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Being physically active may protect the brain from Alzheimer disease

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Exercising is good for everyone at all ages. We recommend NIA, a wonderful mind/body/spirt dance form that incorporates the healing arts, the dance arts and the martial arts (go to www.nianow.com to find a class near you or contact CogFit-Quest for more information)

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Cinnamon & Brain Function

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Cinnamon & Brain Function. The brain is the central organ of the body. It controls various body functions and is also responsible for thoughts, memory, cognition, speech and movement.
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Other research shows that just by smelling cinnamon, cognitive fonction and memory can get a boost.

Try adding a little bit to your tea or sprinkling it on toast!

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Dementia therapy: an interview with Assoc Prof. Olivier Piguet and Sharon Savage

Dementia therapy: an interview with Assoc Prof. Olivier Piguet and Sharon Savage | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Dementia is the umbrella term used to describe a number of neurodegenerative brain disorders that cause progressive changes in thinking abilities and behaviour.
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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:54 PM

Some recent research seems to show that by doing brain training exercises and building cognitive reserve, we can actually forestall the onset of dementia.

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Forget brain training gadgets - just writing a letter or reading a newspaper ... - Daily Mail

Forget brain training gadgets - just writing a letter or reading a newspaper ... - Daily Mail | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Daily MailForget brain training gadgets - just writing a letter or reading a newspaper ...Daily MailBut rather than fork out on expensive 'brain training gadgets', those concerned with staving off memory loss might be better off picking up a pen...
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Brain training gadgets can also be useful, but nothing beats playing mental games with other people! The more different ways you challenge your brain, the better off you will be!

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Real Brain Training Throughout Your Life | Thoughts From the Mind ...

Brain training that works take a multi-pronged approach. In fact, the latest research has shown that physical exercise enhances brain function. Part of that being the activation of the brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) ...
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I quite agree with Bob! Exercise and challenging the brain is the way to stay mentally sharp. Remember the brain loves novelty, complexity and variety and thrives on new challenges. So instead of thinking, "this is too difficult", just think " Great! I am creating new brain cells."

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Play the violin, beat dementia

Play the violin, beat dementia | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Dementia has no cure, but you can cut the risk. Playing an instrument can help In the next three years, India is expected to race ahead of the US to become the country with the maximum dementia...
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Use it or Lose it! How to Keep Your Mind and Memory Sharp | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide

Use it or Lose it! How to Keep Your Mind and Memory Sharp | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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Robbie Donaldson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:10 AM

This articles suggests some simple exercises and habits people can use to improve mental health and help prevent mental disease as we age. The most emphasis is put on an overall healthy lifestyle, with lots of exercise and a healthy diet. It even included to particular foods like salmon and avacados that are especially good for improving memory. The article also mentioned some simple exercises, like using your non-dominant hand when controling a computer mouse or brushing your teeth. These exercises build new pathways in the brain, improving memory and mental health.  

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Hungry Again? Your Memory May Be to Blame - Health News and ...

Hungry Again? Your Memory May Be to Blame - Health News and ... | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
A new study suggests our short-term memory plays a role in appetite. Several hours after a meal, the study found, people's hunger levels were predicted not by how much they'd eaten, but rather by how much food they'd seen ...
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Brain Stimulation May Ease the Sting of Social Pain - PsychCentral.com

Brain Stimulation May Ease the Sting of Social Pain - PsychCentral.com | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.comBrain Stimulation May Ease the Sting of Social PainPsychCentral.comPaolo Riva, Ph.D., of the University of Milano-Bicocca and colleagues examined if activity in the right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (rVLPFC) — a brain region...
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Iron deficiency and cognitive development | Machines Like Us

Iron deficiency and cognitive development | Machines Like Us | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
University of Illinois researchers have developed a model that uses neonatal piglets for studying infant brain development and its effect on learning and memory.
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Vitamin B12 lack linked to accelerated cognitive decline: Tufts study | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

Vitamin B12 lack linked to accelerated cognitive decline: Tufts study | Health, Medical, and Science Updates | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
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» Vitamin D Linked to Women’s Cognitive Performance - Psych Central News

» Vitamin D Linked to Women’s Cognitive Performance   - Psych Central News | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
New research shows that vitamin D may be a vital component for the cognitive health of women as they age.
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The Power of Concentration

The Power of Concentration | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
We can learn a lot from the way Sherlock Holmes trains his mind.
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A little relaxation and meditation can go a long way.

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Researchers Find Link Between Brain And Hot Flashes - Health News - redOrbit

Researchers Find Link Between Brain And Hot Flashes - Health News - redOrbit | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a region in the brain that could cause the uncontrollable hot flashes that arise during the first couple of years of menopause.
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Dementia therapy: an interview with Assoc Prof. Olivier Piguet and Sharon Savage

Dementia therapy: an interview with Assoc Prof. Olivier Piguet and Sharon Savage | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Dementia is the umbrella term used to describe a number of neurodegenerative brain disorders that cause progressive changes in thinking abilities and behaviour.
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Some recent research seems to show that by doing brain training exercises and building cognitive reserve, we can actually forestall the onset of dementia.

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Feeling Lonely Linked To Increased Risk Of Dementia In Later Life

Feeling Lonely Linked To Increased Risk Of Dementia In Later Life | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
But those who live alone not at increased risk, study showsFeeling lonely, as distinct from being/living alone, is linked to an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, (Feeling Lonely Linked To Increased Risk Of Dementia In Later Life...
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Brain training good for seniors | QNetNews.ca

Courtesy of the Hastings Health Source A recent study out of the United States shows the effect of mental activities on seniors' brains, specifically the.
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CogFit-Quest Ltd.'s memory care program for senoirs, CogFit-Care gives seniors a great mental workout - and provides social interaction. Studies show that people who socialize more have better cognitive skills!

So have fun, talk it up and give your brain some exercise!

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Healthy Brain? Diet & Exercise

Healthy Brain? Diet & Exercise | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Article by Dr. Mercola, clipped from Peak Fitness by Steve Lichtman Aging Americans are experiencing cognitive decline in numbers never before seen. Alzheimer’s disease has reached epidemic proport...
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Brain Exercises for mental clarity - concentration - focus

Brain Exercises for mental clarity - concentration - focus | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Muscle brain integration exercises to improve brain function and mental clarity and fine motor coordination.youtube.com...
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Alzheimer's Diary: Insights new and old can help slow progression ...

Alzheimer's Diary: Insights new and old can help slow progression ... | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Three Scientific Steps to Reduce Your Alzheimer's Risk, full article here. a. Aerobic exercise. Studies show that aerobic exercise sharpens daily performance, brain function, and reduces loss of mental impairment over our lifetime”.
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Neuroscience Says Buildings Can Reshape Our Brains

Neuroscience Says Buildings Can Reshape Our Brains | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it

"Another major insight comes thanks to advancements in brain-imaging techniques, which are helping scientists better empirically gauge how our brains react to specific types of spaces, light, and noise. Badger talks to Eduardo Macagno, a UC San Diego biologist who runs a virtual reality lab testing new types of hospital design (here’s a great video about it). Premature babies, brain damaged patients, or those suffering from dementia will all spend significant amounts of time in hospitals, which means that Gage’s and Macagno’s insights could help create spaces conducive to their sensitive brains."


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Brain-healthy foods improve mood, memory

Brain-healthy foods improve mood, memory | Cognitive Fitness and Brain Health | Scoop.it
Reaching for certain foods might not only make you healthier, but it could also improve your mood and your memory.
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CogFit-Quest's comment, December 5, 2012 2:57 PM
Eat well and feel great!