Health & Wellbeing

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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Love is right at any age

Love is right at any age              Last month Valentine’s Day caused the usual flurry among retailers and die-hard romantics alike, while the usual cynics argued the day is commercial nonsense, and refused to buy into the hype. Certainly a resthome is probably the last place one would expect there to …

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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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Tips for having fun and being active for people living with dementia

Staying active and participating in social activities is not only fundamental to slowing down the development of dementia but also a fun way for families and friends to reconnect. Many studies have found activities that engage mental and physical stimulation are invaluable for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms …

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