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Do Memory Games Work?

Do Memory Games Work?

Did you know that 67% of New Zealanders play video games?48% of video game players are female.43% of people aged 65 and over play video games.Memory Foundation games featured in the 2015 Digital New Zealand study and some surprising results were discovered. Watch the...

Winning Questions for Gillian

Winning Questions for Gillian

Thanks to everyone who sent in a question for Gillian. Here are the Top 10! A special congratulations to Esme who is the winner of a copy of the 7 Day Brain Boost Plan for her question. Click on each question to see Gillian's answer (and Dr Allison Lamont, of course!)...

Kris Tynan Tips for Balance & Meditation

Kris Tynan Tips for Balance & Meditation

Bare feet for better balance How good are you at balancing when you close your eyes? If this is difficult for you will be relying heavily on the visual component of balance which works hand in hand with both the vestibular (inner ear) and proprioceptive (awareness of...

Anna has Alzheimer’s. How Can I Help?

Anna has Alzheimer’s. How Can I Help?

Jenny was upset. Something wasn’t right, she just knew. Her best friend had missed their regular lunch date again and yesterday stopped in the middle of making a cup of tea, totally confused about what she was doing. Then the news came – Anna has Alzheimer’s disease....

Your Brain Needs Exercise? But How Much?

Your Brain Needs Exercise? But How Much?

'Your brain needs exercise - two kinds." Memory Foundation talks with Dr Jian Guan about her research into exercise and how - and why - it helps to slow brain ageing. Brain ageing has four main causes and here Dr Jian Guan talks about one of them - exercise - and the...

Exercise Challenge: Crawl like a Baby!

Exercise Challenge: Crawl like a Baby!

So you thought you’d left crawling behind long along? Think again! Crawling recruits more muscles and facilitates greater brain function than you probably realise. It works on contralateral movements (opposite sides) and forms the foundation for our walking and...

What happens to memory when you are asleep?

What happens to memory when you are asleep?

You know sleep is important But Did you know just HOW important it is? Your long-term memory is consolidated when you sleep. An international team of neuroscientists, including Mathilde Bonnefond and Til Ole Bergmann specialists in research on waves of brain activity...

6 Surprising Benefits of Walking

6 Surprising Benefits of Walking

You already know that any physical activity, including walking, is great for your overall health. (That's a gentle walk, 20 minutes a day, we are usually talking about.) But did you know that walking is the new 'wonder drug'!! (Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the...

Sugar-free – and Happy!

Sugar-free – and Happy!

My journey started last century, when as a young lad in my 20’s and flatting, I made my first Muesli. The interest in good food gained momentum in the 1970s when my wife and I started experimenting with diet to see what effect it had on running marathons.   The quest...

Exercise Challenge: Clockface Lunge For Better Balance

Exercise Challenge: Clockface Lunge For Better Balance

Imagine you are stepping out onto the road and a cyclist or car suddenly appears in front of you. You need to have the balance and power to step back quickly to avoid a collision and this great little exercise will help with exactly this situation.   How To Do the...

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