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The ‘Yes, But’ Tactic

The ‘Yes, But’ Tactic

The research is clear. Exercise is a breakthrough medicine. It enhances the health of brains and bodies. It improves neuroplasticity and learning. It helps us delay, avoid or manage many health issues both mental and physical. What’s more, we don’t need research to...

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 3

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 3

Keeping archives takes time, space, planning and room. Is there another way to tell your life story? Or parts of it? Family Archivist, Rosalba Finnerty concludes her series and includes tips and suggestions for digital storage from the U.S. Library of Congress. Two...

Do Brain Exercises Help with Dementia?

Do Brain Exercises Help with Dementia?

One of our Brain Tuners asked this question and I thought many of you would be interested in Memory Specialist, Dr Allison Lamont's answer. Today I found out that my friend has dementia. Would it be worthwhile for her to do some 'brain tuning exercises'? I can help...

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 2

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 2

Every household has its treasures. Schoolbooks, clippings, old bills, cards and letters tell the stories of individuals and families. Personal papers and images are symbols of who we are. BUT Which of them should we keep? Which items fill in the details? And which...

A New Twist to the World’s #1 Exercise.

A New Twist to the World’s #1 Exercise.

A simple ‘sit to stand’ is the Number One Exercise for older adults to practise.                 Now try two added extras to this fabulous functional exercise: Take your Sit-to-Stands a bit further: Stand up from a sturdy...

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 1

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 1

My Mother died a couple of years ago at 96 and was still living in her own home. She and my father emigrated in the 1950s. She had a fine mind and a prodigious memory – still completing the Guardian crossword each week. Masses of papers and their memories came to New...

Parts of the Brain & Brain Damage.

Parts of the Brain & Brain Damage.

Your brain is amazing! Find out about some of the main brain areas  - what they do and what happens if that brain part is damaged. Because of the vital importance of memory, we begin with the Hippocampus.   Hippocampus The hippocampus, Latin for seahorse, is...

Wardrobe Edit Winner – Lucie’s Story.

Wardrobe Edit Winner – Lucie’s Story.

Meet our Wardrobe Edit competition winner, Lucie. A wonderful few hours was spent with the competition winner Lucie, sorting through and decluttering her wardrobe with her two beautiful Burmese cats closely overseeing proceedings! The brief was to work through her...

FOCUS Changes Lives. Read Barbara’s Story

FOCUS Changes Lives. Read Barbara’s Story

I have been worried about dementia since my sixties. At 75 I found I was losing keys, couldn’t remember the names of books, authors and people, constantly mislaid things and couldn’t remember places or events. If I was this bad at 75 – what would I be like if I lived...

To Throw or Not to Throw (out!)

To Throw or Not to Throw (out!)

That is the question! Did you have great intentions to declutter? Get mentally prepared for a good clear-out, open the wardrobe, start your ‘keep’, 'donate' or  ‘throw’ piles ..... Only to find your ‘keep’ pile grows exponentially? Let me guess: A desperate cup of tea...

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