Tag Archives: cognitive reserve

Play More Social Games!

Here at Marbles, not only do we sell games, but we love games too! With the New Year many of us resolved to “Play More.” We did a whole post on playing more and the benefits that come with that. If you missed it, you can click read it here. Today, we want to focus on how playing games in a social setting can be beneficial to your brain! Read More >

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A New Year for Your Noodle

Looking for a way to improve your brain health and stay sharp this year? You don’t have to set huge goals for yourself. Start small. Make little improvements or add new things in gradually throughout the year. 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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Treat Your Brain with Travel

BrainCoach Paulette tells us four ways that traveling during the holidays can be beneficial for the brain! Read More >

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One Year Older and Wiser Too!

We’re 3! A lot has happened in three years, read on to see how we’ve made it to where we are… Our President and CEO Lindsay Gaskins started Marbles: The Brain Store with the simple idea of finding the best Read More >

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How Marbles Can Make Your Mind Spring!

When you go to the gym, you don’t just work on your arms, you need to work on your whole body. It’s the same thing with your brain. Software programs offer a great comprehensive approach to brain fitness. Read More >

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Interview With Dr. Cynthia Green

As Memory Month comes to an end, we were excited to catch up with one of our favorite brain health experts. Dr. Cynthia Green, the founder and director of The Memory Enhancement Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, reminds us how important it is to Mind our Minds by keeping our minds fit and things we can do to keep our memories in top-notch shape. Read More >

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The Memory Palace

I’ve never been one to take lists to the store with me. I never needed to because I have always been able to keep all of that information in my head and recall it when necessary. I used to keep all of my appointments in my head as well. Not so much anymore. Part of the issue is lack of attention and focus, but there is also the fact that my maturing brain isn’t as sharp as it was in my 20s. Now I have to consider actually working on my memory. Memory is a skill that you can strengthen and improve but it takes practice. Read More >

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Take Your Brain Back to School

It’s that time again. Kids, teenagers and university coeds are all heading back to school during the next few weeks, but what about the rest of us? Just because we’ve graduated (some many years ago), it doesn’t mean that we 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 the information, you start to realize what a huge impact nutrition has on brain function. Our brain needs fuel, but it needs the right kinds of fuel to function well. It is estimated that 20% of our caloric intake is used by our brain. Read More >

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