Brain Training Games: Do They Work?

Gamification is becoming ever more popular in our society. The idea is that if you take a mundane task, and make it into a game, you’ll incentivize people to complete that task. There have been attempts to gamify a lot of things, from scientific research to workouts....

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

New Year’s Resolutions are an important ritual in our culture. The new year brings with it the chance of renewal; a collective will to push ourselves to become better, stronger, kinder people. There’s a lot that goes into a good resolution; you want it to be...

Age and Hearing Loss

I love music; I listen to dozens of new albums each year and I play a few instruments. I also love to talk; one of the reasons I enjoy writing so much is because I enjoy conversation, and I like to imagine the conversations I might have with you, the reader if we were...

Handy Items for Seniors

At all stages of our lives, it can be handy to have a variety of different things on hand. For the business person on the go, a cell phone and personal organizer are a must; for a stay-at-home parent of toddlers, it’s a good idea to have a fun toy and a cloth nearby...

Meditation and Aging

As we age, we begin to focus more and more on our overall health; what choice do we have when faced with more visits to the doctor, changing bodies and minds, and new physical limitations? Combine all of these factors, and a bit of a vicious circle can seem to...