10 Tips for Learning Something New

10 Tips for Learning Something New

Lifelong learning matters whatever our age may be. Learning something new takes courage and determination. Here are 10 tips to help you on your way. 1. There are many ways to learn – not just one. The best way to learn depends on what you are trying to learn. If...
Hail to the Ankle!

Hail to the Ankle!

Have you ever sprained your ankle?  And hobbled around for a few days? Then you know how essential a healthy ankle is to your ability to move. Your ankle maintains your centre of gravity, which constantly changes as you move. In order to stay upright, your...
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...
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...
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...
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