The previous blog looked at a journal article entitled: Effects of exercise on sleep in neurodegenerative disease, and focussed on its comments about sleep, exercise and Parkinson’s disease. This post looks at what the article has to say about exercise, sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.Continue reading “Exercise and sleep in Alzheimer’s”
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 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.