Tag Archives: executive-functions

Bilingualism Delays Dementia By 4.5 Years

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Being bilingual protects against dementia, delaying its onset. A new study shows that this is true for all types of dementia and interestingly, whether you can read or not. Speaking a second language is what matters and not so much your level of education. Continue reading

Brain Training to Fight Chemo Fog

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Did you know that up to 75% of cancer survivors report mental fogginess? There is even a term for it: “chemo brain”.  Brain training may be one way to regain sharpness. In a recent study, a group of breast cancer survivors saw their cognitive flexibility, word finding and processing speed improve after training their brain 4 times a week for 12 weeks. Continue reading

Lifelong Exercise Boosts Memory at 50

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Physical exercise is key to fight many health problems, such as cardiovascular diseases. In the recent years it has also been shown to help fight against cognitive decline. A new study shows that lifelong exercise, starting as early as 11, contributes to better mental functions in mid-adulthood. Continue reading