well as students and retired persons to rank eight skills…

Brain Quiz: Myth vs. Truth

Take the quiz below to test your knowledge of these common brain myths and truths. 1. Can adult brains grow or change? A. Yes B. No   2. Is memory loss a sure sign of Alzheimer’s disease decades later? A. Yes B. No   3. Does physical exercise benefit the brain and make it grow…

Memory Tips Podcast

Men’s Health magazine recently interviewed Nelson Dellis, two-time USA Memory Champion, about memory and brain health. Dellis told host Steve Belanger he only began sharpening his memory skills three years ago, which means with practice, many people can learn memory skills using a few simple tools. “It’s something you can strengthen, just like your body,…