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…

Hot Nutrition Tips (Part 2)

Nutrition has never been so hot. According to Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian and author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy,” recent research has enhanced the field of nutrition. From vitamins to oats, check out some more of the recent findings. Read about the first four discoveries here. Hot Discovery #5: Omega-3s for mood, mind, and…

Why should you choose foods packed with DHA?

Next time you break for lunch during work or a study session, consider ordering a meal with fatty fish or pack a lunch with foods fortified with DHA omega-3. The “Memory Improvement with Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] Study” (MIDAS), found that a diet rich in DHA can improve memory in adults 55 years of age and…

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…

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,…

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…