This week was my birthday and as often happens when we complete another lap around the sun, I took time to reflect. …


How I Learned to Lean Into Fear & Escape the Curse of Mediocrity

When it comes to hitting goals — like reducing our risk for Alzheimer’s — perseverance is key! While it would be lovely for everything to fall right into place right away, that’s usually not the way things go. If you are anything like me, reaching goals is usually preceded by…


The Enduring Bliss of Beginner’s Mind

It was the photo that sent me over the edge. I hadn’t seen my cousin in three years and when she posted a picture of her kids walking down the airport terminal, I cracked. They were just so big. Basically adults. …


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Over the past five years, I have seen more commercials for Prevagen than I can count. You know, it’s the pill that is touted as the “number one pharmacist recommended memory support”. …


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Stavanger is one of Norway’s oldest cities. The first time I visited, I wandered into the city center and marveled at the cobblestone streets, quaint shops, and beautiful people. The sky was steely grey and tendrils of cold, humid sea air whipped across the harbor as I hunted for a…


Studies show type 2 diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s — the most common form of dementia — by 56%. In fact, type 2 diabetes raises the risk of developing all types of dementia. …


How moving beyond willpower empowers you to become your best self

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Habits shape who we are and we can use them to be the people we want to be.

For those of us who are passionate about dementia risk reduction, habits matter a lot. …


Harnessing the power of neuroplasticity and neurogenesis

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We used to believe that you’re born with all the brain cells you will ever have…but we were wrong. It turns out that we can create new brain cells and new connections between brain cells throughout our entire lifetime. We do this through two processes: neurogenesis and neuroplasticity.

Neurogenesis

Neurogenesis is…


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Last year I found myself at a crossroads. One road led down the same path I had been trudging along for years. It was paved with good intentions, lots of rules, and looped endlessly back on itself. No drinking during the week…except for tonight. No more wine…after this glass. …


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Up at my dad’s house in the mountains of New Mexico is an apple tree unlike any that you’ve ever seen before.

It’s branches come from a dozen different heirloom apple trees, each one carefully grafted on many years ago. It lives on the side of the house, basking in…

Tamara Claunch

Lifestyle Health & Wellness Coach helping people break free from Alzheimer’s & create joy, balance, and whole-person wellbeing in daily life.

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