To Go Cogno is to learn the latest breakthroughs in brain health and take steps to protect your cognition.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, what’s happening in your brain right now can be frightening and mysterious.
But not a complete mystery. For all we don’t know about the causes of MCI or dementia, we know a great deal about what’s good for our brain and what we can do to protect it.
When you educate yourself about these things and incorporate them into your life, you give yourself a fighting chance to slow the decline of your mind.
Most of it is basic, low-tech stuff. It’s about understanding that to save your brain, you start with your heart. It’s about “knowing your numbers.” It’s about eating the right foods, and getting enough exercise and a good night’s sleep, and keeping your mind challenged. It’s about staying socially active and spiritually replenished.
As you prepare to start down that path, there are a few important things you should understand about this site, its mission and its promise. They are as follows:
No gimmicks. No false hopes. No miracle cures. Only a warning to beware of such things, and to keep your hand over your wallet when you see them coming.
No over-promising. Some people diagnosed with MCI are able to halt their memory loss, or even reverse it. That is not the promise this site offers you. Many people don’t get those results. However, if you do the right things and take good care of your brain, you can increase the odds of slowing your cognitive decline and extending your quality of life.
No hyperventilating over the latest thing. When something is new and shiny, that’s because it hasn’t been tested rigorously yet. As promising new approaches emerge, this site will acknowledge them and keep an eye on them. But it will not steer you toward the unproven at the expense of what’s been shown to deliver real results.
Backed solidly by science. When scientists analyze an approach, they look at three things. How many studies have been done? How consistent are the results? How strong is the benefit? The Go Cogno Pathway is built on methods that pass that three-way test.
A balanced, whole-person approach. Exercise and nutrition are super important, but so are the psychological and emotional aspects of brain health, and you need to attend to them, too.
Free is good. This site offers you as many free resources as possible.
This site is for informational purposes only. It’s an educational resource where you can learn more about lifestyle choices that can have an impact on brain health. It is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Learn as much as you can, and do what makes sense to you, but do it in partnership with your primary care physician and your medical specialist. Talk to them about everything you’re doing or considering, so that they know, and you know, that it’s consistent with your treatment plan and moving you toward the best possible outcome.
That’s it. That’s what this site stands for. If you’re ready to start on the Go Cogno Pathway To Better Brain Health, here’s where your journey begins.