10 signs of hearing loss you don’t want to ignore.

Have you noticed any of these? About half of people 75 and older have lost 35 decibels or more of hearing — the point at which a hearing aid is needed. But it can be tough to tell when someone’s hearing is starting to go, even (or especially) if that someone is...

The 4 Worst Habits for Your Brain

These have the greatest effect on cognitive function. Many habits contribute to poor brain health, but four areas can have the most influence. They are too much sitting, lack of socializing, inadequate sleep, and chronic stress. “The good news is that they also...

Is Forgetting Actually a Form of Learning?

We create countless memories as we live our lives but many of these we forget. Why? Counter to the general assumption that memories simply decay with time, ‘forgetting’ might not be a bad thing – that is according to scientists who believe it may represent a form of...

Tinnitus, Memory and Attention

Do you hear ringing, buzzing or other noises in your ears (or your head)? You may be one of the estimated 10-15% of our population who lives with tinnitus. Over the age of 60, this number goes up to 20%. Most of the time tinnitus is temporary or manageable but it sure...

Brazil nuts and your memory.

Summary: Selenium, a natural mineral found in grains, meats, and nuts can reverse cognitive impairment following a stroke and improve learning and memory in the aging brain. Source: University of Queensland Selenium—a mineral found in many foods—could reverse the...

The Big Three spine exercises.

Here are the “big three” exercises developed by Dr. Stuart McGill, an expert in spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo in Canada. These three engage all the important muscles needed to improve spine stability. Here’s how to perform each of...