Tag Archives: Dementia

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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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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Alzheimer’s Disease: Would you want to know?

Alzheimer’s Disease has become a major topic of discussion in the US. With an increase in the number of cases (every 69 seconds someone new is diagnosed with AD in the US) and the rise in age-related health care costs, there has been a push for more research and better diagnostic tools. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and it is now the number 6 cause of death in the US. In April, the National Institute on Aging along with the Alzheimer’s Association released updated guidelines for diagnosing the disease. This is the first revision to happen in 27 years. Read More >

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Marbles Top 10 Gifts for Grandparents

Following our Top 10 Gift List for Kids that was announced yesterday, we wanted to release our Top 10 List of Gifts for Seniors! All items are hand-picked, expert-tested, certifiable fun ways to a healthier brain, and are sure to please any aging brain. (Really they will please anyone, whether you’re 8 or 108!) Read More >

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Games for 50+

Many people come into Marbles asking for ways to stay sharp, generally either for themselves or for aging parents. Marbles is uniquely prepared to tackle this issue since we have products that have been scientifically proven to improve skills such Read More >

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Why Bother?

When we opened our first Marbles stores we were looking for support and came across a company that was in the Alzheimer’s Awareness field, McCare. We decided to work together from the beginning and they are the backbone of our Read More >

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Scientists identify three genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Findings published recently in the journal Nature Genetics identify three genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, the first major finding of its kind since the discovery since the apolipoprotein E gene APOE4 was identified in 1993. Rather than looking for another Read More >

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If you’re caring for a spouse with dementia, are you making sure to care for yourself?

As reported on WebMD, a first-of-its-kind study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease suggests that caregivers for spouses suffering from dementia are at substantially increased risk of developing dementia themselves. Wives caring for husbands with Read More >

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Want to be a “super memory club” member?

The members of the “super memory club” are the fewer than one in 200 of us who manage to live past 90 without any signs of dementia. This group is described in the second article in a terrific series on Read More >

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