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

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...
Questions Open New Horizons

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

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...