Lifelong Learning Helps to Keep the Brain Active and Healthy

Many studies have indicated that activities which engage the mind may help slow the development of Alzheimers disease and its symptoms. As you age, it can be easy to fall into a routine that does not foster brain activity through engaging activities or trying new things. Below are some ways you can avoid the dullness of the day-to-day routine and instead find opportunities that foster creativity, growth, and learning, all of which are ways to keep your mind active and healthy. Pick up a new … [Read more...]

Know the signs of a Stroke

In effort to raise awareness of the disease and to increase brain health, June is dedicated as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. If you or someone you know has suffered from a stroke or mini-stroke, it is important to learn the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatments, for a stroke or mini-stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the … [Read more...]