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...
Why Breathing Well Matters.

Why Breathing Well Matters.

Did you know? Just by practising some simple breathing techniques you can reduce anxiety and improve your sleep quality? It seems that many of us are ‘shallow breathing’ which means we are using the upper part of our lungs (chest breathing) rather than the lower part...