Rima Abdulawab – Brainfit® Coach in Christchurch.

In November, Rima Abdulwahab of Christchurch became an Accredited Brainfit® Coach. Here Rima reflects on her course of study: “Everything was very interesting I was believing like many people that forgetfulness is part of getting old but what I studied in this...
Face & Name Practice for all

Face & Name Practice for all

Need practice remembering names?   ‘I never remember names!’ (from audience members – over and over!) Remembering faces and names is a social skill much admired. It’s easy to think that people are ‘born with a good memory – and I...

Risk Factors for Dementia

The Lancet has published the results of research into the modifiable (and non-modifiable) risk factors for dementia. Most of us won’t develop dementia (70,000 people diagnosed in New Zealand from a population of 5 million). And to make the percentage even lower,...
Word Practice for Cognition Test

Word Practice for Cognition Test

Are you nearing 75 or 80? And driving?  I did not do well in the Drs word list memory test!! (from a reader.) Cognitive skills are critical to driving because your brain is required to process so many different pieces of information at once – what you can see...
A Quick Guide to Ear Plugs

A Quick Guide to Ear Plugs

Are you a lover of sleep? Or swimming? Or going to loud concerts? Or hunting and shooting? You might need earplugs. There’s a wide range on the market and can run you from a dollar or two, up to a several hundred dollars. Noise reduction ratings (NRR) vary from 15 to...