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…

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…

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just three days away. What will you give the number one woman in your life that shows how much you care? In case you’re panicking to find the perfect mother’s day gift, here are some tips to get you thinking: If your mom loves chocolates, consider CoCoBrain Truffles. These chocolate-orange truffles are fortified…

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…

Don’t be a Wallflower – The Socially Connected Mind

Evidence supports the idea that social connectedness is vital to health, wellness and longevity. Experts theorize that having a rich social network may also help support brain health in a variety of ways, from providing individuals better resources and support, to reducing stress and depression, to enhancing intellectual stimulation. While adolescents and young adults frequent…