Brain Fitness

Candy Crush Found To Cure Insomnia

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April 1, 2014
I finally got past level 65, and I'm still sleeping like a baby

I have found a way to get to sleep. I may be getting stupider, but at least I’m well rested.
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Prevent Alzheimer’s: Read This Book!

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February 17, 2014
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“100 Simple Things” is a grab bag of advice to follow if you want to stop the big A in its tracks, from the predictable (“Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods”) to the unexpected (“Consider Medical Marijuana.”)
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A Beatles Quiz For Boomers

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February 9, 2014
beatles boomer quiz

It’s been 50 years since the Beatles first came to America, but even if you’re 64, their songs are probably as fresh in your mind as they were when you first heard them. Don’t believe me? Just take this test!
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Am I too old to learn a language at 50?… Of course not!

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February 9, 2014
language

Your brain is like a muscle, it becomes stronger when it gets exercise, while you might find it more difficult to pick the language up than if you started in your teens, the many benefits apply all around.
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Baby Boomer TV Quiz

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February 1, 2014
TV quiz

If you are really a Boomer, you should get 100% right!
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Why You Should Take A Nap

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January 14, 2014
why you should take a nap

Just because TV and Kinko’s and CVS and the Internet are open for business around the clock doesn’t mean we should be.
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Finding Myself At Sea

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December 5, 2013
Finding Myself At Sea

I lived deliberately and organically, thriving in a limited space and finding focus and clarity in the vastness of the wind and the waves
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I’m Not A Bitch, I’ve Got Prosopagnosia

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November 5, 2013
prosopagnosia; facial blindness

But the truth is, I do give a shit. I just don’t recognize your face.
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Doorway To The Divine

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September 10, 2013
spirituality

One year ago, I experienced what I have since come to refer to as a near-death experience.
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Do You Want To Know If You Have The Alzheimer’s Gene?: Part 2

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August 31, 2013
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It turns out that I’m far from alone in being nervous about my Alzheimer’s status.
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5 Life Lessons From Wise Women

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August 27, 2013
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Eighteen women reflected on the experiences we have lived and explored future life issues.
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Exercise – It’s Not About Vanity

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August 20, 2013
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There’s nothing wrong with treadmills or weights, they just don’t contribute much toward flexibility and balance.
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Dear God, Please Help My Mother Die

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August 6, 2013
letting go

Although I've seriously pondered it, there is no legal way for me to help my mother die.
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Am I Losing It?

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July 23, 2013
memory loss

I frantically searched my basement, my bedroom, the den, the kitchen. Where was That F**cking Book?
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Who’s Paying When You Can’t Live Home Anymore?

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July 18, 2013
caregiving support

43.5 million of adult family caregivers care for someone 50+ years of age and 14.9 million care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
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Nursing Home PTSD

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July 16, 2013
nursing home ptsd

I had begun to see myself as the next in line. At 63, I’m not that far away from being the one in the bed or the chair, with empty eyes and unanswered pleas for help
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18 Perks of Being a BA50

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June 12, 2013
The cat in the hat on aging!

We have no idea who wrote this, but it was going around the internet and we love some great humor! Here are 18 reasons it is great to be a BA50- enjoy!      1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you. 2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.  3. No one expects
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My Father’s Last Gift

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June 11, 2013
tears of love, Parkinson's

As we left the nursing home that night, it felt surreal, like we had been dreaming his condition the last few months.
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Farewell Letter to My Dad

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June 11, 2013
father's day celebration

He’s still here, but the man he is now is not who he is…was.
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Losing My Mother To Alzheimer’s

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May 7, 2013
Losing my mother to alzheimers

While I still have mom…I am also losing her—day-by-day, minute-by-minute, second-by-second. It’s heartbreaking for both of us.
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