Category: Blog

Feb 29
Music: A Whole Brain-Body Workout

By Dr. Krystal L. Culler, DBH, MA and Shannon Wallace, CDP, CDC Shannon Wallace is a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners; is Dementia Care Certified; and is the founder and CEO of Musical Memory Care™, an in-person and live online workshop program that specializes in interactive music, movement and sensory-memory […]

Feb 16
The MIND Diet: A Revolutionary Approach to Brain Health

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to overlook the importance of nourishing our brains. We often prioritize convenience over nutrition, opting for quick and easy meals that may not provide us with the cognitive fuel we need. But what if we told you that you can fuel your brain without sacrificing cultural traditions or celebrations? […]

Dec 31
Tiny Habits for Big Brain Health Gains: The Neuroscience of Small Changes

This blog explores the concept of tiny habits and their significant impact on brain health, backed by neuroscience. It defines tiny habits, explains the neuroscience of habit formation, and provides practical examples of small changes that can enhance brain health. By understanding the science behind these small changes, readers can be motivated to incorporate tiny […]

Dec 04
Your Brain on Gifting: The Present of Presence

‘Tis the Season The season of gifting is upon us. For most, our gift-giving behavior is at its peak from the end of November through December. While the packages from Black Friday and Cyber Monday may still be making their way to our doorsteps, this blog will explore a simple brain-healthy concept that you can […]

Nov 03
Your Brain on Sugar

Background Fall is here and alas, the season of added sugars is upon us. From trick-or-treating on Halloween to Thanksgiving to holiday baking and New Year’s celebrations, it is important to know about the holiday sugar rush and its potential impact on the health of your brain. It’s commonly advised for many Americans to reduce […]

Sep 30
How Purpose Sparks Better Brain Health

By: Dr. Krystal L. Culler & Anna K. Hall Anna K. Hall is the Chief Purpose Officer and Founder of The Purpose Equation, an evidence-informed framework that has revolutionized how we approach personal and professional growth in the realm of purpose. Introduction Purpose is the North Star guiding our lives, providing direction, meaning, and a […]

Aug 31
Sleep Well, Think Well: The Sleep-Brain Connection

engAGE Your Brain By LeAnne Stuver, M.Ed, BSN and Dr. Krystal Culler, DBH, M.A. We all know that we feel better after a good night’s sleep.  We feel more alert, more energized and are able to be more productive. We also know the opposite is true, as well—we have trouble concentrating, have less energy and often […]

Jul 30
The Social Brain: Enhancing Brain Health Through Social Connections

Background We all became aware of the importance of social connections during the stay-at-home orders in the early days of the pandemic in 2020.  We realized how much our lives revolved around social activities, and we quickly learned how the drastic decrease in social interactions affected us and those we loved. Many of us were […]

Jun 30
The Importance of Eating a Brain-Healthy Diet

We are constantly thinking about food: What foods should I eat? What foods should I avoid? How will this food affect my heart or cholesterol? Will this food make me gain weight? However, do we think enough about how the food we eat will affect our brain? The food we choose to eat is a […]

May 07
Season Your Brain: How Spices Support Better Brain Health

History In recent years, spices have gained popularity and the use of spices has increased by 50% over the past decade. The bulk of spices are imported into the United States and the spice trade has been important to our country since colonial times. (Some spices, like Nutmeg, were used at currency at one point.) […]