More content by Sarah E. West, Ph.D.
Work That Brain! 6 Tips to Keep Your Mind Sharp
H5>Just like your body, the brain needs exercise to stay in shape. As we kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month, a neuropsychologist from Bancroft NeuroRehab shares practical tips to stay mentally fit at any age. We’ve all been there. Forgetting a name or a word that was just on the tip of our tongue. Losing our keys - or forgetting what we were just going to do. Life gets busy, and most of us have neverending to-do lists. It’s understandable that we might forget a thing or two.
What’s Good for Your Heart is Good for Your Brain
The brain and the heart. We don’t always think of them as being closely related. One allows us to think, experience emotions, form memories and control and coordinate our movements; the things that make us human. The other helps pump blood through our bodies, fueling important muscle and tissue. But while these two vital organs have very separate functions, they are inextricably linked - and when something negatively affects the heart, its next stop could be your brain.
Concussion: What Every Parent Should Know
It’s fall - and back to the gridiron (or ice rink, or soccer field) for young athletes throughout the region. And while this is always an exciting time of year - it’s also prime time to talk about concussion. Heightened media attention in recent years has led to greater awareness about this common form of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) -- as well as to greater concern among parents, coaches and youth athletic leagues.