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Brain Health Blog

The Emeritus Brain Health Lifestyle

"Our Commitment to Employees, Residents and their Families"

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About Emeritus Brain Health Lifestyle

At Emeritus, our enthusiastic commitment to improving brain health in our residents, their families, and our staff members, is reflected in our choice of Director of Brain Health, Dr. Paul Nussbaum

Dr Nussbaum is a nationally known clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in healthy aging. Specifically, his specialty is the human brain, brain-behavior relations, diseases of the brain, and brain health promotion.

In our communities and offices, we believe it is as important to maintain a healthy brain as it is to maintain a healthy body. As a leader in brain health development, we are committed to educating and incorporating healthy brain activities throughout the organization.

Check out Dr. Nussbaum's new book - Save Your Brain!

Available to purchase in major bookstores and online.

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Exercise Your Brain with Fit Brains Games

Brain Health Blog

Tips and advice for Brain Fitness and a Healthy Lifestyle – by Dr. Paul Nussbaum

Emeritus at Eddy Pond - The Lodge 2013 Best Nursing Care Facility

Congratulations To Emeritus at Eddy Pond - The Lodge - Winner of the 2013 Best Nursing Care Facility. Each year the Auburn Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses that serve their local market. Each year, they identify companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

In Search of My Parasympathetic Nervous System

We all have heard about “stress” and the negative impact it can have on our body and brain. Nearly all of us deal with stress on a daily basis and while some acute stress can be advantageous, the chronic effects of stress can lead to physical problems such as headache, backache, stomach and gastrointestinal distress, ulcers, high blood pressure, poor eating habits, and chest pain.

Brain Health in the Summer

Dr. Paul Nussbaum, MD

Summer is here in a big way splashing the heat and humidity upon us. This is a great time of the year to get outdoors and is far better than shoveling a foot of snow off the driveway. Being able to move outdoors is a great opportunity to expand our list of activities and to increase quality time with our brain health lifestyle ®.

He Does Not Listen to Me!

By Dr. Nussbaum

How many of you women have said this to a man in your life circle? How many of you men have heard this said about you by a woman in your life? The correct answer should be most of us. As a matter of fact, it is probably a normal response to a normal pattern of behavior. You probably never thought a normal behavior could be so frustrating!

Memorial Day and the Power of Memory

By Dr. Paul Nussbaum

Sometimes it is worthwhile to stop and consider how brilliant and powerful the human brain is that it permits us to not only observe life unfolding in front of us, but also record it forever. Memory is such a fascinating and complex behavior that we do not fully understand how it works. Our ability to remember, however, permits us to build our autobiography, our own personal life story.

The brain is really not like a computer because there is not finite space or hard drive. Indeed, the brain has plasticity and can continue to encode and retain new experiences across the lifespan. This creates a dynamic and fluid capacity for our autobiography to be developed and told.

Forgiveness in Our Daily Lives

Written by Dr. Nussbaum

This week marks a holy week for millions of people worldwide. It provides a time of reflection and renewal and also a time to consider important and basic virtues we all possess. One of them is forgiveness and the simple act of forgiving can be health promoting. It seems forgiveness, for many of us, however, can be a difficult action.

SMore Genes and Alzheimer’s Disease

Two large studies have discovered five new genes related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with findings to be published in Nature Genetics this month. Genes of more than 500,00 people in the United States and Europe were analyzed and confirm five genes make the disease more likely in the elderly.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Inheritance From Mothers

A new study published in the March 1 Journal Neurology indicates mothers with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may be more likely to pass the disease to their children.

Computers, Exercise Linked to Lower Mild Cognitive Impairment

Moderate physical exercise combined with computer use late in life is associated with a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The research indicated that while both elements related to lowered risk of MCI, there was an additive interaction that created enhanced value according to Yonas Geda, M.D. who presented the research at the annual meeting of the Academy of Neurology.

Maybe even a Third Language to Delay Dementia

Almost as fast as my recent blog on bilingualism and the benefit to the human brain was posted I read a research report that learning a third language can help to reduce risk of dementia. This research from the Public Center for Health in Luxembourg does suggest more languages equal a lower risk of cognitive impairment.