Dance: Exercise Your Mind and Body To Protect Your Brain

Dance: Exercise Your Mind and Body To Protect 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

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...

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,...

The Rise of Pseudomedicine for Dementia and Brain Health

A recent article published online at the JAMA network looked at the rise of different therapies being promoted for dementia and brain health. In particular, the article took aim at the supplement market. The author argues, ‘the most common example of...

Alcohol Consumption Increases Dementia Risk

Alcohol consumption and dementia have a complex relationship. And the landscape is changing. In the past few years, research has been published suggesting: Red wine as part of the Mediterranean diet may lower dementia risk. Heavy drinking has been linked to increased...

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,...