Internet Acronyms Test

How many of these do you know? Texts and the internet are awash with acronyms (an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word). Understanding them is just like learning a new language. And meanings continue to change all the...

How to bring back a memory.

Some Tips from Harvard Health Details of significant experiences from decades ago may still be available if you can coax them out of your memory. Sometimes memories of certain experiences remain crystal clear for life, like the moment you said “I do,” or...

New Year – new helpful habits.

Happy New Year! How did your New Year resolutions go? Like most of us, were your good intentions short-lived? Why is that? What does your brain need to do to turn a resolution into a new habit? First, we have to interrupt the brain’s autopilot. Yes, your brain...

Why ‘Brainfit for Life’ Classes Work.

Research Study Actual, sustained practice–not mere knowledge–is needed to harness neuroplasticity and improve cognition over time September 14, 2020 (reported by  SharpBrains) Lifestyle improvements may lessen cognitive decline (Wiley): ” … 19 individuals older than...
Is there a BEST exercise?

Is there a BEST exercise?

A Reader Asks Kris:  Is there a best exercise I can do? As an exercise professional specialising in appropriate exercise for older adults, I am frequently asked this question. Unfortunately people tend not to like my answer as it goes along the lines of: “Well, if you...
How to remove a ‘bad’ memory.

How to remove a ‘bad’ memory.

Do you keep remembering a nasty or hurtful remark someone has made to you?  Or about you? And it is playing in your mind over and over again. That’s when memory isn’t working well for you. What can be done? We asked Dr Allison Lamont, PhD, memory expert,...