Dr Allison Lamont

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Dr. Allison Lamont is Director and clinician at the Auckland Memory Clinic where she tests memory and devises individual programmes for memory remediation. Together with her sister, Gillian Eadie, she co-founded The Memory Foundation to make available information on how to keep your memory sharp and to build brain resilience. This builds a buffer against memory loss during the ageing process. You will find loads of information about your memory on the websites. At The Memory Foundation you can sign up for a FREE memory mini-course, try our online memory games, and find out about memory courses run by the Foundation. You can contact Dr. Lamont at allison@memoryclinic.co.nz

A Song on the Brain by Dr Allison Lamont

Doesn’t it drive you crazy? A tune plays over and over in your head. You didn’t try to remember it. You don’t WANT to remember it, but it goes on….and on….It’s a ‘sticky tune’. Sticky tunes are real (sometimes called ‘earworms’ ugh!) and 90% of people report a sticky tune at least once a week. And …

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What is Brain Fitness? by Allison Lamont

What is Brain Fitness? Increasingly, we hear about brain fitness in the media. So what is it? Brain fitness is not about diagnosis and treatment of brain or memory disorders, or about the latest memory game or herbal supplement. Brain fitness is about how your brain and memory perform for …

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Activity for Brain Health

Activity for Brain Health Dr. Allison Lamont, The Memory Foundation. Recent studies have shown clearly that exercise is vital for on-going brain, and memory, health. There is no longer any doubt that walking, swimming, weight training or whatever takes your fancy has an immensely positive effect on your ageing brain. …

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When I’m 64 (and more!)

Living Village life to the full.   One of the things we know about brain health and memory is that they benefit hugely from us being socially engaged and living a life full of conversation, full of interest, and keeping busy ‘doing’ things. Astonishingly, research studies over the last 20 …

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Friends = Brain Health

We humans are highly social beings. We certainly don’t survive well, let alone thrive, when we are isolated and lonely. Friendships with other people stimulate our brains, and interacting with other people is one of the best kinds of brain exercise you can do!   Research suggests that visiting friends, …

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Put your Feet Up and Enjoy a Fun Game

Are you enjoying the pre-Christmas preparations, or do you find it all too much?  Amongst the demands of special events, preparations, baking, gift purchasing, rich food and all the trappings of the season, it is important to your well-being that you can sit back, relax, and find enjoyment in a …

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My Friend’s has Alzheimer’s Disease

Margaret was upset.   She explained that her best friend, Mary, hadn’t been herself for months. Mary had missed their regular lunches together on more than one occasion, and last week had stopped in the middle of making a cup of tea, totally confused about what she was doing. Eventually, …

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It’s on the Tip of My Tongue

I’m sure you are familiar with those ‘tip-of-the-tongue’ moments! Times when the very word you were just going to use suddenly vanishes into thin air.   Tip-of-the-tongue moments are usually accompanied by a strong sense of ‘knowing that you know it’, you will certainly know the meaning of the word …

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From the desk of Dr. Allison Lamont

Can We Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease?   Perhaps this is one of the most pressing questions as we age? The advances made in brain research over the past few years are starting to provide some answers for us. One of the most promising discoveries has come from the new scanning technologies. …

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Is it Normal Ageing or Alzheimer’s Disease?

I often have the privilege of speaking to groups about memory loss – it’s something that concerns us all. Or people come to the memory clinic because they are forgetting appointments, forever losing their glasses, or going off to the supermarket for milk and coming home with everything but! People …

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