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...
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...
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...
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...
FOCUS Changes Lives. Read Barbara’s Story

FOCUS Changes Lives. Read Barbara’s Story

I have been worried about dementia since my sixties. At 75 I found I was losing keys, couldn’t remember the names of books, authors and people, constantly mislaid things and couldn’t remember places or events. If I was this bad at 75 – what would I be like if I lived...
Simplify – Dressing-Room Rule of Three.

Simplify – Dressing-Room Rule of Three.

Does this sound familiar?  You’re in a clothing store dressing room. “It was made for you!” assures the over-enthusiastic sales assistant. Bright down-lights beam directly from above, full-length mirrors reflect your semi-naked self (often avoided by many of us) and...