Brain Health Awareness Month

Sleep.Meditate.Exercise.Eat a healthy diet, organic if you can afford it. Drink plenty of water.Minimal or no alcohol or other drugs.No smoking.Minimise stress. Relax.Listen to music.Learn something new.Read. Spend time with best friends and pets.Spend time with those you love.Find a hobby you love; mine is gardening.Look after the planet. Be kind. #PhysicalHealth #MentalHealth #EmotionalHealth

Brain Health, 2 D-words and HOPE

Since my own diagnosis of a younger onset dementia 13 years ago, I continue to be disturbed by the lack of recognition of dementia as a disability and lack of proactive support to live with dementia. People newly diagnosed with dementia already have their hope taken away at the time of diagnosis, so to have…

Fasting and Brain Health

I’m continuing my series of daily Brain Health Awareness Month blogs, partly in an attempt to motivate myself to be more disciplined with the approach to living with dementia! As a long time practitioner of Transcendental Meditation (now more than 40 years), I’ve experienced the benefits of regular fasting since I was 21. In the…

The Problem of Dementia

Yes, it is still Brain Health Awareness Month, and although this blog is not specific to brain health, the webinar I am highlighting in it is not only a new way to see dementia… but shares what the author believes why it is a crisis, and what we can do about it. You are therefore…

Mind your brain

Another post today for Brain Health Awareness Month! It’s an interesting article on why we should relax more, and how it benefits our thinking and our brain health. Three types of mental downtime your brain needs “Over the past decade, it has become clearer to many that being “on” 24/7/365 is not a recipe for…

Welcome to Brain Health Awareness Month

June is Brain Health Awareness Month, and this year, I am thrilled to highlight a very special friend, who is also and member of Dementia Alliance International, Paula Wolfert, as her passion for food and brain health is inspiring. Paula is also an award winning cook and author, and in 2018 won the James Beard…

Resistance to Change

Scott McArthur is a strong advocate of narrowing the “knowing doing gap” between research and industry, and is committed to inspiring change through development programmes and game theoretic applications to learning and decision making. Of course, I’m especially interested in learning why, including why even providing evidence for the need for change, is systematically rejected…

Dementia, disAbility and the CRPD

I’ve become increasingly frustrated that academics, service providers, advocacy organisations, dementia consultants and health care professionals refuse to include in their work, and therefore our services, that dementia is a major cause of disability and dependence globally (WHO). A few others are starting to feel my pain, and Daniela Greenwood today made a comment to…

Webinar series on young onset dementia

I’m very pleased to be a member of the Australian Young Onset Dementia Special Interest Group, and to highlight the first two webinars we are hosting soon, focused on young onset dementia in Australia. Even if you don’t live in Australia, if you have young onset dementia, or have an interest in it, you will…

Leaders have bigger responsibilities

Leaders who understand that leading others is a privilege also understand that leading is first and foremost about service. Being the leader means that you have been placed in a position to serve others; it has nothing to do with you. Real leaders forget about themselves and instinctively react in their team’s best interest. It’s…