Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

The BRAIN Initiative

When we first opened the store there was not much mentioned in the media about the brain or brain fitness. Over the past two years there has been an explosion of articles, news specials and documentaries. Now the big news Read More >

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The Risky Business of Football

Discussion on the long term neurological effects of concussions has been brought into the spotlight with recent events in the news.  Many former NFL players are being diagnosed with CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) a degenerative neurological disease which manifests with Read More >

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Feed Your Brain

“You are what you eat” is a very well known and slightly overused phrase. The problem with overused phrases is that we say them so much that they tend to lose their meaning. When you really take a look at Read More >

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New Studies Confirm Benefits of Exercising the Brain

This is fantastic news and needs to be shared: “exercising your brain is good for you and it may keep you healthier in a cognitive way much longer, even if you have early diagnosis of dementia.” In the past month there have been even more studies showing the benefits of keeping yourself cognitively stimulated by doing simple things such as playing games and staying socially engaged. Read More >

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The Brain Benefits of Crossword Puzzles

Four Ways Crossword Puzzles Benefit Your Brain

1. Enhance vocabulary
2. Strengthen word recall and memory
3. Stimulate problem solving skills
4. Improve focus and attention Read More >

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Playing Games May Reduce Alzheimer’s Pathology

Higher cognitive activity in young and middle-aged adults is associated with lower levels of Alzheimer’s pathology, published in Archives of Neurology , January 23, 2012,

We all need to learn to play new games and partake in cognitive activities according to the main outcome measured in this most recent study. Read More >

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Top 10 Gifts to Give the Older Adults in Your Life

Our MindMatters Program Coordinator Joni announces her Top 10 Gifts to Give the Older Adults in Your Life! 10. Link 26 This is a great word skills game that several people can play.  There are 26 letter tiles and 100 Read More >

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Top 10 Gifts for Rick Perry

Finding your keys is the least of your worries when you can’t even remember where you parked the car.  Unfortunately for Gov. Rick Perry, his memory lapse is having a much bigger impact than a lost automobile.  If you missed Read More >

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Giving is Good for Your Brain

The last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed at 7:30am on a rainy Sunday morning.  I seriously considered going back to bed, but I didn’t.  Instead I got up and headed to Montrose Harbor for the Read More >

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Walk with us!

As we Mind our Minds in honor of Memory Month, we will be participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimers. Stores in all 5 states will be walking on behalf of Team Marbles. Please signup using the links Read More >

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