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Doing These? 8 Exercise Tips For Your Brain Health

Exercises improves blood flow to the brain. Helps your brain cells grow. Improves your immune system. Has “fasting” like health benefits, and helps improve your mental health.

No doubt about it, physical exercise is a winner for your brain health.

But are there brain protecting benefits and if so what’s the right exercises to help you support brain health for life?  

In this article we cover:

  • What we’ve learned about the brain and how it changes
  • The brain changing benefits of exercises
  • Lesson from 454 beautiful brains
  • Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment, does physical exercise help improve your brain function?
  • 8 exercise tips for your brain health
  • A little bit of ‘Extra Assistance’ is needed to cut your risk of Alzheimer’s (study finds)
  • What you can do for Memory Health For Life

Are You Missing the Brain Health Benefits By Not Exercising Right?

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It’s superannuation ad that compares two workers super funds.

One worker invests with a super fund the other invests in an “standard” super program. 

The proposed difference between the two is $100,000s across a person’s lifetime.… .. Click here to read the rest

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Allied Health Administration / Executive Assistant Role

Allied Health Administration / Executive Assistant Role in Brisbane is now OPEN for the right person.

Does this sound like you?

People Person Wanted. 

Loves Customer Service and is good with process.

Has an eye for improvement and opportunities.   

Occupational Therapy Brisbane is a growing Occupational Therapy private practice.

Health Administration Assistant Wanted

We offer specialist services to people who live with complex neurological conditions such as acquired brain injury, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and stroke. 

We’d love to connect a highly motivated person who is a wizard in Health Administration and  or Executive Assistant tasks and is looking for work from home opportunity. 

The right applicant must have excellent communication and organisational skills to best support our professional staff and meet the needs of our clients. 

This is for a Casual position developing into Permanent Part time for successful applicant

The role requires provision of administrative services for Occupational Therapy Brisbane with duties including:

  • Scheduling and managing client appointments
  • Managing referral and client database
  • Managing NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) paperwork and online portal
  • Preparing quotes and service agreements for professional services
  • Answering phones
  • Managing client paperwork and referrals
  • Preparing communications for Doctors, health professionals etc.
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Simple Home Modification Tips: Should I Widen My Doorways

Simple Home Modification Tips: Should I Widen My Doorways (what to consider)

 

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Memory Health In May Win 15 Awesome Books To Improve Your Memory Health

Win 15 Awesome Books To Improve Your Memory Health

Boost Your Memory Health In May.

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What To Do When LIFE Gets In The Way Of My Memory Health Exercises

What To Do When LIFE Gets In The Way Of My Memory Health Exercises?

The video covers what to do when life gets in the way of your memory health programs.

Here’s a quick summary of what the video covers:

  • Where to start when you efforts are torpedoed by the unexpected that Life throws up to you
  • What to default back to for your memory health program
  • What to watch out for which can derail your efforts
  • One key thing that many people lack to really nudge their efforts back into action
  • Watch out for the overwhelm triggers

 

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To help get you started and in the spirit of Memory Health Mastery In May we’ve put together this list of 15 Best Books For Memory Health Mastery. You can enter here

 

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15 Best Books For Memory Health Mastery

Win these 15 Best Books For Memory Health Mastery

15 Best Books For Memory Health Mastery

If there was a dollar for every time we present and someone asks, “Is there anything you’d recommend reading?”, we’d be enjoying a few more holiday’s and team dinners.

Behind this question is a reflection of where the person is at. Likely ,

  • wanting more information to make better choices,
  • wanting clarity admist all the noise,
  • wanting a reference when they get stuck,
  • wanting to take control of their memory health destiny and are starting down this path.

We’re proud to announce:

The Great Memory Health Book Give Away

Win 15 Best Books For Memory Health Mastery

There is no doubt a clear case to involve the right people with the right skills to help you with your specific problems but for many they want to explore and discover what fits their life, their perspective. Having a handy library of go to books maybe the right step.

So to help get you started and in the spirit of Memory Health Mastery In May we’ve put together this list of 15 Best Books For Memory Health Mastery.… .. Click here to read the rest

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Does Exercise Help Your Stroke Recovery?

Does Exercise Help Your Stroke Recovery?

Being consistent with exercise may not always prevent a stroke but instead appears to predict  you how well you’ll likely recover from a stroke. On the flip side, being in active appears to contribute to poor outcomes such as more disability after a stroke.

The journal, Neurology, published the latest findings of research completed by a Harvard University team. Led by study author Dr. Pamela Rist,  found those who exercised ‘vigorously’ three times a week or more prior to a stroke were more likely to be more independent after the stroke compared to those who were inactive.

The researchers followed more than 18,000 people who were initially stroke-free for an average of 12 years. In answering Does Exercise Help Your Stroke Recovery? the key features and findings of the study were:

  • Participants were interviewed regularly about their ability to do basic activities of daily living, height, weight and level of physical activity
  • Vigorous physical activity was defined as  sports, heavy housework or a job that required physical effort.
  • 1,374 of the participants had a stroke and survived and
  • 479 people had a stroke and died before the next round of interviews.
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Primary Progressive Aphasia: How new research is building communication bridges for people with rare form of dementia

Primary Progressive Aphasia

Love, anger, warmth, soothe, connect:  words and your ability to chain them into an expression of self is a skill many of us take for granted. When this ability changes, declines and is lost, the ability to connect with others, to describe and be in the word is dramatically changed.  This is the case for people living with PPA or Primary Progressive Aphasia.

The results of a pilot program published in the Journal of Communication Disorders on April, 2017, demonstrates how group intervention for PPA patients and their caregivers is having a positive effect.

According to Dr.Regina Jokel, a speech pathologist, language rehabilitation has made progress in managing the disorder, but there have been limited PPA treatment options to date.  A 10 week program covers aspects of

  • Language activities,
  • Learning communication strategies and
  • Counseling and education

So, What is Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is neuro degenerative a language disorder. It is distinct and separate to aphasia experience in people after a stroke, brain tumour or trauma. There is a deterioration in brain tissue responsible for speech and language.  … .. Click here to read the rest

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After A Neurological Event How Can You Improve Executive Function?

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How Can You Improve Executive Function After A Neurological Event?

After a neurological event such as an ABI what are some strategies to improve executive function? Be it to assist with achieving tasks at home or in the workplace?

What Are Executive Functions?

Executive functions are a cluster of higher level cognitive skills which are believed to be mediated by the front lobes. According to Perna et al (2012) executive dysfunction is quite common following an acquired brain injury.  People with executive dysfunction may commonly experience deficits with:

  • Insight, awareness, self awareness
  • initiation and social pragmatics,
  • higher-order thinking,
  • judgment,  planning
  • reasoning and problem solving (Lezak, 1995)

It’s likely executive dysfunction may have a direct impact on a person’s ability to complete instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) such as work, leisure,  budgeting and driving for example.  These tasks involve multiple sequences, are dynamic, non linear and may require various cognitive skills to be successfully completed.

Evidence To Improve Executive Function

Cicerone et al.(2000) reviewed 14 studies which were focused on executive function and problem solving. The recommendation arising form this review was,

training of formal problem-solving strategies and their application to everyday situations and functional activities

Within the acute and rehabilitation environments commonly a therapy focus is on improving other cognitive functions which impair activities of daily living (ADL).… .. Click here to read the rest

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Dance for Parkinson’s Disease

Dance for Parkinson's Disease

How Dance For Parkinson’s Disease Can Help You?

Do you experience PD symptoms such as struggling with movement, getting in and out of bed, or  frustrated by your speech changes.  Dance For Parkinson’s Disease is a program which was first established about 15 years ago in Brooklyn and is helping people with their PD symptoms. As one participant says about the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program

…something about the music and movement together that seems to help at a different level. … I come out of the class feeling energized and relaxed, all at the same time, and ready to move.

What’s exciting today it’s being applied across the U.S.A as well as 16 other countries and it’s starting to gain traction here in Australia as well.

The Stanford Neuroscience Health Center stared offering this this program and people with PD are reporting their experience as

  • not just about the physical, there is a psychological boost as well
  • there is a sense of personal exploration as people achieve what they thought was not possible
  • sense of restoration as a person connects with joy and a new self image

The Evidence for Dance for Parkinson’s Disease

The early days of the Dance for Parkinson’s Disease program where met with appreciable skepticism. … .. Click here to read the rest

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