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...

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...

Individual Programming is the Key to Dementia Care

Individuality is the key to creating dementia care that is meaningful and engaging for individuals and their families. Every individual has their own interests and abilities and that doesn’t change with a diagnosis of dementia. In fact, I would say that those...

Your “FAT” Brain

You have probably heard – what’s good for your heart is good for your brain. But did you know that the brain holds about 25% of the body’s cholesterol and that… the brain requires that cholesterol to help neurons form connections with other...