The term brain fog is not an official medical term, but we all know what it means, and we have all experienced it. Serious and creative thinking is hard enough to do at the best of times, but when brain fog descends, it is even more difficult. Unfortunately brain foggery seems to happen more often as we get older which is even more frustrating…Continue reading “Mental clarity vs brain fog”
I’ve been reading a journal article by Professors John Mitrofanis and Luke Henderson of the University of Sydney.
The title says it all: How and why does photobiomodulation change brain activity?Continue reading “The Brain Orchestra”
I’ve just seen and listened to Kate Swaffer, an extraordinary Australian first diagnosed with dementia at the age of 49.
Here is a link.
Kate’s message is simple and powerful. If you are given a diagnosis of dementia, don’t go home and give up.
People with dementia see the world in a different way – not better, not worse, just different.
Her message, especially if you have just been diagnosed, is that the more you do in your life, the better your life will be. Don’t hide away. Be active, take part, do things – lots of things.
We know that red and near infrared lights help – if they slow down the progression, then you win. No harm in trying.
Just as Parkinson’s is an insidious disease that creeps up and takes things away, the effect on the life of partners is just the same – insidious and inexorable.
For everyone with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or any other neurodegenerative disorder, there is almost always someone who walks alongside every step of the disease progression. It’s not the doc tor, or nurses or anyone from the local Parkinson’s disease association doing the twenty four hour shifts. It’s the partner.Continue reading “Partners”
I’m regularly asked if it is possible to track any changes when starting to wear a light hat.Continue reading “Keeping records”