Cognitive Care Blueprint™ – Family Resources

The Fit Minds Cognitive Care Blueprint™ is our framework document to help you create a positive framework. Part of that process is taking stock of your family resources. This is a key area you need to consider when dealing with dementia. As parents grow older,...

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...

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...

Will It Happen To Me?

I think each of us grapple with our own mortality when our parents start to struggle with their health. And when the disease has a genetic component to it one of the greatest fears that niggle at the back of your mind is ‘will it happen to me?’ That is a big ‘niggle’...

Gait Changes – Increased Risk for Cognitive Impairment?

New research studies released at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference 2012 in Vancouver suggest that observing and measuring gait changes could be a valuable tool for signaling the need for further cognitive evaluation. The exciting part...