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Dr. Stephen Hawking: Power of the Mind.

Dr. Stephen Hawking: Power of the Mind.

Last month, the renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking, passed away at the age of 76 from a crippling motor neuron disease that was expected to have killed him more than fifty years earlier. "At the time [of diagnosis], I thought my life was over and that I...

Does Rosemary Really Help you Remember?

Does Rosemary Really Help you Remember?

Want a quick tip for boosting your memory? Try the smell of rosemary! Research shows that rosemary essential oil aids memory in various ways: long-term memory - remembering things that have happened working memory - assisting our ability to do mental arithmetic...

Do you remember when …?

Do you remember when …?

Why do we remember certain dates so well? Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news of: The Wahine disaster. It's the 50th anniversary this year of that tragic event in New Zealand’s history. (Picture: Wikipedia) Or when man landed...

How Silence will Boost your Brain.

How Silence will Boost your Brain.

The research results are in! When it comes to helping the brain, silence really is golden! That's the kind of silence where there is no sound - just mindfulness. As attributed to the philosopher, Pythagoras: “Listen and you will be wise; the beginning of wisdom is...

Is being ‘Mindful’ a Fad?

Is being ‘Mindful’ a Fad?

Remember when meditation was viewed with mild suspicion? Slightly ‘left of centre’? And for hippy types from the 60s? All that has changed.   Research now confirms what wisdom traditions have known all along: Meditation is good for your brain, body and emotional...

Osteoporosis – the Silent Disease

Osteoporosis – the Silent Disease

Did you know? After the age of 50 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men in NZ will suffer a fracture? These alarming statistics are due to the nature of osteoporotic bones that quite literally become brittle and fracture very easily sometimes following a seemingly minor...

Where do New Ideas Come From?

Where do New Ideas Come From?

Your brain LOVES creativity! If you are already thinking It’s not for me! Now may be the time to reconsider. “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” Dr. Seuss. Not only is creativity fun, medical...

Sitting is the new Smoking!

Sitting is the new Smoking!

Sadly, 'sitting is the new smoking' may well be the case as emerging research alarmingly suggests that prolonged sitting can be as bad for our health as smoking. (See the poster sitting-facts) Here are 3 compelling reasons from Kris to take regular breaks: Your...

“I’m 67 & I want to keep on working.”

“I’m 67 & I want to keep on working.”

"I’m 67, still working full-time and need to continue working for at least the next three years. I’m concerned that, unless I write things down, I'll forget what I’ve promised to do."  Sound familiar? It certainly is to people who write to us at the Memory Foundation!...

Where Do Those Words Go?

Where Do Those Words Go?

Does this sound like you? What's happening to my memory? I reasonably often forget the names of people that I know perfectly well.  Or I can't think of the word that I want to use.  I'm 67. If so, you are not alone in experiencing these very annoying memory lapses!  ...

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