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Take the Brain Tour.

Take the Brain Tour.

From the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) This Brain Tour examines the key functions of the brain then the slide sequence moves into how the brain is affected by Alzheimer's disease. (Note: Alzheimer's disease is one of the pathways to dementia.) Approximately...

Add value to your walk – it’s easy!

Add value to your walk – it’s easy!

Walking is a great exercise. What could be easier and cheaper than lacing up your shoes and stepping out the front door? By incorporating a few extra exercises along the way, you’ll be adding value with some simple strength and balance training you don’t get with...

How to De-Clutter.

How to De-Clutter.

How the sock drawer changed my life  Albert Einstein once said: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk a sign?” Had I lived in Einstein's time, I’d have agreed. But this is NOW! Statistics show we’re now bombarded with more...

Santa Brain Test

Santa Brain Test

Can you control what your brain 'sees'? Find out with this two-minute video: Did you almost FEEL your brain working? It is SO easy to get distracted! Memory changes happen to all of us around the age of 50. It gets harder to focus on what’s important while discarding...

Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants are famous for their Vitamin C content. Our Grandmothers told us that! They are a standby to help us with colds and sniffles. But, did you know that New Zealand-grown blackcurrants are in demand all over the world for research studies? Studies that focus...

Does Pain Affect Memory?

Does Pain Affect Memory?

People with chronic pain can sometimes wonder if they are losing their memory altogether. What is the connection between chronic pain and memory? Dr Lamont tells us that research has found a leading cause: the changes that take place in the hippocampus, a brain area...

Overcome Chronic Pain

Overcome Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a serious problem but is often made worse by misinformation, negative attitudes and beliefs, outdated ideas, negative emotions. It is recognised that chronic pain is often mismanaged, not because we lack adequate treatments, but because of fear and...

Brainy Spiced Nuts

Brainy Spiced Nuts

Makes: 4 cups Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes (Low carbohydrate, Low cholesterol, Low saturated fat, heart healthy, Gluten free) Ingredients 1 pound (500gms) pecan/walnut halves (or mixed nuts) 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons...

Why dietary supplements are suspect.

Why dietary supplements are suspect.

In the USA, supplements aren't held to the same standards as FDA-approved drugs. Evidence indicates that few are effective, many are useless, and others may be harmful. (Article reproduced from Harvard Health, April, 2016) Image: Thinkstock Dietary...

Why do we forget names?

Why do we forget names?

Brain Tuners tell us that their biggest memory let-down is NAMES! Take Ted, for example. My biggest concern is forgetting names.  Sometimes they are names of people I have known for some time although they are not people that are close friends, but still, it's...

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