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...

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...

Meta-Analysis: 9 Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent meta-analysis identified nine factors which increase the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. The analysis was published in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry by Dr. Yu of the Memory and Aging Center at the University of San Francisco. The risk...

Farewell Terry Pratchett!

Today Sir Terry Pratchett died, surrounded by his family. Terry Pratchett was famous for his Discworld series – writing more that 70 books, translated into 37 languages over a career spanning 44 years. His books were amazing stories and if you haven’t ever...

My November Starts Today!

In Flander’s fields the poppies blow… It is my custom (as many others do) during the month of November to wear a red poppy all month long. It is a small reminder for me of all the men and women who have sacrificed themselves for those bigger ideals of...