Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

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Brain Health and the Power of a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude has a powerful effect on both the brain and the body. Research shows that positive thinking can Improve your immune system Help you cope better with stress Make you more resilient Help you live longer In fact, the impact of a positive attitude has...

Brain Health – Check Up from the Neck Up

These times are certainly challenging but I find it helpful for my mental resilience to continue to set goals and move forward. Set Goals Every quarter I think it is a great time to set some new goals. At Fit Minds we like to do a Check Up from the Neck Up to set...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Brain Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for improving brain health. Research is showing that specific nutrients can affect the way our brain functions and the emotions we feel. Nutrition can impact our mood and outlook. Scientist have been working on outlining important...

Living with Passion and Purpose

Living with passion and purpose positively affects our brain health. So, how can you add more purpose to your life? A Line in the Sand Do you consider there is a magic age – a line in the sand – when life is no longer worth living? Some people think that is the case....

Dementia and Sleep – Nine Things You Can Do To Improve Sleep

It's very common for individuals suffering from dementia to have trouble sleeping. What we don't know is which comes first. Does dementia lead to disrupted sleep patterns? Or do disrupted sleep patterns have an impact on the progression of dementia? It is a bit of a...

Aging Well – Finding Your Definition

Can you define a “well-aged” wine or cheese? Easy? How about a "well-aged" life? A little more difficult!Setting Standards Medical science gives us various 'aging well' standards. Some standards emphasize physical ability. Others emphasize social activity. And still...

Questions Open New Horizons

Every Friday I am giving you a challenge in a lifestyle area that can make a difference to brain health. Last week I gave you a Spirituality Challenge. You were supposed to write down your complaints and then reframe them into positive opportunities. If you can’t...

Stress and Brain Health

Spirituality addresses the need for us to slow down, to look at our inner life, and to reduce our levels of stress. By engaging in a slower and more reflective life, we can impact our brain health in a positive way. The brain demands stimulation, but it also functions...

How Healthy Are Your Social Networks?

Social networks make a difference. Prepandemic research highlighted concerns about the state of our social networks. Angus Reid published detailed research revealing a portrait of social isolation in Canada. The study sorted Canadians into five groups: Desolate (23%),...

Physical Exercise and Brain Health

Back in 2010 I felt that my life was full of mental stimulation but lacked physical exercise. We were starting Fit Minds and it was challenging and interesting. My research on brain health encouraged me to hit the pool for the first time in over 20 years. After about...

Questions and Answers

What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy? 

Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a series of mental exercises that stimulate the brain. Because of the concept of brain plasticity, we know the brain can continue to grow as we age. The key question for many of us is how do we make that happen? Read More.

 

How Do I Create Dementia Care That Is Meaningful and Engaging?

Individual programming is the key to creating dementia care that is meaningful and engaging for individuals and their families. Every individual has their own interests and abilities and that doesn’t change with a diagnosis of dementia. Read More.

 

How Do I Live a Healthy Lifestyle That Supports My Brain?

If you want to build a lifestyle that supports your brain health, it is a good idea to begin with thinking about your motivation and goals. Where are you at with respect to brain health and more importantly…what are your goals for the future? Read More.

 

How Do I Build Cognitive Resilience?

Early educational experiences have an impact on dementia risk later in life. Learning reduces dementia risk – so create a love for learning that will last your whole life through. Read More.