Tip of the Day

Give your brain permission to unwind

Give your brain permission to unwind Wrap up your day — Take five minutes to capture any loose ends on your to-do list and calendars. This can help reassure your brain that it does not need to keep scanning to remember these tasks.  Practice “going neutral” during the day — Set a reminder to cue yourself […]

Brain Injury and Recovery

Brain Injury and Recovery After experiencing a concussion or another brain injury, the brain must be allowed to recover in order to achieve the highest cognitive level and longest-lasting recovery. Recovery from a brain injury is a lifelong process and needs to be regularly monitored to make sure the impact stays in remission, similar to […]

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month One type of brain injury is Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. TBI occurs when an individual sustains an injury to the head and internal brain damage results. The damage may be restricted to a small specific area of the brain or may be more serious and involve more comprehensive […]

Brain Health Strategies for Each Life Stage

Brain Health Strategies for Each Life Stage If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you’d see that it’s constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in […]

Nature May Help You Sleep Better

Nature May Help You Sleep Better Having your eyes glued to various screens before bed (watching TV, surfing smart phones and tablets, etc.) could be interrupting your sleep patterns and causing restlessness. Researchers have uncovered more evidence to suggest that the solution to these sleeping woes could be as simple as spending more time outdoors […]

Stay Curious

Stay Curious Push yourself in fresh directions. Learn a new language, how to play an instrument or dive deeper into a hobby you already enjoy. It’s never too early or too late to focus on your brain health. It’s always important to stay mentally and physically active, challenge your thinking and get moving at any age. Source: […]

Mind-body Practices Can Ease Early Memory Loss

Mind-body Practices Can Ease Early Memory Loss A recent pilot study from West Virginia University suggests that two simple mind-body practices – meditation and listening to music – may reduce early memory loss in older adults who have subjective cognitive decline (SCD) – a condition that may represent a preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers […]

Playing Music Can Keep Your Brain Sharp

Playing Music Can Keep Your Brain Sharp Findings from a recent University of Montreal study suggest that learning to play a musical instrument could keep your brain sharp as you age, and may help to prevent certain aspects of cognitive decline in older adults. Science has also shown that when musical training starts during childhood […]

Make a Fist to Improve Your Mood

Make a Fist to Improve Your Mood What simple action can lift your mood and help you build confidence? Squeezing your right hand into a fist. Try this next time you are feeling anxious about something – a difficult conversation, a nerve-wracking presentation or some other challenge. Source: PsychologyToday