How to Exercise for Better Brain Health After 50

Have you been worried about keeping your brain fit as you age? We all have. Alzheimer’s has been so much in the news and so many of our family members have suffered or are suffering with this terrible disease. The good news is that medical science is finding out more about it every day. As…

Fall is a good time to get hiking!

It’s Labor Day, and fall is in the air! Personally, I feel that we didn’t get much of a summer this year, but some years are like that. Here are a few things about fall that I love: Mosquitoes are gone! Hot cider by the fire! Foliage is fabulous! Pumpkin Pie! (NOT pumpkin everything else!)…

Foods for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Happy 4th of July!!!!! Nothing says summer like 4th of July! So, if you are grilling or picnicking tomorrow, or any time this summer, please keep in mind the items that you’ve decided to cross off your list of foods to eat. Last newsletter listed the five worst offenders, and hopefully, you’ve chosen one to…

Food IS Medicine – Use it to Prevent Alzheimer’s!

For those of us over 60, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, are the most dreaded of illnesses. Many of us have seen our parents or other family members waste away from these devastating diseases and we don’t want to go that way! Today is the first of a two-part series on how food can help…

Hearing Loss Can Increase Your Risk For Dementia!

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself having a difficult time hearing what people were saying. I was asking everyone to repeat what they were saying and I found that quite frustrating. Instead of wondering why everyone was mumbling, I began to wonder if I should get my hearing checked! It just so happened…

Why Exercising Outdoors Makes us Feel So Good!

Spring is coming! Yesterday was the first day of spring on my calendar. It’s hard to imagine that, since the Nor’easter that passed through the other day brought us an additional 33 inches of snow here in Otis… I AM loving the fact that my lovely sunsets are happening a bit later each day. Sunsets…

Smart Self Care for Women 50+

Self-care is something most people don’t do enough of, but as we get older, it’s even more important. For anyone who has a hard time doing things for (or spending money on) themselves, it’s time to make a change. Learn to take time for yourself and focus on smart self-care with these tips from Gabriel…

Which Exercise is Best For Your Brain?

For those of us over 60, giving our brain a workout means playing a board game, or doing a puzzle; but what about physical activity? Is aerobic activity more important for keeping our brain healthy than playing games? New research from the University of Iowa’s Brain and Cognition Lab has demonstrated that physical activity helps…