Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

How we respond to any stressful trigger in our life is a reflection of our resilience and the power we have over our mind. Meditation – the practice of training our attention to induce a greater sense of calm – is a powerful skill to practice anywhere and anytime.

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your kids healthy. But are you doing everything to maximize their brain health?

You are only as old as your telomeres

You are only as old as your telomeres

Your biological age can speed up or slow down, depending on biological and environmental events in your life. But how can you tell how old you are, biologically?

is your immune system aging your memory

Is your immune system aging your memory? 5 ways to slow immune-aging

Immune-aging accelerates aging; it may also damage your brain. Dr. Sherman has 5 tips to help slow down the process.

Genetic Risk and Alzheimer’s Disease: Should You Worry?

Genetic Risk and Alzheimer’s Disease: Should You Worry?

Alzheimer’s Disease is now so common that almost all of us have experienced a family member slowly succumb to the condition. Could this also happen to you?

Three common myths about your brain

Three common myths about your brain

As we continue to learn more about its intricate operation with every passing day, we now know enough to dispel some of the most enduring myths. Here are three you may have heard:

brain fitness keep your memory sharp as you age

Brain fitness: keep your memory and cognition sharp as you age

To optimize your memory and thinking skills as you age, it’s important to exercise both your body and your brain. Studies suggest that engaging in mentally stimulating leisure activities during middle and late adulthood helps your brain build cognitive reserve, which acts as a buffer against the wear and tear of aging.

Your pathway to a better night’s sleep Treatment options for insomnia

Your pathway to a better night’s sleep: Treatment options for insomnia

Most adults will experience an episode of poor sleep at some point in life, which is often triggered by a stressor. For many adults, sleep difficulties naturally subside as the triggering circumstances resolve – but for others, this is the onset of insomnia.

concussion proof your brain

How to concussion-proof your brain

Playing sports is great for the body, but when care is taken to reduce the risk of concussion, it’s even better for the brain.

effects of stress on your brain

The effects of stress on your brain

Prolonged stress increases the risk of developing age-related cognitive decline including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Vascular dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease.