Brain health

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week: 11th - 17th March 2019

Take some time this week to learn more about your brain and how to take care of it. Each day, Desiree Dickerson will be releasing a new video relating to brain health. Click here to view her website.

Monday:
https://youtu.be/aHECY5w7dEE
Welcome to Day 1 of Brain Awareness Week 2019! Today Dr Desiree Dickerson will talk about your brain’s ability to change and grow and adapt.
Each day this week, Desiree will be bringing you science-based strategies to improve your brain health and cognitive performance. Make sure to tune in and check them all out!

Tuesday:
https://youtu.be/gxxSaeGLel0
Welcome to Day 2 of Brain Awareness Week 2019. Today we’ll talk about the need to challenge our brains and keep them healthy and resilient through constant learning.
Tomorrow Desiree will bring you another science-based lifestyle strategy to improve your brain health and cognitive performance. Be sure to tune in and check it out!

Wednesday:
https://youtu.be/Ssy_7YL7b84
It’s Day 3 of Brain Awareness Week 2019! Today we look at the essential role of sleep in nurturing neural connections, maintaining peak cognitive performance, and for reducing risks of dementia.
Keep following us each day this week as we talk about various strategies for helping you to stay mentally sharp and create a healthy resilient brain.

Thursday:
https://youtu.be/LW8NOfkrJps
Today is Day 4 of Brain Awareness Week 2019 and we’re talking about the impacts of exercise on your memory, attention, and long-term brain health.
Stay tuned! Tomorrow we talk more about simple lifestyle strategies for helping you to stay mentally sharp and create a healthy resilient brain.

Friday: Stress

https://youtu.be/ivCNN74MjS4

Today is Day 5 of Brain Awareness Week and we’re looking at stress – in all its forms – the helpful and the harmful!

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for yet another brain healthy strategy to help keep you mentally sharp and your brain resilient to life’s challenges.

Saturday: Socialising

https://youtu.be/uojWKlbKvZg

This is Day 6 of Brain Awareness Week 2019 and this may be my favourite tip of all…. check it out!

Tomorrow is the last day of Brain Awareness Week – so don’t forget to tune in!

Sunday: Nostalgia

https://youtu.be/jU-aNLEfmjw

Welcome to Day 7, the final day of Brain Awareness Week 2019. Today is a feel-good note to end on – the power of reminiscing and nostalgia!

Thank you for following us here for Brain Awareness Week. It has been a pleasure.

Remember that your brain feeds off what it is exposed to – so nourish it with learning, plenty of new and novel experiences, good quality sleep and lots of hearty exercise! Take care!


Brain Health information

Desiree Dickerson is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist who is an expert on Brain Health. For more information about her upcoming events, or to subscribe to her 5-day email course "5 ways to stay mentally sharp and build a resilient brain" go to her website: desireedickerson.com.

Desiree recently spoke with Ellen Jackson on her Podcast Potential Pyschology about 'Ageing Smart'. Click here to listen to the podcast.


Professor Yoram Barak is currently working as a Consultant Psychogeriatrician at Dunedin Public Hospital and is the author of "Preventing Alzheimer's Disease", The following presentation presents a synthesis of recent research into protective factors that may help reduce the risk of dementia.
Mixed Brain Maintenance by Prof Yoram Barak, MD, MHA  [view PDF format]

Click - Further Information on Reducing the Risk