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Good sleep: The fountain of youth?

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – No one fell asleep June 27, during the presentation titled “Good Sleep: The fountain of Youth?” at Jack Graham Hall in Bristol. With an emphasis on the changes to sleep that come with aging, Dr. Stuart Fogel of Clarendon explained how sleep is essential for healthy brain function, the many things that can interfere with getting a “good” sleep, strategies for improvement when needed, as well as suggestions for resources for further help and information.

Dr. Fogel is a cognitive neuroscientist and Director of Sleep Neuroscience at The Royal’s Institute for Mental Health Research (IMHR), affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He is also a professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Psychology, and a member of the University’s Brain and Mind Research Institute. His internationally recognized research focuses on the function of sleep in learning, memory and cognition.

The presentation was organized by the Healthy Living Committee for Seniors in Bristol in collaboration with Les Amis du Pontiac, with support from Bristol Municipality and funding from the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program. Since 2022, the Bristol Healthy Living Committee has held a number of workshops and presentations as well as purchased various equipment for the benefit of seniors. More events are planned for this year.

Photo – Dr. Stuart Fogel gives a presentation on good sleep, June 27, at Jack Graham Hall in Bristol. (DP)