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Beat Alzheimer’s with Brain Training.

Here's the best news for Baby Boomers this year! Latest US Study Finds Brain Training Linked to Decreased Risk of Alzheimer’s. Have you ever worried, like me, that someday you might suffer from Alzheimer's? Recently, my sister Allison and I nursed our lovely mother,...

New Brain Science Shows Taxi Drivers Have Bigger Brains.

Who hasn’t been trapped in a cab and forced to listen to the unfiltered opinions of a taxi driver as you simply try to make your way home from the airport?  I’m sure you weren't pondering the size of the cabbie’s brain as he “entertained” you with his opinions on the...

Reduce Earthquake Stress.

Earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunami - what's happening to the world? And all of these disasters have left heartbreak in their wake. Dr. Lamont (co-founder of Memory Foundation) lived in Christchurch and as a counsellor and in her Memory Clinic she worked with many very...

Forget Me Not!

So there I was, sitting in the courtyard of a lovely little restaurant, enjoying the late summer sun, and the last mouthful of heavenly Chardonnay, when I heard my husband calling my name from the counter, where he was paying the bill. Something in his voice didn’t...

Honey, I lost the CAR!

I frantically dialled his mobile. "Help me! I can't find the car!!" I wasn't expecting to hear, "Well, what do you expect me to do about it?! I expected directions, a calm voice giving me some clues ....... isn't that what husbands are for? Is this your worst...

Live to 100 and think like a 50 year old!

This is not just crazy talk - I've seen bright, alert 100 year-olds who are still working! And here they are. Take a look at these lovely friends - bright eyes, alert minds, lots of laughs and knowing just how to get tourists on side. What's their secret? This is what...

Twitter Puzzle Answers

Challenge your brain and improve your working memory! Have you already tried these brainteasers on Twitter? If not, try them now before looking up the answers! 1. The words below are all anagrams of other words, the initial letters of which form an anagram of another...

It’s a Mental Block – My Mind’s Gone Blank

Don’t you hate that? You are in the middle of a sales presentation, or telling a funny story and suddenly, you can’t think of what comes next! Try as you might, the mind’s gone blank and you have no idea how to finish. It happened to me in a very public way many years...

Stressed Out? Look After Your Brain.

For weeks you've been cramming for this exam and you got up early this morning to make sure that you had remembered everything. A lot hangs on this test – your promotion, for one. You can feel the tension rising but say to yourself, “It’s just exam nerves – it’s good...

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