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...

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...

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...

Are You Conscientious?

Did you know that being conscientious is one of the factors that reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? Bob DeMarco of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room, listed nine important ways to delay or buffer against the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The one that...

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...