Bounce Back – Building Personal Resilience

Will you bounce back from these challenging times? Do you feel stretched to your limit? We can grow when we face challenges or we can crumble. Growing in our mental resilience or ‘bounce back-ability’ is key. Bounce Back In their book Resilience: Why...

Physical Exercise and Thinking: It Makes a Difference To Your Brain

Thomas Carlyle famously said, “No pressure, no diamonds.”   Diamonds don’t form without pressure, and the analogy can be stretched to putting pressure on your brain through ‘thinking’ can also keep it sparkly and strong. Okay – maybe it is a silly analogy but the...

Aging Well

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

Blue-Light Therapy. Can it heal the brain?

Blue-light therapy shows promising results in healing the brain. Researchers at the University of Arizona gave individuals with a mild traumatic brain injury daily morning light therapy over a six-week period. One group received blue light therapy and the placebo...

Tips for the Holidays

Does the upcoming holiday season fill you with dread? Are you wondering how you are going to survive? The Christmas holidays are a wonderful time of year when family and friends get together. But they can also add stress to our lives. particularly when we are...

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 whether or not dementia leads to disrupted sleep patterns or if disrupted sleep patterns have an impact on the progression of the disease. We do know,...