Reduce Stress With These Ten Tips

Recent research has shown that chronic stress can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Quite literally, stress can kill you. Layer on top of that the fact that 70% of caregivers over 70 die before the individual they are caring for. This leads to the conclusion...

Water, Water, Water

Nutrition is an important element of a brain health lifestyle® and part of that is the role water plays in good nutrition. In the summer, it can be at the forefront of our minds to remain hydrated but it is easy to let that slip as we head into the winter months. Did...

Learning Styles – They Don’t Change

As we age, it’s important to keep learning. Lifelong learning is essential for good brain health. That doesn’t necessarily mean staying in school for the rest of your life. But it does mean facing the world with an open attitude, ready to learn and to look...

What were you doing in grade four?

New research from Sweden shows a connection between early school grades and dementia risk in later life. The study followed 7574 individuals – 950 of whom went on to develop dementia. Dementia risk was elevated by more than 21% for individuals who had the lowest...

The Biggest Virus is Fear

I`m closely following the news on Ebola as I`m sure most people are – it`s certainly hard to ignore. In North America we have been very lucky with only eight confirmed cases in the United States and none in Canada. Of the eight in the US, five have already...

Physical Exercise Protects Your Brain

A study in the Biological Psychiatry Journal reported that both physical exercise and the challenge from mental exercise increases the secretion of nerve growth factors which helps neurons grow and stay healthy. So whatever your age, physical activity is going to help...