Sharing Life Stories to Connect and Empowe

In 1963, Dr. Robert Butler, founder of the International Longevity Center, wrote: “I was struck some years back by the fact that older people tended to review their life. At that time, whenever people reminisced it was regarded by psychologists and psychiatrists as...

Online Hearing Checks – do they work?

Hearing well is essential for good communication, safety, independence, and memory. Looking for a quick way to check your hearing without leaving the house? An online hearing check could be the first step. Many clinic websites, hearing aid manufacturers and phone apps...

Is Breakfast Important?

By Timi Gustafson, R.D. A good breakfast sets the tone for sound eating habits throughout the day. For the longest time, nutrition experts have emphasized the importance of eating breakfast. But while numerous studies have been conducted on the subject, it has never...

A Guide to Stretching

“Most people know they need to stretch more, but find it burdensome or are not sure what to do,” says Urvashi Chogle, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. Regular stretching becomes especially important as you age....

Tips from Readers

Hundreds of people have been working through the Memory Tune course and one of the Prospective Memory tasks in Session 11 (Remembering to Remember) was to recall, on a particular day, to write a note to Dr Lamont. Nearly everyone remembered!! How did they do it? Here...

Golf Twice a Week is Not Enough!

We asked reader Valerie Martin to share why active ageing is SO important. I was inspired some years ago by seeing a participant in the World Veterans Games held in Auckland.She was from the UK, 94 years old and competing in the 100 metres. She won and received her...

Retirement and Second Chances

By Timi Gustafson, R.D.  I’m officially retired — a fact confirmed by Social Security and AARP newsletters. I have been added to the demographic category of “seniors” and I qualify for discounts I never knew about. There are people in my life who call me “Nana” and...

Gillian Eadie in NZ Herald

(Click blue heading to view news cutting) Herald article Ross Barrett, Writer You’ve forgotten where you left the car keys or whether you turned the iron off before leaving home – both familiar predicaments often referred to as a ‘senior moment’. But Auckland-based...

Memory Tune Winners!

Congratulations! We heard some wonderful stories from readers and it was very difficult to choose our finalists. Thank you to everyone who entered and we look forward to continuing to support you.   And the winners are: Sue Saunders, Whangarei Diane Mills,...

Can you read these faces?

Quickly describe the emotions depicted here …..   Need some help? Line 1: Thinking, Tears of joy, Shush – it’s a secret. Line 2: How awful! Sad and pensive, Happy Line 3: Super happy and hugs, Screaming in fear, Surprised, Oh no! Line 4: Nervous or smiling...
Why can’t I remember young people?

Why can’t I remember young people?

Dr Allison Lamont answers this common common query. I have no trouble with people my own age! Of course, I’m an ‘oldie’ …….. One of the exciting aspects of our wonderful brain is its ability to adapt to the tasks we need it to do. Growing new brain...

Growing Old has its Upsides, too.

By Timi Gustafson, R.D. Old age is no laughing matter. Inevitably, it comes with decline and decay, perhaps disability and loss. On the other hand, there are also opportunities to enjoy one’s later years when they are no longer occupied with goals and ambitions, tasks...
Why can’t I remember young people?

Do The Chasers have Photographic Memory?

Dr Allison Lamont answers this common common query. Do the Quizzers on ‘The Chase’ have photographic memory? We are often amazed by the way the Chasers can answer questions so quickly. We envy their quickness of mind! But is it true that they have a...

In Lockdown – Read Jenny’s Story.

What did I do doing during Lockdown? Dear Gillian On several occasions you have asked for feedback and right now I’m bursting with it! I have just completed working through the Memory Tune Book – and I’ve absolutely loved it!! This wonderful time of lockdown has freed...

Why Should Grandkids Have All the Fun?

Technology is for us, too. We can do it!   As technology is affecting every aspect of our society now, we all need to learn about technology regardless of our age.  The speed of technology development is getting faster and requires continual learning from...