Author Archives: L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G.

Best Exercises to Stave Off Alzheimer’s and Dementia | PRIMEWomen.com

The Best Exercises to Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The thought of developing Alzheimer's or another form of dementia can be scary, especially if we've witnessed the affects on our loved ones. But instead of crossing our fingers for a pharmaceutical solution or simply hoping the disease skips us entirely, we may have more control than we think. More… Read More
  • L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G. |
  • August 10, 2020
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Is Anxiety Contributing to Your Osteoporosis Risk Factor

Is Anxiety Contributing to Your Osteoporosis Risk Factor? You read that correctly. In women over fifty-five, scientists now believe that anxiety and depression contribute to an increased risk of fractures from osteoporosis. The risk becomes especially true if you already suffer from this most common of bone diseases. Let’s unpack… Read More
  • L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G. |
  • July 1, 2020
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Best Advice to Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Let’s start with the good news: with better food choices, the human body can change and heal itself. It is an incredible machine. This proves doubly true for our brains. Good nutrition can prevent and protects us against all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. The Research From the latest research,… Read More
  • L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G. |
  • May 22, 2020
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Music Makes us Younger

You have heard the phrase, “the magic is in the music.” Well, it’s true in more ways than you might think! Both playing an instrument and listening to music do wonderful things for our brain, and especially for cognitive function. It fires up all the circuits. It also soothes our… Read More
  • L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G. |
  • April 24, 2020
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The Gut Brain Connection to Aging

…We are just discovering that the gut is playing a critical role in the health and functionality moment to moment of your brain. Dave Perlmutter, MD A new term on the heels of a recent medical discovery is entering the lexicon: the gut-brain connection. Research confirms a direct connection between… Read More
  • L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G. |
  • March 23, 2020
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Finding Balance

Are You Sleep Deprived? The Struggle is Real

Are you groggy morning after morning, reaching for the snooze button until it runs out of repeats? Most afternoons when 4 o’clock rolls around, would you give away your first born for a nap? Does each thing you see and do feel as if it has downshifted from clear and… Read More
  • L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G. |
  • July 5, 2018

The Best Bets for Living a Long, Healthy Life

In my early twenties, diagnosed with severe endometriosis, I made it my night job to learn everything I could about women’s health and what I could do to regain mine, and stay healthy. In my fifties, as a second career, I returned to school and graduated as a Certified Gerontologist… Read More
  • L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G. |
  • June 2, 2018

About L.J. Rohan, M.A., G.C.G.

L.J. Rohan is a Gerontologist, blogger and speaker, covering the latest scientific research related to aging, aging in place and the study of gerontology. She earned a Graduate (Master’s Level) Certification in Gerontology from the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology. L.J. is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist- CAPS. L.J. also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University. L.J. was an instructor at SMU, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Northwood University and has been a frequent speaker at universities, museums, and health and cultural institutions throughout the United States. Follow her blog: LJRohan.com https://m.facebook.com/LJRohanGerontologist/