Stress and Brain Health

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?

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

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...
Fit Minds Friday – Brain Health Challenge

Fit Minds Friday – Brain Health Challenge

These times are certainly challenging but I find it helpful to continue to set goals and move forward. Fit Minds Friday My goal this week was to learn how to do a Facebook Live event. There is nothing like a little public humiliation to help you focus your mind and...
Water, Water, Water

Water, Water, Water

As we head into a hot summer, I wanted to review the vital role water plays in your overall health and in your brain health in particular. Water plays an important role in good brain functioning. Our bodies require water to hydrate the blood and tissues, lubricate our...
Dementia Changes Relationships, It Doesn’t End Them

Dementia Changes Relationships, It Doesn’t End Them

Emotions are heightened in individuals challenged by dementia. But relationships can be nourished and built by understanding family and friends. The true meaning of charity is more the giving of what you are than of what you have. Your neighbour does not need a...