The Power of Creativity

Creative expression is vital for healthy aging. Research shows that mental activity stimulated by the arts can be especially beneficial to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) aims to meet the developmental needs of adults through creative engagement, sense memory and self-expression. According to the NCCA, as people grow…

Sailing the Great Loop at 62

        John Guider, 2011 Beautiful Mind, professional photographer, adventurer, boater and author, has traveled 5,500 miles of America’s waterways, including the entire Mississippi, in small motorless boats. And he’s doing it again. He built a boat and has been traveling a route known as the Great Loop, a course down the Mississippi,…

Tips to Help Improve Your Memory

Are you great with faces but bad with names? Do you have to write everything down or risk forgetting what errands need to be run today? You’re in the right spot. Nelson Dellis, a professional memory consultant, was an everyday guy who became interested in techniques to improve his memory. He is now the two-time…

Three Ways to Support Your Mental Health in May

David Perlmutter, MD, a neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition, says that it’s very important to exercise your brain each day to keep your mind engaged. Keep your mind active by engaging in brain-healthy activities such as these, suggested by Dr. Perlmutter: Stay curious by learning new activities and skills, and even…

How Healthy Is Your Brain?

What are the secrets to maintaining a healthy brain? According to a first-of-its-kind index, it may depend on where one lives. Those living in Washington, D.C., can consider themselves among the healthiest “brains” in America. America’s Brain Health Index evaluated the 50 states and the District of Columbia, based on 21 brain health indicators in…

Spotlight on the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)

Get Creative! Being creative is another way to stimulate your mind. There are organizations all around the country that can help people of different ages be creative. For example, children frequently participate in dance, art or music classes to fuel their creative side. Seniors have the same programs available. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the National…