Hey there everyone...its been busy...really busy, in a great productive mind blowing kind of way.
I have been involved in a Parkinson's research project with the Movement Lab/Sports Science Institute at Stellenbosch University. I can honestly say that it is a extremely humbling and at the same time frightening.
The participants humour and positive attitude in adverse circumstances stops me right in my tracks every time I want to complain about some small irritation during my day...we complain way to much;), just a thought.
Something related to loss of cognitive function is a Ted Talk on Alzheimer's I came across a while back that was interesting and gave me pause for thought. We are so concerned about our psychical fitness and go to great lengths to achieve our desired outcome, so how many of us do so for our brains and hence our thought processes? Mmmm...not many I bet:))
We are living longer yet our cognitive abilities start declining as our bodies become fitter and fitter later into life...not so good.
The experts say learning something new is the key, reading books, learning a new language, an instrument, a new sport, learn to spin a top, juggle, remember it has to be NEW, keeping your tactile senses engaged, walking bare feet, smelling, experiencing that new thing, moment, sensation in life,...that's the thing that builds neuroplasticity.
Repetition lulls the brain and senses, do stuff...other than what you always do...go get them tiger:))))
The Ted Talk is facilitated by Lisa Gonova.