Walking for Brain health

On the last day of Brain health Awareness Month, it seemed appropriate to write about something I have been campaining for in varoius ways, for alost as long as I have had dementia. I’ve campaigned often to refer to (re-label) an activity as normal as walking, instead of labelling it as wandering. Something as simple…

Dementia through the disability lens

Whilst not specifically about Brain Health Awareness, I’m sharing a recent interview, which is 100% relevant to hope. I was delighted to be interviewed for the Aged Care Enrichment Podcast series, brought to us by SilVR Adventures and with their host Ash de Neef. It’s available wherever you get your podcasts from ⬇️ 𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻, 𝗦𝘂𝗯𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 ⬇️…

Optimism, Resilience and your Attitude

As a long time optimist with an already high level of personal and professional resilience, brought up in a dysfuncitonal family where alcohol and mental illness were rampant, and never talked about, I have had to work on my resilience to maintain my optimism. This quote from Lou Holtz resonates with me, “Your talent determines…

Exercise: what happens in your brain

The article, A neuroscientist explains what happens inside your brain when you exercise, By Arash Javanbakht Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University, published June 12, 2021 is important as it highlights the impact of walking on brain health, and it is still Brain Health Awareness Month. “We all have heard details on how exercise improves musculoskeletal,…

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