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What is that ringing in my ears?

Do you have constant buzzing or ringing in your ears or head? Tinnitus affects up to 15% of the population. Yet there is a persistent myth that nothing can be done to treat it. Tinnitus is characterised by noises heard in the ear or head, and for a minority of...

Dementia: Can It Be Prevented?

This is exciting news for all of us!   Is it possible to prevent dementia? In 30% of cases, YES! This is the finding of the cohort study carried out by BBHI (Barcelona Brain Health Initiative).   They identified several modifiable risk factors that we can improve for...

Cognition and Memory Quiz.

Are cognition and memory the same? Your cognition is tested when you need to renew your driving licence. Why? Test yourself on these five questions.     1. Cognition is another word for memory. False. Although cognition includes...

Ageing Well Today in New Zealand

"The 85-year-olds of today are the 60-year-olds of 50 years ago.' Professor Ngaire kerse. What a study of 85-year-olds has taught us about ageing well. You can open the link (in blue) to the Radio New Zealand website or play the interview directly from the button...

‘Memory Sisters’ in the News

Did you see this article? Gillian Eadie and Dr. Allison Lamont were featured in the New Zealand Herald recently. The five selected SheEO ventures were described and the Herald photographer spent half an hour or so getting the exact image he wanted. Gillian and Allison...

Are your Hearing Aids Ready for Summer?

Hearing well helps keep us active, independent, involved and healthy. If you have a hearing loss it’s important to wear your hearing aids every day for best benefit and to help your brain get used to the sound and acclimatize. Summer Maintenance Tips: Hearing aids...

Bilateral Asymmetrical Movement Patterns

Wow, what does that mouthful mean? You will be aware that the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body and vice versa. When you make a movement that is not symmetrical i.e. one movement on one side and something completely different on the other,...

What Changes in the Brain with Ageing?

Hormonal changes happen to everyone as the body gets older. And the brain subtly changes over time with them. Scientists are piecing together sections of the giant puzzle and so far, they believe these general changes occur: Brain Mass: Shrinkage in the frontal lobes...

95% in cognitive test – brain-fitness at 80+!

Mike has an amazing story to tell. 80 years old and still achieving way above many half his age! Read how Mike keeps his mind sharp and active. 'I am not academic. I left school at fifteen, as young people raised in country towns did in the 1950's. I have been blessed...

Your Memory Questions Answered. Part 2

Brainfit Coaches and speakers are asked a lot of questions! Dr Allison Lamont continues her series where she answers common queries. (And you can ask your own questions below, too.) 3. Why can’t I remember young people but have no trouble with people my age? I am an...

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