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#ElderCareChat 10/4/17 Recap: Boosting Brain Health

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat analytics 10/4/17We were pleased to welcome Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care, and hospice services, as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Silverado engaged participants in an exciting Twitter conversation on the importance of brain health as we age, and ways to keep the brain in optimum condition. (more…)

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Join the October 4, 2017 #ElderCareChat: Boosting Brain Health

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET, with guest panelists from Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care assisted living, and hospice services. …Read more ›

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Six Habits to Improve Your Brain Health

brain_healthAmericans fear Alzheimer’s disease more than any other major life-threatening condition, including cancer and heart disease, according to a 2012 survey conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion on behalf of Home Instead Senior Care. While Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have a hereditary component, research shows that maintaining brain-healthy habits can have a positive impact in forestalling the onset of cognitive decline. …Read more ›

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How to… Keep Your Brain Sharp (No Matter What Your Age)

It’s not too late to start caring about your cerebrum. Check out our tips for keeping your brain in shape, from 8 to 88.There isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s (yet), but the research seems to be getting closer. In the meantime, here’s how to protect and nurture that so-called gray matter. Bear in mind: you don’t have to be over 60 to be at …Read more ›

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Dakim BrainFitness Announces New Touchscreen System for Stroke/TBI Rehabilitation

Last month, Dakim, Inc., announced a new touchscreen-based alternative for stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation that provides a rigorous workout in an entertaining interactive format. The system was originally developed to help maintain brain health and combat dementia symptoms in the elderly and is used in more than 300 senior living communities to provide residents with daily cognitive stimulation. The new expansion into the rehabilitation market was spurred by …Read more ›

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How To Keep Our Minds Sharp As We Age

OurParents.com asked two experts – Dr. George Kuchel and Patt Lind-Kyle – about ways Americans can keep their minds sharp as they age. Kuchel is the Director of the UConn Center on Aging and the Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics & Gerontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Patt Lind-Kyle is a therapist and author of the book Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain: Applying the Exciting New Science of …Read more ›

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Prepare Your Brain For Aging

It’s never too early or too late to start working toward the goal of improving brain health.
So perhaps the New Year is the perfect time to consider how one achieves a long and satisfying life. A book recently publishing by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., called Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging may be just the tool to help find some answers to the age-old question.
Its focus is on success in …Read more ›

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For Older Adults, Participating In Social Service Activities Can Improve Brain Functions

Medical News Today has an article today about a recent research.

Volunteer service, such as tutoring children, can help older adults delay or reverse declining brain function, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers found that seniors participating in a youth mentoring program made gains in key brain regions that support cognitive abilities important to planning …Read more ›

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