Home Archive for category "Mind/brain science"
formats

A thought on age and happiness from David Brooks

  New York Times Op Ed columnist David Brooks is one of those  people I love to hate, and occasionally hate to love. I fell for his mind back in the ’90s when I read his book Bobos in Paradise — he soooo “got me” as a Baby Boomer. Then I began to see how so much of his thinking came

(More)…

formats

Not sure why you’d write your family’s history? Read this.

“The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative,” wrote Bruce Feiler in a recent New York Times article. Recent research has brought new breakthroughs in knowledge about how to make families, along with other groups, work more effectively. Feiler cited research from Marshall

(More)…

formats

Will writing your memoir be good for your health?

In a word–YES!   Past APH President Pat McNees wrote about the beneficial effects of life story and legacy activities in the Geriatric Care Management Journal, Spring 2009, and posted a condensed version of that article on her website. Highlights: Research indicates that health care professionals working with cancer patients near the end of life should

(More)…

formats

Dr. Gene Cohen: Five Activities You Need to Boost Your Brain Power

I’ve just finished reading Dr. Gene Cohen’s The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain. Talk about positive food for thought! In Dr. Cohen’s book, published in 2005, he tells us that “Research has identified five categories of activity that, if practiced regularly, can significantly boost the power, clarity, and subtlety of the brain

(More)…

© First Person Productions