THINK LIKE A MEMORY CHAMPION | STORYTELLING STRATEGY A recent study showed that mnemonic training could re-shape the thinking patterns of subjects to closely resemble those seen in highly trained memory athletes. This month’s TBH Brain Workout uses Social-Based Brain Training to teach Storytelling, a simple memory strategy that can be easily learned and applied [...]
WHAT: Do memory athletes – folks who compete in memory championships – think differently than the rest of us? And if so, can we train ourselves to think as they do? Those questions were posed by researchers who compared the brain function of 23 highly ranked memory competitors with a matched group of naïve controls. [...]
WHAT: A recent study compared the effects of dancing, walking and walking combined with a nutritional intervention to an active control intervention (stretching and toning) on white matter integrity (WMI). The subjects were 174 healthy older adults ages 60-79 who reported previous levels of low physical activity. Researchers found that subjects in the Dance intervention [...]
How many friends do you have? Do you rarely see family, go out for the evening or join your community for an event? You may not realize it, but your social life may just be bad for your brain. In the immortal words of Bette Midler, “you’ve got to have friends.” Little did the Divine [...]
Speedy Social (1 Hour)  Here’s a quick and easy way to build a greater social network for those in your community this month. It doesn’t require much advance preparation, making it the perfect activity to spontaneously add to your calendar in celebration of Brain Awareness. Foster new connections – both neuronal and communal -- by [...]
Our next TBH Toolkits phone meet up is on March 16th and is exclusive for TBH Toolkit Users! See the registration link below to sign up! Our meet-ups are a great way for you to ask questions, share stories, hear helpful 'in the field' tips, and network with one another. Dr. Green will also share [...]
Total Brain Health Brain Workout Classes at SAGE Eldercare This Spring Total Brain Health Master Trainer, Jill Smith Ph.D., will lead a BH BRAIN WORKOUT PERSONAL BEST course at SAGE Eldercare in Summit.  This course will teach valuable lifestyle strategies for promoting cognitive vitality.  There will be an optional take home Personal Best Challenge for [...]
Our Top Picks That Caught Our Eye Recently: How to Become a Super Memorizer - A What it does to Your Brain | To many of us, having to memorize a long list of items feels like a chore. But for others, it is more like a sport. | (Source: The Guardian | Author: Unknown). The [...]
Review Suggests Evidence for Computer-Based Brain Training Limited and Varies Widely What: Evidence for the effectiveness of commercially available computerized braining training programs to ward off age-related cognitive decline remains unclear, despite the popularity of such products.  Researchers in Australia conducted a literature review to assess the quality of the studies that have been done [...]
Regular Yoga Meditation Can Improve Memory and Executive Control in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment What: In a study looking at the effects of Kirtan Kriya meditation training on cognitive decline, researchers found that the ancient yoga practice may be an effective and low-cost methodology for enhancing performance in mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. [...]
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