When we think of health and wellness most of us think of our bodies – our physical health but not cognitive health. The way our brains function is not something that is necessarily present in most of our fitness and health routines. Yet, cognitive function plays such an important role in our overall longevity.
Dr. Andrea Wilkinson has a PhD in Psychology, with a specialisation in Cognitive Ageing. She has been researching brain health and cognitive maintenance for over 15 years. Dr. Andrea is the founder and CEO of BrainShape.ca and host of the BrainShape Podcast –a weekly show about the latest brain health research + interviews with experts in the field of health and ageing.
She joined me recently to discuss how stress impacts our cognitive function and what we can do to improve it.