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Staying Sharp as You Age—
Advice from Our Blog
The following is an answer to a blog question regarding our April story, “The Flexible Brain”: How do you keep your brain in good working order, especially as the years go by?
As a senior citizen, some of the things I do are:
• Learn how to play new piano arrangements
• Use the Internet for research
• Play free memory/brain games on the computer
• Attend workshops and seminars on various topics
Regarding something I’ve seen in Washington Update: What is DSHEA?
DSHEA stands for Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. It was created after more than 2 million health food store consumers wrote to Congress objecting to any attempt to compare dietary supplements to synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, and to instead treat them as the natural foods from which they are derived. DSHEA defines what a supplement is, clarifies the FDA’s role in monitoring ingredient labeling and establishes the Office of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health. “The passage of this legislation,” said President Bill Clinton, who signed DSHEA into law, “speaks to the diligence with which an unofficial army of nutritionally conscious people worked democratically to change the laws in an area deeply important to them.”
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