Sometimes, it takes all day …..

Sometimes, it takes all day …..

Have fun with this ‘oldie’ sent to us by Heather Syminton: A A A D D – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. (Just joking!) This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and...
How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 3

How to Archive your Life Story. Pt 3

Keeping archives takes time, space, planning and room. Is there another way to tell your life story? Or parts of it? Family Archivist, Rosalba Finnerty concludes her series and includes tips and suggestions for digital storage from the U.S. Library of Congress. Two...
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...
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...
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...
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