March is Brain Month.

All over the world, people like you are thinking about the way their brain works and what can be done to guard against memory loss. You’ve already taken important steps in this direction and below we bring you more quick reminders. You’ll find exercise tips, a video about what Alzheimer’s does to the brain, how brain injury affects memory …. and so much more!

Free Brain Awareness Month events in NZ with Neurological Foundation
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Enrol in a Brainfit® for Life class
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Dr. Allison Lamont, PhD (Psychol), MA (Hons), CPsychol (BPS), NZPsS, NZAC, ASSBI, APSHelen asks: Tell me how I can prevent Alzheimer’s.
Helen was exhausted. Not only from caring for her father with AD but also from worry about whether she might get the disease herself. Share Helen’s list with your friends.
Read Dr. Lamont’s advice to Helen.

Can we prevent Alzheimer’s? Recent research says YES!
Read the research

How Alzheimer’s spreads throughout the brain
There are many technical articles written about Alzheimer’s, but this short video is one of the best we have found that explains very simply what happens when the disease occurs. It shows what happens to the different parts of memory.
Watch the video

How do brain Injuries affect memory?
This is a frequently asked question. Here is the link to an excellent Brain Map that tells you about the impact brain injury will have on various areas of the brain.
Brain Map

Looking for a useful gift for yourself or a friend?
Memory Foundation have a number of titles available in hard copy (a book!) or for smartphones, iPad or Kindle
Find a gift

A simple, five-minute, low-impact exercise routine that will keep all of your muscles active.
We’ve repeated this because it proved to be so popular last time. Most of you will be able to do it without looking at the diagrams by now. It works for all ages, all fitness levels and almost all levels of mobility.
Best-ever 5-minute exercise routine

Read about Gillian Eadie and Allison Lamont in NZ Listener:
Stay Sharp for Life

Can you help?
Forwarding this message to other friends will help spread the Healthy Brain message, too. Encourage them to enrol for their free Memory Check.

Don’t forget you can contact us at any time. We are here to help you.

Gillian Eadie
MEd, BA, Dip.Tchg, LTCL, Churchill Fellow, HFNZITP
Allison Lamont, PhD (Psychol), MA (Hons), CPsychol (BPS), NZPsS, NZAC, ASSBI, APS
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