Longevity Secrets from The Blue Zones

How many people in the United States live to be 100? According to census data, just 55,000 Americans reach 100; that’s .02% of us. Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones (2008), along with anthropologists, demographers, epidemiologists and other researchers, identified five communities in the world with a disproportionate number of centenarians: Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa,… Continue reading →

New Way to Maximize Productivity!

A study conducted in Australia found that employees who walked 10,000 steps daily and also worked out in the gym three times a week were more productive on the job. Forty employees at the Melbourne branch of a large software company were given pedometers. One group was tasked with attaining a goal of walking 10,000… Continue reading →

Why We Forget

Memory is the thing you forget with.  Alexander Chase Can you draw a penny, front and back, including correct placement of the eight critical features? If not, is this an example of forgetting? The experience of not being able to recall something (a person’s name, a fact, an event) may be attributed to a variety… Continue reading →

An Intervention Program for Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI) is defined as having decline in everyday memory function, but being able to remain independent in carrying out functional activities. This is in contrast to dementia, which is diagnosed when someone has cognitive deficits significant enough to cause impaired social or occupational functioning. A majority of people identified as having… Continue reading →

Research: Lifestyle Factors Impact Cognitive Function

Dr. Ralph Nixon, chair of the Alzheimer’s Association Medical and Scientific Advisory Council, states that people in their 60s and 70s are at greatest risk for Alzheimer’s disease. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2014 Dr. Miia Kivipelto of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, presented results of a randomized trial which suggest that lifestyle intervention… Continue reading →

Cruises Are Good for Brain Health!

I just returned from presenting my Engaging Your Brain lecture series aboard the Coral Princess, and want to share about the ways taking a cruise can help your brain health.  My acronym for this is Brain SENSE, and I found that you can pretty much hit all of these brain fitness lifestyle behaviors while on a cruise vacation! First… Continue reading →

Have Some PII?

Have you noticed that you receive appointment reminder postcards from your dentist, but not your hairdresser?  Ever wonder why?  Read on to find out. PII? No, that’s not a typographical error in the title. PII is an acronym for Positive Attitude, Interest, and Intention. These are three things you need to have to have if… Continue reading →