Cleaner Air, Clearer Mind

Improving quality of life is important to do for a loved one living with dementia. Recent research has shown that the brains of Alzheimer’s patients contain high levels of a mineral called magnetite. Interestingly, this mineral is also found in dirty air. It is not...

Managing Dementia

Can you live with dementia? Can you manage its effects so that quality of life remains?   In the literature on dementia a new emphasis is beginning to emerge. The emphasis is on living with and managing the effects of dementia.   As the dementia drug trials...

Brain Health Week – Take Part [updated]

The month of March is home to Brain Health Week (March 13 - 17). Fit Minds is hosting a number of workshops in both Ottawa, ON and Tampa, FL. Check out the one nearest you. Ottawa, ON Nicole Scheidl  will be presenting the session: Living with Passion and Purpose: Six...

Making A Difference

Listen to the Podcast         Read the Transcript I want to start this podcast by asking you a personal question. Do you want to make a difference? When you get to the end of your life and look back, what is going to be meaningful to you? I believe...

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Programs

This podcast is a short overview of cognitive stimulation therapy programming and the Interact Individual Program. Listen to the Podcast     Read the Transcript Thanks so much for all your questions and feedback from my first podcast on the Coach Approach....

The Coach Approach

Listen to the Podcast         Read the Transcript Do you work with or care for an individual challenged by dementia? One of the emerging trends in dementia care is an emphasis on living with and managing the effects of dementia. People want to stay...

Keeping the Darkness at Bay

When we are dealing with an aging parent, guilt, frustration, and anger can overwhelm us. These feelings can be worse if we layer on top of them the pain and suffering we see in the world around us. We see terrible world events with intense suffering and a callous...