Mental Fitness

Mayor Hazel “Hurricane” McCallion

Here’s another one for the “so, what’s your excuse” category. Mayor Hazel “Hurricane” McCallion, age 88, the mayor of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada. Her record is modest. She’s only been mayor for 31 years. She only gets elected by 92% of the vote. Oh, and while every government body known to man or woman is…

UpGraded Senior Manifesto: Join the Revolution

Teddy Roosevelt summed up what could be a manifesto for living and for UpGrading Seniors as they struggle against the inevitable effects of time:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

—Theodore Roosevelt (1858 – 1919)

Imagine a Different Kind of Old Age!

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Coconut Oil For Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most feared afflictions in the world today, and at present there is no known cure, or even an effective treatment for reducing its effects – or is there? Naturally, people affected by the disease, and even people fearing they might acquire the disease some day, are desperate to find…

The Amazing Stephen Jepson

Need a little inspiration to get you started down the right path, and maybe even help you quit whining about being too old to start? Watch this video with the amazing Stephen Jepson:

Useless Fact #3

The word “lethologica” means the state of not being able to remember the word you want to – a condition I’m sure none of you Upgrading Seniors have ever experienced.

Upgraded Learning

OK, admit it, there are things you wish you could learn, and you’ve been promising yourself for years to get busy and do it, right?  It might be something like learning a foreign language, learning to play a musical instrument, or learning to cook, but there’s something you wish you could do. Now, since you…

Bowling a Perfect Game (the Hard Way)

Here’s another entry for the “UpGraded Senior Superstars.”  Mr. Dale Davis.  What makes Dale a senior superstar you ask? Well, in 2008 at age 78 Mr. Davis bowled a perfect 300 game.  For the non-bowlers, a perfect game means rolling 12 strikes (all pins knocked down with one ball) in a row in a single…

Does It Delay, Or Even Prevent, The Onset Of Alzheimer’s?

A study recently published in the online version of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease should be of keen interest to Upgrading Seniors. The study is titled, “Interaction of Cinnamaldehyde and Epicatechin with Tau: Implications of Beneficial Effects in Modulating Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis.” Well, that title pretty much says it all, don’t you think?  There’s not…

UpGrade Your Mind With Binaural Beats Technology

You are familiar with training your body, but what about your brain?  Did you know that there is an inexpensive technology available to train your brain? Why Train My Brain? Scientists have come up with a method to alter your brain waves.  I know, I know.  You’re probably asking “why on earth would I want…

The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul “This is a seminal book” “This is a seminal book that quite frankly is in a class by itself.  In a simple, yet paradoxically profound way, Michael Singer takes the reader on a journey that begins with consciousness tethered to the ego and ends having taken us beyond our myopic, contained self-image…

10 Steps To Brain Health

OK, let’s face it – we all get older.  Well, there is that other option to getting older, but we won’t dwell on that 😉 .  Getting older doesn’t have to be a bad thing.  In fact, it can be a GREAT THING! But, what to do about that aging brain.  We don’t want to…

February Is American Heart Month

That’s right, Upgrading Seniors, this month in America the focus is on heart health.  This is American Heart Month and to honor the occasion yours truly published an article here on UpgradedSenior.Com in which I revealed the “5 Secrets To Avoid Heart Disease.” These 5 tips can potentially reduce your risk of heart disease by…