1. Strategic Brain Maintenance with Denise Medved: Ageless Grace's 10-Minute Solution Kim Hegwood 29:14

Cognitive Health Myths: “None of that is true, I discovered, after 7 or 8 years of research. At that time, they thought it was. But very shortly thereafter, Harvard did the first study that proved that cognitive function is not maintained by playing games. It’s not even maintained by just exercising your brain.”

Hello, listeners! Welcome back to “Life Happens with Kim Hegwood.” This is your go-to place for stories, insights, and a dash of humor as we navigate the multifaceted journey of life. We may not have all the answers, but we sure have a great time exploring the questions together.

On today’s episode, we have a truly inspiring guest, Denise Medved, the driving force behind Ageless Grace, a program that’s redefining the way we think about our brain health and physical well-being as we age. Denise brings a personal touch to our show, sharing how her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s sparked her deep dive into the powerful connection between the body and brain health.

Delving into the wonders of neuroplasticity, Denise will enlighten us about how our brains aren’t just static organs lodged in our skulls but are dynamic powerhouses that can reshape themselves through physical movement and engagement in various activities. It’s not just about the Sudoku puzzles, folks! We’re looking at how strategic planning, memory, recall, and physical exercises combine to keep our cognitive functions in tip-top shape.

Denise unpacks the essence of her Ageless Grace program, highlighting the importance of regular, short bursts of varied, brain-stimulating exercises – and the best part? They can be carried out comfortably while seated, at any age, and they’re fun since they’re done with music.

So, grab your headphones, and maybe even a chair if you want to try some movements while you listen. It’s time to tap into those neurons and chuckle along as we join Denise Medved in discovering the simple yet profound ways to keep our brains agile and robust no matter what life throws at us.

Alright, let’s get Moving—both body and mind—as Life Happens.

How to Contact Denise

Website
www.agelessgrace.com
Contact:
info@agelessgrace.com

Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/AgelessGrace/
https://www.youtube.com/user/AgelessGraceProgram
https://www.linkedin.com/company/ageless-grace-tm/

Bio:

Denise has been featured on national television, in a TEDx talk on neuroplasticity, in publications such as American Fitness and at internationally acclaimed facilities such as Canyon Ranch Health and Fitness Resort (Tucson, AZ), The Oaks Spa (Ojai, CA), Rosy’s Little Village (Agistri, Greece), at Chianchiano Terme Spa (Tuscany, Italy, aboard Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines, and at the Pebble Beach Resorts (Pebble Beach, CA).

Inspired by her own spinal challenges and the dramatic ways her parents aged so differently, Denise spent 12 years studying, researching exercise, movement, and neuroscience and leading pilot programs in a top 100 US hospital, in a graduate program in gerontology, and as a graduate of Dr. Sarah McKay’s Neuroscience Academy.

She has taught all ages, body types, and abilities, from seniors to children (who love the 21 tools of Ageless Grace® Denise has also worked extensively with patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and MS, and those using wheelchairs, walkers, and canes.

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Kim Hegwood, born in Bay City, is an Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney based in Houston, Texas. Kim has been a practicing Attorney since she graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1996. After watching her grandparents struggle to maintain their independence as they grew older, trying to navigate the challenges of aging, and deal with the legal, financial, and emotional challenges that our loved ones face in their golden years, Kim dedicated her career to helping families preserve their dignity and protect their assets.