Book Review: The XX Brain

I purchased this book, The XX Brain, by Lisa Morconi, PhD on the recommendation of a number of the “brain” doctors I follow. The “XX” part of the title represents the XX chromosomes of women. So yes, this book provides women with a plan for alleviating brain risks specially females as we age. But my real interest came from its […]

World Alzheimer’s Day – Sep 21st

Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that causes a gradual, progressive and degenerative loss of one’s ability to remember, think, reason, judge, orient, and speak.  Alzheimer’s disease is only one type of dementia.  Dementia is a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. Dementia is not a normal part of aging.  Howard Gruetzner, author of Alzheimer’s, a patient with Alzheimer’s will […]

Mental Health Awareness Week

Canada, let’s #GetLoud for mental health! “Getting loud” means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that often accompanies mental illness. It means taking action and using your voice to raise awareness and build support.  Educate yourself.  Make wiser environmental and lifestyle choices to minimize the negative influence on your mental health. This week marks CMHA’s 65th annual Mental Health […]