Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the medical name for memory problems that exceed the “normal forgetfulness of aging” but are less than associated with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. If you have received a diagnosis of MCI, you are at risk for continued significant cognitive decline. Each year about 10–15% of persons with MCI receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, as compared to 1–3% of all older adults. Read MoreRead More
“Gathering again is going to be complicated and possibly uncomfortable. Naming the elephant in the room is the most powerful tool we have. We need to make the implicit explicit. Even if the elephant is just awkwardness, naming what’s happening and making it explicit allows everybody to take a breath.” ~Priya Parker, author, The Art of Gathering and guest on the Dare to Lead podcast with Brené Brown
If there was a prescription with the following benefits, would you want it?
- Strengthens your immune system
- Challenges you intellectually
- Sharpens your memory
- Helps you heal more quickly from illness and injury
- Boosts your mood
- Motivates you to engage in physical activity, social and creative engagement, and eating well
- Provides a space for tears and laughter
While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with challenges, it has also taught us lessons. Likely, you have tapped into your emotional reserves and discovered how resilient you are during this time.
Brain health, of which mental health is an essential component, has been at the forefront of many conversations with family, friends, and colleagues during the pandemic. We have all experienced varying levels of uncertainty, stress, anxiety, and grief during this time. Our brain health has helped us manage and process these emotions as well as exercise resilience.Read More