March 12 – 17 is Brain Week.
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!
9 Best exercise tips for baby-boomers
Here are some insider tips from personal trainers, coaches and exercise physiologists in the USA.
The pay-off is that physical exercise sharpens your memory by increasing the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain.
Read the full article from AARP
Helen 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.
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.
Looking for a useful gift for yourself or a friend?
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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
Dr. Lamont opens her new Memory Clinic in Christchurch.
Would you like to discuss, one-on-one, a memory issue? Do you have a group wanting to hear more about ways to improve memory?
Contact Dr Lamont by visiting https://memoryclinic.co.nz or through email below.
Read about Gillian Eadie and Allison Lamont in Unlimited Magazine:
This link did not work for some of you last time, so here it is again.
Can you help?
There is so much more we want to do! We have iPhone apps planned and we are currently seeking financial support for this work. If you know of anyone who would be interested in helping us, do please let us know. We’d love to hear from an expert in creating iPhone apps, too. We have such an important message to share with the over-50’s! Contact Gillian at the email below, if you have any suggestions for us.
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
Allison Lamont, PhD (Psych), MA, MAPS