The Health Benefits of Socializing

Connecting with friends can improve your brain health and may even lower your risk of dementia.

Building Cognitive Reserve

It's never too late to build cognitive reserve

Using Good Memory Habits to Boost Your Memory

We all make memory mistakes from time to time. In this posting, we talk about a strategy to help with common memory problems, a strategy that is a lot like Grandma’s advice … a pearl of wisdom based not so much on hard scientific evidence but proven through years of experience.

Top 10 'Memory' Diet Tips

A healthy diet optimizes brain health, memory function, and reduces risk of dementia.

18 Ways to Add Oomph to Your Everyday Activities

Physical exercise has many brain health benefits, and reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. But you don’t have to hit the gym to get your heart pumping! Here are 18 ways to add umph to your everyday activities.

Gauging Your Brain Health

A diagnosis of MCI requires a full work up from your doctor and may include seeing other specialists. Before that, though, how do you know if you should see your doctor for an assessment? Everyone notices some changes in memory as they grow older, so how do you know whether your changes are “normal” or the sign of something else?

Use It or Lose It

Many of us are interested in sustaining or improving our mental fitness and staving off cognitive decline as we age. The brain game industry has capitalized on this interest by marketing products that promise to do just that. Recently the Stanford Center on Longevity posted an open letter that has cast serious doubts on such claims.

Five Risk Factors for MCI

If your mother had dementia, you didn’t finish high school, and you have metabolic risk factors and battle with depression, does that mean you are certain to develop MCI? Or, if you’re a 65 year old with no family history of dementia, you finished college and you’re in good physical and mental health are you off the hook?

6 Ways to Engage Your Brain

Looking for ways to maximize your brain health and have fun doing it? One great way is to find leisure activities that challenge and engage you, and to participate in them often. In this posting, we share 6 ways that you can engage your brain.

MCI is a Family Affair

If you are a close family member or friend of someone experiencing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) then you have likely noticed that your life has been influenced by the cognitive changes the person with MCI has experienced. In this blog some approaches are outlined to help you cope with the personal impacts of these changes.

Dementia In Your Blood?

If there was a blood test for MCI or dementia, would you get it? Scientists are getting closer to being able to predict who is likely to develop MCI or dementia from a simple blood test, but given that we are still waiting for a cure, what would you do with that information? Here we discuss the pros and cons of predictive tests of MCI and dementia.

Spaced Repetition

Have you ever been introduced to someone new, been drawn into the conversation, then quickly forgotten his or her name? This is a common experience for many people who are living with MCI, and, really, for just about anyone. In this posting, we share a memory technique that our clients with MCI tell us they find particularly helpful in these types of situations.

Good Hearing May Improve Your Memory and Your Social Life

If you suspect you may have hearing loss get your hearing checked and, if necessary, get fitted for a hearing aid AND USE IT. Why? Because improving your hearing will: a) free up mental resources to improve your memory capacity; AND b) improve your ability to hear and interact with others in conversation.

What's in a Name?

Changes are coming to the name and definition of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), but is MCI by any other name still MCI?

Walking Away From Dementia

Want to improve your memory? How about your ability to stay focused and avoid distraction? Then get moving!

Would Woody Allen Worry?

Worried about memory.

MCI Is Like Being Stuck in the Middle

Find out why a disorder experienced by older adults, called mild cognitive impairment (MCI), is considered in-between normal aging and dementia.

Memory Changes

Many people notice changes in their memory as they grow older. In this posting, find out what types of changes are typical with age and which ones might reflect mild cognitive impairment or other causes for concern.

Living With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Do you worry whether your memory is okay? Do you have a parent with dementia and worry if you are headed down the same road? What’s normal, what’s not? What can you do to improve your chances of staying in good brain health? What the heck is mild cognitive impairment, anyway?