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Sharper Mind, Brighter Future: Simple Steps to Boost Brain Health

Sharper Mind, Brighter Future: Simple Steps to Boost Brain Health

Forget "getting old" - it's all about living life to the fullest with a sharp, healthy mind! This episode dives into the science of brain health and empowers you with actionable steps to keep your memory strong and independent for years to come.

Your brain thrives on what you give it:

  • Brain-Boosting Bites: Discover how a balanced, nutrient-rich diet can protect your brain and reduce inflammation.
  • The Power of Sleep: Learn how quality sleep is essential for cognitive function and memory consolidation.
  • Move Your Body, Sharpen Your Mind: Explore the benefits of exercise for brain health and discover ways to stay active and engaged.
  • Social Connection is Key: Uncover the importance of social interaction in protecting your cognitive well-being.

Did you know? Up to 40-60% of dementia cases may be preventable through lifestyle changes!

Join us as we explore these powerful brain health strategies. By incorporating these actionable tips into your daily routine, you can invest in a sharper mind and a brighter cognitive future.

I go in to greater detail with my guest, Dr. Mitch Clionsky. He is the co-author of the book, Dementia Prevention - Using Your Head To Save Your Brain. (link to Good Reads)

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(0:5:54) - What memory issues should jolt us to seek medical testing
(0:8:49) - Symptoms and self-ratings do not predict actual cognitive test scores  
(0:12:18) - Become a prevention warrior, not a dementia worrier
(0:14:13) - 40-60% of dementia cases may be preventable through lifestyle changes
(0:16:57) - Dementia prevention requires a combination of up to 25 different factors
(0:20:25) - Overview of the dementia protection checklist categories
(0:23:1) - The importance of treating sleep apnea for brain health
(0:27:15) - Alzheimer's drug trials do not account for likelihood of sleep apnea  
(0:32:21) - Hearing loss impacts brain structure and function
(0:37:6) - Retirement planning should include meaningful cognitive engagement


Related episodes:

Journey to Brain Health, Wellness & Joy in Memory Care

Thriving Through Habits: Secrets to Better Brain Health and Life


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