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Exercise Increases Size of Hippocampus

*** This is awesome.  First, a few definitions: BDNF:  Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.  The BDNF gene provides instructions for making a protein found in the brain and spinal cord called brain-derived neurotrophic factor. This protein promotes the survival of nerve cells (neurons) by ...

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The Silent Movie Approach to Self Care

*** I recently had the pleasure of working with a woman named Mary at her daughter’s home.  Mary was a pleasant 88 year-old with moderate to severe dementia.  She was quite mobile and busied herself by meandering around the house ...

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Dignity Restored

 *** She wrote a book of poetry, and I treasured my autographed copy like a cache of paper diamonds.  The poem about me is on page eleven, and there is an ink sketch of a little girl at the top ...

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The One Thing You Can Control

*** We are designed to eat as if food was scarce.  Therefore, the battle to control portions and foods that are high in bad fat and calories is a conscious one.  Our “full sensor” doesn’t switch on for 30 minutes ...

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