ABOUT BLOG PODCAST PROGRAMMES FREE BRAIN HEALTH GUIDE Login

How menopause changes a woman’s brain

From hot flushes to low mood to insomnia to forgetfulness, many of the foreign feelings that women experiences during menopause are caused by changes happening inside the brain. Today, I breakdown the different brain symptoms of menopause, why they put women at higher risk of dementia, and what can be done to do mitigate this risk. 

read more...

Brain-Healthy Exercise for Midlife Women

Exercise causes physical changes to your brain that invigorate thinking, reasoning, memory and mood.  Your brain receives positive benefits every time you put on your trainers and move away from the sofa. In this episode, I breakdown how exercise keeps the brain young and what exercises women should be doing before and after menopause to enhance their well-being and safeguard against future dementia.

read more...

Is it inevitable you’re going to get dementia?

Is the memory loss and mental decline of dementia an inevitable part of getting older Let’s look at what healthy ageing looks like and compare it to the mental decline and memory loss caused by dementia.

Many of us get more forgetful as we get older. Most people need a bit longer to remember things, get distracted more easily or struggle to do some tasks as well as they used to. This may become more noticeable when we reach middle age, during our 40s, 50 and 60s.  These changes...

read more...

‘The Alzheimer’s Antidote’ with Amy Berger

People are being diagnosed younger and younger with Alzheimer’s disease. Even if you don’t show any Alzheimer’s symptoms, the silent brain signs can already be in place as early as your thirties or forties. Currently, we don’t have a meaningful treatment for a disease that affects someone worldwide every three seconds. So what can we do to deal with this Alzheimer’s epidemic? Today, I talk to certified nutrition specialist, Amy Berger, about how fuelling the...

read more...

Genes don’t determine your brain health

The way you live your life can actually change your genetic makeup. Rather than having a set genetic blueprint, our genes can switched on or off at different stages of our life. The field of epigenetics is showing that although our genes themselves are fixed, genetic expression is not. It is malleable and and heavily influenced by our environment and lifestyle choices we make.

It is this expression, the switching off and on of genes, that gets ‘read’ by cells in the body. This...

read more...

How to stop your brain from shrinking

Your brain starts to shrink as early as your 30s. Even if you seem perfectly healthy, you may be losing as much as 0.4% of your brain or about several million brain cells every year. The rate at which your brain gets smaller increases with age and is a major factor in early mental decline.

Brain shrinkage doesn’t happen to all areas of the brain at once. Some areas shrink more and faster than others, and brain shrinkage is likely to get more severe as you get older.

...

read more...

The benefits of swimming for your brain

We’ve long known that swimming is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that strengthens your heart and circulatory system. But it also really benefits your brain and mental health. It helps the brain to release mood-boosting brain chemicals. repair damage to brain cells and grow brain cells.

Your brain is where your thoughts and emotions live, and a healthy brain contributes greatly to good mental health. Swimming can help lower anxiety and depression. It provides extra benefits for...

read more...

Why Women Are More Likely To Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Why are women twice as likely as men to develop Alzheimer’s disease? I discuss some important differences in the way women's brains age and how this increases their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not that a female brain is fundamentally different to a male brain. But there are some really important differences in the way a female brain responds to hormonal changes at different stages of life that drives brain ageing in women, significantly increasing their...

read more...

Why Sleep Predicts and Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

 Sleep offers new hope for both predicting and preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep quality deteriorates as we get older. And this is linked to a decline in memory. But in people living with Alzheimer’s disease, the disruption of sleep is far worse, and sleep disturbances start many years before the onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms. This could mean that sleep problems are actually an early warning sign of this disease.

Recent research has gone a step further and shown...

read more...

How To Prevent Dementia

Do you forget why you went upstairs? Fail to put a name to a familiar face? We’ve all done it. And, as we get older, we often worry that these small memory mistakes will lead to dementia.  Today I share why dementia is NOT an inevitable part of ageing and how to change your lifestyle to prevent the symptoms of dementia from appearing/

read more...
Close

Get

BETTER BRAIN, BETTER YOU

Straight To Your Inbox

We'll never give your information to anybody and we'll only send you content that you want, when you want it.