The ‘Yes, But’ Tactic

The ‘Yes, But’ Tactic

The research is clear. Exercise is a breakthrough medicine. It enhances the health of brains and bodies. It improves neuroplasticity and learning. It helps us delay, avoid or manage many health issues both mental and physical. What’s more, we don’t need research to...
Do Brain Exercises Help with Dementia?

Do Brain Exercises Help with Dementia?

One of our Brain Tuners asked this question and I thought many of you would be interested in Memory Specialist, Dr Allison Lamont’s answer. Today I found out that my friend has dementia. Would it be worthwhile for her to do some ‘brain tuning...
How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 2

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 2

Every household has its treasures. Schoolbooks, clippings, old bills, cards and letters tell the stories of individuals and families. Personal papers and images are symbols of who we are. BUT Which of them should we keep? Which items fill in the details? And which...
A New Twist to the World’s #1 Exercise.

A New Twist to the World’s #1 Exercise.

A simple ‘sit to stand’ is the Number One Exercise for older adults to practise.                 Now try two added extras to this fabulous functional exercise: Take your Sit-to-Stands a bit further: Stand up from a sturdy...
How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 1

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 1

My Mother died a couple of years ago at 96 and was still living in her own home. She and my father emigrated in the 1950s. She had a fine mind and a prodigious memory – still completing the Guardian crossword each week. Masses of papers and their memories came to New...
Wardrobe Edit Winner – Lucie’s Story.

Wardrobe Edit Winner – Lucie’s Story.

Meet our Wardrobe Edit competition winner, Lucie. A wonderful few hours was spent with the competition winner Lucie, sorting through and decluttering her wardrobe with her two beautiful Burmese cats closely overseeing proceedings! The brief was to work through her...
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