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…

How to Plan a Family Reunion

Sure, family reunions can be crazy and hectic, but is there anything better than having family – some close, some far-flung, together in one place? The warm and fuzzy feelings brought on by reconnecting with loved ones have an added bonus: it’s great for your brain health. So, bring on the long-lost cousins and beloved grandchildren! To make…

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…

What would you tell your younger self?

With age comes wisdom. With the knowledge gained by years of life experience, what would you tell your younger self? Submit one photo of your younger self, one photo of your current self and your one-sentence piece of advice to your younger self by email to Beautiful.Minds@dsm.com. We will be creating beautiful images from the…

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…

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…

International Friendship Day

Friends and family are the key to happiness, and they just might be the key to brain health as well. Dr. David Perlmutter, FACN, ABIHM and Board-Certified Neurologist says that social interaction has a significant effect on long-term brain health and function. “Social interaction will make your life more meaningful and fun while stimulating and…

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…