Continue to track
your brain health.

You keep an eye on your weight and blood pressure. Your brain health is just as important. With Cogniciti's Online Brain Health Assessment you can easily track your memory, attention, and executive function. We recommend repeating the assessment every 6 to 12 months.

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Eat right.

Baycrest's leading nutrition expert has published a book on the science of nutrition and brain health called "Mindfull". It's a great read for everyone and includes recipes from Canada's leading chefs.

Click here for more information on "Mindfull"
Click here to watch a free video on "Nutrition and the Brain" featuring the author of "Mindfull"
 

Exercise.

Science has shown a close link between regular exercise and brain health.  The Ontario Brain Institute released a report on exercise and Alzheimer's based on a review of major research studies.  Their conclusion is both startling and important: "In older adults without Alzheimer's disease those who were very physically active were almost 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who were inactive." Walking, swimming and dancing are great alternatives if your tennis and running days are behind you. If you're not able to walk or swim there is a great video series called "Stronger Seniors". This series has been designed by Anne Pringle Burnell, a certified instructor and faculty provider with the American Council on Exercise and the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America.

Click here for a copy of the Ontario Brain Institute report on exercise and Alzheimer's
Click here to watch a free 8-minute segment of the Stronger Seniors video
Click here to check out all of Anne's products

De-Stress.

Science has shown that better managing the stress in our lives will help sharpen our memories and improve our sleep and overall health.  Here are videos from respected healthcare professionals that you can view for free.

  • The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress" by Dr. Mike Evans.
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/embed/I6402QJp52M
  • Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation - Part 1 of 4 - Introduction
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    https://www.youtube.com/embed/phXYcp4ywu8
  • Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation - Part 2 of 4 - Introduction
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    https://www.youtube.com/embed/28lARV5zYXA
  • Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation - Part 3 of 4 - Introduction
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    https://www.youtube.com/embed/-izimqLkod8
  • Exercises for Stress Reduction & Deep Relaxation - Part 4 of 4 - Introduction
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    https://www.youtube.com/embed/oj9kLb5gTYg

Take a workshop.

If you live in or near Toronto here is a terrific program that will help you remember the things that are important to you. The Memory and Aging Program at Baycrest Health Sciences is a five-week group workshop that provides education about how memory normally changes with age, support for adopting a memory-healthy lifestyle, and training in evidence-based memory aids and strategies.

Program cost: $140 including the workbook.
Program length: Two-hour sessions running one-per-week across 5 weeks.
For more information or to register, visit www.baycrest.org/memory

Learn more about
brain health.

Check out these books and videos on brain health.

  • The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness

    A well researched guide to the world of brain training.

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  • The Memory Bible
    by Gary Small

    Clear steps for improving your memory from a world renowned expert.

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  • Age Related Memory Changes - Part 1

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  • Age Related Memory Changes Part 2

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  • Alzheimer's Disease
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Autism
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Causes of Memory Loss
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Consciousness
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Depression
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Disordered Brain
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Distraction Friend Or Foe
     

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  • Fear and Anxiety
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Flash Freezing The Memory Meltdown

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  • Memory Storage
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Multiple Sclerosis
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Negative Emotions:
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Pain
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Parkinson's Disease
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Post-Traumatic Stress
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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  • Schizophrenia
     

    Charlie Rose "Brain Series"

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