Nowadays, seniors have more entertainment options

They do not want to stand still: the superagers as they are known in the US, make college, walk and exercise for the brainOnce upon a time when they were quiet ones at home knitting or watching TV all day. The superagers, that here we can translate as superseniors, want to be part os community and do their best to maintain physical and mental health....more

72 Years Old and a Lot to Blog About

Yes, I’ve got gray hair. The guy at the gas station calls me “madame,” and the man who sat next to me on my last flight asked, “who configured your iPhone for you?” Get the picture? ...more
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Long Distance Caregiving Tips

More than 7 million Americans identify themselves as long distance caregivers. If you are the only caregiver and far away, these tips will help you to provide a unique level of care for your loved one, no matter the distance.Collect Important Information about your loved one. Organized info, including your loved one’s medical, dental, financial, legal and insurance can prove to be a big help in preparation for an unexpected crisis. Financial RecordsA detailed list of assets and any debts accrued...more

Music lessons as a kid = better cognitive function as a senior

I've been thinking about putting my daughter in piano lessons. We just got a FREE upright piano from my husband's co-worker that's in great shape (the piano, not the co-worker) and right now all she does is bang on it. (She's 5 and my son is 3, so that's about why I expect at this age.)...more

I have both my daughters (13 & 7) in music lessons.

Eldest is learning Drum Kit - I think it ...more

Why multitasking gets more difficult as we age

If you're not good at multitasking, don't expect it to naturally get better with age. In fact, unless you undergo cognitive skills training (one-on-one specialized brain training), you're only going to get worse at it.That's because multitasking is really just your brain switching back and forth between tasks (at the cognitive level) using working memory, and working memory weakens with age. ...more

Getting scammed - an early symptom of dementia

A new study of people with early dementia suggestions that one early symptom of the brain disease might be the inability to tell when someone is lying or being sarcastic.The brain researchers used MRIs to study a variety of people while they were being lied to and found that those who believed the liar (or failed to recognize sarcasm) had deterioration of the frontal lobes.The frontal lobes are the part of the brain used to detect lies and sarcasm, among other things. Here's a summary of the study:

Reality of Life

Once again, I am reminded that we are raising a generation of whiners.  On the news today, they are talking about the complaints coming from recent SAT-takers that a question was not appropriate or fair or something like that.  Apparently, there was a question on the SAT asking respondents to write about whether or not reality television is "harmful".  The examinees' beef is that they could not eloquently respond to this question because they are too busy studying for their exams, the highly motivated scholars that they are, to have time for watching reality TV....more

Why social interaction is even better for your brain than puzzles

Few brain experts will argue that crosswords, sudoku, brain teasers and puzzles won't help your brain....more

Aging brains: Why you forget who you told that story to

I found this article interesting because I do this all the time with my friends (and sadly, I'm only turning 40 next week!) summary of the study is called "Destination Amnesia Experienced by Older Adults" - but it's not about forgetting where you were going when you head out in your car. By "destination" (vs. "source") brain scientists mean to whom you were telling something. ("Source" would refer to who was telling you something.)...more