How much do I love my mind? Has anyone else ever asked that question?
My Invitation to You
My name is Mary Ann and I am the journeying type.
In fact, I can’t remember a single year in my sixty-seven years
that I wasn’t traveling somewhere, either literally or figuratively.
Now I’m embarking on what I’m certain is the most compelling journey of my life…
keeping my mind bright for life.
Six Million Americans…
Six million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease and “…one in three seniors dies from some form of dementia…” Both my parents have suffered from dementia. My father very recently passed away with Alzheimer’s disease and my mother suffers from vascular dementia that has left her confused about what happened five minutes ago or yesterday. Granted, they were in their eighties when dementia developed, and at that point their odds were 50-50.
But I want to live to that age or beyond with my neural networks still as beautifully ordered as the fronds of this fern. No, that’s not a crazy idea. Dozens of highly credentialed brain scientists and functional medicine practitioners will tell you that it’s already happening.
I’ve invited myself, and I invite you to embark on a DIY dementia-prevention journey based on thirty years of research by neuroscientist Dr. Dale Bredesen, the author of The End of Alzheimer’s. My goal is to be one of the 38 million baby boomers who retain a bright mind for life and not one of the 28 million who are projected to get Alzheimer’s by 2050.
What is Bright Mind for Life?
This website is devoted to anyone who fervently desires to maintain a clear and bright mind for all their days and are willing to take action to maximize the odds of success.
I plan to share the research that guides my action plans, the dementia-prevention steps I take, my learnings and refinements along the way, and the results I get. I’ve become admittedly obsessed with learning all I can about dementia-prevention and look forward to having conversations with fellow travelers on a wide variety of topics like:
- What are Your Dementia Odds?
- Hype or Hope Research
- How we Got Here
- To Embark or Not To Embark
- Ten Inspiring Destinations
- Lifestyle Options or Necessities?
- Find your Mountain Climber’s Motivation
- Bredesen’s Simple Guide to Dementia-prevention Eating