DR ALLISON LAMONTFind out more about the co-founder of the Memory Foundation and her research into memory
Dr. Allison Lamont’s research has focused primarily on memory concerns that may arise through stress, trauma or age-related memory loss. Her book Age-Related Memory Loss: 20 to 100 years: A Research Study of Healthy Adults examines what happens to memory during the ninth and tenth decades of life. This research challenges the standard assumption that a linear decline in memory inevitably occurs from about 40 years of age. Instead, Allison found startling variations in memory among healthy adults from 20 to 100 years of age. She was also able to identify behaviour and activity that contribute to maintaining a healthy memory throughout a person’s life.
Allison’s ground-breaking research into memory in older, healthy adults has informed research in many parts of the world because of the focus she gave to the precise memory skills needed for independent living into old age. Concerned that most adults start to notice changes in the memory by the late 40s, Allison developed programmes to protect the brain against age-related memory loss, boost brain power, sharpen everyday memory, and to promote a healthy, independent lifestyle.
Allison’s findings have been crucial to the development of the Brainfit® courses, classes and learning materials.
Dr Allison Lamont
PhD (Psych), MA (1st), CPsychol (BPS), NZPsS, APS, ASSBI.
The British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist
Founder of the Auckland Memory Clinic
Clinician – Researcher
Professional Qualifications and Affiliations
- PhD (Psychology)
- M.A. (First Class Honours)
- Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
- The Association of Psychological Science
- New Zealand Psychological Society
- New Zealand Association of Counsellors
- Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
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