New, challenging and sustainable are the characteristics attributed to memory recall and improving brain processing speed.
The Facts: Researchers found creative outlets such as painting, learning an instrument, expressive or autobiographical writing, and learning a language also can improve cognitive function. In fact, a journal review of how these specific tasks affected older adults' mental skills found all of them improved several aspects of memory like recalling instructions and processing speed.
Our Take: We believe a brain health lifestyle begins with individuals taking action on daily basis. The ability to access classes in person and online makes this possible for most individuals.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
A MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and accessed over the internet.
The Facts: While only a few epidemiological studies have been published on the MIND diet, their main findings showing that adherence to the diet is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Our Take: We say adopt the MIND diet one meal at a time by making small changes such as choosing Quinoa over chicken or read meat when you have the option.