5 Ways that Lack of Sleep Affects the Brain

Have you been skimping on sleep thinking that you’re gaining more from your waking hours? Let’s face it! You have been fooling yourself all this time.   Scientific evidence suggests that depriving the mind off sleep distorts the way it functions. The truth is,...

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 in a way, putting pressure on your brain through ‘thinking’ can also keep it sparkly and strong. Okay – maybe it is a silly analogy but the idea is sound –...

Chartwell Hosts Cognitive Care Blueprint Workshop

Chartwell retirement residences focus on “Making Lives Better”.   As part of Chartwell’s commitment to brain health, they are hosting the Fit Minds Cognitive Care Blueprint Workshop.   The two-hour workshop will take place at the RA Centre in Ottawa...

Lifestyle Changes Can Fight Dementia

Scientific research is showing us again and again that lifestyle changes can make a difference in brain health. Lifestyle changes can slow cognitive decline among older healthy individuals. The first randomized, controlled trial of its kind, the FINGER study led by...

What is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy? Why does it work?

Cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) is a series of mental exercises that stimulate the brain. Because of the concept of brain plasticity, we know the brain can continue to grow as we age. The key question for many of us is how do we make that happen? Growing Your Grey...