Brain News You Can Use | September 2017

Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently:

2017 AARP Cognitive Activity and Brain Health Survey | AARP conducted a study of adults age 40+ to characterize participation in cognitively stimulating activities (CSAs). (Source: AARP | Laura Mehegan, Chuck Rainville, and Laura Skufca).

7 Things People Who Feel Half Their Age Do Every Week | SilverSneakers provides 7 habits to adopt and you just might find your own fountain of youth. (Source: SilverSneakers | Cassie Shortsleeve).

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later | Young bodies may more easily rebound from long bouts of sitting, with just an hour at the gym. But research suggests physical recovery from binge TV-watching gets harder in our 50s and as we get older. (Source: NPR | Patti Neighmond).

Interview with Joan DitzionGreat interview with Joan Ditzion, co-author of the groundbreaking “Our Bodies, Ourselves” on aging with purpose! (Source: Senior Planet | Interview By: Debbie Galant).

Tips for Communicating with and Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients | The impact of Alzheimer’s is felt around the country. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans live with the disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the country. (Source: CBS News | Unknown).