Entries by Beverly Engel

Too Much Sleep is Bad for the Brain

While the effects of sleep deprivation are well known, researchers discover sleeping too much could have a detrimental effect on your brain. A new study reports sleeping more than eight hours per night can reduce cognitive ability and reasoning skills.

Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice

Practice is an important part of becoming skilled at anything, which may be why there are so many axiom’s like “practice makes perfect” floating around common parlance. But what’s happening in the brain when we practice? Researchers believe that practice helps build up the protective layer of myelin, the fatty substance that protects axons in […]

Phylis Moore, Altruistic to the Core

Who is Phylis Moore? When you first meet Phylis Moore, her soft-spoken personality misrepresents her true nature. A reserved and gentle woman, Phylis is actually a change-agent in her community and an empowering force in the lives of others. The expression, “change occurs one person at a time” is, in the case of Phylis Moore, […]

Worried About Dementia? Control High Blood Pressure

People, middle-aged and older, often worry about declining memory and the possibility of facing Alzheimer’s disease in the future. While worry gets you nowhere, a new study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, offers hope that there are actionable steps individuals can take to stave off Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s […]