Strategies to Boost Brain Health

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Key Questions
  • Does the average person take good care of their brain?
  • How much brain health results from genetics versus lifestyle choices?
  • Can we take steps toward improving brain health at any age?
  • How do we prioritize brain health focus even while managing chronic health conditions?
  • What are 10 top-recommended tips for achieving optimal brain health?
  • What is the connection between sleep and brain health?
  • How do movement and exercise help rejuvenate the brain and what are realistic ways to obtain these benefits even while managing migraine?
  • What impact does stress have on us and what simple strategies can we use to limit its effects on our health?
  • How can we eat in ways that support optimal brain health?
  • How does dehydration affect cognitive performance?
  • What considerations do those living with migraine need to have regarding caffeine and alcohol?
  • How is social connection relevant to health and well-being?
  • What does the pursuit of lifelong learning do for brain health?
  • Why is engaging the brain daily in new ways important?
  • What are some strategies we can use to effectively “work out” our brains daily?
  • Is meditation an effective tool in optimizing brain health?
  • What impact does chronic pain have on the brain?
  • Is migraine a risk factor for the development of dementia?
  • Do migraine medications carry risks of short- or long-term cognitive impairment?
  • Is cognitive decline inevitable with aging? How can a decline be avoided through the development of a “cognitive reserve”?
  • How can people access screening for memory impairments?
Interview Notes

Find more about Krystal L. Culler, DBH, MA and her work here:

Treatments Mentioned
  • Brain “workouts”
  • Diet
  • Hydration
  • Lifelong learning
  • Meditation
  • Self-care
  • Sleep
  • Social connection

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Krystal L. Culler, DBH, MA

Founder & Creative Director
Virtual Brain Health Center

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