Your brain also needs friends to lean on!
Loving relationships and close friends keep your brain strong. Interacting with others in meaningful ways provides a buffer against the harmful effects of stress on your brain, and guards against depression and isolation, both precursors to dementia.
While anyone can experience a stroke at any age, women experience more stroke events than men and are less likely to recover. “BE FAST” is a checklist of 6 items to keep in mind when assessing whether you might be experiencing a stroke.
The depression-dementia relationship is complex and similar symptoms can make it difficult to tell the difference between depression and dementia. Adding to the complexity is the reality that women and men differ when it comes to depression. But there is hope.
The moment you find out someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia comes with a mixture of complex emotions. For caregivers the future is full of unknowns. Check out these tips to help you cope.
Sugar and salt are present in many of the foods that we eat as part of our everyday diets. Both play several essential roles in our health but they can also be damaging to our brain health when consumed in excess.
Women’s heart health – like women’s brain health – is under researched, under diagnosed and under treated. Heart disease symptoms may be different for women. Find out how, and discover what you can do to keep both your heart and your brain healthy.
The choices you make today will affect your future and have a big impact on your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, especially if you are a woman. Discover the habits that may be speeding up the decline of your brain.
As we live through uncertain times, we need to keep our level of stress down. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to keep our brain healthy. It’s simple - but may not be easy. Here are some tips to do it at home.