Which medications affect memory?

Which medications affect memory?

A reader writes: ‘Can medication affect memory?’ We asked Dr Allison Lamont, PhD, memory expert, what the research says.    Reader, this is a very interesting question. And the answer is still being explored by researchers. In the past, doctors often...
Your Memory Questions Answered. Part 2

Your Memory Questions Answered. Part 2

Brainfit Coaches and speakers are asked a lot of questions! Dr Allison Lamont continues her series where she answers common queries. (And you can ask your own questions below, too.) 3. Why can’t I remember young people but have no trouble with people my age? I am an...
Is ‘Baby Brain’ real?

Is ‘Baby Brain’ real?

Many women experience a kind of mental fog during pregnancy. Are they imagining it?   A recent Australian study says: NO!   ‘Nappy brain’ or ‘Baby brain’ is real. It’s a genuine, measurable phenomenon. And four our of five women...
Will taking a photograph help you to remember?

Will taking a photograph help you to remember?

Do you come back from holiday with your camera loaded with photographs?  You will remember everything, right? WRONG! Research says that sometimes taking a photograph makes it harder to remember a great view or experience. Why is this? Is it because we give less...
Music: The Medicine of the Mind.

Music: The Medicine of the Mind.

What does music do for your mind? Music optimises learning Helps you retain information better Helps severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories & respond to therapies Helps with Alzheimer’s recall and sharing of memories Helps promote rehabilitation...