Doggies for Dementia-Experts Dig in with Doggies for Dementia with
Expert Ron Nevelow
5 Top Ways to Love Your Brain
Welcome to Experts Dig in with Doggies for Dementia with our special guest Ron Nevelow, co-founder of Inspire Senior Care, a mental health clinic. He specializes in care of those in long term care. Ron works with clients to help them achieve optimal brain use. In other words, he helps those who are already diagnosed with dementia, those with Mild Cognitive Impairment and those who have no signs of cognitive problems all be at their best.
Do You Know How to Take Care of Your Brain?
I really enjoyed this chat with Ron Nevelow about Brain Health and the top 5 ways you can boost your brain power. He has a lot to teach all of us including me! Read more about Ron and the great things they do at Inspire Senior Care below.
Some of Ron’s clients are diagnosed with cognitive decline and dementia, while others want to avoid any kind of a decline. So many of us look forward to older age to do those creative things we put off for decades, learn to do new things, travel, enjoy our families, read books that have been sitting on the shelve for years… We all want to be at our best. There are things we can do early on to prevent, although if you are already having problems, it’s not too late to keep things from getting worse. I had clients who actually improved during the time I saw them. The testing, waiting and worrying made it more difficult for them to be their best. They thought that was their best. For many who then learned to adapt, took good care of themselves and followed some of Ron’s suggestions actually saw their memory and ADLs improve. This is AMAZING and LIFE CHANGING! The consequences of not taking care of all of your body including your brain are dire.
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. It’s characterized by problems with memory, language, thinking or judgment. When I worked in neurology, I always looked for how much the mental difficulties effected one’s abilities to do the normal daily functions. People with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) do not necessarily go on to develop dementia. Ron shows them how to maintain their current abilities AND even improve! See below for further discussion about MCI.
Dementia is a HUGE health crisis and even worse with the current isolation and loneliness many of us experience during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- What happens to our brain if we become anxious, lonely, isolated and depressed?
- Do all people with dementia get worse and worse rapidly?
- Why should we care about early diagnosis of dementia? Does it really matter?
These are IMPORTANT questions!! Ron Nevelow answers these questions in the video below! Ron is a licensed clinical social worker, dementia specialist and co-founder of Inspire Senior Care, a mental health program. Inspire Senior Care is a leading provider of senior brain health and mental health support services. They provide services to Seniors living in communities across the United States. Their goal is to help Seniors in need, which is most certainly going to be even MORE IMPORTANT than ever. Their clinicians work with Senior Living communities and families of Seniors to ensure proper care of our clients and their brain health. Their team and technology help treat the emotional, cognitive, relational and motor health needs of each resident and decrease their risk of further decline.