The Four Pillars of Healthy Aging

The new year is a chance for new resolutions. Or perhaps what we really need is a refresh of previous plans, resolutions, and goals that we have made many times before. Why haven’t we succeeded? Were we too ambitious, too hopeful, too unrealistic to maintain the road forward. I think that, as we contemplate where…

Boosting your brain health–here’s what you need to do

Brain health and healthy aging go hand in hand. We all want to live a long life, but with quality to our days, not merely quantity. This means taking action now to protect our brains so that as we age, we sustain the ability to remember, learn, engage, maintain a clear mind and enjoy life.…

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Healthy Aging: New Years’ resolutions that endure

For some, the new year starts on Jan. 1. But for others, including myself, the feel of September – the first days of school, the changing of the leaves, the warmth of Rosh Hashanah and the depth of Yom Kippur – truly signals the coming of the new year. Maybe after having spent so long…

Dr. Vivien Brown

OPTIMAL BRAIN HEALTH MEANS HEALTHY AGING

Optimal Aging Means Good Brain Health, Especially For Women By Dr. Vivien Brown  Published by http://www.youareunltd.com/   Healthy aging is a lifelong process. We want to optimize opportunities for improving and preserving all aspects of health: physical, social and mental wellness and independence. We all want to live a long life, but also, a life…

Exercise & Brain Health

Exercise is an important component of health aging especially when it comes to brain health. While there are no guarantees a healthy lifestyle will prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s, exercise will absolutely improve blood flow to the brain. Because as we age, the brain shrinks! It happens to everyone. As we age, our blood supply to…

The Sleep Revolution

I just reviewed Arianna Huffington’s important book on Sleep, The Sleep Revolution. Transforming your life, One Night at a Time. Let’s take a look at what she has to say. According to Ms. Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, we are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis. She…

Healthy Aging: Why genes from our mothers are not enough

For Mother’s Day It’s that time of year when we think of our mothers and reflect upon the gift of life we’ve been given. Indeed, it is the very reason we are on this earth. What makes us unique and one of a kind is in our genes or genetic make up. It is why…

Women’s Brains – Our Grey Matter, Matters!! An Update on the Women’s Brain Health Initiative

What a year 2015 has been for the The Women’s Brain Health Initiative –(WBHI)  a leader in the fight against women’s brain aging disorders and I am proud member of the board of directors. There have been many exciting developments at Women’s Brain Health Initiative this year. We are creating a global discussion on women’s…

Six Top Tips For Healthy Aging

A healthy older woman is active and independent. By active, I mean being able to do the things you want like meeting your friends, going out, and working out. You don’t have any limitations based on physical issues. Being independent is a more cognitive aspect o f health. It means you are able to do…

MIND Diet May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by as Much as 53%!

MIND diet study shows growing evidence that what you eat may affect your brain health A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago shows a diet plan they developed — appropriately called the MIND diet — may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 percent. Even…