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...
Awe Walks Are Good For You

Awe Walks Are Good For You

Awe and wonder are common in children. Everything they see is through new eyes. As we get older, we lose that freshness of sight. We may even experience social disconnection, more anxiety, and sadness. And these feelings can be exacerbated by the current climate of...
Reduce Stress With These Ten Tips

Reduce Stress With These Ten Tips

We are facing really challenging times and at these moments I draw inspiration from individuals who faced great challenges with fortitude. One individual who I greatly admire is Viktor Frankl. He survived the Holocaust and wrote a great book – “Man’s...
Nurture a Sense of Wonder

Nurture a Sense of Wonder

A sense of wonder can improve engagement with life. Increased engagement with life makes life more meaningful. An important aspect of brain health is having meaning in your life. At Fit Minds we think of meaning as the sixth and overarching element of brain health....
Your “FAT” Brain

Your “FAT” Brain

Did you know that fat is good for your brain. And that you need fat in your diet. We are also told that what’s good for your heart is good for your brain.   But everyone knows that fat is bad for your heart … so are these statements contradictory?...