For Optimal Aging
After all of the blogs I have written over the years, and all the people clamoring for a book, I thought it was time to actually write. Since this is my first book, I would love for you to be a part of the experience. If that is something that appeals to you, hit the Contact Pat button and
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Below is the introductory article to give you an idea of the flavor of the book!
Title: Too Old to Change Your Brain?
Subtitle: Experience the joys of longevity with a younger, sharper brain
It was a subtle change. A missed word, a lost name, a tip-of-the-tongue, and I was freaking out. What was happening to me? The kicker was when I forgot a word in the middle of a presentation, which I had done ten times before. Sweat was rolling down my back, and many, many eyes were staring at me as I tried to talk around the word I forgot. That became a life-long memory and overshadowed every presentation I did from then on.
Lord have mercy! Was I in trouble? Was I experiencing the onset of dementia?
Not content to sit in my fear, I started researching the workings of the aging brain. It was a bittersweet discovery that my brain was aging, and I was losing my quick-minded functioning. It turned out that this was a normal aging change. I was not on the slippery slope to dementia. The moment that I discovered I could reverse these aging changes felt like a life-saving event to me.
The aging process is tough, and there are so many changes that we don’t feel like we have any control over. This undermined my confidence in all aspects of my life. I was feeling vulnerable about what was happening to me and that it would diminish everything I thought I was.
Then by chance, I was at a Conference on Aging, and I looked across the exhibition hall and saw a booth about Brain Fitness. The little that I learned that day – rocked my world! I still had control and I could change my brain! The years that followed were filled with learning all the nuances of the aging brain and how to prevent dementia. I knew that if I was worried about getting Alzheimer’s disease, many more people my age were probably worried too.
This brain journey I have been traveling has resulted in a personal pledge to teach other boomers that it is not too late to change our brains. There is no secret sauce or magic pill that can turn back the time to our younger brains. Even though all this brain change is possible and valuable, it takes understanding why and how all this happens. Then it takes determination in making the required lifestyle changes to alter the state of our brain.
Does that sound like too much work for you? Look at your alternatives – you can live longer with a high-functioning brain, with a high-functioning life, or you can succumb to a long life of resignation to the aging changes that just keep happening. Longevity is a blessing if you are healthy in your body, mind, and spirit. Should you choose to take the aging hits as they happen – you become the old person you never wanted to be.
That is where this book can be your longevity guide. It captures the why and the how of aging changes and turns them into your starting point for making critical updates in your brain. Having knowledge, strategies, and tools is necessary to change your brain and life. Knowing how to use them and committing to the process of change are your keys to successful aging. Too good to be true? Only you can decide!
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March 2023 Newsletter
First off, I want to apologize for my inconsistencies in getting my newsletter/blogs off to you in a timely manner. I have long Covid, and it is kicking my butt. That was mentioned in the last newsletter, I know. The brain fog has been outrageously difficult to navigate through. Ideas for new blogs are outside of my reach right now. There has never been a time when I have struggled this much to write. Over the past couple of weeks, I have also discovered that I have residual lung involvement from Covid. I am going to doctors, getting image studies, trying different medications, and have gotten little relief. It is frustrating and disheartening. But I still want to send you the best information on brain aging and brain health.
My blogs for this newsletter focus on longevity. I am a leading age boomer and I find that life has changed a lot since I got past my 70th birthday. There is a lot of acceptance and action that needs to take place to keep up with aging changes in the brain and body. I hope you enjoy these blogs.
There is so much research being released right now about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and brain health. And the impact of risk factors on the possibility of developing dementia is starting to get attention. My blog last month did focus on risk factors, and I have developed a presentation and complete series on the risk factors of bad habits, chronic diseases, and our inevitable aging process. It has been enlightening and scary. I can deliver remote presentations, the Brain Health and Wellness Series, and of course, follow-up coaching so that you can maximize your brain function as you get older. Contact me through my email: email@example.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can schedule a call to talk.
Finally, it is not too late to register for free classes on many different aspects and practices for a healthy brain. The Virtual Brain Health Center has opened its offerings of different brain health practices from the best of the best industry leaders during Brain Awareness Week. It runs from March 13 – 19. This is a global event. Although it is free, you must register for the classes you which to attend. Go to – https://virtualbrainhealthcenter.com
Please stay well my friends.
Thank you for being part of my community,